Concordia-Chicago Alumni Cougar Chronicle
February 2014      
Upcoming Events

Third Thursday Gatherings
Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar -
Mt. Greenwood

Thurs. Feb. 20 5 - 7 p.m. 

Emmett’s Ale House – Downers Grove
Thurs. March 20 5 - 7 p.m. 
Learn More>>

A.C.T. Presents "Roustabout:
The Great Circus Train Wreck" 

February 13-15, 20-22 at 7:30pm
February 16 & 23 at 2pm
Madison Street Theatre, Oak Park
Learn More >>

Teams and Ensembles Tour 
for Spring Break Feb 28 - Mar 9
Musicians and athletes will be heading to fifteen states next month. 
Visit the pages below to learn about events in your area.

Baseball (AZ)
Kapelle (Midwest)
Softball (FL)
Wind Symphony (East Coast)

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Leonard Schoepp '55

Dr. Leonard Schoepp '55, Professor Emeritus of Art, died in the Lord on Monday, January 13. Known for his pottery and love of ceramics, Len taught studio art and art education at his alma mater for 33 years. He touched the lives of many student artists before retiring in 1997. Read more>>

Honoring Legacy Through a Gift

Honorary and memorial giving offers the opportunity to celebrate classmates, professors, family members or loved ones while honoring their relationship with Concordia-Chicago. Gifts can be made in support of a specific initiative, or to the greatest need through the Pillars Fund. For more information, contact the Concordia University Chicago Foundation or Give Online Today>>

Contact Us

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

Kotlowitz Continues 150th Anniversary Speaker Series

Concordia University Chicago will host Alex Kotlowitz, award-winning journalist, documentarian and best-selling author, on Thursday, February 6. The free event will be held in the Chapel of our Lord on the River Forest campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with Kotlowitz’s lecture beginning at 7 p.m. A book signing and reception will take place at 8 p.m. Learn More >>

Tickets Still Available for Carnegie Hall Performance

A new block of tickets has been released for alumni and friends to experience the Wind Symphony, Concordia's premier touring ensemble, live at historic Carnegie Hall in New York City on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The special ticket package includes a two-hour pre-concert reception and entrance to the evening performance of the New York Wind Band Festival. For guaranteed admission, orders must be received by Friday, February 14. Order Today>>

Renovated Fitness Center Debuts in Late February

Concordia is finalizing renovations of the new, modern Fitness Center in the former campus pool area. The space will hold top of the line exercise equipment, flat screen televisions and contemporary décor, creating an exciting environment for students, faculty and staff. The space will be dedicated on Wednesday, February 26 at 11 a.m. during Chapel. Alumni are invited to a sneak peek on Saturday afternoon, February 15 during Senior Day festivities of Cougar Basketball's double header. Learn More >>

Prepare for Tomorrow with Concordia’s Planned Giving Team

Did you know 60-70% of Americans do not have a will?  If you are among them, you are in jeopardy of state laws determining the transfer of your estate without regard to your wishes. Let Concordia-Chicago’s Planned Giving team help you plan today to provide security for tomorrow and assure that you are in control of your assets. Discover More >>

Travel to Croatia this November with Alumni & Friends

Mark Waldron '80 will lead alumni and friends on a 11-day tour of Croatia this fall, November 1 - 12, featuring stops along Lake Bled, the Dalmatian Coast and Dubrovnik. Trip costs include roundtrip airfare from Chicago, nine nights of accommodations, breakfast daily, five dinners and guided sightseeing. Guests that book by May 1 will save $250. Complete details about this opportunity will be shared in an online presentation Thurs., February 13 at 6:30 pm. Learn More >>

Alumni Invited to Share Feedback to Higher Learning Commission

Concordia-Chicago is seeking alumni comments in preparation for evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit on March 19-21, 2014, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Concordia University Chicago has been continuously accredited by the Commission since 1951. Your feedback will assist the team's review of the University’s ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation. Learn More >>

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