From:                              Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15132942-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]

Sent:                               Tuesday, January 13, 2009 5:22 PM

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Subject:                          Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter - 1/13/09

 

January 13, 2009

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
The festivities of Homecoming weekend loom on the horizon, and I hope to see many of you here on campus February 6-7. Whether you participate in traditional events such as the pizza party at Mama Vesuvios or the 3 on 3 basketball tournament, or enjoy something new like the Improv show in our new theatre, we are always trying to offer a broad range of events that will provide an opportunity to stay connected with friends and keep up with the exciting changes happening at your alma mater. This year will also mark what is likely the final homecoming celebration to be held in the winter as homecoming will be moving to the fall.

As I am busy making preparations, I can't help but think about an even more exciting homecoming that we as Christians can look forward to. While many in this world are paralyzed by the though of death, we can think of it as a homecoming for ourselves and our loved ones who have gone ahead. Author Max Lucado says it well, as he describes a face to face encounter with the Lord at our eternal homecoming. "Those you love will shout. Those you know will applaud. But all the noise will cease when the Father cups your chin and says, Welcome home. And with scarred hand he'll wipe every tear from your eye. And you will dwell in the house of your Lord; forever." It is my hope that you still think fondly of your days at Trinity and that we may see you again soon at homecoming either in a few weeks or down the road. But, more importantly, I look forward to an even greater homecoming promised to us by eternal life and one that is put on by someone who throws a way bigger party then we can imagine.

"God will give to each person according to what he has done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger."

Romans 2:6-8 (NIV)


Travis Bandstra '06
Director of Alumni Relations

ALUMNI NEWS
HOMECOMING 2009 - JOIN US FOR THE FINAL WINTER HOMECOMING
Save the date for February 6-7 to be here at Trinity for Homecoming 2009. The lineup of events has been released and includes many opportunities to visit the new Art & Communication Center. For a weekend schedule and to register for various activities, click here.

PRESIDENTIAL ALUMNI AWARDS DINNER WILL HONOR ALUMNI OF THE YEAR
Join us as we kick off homecoming weekend by honoring this year's alumni of the year Dick & Patty DeJong as well as our new honorary alumni Dave Ribbens, Steve & Kathy Westra, and Anita Visser. The evening consists of a formal dinner followed by the awards presentation and is open to all alumni and friends of the college. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by contacting Karen Slager at 708.239.4806 or karen.slager@trnty.edu.

50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND HOMECOMING 2009-ROUND TWO
Save the date on your calendars for October 2, 3, & 4 of 2009 as Homecoming will be moving to the fall. That same weekend, we will also be celebrating Trinity's 50th birthday with a huge celebration at Navy Pier. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months!!

PURCHASE A COMMEMORATIVE BRICK-DEADLINE JANUARY 16
Now is the time to reserve an engraved brick for you as an alum, or any friend or family member. Each brick is then laid in the chapel courtyard in time for the May graduation. In order to place your order for this year and ensure placement by graduation, order by 1/16/09. To request a brick, click here.

LAST CALL 1/31 - REQUESTING YOUR STORIES-CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Dr. Dan Diephouse is editing a book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Trinity's founding in 1959. He would like to include some personal stories from alumni from various years recounting memories of their time on campus. Here are some topics to prompt your memories: stories about special classes, student pranks, the Troll, interim experiences, the philosophy wars, experiences with students or with professors, concerts, lectures, fund raisers, athletic events, OPUS, Fine Arts Festivals, chapels, drama, dorm life, apartment life, overseas programs, Chicago experiences, Palos Heights experiences, Trinity building experiences, times before Trinity computers and even telephones were available to every student and every faculty member. Send your stories to Dr. Diephouse at dan.diephouse@trnty.edu by 1/31/09.

GO FISH CONCERT RESCHEDULED
The Go Fish concert that was previously scheduled at Trinity in December but cancelled due to weather has been rescheduled for March 28th. Ticket information will be released at a future date. To find out more information about Go Fish, click here.

CAMPUS NEWS
TRINITY GRATEFUL FOR THE SERVICE OF ITS COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LEADER
The College created the position of executive associate to the president for community partnerships in 2004. Felecia Thompson, who had served the College as director of academic support and services since 1997, was well-equipped to serve in the new role as Trinity's public liaison. After 12 years at Trinity, Thompson is stepping down to accept a position as the executive director of World Vision's Chicago site. For the full story, click here.

INTERIM & WORSHIP TOUR UPDATES - FROM FLORIDA TO PARIS AND ROME
To keep up to speed on the worship tour as well as many of the cross-country interims that students are participating in, read their journal entries on an ongoing basis here.

BECOME A TRINITY FACEBOOK FAN
Become a Trinity Facebook fan for another great way to keep up to date on the latest Trinity happenings and show your support for the college. Click here to become a fan.

UPCOMING EVENTS
HOMECOMING 2009
Save the date for February 6-7 to be here at Trinity for Homecoming 2009. The lineup of events has been released and includes many opportunities to visit the new Art & Communication Center. For a weekend schedule, click here.

AUTHOR OF THE SHACK TO SPEAK AT TRINITY Mark your calendars: William Paul Young, author of The Shack, will be speaking at Trinity on February 17 at 7 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. Admission is free but tickets are required for entrance. Call 708-597-3000 to reserve tickets.

GO FISH CONCERT RESCHEDULED
The Go Fish concert that was previously scheduled at Trinity in December but cancelled due to weather has been rescheduled for March 28th. Ticket information will be released at a future date. To find out more information about Go Fish, click here.

TO VIEW ALL CAMPUS EVENTS, VISIT THE ONLINE CALENDAR

SPORTS NEWS
ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT THREE NEW MEMBERS
The Trinity Christian Hall of Fame will welcome three new members during Homecoming festivities in February. In its third year of existence, the addition of this trio will bring the total Hall of Fame membership to 13. The induction ceremony will take place during a luncheon in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2009. For profiles of the inductees, and more information, click here.

TO KEEP UP ON ALL TROLL SPORTS, VISIT THE ATHLETICS WEBSITE.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
For more info on this position and other job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, click here.

 

Contact: Trinity Christian College Alumni, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463


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