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December 2018

Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
The beauty of the Boar's Head Festival and the bustle of A Manor Christmas activities made this a successful and impactful weekend. We had full houses for each of the performances and a steady stream of people taking Manor tours and enjoying the vendors, food, and entertainment on the Manor grounds. God has opened doors for Concordia and we are continually blessed by His abundant love and provision as we reach out to welcome you back for fellowship and invite others to get to know us. As we conclude 2018, make your New Year's resolution to support your alma mater through prayer, student referrals, career/intern referrals, and gifts of support.

In His Service,
Laura Thomas
Director of Donor and Alumni Relations
Nearly 60 Grads to Walk Across Stage and Become New Alumni
December 9, 2 pm

As the semester begins to wind down and students prepare for final exams, our graduating seniors are gearing up for the next life chapter. The December commencement ceremony will take place 
Save the Date: Class of 1969 50th Reunion to Take Place in May 2019
May 18-19, 2019

Plans are underway to celebrate the CLJC Class of 1969 50-year anniversary during
CUAA's commencement weekend on campus May 18-19, 2019. We need your help to make the weekend a success! Email or call Holly at (734) 995-4809 to let us know that you plan to attend and to hear about volunteering. S tay tuned for more information.
Annual CIT to Take Place January on Campus
January 25-26

The longest running basketball tournament in the country will take place at CUAA January 25-26.  The Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT) features both men's and women's basketball teams from the Concordias in Mequon, WI (Wisconsin), River Forest, IL (Chicago), and Seward, NE (Nebraska) along with the host team, CUAA.  The tournament rotates every year to a different Concordia location making it a highlight of the athletic year for not only the school that's hosting, but the other Concordia schools participating, and the fans who travel to support their teams. Click here for a schedule, more information, and to purchase tickets. The CIT 2018 All Concordia Reception will be on Saturday, January 26, 2018 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Manor.  Golf cart service will be available between the CUAA Fieldhouse and the Manor. 
Alpha Class of Nursing Students to Graduate this Month

Congratulations to the first graduating class from our School of Nursing. They will walk across the stage December 9. The Alpha class has been immersed in a curriculum that includes between 90 minutes and 3.5 hours of simulation per week since classes began in fall 2016. With six, 15-week semesters, they'll be walking across the stage with hundreds of hours of simulated hands-on, engaged learning already under their belts. To learn more, click here.

Mark Your Calendar for the Hamlet Project 
February 8-17

Please join us for the Hamlet Project, a two-hour contemporary dress version of Hamlet, sponsored by the Kreft Arts Program in collaboration with the Experimental Performing Arts Association. Featuring professional actors together with advanced theatre students, it will run February 8-17, 2019. Contact CUAA Director of Theatre Gerard Dzuiblinski at or (734)995-7382 for information or to make a reservation.
Concordia Football Takes Season to the Championship Series
Concordia football traveled to Atchison, Kansas, to face off against the Benedictine Ravens in the quarterfinals of the  NAIA  Football Championship Series. The No. 13-ranked Cardinals entered the game 10-2 overall after defeating No. 4 Reinhardt 31-21 in the first round. No. 7 Benedictine came in with an 11-1 record on the year, earning a spot in the quarterfinals after a 48-41 double-overtime win over University of the Cumberlands.  The Ravens turned in a big first half performance leading 37-0 after 30 minutes of play. Despite a second  half comeback effort from the Cardinals, they would eventually fall 54-38. Click here to read more.
* Save the Date*
Graduate students celebrate their graduation
Fall Commencement
Sunday, December 9
2 p.m. Commencement 
CUAA Campus

January 25-26

Saturday, February 9
CUAA Kreft Recital Hall

Wednesday, February 13 
6:15 to 7:30 pm
Location: TBD

Thursday, February 28 
8 am to 3 pm

Saturday, March 9, 3:30 to 5 pm, Concert 
CUAA Black Box Theater

CUAA Campus

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2018-19 Academic Theme - More than Conquerors
.... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

-- Romans 8:31-39
Laura Thomas, Director of Donor and Alumni Relations
4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105 | 734.995.7318