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
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
REGISTER FOR THE TROLL TROT
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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO WOMEN'S CONFERENCE COMES TO CAMPUS
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,
or call Trinity Christian College at
STUDENTS IN SERVICE
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/
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 email@example.com with photos and new
ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS AT THE ALUMNI
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
(firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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
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 email@example.com 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
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
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.
TRACK AND FIELD TEAM HOSTS FIRST HOME MEET
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
BASEBALL GRABS THREE SPRING
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.
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
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 21--Troll Trot 5K Run/Walk, 9:30 a.m.
27--Light Motion performance, 8 p.m.
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.