January 2020
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint ."
-- Isaiah 40:30-31
Happy New Year from Concordia University Wisconsin. We hope you enjoyed your Christmas with family and friends, and are ready to take on 2020. Currently, we are in the Winterim semester and our full student body does not return until the end of January. During these first few weeks of the year, many of us reflect on the past and plan new personal goals to improve ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually.

As we transition into new routines, let us remember to let go of past failures and to rejoice and be glad in the Lord for new opportunities. Today is a new day; be on the lookout for the little joys God is sending your way. Your January newsletter includes a number of opportunities for self-enrichment and community building, as well as a bit of Concordia news to inspire. We hope you enjoy reading about all that is new on campus.

We look forward to journeying with you in 2020. May the light and beauty of the Lord be with you always.
We hope to see you at CIT at Concordia University Chicago
January 24-25
Join students, alumni, and fans to cheer on your team in River Forest, IL, at the 69th Annual Concordia Invitational Basketball Tournament Friday and Saturday, January 24 - 25, 2020. Advanced tournament pricing is available until Wednesday, January 22. For tickets, click here . Don't forget to stop by our spirit table to pick up some CUW swag.
Attention health professionals: Join us for conference next week
January 20
The School of Health Professions at Concordia University Wisconsin invites you to attend the seventh annual School of Health Professions Inter-professional Conference. Speakers from occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, social work, and speech-language pathology will be providing sessions on inter-professional topics. The purpose of the conference is to give back to the community for supporting our students by providing quality continuing education at a reasonable cost. Click here for more information.
CUW professor is Jack-of-all-trades
If one were to build a case for the benefits of a broad knowledge base, Rev. Dr. Harald Tomesch would be the perfect poster child.
The Jack-of-all-trades theology professor has a lifetime of patents, entrepreneurial pursuits, and hobbies to his name, and he’s one of the most frequent cross-departmental collaborators within the university. Ordained in 1981, Tomesch served as president of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in Ontario, Canada, before he accepted a position within CUW’s theology department again in 2008. To read more about this r enaissance man, click here .
2019: Year-in-review
The year 2019 again saw its share of celebrations for Concordia University Wisconsin, including a grand opening of a new building, new programs launched, and new graduates commencing out into the mission field. Click here to take a look at the top nine headlines of 2019.
Wisconsin’s only Teacher of the Visually Impaired program begins
This month, CUW launches the sole visually impaired teaching licensure program in the state of Wisconsin. With approval recently received from the Department of Public Instruction, the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) program is expected to officially start in this month. Click here to read more.
CUW leads way with innovative stress-reduction resource
Amid rising demands for mental health services on college campuses nationwide, Concordia is leading the way in Wisconsin with an innovative stress-reduction resource for its students. Thanks to a generous grant from The Charles E. Kubly Foundation, Concordia’s SMART Lab (Stress Management and Resiliency Training) is designed to provide high-quality stress management services for undergraduate students. Click here to read more.
Join us to learn about
servant leadership
February 13
Join us February 13 to learn about and share your experiences with servant leadership. Each month, in conjunction with  Servant-Leader Milwaukee , Concordia University’s  Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)  and the  Office of Alumni Relations  host the Concordia Servant Leader Roundtable. Next month's topic is "Servant Leaders Lead from Behind." The roundtable events are open to all CUW faculty, staff, students, and alumni, as well as community members and friends of Concordia. For more information, click here .
Save the date for
Class of 1970 50th reunion
May 15-16
Plans are underway to help you celebrate the Class of 1970 50th reunion, so mark your calendars for May 15 and 16. Join Gloria (Graham) Balgeman, Rosalyn (Metzger) Hammes and Al/Shirley Piepenbrink, who have already committed to being on your 50 th reunion committee. Please indicate your interest to attend, contact classmates, or serve on the committee by clicking  here  to complete the 1970 class 50th reunion survey.
Opportunities to Participate!
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Michelle "Mickie" Wagner
Senior Director of Alumni Relations
12800 N Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097