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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--September 20, 2005

September 20, 2005

“The Lord sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. ‘For the foundations of the earth are the Lord’s; upon them he has set the world.’” 1 Samuel 2:7-8 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

ALUMNI GATHER FOR FALL WEEKEND

It’s time for the Trinity Christian College fall alumni weekend! Plan on coming to campus this Saturday, September 24, to enjoy 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.

 

TRINITY HOSTS TWO FALL CCM CONCERTS

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 www.itickets.com and www.ticketmaster.com 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 of Fuller Theological Seminary, will present a lecture, “A Calvinism for the 21st Century.” See the Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/index.html#upcoming for more information. 

 

TRINITY FAMILY INVITED TO SPEND THE WEEKEND

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 Timmermans’ backyard. The annual association meeting will also be held on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m.

 

TRINITY ATHLETICS CLUB BRINGS FORMER NBA PLAYER BOBBY JONES TO CAMPUS
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 jeff.raymond@trnty.edu or Tim Walker at 708.239.4782 or tim.walker@trnty.edu.

 

CAMPUS NEWS

PRESIDENT GIVES STATE OF THE COLLEGE ADDRESS

Dr. Steven Timmermans, president of Trinity Christian College, urged faculty and staff to commit to three ambitions as part of his annual State of the College address Tuesday, September 13. Faculty and staff members were advised to strive for excellence in everything, seek engagement with the academic community, and enrich the College through contact with the community. To read more, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091405/

 

TAC OUTING BUILDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Trinity Athletics Club set its sights on the future needs of the College, bringing together more than 100 loyal friends, supporters, and alumni who accepted invitations to play in the annual TAC Golf Classic August 15 at the Calumet Country Club in Homewood, Illinois. Check out the rest of the story on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091405/b.html.

 

“JOURNEY”" BEGINS FOR NEW STUDENTS

To launch their own journey at Trinity during First Year Forum, the College’s freshmen and transfer students watched a film about four young adults’ voyage to find the meaning of life. See our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091305/ for more information.

 

RETIREES URGED TO TRY SALT

If the idea of retirement conjures images of never having to think again, think again. Beginning this fall, Trinity Christian College will launch a new initiative that will provide an opportunity for discussion and learning among retired members of the community. The Senior Academy of Learning at Trinity (SALT) is modeled after similar lifelong learning programs at other colleges. Read more on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/090905/

 

ALUMNI NEWS

ALUMNI BOARD TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNI AWARDS

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 travis.bandstra@trnty.edu . Find a list of past award recipients on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/aoy/index.html and http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/honorary/index.html.

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

PHONATHON CALLERS TAKE THEIR SEATS

If you haven’t gotten a phone call from this year’s Phonathon, you will soon. Student callers started contacting alumni and friends of the College on Wednesday, September 7, and donations committed to the Trinity Fund in the last week already total over $11,000. Please pray for this year’s Phonathon and the students that the Trinity Fund supports. For more information, please see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/give/phonathon.html.

 

SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT HOSTS WORKSHOP

The department of social work is partnering with the Hull House Association to sponsor a free workshop on October 6, 2005 from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. The workshop entitled, “Holistic Assessment: How Does Spirituality Play A Role?” will discuss how social service professionals can incorporate clients’ spirituality into the assessment and work phases of their practice. Licensed social workers can attain 3.0 continuing education units (CEUs) upon completion of this workshop. An agency informational fair will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with social service organizations from around the Chicagoland area. For more information or to register, please contact Jennifer Fahy at 708.239.4850 or Jennifer.Fahy@trnty.edu no later than Thursday, September 22.

 

SPORTS NEWS

EENIGENBURG TOPS SCORING RECORD
Senior forward Jessica Eenigenburg adds one more honor to her long list of soccer accomplishments as she became Trinity Christian College’s leading goal scorer over the weekend. Eenigenburg, who already holds the individual season and career scoring records for the women’s soccer program, has reached a career total of 88 goals, surpassing the mark of 86 goals set by men’s soccer player Scott Stan (1985-88). 

 

WOMEN’S SOCCER SUFFERS FIRST LOSS, THEN RECORDS FIRST SEASON SHUT-OUT  
In the first conference contest of the season on September 14, the Trolls put their record on the line against Trinity International University, a perennial CCAC favorite. It was a well-fought and evenly matched game that ended in a 2-1 loss for the Trolls. The team then faced Bethany Lutheran College (MN) in a home contest on September 16. The Trolls controlled the ball the entire game for a 9-0 victory. Although the women’s soccer team had won a number of games by large scoring margins, they had not been able to record a shut-out until this game. The team is now 7-1-1 for the season. The women travel to Calumet College of St. Joseph this afternoon to play at 2 p.m. Tomorrow they will host Iowa Wesleyan at 7 p.m.

 

MEN’S SOCCER CRUISES BY BETHANY LUTHERAN
For the fourth time this season, the Trolls held their opponent scoreless. This time is was a 4-0 shut-out over Bethany Lutheran College (MN) on Friday, September 16. The team is now 5-1-1 overall. They host Illinois Institute of Technology at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 24.

 

VOLLEYBALL GETS SECOND CONFERENCE VICTORY

The Trolls are off to a good start in the conference standings as they picked up their second CCAC victory in as many matches last Tuesday, September 13. The positive outcome was against Judson College in a four-game match, 30-22, 30-26, 21-30, 30-28. During the Judson College Quadrangular Tournament over the weekend, the Trolls grabbed the first of their three matches. The victory came against Concordia University (MI) in a 3-game match with scores of 30-22, 30-27, 30-24. The following two matches were losses to conference opponents, Trinity International University (31-29, 21-30, 22-30, 23-30) and Judson (24-30, 18-30, 17-30). The team is now 6-11 for the season. Come cheer on the Trolls against Illinois Institute of Technology tonight at 7:30 p.m. and this weekend, September 23-24, at home during the Troll Invitational.

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

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: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/ 

 

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