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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--September 6, 2005

September 6, 2005

“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.” Philippians 3:7-9 NIV




Beauty Is Truth Productions and director and producer Jennifer Dornbush ’93 announce the Chicago premiere of their feature documentary, Armand, scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 15, in the Ozinga Chapel. The screening is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, see our Web site at



It’s time for the Trinity Christian College fall alumni weekend! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 24, and come to campus for alumni athletics games in three different sports and a free “Troll-gating” barbecue. Everyone is invited; bring your family and friends to come out and cheer on the Trolls.


Check out these games: Troll Invitational Volleyball Tournament, Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium: 10 a.m. (Trinity Christian College vs. Taylor University, Grace vs. Lindenwood) and 12 p.m. (Trinity Christian College vs. Grace, Taylor University vs. Lindenwood); alumni baseball game, Trinity baseball field: 10:30 a.m.; alumni volleyball game, Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium: 2:30 p.m.(or immediately after tournament); alumni soccer game, Cheyenne field: 3 p.m.; FREE “Troll-gating” barbecue, outside the stadium field: 6 p.m.; men’s soccer vs. Illinois Institute of Technology, stadium field: 7 p.m.



Get your tickets now! It’s concert time at Trinity. There are a few tickets left for the Petra “Farewell tour” concert on October 1. Tickets still remain for “A Collision Tour” featuring the David Crowder Band, Shane and Shane, and the Robbie Seay Band at the Ozinga Chapel on Friday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets for both concerts are $19.50 each and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at and or by calling 800.965.9324.


Faith Engaged COMES to campus October 5

Faith Engaged: The Church in Today’s World is a mini conference for pastors, staff, ministry leaders, laypersons and the Trinity community on Wednesday, October 5 in the Ozinga Chapel. Topical discussions will be offered from 3:30 p.m. through 5:45 p.m. followed by dinner. At 7:30 p.m. Dr. Richard Mouw, president, Fuller Theological Seminary will present a lecture, “A Calvinism for the 21st Century.” See the Web site at for more information.  



Parents, grandparents, and friends of the College are invited to campus for the second annual Family Weekend, October 28-30. The event encompasses not only those who have a son, daughter, or grandchild at Trinity, but also the extended Trinity family. Among the festivities: choral and instrumental concerts, exhibiting artist reception, pancake breakfast sponsored by the alumni office, athletics events, activities to downtown Chicago, and a bonfire in President’s Timmermans’ backyard. The annual association meeting will also be held on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m.


The Trinity Athletics Clubs (TAC) will welcome to campus former NBA great Bobby Jones for a luncheon on Saturday, October 29. Jones will share his faith and talk about what he is doing today to impact the lives of youth in Charlotte, North Carolina, during the noon luncheon in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel. Cost is $50 per person, which includes a one-year TAC membership. TAC memberships provide members with a pass for free admission to all home athletics events, a Trinity athletics t-shirt, and a quarterly newsletter. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Jeff Raymond at 708.239.4783 or or Tim Walker at 708.239.4782 or




Trinity Christian College will extend its fall enrollment for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina to Friday, September 9, 2005. “The Trinity community is eager to expedite admission to those in the Chicago area who were planning to start or return to university studies in the south but are unable to do so due to the Katrina disaster,” said President Steven Timmermans. “Rather than missing out on an entire semester, we’re eager to help any student spend the fall semester at Trinity in order to keep progressing in their college journey.” To read more or to find out how you can help, please see our Web site at



When Carl Roethel pulled into the parking lot to help his daughter Brenda move into her residence hall August 26, he was swarmed by orange-clad Trinity students and staff waiting to welcome his family and unload his vehicle. Read more and see photos on our Web site at




The alumni board soon will select award recipients for the Alumnus/a of the Year and the Honorary Alumni Award and needs your suggestions.


Alumnus/a of the Year 2006

Do you know a Trinity alum who is really making a difference in the world? This award recipient is chosen by looking at the following criteria: has made a significant contribution to his/her fields of endeavor (“significant contribution” could be outstanding contributions for the benefit of Trinity alumni); has been recognized by his/her associates for outstanding achievements; and manifests a Christian commitment that reflects honor upon Trinity Christian College.


Honorary Alumni Award 2006

Did you have a favorite professor or staff member from your time at Trinity? Would you like to see this person recognized for his or her dedication and love for Trinity students? The alumni board will select up to three award recipients who may have been or currently is a staff or faculty member, or someone who has supported the College and made a difference in the lives of students. This person cannot be a Trinity alum and must exhibit the following criteria: stands out as an asset in their field; is a Christian role model for students, nurturing faith and facilitating spiritual growth; is concerned with the welfare of the students, eager to help them learn and grow; and has a continuing influence on former students.


Nominations should be received before Friday, October 21. If you would like to submit a nomination to the alumni board, please forward the name and reasons why you feel this person fits the criteria to Travis Bandstra at . Find a list of past award recipients on our Web site at and




This year’s Phonathon will soon begin. Student callers will start contacting alumni and friends of the College on Wednesday, September 7. Please pray for this year’s Phonathon and the students that the Trinity Fund supports. For more information, please see our Web site at



Trinity will launch a new program called the Senior Academy of Learning at Trinity. Two sessions will be offered on three Thursday afternoons beginning in mid-October, with two more sessions planned for spring 2006. These are non-credit courses for individuals who are interested in learning, engaging in discussion, and expanding their horizons. More information will be available next month.



Women’s Soccer Wins Another, then Ties One With Cornerstone 

The women’s soccer team made use of their rookies to get their fourth win on Friday, September 2, and maintained their perfect record. All four of the goals scored in this 4-1 victory over Northwestern College (IA) were made by freshmen. Their perfect record was threatened, however, in a game at Cornerstone University (MI) last Saturday, but the Trolls did not give up a win. They did not gain one either as they battled to a 2-2 double overtime tie. It was third game in four days for the Trolls who walk away with a 2-0-1 record for the week. They are 4-0-1 overall for the season, which is the best start the program has had.    


Men’s Soccer Marks Two More Wins

For the second time this season, the men’s soccer team proved that it can score as they put up a 5-1 victory over Maranatha Baptist Bible College (WI) on Friday, September 2. This was the second win for the team last week and the third game of the season without a loss. The men’s team hosted Oakland City University (IN) on Saturday in what became a physical and aggressive game. Injuries and penalties became a part of the game that was pushed into overtime before the Trolls emerged as the victors. The 2-1 final gives the Trolls a 3-0-1 record for the season. 


Cross Country Starts Season at Elmhurst 

The cross country runners got their first taste of competition this season as they ran in the 17th Annual Earlybird Invitational at Elmhurst College (IL). Only five Troll runners, two females and three males, participate in this early season meet.


Women’s Volleyball Split Results in Cedarville Tourney

The Trolls picked up their first wins of the season as took two of their four matches in the 18th Annual Cedarville (OH) Tournament. Each day of the weekend tournament the team went 1-1 with all four matches decided in three games. They were victorious over Central State College (OH) and Mountain State University (WV), and were defeated by Cedarville and Grace College (IN). Their record is now 2-7 for the season. 



September 15 – Armand screening, 7:30 p.m.

September 24 – Alumni athletics games

September 24 –  Troll-gating barbecue

October 1 – Petra in concert

October 5 – Faith Engaged

October 28-30 ­­– Family Weekend

November 11 – David Crowder Band in concert


For more information on any of these upcoming events, please see our Web site at: 


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