April 2020
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
- Philippians 4:8
The pandemic has changed the way we live our daily lives, where we go, and how we stay connected. We have had to rethink many things, from how we do our grocery shopping to how we will celebrate Easter. So many changes in such a short period of time. It's enough to bring out our anxieties and stress.

But, we must remind ourselves that one thing is true and constant in our lives. Jesus. He will love us no matter what we think or do. He is always with us and will never leave us. The depths of His love are unfathomable. The pain and suffering He endured for us exemplifies His love. God raised Him from the dead, showing us that there is life after death for those who believe.

Easter is a time to rejoice! Amid the bad news reports and depressing social media posts, we must fix our eyes on Easter. We must focus on God's love and promises. We must look up at the Lord, and not down at what the world throws into our lives.

As we celebrate Easter together (while we are apart), let us remember the love of the Lord and honor and celebrate Him by loving others.

God bless you with His everlasting love. Have a wonderful Easter.
CUW uses resources in pandemic
CUW is doing our part to help out during this crisis. With the largest 3D printing capacity of any nonprofit in the state of Wisconsin, our university has sprung into action to fill the production gap of one of the most necessary medical supplies for professionals combating the novel coronavirus. Read more about it   here .
Student loan help during the pandemic
We wanted to share this important update related to student loans based on the CARES Act bill passed by Congress on March 27, 2020.
Congress has enacted protections for borrowers with federally-held student loans for the time period from March 13 to September 30, 2020. During this time, payments to federally-held student loans will be automatically suspended, and no interest will accrue during this time. This does not apply to privately held student loans.
What do I have to do?
Nothing. Your loan payments will be automatically suspended for any federally-held student loans. Please be aware that many loan servicers are struggling to incorporate these changes, but they will be made and will be retroactive to March 13, 2020.
Can I still make payments?
Yes. Payments you make during this time will be applied to any outstanding interest that accrued before March 13, and the remainder will go toward your principal.
How does this affect PSLF?
If you are pursuing Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), you will not have to
make payments to your federal student loans from March 13 to September 30, 2020. During this automatic payment suspension for federal loans, your $0 payments will count as qualifying payments towards your PSLF progress, as long as you continue to meet all other PSLF requirements during this time (for example: full-time employment with a qualifying employer).
If you would like more information on student loan news, consult your loan servicer website.
How you can help
Our friends and alumni have asked, "How can we help during this crisis?" We have made the decision to compensate students who, because of the need to leave campus housing, have paid for services that we cannot provide during this pandemic. This decision, which is absolutely the right thing to do for our students and their families, is creating a negative financial impact of well over $2 million for Concordia. If your personal circumstances allow, we humbly ask for your support to help us bridge the gap. Please click here to read the letter from our president.
CUW’s devotional thoughts in the midst of COVID-19
E ven in the midst of COVID-19, we are united by Christ's love and redemption for us all. Please click here to take a listen to devotionals from our Campus Ministry staff.
Tips for working from home
Dr. Suzanne M. Siegle, dean of the Haab School of Business on our Ann Arbor campus, recently created a mini-course on remote work and telecommuting success for entrepreneurs, business owners, and telecommuting professionals. The course talks about some of the challenges people face with remote work. She has made this mini course available to you 100% FREE, as there is no better time than RIGHT NOW for this series. Click here .
Class of 1970 50th reunion
to be rescheduled
October 23-24
Due to the pandemic, the Class of 1970 reunion committee has decided to postpone their 50th reunion to October. Please watch future newsletters and other communications for more information.
What Zoom style fits you?
The concept of online meetings and learning is not a new phenomenon, but because of the coronavirus outbreak, it has become the safest practice for many of us who now find ourselves working at home. Like many other institutions, Concordia University prefers Zoom video conferencing. So while you could say "everybody’s doing it," we wanted to show how we all Zoom a little differently. Click   here  to read this fun blog (which appears on our Ann Arbor campus website) and to discover which style fits you best.
This style is called Dog Distraction
Please stay connected
During these strange times, we want you to know that you are not alone. Of course the Lord is always with you. Know that you can also stay connected to fellow alumni and Concordia through our alumni platform called CUW Connect. If you are already a member, don't forget to jump on every once and awhile. If you are not a member, it is free and easy to join. Just click the button to the right.
Opportunities to Participate!
Due to the uncertainty brought to us by the coronavirus, please stay tuned to our event listing on the   CUW website   for updates regarding upcoming events.
Stay Connected
Michelle "Mickie" Wagner
Senior Director of Alumni Relations
12800 N Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097