From:                              Travis Bandstra [travisbandstra@gmail.com]

Sent:                               Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9:34 AM

To:                                   Travis.Bandstra

Subject:                          Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter

 

 

August 20, 2009

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

-Matthew 13:44 (NIV)

ALUMNI NEWS

INAUGURAL ALUMNI THEATER PRODUCTION THIS WEEKEND 
History is being made as preparation for Trinity's first alumni theatre production is under way. Tickets are still available to attend a performance of "The Curious Savage" on August 20-22 in the new blackbox theatre. Visit our website or call 708.597.3000 for ticket information.

JUBILEE WEEKEND - OCTOBER 2-4
We are expecting over 1,300 guests for the Friday night celebration at Navy Pier and there are only a few seats remaining. If you would like to attend the Navy Pier evening, be sure to reserve your spot within the next few days.

The annual homecoming festivities are moving to the fall to also be part of this great weekend. For more information, visit our website .

ALUMNA USES EXPERIENCE AND PIONEERING SPIRIT TO MENTOR
Recent alumna, Susana Medina '09, has joined over 60 other recent graduates as Illinois Student Assistance Corps members. Over the next two years, they will build partnerships with local schools, businesses, and nonprofits in order to deliver free career and college planning and preparation services to students from families with no prior college-going experience. For the complete story, visit our website.

CAMPUS NEWS

PROFESSOR WOO NAMED NEW DIRECTOR OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY
When discussing the subject of diversity, Professor Donald Woo, Trinity's new director of ethnic diversity, immediately refers to Revelation 7. That "great multitude" standing in front of the Lamb is composed of people from every nation, tribe, and language. "I am a member of a minority," said Woo, speaking of his Asian ethnicity, "and I believe in the College's commitment to diversity-in the student body, in the faculty, and in the staff. For the complete story, visit our website.

KIDS DISCOVER FUN IN LEARNING AT SUMMER CAMPS
From soccer to sewing, summer camps at Trinity once again engaged more than 200 kids from kindergarten through high school in sports and creative activities. For a photogallery, visit our website.

SEND A CARE PACKAGE TO STUDENTS
To help brighten the day of students and give parents the opportunity to provide a special treat for them no matter the distance, the Women's Guild orders and delivers all occasion cakes and exam week care packages. For more information on this program and on the Women's Guild, visit our website.  

BECOME A FAN OF TRINITY ON FACEBOOK
Visit our website to check out Trinity on facebook and become a fan!

UPCOMING EVENTS

PURSUING JUSTICE FOR CLIENTS: FREE SOCIAL WORK WORKSHIP: AUGUST 20 
The Department of Social Work at Trinity will be offering a free workshop on August 20th that will address important ethical issues of contemporary social work practice as it intertwines with the criminal justice system. This workshop offers three free CEUs to licensed social workers and licensed clinical social workers. For more information, visit our website.

JAZZ UP THE EVENING WITH AVA LOGAN - SEPTEMBER 11TH
Trinity's annual Black and White Dress-up Night of Jazz will once again feature singer Ava Logan on Friday, September 11, in the Ozinga Chapel. The Trinity Jazz Band will open the evening at 7 p.m., followed by Logan's performance at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit our website.

CELEBRATE THE COLLEGE'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT JUBILEE! WEEKEND
The alumni office invites you to Jubilee! Weekend, Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, as the College celebrates its 50th anniversary. The three-day event includes a variety of activities, beginning on Friday with a formal dinner celebration at Chicago's Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, continuing with festivities on campus all day Saturday, and concluding with a community-wide worship service on Sunday afternoon. This weekend also serves as Homecoming as this event moves to the fall. Formal reservations are required for dinner on October 2. For a schedule of events, visit our website or call 708.239.4854.

WORLDVIEW PREVIEW - COMING IN OCTOBER
Trinity Christian College will once again be presenting WorldView, a college series for film, word, and music, Mondays in October at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. The College will welcome: Linda Loving, actress and clergywoman--October 5; Paul Vallas, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools--October 12; Martin Marty, prominent interpreter of religion and culture--October 19; Bella Voce,  adventuresome a cappella group--October 26. For more information, call Beth Decker, director of WorldView, at 708.293.4908 or visit our website.

To view all campus events, visit the Online Calendar .

SPORTS

TRINITY ATHLETICS CLUB AUCTION OPEN FOR BIDDING

The Trinity Athletics Club and the Athletic Department are seeking more ways for alumni and friends of the athletic programs to be involved. The various Trinity sports packages include opportunities for young athletes to participate in sports camps run by Trinity coaches, to receive individual training from the coaches, and to "rub shoulders" with Trinity athletes at games and matches. For a list of packages available, visit our website.

HAMSTRA NAMED NEW SOFTBALL COACH
The Trinity Christian College athletics department has announced that Taylor Hamstra will take over the softball program as the new head coach. Hamstra, who will assume the coaching duties this summer, will be making her collegiate coaching debut. For the complete story, visit our website.

TRINITY TEAMS EARN NAIA SCHOLAR HONORS
Eight Trinity athletics teams were included in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2008-09 Scholar Team award list. The award, which included a record total of 837 teams, was given to teams that have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average for the past school year. For the complete story, visit our website.

WOMEN'S SOCCER RECEIVES TOP 10 PRESEASON RANKING
The women's soccer team starts the 2009 season ranked No. 7 in the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Preseason Top 25 Poll. For the complete story, visit our website.

TAC GOLF OUTING RAISES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
On August 17, a group of 100 golfers enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship and competition in the 2009 Trinity Athletics Club (TAC) Golf Classic. The event, designed to raise funds for the TAC Scholarship Fund, took place at Calumet Country Club in Homewood, Illinois. For the complete story, visit our website.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

HALF-TIME POSITION IN ADULT STUDIES - URGENT
Half-time position available in the Education Department, teaching in the Adult Studies Degree Completion Special Education program starting fall 2009. View the posting here.

For information on other job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, visit our website .

 

Contact: Trinity Christian College Alumni, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463


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