From: Trinity Christian College [bounceback1-15068508-61446404@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 2:52 PM
To: Travis Bandstra
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--January 2, 2007


January 2, 2007
"'I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.'" Matthew 3:11-12 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
PRAISE TEAM TOURS OVER INTERIM
Check to see if Trinity's Praise Team will be touring in your area in January. The group will depart from Trinity on January 8 and continue on to visit five states and Canada, returning January 22. Hear sound clips and view their travel schedule on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/praiseteam/

HOMECOMING 2007 CELEBRATES ALUMNI FEBRUARY 2-3
Homecoming 2007 is February 2-3, and we'd love to see you back on campus! Whether you come to join us in honoring long-time faculty members John Kooyenga and Bob Rice; take your kids to a puppet show; check out this year's basketball teams; or just stop by your old college hang-out, Mama Vesuvio's, call your friends and tell them to meet you on campus. Check out the Homecoming Web page at tcc.trnty.edu/homecoming to see the entire schedule of activities. Don't forget to reserve your place today by contacting Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or alumni@trnty.edu.

CAMPUS NEWS
2007 ALUMNI AWARDS
Four men of distinction are recipients of the 2007 alumni awards. John Kooyenga '66 of Tinley Park, Illinois is Alumnus of the Year. The 2007 Honorary Alumni Award recipients are Dr. Robert Rice, Dr. Kenneth Bootsma, and Martin Ozinga III. The alumni award recipients will be honored at the annual Presidential Alumni Dinner on Friday, February 2, during Homecoming weekend. To attend, contact Travis Bandstra in the alumni office at 708.239.4854 or e-mail alumni@trnty.edu for more information. Read more about these award recipients on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/122206a/

TRINITY STUDENT RELEASES CD
Andrea Goforth '07 from Winthrop Harbor, Illinois is coming into her own with the release of a CD titled "Songs for Someone." "I began singing and playing piano at a very young age, and by the time I was in junior high, I was writing my own songs. I wrote and performed my solo material throughout high school, but when I got to Trinity, it took a back seat to my academic priorities." For the rest of the story, check our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/122206b/

ALUMNA ELECTED TO HOSPITAL BOARD
A great honor was bestowed on Trinity alumna Jamie Stephenson '00 of Wadsworth, Illinois when she was recently elected to the board of Cancer Treatment Centers of America Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois. See the whole story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/122206/

SPEAKER HAS HYPNOTIC EFFECT ON CAMPUS
If you have ever zoned out while driving down the road or reading a book, chances are you have hypnotized yourself. "Being hypnotized is not dreaming. It is not sleeping. It is being very relaxed," said Dr. Eric Scott '94 from Indianapolis, Indiana. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/122106d/

HONORS FOR HONORS PROGRAM
Faculty and students had the opportunity to review the fine work of Trinity's Honors Program on December 12 in the Grand Lobby of Ozinga Chapel. The Honors Program challenges academically gifted students through seminars, unique opportunities within a major program, and participation in co-curricular activities. Led in their efforts by Associate Professor of Education Dr. Patti Powell, six students in this semester's Honors Seminar investigated academic partnered learning, a method of teaching, learning, and reflecting that combines academic classroom curriculum with meaningful community service. For more information, check our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/122106b/

STUDENTS LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL ART RAID
An art sale on December 8 sponsored by the Social Justice Chapter at Trinity raised money for the Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago, which serves AIDS patients in Lawndale and Garfield. Social Justice Chapter members got the idea of helping the health center from Acting on AIDS, a student chapter of World Vision, an international Christian relief and development organization. The sale included several items donated by students and some Native American art donated by the College's Development office. See the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/122106c/

PROMINENT EVANGELICAL URGES RENEWED CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY
One of the most influential religious voices in our nation's capitol attracted more than 150 students and faculty to the Grand Lobby of Ozinga Chapel on December 5. Rev. Richard Cizik, vice president of government affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), urged renewal of civic responsibility. Find more information on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/122106e/

ALUMNI NEWS
SURVEY FOR THE ALUMNI MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Want to get involved in the life of Trinity but don't know how? Do you want to give back to Trinity but don't have the means to give financially? Do you take joy out of working with young people but can't do it full-time? Maybe becoming an alumni mentor is for you! Take this short eight question survey to help us design this program for current students and to determine your level of involvement. Click this link for the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=311902966087

CALLING ALL FORMER GOSPEL CHOIR MEMBERS!
Remember your days singing in the gospel choir at Trinity? Wish you had an opportunity to gather with your former choir members? On Saturday, March 3, you can do just that! The first gospel choir reunion will feature a time of reminiscing over lunch and the opportunity to attend Trinity's annual Gospelfest, a night of praise by Trinity's gospel choir and others from the area. If you participated in the gospel choir at Trinity and would like to receive an invitation to the reunion, contact the alumni office at: 708.239.4854 or alumni@trnty.edu.

JOB OPENINGS
MARKETING AND RECRUITMENT MANAGER--ADULT STUDIES
Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time marketing and recruitment manager to support and grow the adult studies programs. This individual is responsible for managing the marketing to admissions process through the creation and implementation of marketing and communication plans and events. Send application to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois, 60463.

NURSING FACULTY POSITION--COMMUNITY, ADULT HEALTH OR MATERNITY NURSING
Trinity Christian College is seeking to fill a tenure-track position to teach both the classroom and clinical components of community or adult health nursing, developing community health experiences across the curriculum, and involvement in other segments of the curriculum during fall and spring semesters. Send application to: Dianne Jamison, Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois, 60463. Resumes may also be sent via email to djamison@trnty.edu or by fax to 708.385.5665.

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about these job openings and others online at tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings

SPORTS NEWS
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SUFFERS TWO LOSSES
In a tournament at Taylor University (IN) on December 29-30 the Trolls could not find a win and ended the calendar year with two losses. In their first game they were soundly defeated by Taylor, 82-62. They came back the next day to narrowly miss a victory, 81-84, against Indiana Tech. The team is now 6-12 for the season.

MEN'S BASKETBALL CLOSES YEAR WITH LOSSES
The Trolls ended 2006 with two losses in a tournament hosted by Hope College (MI) on December 29-30. They lost 53-69 on Friday night to the host school and then fell 63-78 to Spring Arbor University in the consolation game on Saturday. The team is currently 4-10 for the season.

LEARNED NAMED NCCAA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
On December 21, sophomore Amanda Learned was named the NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week for her contributions to the team in their games on December 15-16. The Trolls posted a 2-0 record for the weekend in their Troll Invitational and Learned led the team in each of those games. For the two games she had a total of 31 points, 18 rebounds, nine assists and nine steals.

EXCELLENCE ON AND OFF THE FIELD
Coach Josh Lenarz announced the 2007 recruiting class for the women's soccer program on December 19. He has secured a number of commitments from players who will not only find success on the soccer field, but will also bring excellence to the classroom.

To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/

SAVE THE DATE
February 2-3 - Homecoming 2007

For more information on upcoming events, please see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new.

Contact: Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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