Concordia-Chicago Alumni Cougar Chronicle
August 2013      
Upcoming Events

College of Business
MBA Webinar
Thurs. Aug. 8, 12 p.m. 
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37th Annual
Early Childhood Conference

Friday, August 9
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CUChicago Alumni
at Fort Wayne Tin Caps
Sat. Aug. 10, 7:05 p.m. start
$7/person Tell Me More >>

Golden Celebration 2013
Sat. & Sun. Aug. 24-25
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Third Thursday - Naperville
Quigley’s Irish Pub
Thurs. Sept. 19 5-7 p.m.
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Spotlight on Dr. Steven Wente '75, MCM '76

Dr. Steven Wente ’75, MCM ’76 will be the featured organist at the Lutheran Hymn Festival 2013 in Dallas, TX at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Sunday, September 29. The evening includes a Pre-Concert Alumni Gathering. Tell Me More >>

150 Reasons to Make an Impact

Alumni gifts have been the foundation of Concordia’s first 150 years. Over the next 15 months, if each alumnus shared $150 (just $10 a month) over $4 million would be available to impact current and future students. Learn More >>

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Celebrating the Ministry of President John F. Johnson

Alumni, students, and friends continue to send well-wishes to Dr. John and Ruth Ann Johnson upon President Johnson’s retirement later this month. The Concordia community will celebrate Dr. Johnson's years of ministry and service during the Opening Service of the 150th Academic Year and following reception on Sunday, August 25. Share Well-Wishes >>

150th Anniversary Celebration Launches This Month

Concordia University Chicago begins the sesquicentennial celebration of its founding with the Opening Service of the 150th Academic Year on August 25. Visit 150th Anniversary Website to learn more about special events, opportunities and other milestone events in the University's history. Check out the interactive 150th Anniversary Gift Catalog to see how you can invest in the next 150 years. Learn More >>

Propel the CUChicago Marathon Team Toward the Finish Line

CUChicago’s Marathon Team is well into their training to complete the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13. As team members "run for the next 150 years," you can help by pledging individual giving support, sponsoring through corporate donations, or volunteering on race weekend. To serve as a volunteer or official fan, contact, for more information. Learn More >>

Registration Still Available for Golden Celebration 2013

Don’t miss this opportunity to reconnect with fellow classmates celebrating 50 years or more since their time on campus at Golden Celebration 2013. Classmates enjoy casual gatherings on Saturday followed by a formal induction at Sunday banquet followed by processing in the Opening Service of the University's 150th Anniversary Celebration. Come to celebrate the legacy of your alma mater as we continue "Faithfully Onward, Ever Upward." Register Today >>

Concordia Faculty Seeks Nominations for Alumni of the Year

The Distinguished Awards Committee welcomes submissions for Alumni of the Year as we salute graduate and undergraduate alumni of varied contributions and disciplines. Established in 1984, the Award is presented to an individual whose service to the church and community has brought honor to the University. Submit Nomination >>

Third Thursday Returns in September to Naperville

Third Thursday Gatherings continue around Chicagoland this fall offering alumni the opportunity to grow their personal and professional network. Drop in after work to reconnect with classmates and meet new contacts in the community right where you are. This year’s gatherings begin at Quigley’s Irish Pub in Naperville. Learn More >>

Concordia Ethics Leadership Summit Debuts This October

Concordia-Chicago’s College of Business presents the 2013 Ethics Leadership Summit on Friday, October 18, for all professionals including those in the business, education, ministry, and non-profit fields. The full-day schedule includes workshops and a featured keynote address by Frank Bucaro, author of Trust Me! Insights into Ethical Leadership. Continuing education credits are also available. Register Today >>

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