Alumni and community members invited to Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend at Concordia University, Nebraska

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SEWARD, NE (09/07/2017) Alumni of Concordia University, Nebraska, will be welcomed back to campus Sept. 22-24 for special events during the 2017 Homecoming and Alumni Reunion Weekend.

Dedication of the new Center for Liturgical Art will be held at 3:45 p.m., Friday. The new facility is being built at 540 North Columbia Avenue in Seward, where the former Marxhausen family home stood. It is also the site of Reinhold Marxhausen's studio, where the art professor completed his two mosaic murals for the Nebraska State Capitol.

A free homecoming fair with games and other activities will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The C.G. "Kelly" and Virginia Holthus Family Plaza.

A pre-game tailgate meal for Homecoming attendees and the public will be held starting at 11:30 a.m. on The C.G. "Kelly" and Virginia Holthus Family Plaza and Brommer Drive. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Concordia's football game versus Doane University kicks off at 1 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium.

Concordia will honor several selected alumni and friends of the university who have demonstrated excellent service in the church and the world. Honorees include:

Alumnus of the Year: Rev. John Barton Day, '92

Young Alumni of the Year: Brandon McWilliams, '13 and Preston Harris, '14

Servant Leadership Award: Dr. Micah Parker, '91

Lifetime Service Award - Prof. Edmund Martens

Family Heritage Award - Robbins Family

Lifelong Learner Award - Bud Olsson, '12.

Honorary Bulldog Spirit Award - Rev. Kenneth and Marlene Block

Concordia will also induct several former Bulldog athletes into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame:

Stephanie (Beberniss) Tietjen, '04, Track and Field

Eunice Goldgrabe, 1967-2011, Pioneer in Women's Athletics

Jason Jisa, '05, Men's Basketball

Martin Strohschein, 02, Men's Golf

2001-02, Men's Golf

Visitors to campus are welcome to explore campus buildings; visit with faculty, staff and students; enjoy meals; attend event receptions and cheer on the Bulldogs at athletic events.

Please visit for schedule, ticket and registration information.

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,600 students. Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit