September 14, 2004
”Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

INAUGURAL JUBILATION! CELEBRATES TRINITY TALENT

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 (featuring both student and alumni performers) 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.

 

ALUMNI GAMES BRING ATHLETES BACK HOME

October is a month of fun for alumni athletes and Troll sports fanatics. Alumni and friends are invited to a number of alumni games throughout the month. Fans will watch baseball alumni take the field in a doubleheader on Saturday, October 2 at 10 a.m. and then head over to the Cheyenne soccer field for an alumni soccer game at 3 p.m. Current Trolls take the field later in the day—women play at 5 p.m. on the stadium field and men follow at 7:30 p.m. The alumni office will host a “Troll-gating” barbecue from 6-7 p.m. near the concession stand.

 

LATER IN THE MONTH—On Tuesday, October 12, volleyball alumni will play each other at 5:30 p.m. and men’s and women’s basketball alumni will celebrate Family Weekend on Saturday, October 30, by taking the floor for a game at 7 p.m.

 

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.

 

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

PUTTS AND PARS EQUAL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ATHLETES

On a day custom-made for the great outdoors, 136 of the College’s friends, alumni, and supporters chased after birdies and pars during the Trinity Athletics Club Golf Classic August 16 at the Calumet Country Club in Homewood, Illinois. To read more, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091004/index.html

 

TIMMERMANS ENCOURAGES “BLATANT CIVILITY” FOR NEW ACADEMIC YEAR

As the College officially marked the beginning of its 46th year of Christian higher education, President Steven Timmermans exhorted students, faculty, and staff to demonstrate blatant civility toward each other throughout the 2004-05 academic year in his convocation address Friday, September 3. Check our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091404/b.html for the whole story.

 

ALUMNI HALL TRIUMPHS IN MUDDY ONSLAUGHT

Soap and water were in high demand after students from the College’s four on-campus residence halls waged a slippery tug-of-war on a muddy field September 9. To see pictures and the rest of the story, check our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091404/index.html.

 

ALUMNI NEWS

ALUMNI BOARD TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

Do you know a Trinity alum who is really making a difference in the world? 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.

 

SPORTS NEWS

WOMEN’S SOCCER STUMBLES AGAINST TAYLOR UNIVERSITY 

The women’s soccer team used the final minutes of the game to get a 5-3 victory over Huntington College (IN) over the weekend. They did not start their week as they had hoped, however, and came up short against Taylor University (IN). An early first half goal made the difference as the Trolls lost 1-0 in this non-conference game. The team is now 2-5 for the season. They travel to play Judson College on Wednesday and University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL) on Saturday.

 

CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT NORTH PARK MEET  

In their second meet of the season the Trolls competed in the Ted Hedstrand Cross Country Invitational hosted by North Park University. The women’s team finished in the middle of the pack as they took third place of the five competing teams. Amy Hoving was the top Trinity runner as she finished 7th place with a time of 20:25.53 in the 5K event. Diana Brickman took 9th place at 20:49.34. 

 

MEN’S SOCCER CANNOT FIND WIN IN IOWA 

The Trolls were looking to improve on their 1-1 record as they traveled to play in a classic tournament at Northwestern College (IA). However they came home with two losses from the event. On the first day they fell victim to the host school, 4-2, and on the second day they were shutout by Dordt College (IA), 4-0. The team is now 1-3 for the season as they head into their conference play. They take on Judson College at home tonight at 7:30 p.m., travel to Maranatha Baptist Bible College (Watertown, WI) on Thursday, and come back home on Saturday to play Marian College at 3 p.m.

 

VOLLEYBALL IN MADONNA TOURNAMENT   

The volleyball repeats its 1-3 tournament record as they picked up one match win in a tournament at Madonna University (MI). For the third weekend in a row the Trolls have played in tournaments and came home with a 1-3 record. With the weekend results the team is now 4-10 for the season. They take on the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL) on their home turf tonight and play Grace College at home at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

October 1 – Jubilation!

October 2 – Alumni soccer, Alumni baseball games

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

October 12 – Alumni volleyball game, 5:30 p.m.

October 29-31 – Family Weekend

October 30 – Alumni breakfast

October 30 – Alumni men’s and women’s basketball games, 7 p.m.

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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