October 2013      
Upcoming Events

Ethics Leadership Summit
Fri. 10/18

38th Annual Reading Conference
Sat. 10/19 8 - 2:30 p.m.

The Vi Messerli Memorial
Lectures in Church Music

Sun. - Tues. 10/20 - 22

Third Thursday - Palatine
Thurs. 10/24 5 - 7 p.m.

LEA Convocation Exhibit
Thurs. - Fri. 10/24 - 25

Milwaukee Alumni Gathering
Fri. 10/25 7 - 10 p.m.

Cougar Spotlight: Greta Peterson '15

At the core of the University's life is its commitment to the spiritual growth of every student. To honor the value of the Christian Faith, Concordia commissioned new liturgical banners for the Chapel of Our Lord. Greta Peterson '15 carefully designed and crafted hangings for each of the six seasons of the church year under the guidance of a faculty committee. Learn More >>

Share an Anniversary Gift with Concordia

Celebrate this commemorative year with us by considering a gift from the Special Edition 150th Anniversary Gift Catalog. Alumni are invited to invest in their alma mater where servant leaders are grown. Some items already funded include six new seasonal banners for the Chapel of Our Lord given by alumni and friends of the University. Take a peek at the entire catalog today! Learn More>>

Contact Us

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

Celebrate River Forest Campus' Centennial This Saturday

Alumni and their families are invited to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the River Forest campus this Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free block party includes complimentary refreshments, family activities (such as face painting and games), a special program commemorating Founders Day at noon and concludes with a short, family-friendly concert by the University Band. In the case of inclement weather, activities will move into Geiseman Gymnasium and the concert will take place in the Chapel of Our Lord. Learn More >>

Cheer On the CUChicago Marathon Team This Sunday

This Sunday, October 13 the Concordia-Chicago Marathon Team will join more than 10,000 charity runners and tackle the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Alumni are encouraged to join fans at our three official cheer stations at Mile 4 (Corner of LaSalle & Goethe Sts.), Mile 11 (Corner of Schiller and Wells Sts.) and Mile 18 (Corner of Ashland Ave. & 18th St.) Station leaders will have spirit gear, signs and noisemakers on hand to pump up every runner on their 26.2-mile journey. Learn More>>

Submit Presidential Nominations Until November 30

Concordia-Chicago invites alumni to share their nominations for the 11th President of the University. The Presidential Search Committee's September presentation describing the search process is available online. Submissions are accepted through four designated nominators: CUC Faculty, CUC Board of Regents, Board of Directors of the Concordia University System and congregations of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. The official Call for Nominations further outlines the qualifications for the role as well as details of how to share a submission. Learn More >>

Join the Addison Society Today to Help Continue Concordia’s Mission

More than 350 families have pledged their commitment to continuing our mission, vision and values by including a gift to Concordia-Chicago in their estate plan.  Get to know a few members of the Addison Society whose stories have inspired others to invest in CUC's future at CUChicago.edu/YourLegacy then contact Debbie Hoover, Director of Planned Giving, to discuss the best charitable gift options for you and your family. Learn More >>

Gather with Alumni in Milwaukee During LEA Convocation 2013

Alumni are invited to stop by the CUChicago booth (407-409) during the 2013 LEA Convocation in Milwaukee October 24 & 25  to learn updates about the University and pick up tickets to a special evening on Friday, October 25. Gather with friends for after-hours access at The Harley-Davidson Museum® and complimentary refreshments in The Garage. To guarantee your spot, RSVP by Monday, October 21 to 888-258-6773 or alumni@CUChicago.edu. Learn More >>

Win Cougar Gear By Liking Alumni Facebook page

Stay up-to-date on all things Concordia in-between issues of the Forester and Cougar Chronicles by liking the CUChicago Alumni Facebook page. In honor of our 100th Founder's Day and the Anniversary of the River Forest campus, we'd like to reach 1,913 likes. Every time the CUChicago Alumni page receives 100 new likes fans will earn a chance to win a prize until we reach our Anniversary year. Like Today >>

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