March 20, 2007
"The Word became flesh and made his
dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the
One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and
truth." John 1:14 NIV
CONCERT IN OZINGA CHAPEL
Enjoy the Piano Four Hands concert
at Trinity Christian College on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30
p.m. in the Van Namen Recital Hall of Ozinga Chapel. The
program will feature the keyboard talents of Candace Peters
and Amanda Thompson as they perform Neue Liebeslieder Walzer
by Johannes Brahms as well as works by Robert Schumann,
Antonín Dvorák, and Constant Lambert. The concert is free and
open to everyone.
GRANDPARENTS INVITED TO
Trinity Christian College will celebrate
Grandparents' Day on Wednesday, April 18, 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 Kara Bruxvoort at
708.239.4831 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENTS TO PERFORM IN "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH
Trinity Christian College presents the spring play
"You Can't Take it With You" by Moss Hart and George S.
Kaufman on April 19-21 and 25-28. The play centers around the
eccentric and likable members of the Martin Vanderhof family.
All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room.
General admission is $7; children, students, and seniors, $5.
Tickets are available by calling
WHEELCHAIR DANCE DUET MOTIVATES AND
The wheelchair dance duet, Light Motion, will
perform on Friday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel of
Trinity Christian College. The Alexander De Jong Center for
Special Education is sponsoring the performance as part of its
annual Reaching Beyond Potential Celebration dinner. The
two-woman dance company uses the wheelchair as an expression
of movement rather than just a vehicle of mobility. Tickets
are available for $5; for more information, call
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 28. For more information or
questions, contact Mark Hanna, assistant dean of students, at
708.239.4705 or email@example.com.
CONFERENCE COMES TO CAMPUS
Trinity Christian College is
pleased to co-sponsor the Chicago Women's Conference on
Saturday, May 5, in the Ozinga Chapel. Kathy Troccoli, Dove
award-winning vocalist, speaker, and writer, and Dee Brestin,
award-winning speaker and writer, are co-authors of the Bible
study trilogy, "Falling in Love with Jesus." Join us for a day
of fellowship, worship, and teaching with these two remarkable
women. The event begins with continental breakfast at 8 a.m.
and costs $40. To register, visit www.chicagowomensconference.org
or call Trinity Christian College at
TRINITY ALUMNUS MAKES
FINALS OF CHRISTIAN VOCAL COMPETITION
Ryan Wynia '04 has
been named one of Inspiration Sensation's 12 finalists. The
Emmy-Award winning television show is produced by the Total
Living Network of Aurora, Illinois, and aired nationwide. Read
the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/032007/
HURRICANE VICTIMS ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
national and world events to occupy us, it is easy to forget
that hurricane victims still need our help. Trinity Christian
College has not forgotten those victims. Fifty students are
going to Texas over spring break to help improve the lives of
those hit by Hurricane Rita. See more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/031907a/
STUDENT PURSUES CALLING IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Nathan Vis '07 of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, it was a taste
of what the future could hold. During January interim, he
rubbed shoulders with the political elite in Washington, D.C.
Check out the whole story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/031907/
ACTING GROUP BENEFITS STUDENTS
Ashley Biesboer '10 of
Broadview, Illinois, needed to work on her public speaking
skills. Enter ShawChicago stage left. The renowned acting
group brought the Chicago theater scene to Trinity on March
13. "They showed how strength of voice and eye contact add so
much to a public presentation," Biesboer said. For more, see
our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/031607a/
AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATE ON AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
learning opportunity in Robbins, Illinois, is helping shape
lives. The new after-school program at Childs Elementary
School is the brainchild of Trinity alums Keith Dykstra '06
and Emily Kilbourne '06. Three Trinity students are
volunteering their time each week to make that dream a
reality. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/031607/
STUDENT BEHIND THE SCENES AT CHICAGO'S 2016 OLYMPIC BID
Tricia Leo '07 of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is a Chicago
Semester student who is currently interning at ProActive, Inc.
