October 26, 2004
“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV




Parents, grandparents, and friends of the College are invited to campus for Family Weekend, this Friday through Sunday. Among the festivities: choral and instrumental concerts, exhibiting artist reception, 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 to the gym on Friday, October 29 at 9 p.m. The alumni office will also be sponsoring an alumni pancake breakfast on Saturday morning from 7:30-10 a.m. in the dining hall. All are welcome; adults eat for $3, children under 12 eat for $2; proceeds benefit alumni scholarships.


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.



Travel downtown with alumni and friends 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 .



Come celebrate Christmastide 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.



Development Office Welcomes New Director

A former Trinity employee returned to the College in a new position to lead the advancement team. Larryl Humme, who worked under past presidents Gerard Van Groningen and Ken Bootsma, is the College’s new executive director of development. Check the Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/102604/b.html for more information.


Lanser Wins Award for Early Studies Research

Senior Matthew Lanser became the second Trinity student in successive years to win the undergraduate research award at Ball State University’s Conference on the Advancement of Early Studies. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/102604/.



A record number of transfer students were in classes at Trinity Christian College when the 2004-05 academic year began in August, helping the College maintain its strong student enrollment of the past seven years. For more, check our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/101404/.



The many nations represented at Trinity were united in their diversity when students, faculty, and staff of various ethnic backgrounds attended the College’s “Celebration of Cultures” October 11. To read more, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/101504/.




President Steven Timmermans is sponsoring Trinity’s first book club, Common Pages. This semester, they will discuss the first book, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria,” by Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College. You are invited to read the first five chapters and come and be part of the campus meeting of Common Pages on Monday, November 1, at 10 a.m. in CL211 in the classroom building.



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 Monday, 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.



Women’s Soccer Strong in Last week, Loses in CCAC Tournament  

In their last week of regular season play, the Trolls grabbed a victory on Wednesday with a 3-0 win over St. Ambrose University (IA) and a shut out over Mt. Mary College (WI) 8-0 on Thursday. They finished the season with a 10-10 record. The team entered the conference tournament over the weekend as the 5th seed and met up against the #4 seed Saint Xavier University (IL) in the quarterfinal round of the CCAC tournament. The Trolls had defeated this opponent during the regular season, but did not produce the same results in this outing as they lost the battle, 1-0. 


Volleyball Competes in NCCAA Regional Tournament

After losing to Olivet Nazarene University earlier in the week, the volleyball team was seeded in third place in the NCCAA North Central Region volleyball tournament over the weekend. In the first round of this six-team tournament held at Trinity International University the Trolls faced the #6 seed Northwestern College (MN) and were upset as they lost in a 4-game match, 17-30, 30-26, 38-40, 22-30. The loss knocked the team out of the tournament.  The team now holds a record of 9-22 overall and 4-3 in the conference.  They host University of St. Francis tonight at 7:30 p.m. and the Troll Challenge this weekend, with a game at 7 p.m. on Friday and games at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday.


Men’s Soccer Victorious In Final Conference Game  

The men’s soccer team wrapped up their conference schedule last week with a game at the University of St. Francis (IL). The Trolls had only one CCAC win going into this game, but were able to outplay this sixth place conference opponent and take a 2-1 win. The team finished the conference with a 2-7 record and with one game left on their schedule are 6-10-1 overall.


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



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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