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Campus highlights

Below are the campus highlights from the booklet with links to the full stories and a selection of additional highlights.

Two Campuses - One Uncommon Thread

CUWAA: Two Campuses - One Uncommon Thread

So happy together! It’s been nearly seven years ago that Concordia University Ann Arbor and Concordia University Wisconsin officially joined together to become one university with two campuses. CUAA will always be the Cardinals and CUW the Falcons, but we can support and uplift each other. We share in the same vision and mission of being a Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world. Click here to watch our video celebrating this important milestone in the history of our university.

First annual River Sounds

First annual River Sounds was a true success

There was a tremendous turnout for River Sounds in the Key of A2 last summer. About 1,200 people brought their blankets and chairs for this first-time, free, outdoor concert on campus by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. To read more, click here.

Service is a cornerstone

Service is a cornerstone at CUAA – with or without a pandemic

Last August, our students and staff joined together to serve 11 organizations throughout Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti: Habitat for Humanity, Natural Area Preservation, Mentor2Youth, Reuse Center, Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, Glacier Hills Senior Living Community, Meals on Wheels, Avalon Housing, Center for Independent Living, North Star Reach, and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. The Day of Service launched with more than 250 participants of students and staff gathering for a send-off service in Concordia’s Chapel of the Holy Trinity. To read more, click here.

This year, CUAA donated paper towels, toilet paper, and craft supplies to Wolverine Human Services, a child welfare agency the provides treatment services to children and families of Michigan. We delivered extra art supplies from our 2D Studio and pallets of toilet paper and paper towels that had been purchased for the residence halls this spring. In addition, our School of Nursing donated PPE (personal protective equipment) to the Covenant Community Care Clinic, which serves the homeless in Detroit and is one of our clinical partners.

Shanitra Cheff

Shanitra Cheff hired to lead new Office of Multicultural Engagement

To meet more fully the needs of CUAA's growing number of students of color, the university created the Office of Multicultural Engagement and appointed a director who is a known name at Concordia. Shanitra Cheff accepted the position of Director of the Office of Multicultural Engagement and will oversee the formation of the office. Cheff, who has been the assistant cheer coach for the co-ed and stunt teams since 2016, will coordinate programs that educate, engage, and embrace students of different ethnic and diverse backgrounds so that all students have a richer campus experience and are better prepared for service and leadership after graduation. To read more, click here.


Concordia adds varsity Esports to athletic program

CUAA is excited to announce a varsity Esports program that will launch this fall. This initiative is another way to enhance options for students of varying interests and provides a unique path for students to experience the benefits of collegiate competition. As a sanctioned sports program, Esports is organized, competitive video gaming. Participants will develop team leadership skills, contribute to a team dynamic, and represent the university as college athletes. Read more here.

Cheer Team

Cheer team wins at CIT for third year in a row

Students, parents, alumni, and other members of the Concordia community cheered on the Cardinals in January during the Concordia Invitational Tournament held on the Concordia University Chicago campus. For the third consecutive year, our cheer team took home first place. Read the story here.

To learn how our teams did, click on the following: Women's basketball, Men's basketball, Dance team.

CUAA North Building

Concordia’s healthcare programs are expanding

Concordia hired directors for its newest graduate professional programs, doctorate of occupational therapy (OTD) and doctorate of physical therapy (DPT). Julie Chreston, program director for occupational therapy, and Robert Frampton, program director for physical therapy, officially joined the CUAA faculty on January 1. To read more, click here.

Athletic Training

Athletic Training program earns accreditation

Big news out of CUAA's School of Arts and Sciences, just in time for graduating Concordia’s first Master of Science in Athletic Training cohort in May! Our innovative Athletic Training program has earned accreditation status from the Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Click here to read more.

Faculty and staff make video for each graduate

Known by name: Faculty and staff make video for each graduate

Last month, we welcomed 164 graduates to the CUAA alumni family! When graduation takes place in uncommon times, we take uncommon measures. More than 80 members of the CUAA community contributed to a congratulatory video and offered personalized messages for each and every spring 2020 graduate. Take a look here.

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