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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--March 11, 2008


March 11, 2008
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." Colossians 3:15-17 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
CHILDREN'S STORY HOURS AT BOOTSMA BOOKSTORE CAFE
The Bootsma Bookstore Cafe at Trinity Christian College will host a children's story hour on Saturday, March 15, from 10-11 a.m. The Easter story will come alive when we read the book "Benjamin's Box" and each child makes a set of Resurrection Eggs. The cafe is located at 6513 W. 123rd St. in Palos Heights, on the east side of campus. Cost is $6; includes a take-home book. Parents can enjoy a cup of coffee by the fireplace during the story hour. Come join the fun! To register, please call 708.239.4702.

AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING AT BOOTSMA BOOKSTORE CAFE
On Saturday, March 29, Trinity Christian College will host a book signing with Trinity alumnus and Christian fiction author Travis Thrasher. Thrasher will be signing copies of his new book, Out of the Devil's Mouth, in the Bootsma Bookstore Cafe from noon until 3 p.m. The novel is an adventure story set in 1929 that follows three courageous people to the heart of the Amazon jungle. In the vein of Indiana Jones, the story is fast-paced and lighthearted.

BOB ISRAELS TO SPEAK AT TBN EVENT
Author, artist, and consummate businessman Bob Israels is the featured speaker for the Trinity Business Network event on Tuesday, April 8. The president of Israels Designs for Living Inc. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will deliver an address titled, "How You Can Recapture Your Dreams." The event will be held in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby and begins with a continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m. The presentation is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with a time for questions. No reservation is required. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact Ruth DeBruyn, development coordinator, at 708.239.4827 or ruth.debruyn@trnty.edu.

PLANS SET FOR GRANDPARENTS' DAY
Grandparents of Trinity students will once again be invited to campus for the annual Grandparents' Day event on Wednesday, April 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Grandparents and students will enjoy a program, chapel, lunch, and a tour of the campus. There is no cost, but participants must make reservations. To register, fill out the form online at tcc.trnty.edu/grandparentsday.html or call Kara Bruxvoort at 708.239.4831.

CONFERENCE ON CARE AND KINDNESS AT TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
On April 18-19, Trinity Christian College, will host a conference on care and kindness. The conference will be held Friday, April 18, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. James Kok, Pastor of Care Ministries, at the Crystal Cathedral in Anaheim, California, will speak on the topic, "You Are Far More Than You Think You Are" and "5 Keys and 10 Tactics for a Kind and Caring Life." A variety of workshops will be offered during the conference. The conference is co-sponsored by the Christian Service Ministries and The Church Connection Initative at Trinity. Admission is $30/person, $25/person when in a group of two or more from a church or organization, or $15/full-time student. Registration deadline is April 10. For more information, call Jane Voss at 708.293.4907 or email Jane.Voss@trnty.edu.

CAMPUS NEWS
ALUMNA LIVING WITHOUT SIGHT CHALLENGES THOSE WHO WILL LISTEN
Who are the five people who have changed your life? Alumna Kathy Nimmer '91 asked this question of those gathered for chapel on Friday, March 7. As part of Disability Awareness Week, Nimmer, who has been blind since early adulthood, visited campus to speak and to challenge listeners to be agents of change in the lives of others. Find the rest of the story and a photo gallery on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/031008a/

SEEING GOD IN INDIA
Bikes, trucks, motor scooters, water buffalo, cars, and camels cram the roadways in India. Traffic is chaotic as pedestrians dodge vehicles and honking horns raise a din that does little to aid safe passage. A group of Trinity students make their way through the maze and embark on a two-week journey during Interim to experience Indian culture and God's work in places other than their familiar American hometowns. During the two-week Interim, 13 students and Nancy Kwasteniet, director of Academic Support & Services, spent time volunteering at Word and Deed, which was begun by the late Thomas Katta, uncle of student Jacinth Katta '08 of Westchester, Illinois. See photos and read students' journal entries on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/030308a/

CASTELLANOS SPEAKS ON CHRISTIAN UNITY
On Monday, March 3, the Diversity Lecture Series continued with Noel Castellanos. Castellanos is the CEO and former Executive Director of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and Director of the CCDA Institute. The CCDA is a group of Christian leaders who share a commitment for expressing the love of Christ in America's poor communities at the grassroots level. Their goal is to equip and educate people of faith all over the nation on how to redeem their communities and eliminate poverty for the glory of God. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/030608/

