From: on behalf of Kelly_Triezenberg
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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--February 22, 2005

February 22, 2005

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers." 1 John 3:16 NIV




The Chicago Women's Conference and Trinity Christian College invite you to share in a conference for women, "Beauty from Ashes," on Saturday, April 30, in the Ozinga Chapel, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Come hear the compelling testimonies of three remarkable women of faith, Carol Cymbala, Susan Pettrey, and Genelle Guzman-McMillan, all of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn, New York.  For more information, visit or call Trinity at 708.597.3000. 



Trinity Christian College welcomes Jars of Clay, Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. All seats are reserved. Advance tickets will be available March 7 for the price of $18 and $22 each through or by calling Trinity's concert hotline at 708.293.4599. Jars' next album, Redemption Songs, is a 13-track collection of soulful recordings crafted from ancient hymns and spiritual songs. It will be released March 22.




Homecoming 2005 had a distinct 1960s feel when Trinity alumni and their families came to campus February 4 and 5. Former philosophy professor Dr. Calvin Seerveld and Dr. Art Jongsma '63 were two of the featured guests during the weekend's activities. Check out the Web site at for more information and photos.



A person needs extraordinary talent to write Hebrew and Latin messages with each hand at the same time. Rev. Anthony Carter told a Trinity audience that God is always writing multiple messages ambidextrously.  Read more on our Web site at: 



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. To read more, see the Web site at



Women's soccer coach Josh Lenarz '98 scored a hat trick during his recent recruiting trip to western Michigan. Mindi Harkema, Nicole Billin and Karley Glass, seniors at Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Michigan, signed letters of intent to play for the Trolls, beginning in the fall. Lenarz is elated to secure the trio. For the rest of the story, check our Web site at




As the snow still falls, the alumni office is planning for warmer weather. The annual alumni golf outing will be taking on a new course this year. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 11 at George Dunne National in Oak Forest, IL. We'll begin with a shot-gun start at 2 p.m. with dinner to follow. Invitations will be mailed out soon. For any additional information, contact Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or .


Take me out to the ballgame

Spring training begins next week, but tickets for the season are already in hand. The alumni office has your tickets for this year's "Trinity Night" at the Brewers/Cubs contest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Plan to bring your family and friends to Miller Park on Wednesday, June 22. We'll warm up with a pre-game tailgate party, give away some great Trinity prizes and root for our favorite team during the game. More details to come.



Joe Cartwright '98--The Man of the House

In 2003, Joe '98 and Beth (Conner) '97 Cartwright had an important decision to make. One of them had to stay at home with their two children while the other pursued a promising career. To read more about Joe and other Trinity alumni, see the Web site at



Human Resources Manager Needed

Trinity Christian College seeks experienced candidates for Human Resources Manager to develop and administer policies relating to all phases of human resources activity, including: hiring/termination; benefit administration; compensation; employee relations; employment law; staffing; training; and workers' compensation management. A bachelor's degree with two years of related experience and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required. 



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 either position should submit resumes to: Thomas Vloedman, VP Business & Finance, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463. Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates.


Read more about these job openings and others on the Web site at:



Track and Field opens with record performances at Taylor and Lewis University

After opening the indoor season with a strong performance at Taylor University (IN) two weeks ago, setting six school indoor records, the track and field teams competed in the Chicagoland Championships at Lewis University over the weekend. The women's events were on Friday night and the men competed on Saturday. The Trolls put together some good individual performances, setting more school records. 


Men's Basketball Continues Its Winning Ways

The Trolls ended their regular season schedule in high fashion as they tallied up their seventh win in a row. This home victory was a 97-75 win over Lincoln Christian College (IL). The Trolls finished the regular season with a 16-14 record.  Tomorrow night, Trinity will host Trinity International University for the CCAC semi-final at 7:30 p.m.


Women's Basketball punishes Iu-Northwest and Pushes Hard with Olivet Nazarene 

After picking up the largest win of the season against Indiana University-Northwest (106-28) last week, the Trolls headed into the last game of their regular season schedule against Olivet Nazarene University (IL). They had been beaten handedly by this team earlier in the season, and although they came up short in this contest, they put forth a much better fight. The final was a 13 point loss, 89-76. The Trolls end their regular season with a 14-16 record. They will play in the CCAC semi-final game at Cardinal Stritch University (WI) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


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



February 23 - Informational Luncheon for Chicagoland Pastors, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

March 3 - Meredith Ridl, Recent Work, Opening reception, 7 p.m.

March 19 - Southwest Symphony Orchestra Concert, 8 p.m.

April 15 - Trinity Jazz Club Concert, 7 p.m.

April 23 - Southwest Symphony Orchestra Concert, 8 p.m.

April 26 - OPUS, celebration of student scholarship, 1-7 p.m.

April 30 - Chicago Women's Conference

May 7 -  Jars of Clay in concert, 7:30 p.m.

May 21 - Commencement

June 11 - Alumni Golf Outing at George Dunne National, Oak Forest, IL

June 22 - Trinity night at Brewers/Cubs game in Milwaukee, WI


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


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