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September 2019

"...One thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."
--  Philippians 3:13-14
Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
 
This time of year on campus is wonderful! Do you remember your first year at Concordia? The air is filled with intention, hope, and excitement as students fill the halls and our beautiful campus. The air starts to cool as the angle of the sun seems to shift in the sky. As we press forward to what lies ahead, we remember that all we do is for Christ's glory. All of our blessings are from Him. And so we thank Jesus for the blessing of our Concordia family -- students, faculty, staff, parents, donors, friends, and especially our alumni, who live out Concordia's mission in the Church and the world. We are grateful to you, for all that you give back and pay forward in your communities and to others, including our students. 

May you have a wonderful and fruitful season as summer winds down and we prepare for fall. Blessings to you all.
250 Concordians spread throughout the city for annual Day of Service

Do you remember your annual Day of Service? How did it make you feel? On Saturday, August 24, our students and staff joined together to serve 11 organizations throughout Ann Arbor and YpsilantiHabitat for HumanityNatural Area Preservation, Mentor2Youth, Reuse CenterShelter Association of Washtenaw CountyGlacier Hills Senior Living CommunityMeals on WheelsAvalon HousingCenter for Independent LivingNorth Star Reach, and making fleece blankets for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. To read more, click here.
 
You are invited for a special homecoming celebration, service event
October 4-5

The Concordia University Athletic Department invites alumni, parents, family, and friends for a special homecoming celebration from 7 to 10 pm, October 4, at the  Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. The cost is  $10 and includes heavy appetizers, beer, wine, and other beverages. "The Cardinals Homecoming Celebration is a way for us to bring together all of the people that make Concordia Athletics what it is today. We hope to see you there as the Concordia family gathers to celebrate Cardinal Athletics and look forward to the future," said Lonnie Pries, director of athletics. To register for this event, click here  

On  Saturday, October 5, alumni and their guests are invited to participate in the Alumni Servant Event at 9:30 in the Earhart Manor. We will tie fleece blankets to be given to young patients in our area children's hospitals. Current Concordia students will also join us for this fun and easy project. To check out all of the homecoming activities, click here.
Halsell, Chappuis, and Burns-Ross join CUAA faculty in 2019

With the 2019-20 academic year freshly underway, Concordia University Ann Arbor continues to welcome its new Concordians to campus, including three faculty members. These individuals a dd to an already impressive slate of faculty experts who serve Concordia students on campus and online, through traditional undergraduate and master's-level programs. To read more about them, please click here.

Going to be In the area? Stop by for a tour of our School of Nursing!


Our state-of-the-art Concordia Nursing Skills Lab utilizes practicing nurses to relay their knowledge and expertise, firsthand, in a collaborative setting. Students learn basic skills while nurturing the mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.  Contact Linda Sproul to set up a tour by calling her at 734-995-7491, or sending her an email. To learn more about the School of Nursing, click here.
Please take note: Clergy on Campus has been cancelled

Thank you for your interest in our Clergy on Campus event on September 24. An unexpected scheduling conflict arose recently with our university leadership. Rather than short-change your experience, we made the decision to cancel this year's event. We're disappointed to miss an opportunity to connect with you, but please know that you are welcome on campus any time! Please keep an eye out for future opportunities to connect with Concordia through the Clergy Connect newsletter. Click here to subscribe.


The CUAA Kreft Art Gallery presents 'Textures of Detroit'
Through October 23

The Kreft Art Gallery has welcomed the artistic creations of six artists contributing to our fall show "Textures of Detroit," on display through October 23. The textures and colors of the show, which includes a wide range of mediums, present a rich sampling of the intensity of the Detroit arts. The curator, Ann Smith, is a graduate of College for Creative Studies, with studio space in an old stamping plant in Highland Park. For more information, click here.
Williams-Contreras brings love for theater to role as CUAA's new director

Amanda Williams-Contreras has taken on the role of  director for Concordia University Ann Arbor's theater program, sharing her love for the arts with the Concordia community.  Williams-Contreras, a native to the Ann Arbor area, joins the staff with a bachelor's in music (vocal performance) from Eastern Michigan University (2016) and a master's in music (vocal performance) from Bowling Green State University (2018).
In her role as director, she will lead and direct Concordia's fall play and the spring musical along with teaching a variety of theater courses. To read more, click here.
Join us in Saginaw for Concordia night at one of the local high schools
September 20

Join us for Concordia night at Valley Lutheran High School Friday, September 20, 6 pm, prior to the game where our marching band will perform. Pick up your wristband at the Saginaw event for complimentary admission ´╗┐and pre-game tailgate food with fellow CUAA alumni and friends. Click here to register and for more information.
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Naomi Stephens on Campus
September 25
CUAA Campus, Earhart Manor living room

September 29
CUAA Campus, Chapel of the Holy Trinity

October 5
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October 10-13
Kreft Center Black Box Theater
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