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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter February 14, 2006

February 14, 2006

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." Colossians 3:12-14 NIV



Artist Brett Grill's paintings will be on display in the Gallery of the Jennie Huizenga Memorial Library from January 26-February 23. Grill will present a slide lecture for his works Friday, February 17, at 6 p.m. in room 014 of the Heritage Science Center, followed by a reception at 7 p.m. in the Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.



The music department is featuring several concerts in the Ozinga Chapel in the next month and all are free admission. Join us as composer and pianist Bill Crowle, along with Trinity faculty and student musicians, perform Crowle's and J. S. Bach's compositions on Friday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m. Next month, come to campus as the Trinity Christian College wind ensemble, directed by Dr. Ken Austin, presents its spring concert, Thursday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. Also, don't forget to mark your calendars for Blues Fest, featuring Trinity's Jazz Band, on Friday, March 10, at

7:30 p.m.



The Jeremy Camp Acoustic Tour comes to Trinity Christian College Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. Joining the five-time Gospel Music Association award nominee is Bethany Dillon, 2004's top-selling female solo debut artist. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission is $18; artist circle tickets cost $23. Groups of ten or more receive a rate of $15 per person. Tickets are available by calling 866-821-5151, or online at



All alumni and friends are invited to join with students, faculty, and staff members for Trinity's annual day of community service, lovePalos, on Saturday, April 29. Participants should attend the kick-off lunch in the parking lot outside of West Hall (along Cheyenne Drive) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. where they can sign up for volunteer activities. For more information or questions, contact Bryan Carrier, assistant dean of students, at 708.239.4705 or



The cold winds and freezing temperatures on Saturday, January 28, did little to deter the enthusiasm of Trinity students serving at Lake Katherine's 2006 Winterfest. Freshmen Aaron Carpenter, Ethan VerVelde, Brittney Hackbart, and Lindsay Ebels were among 20 area high school and college students who helped families enjoy the outdoors together, despite the cold. Check out the rest of the story on our Web site at



The Church Connection Initiative at Trinity sponsored its first book club on Tuesday, February 7. The event gathered congregational leaders, church staff, and pastors from eleven churches to discuss Reggie McNeal's "The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church." Rev. Peter Kelder, regional leader for the Chicago Christian Reformed Classes, facilitated the meeting. Read more on our Web site at



Some college graduates leave their alma maters and never look back, never give back. Not Trinity alumni. Former Trolls continually find ways to serve the College they love and its current students. On Thursday, February 2, alumni from around the country drove and flew into the Chicago area for Taste of Your Future, an alumni board-sponsored event to connect students and alumni. Participants answered questions about graduate school, entrance exams, careers, networking, and life after college. To read more, see our Web site at 



President Steven Timmermans chose a passage from Luke 5 for the first chapel of the spring semester on Friday, January 27. He presented the familiar story of Jesus telling his disciples to "put out into deep water and let down the nets for a catch," even though they had been unsuccessful during the night. Read more on our Web site at



When students from Mary P. Moody Christian Academy entered their school Monday, January 23, they found graffiti on walls throughout their building. The large images that adorned the walls were painted for the children by Trinity Christian College students to remind them of their responsibilities as sons and daughters of God. Check out the Web site at for more information.




Join friends of Trinity Christian College on a 10-day cruise aboard the Holland America ms Amsterdam to eastern Canada and New England, September 15-27, 2006. Dr. Ken and Jan Bootsma are hosting this Witte-sponsored tour, with President Steve and Dr. Barb Timmermans joining part of the trip. The total cost of the cruise begins at $2,424 per person, including airfare from Chicago to Montreal, returning from New York. Space is limited; your $600 deposit is needed by March 1. Requests for stateroom choices are on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Witte Travel at 800.469.4883 for an application and information, or visit Trinity's Web site at for more details and to print an application.



The Senior Academy for Learning at Trinity offers two new courses this spring: "Walking the Bible" with Roger Triemstra (Classroom 213) and "An Introduction to E-mail and the Internet" with Ralph Veldboom (HSC 019--limited to 15 students). Classes will be held on Thursdays, April 20, 27, and May 4, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Registration is $20. Please contact Debby Vincent at 708.239.4793 to register or for more information.



Trinity Christian College will celebrate Grandparents' Day on Wednesday, April 19, in the Ozinga Chapel. The event will include a special program dedicated to grandparents, including presentations and musical performances, a Chapel service, lunch, and a tour of campus. For more information, please call Joanne Gritters at 708.239.4831 or e-mail


Trinity Christian College is seeking an experienced full-time director of communications. Anticipated start date is April or May 2006. The director will lead the College's marketing and public relations efforts and manage a four-person team. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and coordinating all marketing activities, including print and electronic media; conferences and events; and media relations. Excellent communication skills, experience in Microsoft Office software, ability to multi-task and interact effectively with internal and external constituencies is needed; commitment to the College mission is expected. A bachelor's degree is required; master's degree is desirable. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about this job opening and others online at

Jonathan Huizinga Commits to Men's Basketball

The men's basketball team is laying groundwork for the future and that preparation includes Jonathan Huizinga, who signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Trolls. In committing to Trinity, Jon, son of Ken '64 and Henny Huizinga, continues in a family tradition as his father is an alumnus and his brother, Matt '01, is a former Trolls athlete. See the rest of the story on our Web site at


Women's Soccer Adds Top Talent

In finding all the pieces needed to continue the success of the women's soccer program, Coach Josh Lenarz '98 has added a major contributor. Alyssa Lee, an experienced and talented player from Fort Wayne, Indiana, has committed to continue her athletics career at Trinity. Read more on our Web site at


Track and Field Begins Season

The track and field teams opened their season on February 11 with a meet at Lewis University (IL). The teams showed some good results for this early season event and promise of things to come. Two new athletes made an impact by setting school records in their events. Rita DeJong '07 put herself in the record books with a 400 meter run time of 1:06.94 (11th place). Danielle Bertoletti '08 recorded a distance of 37'1" in the shot put for 6th place and the school record. 


Men's Basketball Falls to Two conference opponents

The Trolls needed a road win on February 8 at Trinity International University (Illinois) in order to maintain their second place position in the conference standings. That did not happen as they took an 84-74 loss and dropped below TIU in the standings. They continued to struggle on Saturday as the hot shooting of Judson College (Illinois) was too much for the Trolls to overcome, losing 101-76 to this conference opponent. The team could not stop the long-range scoring of Judson, which ended the game at 78.6% (11 for 14) from beyond the arc. The Trolls now move to an 11-16 overall record and 4-5 in the CCAC standings.


Women's Basketball Splits week's results

The Trolls picked up another conference win with a 59-48 victory over Trinity International University (Illinois) on February 7. This is the second time this season the team defeated the Trojans. They hoped to add another one to the win column and retain sole possession of second place in the conference standings as they faced Judson College (Illinois) last Saturday. Although they had defeated the Eagles in the first round of the conference schedule, this time they fell short, losing the game 74-63. They are now 4-3 in the conference with just one CCAC game left. 


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

January 26-February 23 - Gallery of selected works by artist Brett Grill

February 24 - Music Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m.

March 8 - Jeremy Camp in concert, 7 p.m., tickets required

March 9 - Spring Instrumental Concert, 7:30 p.m.

March 10 - Blues Fest, 7:30 p.m.

Advance notice: June 3 - Alumni Golf Outing, 2 p.m., George Dunne National Golf Course

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