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July 2017
Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
Happy New Year!  July 1st officially begins our new academic year and another opportunity to develop new and returning students for service to Christ in the Church and the world.  This year's academic theme, always chosen by representatives of the student body, is "All Things New" based on Revelation 21:5.  Look for the full verse at the bottom of every newsletter and every email signature line from me.  We display it on a banner in the chapel and talk about in devotions, chapel, classrooms, mission trips, athletic events and all places where we use God's word to proclaim our faith.  He is able to make all things new!
In His Service,
Laura Thomas
Director of Donor Relations
TinCaps Baseball, Concordia and Apple Pie?
Concordia University Ann Arbor and Concordia University Wisconsin are hosting a joint Alumni and Friends evening at the TinCaps Baseball game in Ft. Wayne, IN on Thursday, August 31st.  We'd love to meet you if we haven't yet and we'd love to greet you if we have!  Gates open at 5:35 p.m., first pitch is 7:05 p.m. and fireworks follow the game. Buffet included.  If you are interested, register here and watch the alumni website  for more information.
Alumni Homecoming and Service Day ~ Packed full of fun!

The Decade Challenge is on for 2017!  Start calling your classmates and get yourself "repped"--last year's winner was the Decade of 2010 with a distant second pulled off by the Decade of 1980.  You are invited for a free pre-game lunch under the tent at 11:30 a.m., free admission and a reserved alumni section at the 1:00 p.m. game.  We'll have giveaways and drawings and a 20% discount on spirit items at the EGG.  We're working on an afterglow at a local restaurant--stay tuned! 
As long as you are here , let's find a way to give back to the Ann Arbor community.  The Homecoming Planning Committee is looking for a second opportunity for an Alumni Service Day on the morning of Homecoming.  Watch for more details and be ready to roll up your sleeves!

Watch the alumni website for more details. 
Christmas Planning in July

A Manor Christmas
, a celebration of Christ as the center of Christmas, hosted by the Concordia Guild and the University, will be held December 1-3, 2017, and will include three very special events: Earhart Manor tours; an outdoor, European-style Christkindlmarket, and the 40th annual Boar's Head Festival.  You are invited to decorate a room, be a vendor at the market, share your musical talents, join a committee, volunteer, spread the word and financially support this outreach event. Contact the Guild by email or by calling 734-995-7509.  Follow the website for more information. 
Wisconsin area alumni:   Would you like to board a bus bound for Ann Arbor and Frankenmuth to enjoy the Boar's Head Festival and German gemutlichkeit at Bronner's and Bavarian Inn?  For more information, please visit the website.  

Class of 1968 ~ Can you see yourself in this picture?
(The Class of 1967 had a great time!)

 If you graduated with the CLJC Class of 1968, we're looking for you! The 50th Reunion Committee, a group of your classmates, is just forming to plan a weekend of reminiscing and renewing on May 19-20, 2018.  For additional information, email CUAA Alumni Director Laura Thomas or call her at (734) 995-7318.
CUAA Alumni Scholarship Endowment - Progress!

The strongest base of support for any university is its alumni.  We are $3,600 away from our goal.  Every dollar counts--will you consider a gift to help future Cardinals?  Please visit our crowdfunding page to make gifts or
online gifts can be accepted on our website.
* Save the Date*
Opening Service and First Day of Traditional Classes
Monday, August 28, 2017

Reformation 500 Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 12-4 p.m.
CUAA Manor Tent and grounds
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Women's Leadership Institute National Conference
Thursday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Ft.Wayne Alumni and Friends Football Tailgate
Saturday, October 7, 2017
University of St. Francis

Michigan District-wide Reformation Worship Service
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Breslin Center at Michigan State University; East Lansing, MI
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CUAA Alumni Facebook Page

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He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!"  Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."  Revelation 21:5
Laura Thomas, Director of Donor Relations
4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105 | 734.995.7318