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May 2019

Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
 
It's here! Graduation. It's what our students work toward since day one. Days and hours of studying, class, hanging out with friends, and Chapel. These are memories that will hold a special place in the hearts of our new alumni, as we are sure they do for you. Take some time this month to remember your graduation and your Concordia experiences. Maybe even reach out to one of your former roommates or classmates. We would also love to see you back on campus this summer. Take a look at the articles and calendar below to find an opportunity to bring you back. Always know, though, that you don't need a reason to return to your alma mater. If you would like to take a tour, feel free to reach out to our alumni relations department at  734-995-7318 or via email at alumni@cuaa.edu.

CUAA to grant 148 degrees; three special awards at commencement
May 19

Concordia University Ann Arbor will present diplomas to 148 students and honor three awardees during spring commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19.  A total of 117 students will earn their undergraduate degree, along with 31 graduate students. Ceremonies begin on Sunday with a traditional baccalaureate service at 11 a.m. in The Chapel Of The Holy Trinity, 4090 Geddes Road, followed by commencement at 2 p.m. in the Field House. To read more and learn who will receive the awards, please click here.
7 ways to spend your summer with Concordia University

From Bible studies to sports camps, Ann Arbor's summer season buzzes with activities and excitement on campus. We've put together seven highlights that students, families, and community members can enjoy throughout the weeks to come.  Some events are reoccurring and other happen just once a season. Grab your calendars and write these dates down as you do your summer 2019 planning!

First Justice & Public Policy Summit held on campus in April

The department of Career Engagement & Industry Relations partnered with our Justice and Public Policy program to put on our first annual summit on Monday, April 29, in the Kreft Recital Hall at CUAA. This event brought in six agency representatives from across the state, including the US Drug Enforcement Administration, City of Kalamazoo Public Safety, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, and Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Students had the opportunity to interact with these agencies, ask questions, and learn about job openings and how to apply. The connections made at this were invaluable opportunities for students and law enforcement professionals. This is what makes CUAA an uncommon university. 
Attention Class of 1969: The time has come for your 50th reunion
May 18-19

We hope our Class of 1969 alumni are as excited as we are about the upcoming reunion. T his two-day event, which takes place in tandem with Concordia's Commencement exercises, will provide ample opportunities for fellowship, reminiscing, and sharing. Alumni will also have the chance to tour campus and see the changes that have taken place since they attended. Click here for more information.
The unique ways these 5 Concordians practice prayerfulness

How do you practice prayerfulness? For those looking for a little inspiration on how to maintain a vibrant prayer life, a lesson might be found in the example set by the individuals listed in this article. These five Concordians -- including alumnus Randy Scott Duncan ('88) and alumna Patricia Maier ('77) --  have found innovative and personal ways to talk to God and support others with their prayers.
Join us for the Concordia Student Scholars Expo
May 15

The Concordia Student Scholars Expo (CSSE) is an opportunity for Concordia University students to present culminating academic work to a wide audience in an authentic and diverse setting. About 60 different students from three of CUAA's academic schools will be presenting their senior presentations and research projects. CSSE takes place from 10:30 am - 3 pm throughout CUAA's campus. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, click here.
RSVP by June 3 to attend Living Grace, featuring Pat Maier
June 13

Attention, ladies! Join us next month for the spring Living Grace women's luncheon, which will be held from  11 am -1 pm in the CUAA Campus Manor Tent. Pat Maier, co-founder of Visual Faith Ministry and co-illustrator of The Enduring Word Bible, will be our guest speaker on the topic of "Burdens or Blessings: Finding God's Goodness When Life is Hard." This women's luncheon costs $25. Please click here for more information and to register.
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to perform free, outdoor concert at Concordia
June 8

Concordia has hosted hundreds of concerts in its 56-year existence, but none quite like this.  On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the full 69-piece  Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra  will perform as CUAA's featured  Kreft Arts Program  guest. The free, family-friendly event, titled "River Sounds in the Key of A2," will take place on Concordia's campus, nestled on the banks of the Huron River.  Members of the community are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the 80-minute concert on the grasses under the summer evening sky. For more information, click here. We are also in search of alumni volunteers to serve as greeters and ushers at the event. Please contact Linda Sproul if you can help out. She can be reached via email at linda.sproul@cuaa.edu or via telephone at 734-995-7491.

Two CUAA professors on the air at 1290 WLBY radio in Ann Arbor

Professors Frank Rubino and Dan Chlebos were recently interviewed on 1290 WLBY radio in Ann Arbor. The two shared information about CUAA's Justice & Public Policy program as well as Rubino's criminal investigation class that studied a recent cold case, which garnered a bit of media coverage. To listen to the radio show, click here.
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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
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