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
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. 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
CHICAGO SEMESTER CONFERENCE--MAY 30-JUNE
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
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"NATIONAL" EXCITEMENT FOR ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF
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 email@example.com .
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AT CAMPUSFEST 2007
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
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
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
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
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/
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
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
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.
DERUITER NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK
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
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
May 5--Chicago Women's
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.