June 11, 2009
NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
"I thank my God every time
I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it
on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
I thought this verse capture the experience of our TrollNation road trip
exquisitely as the crew was able to see the work of Trinity alums as they
"partner in the gospel." I have no doubt that the Lord will carry
to completion the amazing things that he has begun through Trinity alumni
around the country.
Travis Bandstra '06 | Director of Alumni Relations
cross-country road trip sponsored by the alumni office has come to an end!
We are so thankful for all of you who came out and visited with the crew
along the way, for those who kept the crew in prayer, and for those who
helped with setting up events. The crew traveled over 8,000 miles, visited
13 states and 1 province, and visited with hundreds of alumni. Check out
the TrollNation website to see highlights of the trip complete
with alumni stories on video, blogs, and photogalleries.
ALUMNI GOLF OUTING
ENJOYS IMPROVED WEATHER
The annual Alumni Golf Tournament was held this past Saturday at George
Dunne National in Oak Forest, IL. A group of 78 golfers enjoyed the
improved weather over last year's tornado warnings and more than $5,500 was
raised for alumni scholarships. For the complete story, visit our website.
GRADUATE NAMED A GOLDEN APPLE AWARD WINNER
David Sobel, a 2001 graduate of the Adult Studies Education program at
Trinity, is a recent recipient of the 2009 Golden Apple Award for
Excellence in Teaching. For the complete story, visit our website.
FIRST ALUMNI THEATER
Calling all Trinity alumni who would like to be involved in this exciting
new history-making venture! We plan to rehearse twice a week, with 3 nights
of performances August 20-22. Would you like to be a part of this
production, but not act on stage? We will also need alumni to help in many
capacities beyond acting. And of course we'll need an audience, so mark
your calendar now to attend a performance of "The Curious Savage"
on August 20-22; we'll be thrilled to see you there!
Questions? Want more
details? Contact Rachel Van Oort at email@example.com or (708)
What does God require of you? This question was posed to
197 traditional and 56 adult studies graduates at Commencement ceremonies
on May 16, 2009. For the complete story with photogallery, visit our website.
A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE: MEMORIAL FOR KELLY GRINKEY
The Trinity Community gathered to remember and celebrate the life of
student Kelly (Learned) Grinkey, who on April 21, a day to the year after
she was diagnosed with acute leukemia, finished her valiant battle with the
disease and found wholeness and rest in the arms of Christ. For the
complete story visit our website.
ROTARACT ADDS COLOR TO GREEN INITIATIVE
Students from Trinity's Rotaract Club took part in a rain barrel art
project on May 2, which launched a community initiative jointly sponsored
by the Village of Orland Park and the Rotary Club of Orland Park. The
initiative will promote the use of plastic rain barrels as a green
practice to cut waste water and recycle rain water for home and garden use.
For the complete story and photo gallery visit our website.
STUDENTS JOIN THOUSANDS IN SUPPORT FOR INVISIBLE CHILDREN
After nearly a week of standing out in the rain, sleeping wherever they
could find shelter for the night, and marching through the streets of
Chicago, Trinity students and hundreds of others assembled outside of Oprah
Winfrey's Harpo Studios on May 1. For the complete story visit our website.
DINNER THEATER WELCOMES PLAYGOERS
For the first time, the Communication Arts department hosted a dinner
theatre evening on the opening night of Trinity's spring play. Texas-themed
fare complemented the spring production of Horton Foote's The Habitation of
Dragons, a story set in Texas during the Dust Bowl years. For the rest of
the story and photo gallery visit our website.
STUDENTS TRAVEL TO D.C. FOR GLOBAL POVERTY CONFERENCE
Twelve students from Trinity's chapter of Acting on Aids (AoA), the
Organization for African American Unity (OAAU), and the social work
department, accompanied by social work faculty member, Nikki Bruna, headed
to Washington D.C. from April 25 through April 29. Their destination? The
Mobilization to End Poverty conference, sponsored in part by World Vision
and Sojourners. For the complete story, visit our website.
