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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--October 18, 2005

October 18, 2005

"The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry; the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:15-18 NIV




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.


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 or Tim Walker at 708.239.4782 or



On Friday, November 4, Dr. Paul Jones, music director at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be on campus for a Reformation Hymn Festival, sponsored by the Church Connection Initiative at Trinity and the music department. At 3:30 p.m. he will present a lecture "Hymnody in a Post-Hymnody World" in the Grand Lobby and will lead a hymn festival "Reformation Hymns Old and New."


Singers: The Reformation Hymn Festival on Friday evening will include a festival choir composed of the Trinity honors ensemble, members of the Trinity community, and singers from local church choirs. Community members are invited to be part of this choir, which will sing an anthem composed by Dr. Jones and also will lead in the hymn singing. Rehearsal will be Thursday, November 3, at 7 p.m. in the Van Namen Recital Hall. For more information or to sign up, contact Dr. Mark Peters in the music department at or 708.239.4875.



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.



Volleyball Team Recognized for High Academic Achievement

The Trinity volleyball team was once again honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association after receiving the 2004-005 Game PlanŽ/AVCA Team Academic Award in September. The award was presented to the college team for "matching dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom." Read more about this award on our Web site at



More than 375 people from Northwest Indiana, Wisconsin, and the greater Chicago area came to Trinity seeking better ways to serve the Lord through preaching, worship, service, and leadership development on Wednesday, October 5. "Faith Engaged: The Church in Today's World," a mini-conference held by the Church Connection Initiative at Trinity, served as a liaison between local churches and the College, bringing in a variety of speakers aimed at strengthening local churches and encouraging both pastors and parishioners. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at



In a world increasingly focused on graduating college students who can earn high salaries, choosing a career in ministry can be difficult. That's why the Church Connection Initiative at Trinity decided to address such an issue at "Faith Engaged: The Church in Today's World," a mini-conference for pastors and staff, held at the College October 5. Read more on our Web site at



Bringing spirituality into the workplace can be a tough task, especially for those who interact with people from a variety of backgrounds. That is why the department of social work at Trinity Christian College and Hull House Association co-sponsored a free workshop for social service professionals, Thursday, October 6. More than 100 people and 15 organizations attended the event, which focused on helping specialists incorporate spirituality into their careers. See our Web site at for more information.



Students ready to "let loose" gathered for five entertaining hours at this year's Trollstock, held on Wednesday, October 12. Chomping on a picnic dinner of brats, barbecue chicken sandwiches, potato salad, and caramel apples was just part of the evening, as musicians played for a crowd of more than 200. Check out our Web site at for the whole story and pictures.




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 . Find a list of past award recipients on our Web site at and




If you have not receivedhaven't gotten a phone call from this year's Phonathon, you will soon. Student callers started contacting alumni and friends of the College in early September, and donations committed to the Trinity Fund already total over $44,500. Please pray for this year's Phonathon and the students that the Trinity Fund supports. For more information, please see our Web site at



Athletics Supports Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

The athletics department has set aside the men's soccer game against Trinity International University on Wednesday, October 19, as a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. The NAIA has designated October as Katrina Relief Month and is asking schools across the nation to assist in raising funds for the NAIA schools affected by the hurricane. Trinity will give the revenue generated from the game's admission cost and received donations to this NAIA program. 


Eenigenburg Scores 100th Career Goal

Jessica Eenigenburg achieved a scoring milestone on October 15 when she scored her 100th career goal in a 5-0 victory over the University of St. Francis (IL). The senior forward entered the contest needing just one goal to reach that century mark. She got that opportunity 19 minutes into the game when she connected on a cross and sent the ball sailing into the net. Eenigenburg ended the game with one goal and one assist. 


Volleyball picks up three wins LAST week  

The Trolls picked up another conference win on Tuesday, October 11, as they took care of Robert Morris College (IL) in a three-game match, 30-22, 30-21, 30-15. The positive play continued on Thursday, as the women faced Houghton College (NY). It took four games to defeat them, but the Trolls got the job done. They came out strong and took the first two games, 30-22, 30-23, and then faltered to lose game three, 30-27. The fourth game was tight, but the Trolls took charge and got the win, 30-25. Over the weekend, the Trolls played in four matches in the Fall Break Tournament at Taylor University (IN). Their opening match was a loss to Huntington University (IN), 31-29, 25-30, 28-30, 13-30. They next took on Trevecca Nazarene University (TN) and lost in three games, 18-30, 20-30, 15-30. The team started Saturday with a victory over Oakland City University (IN), 30-23, 30-19, 30-15. In their final match they lost in three games to Indiana Wesleyan University, 27-30, 22-30, 18-30. The Trolls are now 11-22 for the season. Come out and cheer on the women tonight at St. Xavier University at 7 p.m. This weekend, Trinity hosts the NCCAA Regionals. The Trolls play Judson College at 4 p.m. on Friday.


Cross Country Competes at Olivet Nazarene University 

The cross country teams ran in the Olivet Nazarene University Tiger Invitational on Saturday. The four individuals on the men's team all ran season best times in what was one of the difficult courses yet this season. Rich Visser finished fifth with time of 27:58.6. The women's team finished in fourth place overall with Carrie Flowers leading the team in 30th place with a time of 21:46.1. 


Women's Soccer score Three shutouts and a record-breaking week

The women's soccer team started out strong on Monday, October 10, with their fifth shutout, a 4-0 conference win over Illinois Institute of Technology. On Wednesday, the Trolls picked up their 12th win of the season, breaking the school record for most wins in a season, set in 2003. This win was their second shutout of the week and sixth of the season, a 3-0 victory over conference opponent Olivet Nazarene University. On Saturday, the Trolls held their opponent without a goal for the seventh time in the last nine games. This shutout was a 5-0 victory over the University of St. Francis (IL). The Trolls now move to fourth place in the CCAC standings at 5-3 (12-3-1 overall) with one conference game left in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tonight at 7 p.m. against Cardinal Stritch University.


Men's Soccer Grabs Two dramatic Wins

The Trolls used the very end of their 90 minutes to get a 2-0 conference victory over the University of St. Francis (IL) on Tuesday, October 11. After scoring early the Trolls spent the remaining time holding on to their lead. They did not create breathing room until the final minutes of the game when they secured their second goal. On Thursday, the Trolls left the crowd biting their nails once again. A goal scored in the final minute of the second overtime period gave the Trolls a 2-1 victory over Indiana Institute of Technology. The team led 1-0 after the first period only to have Indiana Tech tie the score late in the second period. Just when it seemed as the overtime periods would expire without another goal, the Trolls came up big with the game winner. The victory improves the team's record to 10-3-1. Check out the men's team in action at home against Trinity International University tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and on Friday at 3 p.m. against Finlandia University.


To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at:



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 p.m.

November 4 - Reformation Hymn Festival, Lecture: 3:30 p.m.; Concert: 7:30 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.


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