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December 2010
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Parent Newsletter  
Christmas is right around the corner, and believe it or not, the first semester of the school year is almost complete, as students are in final exams this week and head home over the weekend. This time of year, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle of traveling, buying gifts, spending time with friends and family, volunteering and going to Christmas and New Year's parties. However, let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas. As we prepare for the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and look toward His resurrection, make sure to take some time to celebrate the greatest gift we ever received and share His story with those who may not know the true meaning of Christmas.
Expanding Events 


As we congratulate the newest class of graduates with our December 18th graduation, we are not only expanding in size but in reach as well. In efforts to reach out to those parents and alumni who may not be able to easily make it back to Concordia, we are expanding our events regionally.

Beginning January through April, 2011, we will be coming to a city near you! We will be holding an event for Parents, Alumni and Friends of the University at Dave & Buster's near Detroit on January 27th, with events in Indianapolis and the Chicago area to follow. If you live in these areas, please watch the mail for your invitation. If you have moved into or out of one of these areas and have not notified us, please let us know "what's new with you".

If we are not coming to your area yet, we definitely hope to soon!

In This Issue
Expanding Events
December Grads
Custom CUW Ice Cream Contest
Upcoming Events
Financial Aid Information
Thank You For Your Support
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December Grads
If you are the parent of a December grad and are looking for a place to eat this weekend, The Chancery, located a few miles south on Port Washington Road in Mequon, is offering a 20% discount to our CUW graduates and their families this weekend. Congratulations to you and your family on this big accomplishment!
Custom CUW Ice Cream Contest
It is not too late to win a year's supply of ice cream from Cedar Crest Ice Cream! Saturday, December 18th, is the last day to submit your custom CUW ice cream name and flavor. To submit an entry please see the contest rules.
Upcoming Events
Spring Training Trip to Arizona
Join Rev. Randy and Diana Raasch and friends from CUW on a tour of the Grand Canyon and baseball spring training camp.
Registration Deadline: December 20. 2010
Trip Dates: February 27-March 6, 2011
More Information

Detroit Alumni Regional Event
January 27th, 2011
Dave & Buster's, Detroit
Invitations to follow shortly

Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT)
January 28th-29th, 2011
Join in the celebration of the 60th annual CIT at Concordia Ann Arbor
Alumni and Parent Reception January 29th
Details to follow

Basketball History Celebration
February 12, 2010
Help celebrate the 96 year history of Concordia basketball and some major milestones.
2:00pm Women vs. Maranatha
3:30pm Special Presentation (Dr. Ferry, former coaches, 1000 point scorers, all basketball alumni)
4:15pm Men vs. Maranatha
6:00pm Special Celebration at Highland House
RSVPs required. More information to follow.

Eggebrecht Roast
April 16th, 2011
Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship
More information to follow

Athletic Schedules

Find the latest updates on all events at our Parent News and Events page. 
Financial Aid Information
The new preferred Financial Aid deadline is March 15, 2011. Students may begin completing the 2011-2012 FAFSA at on January 1, 2011.

When students return to campus, they should watch the CUW Portal, CUW e-mail accounts and the CUW television network for Financial Aid updates.

They may check the CUW Portal at any time for specific Financial Aid information or the Financial Aid website at for additional scholarship information.
Thank You For Your Support
We know that many of our students would not be able to attend Concordia if it was not for the spiritual, emotional and financial support of their parents. As a University, we thank you for the countless hours of time you have put forth for your children and the University, whether in driving for a visit or to pick them up, in volunteering at CUW, in time spent at athletic, musical or drama events, and in hours at work to support your student.

As we quickly approach Christmas and most of our students head for home, we truly hope that you enjoy having them around, pray for safe travels for all and will anxiously be awaiting their return to Concordia in January. Please view the academic calendar if you have questions regarding the start of Winterim and Spring semester. The University will be closed December 24th through January 2nd. If there is anything you need during the break, please contact us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Have a very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Nicole L. Tilot
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations