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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--October 4, 2005

October 4, 2005

"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips." Proverbs 27:1-2 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Faith Engaged COMES to campus October 5

Faith Engaged: The Church in Today's World, a mini-conference for pastors, staff, ministry leaders, laypersons, and the Trinity community, is this 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 also will 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.

 

QUIET IN THE LAND TAKES THE STAGE THIS FALL

Anne Chislett's 1983 play Quiet in the Land is a lovely and moving play about a small Amish farming community near Kitchener, Ontario, Canada during World War I. The play thoughtfully and provocatively engages complicated issues without providing easy answers; however, the play uses these questions to strongly invoke a dialogue about how faith is evidenced in everyday life. Performances will run November 10-12, and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fireside Chapel. Tickets can be purchased for $7 or $5 (students and seniors) by calling the bookstore at 708.239.4702.

 

TRINITY HOSTS DAVID CROWDER

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 8 p.m. Advance tickets 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.

 

CAMPUS NEWS

FRESHMEN RECORD LIFE AS A TROLL

If you've forgotten what life was like as a college student, or you would like to relive those days, check out the student journals online. Two Trinity freshmen, Caitlin Fillmore and Bob Nienhuis, will give us a peek into their lives by submitting periodic updates on the Web site. Read about their experiences at http://tcc.trnty.edu/studentlife/journals/

 

BANDS PLAY TO SEND MESSAGE OF HOPE

Those who walked into the Ozinga Chapel September 17 heard a different type of praise as Trinity co-sponsored "Ryan's Story," a free concert held to raise awareness of mental illness and suicide. The third annual concert was dedicated to the memory of Ryan Dignan, the son of Ken Dignan, pastor of Eagle Rock Community Church in Orland Park, Illinois. Ryan suffered from bipolar disorder. Read more about this ministry on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/092705/c.html

 

TRINITY HOSTS VISITORS FROM EIGHT STATES

More than 165 prospective students and parents from eight states flooded campus September 24 to experience Trinity during the first Parent Visit Day of the year. Rev. Tim Hoekstra, chaplain, opened with devotions at a welcome lunch and Dr. Mark Ward, associate provost, spoke about being prepared for the college experience. Check out the rest of the story on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/093005/index.html

 

TRINITY AND COLLEGE OF DUPAGE COLLABORATE IN ADULT STUDIES

Beginning this fall, Trinity Christian College and College of DuPage will collaborate to help C.O.D adult students earn a bachelor's degree in education along with their teaching certificate through Trinity's Adult Studies Education program. The agreement will allow C.O.D students to complete Trinity's program without having to drive to Palos Heights.  For more, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/092705/b.html

 

TRINITY MUSIC FACULTY DISPLAY TALENTS

How better to get to know the musical talents of Trinity music professors than to hear them perform. On Wednesday, September 28, students, faculty, and staff were treated to performances in the Van Namen Recital Hall by music department faculty for just that purpose. Read the entire story on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/100305/    

 

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 already total over $25,000. 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.

 

SPORTS NEWS

SOCCER TEAMS IN THE RATINGS

The success of the Trinity Christian College women's and men's soccer teams is getting noticed as the teams received recognition in the ratings at the end of September. Both of the teams placed in the top five of the NAIA Region VII rankings and made the top 10 of the NCCAA national rankings.

 

WOMEN'S SOCCER PUSHES ROBERT MORRIS TO OVERTIME

The women's soccer team did all they could last Saturday to upset Robert Morris College, the defending conference champions and the 12th ranked team in the nation. The Trolls matched the Eagles goal for goal during regulation play. They worked through a first 10 minute overtime period before losing 3-2 in the second overtime. The Trolls are now 9-2-1 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

 

MEN'S SOCCER MARKS WIN AND LOSS ON THE ROAD

After scoring a win during a conference game at Robert Morris College-Springfield (IL) last Thursday, the Trolls took their 2-0 conference record on the road Saturday to play at Judson College (IL), the team leading the conference. Judson took control of the first half the game and scored a goal late in that period. That goal was enough to make the difference as the game ended in a 1-0 Trinity loss. The team is now 7-2-1 overall and 2-1 in the CCAC.

 

CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT LOYOLA LAKEFRONT

The cross country runners joined hundreds of other runners in the 33rd Annual Sean Early Loyola Lakefront Invitational last Saturday. The Trolls competed in the maroon division that consisted of 310 runners for the women and 254 runners for the men. Individually five of the eight Trolls recorded their best times of the season. Carrie Flowers was the top Trinity finisher in the 5K women's race in 127th place with a time of 21:22.0 and Rich Visser finished in 75th place at 28:06.0 in the 8K men's event. 

 

VOLLEYBALL STRUGGLES AGAINST TRINITY INTERNATIONAL  

For the third time this season the Trolls faced the Trojans of Trinity International University and for the third time this season they lost. This match on September 27 was an important one as it was a part of the conference schedule. The Trolls struggled from the beginning and failed to take control of any of the match's three games. As a result they lost, 21-30, 15-30, 17-30, and dropped to 6-16 overall and 2-2 in the conference. 

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

October 5 - Faith Engaged

October 6 - Art gallery opening and lecture by artist Edgar Boeve, 6 p.m.

October 7-8 - Francese de Paula SOLER recital, 2:30 p.m. (Friday), 7:30 p.m. (Saturday)

October 22 - Southwest Symphony Concert, 8 p.m.

October 23 - Multicultural concert, 2 p.m.

October 25 - John Suk-President's Tour Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m.

October 28-30 ­­- Family Weekend

October 28 ­­- Band concert, 7:30 p.m.

October 28 ­­- Midnight madness alumni basketball games, 10 p.m.

October 29 ­­- Alumni pancake breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

October 29 ­­- Trinity Athletics Club (TAC) luncheon, 12 p.m.

October 29 - Chamber Music Concert, 1:30 p.m.

October 30 - Choral concert, 3:30 p.m.

November 7 - Dr. Herma Williams-Diversity Lecture Series, 10 a.m.

November 10-12, 17-19 - Fall Theatre Production - "- "Quiet In the Land"," 7:30 p.m. 

November 11 - David Crowder Band in concert, 8 p.m.

 

For more information on any of these upcoming events, please see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/ 

 

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