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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--March 15, 2005

March 15, 2005

"'Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land-against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,' declares the Lord." Jeremiah 1:18-19 NIV




Everyone is invited to share in a weekend of learning, reflection, and community featuring theater, food, music, and faith to showcase the arts and celebrate community service. On April 29-30, the College will host CampusFest@Trinity, featuring a variety of events: a performance by the Chamber Choir from Central Valley Christian High School in Visalia, California and various Trinity ensembles on Friday, and Saturday's activities will include a picnic, an outdoor world arts fair, a praise and worship service, and performances of the spring play, "God's Favorite" by Neil Simon. More information will follow. Check the Web site at for updates.



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 and Schepel Buick GMC Cadillac Hummer welcome Jars of Clay, Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. All seats are reserved. Advance tickets now available 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.




The Cooper Career Center invited 20 professionals, including several alumni, to campus for the Career Networking Event March 10 to help a group of Trinity students sharpen their job-search skills. For the rest of the story, check out our Web site at



The Ozinga Chapel had the feel of a Southern tent revival during Gospel Fest Saturday evening, March 5. Singing groups from local high schools and communities joined Trinity's gospel choir to deliver a collection of songs that inspired, uplifted, and energized the audience of more than 200 people. Read more on the Web site at



For the first time in its 46-year history, Trinity Christian College will offer classes during a formal summer program. The session will last for six weeks, beginning May 23 and ending July 1. Students may register for courses in education, mathematics, science, and physical education. Registration is open to all college students as well as select high school students who have completed their junior years. Those students also will receive college credit for passing. Check our Web site at for more information.




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, Illinois. 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 has begun, and 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 for this annual event. We'll warm up with a pre-game tailgate party at 4:30 p.m., giveaway some great Trinity prizes and root for our favorite team during the 7:05 p.m. game. Get your tickets for $18 (adults) and $15 (children 11 and younger) by contacting Kelly Triezenberg at or 708.239.4854.



Adult Studies Coordinator needed

Trinity Christian College is seeking a coordinator to work 30 hours per week for the Adult Studies program. Responsibilities include answering the phone, coordinating the day-to-day office functions of the department, advising adult studies students regarding program information, and compiling and entering data into the computer system. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Ability to multi-task and computer proficiency is essential. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.


Interested candidates for this position should submit resumes to: Larry Boer, 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:



Trinity offers Summer Sports Camps
This summer Trinity Christian College will offer sports camps for four activities that will emphasize fun and stress fundamentals for children in grades 3-12. Campers will receive personal instruction from Trinity coaches and student-athletes that will help them become better players and teammates. Whether it's hitting the home run, making the big shot, or scoring the winning goal, Trinity's summer camps will challenge athletes to maximize their talent. Check our Web site at to sign up or call the athletics department at 708.239.4779
by Wednesday, June 1.


Softball Drops Two Games At Greenville
The Trolls faced both Greenville College (IL) and Missouri Baptist University in a Saturday outing at Greenville. The team could not get a win out of either of those opponents and lost 3-1 to Greenville and 5-2 to Missouri Baptist. The Trolls are now 0-7 for the season.


Baseball Opens Season In St. Louis 
The 2005 baseball season opened for the Trolls with a trip to Harris Stowe State College in St. Louis, MO. The Trolls competed in three games over the weekend and picked up one victory. They lost their opener, 5-4, to Harris Stowe, and then split decisions with Taylor University (IN). 


Trolls Put Scare Into Bulldogs

The Trinity Christian men's basketball team made their first-ever appearance in the NAIA National Basketball Tournament and nearly pulled off the biggest upset of the first round. The Trolls gave the No. 4-seeded Bulldogs of Concordia (Neb.) (29-5) everything they could handle before falling 74-69. Read the rest of the story at


Women's Basketball Stopped By Cardinal Stritch

In the semi-finals of the CCAC tournament the Trolls struggled at the #2 seed of Cardinal Stritch University (WI). It was one of the poorest offensive productions by the team this season as they faced the defensively sound #14 nationally ranked Cardinal Stritch. The Trolls only put 35 points on the board to Stritch's 73, thus ending their tournament appearance. The team ended their season with a record of 14-17.


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



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 28-30, May 5-7 - Spring Play - "God's Favorite" by Neil Simon

April 30 - Chicago Women's Conference/CampusFest@Trinity/lovePalos.

May 14 - 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

August 13 - West Michigan Whitecaps game in Grand Rapids, MI  


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


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