As part of her internship, she was given the great opportunity
of being closely involved in the planning and production of
Chicago's 2016 Olympic Bid Dinner, held at McCormick Place on
March 1, 2007. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/031307a/
SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!
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
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with photos and new information.
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS AT THE ALUMNI GOLF OUTING
Want to encourage alumni and friends of Trinity to support
your business? Want to promote your business to other members
in the Christian community? Want to get your name out there?
Consider becoming an event or hole sponsor at the annual
Alumni Golf Outing. Sponsors are acknowledged with signage on
the course and in printed materials handed out to each golfer.
Hole sponsorships are available for $100 and event
sponsorships are $500. The gift is tax deductible and proceeds
from the outing support the Alumni Excellence Scholarship
fund. Contact Travis Bandstra (email@example.com ) in the
alumni office if you are interested or want more information.
NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
alumni office is currently taking nominations for next year's
alumni board of directors. The alumni board consists of 12-15
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: 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 Kelly
Netjes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.239.4854.
LOOKING FOR ALUMNI MENTORS
The alumni office and
the Cooper Center are teaming up to match current students
with alumni mentors based on college major, current
profession, hobbies, and other interests. This is a great
opportunity for alumni to get involved and share their life
experiences with current students. We are currently connecting
students with mentors through this new program. If you are
interested in becoming an alumni mentor or want to find out
more information, contact the alumni office at 708.239.4854 or
Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time
Development Associate. This individual is responsible for
cultivating and soliciting gifts from individuals for the
Trinity Fund as well as capital campaigns. In addition, this
person will work closely with alumni, parents, and supporting
churches to increase awareness and support for the College. A
strong background in fund raising or sales is preferred.
Additional qualifications include a sincere allegiance to the
mission on the College and a personal faith and commitment to
Applications for all positions should be
submitted to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian
College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463.
Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates.
Find more information about this job opening and others online
YOUR KIDS BUSY AT SUMMER CAMPS
Trinity Christian College is
offering more than 45 camps this summer. Your children can
enjoy learning about everything from art and drama to
athletics and game show math! Details about registration are
coming soon to Trinity's Web site at tcc.trnty.edu.
STUDIES OFFERS ESL PROGRAM
The Adult Studies department has
just announced a new program, beginning this fall. The new,
accelerated English as a Second Language/Bilingual (ESL/BL)
program is offered to certified teachers looking to achieve
their ESL/BL endorsement or approval in one year. For more
information, call the Adult Studies department at 708.239.4768
or visit our website: tcc.trnty.edu/adultstudies.
TO CHINA THIS SUMMER
If you are interested in learning more
about global business, you might want to consider going on a
trip to China, organized by Trinity Christian College. The
dates of the trip are July 4-17, 2007. For more information,
contact Professor John Kooyenga at 708.239.4762 or
SPLITS CONFERENCE OPENER
The conference season for the
Trolls last week Saturday started with a split decision in a
double header at Judson College. Trinity was shut-out in the
first game, losing 0-3, but came back in the second game to
take a 3-1 win. The Trolls are now 2-8 overall and 1-1 in the
SOFTBALL DROPS GAME TO AQUINAS
team's home opener last Friday ended in a 13-1 loss to Aquinas
College (MI). The Trolls let the game slip away from them in
the latter innings, giving up 12 runs in the final three
innings. Only two innings of the second game of the double
header were played before the game was called because of
To read more about this year's athletics
teams, visit the Trolls online at tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/
SAVE THE DATE
April 10 - Piano Four Hands concert,
April 18 - Grandparents' Day
25-28 - Spring play, "You Can't Take it With You," 7:30
April 27 - Light Motion performance, 8 p.m.
28 - lovePalos
May 5 - Chicago Women's Conference
June 2 - Alumni Golf Outing, 2 p.m.
For more information on upcoming events, please
see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new.