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September 2017

Dear Concordia Alumna/us,
"All Things New" is our academic theme for the year. Ominous or beautiful? As a new student on a new campus with new people, it might feel like either. In the Chapel of the Holy Trinity, it's beautiful. Close your eyes for a minute and remember your first day and your first chapel service. There's an incomparable beauty and peace that CUAA students find in the Spirit-led fellowship here. Come along and celebrate a new year and All Things New with us! 
In His Service,
Laura Thomas
Director of Donor Relations
Homecoming 2017 and Alumni Service Day - September 30th!

We have a jam-packed day of activity for alumni on campus on Saturday, September 30th! The morning begins with an Alumni Service Day dedicated to packing classroom supply kits for teachers. Donations and volunteers accepted! Stay with us for a delicious barbecue lunch and an exciting game complete with The Decade Challenge, giveaways and drawings. After the game, head up to Guy Hollerin's for a social. Visit the alumni website for more details and registration.  
Reformation 500 Oktoberfest Celebration - Meet Martin Luther

Join us on Saturday, September 16th for an Oktoberfest event open to the community! From 12 p.m.-4 p.m. there will be entertainment for kids, a polka performance, complimentary snacks, German food and beer for purchase, and more. This is a FREE fun event for the entire family!

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CUAA University Report 

Each year, the university reviews key numbers and accomplishments and prepares a report for its stakeholders. As a valued alumnus, we hope that you will read through the report and share feedback with us at .

Please visit the website for the full report.  
New Faces and New Places

Jennifer Fieten
Our new Child Life Coordinator within the popular Family Life program has over 21 years of experience working with children and families. She most recently served as a child life specialist within a pediatric palliative care and hospice program and as an instructor in an online child life program.
Joey-Lynn Bialkowski  (left) has been appointed to serve as Executive Director of Career Engagement & Industry Relations. 
Lisa Johnson (right) has been appointed to serve as Director of the Career Engagement Studio.  
Career Services is committed to helping all students and alumni assess career choices, make career decisions and develop action plans. 

Audrey Loest
Audrey recently transitioned to the Coordinator of Student Engagement position in the Student Life Office.  She previously served CUAA as an Undergraduate Admission Counselor. 

Dieter Heren
Our new Director of Campus Safety is a veteran of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's office where he has held many progressively responsible positions over his 27 year career. His focus at CUAA will be on service excellence to our students, faculty, staff and visitors. 
Kate Maiuri 
Kate is the new Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator for the Haab School of Business.  She holds a Master's Degree in higher education/student development from Eastern Michigan University, and spent time advising students in EMU's Holman Success Center before joining CUAA as Coordinator of Student Engagement.  
Meagan Dougherty-Klein 
Meagan has joined the Haab School of Business faculty team as the Campus Coordinator and Assistant Professor of SEB (Sport and Entertainment Business) and HEM (Hospitality and Event Management).  Meagan comes to us with a background in the sport business and hospitality management industries, and has been an exceptional adjunct in the program for years at the CUW campus.  
Joshua Kittleman
Josh has accepted the Call to be the new Department Chair for the Family Life Program. Mr. Kittleman comes to Concordia University from Shelby Township, MI, where he has served Peace Lutheran Church & School as their Director of Youth & Family Life for the past 11 years. Josh graduated from Concordia University Ann Arbor in 2002 with a degree in Family Life. He received his Masters Degree in Family Life at Concordia University Nebraska in 2011.
A Manor Christmas ~ Alumni welcome!

There is a need for many different skills, abilities and support for A Manor ChristmasContact 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 - The Time is Drawing Near 
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.
* Save the Date*

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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The 40th Annual Boar's Head Festival
Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3, 2017
Chapel of the Holy Trinity
Tickets: $8-15 (tickets go on sale Monday, October 30th at 1:00 p.m.)
Order by phone: 734-995-7537

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