March 2020
"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
- Psalm 51:10
Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
Grace and peace during this season of Lent.
Now is the time we look into our hearts and prepare for the journey to the cross. With the psalmist, we desire a pure heart and renewal of our spirit. Our students are exploring these themes and more through the Red Letter Challenge during these 40 days. The mission of the Red Letter Challenge is to help people live more like Jesus.
Have you gone through the Red Letter Challenge or something similar? Let us know if you’d like some resources to help you focus your hearts and minds on Christ.
There are so many ways to stay involved with CUAA. In addition to the stories in this month’s edition, we are always happy to provide ways you can volunteer and stay connected. Contact us anytime at
God's blessings,
Linda (Schramke) Sproul ‘92
Director of Donor and Alumni Relations
Mark your calendars for Golf Classic and Hall of Fame Gala
May 29-30
You're invited to join us! This two-day event of fun, fellowship, and sport will allow for the continued growth of CUAA athletics while also honoring former student-athletes for their contributions to Concordia, both on and off the playing field. We hope you can join us for these special events! To learn more, click here.
Concordia Choir heads west for spring tour
March 14-20
The Concordia University Ann Arbor Choir will embark on a week long spring break tour with the theme "Dwelled Among Us" from John 1:14 - "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." The tour will take the Concordia Choir throughout the southwest to Arizona, California and Nevada, March 14-20, 2020. The choir’s hour-long program contains a variety of music, focusing first on God’s gift to us through the sacrifice of His Son, then turning to music inspired by our great country.
Having performed throughout the United States and internationally, the CUAA Choir is committed to artistic performances rooted in the finest sacred music. Click here for more information.
Join us for
'Zombies from the Beyond'
April 2-5
The Concordia theater department is proud to present “Zombies from the Beyond,” a musical comedy celebration of American ideals and foibles in the Eisenhower era.
Directed by Amanda Williams-Contreras, with musical direction by Karl Schmidt and choreography by Anna Gradwohl, this production promises to bring the 1950s nostalgically and hilariously to life with a tuneful, toe-tapping score. For more information and to order tickets, click here .
Are you a practicing
physical therapist?
CUAA is currently in the accreditation process for our PT program, housed in our School of Health Professions. We invite you to consider serving as a member of the Physical Therapy Advisory Board. The board will meet twice a year, and will assist in the development of the program. Please contact Dr. Frampton to learn about this opportunity to serve your alma mater and your profession. Thank you!
CLJC Class of 1970:
Save the date for your reunion
May 16-17
Hello, CLJC Class of 1970 – It’s your special year! Your committee has been hard at work planning the details. Committee members include Ron and Jean (Oelrich) Weidler, Ruth (Gerstenschlager) Curtice, Tom and Pam (Saville) Schroeder, Harry Werner, and Ed Scott. Click here for more information about the events as well as hotel reservation details. We can’t wait to see you!
CUAA Cheer team
goes to Nationals
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics ( NAIA ) announced the twelve teams that will be competing in the 2020 Competitive Cheer and Dance National Championships. The Cardinals were selected as one of six at-large bids leading to their fourth consecutive NAIA  championship appearance. The Cardinals placed first at the 2019 national championship event earning the program's first championship. To learn more, click here .
Cheer performs their final routine on 2.29
at the NAIA qualifier
Join us in Fort Wayne
at Sweetwater
April 2
Come share an evening with fellow alumni, friends, and your CUAA alumni hosts, Dan Johnson and Don Wharton, at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, IN, on April 2. Campus updates will be provided by Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, VP of administration, and Lonnie Pries, athletic director. Entertainment provided by musical artist Don Wharton. Bring your favorite memories, and bring a friend! Click here for more information and to register.
CEAPsakes Corner
( Career Engagement Activation Programming )
Career Engagement has a couple of exciting events in the month of March! The JCPenny Suit-up Event is March 22, from 6-9 pm, at Briarwood Mall and is a great opportunity to get a deal on professional wear. Our annual etiquette dinner on March 26 will be held at Paesano’s on Washtenaw at 7 pm for students and young alumni to learn the professionalism of dining! To register, please email
Help them serve
Please pray and consider supporting our students venturing out on Spring Break 2020 Mission Trips! This year, we will be sending students to New Orleans and Detroit during our March spring break to bring aid, comfort, hope, and the love of the Lord into the lives of those who need it most. Gifts of any size make an immediate impact for this program. To donate online, click here and choose “Spring Break Mission Trip” from the drop-down menu. Questions on how to give? Contact Linda Sproul, 734.995.7491 or via email.
Guatemala mission trip 2019
Thoughts from
Campus Pastor Randy Duncan
Each morning during the school year, our campus pastor, Randy Duncan, sends out an email full of inspirational thoughts, concepts to ponder, scripture, and prayer requests. We thought we would share some of his thoughts with you each month for us to contemplate.

"We all face giants of various kinds in the battlefield of our hearts and minds. Anger. Fear. Doubt. Shame. My encouragement is to dwell on the size of your God, not the height of your giants. Fix your eyes on Jesus for He has already given us the victory. May your morning battle cry in Christ be, 'I am more than a conqueror!' (Romans 8:37)"

Final thought: " The right relationships will never distract you from God. They’ll bring you closer to Him."
Save the date
March 24
CUAA Campus  Chapel of the Holy Trinity
April 4
CUAA Campus , Kreft Recital Hall
April 8
CUAA Campus , Earhart Manor Living Room
July 20-24
CUAA Campus , Kreft Center for the Arts