Homecoming Celebration Attended By Over 600
Article written by Chelsey Doering
Concordia University Texas celebrated its 90th anniversary this month with a week packed full of activities involving the entire community, including prospective students, current students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and community members.
The week began with a weeklong scavenger hunt on the university’s official social media channels, an intramural dodge ball tournament, a career fair, a graduation festival, and a very exciting preview event at Concordia’s new Incubator for Innovation and Impact.
On Friday, 36 prospective students attended a Visit Day on Concordia’s campus, an overnight visit in which they were able to experience what life is like for current students. Additionally, Concordia alumni from the classes between 1950 and 1959 gathered together at Texas Land & Cattle to reconnect and reminisce about their college (and sometimes, high school) years.
The next day, many ministry alumni gathered for a clergy breakfast with Director of Church Relations, Rev. J. Brown. After a campus worship service led by alumnus Pastor Paul Goeke, attendees split into several activities, including a tour of the campus archives in the Library, a tour of the Preserve, and Painting with a Twister, a new event that was registered full several weeks in advance of the weekend.
The Concordia Texas Tornados took on the Concordia Chicago Cougars later that afternoon as the CTX community gathered for a tailgate. The Tornados ended up winning in a walk-off run. A screening of the movie Crossing Jordan – about the move from Concordia’s historic campus downtown to our beautiful new one – was held after that, as well as a more formal celebration of Concordia’s 90 year history and Dr. Don Zielke’s illustrious 50 year history of teaching.
The weekend concluded with participants visiting area churches for Sunday morning worship and a traditional game of Noon Ball. On Sunday night, members of the Concordia community gathered for a fun, formal watch party of the Academy Awards.
Concordia Crossing was attended by over 600 people in total, and we look forward to celebrating our 91st year!