From:                              Trinity Christian College Alumni Office [bounceback1-15144776-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Alumni Office [alumni@trnty.edu]

Sent:                               Thursday, April 23, 2009 1:46 PM

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Subject:                          Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter

 

April 23, 2009

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

This past week I was able to meet a number of our alumni out in California. The best part about this experience (along with the warmer weather) was the opportunity to see how our alums were impacted by Trinity, and have since gone out into the world and are using their unique gifts and talents to make an impact within the kingdom.

Starting May 18, the alumni office is sponsoring a road trip around the country that seeks to catch up with Trinity alumni and friends who aren't able to return to campus often because of distance. We want to spread the word about Trinity's 50th anniversary and hear your story about how Trinity impacted you. You can expect to see a list of pit stops in your mailbox and inbox very soon!

In the meantime, I hope the following verse can be of help as you go about your own work in the kingdom.

"He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint."

Isaiah 40:29-31 (NLT)

Travis Bandstra '06 | Director of Alumni Relations

ALUMNI NEWS

SPRINGTIME = ROAD TRIP FOR THE ALUMNI OFFICE
The alumni office is embarking on a road trip across the country to say hello to our alums far and near. The team will be hitting the road in late May and will be hosting events around the country in order to capture stories from our alumni on video. Stay tuned for more details. We may be stopping near you!

DETAILS FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ANNOUNCED
Make plans now to come to Trinity this fall for the weekend of October 2 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college. The three-day event includes a variety of exciting activities, beginning on Friday with a formal celebration downtown at Chicago's Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, continuing with festivities on campus all day Saturday, and concluding with a community-wide worship service on Sunday afternoon. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit our website. 

NURSING ALUMNA IS EQUIPPED FOR CARING
Alumna Kerry Mitchell '08 recently wrote to her nursing professors about her current experience in the medical field. "I love my job as a pediatric nurse on the oncology unit. I often reflect on the education I received at Trinity. I could not have accomplished my dream without it." A booklet she created during her senior year to help parents and their children know how to pack for the hospital in case of admittance is being published and used by Hope Children's Hospital. For the complete story, visit our website

CAMPUS NEWS

VOSS LEADS CHICAGO CHRISTIAN'S MOCK TRIAL TEAM TO SUCCESS
Melissa Voss '11 of Chicago Ridge, Illinois, led Chicago Christian High School's (CCHS) mock trial team to a third place finish at the Illinois state tournament on March 21. Voss, a political science major within the pre-law program at Trinity, participated in Chicago Christian's mock trial team for three years before she graduated from CCHS in 2007. The program helped to cultivate her love for debate and law. For the complete story, visit our website

STUDENTS SHOWCASE THEIR WORK AT ST. FRANCIS UNIVERSITY
Nine students and three English department faculty members traveled to Joliet, Illinois, to attend the 18th annual St. Francis Undergraduate Conference on English Language and Literature (ELL) on March 27-28, 2009. The students were given the chance to present various written works originally produced for English classes at Trinity. For the complete story, visit our website .

STUDENTS WORK TO RESTORE CREEKSIDE
Students from the environmental science classes gathered on the campus banks of Navajo Creek on Thursday, April 2, in an effort to clean up the area and restore it to its natural balance. Dr. Frank Hensley, associate professor of biology, led the cleanup efforts along with Jack Pizzo, the owner of Pizzo and Associates, a habitat restoration company in Leland, Illinois. For more information, complete with photo-gallery, visit our website .

CREATING INTERCULTURAL COMPETANCE - APRIL DIVERSITY LECTURE
Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil addressed students, faculty, and staff at the diversity lecture held on April 6. Salter McNeil concentrated on presenting her model of the reconciliation process in regard to ethnic and racial diversity within institutions and organizations. For the complete story, visit our website .

GRANDPARENTS VISIT STUDENTS AND THEIR TRINITY HOME
Sharing childhood memories of time spent with grandparents and more recent memories about their Trinity experience, students welcomed nearly 200 visitors to Grandparents' Day 2009. For the complete story and photo-gallery, visit our website .

ENERGY GRANT LIGHTS UP CAMPUS
Trinity has received a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for $10,850 to fund the installation of new lighting in campus classrooms, faculty offices, and public spaces across campus. The facilities chosen for upgrades include spaces across campus that have high continuous occupancy and usage rates by students and the visiting public alike. For more information, visit our website .

INTERESTED IN LEADING AN INTERIM CLASS?
Over the years, many students have benefited from interim courses led by Trinity alumni. In January of 2009, Marlene Boonstra, Giesela Grumbach, Travis Thrasher, and Melissa (Rovig) Vanden Bout all offered interim courses. If you are interested in leading an interim course in 2010 (this does require availability during the day), contact Mark Ward, Associate Provost, at mark.ward@trnty.edu .

GCCLS FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Awarded annually by Trinity, this four-year renewable grant, which fully covers tuition costs, is given to two students from the Chicago area who are from under-represented populations in higher education. For the complete story, visit our website .

TRINITY STAGES ITS OWN "BATTLE OF THE SEXES"
The men and women of Trinity fought it out in The Battle of the Sexes on April 1, a "Trinitized" version of the popular radio and television game show, and the women emerged victorious. For the complete story, visit our website .

UPCOMING EVENTS

FINAL WEEKEND OF THE SPRING PLAY: HABITATION OF DRAGONS
Trinity's theatre group is performing Horton Foote's play "The Habitation of Dragons" this weekend on April 23, 24 and 25, in the Marg Kallemeyn Theatre in the Art and Communication Center. Regular ticket prices are $10 for general admission; $7 for students and senior citizens. For more information, visit our website

SPRING INSTRUMENTAL CONCERT: APRIL 26
Trinity's Music Department welcomes you to the Spring Instrumental Concert on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. This concert features the Trinity Wind Ensemble and includes pieces by Shostakovich, Holst, and also features the famous "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin, with Lisa Kristina on the piano. The concert is free and open to the public. Contact Joanna Wigboldy at (708) 239-4874 for more information.

OPUS - A CELEBRATION OF SCHOLARSHIP
Opus is the on-campus conference that celebrates the scholarly and creative work of Trinity students. Opus will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 beginning at 12:30 p.m.

STUDENT ART SHOW ON CAMPUS: APRIL 8 THROUGH APRIL 28
The Seerveld Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to showcase students' artwork. OPUS awards will be given on April 28. For more information, contact Verily Blim at verily.blim@trnty.edu or 708.293.4922.

SPRING CHORAL CONCERT: MAY 3
Trinity's Music Department invites you to the Spring Choral Concert, featuring the college's Concert Choir, Campus Choir, Gospel Choir and Honors Ensemble. This concert will include music for every ear, from the upbeat Gospel Choir to sacred choral anthems. The Spring Choral Concert begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 3, in the Ozinga Chapel and is free and open to the public. Contact Joanna Wigboldy at (708) 239-4874 for more information.

COMMENCEMENT 2009: MAY 15 & 16
For a complete schedule, visit our website.

SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE RELEASED
For information on the summer camps scheduled at Trinity, visit our website.  

To view all campus events, visit the Online Calendar.

SPORTS NEWS

To keep up on all Troll sports, visit the athletics website.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

For information on job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, visit our website .

 

Contact: Trinity Christian College Alumni, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463


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