October 7, 2008
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
"Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving."
We here at Trinity have just concluded an exciting and action-packed weekend. The new Art and Communications Center was dedicated on Friday and Jubilation, Trinity's annual event for celebration and giving, was also held on campus. We were able to showcase the many new facilities here on campus: the Bootsma Bookstore Cafe, the Meyer Health Clinic, the renovated Molenhouse Student Center, and the aforementioned Art & Communications Center. (If you have not had a chance to visit campus recently and see these great new facilities, I would highly recommend it and would be glad to give you a personal tour). The Trinity community has been so blessed by growth and new facilities and we are thankful!
At this weekend's Jubilation celebration, the new $31 million capital campaign, The Time is Now, was also highlighted and it is this tremendous undertaking that is the focus of my request to you today. As an alum, I ask that you would keep this institution in your prayers right now and in the months to come. It is my hope that you would always do this, but as Trinity embarks on a campaign for the future of the school in these uncertain times, your support in prayer is greatly needed. The verse above from Colossians describes the mentality that we have adopted here at Trinity and I pray that you would do the same; not only for Trinity but in all facets of your prayer life. Take some time on your knees today, and when you go to the Lord for help, remember to also thank him for the gifts he has given.
ALUMNI EVENT ALERT: ALUMNI SPORTS WEEKEND/TROLL-GATING
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 18th and this year's version of troll-gating. Throughout the day, alumni from various Trinity sports will be engaged with each other and current players in the alumni soccer (men's and women's) and baseball games. That evening, both varsity teams will play a doubleheader against Robert Morris and the Alumni Office will be having a FREE cookout for all alums and their families. An inflatable jump house will also be available during the day's festivities for the kids. For a schedule of events visit our website at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/100308/. Contact Travis Bandstra, email@example.com, for additional information.
REQUEST FOR ALUMNI SUBMISSIONS TO LITERARY ARTS JOURNAL
Marissa De Haan, junior English student, is compiling a literary arts journal for Trinity and she would like to open a portion to alumni submissions. If you have poems, short stories, opinion essays, or art (may be any medium, as long as it is a photograph of the piece), please send them via e-mail attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information or to answer any questions, contact Marissa via email.
REQUESTING YOUR STORIES-CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Dr. Dan Diephouse is editing a book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Trinity's founding in 1959. He would like to include some personal stories from alumni from various years recounting memories of their time on campus. Here are some topics to prompt your memories: stories about special classes, student pranks, the Troll, interim experiences, the philosophy wars, experiences with students or with professors, concerts, lectures, fund raisers, athletic events, OPUS, Fine Arts Festivals, chapels, drama, dorm life, apartment life, overseas programs, Chicago experiences, Palos Heights experiences, Trinity building experiences, times before Trinity computers and even telephones were available to every student and every faculty member. Send your stories to Dr. Diephouse at email@example.com.
STEVE GREEN CONCERT RAISES VOICES…AND FUNDS FOR BIBLES
On September 19, more than 1,100 people filled the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium to listen to the Dove award-winning Christian artist Steve Green. The concert, hosted by Bible League and underwritten by Bridgewater Rentals and Productions, was held to provide Bibles and increase awareness about the organization that annually provides Bibles to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. For more info, visit our website: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/092608/
IRONS OAKS TRIP PRESENTS CHALLENGES, TEACHES LESSONS
Experiential learning in the form of service projects and internships is an integral part of a Trinity education. For the students in Orientation to Psychology, however, a unique and powerful learning experience was presented through a recent outing to Irons Oaks environmental learning center in Olympia Fields, Illinois. To read more, visit our website at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/100208/
CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL FELLOW ANNOUNCED: REBECCA VANDERWILT
With two previous Chicago Humanities festivals to her credit, Rebecca VanderWilt '10 of Freeport, Illinois, is looking forward to attending her third. Through a program sponsored by the Associated Colleges of Illinois, VanderWilt has once again been named the ACI Humanities Fellow.
