October 12, 2004
“In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:11-12 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

TRINITY FAMILY INVITED TO SPEND THE WEEKEND

Parents, grandparents, and friends of the College are invited to campus for Family Weekend, October 29-31. 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’s Timmermans’ backyard. The annual association meeting will also be held on Friday, October 29, at 7 p.m.

 

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT—Don’t forget about the men’s and women’s alumni basketball games over Family Weekend. Come on over to the gym on Friday, October 29 at 9 p.m.

 

Antigone attracts audiences to Fireside Chapel in November  

Mark your calendar for the communication arts department’s theatre production of Sophocles' Antigone on November 11-13 and 18-20 in the Fireside Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Come see German author Bertolt Brecht’s updated WWII setting of this classic play. It is sure to be a powerful performance of one of literature's most lasting and thought provoking tragedies. Tickets are available for $7 ($5 for students and seniors) beginning October 21 by contacting Trinity’s bookstore at 708.239.4702. Limited seating is available.

 

SHAKIN’ IT UP WITH THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

Travel downtown with alumni on Saturday, November 13 to see The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Theater-goers will leave from campus by coach and return after the play. On the way to Navy Pier, English professor Mark Jones will provide a play synopsis and context. Limited tickets are available for $65 per person; make your reservations by contacting Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or travis.bandstra@trnty.edu .

 

CHRISTMASTIDE TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Come and celebrate Christmastide with us on Saturday, December 4. Trinity’s Christmas music offering to the community will offer performances at 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets are now available for $10 by calling Karen in the development office at 708.239.4806. Seats are general admission; doors open an hour before each performance.

 

CAMPUS NEWS

VAN OORT HUMBLED BY PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

When Rachel Van Oort learned that she was named the Lincoln Academy of Illinois student laureate at Trinity for 2004-05, she was stunned. President Steven Timmermans and philosophy professor Aron Reppmann ’92, director of the honors program, informed her that she won the prestigious distinction because of her academic excellence and campus contributions. Read more on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/101104/

 

ART REFLECTS COMMUNITY FACES AT CHICAGO POLICE STATION

The face of the Gresham police station in Chicago now highlights the faces of the people who live in that neighborhood on the city’s South Side, thanks to Trinity art department chairman John Bakker. See our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/100804/ for more.

 

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES PERMIT FOR PARKING PLAN

The Palos Heights City Council gave unanimous approval September 21 for a permit that paves the way for the College to build a parking lot on five acres of property near the north end of campus. Trinity reached an agreement earlier this year to purchase the parcel of land, which sits immediately east of Trinity’s maintenance building. The acquisition was contingent upon the city granting a special-use permit to convert the property into a parking lot. The College intends to provide parking for 180 vehicles to offset the loss of 90 spaces when construction on the Art and Communication Center begins. For more information, please see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/100704/

 

SPELLER ENCOURAGES FACULTY TO EMBRACE DIVERSITY

Dr. Julia Speller, professor of public ministry at Chicago Theological Seminary, applauded Trinity’s efforts to achieve diversity and encouraged nearly 30 faculty and staff member to remain committed to that goal during the first of the College’s diversity lecture series October 4. Read more on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/100604/

 

ALUMNI NEWS

ALUMNI CELEBRATE DAY OF ATHLETICS, FOOD, AND FELLOWSHIP

The scent of grilled bratwursts brought alumni, current students, and friends to campus on Saturday, October 2 for a series of athletics contests. The athletics department and the alumni office teamed up to sponsor a doubleheader for alumni baseball and a good-spirited alumni vs. alumni soccer game. The day’s activities also featured a men’s and women’s soccer game. In between all of the excitement on the field, the alumni office fired up the grills and alumni board members served over 400 brats and hotdogs at the “troll-gating” party. Check out pictures and additional information on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/events/past.html

 

2005 ALUMNI DIRECTORY IN FINAL STAGES

The gathering of information is almost complete for the 2005 Trinity Christian College Alumni Directory. Expect to receive an e-mail, mailing, or a phone call by the end of November when you will have the opportunity to update your information. If you are still planning to call Harris Publishing (800.669.8755) to confirm/update your info, you have until December 6 to make changes. The directory will be completed and mailed out in April 2005. If you have any questions about the directory process, contact the alumni office at alumni@trnty.edu.

