From:                              Travis.Bandstra

Sent:                               Friday, September 18, 2009 8:49 AM

To:                                   Travis.Bandstra

Subject:                          Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter

 

September 16, 2009

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

-Psalm 118:24 (NIV)


A fairly simple verse, but one that has multiple applications. Here on campus, we are excited about the events planned to celebrate Trinity's 50th anniversary. A record number of students have come to campus for another school year. It is easy to find joy in such momentous occasions.

However, there are other days that make us wonder. Some new students and their parents struggle with going off to college. Others of us are in the midst of serious illnesses, divorces, job loss, and numerous other struggles.

Through the great days and the not-so-great days, we can do nothing but trust that our God is in control. I thought author Max Lucado framed it well, "God made this day, ordained this hard hour, designed the details of this wrenching moment. He isn't on holiday. He still holds the conductor's baton, sits in the cockpit, and occupies the universe's only throne. Each day emerges from God's drawing room. Including this one." May that thought guide you through the inevitable ups and downs of the weeks to come.

Travis Bandstra '06
Director of Alumni Relations

ALUMNI NEWS

LAST CALL FOR CLASS NOTES FOR THE FALL MAGAZINE
Has something significant happened in your life? Whether it's a new career, a physical move, or new family members; don't forget to submit your class notes by September 30 in time for the Fall Magazine. You can email them to alumni@trnty.edu

JUBILEE WEEKEND - OCTOBER 2-4
NAVY PIER GRAND BALLROOM - FRIDAY 10/2
We are expecting over 1,300 guests for the Friday night celebration at Navy Pier. Due to the high demand, a waiting list has been formed for any remaining tickets. Contact karen.slager@trnty.edu or  708.239.4806 for more information on the Navy Pier event.

JUBILEE HOMECOMING - SATURDAY 10/3
The annual homecoming festivities are moving to the fall to be part of this great weekend. ALUMNI SPORTS, FAMILY ACTIVITIES, LUMBERJACKS IMPROV COMEDY, 5K TROLL TROT, ALUMNI ART SHOW, and so much more is in store. For more information, visit our website.

JUBILEE WORSHIP SERVICE - SUNDAY 10/4
Join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Ozinga Chapel for a community-wide worship service celebrating 50 years of Trinity.

ALUM WRITES FRONT PAGE ARTICLE ON MARRIAGE FOR CHRISTIANITY TODAY
In the August issue of Christianity Today, Trinity alumnus Mark Regnerus '93, Ph.D., discusses the possible damage being done to the institution of marriage by delaying it in this culture of abstinence. For the complete story, visit our website.

ANNUAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING SET FOR 10/2

The annual Trinity Alumni Association Meeting will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 2nd on campus. The first official Alumni Board meeting of the year will follow. Any Trinity alumnus or alumnae is welcome to attend and voice any concern, question, or commendation, as well as vote to confirm new members of the Alumni Board. If you would like to attend in person, please notify the alumni office. Also feel free to send in a question or concern electronically. Contact alumni@trnty.edu or call 708.239.4854.

CAMPUS NEWS

TRINITY RANKED ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST COLLEGES
U.S. News & World Report
has again ranked Trinity Christian College as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest in the latest release of America's Best Colleges for 2010. Trinity also ranked 11th in the area of Racial Diversity: Baccalaureate Colleges (Midwest). For the complete story, visit our website.

FRESHMEN MOVE-IN DAY: IN PHOTOS
On Friday, August 28, students entered the Christian community where classmates become friends, professors become mentors, and Trinity becomes a home away from home. For more of the story, complete with photo-gallery, visit our website

STUDENT INTERNS WITH CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDENS
Katherine Stackhouse '10 of Chicago gained not only field experience during her summer internship at the Botanic Gardens, she also formed friendships with fellow workers and discovered God had a different plan for her experience than she had. For the complete story, visit our website.

FACULTY PREPARE FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR
Eighty members of Trinity Christian College's faculty gathered on August 27 to prepare for the beginning of the 2009-10 school year. The meeting took place at the Chicago Semester headquarters, Trinity's off-campus program offered in Chicago's downtown Loop. Faculty also experienced the Field Museum of Natural History behind the scenes, guided by museum employees Sam McCune '06 and Emily Ward '09. For the complete story, visit our website.

