August 31, 2004
“We do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

ALUMNI HALL DEDICATED DURING CHAPEL SERVICE

The dedication of Trinity’s new residence, Alumni Hall, will be held on Wednesday, September 8, immediately following the morning chapel service. The Trinity community, parents, and friends are welcome to attend chapel at 10 a.m. and the dedication ceremony. 

 

DON’T MISS THE MARK SCHULTZ CONCERT

Trinity Christian College and Schepel Buick GMC Cadillac Hummer present 14-time Dove Award nominee Mark Schultz in concert on Saturday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. To commemorate 9/11, police officers, firefighters, and members of the military will be honored for their service to our country. Seats are reserved. Tickets are $12 and $14 in advance and $15 and $17 at the door, and are available by calling Trinity at 708.293.4599, or online at itickets.com. See our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/schultz/ for more concert information.

 

INAUGURAL JUBILATION TAKES FUNDRAISING DINNER OFF-CAMPUS

Jubilation! is the College’s major fundraising event that offers an evening of fellowship and showcases the talents of Trinity students and alumni. The dinner and program will be held on Friday, October 1 at the DoubleTree Hotel at 127th and Cicero (formerly the Radisson), with all proceeds earmarked for the Trinity Fund, which supports the annual operating needs of the College. For more information or to sign up, contact the development office at 708.239.4806.

 

TRINITY FAMILY INVITED TO SPEND THE WEEKEND

Parents, grandparents, and friends of the College are invited to campus for Family Weekend, October 29 – 31. The event encompasses not only those who have a son, daughter, or grandchild at Trinity, but also members of the Trinity Association—the extended Trinity family. Among the festivities will be a mosaic of musical offerings featuring Trinity’s wind ensemble, gospel choir, and jazz band, which will begin after the annual association meeting at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 29. A choral concert will take place Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. All events on this weekend are free and open to the whole community. 

 

SHAKIN’ IT UP WITH THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

Travel downtown with alumni on Saturday, November 13 to see The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Theater-goers will leave from campus by coach and return after the play. On the way to Navy Pier, English professor Mark Jones will provide a play synopsis and context. Limited tickets are available for $65 per person; make your reservations by contacting Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or travis.bandstra@trnty.edu .

 

CAMPUS NEWS

Baseball Rivalry Fuels Alumni Outing

Team spirit was high when Illinois and Wisconsin alumni gathered in Milwaukee to watch the Cubs and Brewers resume their spirited season series August 18. Read more about this and other alumni events on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/events/past.html

 

TRINITY NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST COLLEGES

Trinity found itself in good company once again when U.S. News & World Report ranked the College among America’s Best Colleges for the 2004-05 academic year. The national magazine placed Trinity in the top tier of Midwest comprehensive colleges that offer bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts and professional fields, such as business, nursing, and education. For the rest of the story, check our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/082704/b.html.

 

MOVE-IN DAY AT TRINITY

“At least it's not raining,” said Kara Bruxvoort, Trinity’s visit day coordinator, about the suffocating heat that ushered new students into Trinity's residence halls. Freshmen and their parents hauled refrigerators, computers, clothing, and other essentials of college life into their new homes for the semester on Friday, August 27. Check out pictures on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/082704/.

 

FORMER TROLL HEADS NEW PATH AS HEAD COACH

Former Trinity runner Bob Brickman ’03 became the pace-setter for the Trolls’ cross country program when he agreed to serve as coach of the men’s and women’s teams. Brickman steps up from the role of assistant coach he filled last year. A former captain of the College’s cross country and track and field teams, he competed in national meets in each sport during his four-year career. He replaces Laura Schnyders, who resigned after six seasons. Read more on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/news/archive/83004/index.html

 

ALUMNI NEWS

ALUMNI BOARD TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

The alumni board will soon select its Alumnus of the Year 2005 and needs your suggestions. The award recipient is chosen by looking at the following criteria: has made a significant contribution to their field of endeavor (“significant contribution” could be outstanding contributions for the benefit of Trinity alumni); is recognized by their associates for outstanding achievements; and manifests a Christian commitment that reflects honor upon Trinity Christian College. Nominations should be received before Friday, October 15. If you would like to submit a nomination to the alumni board, please forward the name and reasons why you feel this alum fits the criteria to Kelly Triezenberg at travis.bandstra@trnty.edu or tcc.alumni@trnty.edu.

