From: Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15107051-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 2:56 PM
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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--March 25, 2008


March 25, 2008
"That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched--this we proclaim concerning the word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us." 1 John 1:1-2 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
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 8:30-9:30 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 e-mail Jane.Voss@trnty.edu.

CAMPUS NEWS
PROFESSOR'S BOOK PROVIDES ESL TEACHING STRATEGIES
Students come to class with very different backgrounds and varying levels of proficiency. This is especially true for English language learners. In their book Constructivist Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners, authors Trina Vallone '99, assistant professor of education at Trinity Christian College, and Sharon Adelman Reyes, associate professor of education at Loyola University, link constructivism with the instruction of English-as-a-Second Language learners. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/032008a/

"FUN"DRAISER AIDS CHILDREN IN AFRICA
The Service Committee's annual Polar Bear Slip n' Slide was a huge success! Students gathered outside Tibstra Hall on March 12 to watch Resident Assistants, fellow classmates, and even Chaplain Van Groningen slide down the slippery slope. See photos and more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/031908/

REAL LIFE IN ART
Art is very personal. It is the artist's expression of her ideas, beliefs, emotions, and--remarkably, in the art of Esther Holwerda '06--her vital signs. Fittingly titled Vital Signs, Holwerda's series of paintings include actual emergency room records from her stay in the hospital when she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2006, her senior year at Trinity as an art studio major. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/031308a/

CEC HOSTS DISABILITY AWARENESS WEEK
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) hosted their annual Disability Awareness Week beginning March 3. The Week began with an inspirational address by Jonathan Mooney, author of The Short Bus. In his speech he challenged students and professors to redefine what is considered to be "normal" and encouraged them to find gifts in everybody. For the rest of the story, check our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/031408/

ALUMNI NEWS
TEACH AN INTERIM CLASS
Over the years, many students have benefited from interim courses led by Trinity alumni. In January 2008, Marlene Boonstra, Louella DeVries, Aaron Ozinga, Carrie Rogers, Travis Thrasher, and Melissa Vanden Bout all contributed leadership to interim courses. If you are interested in leading an interim course January 6-19, 2009 (this does require availability during the day), contact Mark Ward, Associate Provost, at mark.ward@trnty.edu by April 15, 2008.

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.

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
STEPHANIE POLZER COMMITS TO TRINITY
Stephanie Polzer from Ramstein, Germany, will be running a long way from home as she joins the track and cross country teams next season. Polzer will add an international flare to the team as she signed a letter of intent to compete at Trinity next season.

HOEKSTRA TO RUN AT TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Jodi Hoekstra, a senior at Chicago Christian High School, has signed a letter of intent to compete in cross country and track and field at Trinity Christian College. Hoekstra, who has been a standout middle distance runner throughout her high school career, will enroll at Trinity in the fall of 2008.

BASKETBALL PLAYERS RECEIVE POST-SEASON HONORS
A handful of players on the women's and men's basketball teams received special post-season recognition at the conference and national level. See the Web site for information on the individual players honored.

SOFTBALL STARTS ACTION
During spring break last week the softball team made a trip to Kentucky and Indiana to begin their 2008 season. The Trolls played double-headers at Lindsey Wilson College (KY), Campbellsville University (KY), and Bethel College (IN) and were rained out at Indiana Wesleyan University (IN). They finished with a 1-5 record for the week.

BASEBALL GETS SEASON UNDERWAY
The Trolls headed to warmer weather and drier field conditions to get their season started last week. They opened on March 12 at Lindenwood University (MO) and then played six games in Florida during spring break. They return with just one victory in those eight contests.

MEN'S BASKETBALL DEFEATS GENEVA
Trinity ended their season on a positive note with a 74-69 win over Geneva College (PA) in the final day of competition of the NCCAA National Tournament last Thursday. The No. 6 Trolls were 2-1 in the tournament and ended in fifth place.

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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