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April 11, 2006

"But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV 



Trinity Christian College will celebrate Grandparents' Day next week 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


Christian Leadership: Surviving a Changing Marketplace

The Trinity Business Network will present an opportunity to hear four business leaders discuss "Christian Leadership: Surviving a Changing 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 concert choir celebrate Mozart

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. 



 Come check out this year's spring theater production, The Miser, by Molière, April 27-29 and May 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Originally performed in 1668 and adapted many times since, the play portrays an elderly miser, Harpagon, whose single-minded goal is to obtain and horde wealth. His paranoid encounters with others become amusingly exaggerated over the course of the play. For tickets or other information, please call the College bookstore at 708.239.4702. 



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 29. Participants should attend the kick-off lunch in the parking lot outside of West Hall (along Cheyenne Drive) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. where they can sign up for volunteer activities. For more information or questions, contact Bryan Carrier, assistant dean of students, at 708.239.4705 or


Shane&Shane in concert  

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



Organist Marilyn Mulder will perform works by J. S. Bach, César Franck, Max Reger, J. J. Van den Berg, in addition to leading the audience in the singing of Psalm tunes and hymns Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College. Mrs. Mulder will be joined by Dr. Ken Austin, trumpet. All are welcome; free admission.



Instead of spending their spring break relaxing on a beach, a group of Trinity students headed south to assist Hurricane Katrina survivors in New Orleans with recovery efforts, March 24-April 1. Four vans packed with 39 students and two adult leaders caravanned to the hardest hit areas, mostly which were in poorer communities. For the rest of the story and pictures, see our Web site at



Toronto native Jacob (Jake) Anderson '09 realized his boyhood dream of playing hockey internationally when he was invited to participate in an international hockey tournament in Russia, April 4-10. As a member of Team Canada, he will play several other experienced teams to build his own skills. He will be far from home, but not too far from family. His brother and cousin have been invited to play on the same team. According to Anderson, hockey "runs in the family." Check our Web site for more at



Dozens of people set out on a mission to save lives, Tuesday, April 4, in the Ozinga Chapel. Sixty-two units of blood were donated during a drive sponsored by Campus Ministries and conducted by Heartland Blood Center in Aurora, Illinois. Read more on our Web site at



Trinity alumni and friends welcomed Canadian author and alumnus John Terpstra '74 to campus Friday, April 7. Terpstra entertained with poetry readings based on his most recent collection of poems, Disarmament, as well as a sampling of poems from earlier works.  Terpstra was one of the finalists for the Governor-General's Award, Canada's highest honor in poetry. This year, he was a finalist for the Charles Taylor Award, Canada's highest honor for non-fiction prose.




Alumnus Kurt Schemper '97 and his partners at Sodium Entertainment produced the feature documentary, Last Dispatch, and are bringing it to the Park West Theater for a Chicago premier on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 8 p.m. The film chronicles the last days of Dispatch, quite possibly the biggest band that never signed with a record label. In a time of upheaval in the music industry, their do-it-yourself style started a grassroots fan phenomenon that is changing the way indie bands (and record labels) do business. The band's final concert, "The Last Dispatch" drew 110,000 fans from every U.S. state and 20 foreign countries for one last free show in Boston in July of 2004. See for more information or to purchase tickets.



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: If you would like to nominate a fellow alum for this task, or would be interested in the position yourself, contact Travis Bandstra at or 708.239.4854.




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, call 708.597.3000.



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.


Trinity Christian College
anticipates an opening for a full-time admissions counselor to participate in all aspects of the student recruitment process. Responsibilities include effective communication of the mission of the college to prospective students, parents, counselors, pastors, and others. Requires travel off campus to schools, college fairs, churches, and other organizations. Candidates must possess the ability to work closely with the financial aid office and convey accurate information and counseling concerning all aspects of the financial aid process. Experience is not necessary; however, a bachelor's degree from a four year college or university is required.


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 Christian College is seeking a part-time Development Coordinator (approximately 28 hours per week) to provide planning and coordination of special events, series, and publications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Work with the Vice President for Development and the Director of Alumni Relations, plan and implement events, both the annual type of events (e.g. Scholarship Dinner, Homecoming, Jubilation!) and special alumni and campaign events; 2. Work with the Trinity Business Network (TBN) advisory board, plan, implement, and evaluate TBN events and activities, facilitate and coordinate all TBN communication; serve as the budget officer for the TBN; 3. Work with the Senior Academy for Learning at Trinity (SALT) advisory board, plan, implement, and evaluate SALT event and activities; serve as the budget officer for the SALT; 4. Work with the Vice President for Development and the Marketing unit of the College, lead the development of brochures, campaign materials, sections of the President's Report and the Trinity magazine, and other communicative means to be used for development efforts.

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about these job openings and others online at

Softball Gets Three Wins

After dropping two conference games to Olivet Nazarene earlier in the week, the team headed out to a tournament in Elgin, Illinois where three teams of the CCAC faced three schools of the Mid-Central College Conference (MCC). The Trolls came out ahead in the match-ups against these Indiana schools with a 3-0 record for the day. They defeated Goshen College, 12-4, Huntington University, 4-0, and Taylor University, 7-4. The wins improve the team's record to 9-16 for the season. 


Baseball starts strong, then struggles during weekend games

The Trolls put an end to a six-game losing streak as they picked up a 5-4 win in the first game of a doubleheader against Judson College on Friday. The Trolls had to hang on to a 4-0 lead to get the win in the bottom of the seventh inning. They lost the second game 2-0. On Saturday, the baseball team struggled to silence the bats of Robert Morris College in a conference double-header. In both games Robert Morris found their hitting stride, for a two-game combined total of 41 hits and 29 runs. The Trolls lost both of the games, the first one 17-2 after five innings and the second one was 12-5. The team is now 9-15 for the season and 2-5 in the conference.


Track and Field Competes At North Central College

The men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Chicagoland Championships held at North Central College (IL). Rita DeJong continues to lead the way in the sprints as she breaks her own school record in the 200 meter and 400 meter. 


To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at


April 19 - Grandparents' Day

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

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

April 29 - lovePalos

April 29 - Shane&Shane in concert

April 30 - 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: 

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