YOUNG AUTHORS FESTIVAL WELCOMES ASPIRING WRITERS
Trinity was once again host to the 19th annual Young Authors Festival, a
festival dedicated to acknowledging young authors and encouraging their
love for reading and writing. Students from several area Christian schools
arrived eager to share their books and learn more about writing. For the
complete story visit our website.
TRINITY RUNS IN PALOS BANK HALF MARATHON
When Trinity sophomore Alexandra Wyder of Prior Lake, Minnesota, was in the
7th grade, her father Mark was diagnosed with melanoma. On May 3, wearing a
t-shirt with her father's picture on the front, Wyder ran in the 2nd Annual
Palos Bank Southwest Half Marathon to honor his memory. For the complete
story and photo gallery visit our website.
STUDENTS HOLD SHOE DRIVE FOR ORPHANS
Fifty pairs of shoes and 14 pairs of socks ($520 in value) were donated in
the Shoes for Orphan Souls shoe drive at the beginning of April. Students
from the College's Social Justice Chapter and the Social Work Student
Organization sponsored the drive to collect new shoes and socks for
children around the world. For the rest of the story visit our website.
TRINITY SHOWS ITS LOVE FOR PALOS
Trinity devoted May 2 to showing appreciation for the city of Palos Heights
with the annual Love Palos service event. Approximately 100 students,
staff, and faculty participated in the event, enjoying the time of
fellowship and the opportunity to give back to the community. For photos
and the rest of the story visit our website.
NEW STUDENT LEADERSHIP ELECTED FOR 2009-2010
Students recently elected leaders to fill the positions of the Student
Association Executive Committee and the positions for class representatives
for the 2009-10 school year. For a list of class representatives visit our website.
CATHERINE YONKER AND SERVICE AWARDS PRESENTED
The final chapel of the year was held on May 8 and the service began with
presentations of awards to members of Trinity's community. For the complete
story, visit our website.
Every summer, Trinity welcomes freshmen students to attend Blueprints. This
weekend is a wonderful opportunity for incomign freshmen and their families
to meet other students, faculty, and staff and experience college life. For
more information, contact Jayne Hoogerwerf at 708.239.4833.
OPEN FOR TRINITY CTA PROGRAM
Students can experience living and studying in Chicago while receiving
college credit! As part of the four-week program held August 1-28, students
earn three credits for completing the History 103 course. The program also
gives them the chance to meet professors, make friends, and experience
Chicago first hand by living in downtown Chicago for the full month. For
more information, visit our website.
SUMMER CAMPS A
TRINITY: STILL TIME TO SIGNUP
For information on the summer camps scheduled at Trinity, visit our website.
To view all campus
events, visit the Online Calendar.
The Trinity athletics department hosted Awards Night 2009 for the
student-athletes of the 2008-2009 seasons. For the complete story, visit
LUBBERS NAMED NEW
MENS BASKETBALL COACH
The athletics department of Trinity Christian College has named Kevin
Lubbers as the new men's head basketball coach. Lubbers, who has served as
an assistant to the program for the past five seasons, will take over the
position from Tim Walker. For the complete story, visit our website.
TRACK & FIELD NAIA NATIONAL
This year marked the most Trinity athletes to qualify for the post-season
event and also the first-time ever the Trolls earned points nationals. For
the complete story, visit our website.
RAYMOND NAMED COACH
OF THE YEAR
Head track and field coach Jeff Raymond was chosen as the CCAC Womens Track
Coach of the Year. For the complete story, visit our website.
RECEIVES POSTSEASON HONORS
Junior first baseman Steve Pellack topped the post-season honors for the
baseball team. Pellack, in his first season with the Trolls, was named to
the All-Conference Team and to the CCAC Gold Glove Team. For the complete
story, visit our website.
For information on job
opportunities at Trinity Christian College, visit our website