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2012 - Volume 9, Issue 8, September 2012
In this issue:
- Advice from Student Affairs
- Concordia Courier
- Athletic News
- Lutheran Malaria Initiative
- Events Calendar
- Academic News
- Suggestions or Questions
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Advice from Student Affairs
As your college student is transitioning and figuring out life lessons about what it means to be an individual, support them in their independence, but be willing to reach out in an urgent situation. Remind your student that friendships take time, energy, and effort: be proactive! Encourage them to step out of their comfort zone and sign up for a club or activity that they find interesting. With midterms around the corner, remember that care packages are always thoughtful and are a tangible way to show support as academic stresses increase.
You are welcome to contact the Office of First-Year Experience at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding concerns you may have for your student. We will reach out to your student and aid in his/her success as a Concordia Eagle!
Director of First-Year Experience Programs and Initiatives
The Concordia Courier
Did you know that Concordia has a student newspaper? To read the latest edition or to explore archived issues go to cui.edu/StudentLife/Student-Newspaper.
Athletics - Eagles Soaring
Click on the links below to read more about your favorite Eagles Sports!
Softball: Concordia Catcher Annette Merjano Earns NFCA Diamond Award
Baseball: Four Incoming Eagles On Perfect Game Top Prospect Lists
Cross Country: Women Shine Early At Redlands Invite
Women's Soccer: Barrios' Late Goal Lifts #18 CU Over Embry-Riddle (AZ)
Volleyball: Brooke Marino First GSAC Player of the Week in 2012
Men's Soccer: Prado's Two Goals Lead #18 CU Past Embry-Riddle (AZ)
For the latest athletics info and schedules, visit www.cuieagles.com.
Lutheran Malaria Initiative
CUI students are currently working with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative to answer the global call to end malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015. This involvement follows the challenge of Lutheran World Relief and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to rally students within the CUI community around a cause, raising awareness and support for the initiative by August 2013. For more information email Katherine Vu at Katherine.email@example.com.
Concordia Business Breakfast Series- September 27
Everyone is invited to attend. Special guest speaker: Charles Lee, CEO, Ideation and author of Good Idea. Now What?
Thursday, September 27, 2012
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Concordia University, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA
Grimm Hall, 3rd floor Conference Center
This presentation will help individuals, companies, and organizations that are seeking to implement their ideas better. Whether you're leading a startup or trying to innovate within your existing company, this presentation, based upon the speaker's book Good Idea. Now What? will provide practical principles and clear actionable steps to help you get there.
Cost for the Breakfast:
Group of 4 - $50
Table of 8 - $100
Sponsorship VIP Table of 8 - $250 (includes free book for all table guests)
Emerging Professionals Leadership Summit- October 5
Concordia University Irvine is proud to be Title Sponsor of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Emerging Professionals Leadership Summit (EPLS) on Friday, October 5, 2012 from 9:00a.m. to 7:30p.m. at the Hilton Irvine of John Wayne Airport. The EPLS is the hottest new business conference targeting young professionals in Orange County.
This full-day event will expose attendees to top executives and emerging leaders in Orange County, where they will learn solid, dynamic leadership skills crucial for success in today's challenging business environment. Please join us for a uniquely Orange County opportunity to grow today, lead tomorrow by registering online. Ticket cost for the event is $125 and includes lunch and dinner.
Take advantage of Early Bird pricing of $95 by attending the Summit Ticket Sales Party on Thursday, September 13th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Paul Martin's American Grill at the Irvine Spectrum. This is the LAST time you can buy a ticket to the Emerging Professionals Leadership Summit at the Early Bird Rate of $95! ($20 admission price to the Party will be applied toward the $95 Summit ticket.) Tickets will be on sale for $125 after midnight on Thursday, September 13th. Register for the September 13th event by clicking on the Register online button. Six other local young professional organizations will be there mingling, so come and enjoy free appetizers and drinks (for the first 40 attendees) and great networking!
Feel free to bring a friend!
Eagle Golf Classic- October 15
The annual Eagle Golf Classic will be held on Monday, October 15, at the beautiful Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine (One Golf Club Drive). Shot-gun start begins at 9:30 a.m. Your day includes breakfast, lunch and awards dinner and lots of fun activities—gift baskets to take home, live auction, and much more. Go to www.cui.edu/golf to register!
If you are not a golfer, ther are other ways you can participate:
- Volunteer at registration or one of the prize holes the day of the event
- Help secure items for the opportunity prize gift baskets (dinner gift certificates, hotel get-aways, golf foursome, golf items, etc.)
Please contact Grace Saldaña at firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 214-3185 if you are able to be part of this fun event. All proceeds go to the student scholarship fund at Concordia.