 

FUTURE TROLLS TODDLE ONTO ALUMNI WEB SITE

Are you busy with the pitter-patter of little feet? Don’t forget to let the alumni office know when you welcome a new child into your family. We’d love to send you a gift and feature a photo of your baby in the Troll Tots section of our Web site. Check out the newest Troll tots highlighted at http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/trolltots/index.html#13. To let us know about any new additions to your family, please update your information on the Web site (http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/form.html) or e-mail alumni@trnty.edu.

 

PROFILES

KELLY JOHNSON ’02—BROADCASTING THE WORD

When Kelly Johnson ’02 was thinking of her career options before she graduated from Trinity, working at a radio station was the furthest thing from her mind. “I was set on not doing radio,” Johnson recalled. “In fact, I was looking in a completely opposite direction. My mind was focused on getting involved with a ministry or faith-based service organization.” To read more about Kelly and other alumni profiles, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/profiles/johnson/

 

JOB OPENINGS

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, MEDIA, AND CONFERENCES

Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time director of marketing, media, and conferences to plan, direct, and coordinate all marketing activities for the College, including the production of materials that represent the College to prospective students and constituents; lead media relations; oversee scheduling and implementation of internal and external conferences and events; and work with other departments to support ongoing marketing programs.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (DEVELOPMENT)

Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time administrative assistant for the development office to provide support for a five-person team and the director of development. Great interpersonal skills are needed for this position, which involves extensive phone and mail interaction with constituents, organizational abilities for scheduling visits, maintaining calendars, events coordination, and a variety of administrative duties. Computer proficiency a must; familiarity with database software a plus. Bachelor’s degree and/or experience preferred. 

 

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR

Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time admissions counselor to participate in all aspects of the student recruitment process. Responsibilities include effective communication of the mission of the College to prospective students, parents, counselors, pastors, and others. Requires visits to urban Chicago schools, college fairs, churches, and other organizations. Candidates must possess the ability to work closely with the financial aid office and convey accurate information and counseling concerning all aspects of the financial aid process. Experience is not necessary; however, a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university is required.

 

Please 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 descriptions and requirements for these positions and others online at: tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings.

 

SPORTS NEWS

VOLLEYBALL OPENS SEASON AT NORTHWESTERN TOURNAMENT

The Trolls began their 2004 season in a multi-team tournament at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. The Trolls played four matches and posted a 1-3 match record for the weekend. They defeated South Dakota Tech in 3 games and lost to Dordt College in 3 games in the first day of competition. The next day the opened up with another 3 game loss to Mayville State University (ND) and then faltered against the host Northwestern with a 3-0 loss.

 

WOMEN’S SOCCER TAKES ON CALIFORNIA

The 2004 season for the women’s soccer team began with a trip to California. Although the trip provided positive attributes for the team it did not produce wins. The team got a slow start in their first outing and fell to Hope International University, 3-2, on Thursday. They did not fare better on Saturday as they lost to Christian Heritage College, 10-1.

 

MEN’S SOCCER VICTORIOUS IN SEASON OPENER

The 2004 debut for the men’s soccer team and for new head coach Steve DeCou was a positive showing for the Trolls. They defeated Faith Baptist Bible College (IA), 4-1, in a game that was a part of a three team event hosted by Moody Bible Institute. The Trolls dominated the entire game and were able to start their season off on the right foot.

 

To read more about this year’s athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics

 

SAVE THE DATE

September 8 – Alumni Hall dedication

September 11 – Mark Schultz in concert

October 2 – Alumni soccer, Alumni baseball games

October 2 – Alumni “Trollgating,” between men’s and women’s soccer games

October 12 – Alumni volleyball game

October 29-31 – Family Weekend

October 30 – Alumni men’s and women’s basketball games

November 11-13, 18-20 – Fall Play—Antigone

November 13 – Shakespeare outing—The Merry Wives of Windsor

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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