CUC announces its Homecoming festivities with weeklong events Sept. 25-Oct. 2
Sept. 6, 2011—Concordia University Chicago invites the community to join in its weeklong schedule of arts performances, community events and athletic matches celebrating Homecoming and Reunion Week Sept. 25-Oct. 2.
Theatre and art exhibits are among a few of the activities leading up to the University’s traditional Homecoming football game, as the Cougars go head-to-head with Benedictine University on Oct. 1.
For the full Homecoming schedule and more information including a map and tailgating guidelines, visit www.cuchicago.edu/homecoming. Concordia University Chicago is located at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Free handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.
Concordia alumni activities are also planned. Visit www.cuchicago.edu/homecoming or contact Concordia Director of Alumni Relations Paige Craig at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-209-3509.
Concordia University Chicago Cougar Athletics
Men's Soccer v. Benedictine University, Sept. 27: Coach Micah Middendorf’s team matches up against Benedictine University at 3 p.m. at Concordia Stadium.
Women’s Tennis v. Rockford College, Sept. 27: Under coach Vern Klotz, the team will challenge Rockford College at 3 p.m. at Concordia’s tennis courts.
Women's Soccer v. Alverno College, Sept. 28: Newly appointed head coach Thomas Goines will match up against Alverno College at 3 p.m. at Concordia Stadium.
Homecoming Football v. Benedictine University, Oct. 1: Join in the fun for Homecoming 20101as Concordia University Chicago Football Coach Lonnie Pries ’93 and the Cougars take on the Benedictine University Eagles at Concordia Stadium. Game time is 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students and seniors and free for children 12 and under.
For more information on athletics at Concordia-Chicago, visit www.CUCougars.com.
Pep Rally and Coronation, Sept. 30: Join Concordia-Chicago mascot Charlie T. Cougar as the community, students and alumni gather to celebrate this fall’s Cougar athletes and greet the newly crowned Homecoming King and Queen and their court at the rally on the Pillars Lawn outside historic Addison Hall, facing Augusta Street at 4:30 p.m.
Concordia University Chicago Campus Tours, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1: Families, alumni and the community are invited to explore Concordia’s historic 40-acre campus on a guided tour visiting longtime hangouts for students and alumni as well as new favorites. Tour is free; meet 1 p.m. Sept. 30 or 11 a.m. Oct. 1 in the lobby of the Koehneke Community Center, located next to the parking structure on Bonnie Brae Street. Reservations are requested.
Homecoming Family Fun Fare & Tailgate, Oct. 1: Bring your own tailgate meal or buy football fare on campus and join the festivities before the Concordia-Chicago Cougars take on the Benedictine University Eagless at 1 p.m. The picnic features live music, games and more. Tickets for the tailgate buffet are required and can be purchased on-site. The event takes place 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on the west end of the campus mall and the parking lot outside David and Jonathan hall. Parking in the David and Jonathan lot is free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the northeast corner of Monroe and Augusta streets. Free handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.
Sunday Morning Worship, Oct. 2: The community is invited to celebrate in praise and thanksgiving at Concordia University Chicago’s weekly worship service at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Our Lord, as Campus Pastor Jeffrey Leininger and CUC alumni the Rev. Kris Whitby lead worship filled with special music.
Concordia University Chicago Arts and performing arts events
Capturing Chicago Theater: 35 Years of Photography, Sept. 30-Oct. 30: Chicago photographer, Lisa Howe-Ebright displays her photos spanning 35 years of Chicago theater with images for such companies as Steppenwolf, Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare and Northlight theaters among others. The exhibit is at the Ferguson Art Gallery at Kretzmann Hall. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.
Artist Reception for Lisa Howe-Ebright, Oct. 2: Meet the artist behind the Ferguson Art Gallery exhibits during a special reception from 1:30-4 p.m. in the gallery. Learn more about her work, while enjoying refreshments.
For more information on the arts at CUC, visit www.CUChicago.edu/experience/arts.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 full-time undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.cuchicago.edu.