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August 2019

" In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable."
--  Philippians 4:8
Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
 
Can you believe it? Back to school supplies are flooding the store shelves and our minds are being forced to think about fall. We hope that, despite this sighting in the stores, you can enjoy the days that remain in our summer and live in the moments of joy that Jesus graciously gives to us each day. Here at CUAA, we are blessed with a beautiful campus as you know well. We've offered it before, but we mention it again: Stop by for a tour. August is the perfect month to see the summer flowers before they fade. Simply contact alumni relations at  alumni@cuaa.edu. In the meantime, we hope that you enjoy our news and notes below.
New Bible verse selected as campus theme for 2019-20 school year

Each year, our students work together to choose a new Bible verse to serve as the campus theme for the school year. This upcoming year, the theme is "Embrace(d)," and is based upon Jesus' parable of the lost son from Luke 15:20: "...his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him...." We will be unpacking this theme throughout the year, knowing we are embraced by the gracious arms of the Father, and challenged by His call for us to embrace each other and this hurting world. The graphic, pictured right, was designed by CUAA student Allie Milot to accompany the verse.
 
Attention all pastors: You are invited to Clergy on Campus
September 24

This fall, Concordia University will welcome spiritual leaders of the LCMS to campus for the second annual Clergy on Campus, Tuesday, Sept. 24.  Leaders will be given the opportunity to share their godly wisdom, dialogue with the university's president, and experience the flow of a typical CUAA student's day.  Concordia launched an inaugural Clergy on Campus event in 2018 , welcoming more than 30 pastors to campus.  The 2019  event  will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24. All LCMS pastors are invited to attend. For more information, click here.
Cantus returns to Concordia chapel to put on concert
September 29

Cantus, one of the premier men's vocal ensembles in the United States, will perform on campus Sunday, September 29, at 4 pm in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity. Tickets are $15.  To learn more about this group and their performance, click here to access the ensemble's website.

Save the dates for Homecoming - October 4-5

On Friday, October 4, join us for a Cardinals Alumni Social from 7 to 10 pm at the Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. Tickets are $10 and include beer, wine, soft drinks, appetizers, and a chance to win raffle prizes. The event will give alumni and Concordia parents an opportunity to celebrate CUAA athletics, what has been accomplished and a look ahead for the future.  You are also invited to be a part of our alumni service project the morning of Homecoming on October 5. We will meet on campus to tie fleece blankets to give to young patients in our area children's hospitals. Current Concordia students will also join us in this fun and easy project. After that, we will tailgate, and then head into the stadium for the game. As always, the decades challenge board will be out, along with CUAA swag giveaways and prizes. Postcards and website registration links will be available in September.

2010 alumna returns to campus for books and coffee discussion
September 25

Naomi Stephens, a 2010 graduate from CUAA, will discuss her newest book, "Shadow Among Sheaves," at a book and coffee reading at 4 pm Wednesday, September 25, in the Earhart Manor living room.  The book is a 19th century retelling of the Ruth/Boaz story, set during the British occupation of India. It's suited to those who enjoy biblical retellings, historical fiction, and a good love story. To read more about the book or to purchase a copy, click here.
Have you served in the armed forces? We want to connect with you

Veterans salute during the flag raising ceremony
Attention CUAA alumni! Have you served our country in any of the armed forces? Please let us know by emailing alumni@cuaa.edu or calling 
 in the alumni office (734) 995-7491. Tell us which branch and what years you served. We would like to establish special communication with all our veterans, including an invitation to join us for our Veterans Day events on campus. It would be an honor to connect with you. Thank you for serving our country!


 


Fall sports schedules are posted! Support your Cards

The middle of August begins the season for our fall sports! Click here to access the new schedule and plan to attend a couple of games to cheer on your Cardinals!
Mark your calendars for CUAA's opening service!
August 26

Do you remember your opening service of the new school year and the emotions you felt as you entered into another chapter in your college career? All are welcome to attend this year's service at 10:30 am on Monday, August 26, in the  Chapel of the Holy Trinity. Hope to see you there!

Please let us know if CUAA is in your estate plans

Have you included Concordia Ann Arbor in your will? Thank you! We would love to hear from you to learn about what you would like to accomplish with your future gift. Please contact Linda Sproul in the alumni office via telephone at 734-995-7491 or via email at linda.sproul@cuaa.edu.

* Save the Date*
Campus Chapel in Summer
August 26, 10:30 am
CUAA Campus, Chapel of the Holy Trinity

Clergy on Campus
September 24
CUAA Campus

Naomi Stephens on Campus
September 25
CUAA Campus, Earhart Manor living room

September 29
CUAA Campus, Chapel of the Holy Trinity

October 5
CUAA Campus
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