Seniors' Preview Day- October 18
Do you know any High School Seniors? If so, spread the word... this is their chance to experience what it's like to be a Concordia University Eagle!
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012-Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: Thursday, 5:00p.m.-10:30p.m. and Friday, 8:00a.m. -2:00p.m.
FUTURE STUDENTS! This is an event for you to come learn what it truly is like to be a Concordia Eagle.
- Stay overnight with a current student to experience dorm life first hand.
- Sit in on a class to experience one of our amazing faculty's lectures.
- Eat in the cafeteria to get a taste of what Concordia students enjoy on a daily basis.
- Attend a chapel service with Concordia students to feel the power of Christ on campus.
- Participate in activities to get to know other future incoming students.
- Tour the Concordia campus to get a feel of your future home away from home!
Questions? Contact our Admissions Events Team at 949.214.3026. For more details or to register visit the official Seniors' Preview Days page.
"The Link Networking System(tm) Training for professionals"- October 25-27, 2012
Concordia in partnership with The Link Networking System is now offering The Link Networking System Training(tm), a 16-hour intensive training on the fundamentals of the art of Networking. This course has been taught around the world to corporations and individuals ensuring you have a decided advantage over your competitors. This training is for anyone in any profession that relies upon business relationships with others and who wants to collapse time frames in finding the right people to talk to, reciprocally.
This course changes lives and will be offered on campus at Concordia University Irvine, 1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA, in the Grimm Hall South building in room 128MBA and will be held on:
Thursday, October 25- 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
Friday, October 26- 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
Saturday, October 27- 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
(Note: You must attend all three days.)
For benefits and topics of the course or for Registration instructions, go to www.TheLinkNetworkingSystem.com.
Fit, Fabulous and Fed- November 10
Ladies-don't miss out on a fun day with your friends, sister, daughter, mother, etc. Concordia University's Women's Faith & Friendship Connection presents their annual brunch and boutique on Saturday, November 10, at the Hilton Orange County (3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa).
9:00 a.m. - Boutique opens
10:30 a.m. - Doors open to ballroom to see beautifully decorated tables
11:00 a.m. - Brunch and program begin
1:00 p.m. - Boutique re-opens
More information and registration is available at www.cui.edu/faithandfriendship.Check out the details on being a table hostess and receiving a $20 discount on your ticket. Questions? Contact Grace Saldaña at email@example.com or (949) 214-3185.
Don't miss guest speaker-Candace Cameron Bure, actress, producer, author, wife and mother. You will remember her as DJ Tanner in the popular TV show, "Full House," and she has starred in several popular Hallmark Channel movies. She will share her testimony of faith and how it helps her overcome obstacles and prioritize her life.
2013 Concordia Baseball Alumni Game- January 19
The 2013 Concordia Baseball Alumni Game has been scheduled for Saturday, January 19 at 12:00 pm. Those interested in playing need to email head coach Mike Grahovac at firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 31st, 2012. More information to come on this event as it approaches. The Eagles start their 2013 season at home on January 25th against new GSAC member Arizona Christian.
Have you ever thought about going back to school to get your graduate or undergraduate degree? Here is your chance to learn more...
Concordia University invites you to our upcoming information sessions where you will have the opportunity to meet with program faculty and current students. Learn more about Admissions requirements, financial aid and more. Parking is free and there is no cost to attend these events.
The following events are from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. and are located in Grimm Hall North 3rd floor Conference Room.
Our next events include:
MBA Soiree- Thursday, September 13
Learn more about the Master of Business Administration program.
Questions? Call Sherry Powers at 949-214-3032 or email email@example.com.
Adult Degree Program Info Night- Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Concordia University offers Adult Degree Programs so that you can obtain your Bachelor's degree while working full time. Degrees are offered in:
Healthcare Management (HCM), Business Administration & Leadership (BAL), Organizational Psychology (OP), Applied Liberal Arts (ALA)
For more information or to register, visit the Info Night website.
Questions? Call Anthony Cosenza 949-214-3017 or email Anthony.Cosenza@cui.edu.
School of Education Info Night- Thursday, September 20, 2012
Learn more about the Credential and Master of Arts in Education programs.
For more information or to register, visit the Info Session website.
Questions? Call Deb Baumgartner at 949.214.3338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your ideas matter! Providing a link to the student newspaper came from an excellent parent suggestion. Is there something you would like to see in our parent newsletter or a question that you need answered? Please contact Stacie Mallinson, Director of Alumni & Family Relations by sending a quick email to email@example.com or calling 949-214-3178.
Many blessings to you and your families as you transition into this fall season!
Director of Alumni and Family Relations
Concordia University Irvine
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA 92612-3299