From: Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15076750-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 4:12 PM
To: tcc_alumni
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--April 3, 2007


April 3, 2007
"Jesus said, 'My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.' 'You are a king, then!' said Pilate. Jesus answered, 'You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.'" John 18:36-37 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
GRANDPARENTS INVITED TO CAMPUS
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 kara.bruxvoort@trnty.edu.

STUDENTS TO PERFORM IN "YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU"
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 708.597.3000.

WHEELCHAIR DANCE DUET MOTIVATES AND ENTERTAINS
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 708.597.3000.

REGISTER FOR THE TROLL TROT 5K
Students, alumni and friends are invited to sign up for the Troll Trot 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 21 at 9:30 a.m. The race will begin from the parking lot of Alumni Hall and the course continues through the Navajo Hills community. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; entry fee is $15 (which includes a t-shirt if registered before April 12). Contact Emily Baker at 708.239.3750 or emily.baker@trnty.edu for registration materials or more information. Money raised will benefit the student fitness center fund and will be used for purchasing new equipment.

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 mark.hanna@trnty.edu.

CHICAGO WOMEN'S 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 708.597.3000.

CAMPUS NEWS
STUDENTS IN SERVICE
To tens of thousands of college students nationwide, spring break meant one thing: partying. To many Trinity students, it meant serving. Fifty-seven students took part in a hurricane recovery project in Port Arthur, Texas. Read more and see photos on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/032907/

TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK WELCOMES RICHARD VIE
"Doing the right thing" became ingrained in Richard Vie's character at an early age. Vie, the Chairman of Unitrin, Inc. and a guest speaker at the recent Trinity Business Network event, credits his Christian parents with establishing this principal pillar of his value system as a child. See the whole story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/032807/

ALUMNI NEWS
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 travis.bandstra@trnty.edu 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 (travis.bandstra@trnty.edu ) in the alumni office or print out the form on our Web site (tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/golf/) if you are interested or want more 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 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 travis.bandstra@trnty.edu 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 travis.bandstra@trnty.edu .

MISCELLANEOUS
FAMILY OF ALUMNUS BRIAN VANDERVEEN SENDS THANKS
In October 2006, the family of Brian VanderVeen '03 requested the prayers of the Trinity community after Brian, a construction worker working on the Dan Ryan expressway in Chicago, was critically injured when he was hit by a car. Brian is now recovering at a rehabilitation hospital in Omaha, Nebraska and while he still has surgery and more healing ahead, his parents wanted to express their thankfulness for the support and prayers of the Trinity community during these past months. Those who wish to send Brian a word of encouragement can mail to: Quality Living, Inc., Brian VanderVeen, House 2, 6315 N 70th Plaza, Omaha, NE 68104.

KEEP 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.

ADULT 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.

SPORTS NEWS
TRACK AND FIELD TEAM HOSTS FIRST HOME MEET
The Trinity track and field program hosted the first home meet in school history on Wednesday, March 28. The 2007 Troll Relays featured athletes from six different schools, plus a few unattached competitors.

BASEBALL GRABS THREE SPRING BREAK WINS
The baseball team played in seven games in Florida during their spring break week, March 19-24. They came home with a 3-4 overall record with two wins (7-0, 6-4) at Florida College and a split decision (13-7, 4-5) against Northwood University. Their other losses were at Southeastern University (6-13, 5-6) and at Webber International University (2-6). The team is now 5-12 for the season.

SOFTBALL ENDS TRIP WITH WIN
During the week of spring break, March 19-24, the softball team competed in seven games in the Tucson Invitational (AZ). Although the Trolls played well all week, they did not get a win until their final game when they defeated Eastern Connecticut State University 3-2 in 8 innings. The team was 1-6 for the week and is 1-10 for the season.

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, 7:30 p.m.
April 18--Grandparents' Day
April 19-21, 25-28--Spring play, "You Can't Take it With You," 7:30 p.m.
April 21--Troll Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9:30 a.m.
April 27--Light Motion performance, 8 p.m.
April 28--lovePalos
May 5--Chicago Women's Conference
May 19--Commencement
June 2--Alumni Golf Outing, 2 p.m. shotgun

For more information on upcoming events, please see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new.

Contact: Trinity Christian College Offices, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463

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