August 2012      
Upcoming Events

36th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference
Friday, August 10
7:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

"Redefine Learning" at an In-Service Experience for Early Childhood Educators of Birth to Grade 3 including a keynote presentation by Joan Almon, founding director of the Alliance for Childhood. Register Today >>

Alumni Advisory Council Fall Meeting
Saturday, September 22
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Alumni gather for the Council's fall meeting to promote the University's alumni program and provide the best atmosphere for its alumni-in-residence. Interested in making an impact on the Council?
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The Vi Messerli Memorial
ectures in Church Music
October 21-23, 2012
Featuring keynote speaker Kent Burreson, Dean of the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus at
Concordia Seminary in St. Louis as well as workshops and concerts featuring the choirs of Concordia University.
Learn More >>

Cougar Spotlight

Dr. Steve Wente '75, MCM '76 (Music), Dr. Deb (Lutze) Serra '86 (Chemistry), and Dr. Andrew Steinmann (Theology and Hebrew) have been named as Distinguished Faculty by the CUChicago Board of Regents and will be honored at the Opening Service of the 2012-13 Academic Year on Sunday, August 26. 
Watch the Service Live >>

Honor a Legacy Today

Each of us has been inspired by a teacher, student, relative, or friend. Making a gift in their honor or memory is a thoughtful way to recognize a person's life and accomplishments and can inspire other Cougars for generations to come. Make a Gift Today >>

Contact Us

Phone: 888-258-6773
Fax: 708-209-3523

Experience Opening Service In Person or In Spirit

The Opening Service of Concordia's 149th Academic Year will be streamed live via webcast Sunday, August 26 at 4 p.m. The service includes special recognition of the 55th Anniversary of Concordia's Graduate Program, three new Distinguished Faculty Members (see Cougar Spotlight), and Golden Alumni as well as induction of our newest faculty, staff and student leaders. We hope you'll join us in person or in spirit. Plan today to watch the service live >>

Space Still Available for Golden Celebration 2012

More than 100 high school and college alumni have registered for Golden Celebration 2012 later this month. Don't miss your opportunity to connect with classmates celebrating 50 years or more since your time on campus. The schedule highlights include class-specific gatherings on Saturday ('52, '57 and '62) and processing in Sunday afternoon's Opening Service of Concordia's 149th Academic Year. Register online today>>

Third Thursday Gatherings Debut Next Month

This fall we're launching Third Thursday Gatherings around Chicagoland to offer alumni the opportunity to connect personally and professionally. Drop in after work to reconnect with classmates and meet new contacts in the community right where you are. The first gathering is set for Thursday, September 20. For details, event locations and to subscribe for event reminders visit

Homecoming & Reunion Week 2012 - You Belong Here

We Belong Here. This fall's Homecoming & Reunion Week honors our unique community of individuals. Highlights include Friday's African-American & Latino Alumni Networking Event, Saturday's Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Celebration, Wrestling Alumni Gathering, Nursing Alumni Bus Tour & Gathering and GOLD Rush Reunion. View the Complete Schedule of Events then Register Online Today!

Four Cougars Inducted to Athletic Hall of Fame

Online registration is now available for the 2012 Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration on Saturday, October 6. Honorees include Alan Behnke '65, Tim Concannon '91, Dr. Sherwin Ho and Coach Denny Moore. Plan today to join teammates to honor these outstanding Cougars. Tickets are $35 per person and include breakfast as well as admission to the Homecoming football game. Register Online Today!

Concordia Faculty Seek Nominations for Alumni of the Year

The faculty welcomes submissions from alumni and the community for the Alumni of the Year award and looks to salute graduate and undergraduate alumni of varied contributions and disciplines. Established in 1984, the Alumnus/a of the Year Award is presented to a graduate whose service to the church and community has brought honor to Concordia University Chicago. To make a recommendation, download and submit the nomination form no later than September 15.

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