June 22, 2004
"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:12-13 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

ALUMNI HALL OPENS AMIDST PRAISE AND WORSHIP

Please join us for a sneak peak at Alumni Hall on Friday, July 9. 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.

 

BREWERS TAKE ON THE CUBS DURING ANNUAL "TRINITY NIGHT"

Cheer for your favorite team at our third annual "Trinity Night" as the Brewers take on the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 18. The evening will kick off with a tailgate at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot, game begins at 7:05 p.m. Cost is $17 for adults and $13 for children 11 years or younger and includes a ticket for the game, all you can eat at the tailgate, and a Trinity gift. Tickets are limited; reserve yours by contacting Kelly Triezenberg at travis.bandstra@trnty.edu or 708.239.4854.

 

CAMPUS NEWS

ALUMNI REIGN AT ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

Rainy weather threatened to wash out the alumni golf outing Saturday, June 12 in Chesterton, Indiana, but sunshine gave the 94 golfers a mulligan in the afternoon. John Dieck '93, Dean Vander Zee '94, Joe Graffeo '94, and Steve Balkema '95 emerged with an 11-under 61, the lowest score of any foursome. To read more, check out our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/061804/b.html

 

FIRST LADY OF THE ORGAN DAZZLES IN CONCERT

Internationally-acclaimed organist Diane Bish, known as the "First Lady of the Organ," captivated an audience of nearly 500 people in the Ozinga Chapel during a 90-minute concert Thursday evening, June 17. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/061804/index.html

 

SOCCER GRADUATES NET TRINITY AWARDS

Three recent graduates were honored for their stellar achievements as student-athletes. Read about the accomplishments of Kevin Tameling '04 (Hinsdale, Illinois), Julie (Neerhof) Thenn '03 (Brookfield, Wisconsin), and Matt Medema '04 (Tinley Park, Illinois) on our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/061704/index.html

 

FAMILY WEEKEND SET FOR OCTOBER 29-31

Get ready for a new event at Trinity when we launch Family Weekend for grandparents, parents, and siblings of current students to gather on campus for a variety of activities. Festivities will showcase the talents of our students, and give families an opportunity to enjoy the Trinity experience. This event, which will replace The Gathering, is planned to create extended time for fellowship.

 

ALUMNI NEWS

CALLING ALL THESPIANS TO THE STAGE

Do you miss the spotlight? Want to do that song and dance number one more time? Trinity is looking for alumni who would be interested in starring in a version of the musical, Guys and Dolls, by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows,. The musical will be performed the first weekend in October; auditions will be held in late August. Contact Dr. Teresa Ter Haar, assistant professor of communication arts, at teresa.terhaar@trnty.edu or 708.239.4714, for more information.

 

ALUMNI SURVEY TO INCREASE SERVICE

Don't forget to take a look at the new survey on the alumni Web page. The alumni office would like to find out how to serve you better. Tell us about yourself and your interests by filling out the survey questions at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/survey.html.

 

ALUMNI WEB SITE GETS A FRESH LOOK

New pictures and updated information are waiting for you on the alumni Web site. Check out the improved site with updated alumni profiles and class notes, 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
Watch your mailbox this summer for a questionnaire from Harris Publishing, who is producing our alumni directory. 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.

 

PROFILES
ALUM'S PAST PREDICTS HER FUTURE

When Kirstin Carlson '02 became an emergency room nurse in the Air Force, no one was very surprised. Her mother was a nurse and her father was in the military, so there seemed to be a certain predictability to her career path. Read more about this alum and others at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/profiles/index.html

 

MICHAEL VANDERWEELE-PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH

Dr. Michael Vander Weele's return to his alma mater in 1986 was a reunion for him in more ways than one. It gave the 1973 graduate a chance to work with his father, Ed, who was the registrar at that time. To read more about Dr. Vander Weele and other faculty profiles, see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/faculty/vanderweele/index.html

 

JOB OPENINGS

COORDINATOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT AND SERVICES NEEDED

Trinity Christian College is seeking a Coordinator of Academic Support and Services. This is a 10 month assignment from August 1 through May 31, with an additional two weeks scheduled each summer. A Master's degree is preferred; however, candidates with a Bachelor's degree and related experience will be considered.

 

SECURITY STAFF LOOKS FOR ADDITIONAL OFFICER

Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time security officer to perform security and safety functions. Initial assignment will be the midnight shift however; other hours may be assigned as operational needs dictate. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be supportive of the mission of the College. Some law enforcement or security experience is preferred.

 

For either position, submit resume and related documents to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463. No phone calls please. Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates.

 

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

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

TRINITY FUND STILL SHORT OF MARK

Please remember the Trinity Fund in your prayers as we work toward our goal of $1.4 million by June 30. Thanks to the many faithful supporters who have given over $1.22 million to date. Please pray that God's will be done as we continue to do his work here at Trinity Christian College.

 

DOUBLE THE DOLLARS OF YOUR DONATION

Did you know that many employers will match an employee's charitable donations? Your gift to Trinity could be worth twice as much simply by filling out a piece of paper. For more information, contact Dustin Van Zuiden, Trinity Fund coordinator at 708.239.4802 or dustin.vanzuiden@trnty.edu.

 

SPORTS UPDATE

SEND A KID TO TRINITY'S SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS

Trinity Christian College offers sports camps that will emphasize fun and emphasize fundamentals. Campers will receive personal instruction from Trinity coaches and student-athletes to 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 a printable registration form, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/sportscamps/

 

SAVE THE DATE

July 9 - Alumni Hall Open House/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

October 29-31 - Family Weekend

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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