TO VIEW ALL CAMPUS EVENTS, VISIT THE NEW ONLINE CALENDAR
DUNLAP'S DUMPLING NIGHT TO SPONSOR STUDENT MISSIONS
The Bootsma Bookstore Cafe at Trinity Christian College will be hosting another Dunlap's Dumpling Night on Friday, October 17! This event will help sponsor three students traveling to Malawi, Africa, to work with local business men and women to improve their communities. The evening is sponsored by the College's Rotaract Club. For additional information, visit our website at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/100108/
WORLDVIEW SERIES 2008: MONDAYS IN OCTOBER
Trinity's annual WorldView series is a community and college series for film, word, and music. WorldView 2008 will focus on forgiveness. Events are scheduled for each Monday in October at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Ozinga Chapel. "WorldView intersects faith and society," said Beth Decker '67, director of the series. "It is an opportunity for people to hear about subjects that will make them think." For more info and a schedule of events, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/081908/
FAMILY WEEKEND: OCTOBER 23 - 26, 2008
Please direct questions about Family Weekend to Celeste DeBoer, Coordinator of Student Services at 708.239.4704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a schedule of events visit our website at tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/071708/
CLASSICAL ORGANIST DIANE BISH IN CONCERT
Concert and recording artist, composer, conductor, and international television personality Diane Bish is one of today's most influential classical organists. She will perform on Trinity's 46-rank pipe organ on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium.
For more info and a video of past performances, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/081508/
CCIT PLANS EVENTS FOR CHURCH LEADERS
The Church Connection Initiative at Trinity has planned a variety of seminars and workshops for church leaders this fall. For more information, contact Jane Voss at 708.293.4907, or e-mail email@example.com. Detailed event info available at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091008a/
SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT OFFERS WORKSHOP
Rebuilding Communities Together Keynote speaker Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington, editor-in-chief of the new journal Environmental Justice will present on the topic "Environmental Justice and Public Health in the New Millennium" on Friday, October 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium.
ALUMNI SPORTS WEEKEND/TROLL-GATING
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 18th and this year's version of troll-gating. Throughout the day, alumni from various Trinity sports will be engaged with each other and current players in the alumni soccer (men's and women's) and baseball games. That evening, both varsity soccer teams will play a doubleheader against Robert Morris and the Alumni Office will be having a FREE cookout for all alums and their families. An inflatable jump house will also be available during the day's festivities for the kids. For a schedule of events visit our website at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/100308/. Contact Travis Bandstra, firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information.
The Senior Academy of Learning at Trinity is offering the following classes for fall. The ever-growing popularity of these courses draws more and more people from the community. For more information on courses schedule and registration, contact Ruth DeBruyn at 708.239.4827, or e-mail email@example.com.
TO VIEW ALL CAMPUS EVENTS, VISIT THE NEW ONLINE CALENDAR
HANNAH GONZALES EARNS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Freshman goalkeeper Hannah Gonzales was named the women's soccer CCAC Defensive Player of the Week for September 22-27. For the week, Gonzales was in the goal for the team's two shut-out victories, a 7-0 win over Illinois Institute of Technology and a 3-0 win over Trinity International University. For more info, visit our website at: athletics.trnty.edu/index.php/News/Hannah-Gonzales-Earns-Player-of-the-Week-Honors.html
TO KEEP UP ON ALL TROLL SPORTS AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR SEASONS, visit the athletics website at: athletics.trnty.edu/
EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR AT CPCS
Crown Point Christian School (CPCS) in Crown Point, IN is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Education Administrator. Responsibilities of the Education Administrator position includes, but are not limited to, the development and implementation of a strategic plan for educational excellence and a continuing educational improvement plan. For additional information, please visit our website at www.crownpointchristian.org. If you are interested please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
TRINITY JOB OPENINGS
ADMINISTRATIVE/FACULTY POSITION in ADULT STUDIES EDUCATION
Position: Adult Studies Coordinator, which has both administrative and faculty responsibilities, in Adult Studies Education at the downtown site in Chicago, IL. This is an 11-month position that starts in fall 2008 as a part-time position, with the potential to become full-time depending on enrollment.
For more info on this position and other job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings