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March 14, 2006

"My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!" Psalm 139:15-17 NIV



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


Southwest Symphony, Trinity concert choir celebrate Mozart

The Trinity Christian College concert choir and St. Xavier University choir will combine with the Southwest Symphony for a performance of Mozart's Requiem on Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel on Trinity's campus. The Symphony will also perform Johannes Brahms's Academic Festival Overture and J.S. Bach's Concerto for Two Violins. For tickets, call 708.802.0686. 



Come check out this year's spring theater production, The Miser, by Molière, April 27-29 and May 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Originally performed in 1668 and adapted many times since, the play portrays an elderly miser, Harpagon, whose single-minded goal is to obtain and horde wealth. His paranoid encounters with others become amusingly exaggerated over the course of the play. For tickets or other information, please call the College bookstore at 708.239.4702. 



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


Bringing Back the Blues

The music department at Trinity Christian College held its first Blues Fest, Friday, March 10 in the Ozinga Chapel. Trinity music students displayed their impressive talents by re-creating George Gershwin's I Got Rhythm and performing Ludwig van Beethoven's Für Elise in blues style. A local group, Odyssey Jazz Trio, composed of Danielle Villarreal, Judson Brown and Jeremy Montoto '06, graced the audience with their own compositions, bringing a unique sound to the mix. For pictures, see our Web site at


Charrette Stimulates Ideas for Bookstore/Café

When 40 individuals representing Trinity students, faculty, staff, alumni, board of trustees, and community members gathered on March 6 at the former Dunlap's restaurant site, they were asked to participate in the visual equivalent of a verbal brainstorming session, called a charrette. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at


CCM Magazine's Favorite Artist of the Year Performs at Trinity

The combination of Christian rock and blues seems like a musical oxymoron, but five-time Gospel Music Association award nominee Jeremy Camp knows how to meld the two for rousing worship. When the Indiana native performed at Trinity with 2004's top-selling female solo debut artist and fellow GMA nominee, Bethany Dillon, on Wednesday, March 8, the Ozinga Chapel was transformed into a house of contemporary praise and prayer. For the rest of the story and a photo gallery, see our Web site at


Top Michigan Athlete Commits to the Women's Basketball Program

Emily Thomassen, the Holland's Sentinel's 2005 High School Girls Basketball Player of the Year, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Trinity Christian College. She looked at other Michigan colleges, but wanted the smaller Christian school and liked the opportunity the basketball program had to offer her.  For the rest of the story, see our Web site at



The Back to God Hour, the electronic media ministry of the Christian Reformed Church, announced Jack Strong '84 as the new director of RACOM Associates, the development ministry serving the needs of Back to God Hour, on Monday, February 6. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at




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 old South Hall suitemates had a little 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 e-mail with photos and new information.



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: If you would like to nominate a fellow alum for this task, or would be interested in the position yourself, contact Travis Bandstra at or 708.239.4854.


Trinity Christian College seeks a part-time Administrative Coordinator for adult Business Communication program in Redlands, California. The coordinator provides administrative coordination between Trinity's Illinois campus and the Redlands campus and serves as the face of Trinity to potential and current students in Redlands. Strong recruiting, customer service, and organizational skills required; experience in sales/recruiting helpful. Associate's degree and/or extensive experience required; bachelor's degree preferred.


Trinity Christian College is accepting applications for a residence director. The residence director (RD) position is a 10½-month position reporting to the assistant dean of students. The RD provides on-site supervision of the residence community, while promoting resident student development and community life consistent with the mission and policies of Trinity Christian College. The RD also assists students in building a living-learning environment that contributes to their intellectual, interpersonal, physical, and spiritual development. In addition, the RD is responsible for or assists in one of a number of Student Life program areas.

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

Softball Season Has Begun

The Trolls have six games completed of their 2006 season schedule. They made a trip to Evangel University (MO) on March 3-4 to open their season. The Trolls came up short in that early tournament with four losses. Last weekend they got in the win column as they hosted MacMurray College (IL) and grabbed two wins. 


Baseball Season gains strength

The 2006 baseball season has started with games during the first two weekends of March. In their opening weekend, the Trolls went 1-3, but came back with three wins on March 10-11. 


WOMEN's basketball takes sixth in national tournament

The women's basketball team ended up in 6th place in the NCCAA National Tournament. They lost in their first game to Oakland City University (IN), 72-56. They won their second game 58-57 over North Greenville University (SC). Their final game was a 79-77 loss to Roberts Wesleyan College (NY). The team's final season record was 19-16. Congratulations to Jessica Eenigenburg '06 for being named the NCCAA Player of the Year.


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


March 18 - Southwest Symphony Orchestra concert, tickets required

April 19 - Grandparents' Day

April 22 - Concert Choir and Southwest Symphony concert, tickets required

April 27-29; May 4-6 - Spring Theatre-The Miser, 7:30 p.m., tickets required

April 29 - lovePalos

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

July 7 - Trinity Night at Brewers/Cubs game, Milwaukee, WI; 4:30 p.m. tailgate, 7:05 p.m. game

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

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