ZONDERVAN ANNOUNCES NEW BIBLE AT TRINITY
It was 1965 when the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT) held its first meeting at Trinity Christian College. More than 40 years later, representatives from the CBT, Biblica, and Zondervan-the world's leading Bible publisher-chose Trinity as the venue for announcing the first update to the New International Version (NIV) in 25 years. For the complete story, visit our website.

51ST CONVOCATION CELEBRATES JUBILEE LIVING
As Trinity celebrates its 50th anniversary and Jubilee year, the academic year began with the 51st Convocation led by President Steve Timmermans, Ph.D. For the complete story, visit our website.

STUDENT AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP FOR TORNADO RELIEF EFFORTS
Keli Ooms '13, of Hollandale, Minnesota, was recently awarded the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship for her charity work towards the tornado relief effort in Parkersburg, Iowa. Nominated for the scholarship by her father, Ooms received the $1,000 award and the encouragement to continue making a difference. For more, visit our website.

NURSING STUDENT RECEIVES SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Trinity senior Lori Van Beveren '10 of Homer Glen, Illinois, was on a mission trip in the Bahamas when she had an epiphany. She said that was when she knew God was calling her to care for others. Recently, Van Beveren was awarded a nursing scholarship by the Nurse Educators of Illinois. The NEI commended her for her academic excellence, service, and commitment to the profession of nursing. For the complete story, visit our website.

YEARBOOK AND NEWSPAPER AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
Six students were recent recipients of the newspaper and yearbook leadership scholarship awards. These awards aim to encourage students to expound on their high school experiences at a college level. For the complete story, visit our website.

BECOME A FAN OF TRINITY ON FACEBOOK
Visit our website to check out Trinity on facebook and become a fan!

UPCOMING EVENTS

CELEBRATE THE COLLEGE'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT JUBILEE! WEEKEND
The alumni office invites you to Jubilee! Weekend, Friday-Sunday, October 2-4, as the College celebrates its 50th anniversary. The three-day event includes a variety of activities, beginning on Friday with a formal dinner celebration at Chicago's Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, continuing with festivities on campus all day Saturday, and concluding with a community-wide worship service on Sunday afternoon. This weekend also serves as Homecoming as this event moves to the fall. Formal reservations are required for dinner on October 2. For a schedule of events, visit our website or call 708.239.4854.

WORLDVIEW SERIES - AT 7:00 EVERY MONDAY IN OCTOBER
Trinity Christian College will once again be presenting WorldView, a college series for film, word, and music, Mondays in October at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. The College will welcome: Linda Loving, actress and clergywoman--October 5; Paul Vallas, former CEO of Chicago Public Schools--October 12; Martin Marty, prominent interpreter of religion and culture--October 19; Bella Voce,  adventuresome a cappella group--October 26. For more information, call Beth Decker, director of WorldView, at 708.293.4908 or visit our website.

PURDUE VARSITY GLEE CLUB - 10/11

Trinty welcomes the Purdue Varisty Glee Club to campus for a performance on Sunday, October 11, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. The group, led by internationally recognized director and performer Bill Griffel, provides a wide variety of music and entertainment for all ages. Tickets may be purchased for $15 each ($10 for seniors and students) Call 630.257.5368 or email artlorenz@comcast.net to place your order.

To view all campus events, visit the Online Calendar .

SPORTS

MEN'S SOCCER CLAIMS VICTORY

It took extended play to get the job done, but the men's soccer team gained a victory against Northland International University (Dunbar,Wisconsin). For the complete story, visit our website.

WOMEN'S SOCCER BATTLES MULTIPLE RANKED FOES
For the second time in the weekend the women's soccer team faced a nationally ranked team and battled into overtime before the outcome was determined. For the complete story, visit our website.

CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS RUN WELL

The cross country teams ran well against the talent at the Midwest Classic hosted by Olivet Nazarene University (Bourbonnias, Illinois). The women's team finished in the middle of the standings with a 4th place finish of the seven teams. The men came in 6th of the eight competing schools. For the complete story, visit our website.

VOLLEYBALL WINS HOME DEBUT

In front of their home crowd for the first time this season the Trolls defeated Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, WI) in three games,25-23, 25-23, and 25-16. For the complete story, visit our website.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

For information on job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, visit our website .

 

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


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