April 27, 2004

“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor His anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:8-12 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHAKESPEARE AND FLETCHER’S “THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN” TAKE THE STAGE

Two men . . . one woman . . . and the decision is hers. Who shall she choose? See the surprising twist of fate in Trinity’s spring theatre production of The Two Noble Kinsmen April 29-May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Chapel. This unusual collaboration between two of the Elizabethan age’s greatest playwrights is a rare treat. Get your tickets by calling 708.239.4702. Admission is $5 for students/seniors and $7 for adults.

 

FFH IN CONCERT THIS SATURDAY

Trinity Christian College presents CCM artists FFH, sponsored by Dutch Farms, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Get your concert tickets for $15 and $18 in advance; $18 and $21 at the door. To get yours, call 708.597.3000.

 

Chicagoland’s The FISH radio station (106.7 FM) will be interviewing Brian Smith from FFH on Thursday to promote this Saturday’s concert … tune in if you can. For more information on the concert, see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/ffh/.

 

SPRING CHORAL CONCERT OFFERS MUSICAL VARIETY ON MAY 2

Are you a Shakespeare buff? Or maybe a Beatles fan? Don’t miss the opportunity to catch the concert choir, honors ensemble, and campus choir’s last concert of the school year on Sunday, May 2 at 4 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. The concert will include music ranging from Renaissance motets to a Beatles song and feature sacred anthems, spirituals, folk songs of Sweden, Kenya, and the USA, as well as a setting of three Shakespeare texts.  

 

SWING ON OUT TO CHESTERTON

It’s time to dust off those clubs for a trip to The Brassie on Saturday, June 12. The Alumni Golf Outing is a little over two months away and invitations will be hitting mailboxes in the next week. This year’s format will look a little different, offering both the traditional four-person scramble and also a two-person scramble (two flights). The alumni office will also be offering an incentive to make this the largest outing to date: first-time alumni players may take $5 off their registration. If you are a returning player signing up a new alum, take $5 off your and your guest’s registration. Questions? Check the Web for more information: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/alumnigolf/ or contact Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or travis.bandstra@trnty.edu .

 

CAMPUS NEWS

ZAMBIAN ACTIVIST SHEDS LIGHT ON AIDS CRISIS

Since testing positive for HIV in 1997, Princess Kasune Zulu, a native of the African country Zambia, has made it her business to talk about the devastating effects the AIDS epidemic has wrought in her homeland. Zulu now campaigns for World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization that serves children and families in the world’s poorest countries. She brought her message of hope to Trinity on April 23 during a chapel service. To read more, see our Web site http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042704/index.html.

 

OPUS 2004 RELIVES MEDIEVAL TIMES

The Historical Association of Students (HAS) added a medieval twist to OPUS 2004, the fifth annual exhibition of student research, entertainment, and art held at Trinity April 20. Throughout the afternoon, students demonstrated their scholarship in a variety of ways through brief presentations, art displays, and dramatic performances. For the rest of the story, check our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042304/b.html.

 

RESEARCH MAY HASTEN HEART ATTACK RECOVERY 

Dr. Robert Boomsma ’77 is working on a potentially major medical breakthrough during his spring sabbatical that would spell good news for heart attack victims. “We’re trying to determine if adult stem cells can rebuild cardiac muscle after a heart attack,” he shared. “That would allow people to regain some heart function and improve their chances for survival.” Read more on our Web site http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042304/index.html.

 

EDUCATION CLASS TEST-DRIVES INSTRUCTION MODULES 

College students who aspire to teach usually complete their student teaching assignments at area schools. Education professor Mary Webster Moore took a unique approach to that process and brought a local school to campus to give her education students real-life experience. Moore assigned students in her Teaching in the Middle Grades class to design a self-instruction module for seventh- and eighth-graders in subjects of their choice. For the rest of the story, see our Web site: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042104/b.html.

 

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY HIGHLIGHTS FAITHFULNESS

When Edward and Jennie Stouwie plan their social calendar, they usually reserve a date for a visit to Trinity. Since 1986, the College has hosted Grandparents Day annually, and the Stouwies have attended nearly half of those occasions. The couple from Lansing, Illinois were among nearly 200 grandparents who came to campus for this year’s event April 14. They visited their granddaughter Jennifer Derks, a junior who is their sixth grandchild to attend the College, in addition to one of their own children. For more on Grandparent’s Day, check our Web site: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/042104/index.html

 

ALUMNI NEWS

ALUMNI SHARE VACATION MEMORIES

What is your favorite vacation spot? What do you like about it? Read about where other alums travel during their vacation time, and what they think about reality TV, restaurant choices, and a few other topics by logging onto the alumni discussion board. Start your own discussion or add your comments to an existing one. Register your free account for the new Trinity alumni discussion board at http://pub20.ezboard.com/btrinitychristiancollege and join the ongoing conversation.

