August 21, 2007
"Brothers, think of what you were
when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human
standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble
birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame
the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the
strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the
despised things--and the things that are not--to nullify the
things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is
because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become
for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness
and redemption." 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 NIV
WORLDVIEW AT TRINITY
Welcome to your 'world with
a view' at Trinity . . . WorldView at Trinity: a community and
college series for film, word and music will be hosted on our
campus this fall and will feature presentations that
illustrate God's restorative work in the lives around us. See
dates and event descriptions on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/071807b/
JONI EARECKSON TADA COMING TO OZINGA CHAPEL
will welcome Joni Eareckson Tada, founder and CEO of Joni and
Friends, to campus on September 28-29 for her Disability
Ministry Summit, co-hosted by the College's Church Connection
Initiative and the Alexander DeJong Center for Special
Education. Church staff, ministry leaders, workers in
disability-related fields, caregivers and persons with a
disability are encouraged to come hear keynote speakers Tada
and Nick Vujicic, founder and CEO of Life Without Limbs. For
information or to register, visit www.joniandfriends.org/summit.
ON ALUMNI ATHLETES AT THE FALL ALUMNI ATHLETICS GAMES
fall alumni athletics games are spread out over several dates
this year so come out and cheer on our alumni athletes as much
as you can! The alumni softball and baseball games are on
Saturday, September 29. The day will begin with baseball
alumni taking the field at 11 a.m. and the second game will
take place after lunch. The alumni softball game will be after
the current softball team plays in the afternoon.
soccer alumni will take the field on Saturday, October 13.
Plan on spending the afternoon and evening on campus for
alumni athletics games, current student games, and a free
"Troll-gating" barbecue. The schedule for the day is: Women's
Alumni Soccer game--alumni vs. JV team, 1 p.m.; Men's Alumni
Soccer game--alumni vs. alumni, 3 p.m.; Troll-gating at the
stadium field--FREE barbecue from the alumni office, 5-7:30
p.m.; Women vs. Trinity International University, 5 p.m.; Men
vs. Trinity International University, 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited; bring your family and friends to
come out and cheer on the Trolls. See our Web site at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/events/upcoming.html
for the entire schedule.
TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK
GEARS UP FOR NEXT EVENT
Join us at the next Trinity
Business Network (TBN) event on Tuesday, October 9, at 8:15
a.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby. Author, artist and
businessman Bob Israels will deliver an address titled, "How
You Can Recapture Your Dreams." For more information, call
708.239.4827, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRINITY MOVES UP IN RANKING OF AMERICA'S BEST
U.S. News & World Report ranked Trinity
Christian College as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in
the Midwest in the latest release of "America's Best Colleges"
for 2008. To read more, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/081707/
DONATED PAINTINGS TO BE AUCTIONED TO BENEFIT
The artist watched the woman wade into the river
with her two young children to witness the baptism of new
Christians in the communal waters of a Dominican river. This
moment became the inspiration for the painting "The Blessing,"
one of 28 pieces of art recently donated for auction by
nationally recognized and award winning artist and Trinity
alumna Marlene Boonstra '82. All proceeds from the auction
will help fund the building of Trinity's new Art and
Communication Center. Find more information on our Web site
WHEN EAST MEETS WEST AT TRINITY
What does it mean
to be culturally competent? To explore and define what this
means in the area of social services and in our communities,
the Department of Social Work recently co-sponsored a seminar
with Arab American Family Services of Burbank, Illinois. See
the rest of the story on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/081607/
MICHIGAN STUDENTS ENJOY A MID-SUMMER'S EVENT
and current students and their parents, Trinity staff, alumni,
and friends from West Michigan enjoyed an evening of food and
fellowship on Lake Michigan during the summer break. More than
40 visitors gathered at the West Olive cottage of Chuck and
Julie Geenen, parents of Kyle Geenen '10 of Holland, Michigan.
Find the whole story and photos on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/081607a/
RECENT GRAD WORKING WITH KURTIS PRODUCTION
participating in Trinity's Chicago Semester have the unique
opportunity to gain experiential learning through living and
working in the city. For Jordan Huenink '07 that meant landing
an internship with Kurtis Productions during his last
semester. The production company, founded by acclaimed CBS
news anchor and documentarian Bill Kurtis, has produced
programs for the History Channel, the A&E Network and
CNBC. See more on our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/073007/
NEW BY-LAWS ONLINE
The Alumni Board
of Directors has rewritten the by-laws for the Alumni
Association. Those new by-laws, to be approved by the Alumni
Association on Friday, September 28 during the Annual Alumni
Association meeting, can be viewed online at tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/board.html.
