From: Trinity Christian College [bounceback1-15070698-61446404@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 3:46 PM
To: Travis Bandstra
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--January 30, 2007


January 30, 2007
"As he looked up, Jesus saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 'I tell you the truth,' he said, 'this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.'" Luke 21:1-4 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
ALUMNA NIMMER '91 LAUNCHES HOMECOMING WEEKEND WITH CHAPEL APPEARANCE
Author, motivational speaker, and alumna Kathy Nimmer '91 will make a special appearance at Trinity Christian College on Friday, February 2, in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel. Nimmer will address a chapel service at 10 a.m. on the theme "Walking by Faith, Not by Sight." The speech details the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of gradually losing sight. Immediately after chapel, she will sign copies of her new book, "Minutes in the Dark, Eternity in the Light." For more information, visit tcc.trnty.edu.

HOMECOMING 2007 CELEBRATES ALUMNI THIS WEEKEND
Homecoming 2007 is this weekend, February 2-3, and we'd love to see you back on campus. Whether you come to honor 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.

We've got a free alumni t-shirt with your name on it (no, not literally!) and there's still a few spots available at Mama Vesuvio's, so reserve your place today by contacting Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or alumni@trnty.edu or registering online at tcc.trnty.edu/homecoming.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY ON SATURDAY--One of the residence halls on campus has made a connection with the Chicagoland Prison Outreach. Once a month, they travel there to help out by sorting clothing, painting, cleaning or whatever the organization needs. This Saturday, February 3, they would like to invite any alumni or friends who would like to join them in this service opportunity. They will leave campus at 10 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. For more information or to volunteer your time, contact Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or travis.bandstra@trnty.edu .

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE TO DO ON SATURDAY NIGHT?--Check out Trinity's improvisational comedy group, TrinProv, on Saturday night after the pizza party at Mama's. This student group will be performing in the Ozinga Chapel at 7:45 p.m. Still not ready to go home? Stick around to hear Green River Ordinance in concert (www.myspace.com/gro) in the chapel at 9 p.m. Admission to both events is free and everyone is welcome.

OZINGA CHAPEL FEATURES HYMN FESTIVAL
Join us for a hymn festival on Sunday, February 25, at 3 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium. Audience members will be invited to join the Trinity Concert Choir and members of local church choirs, accompanied by brass and organ, in singing hymns on the theme "I Will Remember the Deeds of the Lord." Rev. John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, will present a pre-festival lecture titled "The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship" at 2 p.m. in the Van Namen Recital Hall. The Hymn Festival is part of a year long celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Christian Reformed Church. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 708.597.3000.

TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK WELCOMES RICHARD VIE TO CAMPUS
The Trinity Business Network would like you to join them on Wednesday, March 7 at 8 a.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel to hear featured speaker Richard C. Vie, Chairman and CEO of Unitrin, Inc, who will speak about ethics in the business place. The main presentation will be followed by a question and answer session. Admission is free; continental breakfast will be served; no reservation is necessary. For more information, contact Ruth De Bruyn at ruth.debruyn@trnty.edu or 708.239.4827.

CAMPUS NEWS
KING'S PROPHETIC VISION
Trinity reflects on the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Members of the Trinity Christian College community gathered in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel on January 15 to celebrate the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on what would have been his 78th birthday. The theme of the event was "King's Prophetic Vision for the World." Several speakers explored King's global vision for peace through examples from his life and works. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/011607a/

PLAY TO LEARN, LEARN TO PLAY
During this interim, there was nothing but fun and games in Pete Post's education class -- and the Trinity professor would not have it any other way. Ten students took the "Play to Learn, Learn to Play" interim course to develop games to supplement elementary and high school textbooks. Find the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/012407/

DIVERSITY IN THE COLLEGE CURRICULUM
"Today's college education must prepare students for the complexity of a diverse and globally interconnected, if fractured, world." Those words by a panel of national education, business, policy, and community leaders were echoed by diversity expert Dr. Debra Humphreys, who delivered an address on January 24 at Trinity Christian College. Humphreys is vice president for communications and public affairs for the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She appeared at Trinity in connection with the College's "First Mondays" Diversity Lecture Series. For more, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/012607/

ALUMNI NEWS
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.

