February 24, 2009
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
This past week, I had the opportunity to hear from Paul Young, the author
of the surprise bestseller, "The Shack," when he spoke at Trinity
and talked about the implausible, God-inspired journey of his book from its
inception as a long story written to his family to a best-seller that has
sold millions of copies in multiple languages around the world. He stressed
the importance of unity among believers and brought encouragement to break
down the barriers that are often mounted between believers and non-believers,
between denominations, and between people of different backgrounds.
As part of unity theme, he used the below verse from John, which details
Christ's prayer for all believers. I hope it can be of meaning to you in
the coming weeks.
prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me
through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are
in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe
that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that
they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought
to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved
them even as you have loved me. "Father, I want those you have given
me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given
me because you loved me before the creation of the world."
John 17:20-24 (NIV)
Travis Bandstra '06
Director of Alumni Relations
TRINITY ALUMNUS APPEARS ON " WHO WANTS TO BE A
A Trinity Adult Studies graduate met with success while competing on
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? last fall. After several rounds of
trivia, Brian Schoby came away from the show with a once-in-a-lifetime
experience and a prize of $50,000. For more, visit our website.
SEND US YOUR CLASS NOTES FOR THE SPRING MAGAZINE
Has something significant happened in your life? Whether it's a new career,
moving to a new place, new family members, or anything else; don't forget
to submit your class notes in time for the Spring Magazine. You can email
them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALUMNI GOLF TOURNAMENT SAVE THE DATE - JUNE 6
Save the date for the annual Alumni Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday
June 6th at George Dunne National in Oak Forest, IL. All proceeds help fund
AUTHOR OF BESTSELLING NOVEL "THE SHACK" VISITS TRINITY
Throughout the evening, Young shared various stories, which elicited
laughter and even tears from the audience. He shared just a few of the
thousands of responses he has received from readers all over the world who
say their lives have been changed by reading The Shack. For the rest of the story,
visit our website.
TRINITY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EFFORTS
Trinity Christian College has been named to the 2008 President's Higher
Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes colleges
and universities nationwide that support innovative and effective community
service and service-learning programs. For the rest of the story, visit our
READ THE JOURNAL OF A STUDENT STUDYING FOR A SEMESTER IN OXFORD
Marissa De Haan '10 of Hanford, California, is currently studying in
Oxford, England. See what a day in the life of a Trinity study abroad
student is like by visiting our website.
FOUNDERS' SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED
The Founders scholarship is a renewable, four-year, full-tuition awards
given to two freshmen each year.Two new students have been named recipients
of the prestigious award: Kaitlyn Fondrk of Belvidere, Illinois, and Brian
Hofman of Waupun, Wisconsin, both expressed great excitement and gratitude
upon receiving the news. For more, visit our website.
GRANT PROVIDES PAID STUDENT INTERNSHIPS
Trinity has received $14,000 from the Illinois Board of Higher Education
(IBHE) in the form of a grant through the Illinois Cooperative Work Study
(ICWS) program. This program provides internship opportunities with
non-profit and corporate employers for 12-14 full-time Trinity students who
are Illinois residents. For the rest of the story, visit our website.
TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK PRESENTS: GREENING BUSINESS
TBN will present "Greening Business," a panel discussion on
environmental responsibility in manufacturing on Thursday, February 26, in
the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel. A continental breakfast begins at
7:45 a.m. with the panel discussion immediately following.
For more event details as well as information on the panelists, visit our website.
CELEBRATING AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE
Trinity invites you to Celebrating African-American Musical Heritage: A
Black History Month Tribute, on Friday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the
Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel. The concert features the Jim Palmore
Vocal Chorale with the Trinity Christian College Jazz Band. For more
information, visit our website.
AUTHOR OF "THE MOTIVATION BREAKTHROUGH" COMING TO TRINITY
Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed., author of The
Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets of Turning On the Tuned-Out Child,
will be speaking on Saturday, February 28 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ozinga
Chapel Auditorium. Admission is free. For more info, visit our website.
PSALMS, THE ARTS, AND WORSHIP SYMPOSIUM
Trinity Christian College presents "The Psalms, the Arts, and
Worship" on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Ozinga
Chapel, featuring keynote speaker Marva Dawn, Ph.D. For more information,
visit our website.
URBAN ISSUES SYMPOSIUM PLANNED
The second urban symposium, Developing Healthy Communities in a Contentious
World, has been scheduled. The sociology and art departments at Trinity
welcome all to attend on Monday, March 9th at 7 p.m. in the Grand Lobby of
the Ozinga Chapel. For more, visit our website.
GO FISH IN CONCERT - MARCH 28TH
Save the Date! Go Fish will be in concert at Trinity on Saturday, March 28,
at 7 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventsofgrandeur.com. Ticket prices are $23 Gold Circle,
$18 general admission, $16 each for groups of 15 or more, $15 each for
groups of 50 or more. For general information, contact Kara Bruxvoort,
concert and events coordinator, at 708.239.4831 or at email@example.com.
SENIOR ACADEMY OF LEARNING (SALT) RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SEASON
register, please call the College at 708.597.3000; mail-in registration is
not available. The cost of each three-week course is $20,
except for Crocheting, which costs $40 for six weeks. Refreshments
are served before each class. For more information and a printable
brochure, visit our website.
AVALON IN CONCERT AT TRINITY--APRIL 4
Invite your family and friends to see the Dove Award-winning,
Grammy-nominated group Avalon in concert on Saturday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in
the Ozinga Chapel at Trinity. To purchase tickets by cash, check, or credit
card, call Kara Bruxvoort, conference and events coordinator, at
708.239.4831. Ticket cost: $20 Gold Circle, $15 general admission. No group
rates available. This concert is brought to you by Return 2 Him, Inc.
GOSPEL FEST & GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT - APRIL 18
The 11th annual Gospel Fest will take place on Saturday, April 18 at 6:30
p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium at Trinity Christian College, Palos
Heights, Illinois. The event will feature gospel groups from local schools
and the community in conjunction with Trinity's Gospel Choir concert.
Admission to the event is free. For more information, call Trinity
Christian College at 708.597.3000.
TO VIEW ALL CAMPUS EVENTS, VISIT THE ONLINE CALENDAR
MENS BASKETBALL EARNS CONFERENCE TITLE
With a 10-2 conference record, the men's basketball earned the program's
first-ever regular season conference title. The Trolls posted a 20-8
overall record, giving the team the most regular-season wins in 11 years
and gaining the first back-to-back winning seasons since the program's
beginning. For the rest of the story, visit our website.
NUMEROUS RECORDS HELP TRACK & FIELD TO A STRONG PERFORMANCE
The track and field teams set six school records and scored in a total of
eight events in the 2009 NCCAA Indoor Championships at Cedarville
University (OH). For more, visit our website.
To keep up on all Troll sports as they continue their seasons, visit the athletics website.
ARE YOU A CERTIFIED TEACHER?
The Adult Studies department offers an accelerated English as a Second
Language/Bilingual (ESL/BL) program. Certified teachers can achieve their
ESL/BL endorsement or approval in one year. Classes begin this September.
For more information, call the Adult Studies department at 708.239.4768 or
For information on job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, visit
our website .