April 22, 2008
"Be completely humble and gentle; be
patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort
to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to
one hope when you were called--one Lord, one faith, one
baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and
through all and in all." Ephesians 4: 2-6 NIV
SPRING PLAY AT TRINITY CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
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 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.
RICH DEVOS TO
SPEAK AT TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK EVENT
co-founder of Amway, will speak at a special Trinity Business
Network event scheduled for Thursday, May 22, in the Ozinga
Chapel Grand Lobby at Trinity Christian College. A welcome
reception will be held from 4:30 to 5 p.m.; the presentation
will be held from 5 to 5:45 p.m. The renowned business leader
and speaker has written three books, including "Hope from My
Heart: Ten Lessons for Life," which reflects his feelings
after successfully undergoing a heart transplant operation in
1997. The event is free and open to the public; no reservation
is required. For more information, contact Ruth DeBruyn at
708.239.4827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXCITEMENT FOR ANNUAL ALUMNI GOLF OUTING
Take out your
clubs and start swinging--the annual alumni golf outing will
be held on Saturday, June 7 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 23 so sign
up online today at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/golf/.
For any additional information, contact Travis Bandstra at
708.239.4854 or email@example.com .
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.
AN EXPERIENCE IN INTERCULTURAL
How does intercultural communication look?
Attendees to the last Diversity Lecture of the school year
worked in groups to share experiences before each created a
symbol of intercultural communication. See the rest of the
story and photos on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/040908/
AN EVENING IN ASIA
Students and professors gathered
to celebrate the Asian culture on April 8 during "An Evening
in Asia." The event was hosted by the Ethos Multicultural
Association at Trinity in connection with the Asian Alliance
Association. For more information, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/041608/
REQUESTING YOUR STORIES--CELEBRATE THE
Dr. Dan 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
INVITED TO CELEBRATE CAREERS OF RETIRING FACULTY
are invited to join in honor 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.
"As an introduction to the following job posting,
I feel the need to share some news with those that may not
have already heard. My husband and I are expecting our first
baby in late August and, while I love the work that I do at
Trinity, I feel that I need to leave full-time work to take
care of my baby at home. I hope to see Trinity's alumni office
flourish under the next director and so we are posting for a
new director early in order to attract a great alumni
candidate. If you know someone who might be interested in this
position but doesn't receive this newsletter, please forward
it along to them. Thank you! Travis Bandstra, Director of Alumni
ALUMNI: DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS
Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time director
of alumni relations. The successful candidate must have
extensive event planning and event implementation skills,
experience in strategic planning and goal setting, must be
able to establish and maintain contact with alumni through AFT
(Alumni and Friends of Trinity) chapter work, affinity groups
and class reunions, and must have experience in recruiting and
training volunteers to serve on boards. The successful
candidate must also be able to demonstrate a high level of
organizational skills and experience in writing for
newsletters and other publications. Trinity Christian College
seeks candidates that have a personal faith and commitment to
Jesus Christ, and a sincere allegiance to the mission of the
college. A bachelor's degree is preferred and preference will
be given to alumni of Trinity Christian
Interested candidates should submit their
resume, staff application, and expression of faith statement
to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian College,
6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL, 60463. Application
materials should be received by May 23, 2008. Trinity welcomes
a response from diverse candidates. EOE
To access the
staff application, or to find out more information about this
job opening and others online, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings
LOOK AT TRINITY FOR SUMMER CAMPS FOR YOUR
Trinity Christian College will once again offer a
variety of creative and sports camps this summer--for a
variety of ages (K-12). Children can learn how to create
practical art, sharpen their acting and singing skills,
improve athletic abilities, or explore a new hobby. All of the
camps give children an opportunity to explore their talents
and have fun! For more information or to register visit tcc.trnty.edu
or call Kara Bruxvoort at 708.239.4831.
BASKETBALL RECRUITS STRENGTHEN PROGRAM
Coach Tim Walker
made gains in strengthening the men's basketball program with
the signing of three quality student-athletes. Jamie King from
Pekin Community High School (Illinois), Matt Buren from Macomb
High School (Illinois) and Jeremy Dykstra from Unity Christian
High School (Hudsonville, Michigan) have committed to play
their collegiate careers at Trinity. These three individuals,
along with Zak Hood, who signed in November, make up one of
the strongest recruiting classes ever for Coach Walker. The
recruiting class will join a squad that graduated only one
player and finished with one of the best seasons in the
school's history at 23-13.
TRACK AND FIELD COMPETES AT
The track and field teams competed in the
Benedictine Eagle Invitational on Saturday, April 19. The
women finished in sixth place of 19 teams, scoring 47 points
and setting five school records. The men scored 19 points to
take 15th place of the 19 schools.
BASEBALL DROPS TWO
TO CALUMET-ST. JOSEPH
The Trolls had a disappointing day
last Saturday as they dropped two games to Calumet College of
St. Joseph. Trinity lost the first game in eight innings, 5-7,
and took a 2-4 loss in the second game. They are now 10-17
overall and 5-10 in the conference.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Sophomore pitcher Jeff Nykerk
was named the CCAC Pitcher of the Week. In a conference game
against Trinity International University on April 9 he pitched
a complete game shutout. Nykerk limited the Trojans to just
four hits in the seven-inning 2-0 win. For the game he struck
out two batters and walked two.
SOFTBALL GETS ONE AT
The Trolls were denied the sweep of Calumet College
of St. Joseph in the bottom of the seventh inning of game two
on April 14. Trinity took the first game 3-2 and then lost the
second game 3-4, by giving up two runs in the final inning.
The Trolls are now 4-17 overall and 2-8 in the conference.
MATT SCHANS RESIGNS AS BASEBALL HEAD COACH
five years as head baseball coach, Matt Schans has announced
his plans to leave Trinity. During his time at the College, he
has made significant improvements to the baseball program,
taught as an instructor in the physical education department,
and served as the athletics facility coordinator.
read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls
online at tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/