In This Issue...
- Finals Study Pack
- Alumni Brick
- Events Calendar
- Academic News
- Athletic News
- Career Opportunities
Social Media Site of the month
CUI International Students Facebook
Learn more about Global programs, CPT workshops and get helpful advice for international students.
Finals Study Packs
Finals will be here before we know it! This is your friendly reminder that college students love to get care packages, especially near finals week. Give your student that extra boost to help them survive last minute papers and final exams.
To order a finals study pack from Care 2 Go, a college care package company that CUI has partnered with, visit our direct link http://www.care2go.biz/Concordia-Eagles_c9.htm to order your package today!
Of course, if you prefer, you can always put together your own care package. Either way, all care packages should be addressed just as you would any other mail with your student’s name, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612.
Is Your Student Graduating?
Commencement is just around the corner and your student’s hard work and dedication over the last several years will be realized, completing an undergraduate education. Congratulations!
As a unique and meaningful way to recognize your graduate’s achievements, the CUI Alumni Association invites you to leave a legacy on campus. A gift of $100 will purchase an alumni brick on the Grimm Student Union patio.
You can have your student’s name and class year engraved on a brick and placed alongside the names of friends and fellow alumni. If we receive your order by April 25, we’ll send you an acknowledgement suitable to present as a graduation gift. Order a brick online today!
For information about Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 3 click here.
MasterWorks Concert Series- J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion-April 12 & 13
Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 PM
Reserved Seating: $35/$25/$20
Calling for two choirs and two orchestras, conducted by Dr. Michael Busch, this masterwork is arguably Bach’s most monumental musical achievement. Christ’s passion and death are recounted from the Gospel of Matthew in this gripping portrayal of devotion, betrayal, and sacrifice.
Concordia presents this sacred masterpiece during the weekend of Palm Sunday, aptly known as the Sunday of the Passion. A performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is always a special event. The price of the ticket includes a catered hors d’oeuvres reception, served during intermission.
Concordia University Dance Ensemble Spring Concert 2014-April 12
Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 PM
Concordia University Studio Theatre
Each year Concordia’s remarkably talented Dance Ensemble brings us a collection of works spanning different dance styles, emotions and moods. Join us for this special evening!
Understanding Social Security Retirement Benefits Workshop-April 17
Thursday, April 17th, at 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (lunch provided)
Thursday, April 17th, at 6:00 PM-7:30 PM (light dinner provided)
Grimm Hall Conference Center
Deciding when to begin taking Social Security benefits is an important and multifaceted consideration that should be factored into each individual’s broader retirement plan. The presenters will review key details to consider in your Social Security decision-making to assist you in creating an effective strategy for collecting your benefits.
Timothy J. Miller & Joseph Nelson – Investment Management Consultants from BlackRock
Register today: www.cui.edu/plannedgiving
Questions? Call Dennis Cox at (949) 214-3182
Spring Open House-April 26
Saturday, April 26, at 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Future Students, Families and Guests: This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about Concordia University Irvine. Meet with deans, faculty, and current students. Discover all the wonderful academic majors that are available to you. Gain insight on financial aid and scholarships. Come see what our beautiful campus has to offer you as a future student! This event is open to all high school students and their parents. Lunch will be provided, there is no charge to attend the event and parking is complimentary.
For more information please contact the Admissions Events Team at 949-214-3011 or 949-214-3026 or by email at Admissions.Events@cui.edu.
Spring Choral Concert-April 26
Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 PM
$10 general/$8 seniors/students free
The Men’s Chorus and Women’s Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Marin Jacobson, present their final concert of the season. Featured works include Today This Spring by Grammy award winning composer, Libby Larsen and Vier Gesänge by Johannes Brahms. The performance follows the spring tour.
Gala of Stars-May 10
Saturday, May 10, at 5:00 pm
Concordia University, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA
Grimm Student Union
Last year there was a sell-out crowd of 450 people and an amazing $550,000 was raised for our students-thanks to generous donors and dedicated volunteers! The silent auction begins at 5:00 pm in Grimm Student Union and the dinner, live auction and music and video presentation by our talented students and alumni begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Arena that has been transformed into an elegant black tie setting. All proceeds from the 12th annual Gala of Stars go to the student aid fund.
