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CUC set for homecoming weekend


Concordia University Chicago invites the community to join in its weeknd schedule of arts performances, community events and athletic matches celebrating Homecoming and Reunion Week 2012, from September 30 through October 6.

Theatre and art exhibits are among the many activities leading up to the University’s traditional Homecoming football game, as the Cougars challenge Wisconsin Lutheran College on October 6.

For the full Homecoming schedule and more information including a map and tailgating guidelines, visit Concordia University Chicago is located at 7400 Augusta St., River Forest. Free handicapped-accessible parking is available.

Concordia alumni activities are also planned. Visit or contact Concordia’s Director of Alumni Relations at or 708-209-3509.


Women's Tennis v. Elmhurst College, October 2: Under newly appointed women’s tennis coach Valerie Medina, the team matches up against Elmhurst College at 3:30 p.m., at Concordia Tennis Courts.

Women's Soccer v. Dominican University, October 3: Coach Thomas Goines’ team matches up against Elmhurst College at 3 p.m., at Concordia Stadium

Homecoming Football v. Wisconsin Lutheran College, October 6: Join in the fun for Homecoming 2012 as Concordia University Chicago Football Coach Lonnie Pries ’93 and the Cougars take on the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors 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


Pep Rally and Coronation, October 5: 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. The rally will take place on the Pillars Lawn outside historic Addison Hall, facing Augusta Street, at 4:30 p.m.

Concordia University Chicago Campus Tours, October 5 and October 6: 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. Tours are free; meet 1 p.m., October 5 or 11 a.m., October 6 in the lobby of the Koehneke Community Center.

Homecoming Family Fun Fare & Tailgate, October 6: Bring your own tailgate meal or buy football fare on campus and join the festivities before the Concordia-Chicago Cougars take on the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors 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 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the west end of the campus mall and the parking lot outside David and Jonathan Hall. Parking is free, but available on a limited basis. Spaces must be reserved in advance as part of the registration process. Free handicapped-accessible parking is also available.


A Contemporary Re-envisionment of Dutch Portraits by Tom Van Eynde, October 1-October 28: Chicago photographer, Tom Van Eynde displays his contemporary photography. 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. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.

Artist Reception for Tom Van Eynde, October 7: Meet the artist behind the Ferguson Art Gallery exhibits during a special reception from 2 to 4 p.m., in the gallery. Learn more about his work, while enjoying refreshments.

Artists of Concordia Theatre presents “In the Soundless Awe,” October 5, 6 and 7: The Artists of Concordia Theatre perform “In the Soundless Awe” on October 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m., and on October 7 at 2:30 p.m., in the Bergmann Theatre. The play recounts the July 1945 sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis which sent 900 men in to the balmy shark-infested Pacific. Five days later, 316 men were pulled from the water. In 1968, Captain Charles McVay III decides to put an end to the relentless, terrifying nightmares about the aftermath of the sinking.

Contact: Eric Matanyi
Concordia University Chicago

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