December 2020
"No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
- Matthew 5:15
This year, perhaps more than ever, we have demonstrated that we are stronger together, especially when we build each other up! This is a season of profound joy, gratitude for the gift of our Lord, and light. Have you found your light this season?

As we celebrate the coming of Jesus and are reminded that He is the Light of the world, we note that we are called to share our light with others. What does that look like to you? How will you share your light with others?

Will you ....
  • drop off cookies for neighbors or friends to remind them that, even though you are physically apart, they are in your hearts?
  • shovel the walks of your elderly or compromised neighbors and friends?
  • help out those who are ill with COVID (or any other sickness) by offering to pick up groceries and medicines?
  • call or Zoom with those who are especially lonely this Christmas season? Your smiles, conversations, and laughter might be the medicine they need.
  • remember to pray, especially for others and with others?
  • make a donation to an organization that helps transform lives?

The possibilities to shine your light are endless! Even, quite literally, adding Christmas lights to your yard and home brings warmth and joy to others. Each of these honors the Lord and His light.

Here at Concordia University, we want you to know that you have brought us much light -- in the many ways you live out our mission. Thank you for your support, love, and prayers. YOU are our legacy. Let your light shine!

May you and your loved ones find and share your light this Christmas and always!
Thank you for your support of Living Grace
Living Grace was founded 25 years ago at Concordia University Wisconsin to provide Christian growth and fellowship opportunities for women and support them in their spiritual walk. Events are held each fall and spring. Those who attend and financially support Living Grace ensure its future, and for that we are grateful. Thank you!

If you would like to know about future Living Grace events, please contact Michelle Buss.

To see this year's Advent Living Grace booklet, which contains fun activities and even a Christmas cookie recipe, click here.

The above bookmarks were distributed with the Advent mailing. Click here to print them off to color or use as is in your Bible or any book. May these visual pieces inspire your faith. Merry Christmas!
Virtual commencement to feature special guest speaker
Today at 1:30 pm
Graduates, alumni, family, friends, and supporters are invited to tune in this afternoon to CUW’s Virtual 2020 Commencement, celebrating our May and December grads. The event will also feature two-time national champion, Heisman Trophy winner, and current ESPN analyst Tim Tebow. No RSVP is needed. Following the Dec. 12 premiere, a recording will remain available for a period for on-demand viewing. To learn more, click here.
In case you missed it!
Christmas at Concordia
now on demand
Enjoy the sounds of the season with
Christmas at Concordia by watching
this pre-recorded event available throughout December.
Join us: Christian Planned Giving Virtual Workshop
January 11
Concordia University has gathered a team of experts in the field of Christian planned giving to help you prepare for the most important stewardship decisions that you will ever make. Please join us for this free event. Click here to learn more.
2020 Distinguished Alumni award recipient
Join us in congratulating Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Ken Gaschk, who received his award earlier this month during Chapel. Click here to read all about Ken and the many ways he serves as a true Concordian.
100 percent of CUW’s 2020 PAs pass their PANCE
How many PA alumni do we have out there? You should be proud! Since the first cohort in 2015, 100 percent of Concordia PA graduates have successfully passed the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE). And this year, they've done it again! Congrats, CUW Physician Assistant Studies Program! Read more here.
New online degree program for those who want to teach
Are you looking for a career change? Want to have a career that is rewarding and directly impacts the future? Or maybe you want to put your Concordia degree to an even better use? Then the new Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with Secondary Teacher Certification is for you! This program, which is based out of our campus in Ann Arbor, is completely online.
  • Take your existing bachelor's degree in any field and earn a master's degree and secondary (grades 6-12) teaching certification at the same time.
  • Classes are offered exclusively online in 8-week semesters and admission is rolling so you can apply any time. The next semester starts January 4, 2021.
  • Earn certification in English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Spanish.
  • Opportunities exist to begin working in a school immediately upon enrollment in the program.
  • Scholarships available for all alumni!
  • For more information check out the website.
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Now seeking volunteers
Attention, Class of 1971. We are currently planning your reunion and need your help. We are looking for some volunteers to serve on the planning committee and help us reach out to your classmates. Please contact us at or via telephone at 262.243.2008.
Opportunities to Participate!
Save the date
March 1, 2021
A university-wide day of giving,
friendly competition, and various
opportunities to DOUBLE your support!
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Michelle "Mickie" Wagner
Senior Director of Alumni Relations
12800 N Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097