 

ALUMNI BOARD TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR

Do you know a Trinity alum who is really making a difference in the world? The alumni board will soon select its Alumnus of the Year 2005 and needs your suggestions. The award recipient is chosen by looking at the following criteria: has made a significant contribution to their field of endeavor (“significant contribution” could be outstanding contributions for the benefit of Trinity alumni); is recognized by their associates for outstanding achievements; and manifests a Christian commitment that reflects honor upon Trinity Christian College. Nominations should be received before this Friday, October 15. If you would like to submit a nomination to the alumni board, please forward the name and reasons why you feel this alum fits the criteria to Kelly Triezenberg at travis.bandstra@trnty.edu or tcc.alumni@trnty.edu.

 

ALUMNI PROFILE

Rev. Alvin Love ’82—Counting the Cost of Education

The term “work-study” has a totally different meaning to Rev. Alvin Love ’82 than it does for the typical college student. While most people think of an on-campus job that requires perhaps 10 hours a week, those two words describes Love’s priorities – in that order – while he was a student at Trinity. Read more about Rev. Love and other alumni at http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/profiles/love/

 

SPORTS NEWS

Men’s Soccer looks to finish season Strong

The men’s soccer team was in conference action last Wednesday at Saint Xavier University (IL), a team that is undefeated in the conference. The Trolls fought hard and gave this opponent a challenge before losing the 2-1 decision. On Saturday, in the first ever men’s soccer match up between the Trinity Christian and Davenport University (MI), the Trolls took care of business with a 2-1 win. It was a non-conference victory that gives the team a 5-8-1 overall record with four regular season games left to play. They play Olivet Nazarene University at home on Saturday at 2 p.m.

 

Women’s Soccer fights for third place

Coming off a big win in overtime against Saint Xavier University on Tuesday, the Trolls were set keep their third place conference standings as they played at Olivet Nazarene University (IL) on Thursday. However Olivet was also fighting for that spot in the standings and came out ahead in this contest. The Trolls lost the game 1-0. They are now 7-9 overall and 5-3 in the conference with one CCAC game left to play at home tomorrow at 3 p.m. against Robert Morris College.

 

Soccer Athletes Honored as NCCAA Player of the Week

Each week the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) honors an athlete in each sport for their outstanding contributions in their sport during that week of play. Recently two soccer athletes, Adam Braun, a junior from Palatine, Illinois and Jessica Eenigenburg, a junior from Cedar Lake, Indiana have been chosen for this honor. 

 

Volleyball splits scores this week

The women’s volleyball picked up another conference win last Tuesday as they easily moved by Robert Morris College (IL) in a 3-game match, but failed to make it two wins this week as they lost to Taylor University (Upland, IN) on the road on Thursday. The game scores were 25-30, 20-30, 21-30. With the loss the team is now 8-17 for the season. 

 

Volleyball Team Recognized for Academic Achievement 

The 2003-04 volleyball team was the recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. Each year the AVCA honors teams who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom. To qualify for the award the team must have at least a 3.3 overall GPA for the year. The 2003 Trinity Christian College volleyball exceeded that goal with a 3.6 GPA for their work in the classroom through both semesters. The team was honored with individual certificates as well as with a plaque commemorating this recognition. 

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

October 29-31 – Family Weekend

October 29 – Alumni men’s and women’s basketball games—9 p.m.

October 30 – Alumni breakfast—7:30-10 a.m.

November 11-13, 18-20 – Fall Play—Antigone—7:30 p.m.

November 11 – Opening reception for guest artist Tim Van Laar—7 p.m.

November 13 – Shakespeare outing—The Merry Wives of Windsor

November 20 – Fall Arts & Crafts Fair—9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

November 21 – Calvin College/Trinity Christian College Band Concert—4 p.m.

December 4 – Christmastide—4 and 8 p.m.

December 9 – String Ensemble Concert—7:30 p.m.

December 11 – Tea Around the Tree

December 18 – Fall Commencement—10 a.m.

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

 

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