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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--September 26, 2006

September 26, 2006

". . . whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:43-45 NIV 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
TRINITY INITIATES NEW CHURCH CONNECTION

Can we be Reformed and missional? Reverend Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, general secretary for the Reformed Church in America, explores that question as part of the Church Connection Initiative at Trinity on Wednesday, September 27, at 7:30 p.m. The CCIT event begins at 3:30 p.m. with a mini-conference for church leadership, laypersons, faculty, staff, and students in the Ozinga Chapel. See our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091806/index.html for more information.

 

FALL ALUMNI WEEKEND PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 29-30

It's time for the Trinity Christian College fall alumni weekend! The alumni board of directors will conduct the annual alumni association meeting in the Board Room at 1:15 p.m. this Friday, September 29 and immediately after the association meeting, the board will convene. Both meetings are open to all alumni.

 

The action begins on Saturday, September 30, so plan on coming to campus for alumni athletics games in four different sports and a free "Troll-gating" lunch barbecue. 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.

 

Check out these games: alumni baseball game, Trinity baseball field: 10 a.m.; alumni softball game, Trinity softball field: 10 a.m.; Varsity women's soccer vs. Northland Baptist (WI), stadium field: 12 p.m.; FREE "Troll-gating" barbecue, outside the stadium field: 12-2:30 p.m.; Men's soccer vs. Northland Baptist (WI), stadium field: 2 p.m.; Junior varsity women vs. alumni women's soccer game, Cheyenne field: 2:30 p.m.; alumni men's soccer game, Cheyenne field: 4:30 p.m.; alumni volleyball game, Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium: 5:30 p.m.; Volleyball vs. Concordia University (OR), Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium: 7 p.m.

 

TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK GEARS UP FOR NEXT EVENT 

Is there a conflict between God and profit? Where should Christian business leaders weigh in on the issue? You are invited to search for answers to those questions at the next Trinity Business Network (TBN) event at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby. Bill Pollard, former CEO of Wheaton, Illinois-based ServiceMaster Corporation, will talk about his new book, "Serving Two Masters? Reflections on God and Profit." Get more information on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/083106/index.html.

 

PROFESSOR TRUMPETS EARLY AMERICAN BRASS MUSIC

Trinity Christian College invites you to explore America's musical roots. Dr. Kenneth Austin, professor of music, and Paul Maybery, a world authority on early American brass music, will hold a lecture recital titled "A Musical Inquiry into the Past: The Yankee Olio" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, in the Van Namen Recital Hall. Admission is free. See more information on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091406/index.html

 

TRINITY TAKES ON CALVIN AT THE UNITED CENTER

Wear your Trinity blue when Trinity's men's basketball team plays Calvin College at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, December 15. The teams will face off at 3 p.m. before the Chicago Bulls home game against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. If you purchase tickets for the Trinity-Calvin game, you will also be admitted to the Bull-Bucks contest. Tickets are limited and can be purchased for $30 and $45 by calling the Trinity athletics department at 708.239.4779.

 

In between the Trinity game and the Bulls game, come join Trinity staff for dinner at Moretti's Ristorante and Pizzeria (1645 W. Jackson, which is approximately 0.5 miles from the United Center so walking is possible). No RSVP is required. Individuals are responsible for their own food and beverage cost. We hope to see you there!

 

CAMPUS NEWS

TRINITY RANKED AMONG AMERICA'S BEST COLLEGES

U.S. News & World Report ranked Trinity Christian College as one of the top Midwest comprehensive colleges in the latest release of "America's Best Colleges." The national magazine moved Trinity up three spaces to No. 35 of all colleges and universities in the Midwest that offer a wide range of degree programs in the liberal arts and professional fields such as business, nursing, and education. For more information, check out our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/082306a/index.html

 

CELEBRATION OF CULTURES

Trinity's commitment to diversity became readily apparent at the third annual Celebration of Cultures event on Thursday, September 7. The Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel was all decked out in colorful displays with a dinner as diverse as its guests. Among other things, the menu included Moroccan chicken, collard greens, boiled Dutch apples, and tamales. Read the rest of the story on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/090706/cultures.html

 

CAMPUS GROUPS SEEK NEW RECRUITS

On September 1, the campus was full of students bouncing through an inflatable obstacle course and competing in an inflatable bungee/basketball court on the campus Commons. Hundreds of students strolled along the sidewalks browsing through information on tables sponsored by student organizations, such as the Social Justice Chapter and the Creation Care Coalition, and members of the Palos community, including Jimmy John's, Fifth Third Bank, and Orland Park Christian Reformed Church. The students enjoyed a delicious picnic dinner, provided by Creative Dining, free cotton candy, popcorn, and sno-kones. See photos on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/090106a/infofair.html

