October 2012      
Upcoming Events

Third Thursday Gathering at
Harry's of Arlington Heights

Thurs. 10/18 5 - 7 p.m.
Drop in after work to connect with classmates and new contacts leading in the community right where you are. Learn More>>

The Vi Messerli Memorial
Lectures in Church Music
Sun. - Tues., 10/21-23
Featuring keynote Speaker Ken Burreson, Organ Recitalist Faythe Freese and the choirs of CUChicago under the direction of Guest Conductor Joseph Flummerfelt. Learn More>>

Making the Most of Reader’s Workshop
(Middle/Upper Grade Emphasis)
Sat. 10/27 9 am – Noon
Learn more about Reader’s Workshop and how to implement and modify it for your specific classroom needs.
Learn More>>

College of Business
MBA Open House
Thurs. 11/15 6 -8 p.m.
Dr. George Vukotich will discuss the direction of the College of Business and how a Concordia MBA could be right for you. Learn More>>

Spotlight on Supply Teachers

In 1943, demand for teachers was so great that Concordia undergraduates were often placed into service before their degree was complete. This "Supply Teacher" year continued into the '60s. If you were a Supply Teacher, Robert Koepper '58 and the Office of Alumni Relations would like to share a questionnaire. Request the Survey >>

Continuing the Legacy of Drs. Serra and Kurth

Concordia recently celebrated the life and ministry of Drs. Deb Serra '86 and Lila Kurth. Memorial funds have been created to honor their legacies in chemistry and literature, respectively. For information, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations or Give Online Today>>

Contact Us

Online: CUChicago.edu/Alumni
Email: Alumni@CUChicago.edu
Phone: 888-258-6773
Fax: 708-209-3523

Corps of Great Teachers is Core of Successful Program

Concordia University Chicago, in conjunction with the West Suburban Reading Council, will host the 37th Annual Reading Conference  on Saturday, October 20 entitled "A Corps of Great Reading Teachers is the Core of a Successful Reading Program." The day features a keynote by Dr. Donna Ogle and more than 25 breakout sessions presented by reading professionals. Alumni are invited to connect with educators from across the Midwest. Learn More >>

Wind Symphony and Kapelle Depart on Fall Tour

Concordia University Chicago Wind Symphony and Kapelle will visit four different states during their annual fall tours, Friday - Sunday, October 26 - 28. Concerts will be held in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Wisconsin with a Home Concert performed by each ensemble on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 respectively. For schedules, visit Wind Symphony or Kapelle tour pages.

Business Leaders Discuss Creativity & Innovation

CUChicago’s College of Business is hosting the 2012 President's Business Leaders Networking Event Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Oak Park Country Club. Dr. Min Basadur, Professor Emeritus of Innovation in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and Founder of Basadur Applied Creativity, will discuss "Creativity and Innovation: Skills and Tools That Make it Work." To reserve your place, RSVP Today at www.CUChicago.edu/businessleaders.

First Mondays Showcase Current CUC Research and Scholarship

Stimulating talks and lively discussion are on the menu for the lunchtime series of public lectures to showcase the work of CUChicago faculty and staff. Each of these free events is open to the public and community at large and offer the chance to learn from and engage with faculty across a variety of disciplines. On November 5, MaryAnne Rusinak; David Settje, PhD; Robert Sorensen,PhD; and Andrew Steinmann, PhD will present “CIC Grant Group: Information Fluency Across the Disciplines.” Learn More >>

Planned Giving Honors Alumni and Extends University's Mission

Allan Loek, the son of two alumni, connected to Concordia through a campus visit with his parents as a child. Today, Allan has chosen a planned gift to honor their legacy along with his own love for music extending the reach of the University's core value into our greater communities. The Walter Carl '36 and Leona Emilie '75 Loek Music Scholarship Endowment will provide scholarship awards for students preparing to serve as church organists. Have you already included Concordia University Chicago in your will or living trust? Let Us Know >>

Calling All Mascot Alumni to Honor Charlie T.'s 80th Birthday

In October 1933, Concordia students selected the "Cougars" as the official mascot for University teams. Since then he has affectionately been known as Charlie T. Cougar. Next fall we'll be celebrating Charlie's 80th birthday as part of the University's 150th anniversary festivities. In preparation, the Office of Alumni Relations is assembling a roster of all alumni who have donned the Charlie T. costume. If you, or someone you know, has served in this spirited role, Let Us Know >>

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Office of Alumni Relations at 708-209-3509 or alumni@CUChicago.edu.

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