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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--February 28, 2006

February 28, 2006

"But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life." Jude 1: 20-21 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
JOIN JEREMY CAMP IN CONCERT AT THE OZINGA CHAPEL

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 www.echoministries.net.

 

FREE MUSIC CONCERTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The music department is featuring several concerts in the Ozinga Chapel in the next month and all are free admission. 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., and Gospel Fest, Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m.

 

TO PALOS, WITH LOVE

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 bryan.carrier@trnty.edu.


CAMPUS NEWS

COLLEGE SELECTS FOUNDERS' SCHOLARS

Trinity Christian College recently announced Jon VanderWoude and Cassie VandeKamp as the 2006 recipients of the Founders' Scholarships. Both students accepted the scholarships enthusiastically. To see more information about these outstanding students, check out our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/022406/founders.html

 

HOMECOMING WEEKEND

Homecoming weekend began with solemn reflection, as Rev. Doug Pruim '97, pastor of Lafayette Indiana Christian Reformed Church, spoke about dealing with the curveballs of life at chapel on Friday, February 3. Using Psalm 13 as a guide, Rev. Pruim stated that "we must begin by questioning God and then search for God's answers to life's problems." Read more and see photos on our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/021706/homecoming.html

 

TAMELINGS HONORED AT PRESIDENTIAL ALUMNI DINNER

Family members and friends gathered in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby for an opportunity to honor several individuals in the Trinity community at the annual Alumni Presidential Dinner Friday, February 3. President Steven Timmermans welcomed nearly 100 guests to the celebratory event. Check out the rest of the story on the Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/021706/tamelings.html

 

OAAU MOURNS CORETTA SCOTT KING

Members of Trinity's Organization for African-American Unity mourned the death of Coretta Scott King Friday, February 10, in a candle-light ceremony. Participants prayed, sang, and remembered the legacy of the renowned woman. For more, see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/021706/king.html

 

BUILDING AN ATMOSPHERE OF DIVERSITY

Reverend Esteban Lugo, director of race relations for the Christian Reformed Church of North America, has a servant's heart, a deep understanding of a non-dominant culture, and a commitment to eliminating the causes and the effects of racism in the church and in the world. When he spoke at Trinity Christian College on Monday, February 6, Rev. Lugo shared how to incorporate diversity initiatives into higher education practices. See the rest of the story on our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/021706/diversity.html

 

LPS SPONSORS TOURNAMENT FOR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS

Mock Trial teams from four area high schools practiced their forensic skills before a jury composed of members of Trinity's Law and Politics Society at a tournament held on campus February 4. The competition featured participants from Chicago Christian, Illiana Christian, Wheaton Academy, and Timothy Christian high schools. Read more on our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/021706/lps.html

 

ACTING ON AIDS CHAPTER PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL SUMMIT

Trinity students have joined their peers in a movement called Acting on AIDS to combat the global AIDS pandemic. Emily Kilborn '06, Jessica Karavas '07, and Kimberly Monsma '08, three members of Trinity's chapter of Acting on AIDS, gathered with more than 600 students from 40 colleges at Taylor University Thursday February 2-4, for a Leadership Summit to further the cause. For more information, check out our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/021706/aids.html

 

ALUMNI NEWS

A CALL FOR CLASSNOTES

We are currently compiling the Alumni Classnotes for the spring TRINITY magazine and we'd love to include some news about what is going on in your life! Send us an e-mail and let your classmates know what you're up to. Contact Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or e-mail travis.bandstra@trnty.edu with photos and new information on your address, additional schooling, job, hobbies, spouse, or children. We can't wait to hear what you're doing!

 

NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The alumni office is currently taking nominations for next year's alumni board of directors. The alumni board consists of 15-18 Trinity graduates who come to campus two times each year for meetings and assist the alumni office in serving the alumni of Trinity Christian College. For a photo and a list of current alumni board members, see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/board.html. If you would like to nominate a fellow alum for this task, or would be interested in the position yourself, contact Travis Bandstra at travis.bandstra@trnty.edu or 708.239.4854.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

CRUISE TO CANADA THIS FALL

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 31. 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 tcc.trnty.edu/new/cruise for more details and to print an application.

 

SALT PRESENTS TWO NEW COURSES

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.

 

GRANDPARENTS' DAY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL

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 joanne.gritters@trnty.edu.

 

JOB OPENINGS
Trinity Christian College
seeks a candidate for an administrative position of Registrar, a 12-month, full-time appointment that may include teaching part-time, depending on qualifications. The registrar reports directly to the provost.

 

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 these job openings and others online at tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings
 
SPORTS NEWS

Women's Basketball Bows Out of CCAC Tournament

The No. 3 seeded Trolls shut down in the second half of a conference tournament semi-final game against No. 2 Judson College on February 22. After trailing by only one point at the half, the team let the game get away from them in the second period for a 72-51 loss. The defeat brings the Trolls to a 17-13 overall record.

 

Men's Basketball Upset in First Round Of conference finals

Twice during the season the Trolls were victorious over Calumet College of St. Joseph (Indiana), but that was not the case for the third time around last Tuesday. Unfortunately this one that counted the most as it was a quarter-final game of the conference tournament. The No.4 Trolls were defeated 59-55 by the No. 5 Crimson Wave, thus ending their season with a 13-17 overall record. 

 

Track and Field Competes in Chicagoland Championships

The Chicagoland Championships was divided into a two day event on February 17-18 in which the women competed on Friday night at Lewis University (Illinois) and the men participated on Saturday at Chicago State University (Illinois). For the women Rita DeJong ran in both the 200 meter and the 400 meter, setting the school indoor record in the latter event at 1:05.62. Carrie Flowers also ran two races, the 400 meter and the mile. Danielle Bertoletti finished 17th in the shot put. Each of the members of the men's team ran in one event in their meet. Jesse Marlink competed in the 200 meter and Josh Seegert, Ryan Bruxvoort, and Rich Visser all ran the 400 meter. The next event for the team will be on March 3 at Carthage College (Wisconsin). 

 

To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at tcc.trnty.edu/athletics


SAVE THE DATE

March 2 - Photographer Matt Siber, Slide Lecture, HSC 014, 6 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.

March 11 - Gospel Fest, 7 p.m.

April 19 - Grandparent's Day

April 29 - lovePalos

June 3 - Alumni Golf Outing, 2 p.m. shotgun, George Dunne National Golf Course


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

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