February 2020
"Let all that you do be done in  love ."
- 1 Corinthians 16:14
February seems to burst with themes of love, chocolate, and lots of hearts! As alumni, our hearts are united in our love for CUW, and the lifelong friendships we have because of this special place. “Christ first in everything” is what makes us  Concordia , which is the Latin word for "harmony” – literally, "with one heart." We love because He first loved us!
What did you love most about your time at Concordia? We hope you’ll share your CUW love stories with us – it’s always great to hear from you!  alumni@cuw.edu
God bless you with His everlasting love,
CUW works to smooth transition
for Portland students
Concordia University Portland recently announced that it will be closing its doors at the end of the school year. Read how CUW and CUAA are working to help some students transfer to our university .
Thank you for joining us
at the Bucks
Whether you stopped by our social, toured Fiserv Forum, attended the Bucks game, or all three, we want to thank you for connecting with us. It was so great to visit with our alumni, their families, and friends! We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did. Please  reach out  to us if you have suggestions or comments to ensure the success of future events. In the meantime, check out the links below for more ways to connect with your alma mater. To see more photos from the event, click here .
CUW Women's Hockey hosts Pink the Rink
The Women's Hockey team recently hosted their Pink the Rink game to raise support for those affected by cancer. We spoke with Sarah Tretina to learn what the event means to our student-athletes. #WeSoarTogether
Review on uplifting book
written by 1986 CUW alumnus
Every one of us has “the spark of creation” deep within, aching to get out, says Rev. Tom Eggebrecht, LCEF’s East Region vice president of ministry support. In his book, Fully and Creatively Alive: How To Live a More Joyfully Fulfilling Life, he reminds his readers that they are created in God’s image and inspires them to live up to their full unique potential in Christ. Take a look at this review of his recently published book.
CUW working on future of agriculture
Have you heard of Aquaponics? It's a type of farming using fish to supply nutrients for plants, and our students are learning all about it. Take a look at the story from WTMJ4.
Save the date for
Class of 1970 50th reunion
May 15-16
Have you received your save-the-date for your 50th reunion? Plans are underway to 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 in attending by clicking  here  to complete the 1970 class 50th reunion survey.
Do you have a heart for Concordia?
As you know, we are a mission-driven university that  seeks to  provide an experience that shapes our students into servant leaders. But we cannot do it alone. Please prayerfully consider sending a financial gift to support our work here. Tuition only covers a portion of the actual cost to educate each student at Concordia. When you support Concordia, you are helping us offset  the  remaining expenses and provide an exceptional education rooted in Christ. Please click  here  to give. Thank you!
Opportunities to Participate!
Click on the links for more information on the event s.
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Michelle "Mickie" Wagner
Senior Director of Alumni Relations
12800 N Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097