"'My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,' declares the Lord. 'As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.'" Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 month away so submit your registration today! 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 .

ORGANIST DIANE BISH ROCKS THE HOUSE

Do you love organ music? Diane Bish, first lady of the organ, will be in concert at the Ozinga Chapel on Thursday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Best known for her international television series, The Joy of Music, Miss Bish has been awarded the National Citation by the National Federation of Music Clubs of America. All seats reserved; tickets are available for $12 and $15 in advance and may be purchased by calling 708.597.3000. 

ALUMNI HALL OPENS AMIDST PRAISE AND WORSHIP

Completion of Alumni Hall is set for the beginning of July. We will celebrate God's faithfulness with an open house on Friday, July 9 to allow alumni and friends a look at the building before the students return for the school year. Opening ceremonies and a ribbon cutting will begin in the main entrance of the building at 7:30 p.m., followed by an Alumni Praise and Worship in the Commons at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served; all are welcome.

WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS WELCOME TRINITY ALUMNI

The alumni office will be hosting an outing for West Michigan alums to Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand RapidsMichigan on Friday, July 16. The Whitecaps take on the Kane County Cougars at 7 p.m. Bring a friend or the entire family. Tickets are available for a group rate of $7; to get yours, contact Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or travis.bandstra@trnty.edu .

CAMPUS NEWS

YOUNG AUTHORS GATHER FOR STORY-TIME 

Everyone had a story to tell at this year's Young Authors Festival May 4, and nearly 270 grade-schoolers spent almost three hours sharing tales of fantasy, adventure, and fun with one another. Students in grades one through six from 14 schools in Illinois and Indiana were required to write and illustrate stories before attending the Festival. Check out the rest of the story at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/050704/index.html.

TIMOTHY MATH STUDENTS SCORE SECOND STRAIGHT WIN 

The Trinity Math Triathlon may need to consider changing its name if TimothyChristianSchool continues to dominate the event. The ElmhurstIllinois, grade school captured its second first-place trophy in two years on April 29, marking the fifth time in the Triathlon's 11-year history that Timothy students have posted the highest cumulative score. View the whole story at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/050504/index.html.

STUDENT TAPPED AS D.C. CORRESPONDENT FOR NEWSPAPER 

TrinityChristianCollege junior Jocelyn Black will live her dream this summer as an intern with the Summer Institute of Journalism in WashingtonD.C. One of 15 college students nationwide to be accepted into the program, the Chicago native will submit articles to The Daily Southtown in Tinley ParkIllinois, as a stringer. Read more on our Website at:http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/050304/b.html.

STUDENTS CELEBRATE "FREE" EDUCATION 

For the last three weeks of the academic year, Trinity students and their families do not have to pay for their education. Trinity commemorated Tuition Free Day by hosting an afternoon picnic and games on the Commons April 26. That is the date in the College's fiscal year when tuition income no longer meets operating expenses. From now through June 30, donations to the Trinity Fund will cover those costs. For the rest of the story, see our Website at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/050304/index.html.

FORMER BOARD CHAIRMAN RECEIVES KOOY AWARD 

The impact of Ken (and Marcia) Mels' support of Trinity touches nearly every facet of the College. Earlier this winter, the alumni board paid homage to him and his wife during Homecoming by presenting to them honorary alumni awards. On April 24, the athletics department named Ken Mels the recipient of this year's Rich Kooy Award. To read more, check our Website at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/050304/c.html.

ALUMNI NEWS

STUDY LAW, JUSTICE, AND CULTURE AT TRINITY MAY 17-28

Are you currently in graduate school or law school? Are you fascinated by current events involving major public policy questions? If so, contact Professor Charlie Emmerich at 708.239.4773 or charlie.emmerich@trnty.edu to inquire about the upcoming Law, Justice, and Culture Institute, held on Trinity's campus from May 17-28. Alumni can simply audit this course to gain an interesting learning experience in law and justice from a Reformed perspective. 

ALUMNI WEBSITE GETS A FRESH LOOK

Tired of looking at the same old pictures and pages on the alumni website? Well, so were we! Check out the improved site with updated information in alumni profiles and classnotes, and easy-to-navigate additions like an alumni survey and ideas of how you can pray for Trinity at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni. Send any feedback or questions about the alumni site to Kelly Triezenberg at tcc.alumni@trnty.edu

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

FINANCIAL AID POSITION OPEN IN ADMISSIONS OFFICE 

TrinityChristianCollege is seeking a full-time financial aid coordinator to assist in the day-to-day operations of the financial aid office. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; provide counsel to adult learners, determine student eligibility, package, certify, administer and disburse financial aid, and coordinate the federal work-study program. Please submit resume and a faith statement to: Human Resources Department, TrinityChristianCollege6601 West College DrivePalos HeightsIL60463

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

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

ANNUAL SPRING DRIVE SURPASSES GOAL OF $120,000

The annual spring drive was completed on Thursday, May 6 and the 13 student callers raised over $124,000 in cash and pledges. The students' efforts were bolstered by an alum who agreed to match any new or increased giving by fellow alums or a parent of an alum. If you have any questions about the spring drive, are interested in making a commitment, or would like to find out how the matching gift can apply to you, please contact dustin.vanzuiden@trnty.edu.

Trinity's fiscal year comes to a close on June 30. The Trinity Fund office is sending out a year end letter this week, which will ask you to help us reach this year's annual fund goal of $1.35 million; we have received over $1.1 million to date. 

SPORTS UPDATE

The softball team competed in the post-season conference tournament on May 5 and lost both of their games in that tournament. The first game was a 2-1 loss to RobertMorrisCollege. They were knocked out of the tournament with a 7-1 loss to TrinityInternationalUniversity. The team finished their season with a 16-29-1 record. 

The baseball team played at <?xml:namespace prefix = st2 ns = "urn:schemas:contacts" />SaintXavierUniversity last week Monday in a double header and lost games, 10-0, 11-3. With a 5-15 conference record they did not advance to the CCAC play-offs. On Saturday they played at home against the University of Chicago and lost both of those contests, 1-0 and 17-7. The team ended their season with a final record of 9-25. 

The track and field teams wrapped up their season this past week at the NCCAA National Championships. The women finished with 2 points as the 4 x 800 meter relay team of Ashley Afman, Carrie Flowers, Hannah McBee, and Diana Brickman finished in 7th place. The men ended with 3 points as Matt Pfadenhauer finished in 7th place in the javelin and 8th place in the discus.

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

SAVE THE DATE

June 12 - Alumni Golf Outing (ChestertonIN)

June 17 - Diane Bish Organ Concert

July 9 - Alumni Hall Opening Day/Alumni Praise and Worship

July 16 - West Michigan Whitecaps v. Kane County Cougars baseball game (Grand RapidsMI)

August 16 - TAC Golf Classic (HomewoodIL)

August 18 - Milwaukee Brewers v. Chicago Cubs baseball game and tailgate (MilwaukeeWI)

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

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