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

JOB OPENINGS
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
The College is seeking a Vice President of Finance and Administration who serves as the CFO, responsible for financial and business operations as well as infrastructure development and support for the College. Reporting to the President and a member of the president's administrative council, the Vice President represents the division of the College which includes financial and business operations, information systems, physical plant maintenance and campus development, human resources, and auxiliary operations. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to a Reformed theological perspective and will be expected to adhere to Reformed confessional standards and Mission Statement to which the college is pledged. In addition, progressively responsible leadership experience in higher education or a senior financial management position is required. MBA, MA or CPA preferred. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time Communications Manager. This individual is responsible for writing, editing, and compiling the content of the College's major publications, communications, and Web site stories, as well as promoting College events.

DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE
Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time Development Associate. This individual is responsible for cultivating and soliciting major gifts from individuals for the Trinity Fund as well as capital campaigns. In addition, this person will work closely with alumni, parents, and supporting churches to increase awareness and support for the College. A strong background in fund raising or sales is preferred.

Applications for all positions should be submitted to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463.

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

MISCELLANEOUS
EARN WHILE YOU HELP KIDS LEARN!
You enjoyed your experience at Trinity Christian College. Now you can help others do the same. Trinity is making plans to expand its summer camp program to include a wide variety of creative camps, including art, drama, music, computer skills, and many more. The College is looking for facilitators to teach these creative camps. The compensation arrangement is generous. Courses and schedules are up to you. Choose a professional or academic interest, or a hobby you enjoy. For more information contact Kara Bruxvoort, Conference & Events Coordinator, at kara.bruxvoort@trnty.edu or 708.239.4831.

ANNUAL SPRING DRIVE 2007 BEGINS CALLING
It's that time of year again, and our 17 student callers are busy calling alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of the College with hope of obtaining pledges for our Trinity Fund. This semester, our goal is to raise $125,000. Please keep our student callers and our financial goal in your prayers throughout the year. For more information about the Trinity Fund or other giving opportunities, contact Emily DeVos at 708.239.4802 or emily.devos@trnty.edu.

SPORTS NEWS
NEWSPAPER SPOTLIGHT ON TRINITY RUNNER
Andy Jellema '09 from Lansing, Illinois, and his two brothers were born with running shoes on. They are so good at beating the paths that The Times of Northwest Indiana featured them on the front page of its sports section on January 12. The Times serves 90,000 readers in northwest Indiana and Southeast Cook County in Illinois.

MEN'S BASKETBALL GOES TO THE WIRE
The Trolls had their hands full this week with Calumet College of St. Joseph (IN), one of the top conference schools, and then Cardinal Stritch University. On Wednesday, they fell behind Calumet College of St. Joseph in the first half and were not able to make up ground in the second period. The team eventually suffered a 52-74 loss. Conference basketball does not get much more exciting as the game between the Trolls and Cardinal Stritch University. The final minutes of the game on Saturday were tense as Stritch staged a comeback and handed the Trolls an 82-80 loss at the buzzer. The team is now 7-14 for the season and 1-4 in the conference.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HANGS TOUGH WITH CARDINAL STRITCH
The Trolls picked up a conference win with a 57-46 victory over Calumet College of St. Joseph (IN) last Wednesday. The team slowly extended a five-point half time lead into an 11 point victory. On Saturday, the Trolls played well against conference leader Cardinal Stritch University (WI), but fell short at the end. The team's two-point half-time advantage over the No. 20 nationally ranked Wolves ended in a seven point loss, 67-73. The loss gives the team 9-15 overall and 2-2 in the conference.

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
February 5 -- Diversity Lecture Series, 10 a.m.
February 8 -- Social Work Networking Discussion, "Poverty Awareness," 6 p.m.
February 10 -- Southwest Symphony Orchestra in concert, 8 p.m.
February 25 -- Hymn Festival, 3 p.m.
March 3 -- Gospel choir reunion
March 3 -- GospelFest
March 7 -- Trinity Business Network event, Richard Vie, 8 a.m.

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

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

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