SERVING CHILDREN AT CHILDS ELEMENTARY AND RESTORATION MINISTRIES
Two of Trinity's premier community service programs in the Office of Community Partnerships are the after-school projects at Childs Elementary in Robbins, Illinois, and Restoration Ministries in Harvey, Illinois. See photos and more information on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/022808a/

COLLEGE RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EFFORTS
Trinity Christian College has been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth for 2007. Trinity students volunteered more than 3,000 hours through the College's Office of Community Partnerships, student service efforts, and classroom-related service opportunities. See the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/021508a/

ALUMNI NEWS
LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT ALUMNI NEWS FOR CLASSNOTES
In addition to requesting your Alumni Classnotes for the spring TRINITY magazine, we also need great alumni photographs. Living in an area far from Trinity? Send us a picture of you in your Trinity-wear with your city's famous landmark. Or maybe your former South Hall suitemates had a reunion and took a few group photos--send them over! Graduate school grads, send us your favorite commencement snapshot; teachers, share your current class with us; newlyweds, show us your wedding photos. Include a short description about what you're doing in the photo, and what you're up to, and we'd love to feature it in the upcoming magazine (space permitting). Contact Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854, via snail mail (Trinity Christian College, Attn: Alumni Office, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463), or email travis.bandstra@trnty.edu with photos and new information.

CALLING ALL ALUMNI AUTHORS AND MUSICIANS
If you have published a book or recorded a CD, Trinity's bookstore may be interested in carrying your work. If you would like more information about seeing your work at the Bootsma Bookstore Cafe, contact Debbie Wiltjer at 708.293.4903.

TRAVEL THE MEDITTERANEAN THIS SPRING
Alumni are welcome to join students and Professor Michael Vander Weele on a trip to Athens, Delphi, Crete, Rhodes, Ephesus, Patmos, and Santorini from May 22-31, 2008. Cost is approximately $2500 for those under 25 and $2900 for those 25 and over. If you are interested, please contact Professor Vander Weele at Mike.VanderWeele@trnty.edu. He hopes to have the trip finalized by early March. The trip will be organized through EF Tours and on the www.eftours.com website, you can find a detailed itinerary under "Athens and the Islands" or by looking up tour #979191.

JOB OPENINGS
CONTROLLER
Trinity Christian College is seeking an experienced full-time controller to manage the accounting and financial reporting functions of the institution. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: financial statement preparation; government contract accounting; general ledger and fixed asset accounting; budget review and control; annual audit assistance; account analysis; special projects; and other related duties. The successful candidate will have a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance. A Certified Public Accountant is preferred. Higher Education experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to effectively utilize management information systems and provide leadership in the financial operations of the College. Reporting to the VP for Finance & Administration, the controller must be able to work collaboratively with internal departments and outside agencies and effectively interpret policies and regulatory requirements. The controller is responsible for general campus accounting policies and processes, and internal control of financial transactions.

Trinity seeks candidates who are professing Christians and are supportive of the mission of the college. Submit cover letter, resume and application materials to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about this job opening and others online at tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings

SPORTS NEWS
MEN'S BASKETBALL CLAIMS REGION TITLE
The Trolls became the NCCAA North Central Region Champions with a 76-52 win over Northwestern College (MN) in the region final. As the region champs the team will advance to the NCCAA National Tournament held on March 18-20 at Oakland City University (IN). With an outstanding second half effort the Trolls turned a three-point deficit into a 24 point win. Offensively in that period they picked up their efforts to shoot 56.3% from the floor, including 6 of 11 from behind the arc. A huge offensive burst came from Kurt Gruppen who scored 25 points in the half, connecting on five three-pointers. They also got the job done defensively as they held Northwestern to just 16.1% shooting and 18 points. Read more on the Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/news/archive/080308/index.html

KURT GRUPPEN HITS CAREER MILESTONE
Kurt Gruppen reached the career milestone of 1,000 career points against Cardinal Stritch University in a semifinal game of the conference tournament on February 28. Gruppen accomplished this feat in just three years of play and currently ranks 24th in Trinity's all-time career scoring list.

TRACK AND FIELD COMPLETES INDOOR SEASON
The track and field teams had one more opportunity to compete in an indoor venue at the Gill Last Chance Meet at Carthage College (WI) on March 7. Although no team standings were kept, many Trinity athletes achieved personal bests for the season.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ENDS SEASON
In a semi-final game of the conference tournament on February 27, the Trolls experienced a tough road against top CCAC seed and nationally ranked No. 8 Cardinal Stritch University. Never getting the momentum they needed, the team lost the game, 72-40, thus concluding their season with a 12-20 overall record.

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

Contact: Trinity Christian College Offices, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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