If you have questions or comments, please contact the alumni
office at 708.239.4854 or email@example.com.
ALUMNI CLASSNOTES--SEND US YOUR PHOTOS!
In addition to
requesting your Alumni Classnotes for the fall TRINITY
magazine, we also need great alumni photographs. Living in an
area far from Trinity? Send us a picture of you in your
Trinity-wear with your city's famous landmark. Or maybe your
former South Hall suitemates had a reunion and took a few
group photos--send them over! Graduate school grads, send us
your favorite commencement snapshot; teachers, share your
current class with us; newlyweds, show us your wedding photos.
Include a short description about what you're doing in the
photo, and what you're up to, and we'd love to feature it in
the upcoming magazine (space permitting). Contact Travis Bandstra
at 708.239.4854, via snail mail (Trinity Christian College,
Attn: Alumni Office, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL
60463), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with photos and new
ASSOCIATE DEAN OF
Trinity is seeking an associate dean of
education. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. and
teaching experience in K-12. Administrative experience and/or
higher education experience is desired. Responsibilities will
include: serving as the unit head for the teacher education
program; coordinating and leading department accreditation
actions; serving as chair of the educational/special education
department; teaching courses in areas of expertise. Direct
inquiries and requests for applications to Dr. Liz Rudenga,
Provost, Trinity Christian College, 6601 West College Drive,
Palos Heights, IL 60463. For more information, call
708.239.4839 or email email@example.com.
Trinity is seeking a full-time financial aid
coordinator to assist in the day-to-day operations of the
financial aid office. Responsibilities include: providing
counsel to students and parents; determining student
eligibility; packaging, certifying, administering, and
dispersing financial aid. Candidate will coordinate the state
and institutional scholarship programs. Must have strong oral
and written communication skills; bachelor's degree required.
Some knowledge of financial aid programs and strong technical
skills preferred. Experience using MS Excel and MS Access is
helpful. Visit our job openings webpage and submit required
paperwork to: Human Resources Department, Trinity Christian
College, 6601 West College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois
Trinity welcomes a response from diverse
candidates. Find more information about these job openings and
others online at tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings
WITH RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS IN INDIA
In January 2008, alumni
and friends are invited to join Trinity students and staff as
they minister to impoverished families in the vicinity of
Hyderabad, India. This two-week mission interim trip will
provide opportunities for professionals in nursing, education,
church ministry, business, and social work who are willing to
share both their faith and their talents. Cost for the trip is
estimated at $2000; interested individuals should contact
either student Jacinth Katta at 708.293.2199 or Nancy
Kwasteniet at 708.239.4765.
ADULT STUDIES OFFERS ESL
The Adult Studies department has just announced a
new program, beginning this fall. The new, accelerated English
as a Second Language/Bilingual (ESL/BL) program is offered to
certified teachers looking to achieve their ESL/BL endorsement
or approval in one year. For more information, call the Adult
Studies department at 708.239.4768 or visit our website: tcc.trnty.edu/adultstudies.
August 31 -- Convocation, 10 a.m.
-- Celebration of Cultures, 5 p.m.
September 12 --
WorldView at Trinity series--Watoto Children's Choir, 7:30
September 21 -- Black and White Dress-up Night--Greg
Ward Jazz Quartet, 7:30 p.m.
September 28 -- Alumni
Association and Alumni Board meetings, 1-5 p.m.
28-29 -- Joni and Friends Disability Ministry Summit
September 29 -- Alumni baseball and softball games, 11
October 4 -- "Twice Blessed" art exhibit opening and
reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
October 4 -- WorldView at Trinity
series--Dr. Donald Hopkins, 7:30 p.m.
October 5 --
October 9 -- Trinity Business Network
speaker Bob Israels, 8:15 a.m.
October 13 -- Fall Alumni
Weekend, alumni men's and women's soccer games
25-28 -- Family Weekend
October 25 -- WorldView at Trinity
series--"The Reckoning: Remembering the Dutch Resistance,"
October 26 -- Alumni men's and women's basketball
games, 10 p.m.
October 27 -- Educational Summit with Gary
Smit, Ed.D., 9-11:30 a.m.
October 27 -- Boonstra Art
Demonstration, 9-10:30 a.m.