From: Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15086528-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 4:21 PM
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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--August 21, 2007


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

UPCOMING EVENTS
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
Trinity 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.

CHEER ON ALUMNI ATHLETES AT THE FALL ALUMNI ATHLETICS GAMES
Our 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.

The 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 ruth.debruyn@trnty.edu.

CAMPUS NEWS
TRINITY MOVES UP IN RANKING OF AMERICA'S BEST COLLEGES
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 COLLEGE
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 at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/080607/

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
New 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
Students 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/

ALUMNI NEWS
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 alumni@trnty.edu.

WANTED: 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 travis.bandstra@trnty.edu with photos and new information.

JOB OPENINGS
ASSOCIATE DEAN OF EDUCATION
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 provost@trnty.edu.

FINANCIAL AID COORDINATOR
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 60463.

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about these job openings and others online at tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings

MISCELLANEOUS
PARTNER 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 PROGRAM
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.

SAVE THE DATE
August 31 -- Convocation, 10 a.m.
September 5 -- Celebration of Cultures, 5 p.m.
September 12 -- WorldView at Trinity series--Watoto Children's Choir, 7:30 p.m.
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.
September 28-29 -- Joni and Friends Disability Ministry Summit 2007
September 29 -- Alumni baseball and softball games, 11 a.m.
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 -- Jubilation! 2007
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
October 25-28 -- Family Weekend
October 25 -- WorldView at Trinity series--"The Reckoning: Remembering the Dutch Resistance," 7:30 p.m.
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.

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

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