September 16, 2009
NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
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
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or 708.239.4806 for more information on the Navy Pier event.
JUBILEE HOMECOMING -
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 email@example.com
or call 708.239.4854.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
COLLEGE'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT JUBILEE! WEEKEND
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to
place your order.
To view all campus
events, visit the Online Calendar .
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.
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.
WINS HOME DEBUT
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.
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