October 2020
"There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 

- Ephesians 4:4-6  
Looking at that beautiful aerial photo of our campus reminds us to put things in perspective. It’s a BIG picture! When things seem overwhelming, we need to look up and remember that God is in control, and that He is over all and through all and in all.
Last month, our beloved President Ferry shared that he will be retiring at the end of June. He has faithfully served Concordia for 30 years as our visionary “big picture” leader with an incredibly humble servant heart. Our focus is on the future and as we prepare the way forward, we can be reassured that the Lord, who has blessed Concordia, is our hope for years to come.
With that inspiring promise, we confidently step into our future with the One who is faithful and in control; and together we build each other up as we remain one in The Spirit. We are Concordia – literally, of one heart!
Leaving a legacy
Annually, members of the Concordia family (alumni, friends, faculty) have made the decision to include the university in their will. We extend our gratitude to those who have remembered Concordia in their estate plans. On occasion, we receive estate gifts that we did not know were coming. These are wonderful surprises indeed, but we would love to thank our benefactors while they are still living. If you have us in your estate plans, THANK YOU, and please let us know.
Concordia president to retire; search to begin
Rev. Patrick T. Ferry, PhD, recently announced that he will conclude three decades of distinguished service to Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor this June. The Board of Regents will plan a national search for his successor. Click here to read more. 
CUW rises 23 places in U.S. News & World Report ranking
U.S. News & World Report's 2021 America's Best Colleges guide has ranked CUW among the top tier of national universities. CUW’s ranking rose 23 places from 281 to 258 among the nation’s four-year public, private and for-profit national universities. To learn more, click here.
Concordia seeks to add another comfort dog
Exciting news to share! Zoey and Sage are hoping to add another furry worker to their team, and we need your help! Our next comfort dog will be designated for our School of Education and Athletic Training majors to prepare them to provide animal-assisted, trauma-informed care in schools. To help us support this PAW-some program, click here.
Leadership Series features dialogue with Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas
October 22
Concordia's semiannual Leadership Series is going virtual this month, allowing access to Concordians and community members wherever they may be. Tune in to watch a conversation between Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas and Concordia University President Patrick Ferry. Discussion will include their leadership styles, managing in crisis, and how faith plays a role in their vocation. Click here for more information and to register.
Liberty, Virtue, and Economics Summits explores timely topics
October 12
Join us this Monday for the 2020 Virtual Liberty, Virtue, and Economics Summit! This year’s summit explores two important & timely topics:
• Market-based Approaches to Healthcare Reform
• The Need for Civil Discourse in a Free and Virtuous Society
This event is free and open to the public. To see the event's agenda, click here. And then register here!
Pharmacy professors develop contact tracing course
Some of our own professors teamed up to develop a special course during these times of the pandemic. Inspired to help track and limit the spread of COVID-19, professors Dr. Audrey Kostrzewa and Dr. Sandra Slater developed a free online course on contact tracing open to anyone. Click here to read more.
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