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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--March 29, 2006

March 29, 2006

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other."

1 Thessalonians 5:11-13 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
TRINITY CELEBRATES GRANDPARENTS' DAY

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 joanne.gritters@trnty.edu.

 

TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK PRESENTS CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP PANEL

The Trinity Business Network will present an opportunity to hear four business leaders discuss "Christian Leadership: Surviving Change in the Marketplace," on Thursday, April 20, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby. Featured speakers include: Elsa Prince Broekhuizen, former chairperson of the board of directors, Prince Corporation, Holland, MI; Steven Van Drunen '86, president and CEO, Providence Bank, South Holland, IL; John Venhuizen '92, director of business development, Ace Hardware Corporation, Oak Brook, IL; and Janice Van Dyke-Zeilstra, CEO, Darwill, Hillside, IL. Continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m.; presentation begins at 8:15 a.m. This event is sponsored by the TBN in cooperation with Trinity Christian College. The event is free and open to the public; registration is not required.

 

Southwest Symphony, Trinity CHOIR PERFORM REQUIEM

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. 

 

SHANE&SHANE IN CONCERT AT TRINITY

Christian artists Shane&Shane, Bethany Dillon, and Aaron Shust will perform at Trinity Christian College on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets prices are $15 in advance, $18 on the day of the show, and $13 for students and groups of 10 or more. For tickets or other information, call 866.821.5151 or visit www.echoministries.net.

 

ALUMNI GOLFERS RETURN TO GEORGE DUNNE

Join fellow alumni for a day of golf and fellowship at George Dunne National Golf Course in Oak Forest, Illinois. Dunne National promises to be a challenging course with bent grass fairways and greens and eight lakes, which come into play on 11 of the course's holes. For more information and to register online, visit http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/golf/

 


CAMPUS NEWS

MARSHALEK GARNERS SEMINARY SCHOLARSHIP

Although words provided the avenue for senior Erin Marshalek to earn the prestigious Kuyers Presidential Scholarship from Calvin Theological Seminary, she could hardly talk when she was notified about the honor. Check out the story at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/032906/marshalek.html

 

STUDENTS AND FRIENDS GET A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY

Many college students view Saturdays as a much-needed day off to recover from the week's activities. Still, almost 70 Trinity Christian College students showed up at 9:30 a.m. on March 18 for the Troll Trot, a fundraising event for new cardio equipment for the fitness room in Alumni Hall. Joining the students were faculty, staff, and community members. To read more, visit http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/032406/trolltrot.html

 

PRACTICING WHAT WE PREACH

In an effort to continue building relationships with local religious leaders and churches, Trinity invited more than 400 Chicago area pastors and ministers for a luncheon on Tuesday, March 14. For the whole story, see http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/032406/pastors.html

 

POLAR BEAR SLIP 'N SLIDE GETS WARM RESPONSE

Snow was the only element missing Monday, March 20, at the service committee's "Polar Bear Slip 'n Slide" fundraiser. With approximately 100 onlookers roasting marshmallows and making s'mores, Trinity students, resident assistants, directors, and administrators descended onto the icy surface of the slip 'n slide set up in between Tibstra and South halls.

Get the whole story at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/032706/ss.html

 

 

ALUMNI NEWS

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!

In addition to requesting your Alumni Classnotes for the spring TRINITY magazine, we also need great alumni photographs. 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 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. 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 travis.bandstra@trnty.edu with photos and new information.

 

NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNI BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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: http://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 Travis Bandstra at travis.bandstra@trnty.edu or 708.239.4854.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

SALT PRESENTS TWO NEW COURSES

The Senior Academy for Learning at Trinity offers two new courses this spring: "Walking the Bible" with Roger Triemstra (Classroom 213) and "An Introduction to E-mail and the Internet" with Ralph Veldboom (HSC 019--limited to 15 students). Classes will be held on Thursdays, April 20, 27, and May 4, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Registration is $20. Please contact Debby Vincent at 708.239.4793 to register or for more information.

 

CALLING ALL CAMPERS
Trinity Christian College will offer a variety of creative and athletics camps this summer. Children (grades 3-12) can learn how to create practical art, sharpen their acting skills, or improve athletic abilities. Adults can expand their horizons by attending one of Trinity's summer courses, from nutrition and weight management, to exploring Christian traditions or the field of special education as a potential career. For more information or to register, visit http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/summercamps.html

 

JOB OPENINGS
Trinity Christian College is seeking a Web manager. The Web manager consults with design, technical, and marketing staff to plan Web site development. The Web manager also refreshes Web site content and develops technical architecture of Web sites, including scripting, database design, and user interface design.

 

Trinity Christian College seeks a staff writer to work as part of the College's marketing and communications team. The staff writer is responsible for writing copy for news releases, feature-length magazine articles, quarterly newsletters, the web, and other publications. The staff writer is also responsible for public relations planning and media relations.


Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about these job openings and others online at tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings
 
SPORTS NEWS

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS NAMED SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

The term "student-athlete" certainly applies to the women's basketball team as they excelled on the court and in the classroom this year. All of the team's juniors and seniors received national recognition for academic excellence and were named all-American scholar-athletes. Visit http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/news/archive/060323/index.html for the whole story.

 

Softball Posts Opening Conference Wins 

After struggling during the first couple games of the season, losing two to Bethel College and one of two to Wheaton, the women's softball team won where it counts. In their first conference games of the season, the Trolls got off to a good start with two wins over Purdue University-North Central (IN). The team broke the first game open in the sixth inning for a 6-3 win. They got the bats going in the second game for a five inning mercy rule 11-0 victory. They are now 5-7 for the season and 2-0 in the CCAC.

 

Baseball Takes Two Over IU-Northwest 

The Trolls improved their record to 6-3 for the season as they were victorious in both games of a double-header against IU-Northwest. They did not waste time in the first game jumping to lead and cruising to a 12-3 win. The second game was pushed into an extra inning before they came up with 3-2 victory. 

 

FROM COMBAT TO COMPETITION

This coming fall, Akin Wale (Wale) Akintude will be on the soccer field; last year he was on a different fighting field. As a member of the Marine Corps, Akintude served in active duty in two combat tours, including a station in Iraq. When his tour ended in August, 2005, he decided to pursue his education and enrolled at Trinity for spring semester. To read more, visit http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/news/archive/060323/b.html

 

Eenigenburg Receives Top NCCAA Basketball Honor

To be named the NCCAA Player of the Year is an impressive accomplishment for any athlete, but to receive that recognition twice is outstanding, and senior Jessica Eenigenburg certainly is outstanding. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/news/archive/060321/index.html

 

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


SAVE THE DATE

April 19 - Grandparents' Day

April 20 - Trinity Business Network, "Christian Leadership"

April 20, 27, May 4 - SALT spring courses

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

April 25 - OPUS  

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

April 29 - lovePalos

April 30 - Organist Marilyn Mulder in concert

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: tcc.trnty.edu/new 

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