From: Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15078023-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:51 PM
To: tcc_alumni
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--April 17, 2007


April 17, 2007
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
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. 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.

CHICAGO SEMESTER CONFERENCE--MAY 30-JUNE 2
Chicago Semester and Trinity Christian College have partnered together to present "Reading the World: Developing a Christian Perspective for Our Times" at the Chicago Semester offices from May 30-June 2. The conference will feature interactive workshops, Chicago neighborhood tours, and panel discussions on such themes as: climate change and responsibility, changing urban demographics, the city as sacred space, globalization, social justice in public education, and higher education and civic engagement. Cost for faculty, staff, and friends: $195; for students and alumni: $95. For more information and registration, email brad.breems@trnty.edu or clintons@chicagosemester.org.

"NATIONAL" EXCITEMENT FOR ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF OUTING
Take out your clubs and start swinging--the annual alumni golf outing will be held on Saturday, June 2 at George Dunne National in Oak Forest, Illinois. We'll begin with a shot-gun start at 2 p.m. with dinner to follow. The sign-up deadline is May 25 so register online today at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/golf/. For any additional information, contact Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or travis.bandstra@trnty.edu .

CAMPUS NEWS
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT CAMPUSFEST 2007
Children, seniors, and everyone in between will find plenty to see and do during Campusfest 2007 April 26-29. The weekend of learning and reflection will feature theater, food, music, and faith to showcase the arts and celebrate community involvement. Find more information and a schedule for the entire weekend on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/041307/

SOCIAL WORK STUDENT WELCOMES LIBERIAN FAMILY
Students and faculty from the social work department gathered for lunch in the dining hall on April 9 to welcome the Fahnbulleh family to the United States. Fifteen members of the family from war-torn Liberia recently traveled from a refugee camp in Sierra Leone to Chicago through arrangements made by Chicago's Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Ministries. See the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/041207a/

TRACK AND FIELD TEAM HELPS RESTORE CHURCH
The Trinity track and field team took time during its spring break trip to Florida to work at St. Andrews Church in Panama City. The historic church was built in 1887 and recently received a grant to help with the cost of restoration. The small congregation is doing much of the work themselves, so the process is moving slowly. See more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/041207/

STUDENTS DISCOVER HOW PERSONAL HISTORY CAN BE
Rarely are students of history able to experience a fresh perspective of the past. Yet the students of Professor David Brodnax's history class recently gained a deeper understanding of one of the events that energized the civil rights movement in America. Check out the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/041107a/

TRANSFORMING CULTURE HALF A WORLD AWAY
The College's emphasis on service opportunities is bearing new fruit in the country of Malawi. President Steven Timmermans, Ty DeWitte '07 of Hudsonville, Michigan, and Aaron Ozinga '03 flew to the southeastern African country to cement a relationship with the Christian Entrepreneurs Association of Malawi. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/040407/

FULL TUITION FOR TWO SCHOLARS
For most high school seniors pondering their options for college, financial aid is the biggest concern. Kristen Thomas and Steffany Valdes, both of Chicago, can erase that concern from their list. Find the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/041007/

ALUMNI NEWS
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
ANNUAL SPRING DRIVE 2007 CLOSES IN ON SEMESTER GOAL
The school year is quickly coming to completion, and our student callers are finishing up calling alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of the College with hope of obtaining pledges for our Trinity Fund. At this time, the annual drive has recorded over $120,000 in pledges and stands just $5,000 short of its semester goal. Please keep our student callers and our financial goal in your prayers through these last weeks. For more information about the Trinity Fund or other giving opportunities, contact Emily DeVos at 708.239.4802 or emily.devos@trnty.edu.

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
DERUITER NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Senior Joel DeRuiter was named CCAC and NCCAA Pitcher of the Week for his fine performance during the week of April 2-7. DeRuiter pitched a complete game against Illinois Institute of Technology and recorded the 2-1 conference win.

BASEBALL CONTINUES STRONG CCAC PERFORMANCE
The Trolls continue to stay near the top of the conference standings as they perform well against the top CCAC schools. They hosted Purdue University-North Central on Monday, the second place team in the conference standings, and battled to extra innings in both games of the double-headers for a split result. The Trolls took the first game 5-4 in nine innings and then lost the second game 3-2 in the 8th inning.

SOFTBALL SWEEPS CALUMET-ST. JOSEPH
The Trolls move to 4-4 in the conference with two wins over Calumet College of St. Joseph (IN) yesterday. They took the first game 8-4 and followed that up with an 8-2 win in game two. The victories give the team an 8-17 overall record.

TRACK AND FIELD PERFORMS WELL AT ELMHURST
In a twenty-team field the Trinity women's track and field team took ten places to capture sixth overall over the weekend. Ashley Biesboer made a difference in the field events while Rita DeJong and Megan VanHofwegen scored in the sprints. The men placed in two events for 11 points to finish 14th of the 16 competing teams. The majority of those points came from a first place finish by Andy Jellema in the 3000 meter.

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

SAVE THE DATE
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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