From: Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15108621-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 4:26 PM
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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--April 8, 2008


April 8, 2008
"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:12-13 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
TWO CHILDREN'S CRAFT TIMES AT BOOTSMA BOOKSTORE CAFE
The Bootsma Bookstore Cafe (6513 W. 123rd Street) will be hosting two children's craft times in April. On Saturday, April 12, from 10-11 a.m., children will enjoy the book "My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks" and use their imaginations to create a fun craft. Suggested age is 4-8 years; cost is $12 and includes the hardcover book. On Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. till noon, children will have the opportunity to learn the fascinating paper folding craft called origami. Mary Webster Moore, education professor and a member of Origami USA, will lead this hands on workshop. Suggested age is 10-13 years; cost is $15 and includes a take-home kit with all the supplies and instructions needed to make many other fun projects. To register, please call 708.239.4702 or send an email to bookstore@trnty.edu.

ORGANIST RECITAL AT TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Marsha Foxgrover, organist of the Wheaton Bible Church, will perform a recital for the Artist Series on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel auditorium. The performance will feature J. S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C Major, as well as Maurice Durufle's Prelude and Fugue on the Name of ALAIN, and Marcel Dupre's Variations on a Noel. For location and directions, visit tcc.trnty.edu/maps/.

SPRING PLAY AT TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
If you like to attend the theater, you'll enjoy this year's Spring Play at Trinity Christian College. "Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw will be performed April 17-19 and April 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room of the campus Administration building. General admission is $7; students and senior citizens are $5. Call 708.597.3000 for more information.

AUTHORS BOOK SIGNING AT BOOTSMA BOOKSTORE CAFE
On April 18, Trina Vallone '98, assistant professor of education at Trinity Christian College, will be signing copies of her new book, co-authored with Sharon Adelman Reyes, Constructivist Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners. They will be at the Bootsma Bookstore Cafe (6513 W.123rd Street) from 3-7 p.m.

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 Initiative 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 email Jane.Voss@trnty.edu.

TRINITY NIGHT IN MILLENNIUM PARK
All alumni and friends are invited to join Trinity at Millennium Park in Chicago on Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a free evening of classical music at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. The Grant Park Orchestra will perform works by Mozart, Wagner, and others. Trinity will have a table in the southwest corner of the Pavilion area; come and visit the table for your free Trinity water bottle. Contact the development office at 708.239.4806 if you have any questions.

CAMPUS NEWS
FOUNDERS' SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED
Two new students have been named recipients of the prestigious Trinity Christian College Founders' Scholarship. Christine Carter of Wheaton, Illinois, and Jennifer Hill of Guston, Kentucky both accepted the scholarship with gratitude and enthusiasm. Founders' scholarships are renewable, four-year, full-tuition awards given to two freshmen each year. Applicants must demonstrate leadership in church, school, or community; believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; have at least a 3.8 grade point average or rank in the top five percent of their class; and have a 30 ACT or 1320 SAT 1 score. To read more, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/040108a/

ALUMNI NEWS
REQUESTING YOUR STORIES--CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Dr. Daniel Diephouse is editing a book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Trinity's founding in 1959. He would like to include some personal stories from alumni from various years recounting memories of their time on campus and he needs your input. Here are some topics to prompt your memories: stories about special classes, student pranks, the Troll, interim experiences, the philosophy wars, experiences with students or with professors, concerts, lectures, fund raisers, athletic events, OPUS, fine arts festivals, chapels, drama, dorm life, apartment life, overseas programs, Chicago experiences, Palos Heights experiences, Trinity building experiences, times before Trinity computers and even telephones were available to every student and every faculty member. Send your stories to Dr. Diephouse at dan.diephouse@trnty.edu.

ALUMNI INVITED TO CELEBRATE CAREERS OF RETIRING FACULTY
All alumni are invited to join in honoring retiring faculty members John Kooyenga, Virginia LaGrand, and Burton Rozema at three separate open house events. Retirement celebrations: for John Kooyenga, Associate Professor of Business, will be Thursday, May 1, 4-5:30 p.m., Library Board Room; for Burton Rozema, Professor of Classics & Academic Dean, Friday, May 9, 3:30-5 p.m., Fireside Room of the Administration Building; for Virginia La Grand, Associate Professor of English, Friday, May 9, 7:30-9 p.m., Fireside Room of the Administration Building. If you would like to honor these faculty members, but cannot attend these events, you can also contribute to the scholarship funds that have been established in the name of each of the retiree. Checks may be made out to Trinity Christian College with the name of the retiree or retirees in the memo line and delivered to the Development Office (6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463). For more information, contact the alumni office at 708.239.4854.

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
BASEBALL DROPS TWO AT OLIVET NAZARENE
The Trolls fought hard in the first game of a double-header at Olivet Nazarene University on Monday and were narrowly edged out with a 4-5 loss. They let the second game get away from them with a 1-14 defeat. Trinity is now 5-12 overall and 2-5 in the CCAC.

SOFTBALL SPLITS WITH ROBERT MORRIS
The Trolls picked up their first conference victory with a 5-4 win over Robert Morris College in the first game of a double-header Monday afternoon. The second game did not go as well as the Trolls lost 1-20 after five innings. The team is now 3-14 for the season and 1-6 in the conference.

TRACK AND FIELD SHINES AT NORTH CENTRAL
Competing against schools of all divisions, the track and field team had a stellar day at the Chicagoland Championships hosted by North Central College last Saturday. A large number of athletes performed personal bests and overall seven school records were set.

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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