From: Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15087422-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 4:06 PM
To: tcc_alumni
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--September 4, 2007


September 4, 2007
"'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,' declares the LORD. 'As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.'" Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
WORLDVIEW AT TRINITY
Welcome to your 'world with a view' at Trinity . . . WorldView at Trinity: a community and college series for film, word and music will be hosted on our campus this fall and will feature presentations that illustrate God's restorative work in the lives around us. See dates and event descriptions on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/071807b/

The first Worldview series event will feature the Watoto Children's Choir as they present their Concert of Hope on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. This inspiring group of Ugandan orphans, ages 2 through 12, are some of the 880,000 children who have lost parents to the AIDS epidemic ravaging their country. Admission is free. For more information, contact Art Bamford at 708.239.4829 or art.bamford@trnty.edu.

JONI EARECKSON TADA COMING TO OZINGA CHAPEL
Trinity will welcome Joni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, to campus on September 28-29 for her Disability Ministry Summit, co-hosted by the College's Church Connection Initiative and the Alexander DeJong Center for Special Education. Church staff, ministry leaders, workers in disability-related fields, caregivers and persons with a disability are encouraged to come hear keynote speakers Tada and Nick Vujicic, founder and CEO of Life Without Limbs. For information or to register, visit www.joniandfriends.org/summit.

CHEER ON ALUMNI ATHLETES AT THE FALL ALUMNI ATHLETICS GAMES
Our fall alumni athletics games are spread out over a couple dates this year so come out and cheer on our alumni athletes as much as you can! The alumni softball and baseball games are on Saturday, September 29. The day will begin with baseball alumni taking the field at 11 a.m. and the second game will take place after lunch. The alumni softball game will be after the current softball team plays in the afternoon.

The soccer alumni will take the field on Saturday, October 13. Plan on spending the afternoon and evening on campus for alumni athletics games, current student games, and a free "Troll-gating" barbecue. The schedule for the day is: Women's Alumni Soccer game--alumni vs. JV team, 1 p.m.; Men's Alumni Soccer game--alumni vs. alumni, 3 p.m.; Troll-gating at the stadium field--FREE barbecue from the alumni office, 5-7:30 p.m.; Women vs. Trinity International University, 5 p.m.; Men vs. Trinity International University, 7:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited; bring your family and friends to come out and cheer on the Trolls. See our Web site at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/events/upcoming.html for the entire schedule.

TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK GEARS UP FOR NEXT EVENT
Join us at the next Trinity Business Network (TBN) event on Tuesday, October 9, at 8:15 a.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby. Author, artist and businessman Bob Israels will deliver an address titled, "How You Can Recapture Your Dreams." For more information, call 708.239.4827, or email ruth.debruyn@trnty.edu.

CAMPUS NEWS
49TH ANNUAL CONVOCATION CEREMONY
President Steven Timmermans, addressing students, faculty, and staff at the 49th Convocation on Friday, August 31, explained how the phenomenon of communication vehicles such as the Web site "You Tube" relate to the Christian's life. Find Dr. Timmerman's address online at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/083107a/

TAC GOLF OUTING RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 1
The annual TAC Golf Outing has been rescheduled for Monday, October 1. The event, which was postponed because of heavy rains in the area, will still be held at the Calumet Country Club in Homewood, Illinois. The starting times will be moved up an hour from the original schedule, with lunch beginning at 11 a.m. and the shot-gun start at 12 p.m. All those registered for the event will receive additional information through the mail in the near future. Please direct any questions to Jeff Raymond (708.239.4783 or jeff.raymond@trnty.edu) or Dennis Harms (708.239.4819 or dennis.harms@trnty.edu)

JOURNEY TO NICARAGUA--JANUARY 18-26, 2008
Cal Walstra and Steven Timmermans are pleased to take a small group of travelers on a remarkable trip to the "land of lakes and volcanoes." Participants in this trip will experience the warmth and caring of the Nicaraguan people, learn about their culture, and witness the collaborative ministry work of Trinity students and the Nehemiah Center staff that is part of an amazing transformation. See more information on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/083107/

STUDENTS MOVE INTO THEIR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Move-in Day began on Friday, August 24, as students entered the Christian community where classmates become friends, professors become mentors, and Trinity becomes a home away from home. Check out the rest of the story and a photo gallery on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/082807/

MARLENE BOONSTRA TO DEMONSTRATE WATERCOLOR PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Artist and Trinity alumna Marlene Boonstra '82 invites art admirers and fellow artists to a demonstration of watercolor techniques on Saturday, October 27 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Campus location to be announced.) Boonstra recently donated her artwork for auction this October to raise funds for the building of the Art and Communication Center. Read more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/082707/

ALUMNI NEWS
NEW BY-LAWS ONLINE
The Alumni Board of Directors has rewritten the by-laws for the Alumni Association. Those new by-laws, to be approved by the Alumni Association on Friday, September 28 during the Annual Alumni Association meeting, can be viewed online at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/board.html. If you have questions or comments, please contact the alumni office at 708.239.4854 or alumni@trnty.edu.

