|Alumni Newsletter | March 2015|
As an alumnus, your experience at CUW does not need to end at your graduation day. There are many opportunities for you to stay connected or get reconnected to your alma mater and with your former classmates. We have so many exciting things to share with you but there is not enough room in one newsletter. Make sure you go to www.CUW.edu and to the alumni news & events page and alumni Facebook page for updates and news items.
In this month's issue you will learn about the Concordia Promise, where high school students could potentially earn their first year of college for FREE and about the opening of a CUW Veterans Service Office and American Legion Post. Don't forget to review the list of events on the left sidebar of this newsletter. As always, please email me with items of interest for the newsletter and/or your ideas on how we can serve you through an event or program.
Wishing you a blessed & reflective Easter,
Michelle "Mickie" Wagner
Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
Concordia University Wisconsin has recently unveiled the Concordia Promise, an exciting initiative to provide access to the "highest quality education at the most affordable prices possible." The Concordia Promise is a program that offers affordable and potentially free dual credit for high school students, either home schooled or at Christian high schools. If you are a parent or a high school administrator you can find out more about this program and view President Ferry's video here or contact Concordia University's Dual Credit Coordinator, Kathryn Baganz, at Kathryn.Baganz@cuw.edu or 262-243-2077.
|New Military Office & American Legion Post at CUW|
Concordia University Wisconsin recently developed an on-campus Veterans Services Office which will work to create a stronger approach to offering educational opportunities to veterans. The University anticipates this department will be instrumental in offering resources to help guide and support veterans who are interested in pursuing a higher education. As part of this office, Eduardo Garza, U.S. Navy veteran, was recently promoted to the Director of Veteran Services, a new position at the University. Learn more about Lieutenant Garza, BizTimes Executive of the Week.
Along with having the Veterans Service Office, there will be a newly established American Legion Post at CUW. The dedication ceremony of Post 1881 will be held on Wednesday, April 1st at 6 P.M. This is the first American Legion Post to be established on a college campus in the state of Wisconsin. If you are interested in attending the dedication, please RSVP here.
|New Scholarship Inspired By Cancer Surviving Nursing Student |
|Concordia University Wisconsin is encouraging high school graduates interested in studying nursing or health sciences, to apply for the new Emma-Rose Paulson Inspiration Scholarship through the University. This new endowment, made possible through several generous donations, is named after CUW freshman, and pre-nursing student, Emma-Rose Paulson. Applications for the Scholarship are due by April 3rd. The ideal candidate is a Wisconsin high school graduate who is, or will be, attending CUW. The student must demonstrate a track record of volunteerism that is making positive contributions to the community. Strong consideration will be given to those who have overcome significant adversities, or challenges, in their personal lives. For more information on the scholarship process, click here.
You can read more about Paulson's inspiring story in the current issue of CUW's Concordian magazine and/or click here for the FOX6Now story on Emma.
Lunch & Author Presentation
Tuesday, April 21st 11:30am-1:00pm
History enthusiasts, we have a treat for you! You have an opportunity to hear Concordia University historian and educator Jim Pingel talk about his newest book, Confidence and character: the religious life of George Washington (2014, Wipf & Stock). You are invited to a special luncheon presentation and book signing. A $20 reservation will provide you with a copy of Jim's book as well as a catered lunch. Seating is limited for this unique opportunity to meet and interact with the author, so please contact Cindy Guth (email@example.com) to save your spot.
|Cyclists - Join the Concordia Team!|
You have the opportunity to join the Concordia in Action team for the United Performing Arts Fund's (UPAF) "Ride for the Arts" Sunday, May 31st bike ride. This is a great way to show our support and have some fun with the Concordia University Wisconsin community of alumni and families.
The "Ride for the Arts" early registration deadline is April 12th with a fee of $50. Team registration ends on April 29th. Interested participants need to register here and give the password of "Concordia". If you have already registered and would like to be on the Concordia in Action team, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
|Dramatic Presentation of the Gospel of Mark|
| Concordia University Wisconsin will host a live, dramatic presentation of The Gospel of Mark. The presentation is given by six professors and pastors from Concordia Seminary and Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregations in Saint Louis, Missouri.