October 14, 2009
NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:
"So then, just as you
received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up
in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with
thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and
deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic
principles of this world rather than on Christ."
-Colossians 2:6-8 (NIV)
I hope that you will join the campus community in our gratitude for the
opportunity to celebrate 50 years of Trinity over the past few weeks. The
stories and photos of this amazing weekend are in the next sections of this
newsletter for you to enjoy. As we continue celebrating, we also look ahead
and continue, as Paul said above in Colossians, basing our work and our philosophy
Travis Bandstra '06
Director of Alumni Relations
TRINITY CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
The 50th anniversary Jubilee celebration welcomed hundreds of alumni,
students, professors, and friends of the College over the weekend,
beginning with 1,400 guests at the formal dinner celebration and program on
Friday evening at Navy Pier in Chicago. For more info complete with
photo-gallery, visit our website.
JUBILEE HOMECOMING: IN PHOTOS
As part of the 50th anniversary Jubilee! Weekend, Trinity held its annual
Homecoming event on Saturday, October 3. For more info, complete with
photo-gallery, visit our website.
TRINITY ALUMNUS WINS EMMY AWARD
Kurt Schemper '97, a former Trinity Christian College communication arts
and theology major, received an Emmy for his work as a producer on
Intervention, the A&E Television Network docuseries. For more, visit
OPENINGS MAGAZINE LOOKING FOR ALUMNI SUBMISSIONS
"The time has come," the editors said, "to think of many
things, of poems, essays, and artwork too, to submit to Openings!"
Trinity's literary arts journal, Openings, is being compiled and
submissions are open to alumni. Submissions may be works of poetry,
prose, musical composition, essays, photographs, and everything
in-between. Any genre of writing is welcome, as is any medium of art,
as long as it is a photograph of the piece. Written submissions are
normally limited to 1000 words. Submissions can be sent via email to
by December 4th, 2009. For more information or to answer any
questions, contact Bethany or Natalia via email.
CHECK OUT TRINITY'S CAMPUS IN 3-D
A new 3-D flyover of campus has been created and is available to view online.
TROLLSTOCK DRAWS HUGE CROWD
Students, staff, and friends of the College gathered in the Ozinga Chapel
for the annual student talent show held Saturday, October 3. For more,
complete with photo-gallery, visit our website.
ART PROFESSOR CURATES DOWNTOWN SHOW
Professor Dayton Castleman recently co-curated a unique and highly
successful exhibit at Spoke, a gallery in the west loop of downtown
Chicago. For more, visit our website.
VERMEER FIRESIDE ROOM DEDICATED ON CAMPUS
A group of Trinity friends gathered for a dedication in the Fireside Room,
which has been renamed the Harry and Bernice Vermeer Fireside Room in honor
of the couple's dedication to Christian higher education at Trinity
Christian College. For more, visit our website.
TRINITY'S HIGH-SCHOOL CHICAGO PROGRAM REVISED
ChicagoQuest, formerly Chicago Trinity Adventure (CTA), is a four-week
program held in August, offering college credit to high school seniors and
incoming college freshmen in the context of the city of Chicago. For more,
visit our website.
BRIDGE TO BOOKSTORE CAFE DEDICATED
More than 50 friends of the College gathered on September 30 at the west
end of the new bridge connecting the Bootsma Bookstore Cafe for a
dedication service. For more, visit our website.
SOCCER TEAMS PREPARE FOR COSTA RICA TRIP
Members of Trinity's men's and women's soccer teams anticipate a trip to
Costa Rica for Interim in January, playing soccer and serving various
communities and organizations while spreading the gospel of Christ. For
more, visit our website.
FALL MUSICAL CONCERTS
The Fall Instrumental Concert, featuring the Wind Ensemble takes place on
Friday, October 23, at 7:30 pm in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium. A
Chamber Music Recital will take place on Saturday, October 24 at 4:00 pm in
the Van Namen Recital Hall. The Fall Choral Concert, featuring the Concert
Choir, Gospel Choir, and Honors Ensemble, will take place on Sunday,
October 25 at 3:00 pm in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium. For more
information, call Joanna Wigboldy at 708.239.4874.
FAMILY WEEKEND: OCT. 23-25
Join us on campus for the annual family weekend activities. Click for a schedule of events
WORLDVIEW SERIES - AT 7:00 EVERY MONDAY IN OCTOBER
10/19: Martin Marty, prominent interpreter of religion and culture
10/26: Bella Voce, adventuresome a cappella group
All events are free and open to the public.
For more information, call Beth Decker at 708.293.4908 or visit our website.
GREATALK!: NOV. 14
You're invited to participate in a workshop designed to revolutionize your
communication skills. The workshop will be held Saturday, November 14, at 9
a.m. in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel. Jeff Vankooten of Dynamic
Communicators Workshops will lead the participants in improving their
speaking skills. No experience, connections, or college degree is necessary
to participate. Cost is $97 per person and you must registrar prior to the
event. For more information or to register, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view all campus events, visit the Online Calendar at: http://redir.targetx.com/cgi-bin/email/redir.cgi?url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy50cm50eS5lZHUvY2FsZW5kYXI=
BECOME A TAC MEMBER
Join in supporting the Trinity athletics program by becoming a member of
the Trinity Athletics Club (TAC). Visit the TAC website for more information.
For updates on the current Troll sports in season, visit the athletics website.
For information on job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, visit