December 2012      
Upcoming Events

Alumni Graduation Celebration
Fri. 12/14
Undergraduates 5:00 p.m.
Graduates 7:30 p.m.
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Authentic Writing Opportunities at School and at Home 
Workshop with Alberta Mytys
(3 CPDU)
Sat. 1/12
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Third Thursday Gathering
Barracos in Evergreen Park

Thurs. 1/17 5 - 7 p.m.
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A Winter Wonderland of Books
(Early Childhood and Primary)
Workshop with Donna Beck
(3 CPDU)
Sat. 1/19 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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Spotlight on Artists of Concordia Theatre

Artists of Concordia Theatre's production of "In the Soundless Awe," by Profs. Jayme McGhan and Andrew Pederson '01, has been invited to perform at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival - Region III (KCACTF), a first-time honor for the ensemble. The production will be competing to be showcased at the national festival at The Kennedy Center in the spring. Read More>>

Help Send the Show to Saginaw

The Artists of Concordia Theatre was selected from hundreds of productions to perform at KCACTF - a celebration of the University's core value of Excellence. We need your help. Show students your support by helping to defray the $8,700 needed to transport and remount the production. To send the show to Saginaw, contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations, or Make a Gift Online Today >>

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

Celebrating the Priceless Treasure of Christ's Birth

Concordia’s 149th Academic Year has been spirited by the words found in 1 Peter about an “inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.” Throughout the semester, our faculty, staff and students have explored the promise of this special gift made possible through Christ's birth. The Office of Alumni Relations prays that everyone finds comfort and joy this season and throughout the New Year by “Our Life, Our Joy, Our Treasure.”
Merry Christmas!

CougarCorps Honors Alumni at Graduation Celebration

More than 900 summer and fall graduates will be celebrated during Concordia's upcoming fall commencement ceremonies. Volunteers are invited to join in this Graduation Celebration by serving as a host at the reception on Friday, December 14 or as an usher on Saturday, December 15. Alumni may choose to serve for either the undergraduate or graduate festivities.
Register to Serve Today>>

Exclusive Workshop Discount Offered to Alumni

Concordia's Division of Innovation and Outreach offers monthly workshops in a variety of topics to assist leaders with ongoing skill development. Alumni now receive an exclusive discount on registration - a savings of up to $10 off regular rates. January opportunities focus on writing and reading (see sidebar at left) and offer CPDUs for each session.
Register Today >>

Alumna Gift Drives Campus Experience to New Distances

As class agent, Kay Thunder-Haab ’59 has led efforts to keep her classmates connected for more than 50 years. This month Kay went the extra mile by funding a six-passenger golf cart to provide alumni and guests a comfortable vehicle to experience the River Forest campus. We thank Kay for her dedicated service to fellow Cougars. To learn how you can help forward the University’s mission, Contact the Office of Development & Relations >>

Cougars Take On Bulldogs in CIT Opening Round

Join the Gold Rush in Seward, Nebraska for the 62nd Annual Concordia Invitational Tournament Fri. & Sat., January 25 & 26, 2013. The Cougar Women & Men will take on the home team in opening round action. On Saturday, alumni are invited to the All-Concordia Alumni Reception between consolation and championship games. Learn More >>

Network with Fellow Alumni Online or In Person

Concordia strives to connect students and graduates to new professional opportunities. Meet alumni leading in your neighborhood at Third Thursday Gatherings. Join the forum on the LinkedIn Alumni Group discussions and job postings. Link to on-campus and virtual job boards through the Office of Career Services. For more info, Contact Jerry Pinotti, Director of Career Services>>

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