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October 2018

Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
The annual Alumni Homecoming on October 13th is a great time to come back to campus. Here are 10 reasons:  1) The Decade Challenge (is anyone going to beat the 2010s this year??); 2) A reunion of your friends and classmates; 3) CUAA Football ranked No. 14 in the latest NAIA poll; 4) CUAA swag and giveaways; 5) Randy Duncan in the alumni bleachers with a guitar; 6) the post-game social at Guy Hollerin's; 7) a hymn sing with local seniors for Alumni Service Day in the chapel at 9:30 a.m.; 8) free food under the tent; 9) free admission to the game; 10) a GREAT day to celebrate God's blessings on CUAA. Bring your family and enjoy the day with us!

In His Service,
Laura Thomas
Director of Donor and Alumni Relations
Hope to see you at our Alumni Homecoming and Service Day
Saturday, October 13

BE the tradition!  Join your fellow alumni for a day of service, fellowship, food, fun, and football at Homecoming 2018.
Start the day with an act of service -- sing along with seniors from the community and area Lutheran churches who are invited to join us in the chapel for a hymn sing. It's as easy as finding a spot in the pew next to someone and enjoying fellowship through music and conversation.  Campus Pastor Ryan Peterson and Director of Choirs Brian Altevogt will lead us in worship through song.

Alumni, come back for another fantastic Homecoming lineup!  Tailgating starts at 10:30 am under the Manor Tent. Enjoy a complimentary hot dog/chips/drink lunch, visit the alumni table to pick up your complimentary wristband for the game (alumni only), and sign the DECADE CHALLENGE board (are the 2010s going to win AGAIN this year?). Take your kids to the always popular Corky's Kid Zone. Hang out on campus again and visit your favorite places. Head over to the special alumni bleacher section before the 1 pm football game kickoff, and be sure to pick up alumni giveaways and sign up for drawings at our table on the concourse. After the game, STAY!  We have a section at Guy Hollerin's in the Holiday Inn Ann Arbor, reserved for capping off the day with fellowship and reminiscing. More information and registration here  
Neil Simon's 'Fools' Opens Next Week; Get Your Tickets Now

Concordia University Ann Arbor's drama department will present the popular comedy, "Fools," by the late Neil Simon, October 11-14. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in the Kreft Center's Black Box Theater on campus, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. Tickets for "Fools" are $10 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors.  For more information, call 734-995-7537 or visit To read more about the production, click here.
Reserve Your Spot - Thunder Sports Complex Dedication 
Thursday,October 25

Reserve Thursday, October 25, at 2:30 pm for the dedication and celebration of this most recent generous gift to our campus! The turf field has been certified and saw its first full practice with the CUAA Women's Soccer team. The track surface will cure for 30 days while the field elements are finalized. Landscaping and signage will finish the project. We will have a special alumni presence! For more information, contact Laura Turner at (734) 995-7331 and via email at
Join us at the Hofbrauhaus  for Concordia Oktoberfest
Friday, Oct. 26

Come be a part of the fun with alumni, friends and your CUAA alumni hosts, Matt and Stephanie Zehnder. Remember those good, old college days and celebrate all your success stories. Buffet tickets are $20 per person and include pretzel and pirogi appetizers; brat bar with German potato salad, cole slaw, spaetzle, sauerkraut, red apple cabbage; and apple strudel for dessert. We hope to see you there!  For more information and to register, click here .

Historical Landmarks Topic of New Exhibit
October 23-28

"Ann Arbor Historical Landmarks," an exhibit of paintings by Daniel K. Gregory that was donated to the university by James Irwin, will be on display in the Kreft Center Gallery from October 23-28. The opening reception and gallery talk will take place October 26, from 7 to 9 pm in the gallery. Paintings include historical settings and scenes in Ann Arbor. The Irwin Collection will be permanently located in the hallways of the North Building where patrons will have access to information for self-guided tours.
CUAA's School of Nursing Goes Global

In summer 2018, the CUAA School of Nursing launched three global clinical sites for students to complete their community health clinical hours. Twenty-six nursing students spent time in Guatemala, Uganda, and Kenya volunteering their time and talents in rural slums, clinics, community hospitals, and family households. To read more about these amazing trips, click here.
CUAA to Host Book Release; Author is Alumnus 
October 23

Congratulations to alumnus Trevor Sutton ('04) for his upcoming book release, which will take place right here on campus. The event is free and open to the public. Stop by to catch up with Trevor on October 23. To learn more, please click here.
Manor Christmas Volunteers Needed

Again, this year, the Earhart Manor and grounds will be transformed into a home filled with Christmas cheer and a Christkindlmarkt complete with a festival of trees, entertainment for all ages, and children's activities. We are currently looking for volunteers, partners, and vendors. Please click the appropriate links to learn more. And mark your calendar to attend this event -- November 30 to December 2. 

* Save the Date*

Veteran's Day Celebration
Monday, November 12
CUAA Campus

Manor Christmas and Boar's Head Festival
Friday, November 30 through Sunday, December 2
CUAA Campus
Graduate students celebrate their graduation
Fall Commencement
Sunday, December 9
2 p.m. Commencement 
CUAA Campus

Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT)
January 25-26, 2019


Admissions Visit Days
Saturday, October 6
Saturday, November 3
Links to events at CUAA

Kreft Arts Program      Football      Men's Soccer        Women's Soccer      Volleyball      

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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
Laura Thomas, Director of Donor and Alumni Relations
4090 Geddes Rd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105 | 734.995.7318