LAST CHANCE! ALUMNI CLASSNOTES--SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!
In addition to requesting your Alumni Classnotes for the fall TRINITY magazine, we also need great alumni photographs. Living in an area far from Trinity? Send us a picture of you in your Trinity-wear with your city's famous landmark. Or maybe your former South Hall suitemates had a reunion and took a few group photos--send them over! Graduate school grads, send us your favorite commencement snapshot; teachers, share your current class with us; newlyweds, show us your wedding photos. Include a short description about what you're doing in the photo, and what you're up to, and we'd love to feature it in the upcoming magazine (space permitting). Contact Kelly Netjes at 708.239.4854, via snail mail (Trinity Christian College, Attn: Alumni Office, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463), or e-mail travis.bandstra@trnty.edu with photos and new information.

JOB OPENINGS
ASSOCIATE DEAN OF EDUCATION
Trinity is seeking an associate dean of education. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. and teaching experience in K-12. Administrative experience and/or higher education experience is desired. Responsibilities will include: serving as the unit head for the teacher education program; coordinating and leading department accreditation actions; serving as chair of the educational/special education department; teaching courses in areas of expertise. Direct inquiries and requests for applications to Dr. Liz Rudenga, Provost, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463. For more information, call 708.239.4839 or email provost@trnty.edu.

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about this job opening and others online at tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings

MISCELLANEOUS
ADULT STUDIES OFFERS ESL PROGRAM
The Adult Studies department has just announced a new program, beginning this fall. The new, accelerated English as a Second Language/Bilingual (ESL/BL) program is offered to certified teachers looking to achieve their ESL/BL endorsement or approval in one year. For more information, call the Adult Studies department at 708.239.4768 or visit our website: tcc.trnty.edu/adultstudies.

SPORTS NEWS
VOLLEYBALL BEGINS SEASON WITH TOURNAMENT
The 2007 volleyball season opened in a tournament at St. Ambrose University (IA) on September 1. The Trolls faced four opponents in the two-day event and came away with a 1-3 record. The win came in their final match on Saturday.

CROSS COUNTRY OPENS SEASON AT ELMHURST
The women's and men's cross country teams made their first appearance of the 2007 season at the Earlybird Invitational hosted by Elmhurst College (IL) on Saturday. Both teams had a top ten finisher as junior Andy Jellema took fourth place for the men and freshman Jessica Jager finished in sixth for the women.

MEN'S SOCCER DENIED BY TAYLOR
Despite winning the shot count, the Trolls could not get by Taylor University (IN) last Saturday. The team fell behind early and trailed throughout the game that ended in a 2-0 loss. It is the third straight loss after the season opening victory.

WOMEN'S SOCCER IN PRESEASON TOP 25
The women's soccer team received national recognition as one of the top 25 NAIA teams. In the preseason national ratings, the Trolls received a No. 24 ranking.

WOMEN'S SOCCER SHUTOUTS TAYLOR
In their home debut the women's soccer team took care of Taylor University in a 5-0 victory over the weekend. The Trolls took control of the game early, dominating play and holding Taylor without a shot. The team is now 3-1 for their week-old season.

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

SAVE THE DATE
September 12 -- WorldView at Trinity series--Watoto Children's Choir, 7:30 p.m.
September 21 -- Black and White Dress-up Night--Greg Ward Jazz Quartet, 7:30 p.m.
September 28 -- Alumni Association and Alumni Board meetings, 1-5 p.m.
September 28-29 -- Joni and Friends Disability Ministry Summit 2007
September 29 -- Alumni softball and baseball games
October 4 -- "Twice Blessed" art exhibit opening and reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
October 4 -- WorldView at Trinity series--Dr. Donald Hopkins, 7:30 p.m.
October 5 -- Jubilation! 2007
October 9 -- Trinity Business Network speaker Bob Israels, 8:15 a.m.
October 13 -- Fall Alumni Weekend
October 25-28 -- Family Weekend
October 25 -- WorldView at Trinity series--The Reckoning: Remembering the Dutch Resistance, 7:30 p.m.
October 26 -- Alumni men's and women's basketball games, 10 p.m.
October 27 -- Educational Summit with Gary Smit, Ed.D., 9-11:30 a.m.
October 27 -- Boonstra Art Demonstration, 9-10:30 a.m.

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

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