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December 2017

Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
We have been planning this packed weekend for a long time! It has been a festive week watching the Manor transformed into a beautiful Christmas home, seeing the tents go up for the Christkindlmarkt vendors on the grounds, observing the greenhouse as it comes back to life for the market, and taking in the lights, sounds and movement in the Boar's Head Festival rehearsals. As you look forward to a renewed celebration of Christ's birth, we wish you a blessed holiday and invite you to stop by the campus if you're in Ann Arbor! 
In His Service,
Laura Thomas
Director of Donor Relations
40th Annual Boar's Head Festival Performances, 
"A Manor Christmas" Historic Earhart Manor Tours
& Christkindlmarkt

Pack your family and friends in the car and come to campus this weekend for A Manor Christmas! The historic Earhart Manor will be alive with creative holiday room designs by local decorators and florists. Entertainment from choirs to strings and brass to keyboards will fill the air. Children will find all kinds of arts and crafts and take their own holiday decorations home. There will be food and vendors selling Christmas and gift wares at the outdoor Christkindlmarkt. Costumed folk will greet you and might sing for you, too! If you stay long enough, you may get a peak and maybe a seat (tickets available at the Kreft Center box office) at the Boar's Head Festival. Visit the website for more information about this weekend's events. 
A Milestone Year for the CUAA Football Program
This year was turnkey for the CUAA football program. After seven years of fielding a team and four years of putting numbers in the win column, the program achieved another first by making the first round of the NAIA Football Championship Series. Read more here about the playoff game against Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia and the team's road to the finals.  
New Service Model for Seamless Customer Service for Students
Concordia leadership is committed to providing a better experience in all aspects of serving students. After careful research and planning for the new service model, Dr. William Cario has been named Provost and Chief Academic Officer for both campuses and will oversee three Vice Provosts.  For an insider's look, please visit the website. 
Concordia Wind & String Ensemble and Concordia Choir Tours
Stay tuned for additional information about 2018 CUAA music tours - the Concordia Choir plans to tour near Toronto, Canada during spring break (March 12-16, 2018) and the Concordia Wind and String Ensemble will head to Chicago March 28-April 1 with performances along the way and an Easter evening concert at Chicago Symphony Center.  
If you are interested in hosting either group at your church or organization, please contact Judy Wuckert at (734) 995-7438.
Hey Class of 1968 ~ Have you received your Save-the-date postcard?
The CLJC Class of 1968 50th Reunion save-the-date postcards should be in mailboxes by now. Class festivities will take place on May 19-20, 2018. For additional information and to volunteer, email CUAA Alumni Director Laura Thomas or call her at (734) 995-7318.
Is Concordia in Your Year-End Plans?  
As the year comes to a close, we are grateful for your involvement in the continuing mission and needs of current students, faculty and programs. If you are considering a year-end gift to support Concordia students, please visit the website to learn more about ways to make a gift that fulfills your needs and goals.
* Save the Date*

67th Annual Concordia Invitational Tournament

Friday, January 26 - Saturday, January 27, 2018
Concordia University Wisconsin

CUAA University Report 
Each year, the university reviews key numbers and accomplishments and prepares a report for its stakeholders. As a valued alumnus, we hope that you will read through the report and share feedback with us at .

Please visit the website for the full report.  
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And he who was seated on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new."  Also he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."  Revelation 21:5
Laura Thomas, Director of Donor and Alumni Relations
4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105 | 734.995.7318