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September 12, 2006

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified." Romans 8:28-30 NIV 



It's time for the Trinity Christian College fall alumni weekend! The alumni board of directors will conduct the annual alumni association meeting in the Board Room at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, September 29 and immediately after the association meeting, the board will convene. Both meetings are open to all alumni.


The action begins on Saturday, September 30, so plan on coming to campus for alumni athletics games in four different sports and a free "Troll-gating" lunch barbecue. Everyone is invited; bring your family and friends to come out and cheer on the Trolls. See our Web site at for the entire schedule.


Check out these games: alumni baseball game, Trinity baseball field: 10 a.m.; alumni softball game, Trinity softball field: 10 a.m.; Varsity women's soccer vs. Northland Baptist (WI), stadium field: 12 p.m.; FREE "Troll-gating" barbecue, outside the stadium field: 12-2:30 p.m.; Men's soccer vs. Northland Baptist (WI), stadium field: 2 p.m.; Junior varsity women vs. alumni women's soccer game, Cheyenne field: 2:30 p.m.; alumni men's soccer game, Cheyenne field: 4:30 p.m.; alumni volleyball game, Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium: 5:30 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Concordia University (OR), Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium: 7 p.m.



Is there a conflict between God and profit? Where should Christian business leaders weigh in on the issue? You are invited to search for answers to those questions at the next Trinity Business Network (TBN) event at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby. Bill Pollard, former CEO of Wheaton, Illinois-based ServiceMaster Corporation, will talk about his new book, "Serving Two Masters? Reflections on God and Profit." Get more information on our Web site at



Wear your Trinity blue when Trinity's men's basketball team plays Calvin College at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, December 15. The teams will face off at 3 p.m. before the Chicago Bulls home game against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. If you purchase tickets for the Trinity-Calvin game, you will also be admitted to the Bull-Bucks contest. Tickets are limited and can be purchased for $30 and $45 by calling the Trinity athletics department at 708.239.4779.


In between the Trinity game and the Bulls game, come join Trinity staff for dinner at Moretti's Ristorante and Pizzeria (1645 W. Jackson, which is approximately 0.5 miles from the United Center so walking is possible). No RSVP is required. Individuals are responsible for their own food and beverage cost. We hope to see you there!




President Steven Timmermans urged students to adopt the heart of a servant during his convocation address on Friday, September 1, in the Ozinga Chapel auditorium. "In this world, broken and estranged from the Creator, we should live steadfastly as displaced persons," Timmermans said. Read more and see photos on our Web site at



U.S.News & World Report ranked Trinity Christian College as one of the top Midwest comprehensive colleges in the latest release of "America's Best Colleges." See our Web site for the rest of the story at



Trinity is now home away from home for 350 freshmen and transfer students who started moving into residence halls on Friday, August 25, for the first semester of school. The College did its best to warmly welcome the newcomers. Andrew VantLand '10 of Hull, Iowa responded with what could be considered the ultimate compliment, "I feel like I've been here for a while." Check out photos on our Web site at




Do you know a Trinity alum who is really making a difference in the world? The alumni board wants your input for the 2006 Alumnus/a of the Year. Nominees should be making or have made significant contributions to their fields of endeavors (which may benefit other Trinity alumni); be recognized by their associates for outstanding achievements; and manifest a Christian commitment that reflects honor on Trinity Christian College.


Is there a Trinity faculty or staff member who has influenced your life? In addition to this award, the board also annually recognizes three current and former faculty and staff members who have made an impact on Trinity alumni with the Honorary Alumni Award. In the past, the alumni board has nominated the award recipients, but this year they are requesting nominations from the alumni association.


Nominations for both awards should be submitted before Friday, October 20. Forward the names and reasons why you believe your nominees meet the criteria to .



Web Manager
Trinity Christian College
is seeking a full-time web manager to develop, organize, and maintain the College web site. Candidates should have knowledge of building multimedia enhanced and dynamic web sites. A bachelor's degree is required along with experience in web design, web programming and development, and knowledge of information systems. Additional qualifications include a sincere allegiance to the mission of the college; personal faith and commitment to Jesus Christ; excellent communication and organizational skills.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and expression of faith statement to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463.


Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about this job opening and others online at


Women's Soccer MAINTAINS Perfect Record

After defeating Viterbo University (WI) 2-1 in their first road trip of the season on September 2, the women's soccer team traveled to Indiana last Saturday. At Taylor University (IN) the Trolls took a comfortable half-time lead and stretched it to a 6-0 win in the second half. The team, who had 30 shots for the game, scored two goals in the first half and poured in four more in the second. They held Taylor to just six shots for the game and denied them a score. The team is now 4-0 for the season.


Men's Soccer Suffers First Losses of the Season

While the men's soccer team looked strong against Viterbo University (WI) on September 2, the team's perfect 4-0 record came to an end this past weekend in a tournament at Marian College (IN). On Friday the Trolls first loss of the season was handed to them by Urbana University (OH) in a 5-1 game. The team faced Marian on Saturday and the game went in to the double overtime period before the Trolls lost 3-2. The team is now 4-2 for the season.


Cross Country Opens Season

The Trolls were led by newcomers to the program in their first meet of the 2006 cross country season on September 1. In the Elmhurst Earlybird Invitational sophomore transfer Andrew Jellema finished in the top 20 for the men's team with a time of 16:32.20 in the 5K race. Freshman Jennifer TenKate was the led Trinity female runner at 13:29.00 (65th place) in the 3200 meter event. 


Volleyball Takes One of Four Matches in Tourney

After losing their first home game on September 5 against the University of St. Francis (IL), the womens' volleyball team traveled to Indiana Wesleyan University over the weekend for tournament play. The Trolls went 1-3 in their match play. They started the tournament with an exciting five-game match win over Siena Heights University (MI). That was the only win they managed as they dropped matches to Indiana Wesleyan, Spring Arbor University (MI), and to Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (OH). The team is now 2-7 for the season. 


To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at



September 29-30 - Fall alumni weekend

October 3 - Trinity Business Network event with Bill Pollard, 8 a.m.

October 6 - Jubilation!

October 26 - American Boychoir in concert, 7:30 p.m.

October 27-29 - Family weekend

December 2 - Christmastide

December 15 - Trinity v. Calvin basketball game at the United Center

February 2-3 - Homecoming 2007

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