There are many ways for you to participate. Sponsor a table or purchase tickets (remember that alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years receive a 10% discount!); volunteer to help that evening as a greeter, silent auction monitor, distribute items at end of evening and much more (a complimentary dinner will be provided); pray that God will bless this event that benefits our students.
For details, to volunteer, or to purchase tickets
or contact LaVeda Carter 949-214-3183 or Grace Saldaña 949-214-3185.
A Message from the Theatre Department
This year the KC/ACTF Region VIII Regional Festival took place at the LA Theatre Center in Los Angeles.
Several students auditioned for The Open Jar Institute, a program where only 60 students nationwide are selected to participate in a one week institute in New York City, to work one-on-one with Broadway's best professionals in musical theatre. Classes in dance, singing, acting, audition technique taught exclusively by Broadway professionals. Plus, see a Broadway show each night, take a backstage tour.
Part of the festival that we participate in each year is the Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition competition. We entered eleven pairs into this competition. For the first time in CUI history, we had four pairs make it to the semi-final round this year: Christian Rowe and scene partner Nicole Salimbeni, Bre Piantanida and scene partner Nate Vellapally, Kierney Loucas and scene partner Jaclyn Pennington and Steven Pepper and scene partner Alexandra Dominguez. Steven and Alexandra made it to the finals! It was a fun and successful festival.
Teacher Credential Program Info Night-April 24
Thursday, April 24, at 6:00-8:00 PM
Concordia University, Grimm Hall Conference Room, 3rd Floor
Do you know someone who is looking to change careers and has felt the call to teach? Tell them to join us for the next Concordia University Irvine Teacher Credential Program Information Session. Concordia University Irvine’s credential programs prepare students above and beyond CA Teacher Standards to be successful teachers in the real world. Feel the calling? Call us. We understand! RSVP for the School of Education Information Night
here or 949-214-3338.
Athletics – Eagles Soaring
Click on the link to read more about your favorite Eagles Sport!
Eagles News: Tommy Stangl & Asia Auberry Selected NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Baseball: #12 Eagles Slide Into First Place With Doubleheader Win Over #7 Mustangs
Men’s Basketball: Former Eagle Star Cameron Gliddon Voted Cairns Taipans’ MVP
Men’s Lacrosse: Eagles beat Banana Slugs to win 4 in a row
Men’s Tennis: #11 Eagles Pick Up Two Non-Conference W's
Men’s Volleyball: Kevin Fiske Named NAIA Setter of the Week
Softball: #1 Eagles Offense Sputters In Game One, Gets Rolling In Game Two In Split With Lions
Swimming: Men Take Fourth, Women Finish Fifth At 2014 NAIA National Championships
Track and Field: Moises Ramos Leads Eagles At PLNU Invitational
Women’s Basketball: Coach Trisha Stafford-Odom Excited About Future Of Program After First Season
Women’s Tennis: #13 Eagles Sweep Whitworth At Concordia Tennis Courts
Women’s Water Polo: Concordia Wins Two More in March
For the latest athletics information and schedules, visit www.cuieagles.com.
Career Speaker Series
In April, our Career Speaker Series featured Al Duncan teaching us how to discover our leadership skills to become a leader that adapts, learns, and shifts.
To listen to Duncan’s recorded webinar or register for next month’s live webinar on Wed., May 7, at 5-6 p.m. (PST) with Susan Whitcomb, author of numerous books including, The Twitter Job Search Guide and 30-Day JOB PROMOTION, as she shows us tips, tricks and strategies that will help you develop your online presence, go to
CUI Employment Opportunities
Do you know someone with the skills and talents to help CUI reach its goals? Please help us spread the word and share our current staff employment openings. For a full listing and our fillable application form, please visit
Full Time Positions:
Director of Community Involvement & Leadership Development
Graduate Programs Advisor, School of Education
Student Success Coordinator
Tutoring Services Coordinator
Institutional Research and Assessment Coordinator
Part Time Positions:
English Language Instructor
Athletic Training – Graduate Assistant
International Admissions Application Coordinator
Blessings to you and your family,
Director of Alumni and Family Relations
Concordia University Irvine
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612-3299