 

ALUMNI NEWS

ALUMNI BOARD TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR ANNUAL AWARDS

Do you know a Trinity alum who is really making a difference in the world? The alumni board wants your input for the 2006 Alumnus/a of the Year. Nominees should be making or have made significant contributions to their fields of endeavors (which may benefit other Trinity alumni); be recognized by their associates for outstanding achievements; and manifest a Christian commitment that reflects honor on Trinity Christian College.

 

Is there a Trinity faculty or staff member who has influenced your life? In addition to this award, the board also annually recognizes three current and former faculty and staff members who have made an impact on Trinity alumni with the Honorary Alumni Award. In the past, the alumni board has nominated the award recipients, but this year they are requesting nominations from the alumni association.

 

Nominations for both awards should be submitted before Friday, October 20. Forward the names and reasons why you believe your nominees meet the criteria to travis.bandstra@trnty.edu .

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

PHONATHON 2006 BEGINS CALLING

It's that time of year again, and our 18 student callers are busy calling alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of the College with hope of obtaining pledges for our Trinity Fund.  This year, our goal is to raise $125,000. Having only called two weeks, we have already raised almost $10,000! Please keep our student callers and our financial goal in your prayers throughout the year. For more information about the Trinity Fund or other giving opportunities, contact Emily DeVos at 708.239.4802 or emily.devos@trnty.edu.

 

SPORTS NEWS

WOMEN'S SOCCER CONTINUES TO RAKE IN THE WINS
For the third time this week the Trolls have taken to the field and for the third time they have been victorious. After beating Hannibal-LaGrange College (MO) with a 1-0 victory and Olivet Nazarene University (IL) 2-1, this latest win was a 6-0 victory over conference opponent Cardinal Stritch University (WI) on Saturday. The team hammered 31 shots at the goal, while holding the Wolves to just two attempts. Two of the shots found the mark in the first half and the other four counters were spread throughout the second period. The win makes the Trolls 9-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference. 

 

MEN'S SOCCER HAS TOUGH WEEK WITH CONFERENCE PLAY
In their first conference match of the season on September 20, the men's soccer team was shut out by Saint Xavier University (IL) in a 2-0 game. Then last Saturday, the team battled the Wolves of Cardinal Stritch University in a scoreless game for the first 89 minutes of play. Just when it looked as if the game would go be pushed in overtime, Stritch came up with a goal in the final minute. With only seconds left on the clock the Trolls did not have time to counter and thus suffered the 1-0 conference loss. They are now 4-4 for the season and 0-2 in the conference. 

 

YOUNG VOLLEYBALL TEAM CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE 
The Trolls lost their third conference match of the season when they could not get by Judson College (IL) on September 19. It was a three-game match that ended with game scores of 18-30, 33-35, 16-30. Over the weekend, the Trolls played the gracious host in their own seven team tournament, but could not find a win. On Friday they faced Evangel University (MO) and Graceland University (IA), two teams that are receiving votes in the NAIA ratings. They pushed both of those teams to four games, but ended up with losses. Saturday's matches against McKendree College (IL) and Bethel College (IL) were hard fought, but again in the loss column. The Trolls are now 2-17 for the season. 

 

Cross Country Performs at Augustana Meet
In their largest meet of the season thus far the Trolls performed well at the Augustana College (IL) Brissman-Lundeen Invitational last Friday. It was a competitive field with 33 women's teams and 39 men's team, including a number of ranked teams from all divisions. The men's team finished in 21st place as all of the members of the team posting their fastest times of the season over the flat 8K course. The women, who ran in 6,000 meter instead of the normal 5K, finished in 27th place. 

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

September 27 - Faith Engaged

September 29-30 - Fall alumni weekend

October 3 - Trinity Business Network event with Bill Pollard, 8 a.m.

October 5 - Dr. Kenneth Austin and Paul Maybery lecture, 7:30 p.m.

October 6 - Jubilation!

October 26 - American Boychoir in concert, 7:30 p.m.

October 27-29 - Family weekend

December 2 - Christmastide

December 15 - Trinity v. Calvin basketball game at the United Center

February 2-3 - Homecoming 2007


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