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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--April 25, 2006

April 25, 2006

"To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ." Colossians 1:27-28 NIV 



 Come check out this year's spring theater production, The Miser, by Molière, April 27-29 and May 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Originally performed in 1668 and adapted many times since, the play portrays an elderly miser, Harpagon, whose single-minded goal is to obtain and horde wealth. His paranoid encounters with others become amusingly exaggerated over the course of the play. For tickets or other information, please call the College bookstore at 708.239.4702. 



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 29. Participants should attend the kick-off lunch in the parking lot outside of West Hall (along Cheyenne Drive) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. where they can sign up for volunteer activities. For more information or questions, contact Bryan Carrier, assistant dean of students, at 708.239.4705 or


Shane&Shane in concert 

Christian artists Shane&Shane, Bethany Dillon, and Aaron Shust will perform at Trinity Christian College on Saturday, April 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets prices are $15 in advance, $18 on the day of the show, and $13 for students and groups of 10 or more. For tickets or other information, call 866.821.5151 or visit



Organist Marilyn Mulder will perform works by J. S. Bach, César Franck, Max Reger, J. J. Van den Berg, in addition to leading the audience in the singing of Psalm tunes and hymns Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College. Mrs. Mulder will be joined by Dr. Ken Austin, trumpet. All are welcome; free admission.



Take out your clubs and start swinging-the annual alumni golf outing will be held on Saturday, June 3 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 26 so sign up online today at For any additional information, contact Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or .



Students, staffers, and business leaders examined the challenges of business as a calling with the Trinity Business Network (TBN) held in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel, Thursday, April 20. To read more, see our Web site at



Grandparents' Day brought joyful reunions for both young and old, Wednesday, April 19, on the Trinity campus. Several dozen students invited their grandparents to the College for fellowship, a special service in the Ozinga Chapel, and lunch in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby and Van Namen Recital Hall. See photos on our Web site at



Karate shouts could be heard from Trinity Christian College's gym earlier this month, but they were not from a newly added athletic program. The demonstration was held by a local karate school for the Palos Heights Business Expo, held April 8. The Expo brought local businesses together so that those in the community had the opportunity to learn about them in an easy and accessible way. Check our Web site at for photos and more information.




Alumnus Kurt Schemper '97 and his partners at Sodium Entertainment produced the feature documentary, Last Dispatch, and are bringing it to the Park West Theater for a Chicago premier on Friday, April 28, 2006 at 8 p.m. The film chronicles the last days of Dispatch, quite possibly the biggest band that never signed with a record label. In a time of upheaval in the music industry, their do-it-yourself style started a grassroots fan phenomenon that is changing the way indie bands (and record labels) do business. The band's final concert, "The Last Dispatch" drew 110,000 fans from every U.S. state and 20 foreign countries for one last free show in Boston in July of 2004. See for more information or to purchase tickets.



The alumni office is currently taking nominations for next year's alumni board of directors. The alumni board consists of 15-18 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: If you would like to nominate a fellow alum for this task, or would be interested in the position yourself, contact Travis Bandstra at or 708.239.4854.




Trinity Christian College will offer a variety of creative and athletics camps this summer. Children (grades 3-12) can learn how to create practical art, sharpen their acting skills, or improve athletic abilities. Adults can expand their horizons by attending one of Trinity's summer courses, from nutrition and weight management, to exploring Christian traditions or the field of special education as a potential career. For more information or to register, call 708.597.3000.


Trinity Christian College
anticipates an opening for a full-time admissions counselor to participate in all aspects of the student recruitment process. Responsibilities include effective communication of the mission of the college to prospective students, parents, counselors, pastors, and others. Requires travel off campus to schools, college fairs, churches, and other organizations. Candidates must possess the ability to work closely with the financial aid office and convey accurate information and counseling concerning all aspects of the financial aid process. Experience is not necessary; however, a bachelor's degree from a four year college or university is required.


Trinity Christian College seeks a staff writer to work as part of the College's Marketing and Communications team. The staff writer is responsible for writing copy for news releases, feature-length magazine articles, quarterly newsletters, the web, and other publications.  The staff writer is also responsible for public relations planning and media relations.


Trinity Christian College is seeking a part-time Development Coordinator (approximately 28 hours per week) to provide planning and coordination of special events, series, and publications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Work with the Vice President for Development and the Director of Alumni Relations, plan and implement events, both the annual type of events (e.g. Scholarship Dinner, Homecoming, Jubilation!) and special alumni and campaign events; 2. Work with the Trinity Business Network (TBN) advisory board, plan, implement, and evaluate TBN events and activities, facilitate and coordinate all TBN communication; serve as the budget officer for the TBN; 3. Work with the Senior Academy for Learning at Trinity (SALT) advisory board, plan, implement, and evaluate SALT event and activities; serve as the budget officer for the SALT; 4. Work with the Vice President for Development and the Marketing unit of the College, lead the development of brochures, campaign materials, sections of the President's Report and the Trinity magazine, and other communicative means to be used for development efforts.

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about these job openings and others online at

Track and Field Competes at Benedictine University 

The track and field teams keep pushing forward as they near the end of their season. In a meet at Benedictine University (IL) last weekend, three of the members of the women's team achieved qualifying standards for the NCCAA national meet and a couple of the men ran personal bests. 


Baseball picks up two weekend wins  

After a rough week of losing four games against conference opponents, the baseball team was hoping to put some in the win column over the weekend. The conference doubleheader at Purdue University-North Central (IN) on Friday ended with a split result as the Trolls lost game one, 11-10, and then came back to record a 6-0 shut out in the second game.  They then faced another baseball doubleheader on Saturday when the Trolls hosted Calumet College of St. Joseph (IN). They lost 9-4 in the late innings of the first game, but came back to take game two, 7-2. The Trolls are now 13-22 for the season and 6-12 in the conference. 


Softball Finishes Third in NCCAA Regionals but denied play in CCAC tourney

Despite an upset victory in the first round the place, the softball team finished third place in the NCCAA North Central Region Tournament over the weekend. The Trolls were the No. 3 seed coming into the four-team double elimination tournament. In their first game they upset No. 2 Bethel College (IN), 9-8, and then fell, 6-1, to top seeded Olivet Nazarene University (IL). On the second day of competition the Trolls' tournament run ended with a 9-7 loss to Greenville College (IL). The Trolls, who were just on the outside of the conference standings that will get them to the CCAC tournament, needed a couple of wins on Monday to help their cause. It did not happen as they hosted the University of St. Francis in a doubleheader and lost 3-1 and 9-1. The team is now 16-29 for the season and 7-9 in the conference.


To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at


April 27-29; May 4-6 - Spring Theatre-The Miser, 7:30 p.m., tickets required

April 29 - lovePalos

April 29 - Shane&Shane in concert

April 30 - Marilyn Mulder in concert

June 3 - Alumni Golf Outing, 2 p.m. shotgun, George Dunne National Golf Course

July 7 - Trinity Night at Brewers/Cubs game, Milwaukee, WI; 4:30 p.m. tailgate, 7:05 p.m. game

For more information on upcoming events, please see our Web site at: 

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