From: Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15110104-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:36 PM
To: tcc_alumni
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--April 22, 2008


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

UPCOMING EVENTS
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 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
Rich DeVos, 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 ruth.debruyn@trnty.edu.

"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 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 travis.bandstra@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
AN EXPERIENCE IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
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/

ALUMNI NEWS
REQUESTING YOUR STORIES--CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
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 dan.diephouse@trnty.edu.

ALUMNI INVITED TO CELEBRATE CAREERS OF RETIRING FACULTY
All alumni 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.

JOB OPENINGS
"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 Relations"

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 College.

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

REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS
LOOK AT TRINITY FOR SUMMER CAMPS FOR YOUR KIDS
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.

SPORTS NEWS
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 BENEDICTINE
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.

NYKERK EARNS 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 CALUMET
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
After 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.

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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