 

MOVING AHEAD WITH ALUMNI DIRECTORY
Harris Publishing has been hired to produce our next alumni directory. Watch your mailbox this summer for their questionnaire. If you’d like to be included in this book and get in touch with former classmates, update your information by contacting Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or e-mail
travis.bandstra@trnty.edu with your address, additional schooling, job, hobbies, spouse, or children.


JOB OPENINGS

MEN’S VARSITY SOCCER COACH NEEDED

Trinity is seeking a full-time position for men’s varsity soccer coach combined with either a faculty or staff position, beginning summer 2004. The applicant must have knowledge of the game of soccer and successful coaching experience at the college level. Faculty or staff responsibilities depend on the areas of experience and expertise. Trinity seeks candidates who are professing Christians and committed to excellence in coaching and service to the college. All inquiries and requests for applications should be directed to: Dr. Liz Rudenga, Provost, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463, provost@trnty.edu.

 

Check out job description and requirements for this position and others online at: tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings.

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

ANNUAL SPRING DRIVE HAS SIGHTS ON GOAL OF $120,000

Student callers are entering the last week to raise money for this year’s annual spring drive. With gifts totaling over $112,000, their efforts have been bolstered by an alumnus who will match all new and increased giving for the spring. Thank you to all who have contributed and prayed to make this program a success. For more information on how you can support the annual spring drive, contact Dustin VanZuiden at 708.239.4802 or dustin.vanzuiden@trnty.edu.

 

PLANNING AN EVENT? CHECK US OUT

Consider having your next important event—reception, company picnic, reunion, sales seminar, annual meeting—at Trinity this summer. Our new and updated facilities are ideal for social and corporate events of all sizes. Contact conference and events coordinator Chad Meeuwse at 708.239.4831, or email chad.meeuwse@trnty.edu to schedule a date. For more information, view our online brochure at http://tcc.trnty.edu/events/

 

SPORTS UPDATE

The baseball team had a busy week. Last Thursday they split a double header with Purdue-North Central (IN), winning 7-4, and losing 3-2. On Saturday they defeated Calumet College of St. Joseph (IN) in both games of the double header, 8-4, 7-2. They played yesterday in a suspended game from April 20 at home against Trinity International University and came out even, losing the first game 8-3, and winning the second 5-4. They are away today at Illinois Institute of Technology and away on Saturday at Saint Xavier University.

 

The softball team played in nine games during the past week. On Monday they defeated Calumet College of St. Joseph (IN), 8-0, 9-1. On Wednesday lost two games to Saint Xavier University (IL), 1-0, 18-0. On Thursday they lost to the University of St. Francis (IL), 8-2, 6-4. On Friday and Saturday they hosted the NCCAA Regional Tournament. The fourth seed Trolls lost to the first seed Bethel College (IN) in the first game, 14-0. They defeated third seed Trinity International University, 5-3, in their second game. The Trolls were knocked out of the tournament by Bethel College in a 10-1 loss. The team had an away double header yesterday at Olivet Nazarene University and lost both games, 5-0, 4-1. They will play a home double header against Elmhurst College on Wednesday at 3 p.m., and another home double header against Mount Mary on Saturday at 11 a.m.

 

Congratulations to the Trinity’s softball players who were selected to the NCCAA North Central All-Region Team. Those players are Stephanie Koedyker, Erica Bruner, Michelle Cooke, and Courtney Krasoczka.

 

For more information on this year’s athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics

 

SAVE THE DATE

April 29-May 1 – Spring Play: The Two Noble Kinsmen

May 1 – FFH in concert

May 2 – Spring Choral Concert

June 12 – Alumni Golf Outing (Chesterton, IN)

July 16 – West Michigan Whitecaps v. Kane County Cougars baseball game (Grand Rapids, MI)

August 18 – Milwaukee Brewers v. Chicago Cubs baseball game and tailgate (Milwaukee, WI)

For more information on any of these upcoming events, please see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/index.html#upcoming

 

If you would like to be removed from this mailing list, would like to change the email address that receives this newsletter, or know someone who would be interested in receiving it, please email your request to: tcc.alumni@trnty.edu.