May 25, 2004

“He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 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 Rapids, Michigan 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

TREE PLANTED IN MEMORY OF JON CUPERUS '03

During a memorial service in January, the Trinity community remembered the life of admissions counselor Jon Cuperus ’03. This spring, campus ministries and the chaplain’s office have planted a tree in his memory along a sidewalk between the Ozinga Chapel and the classroom building.

 

DE MOOR EXHORTS GRADUATES TO HELP FIX THE WORLD

Bob De Moor ’72, current interim editor of The Banner, spoke to the class of 2004 as a loyal servant of God encouraging others to remain focused on kingdom-building as they bid farewell to Trinity. In two ceremonies addressing nearly 250 soon-to-be alumni and their families in the Ozinga Chapel May 15, he exhorted the graduates to devote themselves to Christian service in whatever arenas they will enter next. He told the audience that the Lord puts people into the world to help reclaim it for Him. Read more on our Website at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/051904/index.html

 

ART DEPARTMENT ADDS COLOR TO GRADE SCHOOL

The walls of Navajo Heights School will have a new look when the paint dries on a joint venture between Trinity and the nearby grade school. Palos Heights School District 128 initiated a plan, called Goals 128, for each school to choose a theme for its building. Trinity art students helped design and draw murals for Navajo Heights, a school for fourth- and fifth-graders just west of the College, called “Kaleidoscope of Knowledge” that shows children learning math, music, reading, and other subjects. For the rest of the story, see the Website at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/051804/index.html

 

ALUMNI NEWS

ALUMNI WEB SITE GETS A FRESH LOOK

Tired of looking at the same old pictures and pages on the alumni Web site? 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

Trinity 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, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463

 

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

SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

Trinity offers camps for three activities that will emphasize fun and stress fundamentals. Campers will receive personal instruction from Trinity coaches and student-athletes that will help them become better players and teammates. Whether it’s hitting the home run, making the big shot, or running that extra mile, Trinity’s summer camps will challenge athletes to maximize their talent. For more information contact the athletics department at 708.239.4779.

 

For more information and a printable registration form, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/sportscamps/

 

SAVE THE DATE

June 12 – Alumni Golf Outing (Chesterton, IN)

June 17 – Diane Bish Organ Concert, 7:30 p.m.

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

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

August 16 – TAC Golf Classic (Homewood, IL)

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

September 11 – Mark Schultz in concert, 7:30 p.m.

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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