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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--October 24, 2006

October 24, 2006

"Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever." Psalm 28: 6-9 NIV

 

PRAYERS REQUESTED FOR BRIAN VANDERVEEN '03

The prayers of the Trinity community have been requested by the parents of Brian VanderVeen '03. Brian is the construction worker that was injured on the Dan Ryan expressway last week Tuesday. He is in critical condition in the trauma intensive care unit at Stroger Hospital in Chicago. Brian graduated with a political science degree in May 2003 and currently works as a surveyor. His parents ask for prayers for his survival, wisdom for the doctors and medical staff, and a full recovery. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS.

AMERICAN BOYCHOIR TAKES THE STAGE

Join us for a performance by one of the nation's premier choral groups, The American Boychoir, at Trinity Christian College. The group will sing on Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for children and students, $10 for adults. For reservations call 708.239.4700. For special group rates, call 708.239.4793. For more information, check our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/092706/index.html.

 

TRINITY FAMILY INVITED TO SPEND THE WEEKEND

Parents, grandparents, and friends of the College are invited to campus for the third annual Family Weekend, October 26-29. 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, athletics events, and activities to downtown Chicago. The annual association meeting also will be held on Friday, October 27, at 7 p.m. See our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/Family_Fun_Weekend.pdf for more information.

 

TRINITY TAKES ON CALVIN AT THE UNITED CENTER

Wear your Trinity blue when Trinity's men's basketball team plays Calvin College at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, December 15. The teams will face off at 3 p.m. before the Chicago Bulls home game against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 p.m. If you purchase tickets for the Trinity-Calvin game, you will also be admitted to the Bull-Bucks contest. Only a few tickets remain and can be purchased for $30 by calling the Trinity athletics department at 708.239.4779.

 

In between the Trinity game and the Bulls game, come join Trinity staff for dinner at Moretti's Ristorante and Pizzeria (1645 W. Jackson, which is approximately 0.5 miles from the United Center so walking is possible). No RSVP is required. Individuals are responsible for their own food and beverage cost. We hope to see you there!

 

ALUMNI NEWS

CALLING ALL ALUMNI-WE WANT YOUR STORIES

Do you know an alum with an interesting story? The alumni office is looking for alumni to profile on our Web site and feature in the TRINITY magazine. Their stories may be used to inspire other alumni, current students, or prospective students. You can submit a story by sending an e-mail to the alumni office at alumni@trnty.edu.

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

PHONATHON 2006 ON THEIR WAY TO REACHING GOAL

Our 18 student callers are busy calling alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends of the College with hope of obtaining pledges for our Trinity Fund and reaching our goal of $125,000. As of October 20, the student callers have raised over $44,000. Please keep our student callers and our financial goal in your prayers throughout the year. For more information about the Trinity Fund or other giving opportunities, contact Emily DeVos at 708.239.4802 or emily.devos@trnty.edu.  

 

SPORTS NEWS

Cross Country Competes at Olivet Nazarene 
It was a brisk day for the cross country teams as they competed in the Tiger Invitational at Olivet Nazarene University (IL) on October 14. The women's team ended the day in ninth place of the nine competing teams while only four members of the men's team competed, thus not qualifying for team standings. 

 

Volleyball Defeats Robert Morris 
The Trolls are finding their stride as they picked up their fourth win in a row with a conference victory over Robert Morris College (IL) last week Tuesday. They handled the Eagles in three games, 30-20, 3-23, 30-24, to improve their records to 7-21 overall and 2-5 in the conference. 

 

MEN'S SOCCER FINISHES REGULAR SEASON
After shutting out Robert Morris College-Springfield (IL) on October 14, the men's soccer team had high hopes going into the final week of regular season conference play. Those hopes were dashed as the Trolls lost to Illinois Institute of Technology last Tuesday and struggled in their game against Olivet Nazarene University (IL) on Saturday. The team fought hard and pushed the Tigers, but came up short as they lost the game 2-1. With a final 2-7 conference record the Trolls will not advance to the CCAC post-season tournament. 

 

Women's Soccer Upset in CCAC Tournament 
In their final regular game of the season the Trolls defeated Illinois Institute of Technology, 2-1, on October 18. The victory gave the team a third place conference finish with a 6-3 record. In the first round of the conference tournament the No.3 seeded Trolls hosted the No. 6 seeded Olivet Nazarene University (IL). Trinity had defeated Olivet earlier in the season, but this time battled into a second overtime period before losing 1-0. This loss eliminated the Trolls from the tournament. They now await news about where they fall in other post-season play. They are 14-5 for the season.

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

October 26 - American Boychoir in concert, 7:30 p.m.

October 26-29 - Family weekend

November 4 - Southwest Symphony in concert, 8 p.m.

November 12 - Student recital, 3 p.m.

November 17 - Brass and organ concert, 7:30 p.m.

November 18 - Gospel choir in concert, 7:30 p.m.

November 19 - Student recital, 3 p.m.

December 2 - Christmastide

December 15 - Trinity v. Calvin basketball game at the United Center

February 2-3 - Homecoming 2007


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

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