From: on behalf of Kelly_Triezenberg
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 5:09 PM
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--February 1, 2005

February 1, 2005

"Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." 2 Peter 1:20-21 NIV




Homecoming 2005 is this weekend and we'd love to see you back. Call up your friends and tell them to meet you on campus. Check out the Homecoming Web page at to see the schedule.


We still have a few spots available at this weekend's alumni events! Reserve your place today by contacting Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or



Trinity Christian College, Oak Lawn Toyota, and McGrath Lexus of Chicago and Westmont welcome former Dove Award Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Rice in a sold out concert this Saturday, February 5, 2005, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. All seats are reserved.




Men's soccer coach Steve DeCou signed the first two players of his Trinity tenure when high school teammates Eric VandenBerg and Jamie Prins committed to play for Trinity. VandenBerg, a center defender, and Prins, a goalkeeper, helped the Unity Christian Crusaders win their conference and district. DeCou foresees both of them fortifying the Trolls' defense. Check out the rest of the story on our Web site at



A group of eight Trinity students went to Fieldcrest Elementary School for Family Literacy Night January 18 to celebrate the school's improved reading scores and promote reading among children and parents. For more information, check our Web site at



Men's basketball coach Tim Walker found another gem right around the corner from campus to add to his Trolls team. Chicago Christian High School senior Ross Stuursma signed a letter of intent to play for Trinity next year. Read more on our Web site at



Teresa TerHaar-Assistant Professor of Communication Arts

Imagine how much fun it would be to have a job doing the one thing you love. Teresa TerHaar has twice the fun teaching in Trinity's communication arts department. "I have the best job in the world because I do two things I love at the same time. My passion for theatre and my passion for teaching come together, and it's a perfect combination for me."


Read more about Dr. TerHaar and other faculty members on our Web site at:




Trinity Christian College is seeking a program manager for the Church Connection Initiative at Trinity, with support from Calvin Theological Seminary, Center for Excellence in Preaching, the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, and the Lilly Endowment. This is a temporary position working 20 hours per week until approximately July 1, 2005 (extension possible). The Church Connection Initiative is a catalyst for collaborative learning to strengthen the church's ministry with a focus on preaching, worship, leadership development, and service. Responsibilities include working with the governing committee in meeting the goals of the committee as it seeks to serve the church's ministry in Chicago and beyond. A bachelor's degree is required; a master's degree is desirable.



Trinity Christian College is seeking a part-time security officer to perform security and safety functions. Initial assignment will be the evening shift on Sunday and Monday evenings, however; other hours may be assigned as operational needs dictate. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: performing security checks of buildings and grounds; opening and closing buildings; enforcing parking regulations and directing vehicular traffic; and responding to and writing reports of incidents occurring on campus.

Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be supportive of the mission of the College. Some law enforcement or security experience is preferred.


Interested candidates for these positions should submit a resume to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463. Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates.



Men's Basketball Upsets Cardinal Stritch  

With a heart-breaking loss earlier in the week to Indiana University-Northwest (71-70), the men's team came out fighting on Saturday. The Trolls avenged a first round conference loss to Cardinal Stritch University (WI) in convincing fashion with a 79-66 victory. The win was a 28 point turn-around from the last time these teams played, which resulted in a 15 point Stritch win. The Trolls move their record to 10-14 overall and 4-2 in the CCAC standings. 


Women's Basketball Loses to Cardinal Stritch  

After ending their winning streak with a loss to Purdue University-Calumet on Thursday (69-55), the Trolls opened their second round of conference play in a home game on Saturday against Cardinal Stritch University. The Trolls knew that it would be tough fight against this NAIA ranked #19 team. Although the Trolls lost a close fight with this team the first time around, this game was not the same battle as they lost 68-46. The loss gives the team a 10-14 record and a 2-3 conference record. 


To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at:



February 4-5 - Homecoming 2005

February 5 - Chris Rice in concert, 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT EVENT

February 12 - Southwest Symphony Orchestra Concert, 8 p.m.

February 24 - Closing reception for Cecil McDonald photographs, 8 p.m.

For more information on any of these upcoming events, please see our Web site at:


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