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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--November 1, 2005

November 1, 2005

“For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:6-8 NIV




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 then will lead a hymn festival ”Reformation Hymns Old and New,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel auditorium..”


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.



Come celebrate Christmastide on Saturday, December 3. Trinity’s Christmas music offering to the community will offer performances at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now available for $10 by calling 708.597.3000. Seats are general admission; doors open an hour before each performance.




Senior Erin Marshalek knows the definition of dedication, for she has continually served the College for the past four years in a variety of ways. Her hard work in and out of the classroom was recently recognized when she was named Trinity Christian College’s Lincoln Laureate for 2006. Read more on our Web site at:



The Social Justice Chapter at Trinity Christian College will host Ron Sider – an international author and speaker for over 25 years – Thursday, November 3. Dr. Sider’s day-long visit will culminate with his free public address at 7 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel titled, “Can We End Global Poverty, and If So, How?” During his stay, Dr. Sider will meet with students and faculty members to answer questions about some of the toughest issues in working for social justice, especially Christians’ role in responding to injustice. For more information, check our Web site at



The social work department at Trinity Christian College was granted initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in October, recognizing its outstanding program. The accreditation through CSWE allows Trinity students to apply for advanced standing when submitting applications to graduate school programs. In addition, Trinity graduates that are eligible, and who attend a master’s of social work program that offers advanced standing, can complete their master’s in one year instead of the standard two years. Most importantly, in order to be licensed, graduates must have come from an accredited school. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at:




If you have not received 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 $70,000. Please pray for this year’s Phonathon and the students that the Trinity Fund supports. For more information, please see our Web site at



Women’s Soccer advances to regional naia final four

For the second time in one week, the women’s soccer team upset conference rival Saint Xavier University – this time in the Regional NAIA Quarterfinals. At the end of regulation and double overtime, with the score tied 1-1, the No. 6 seeded Trolls clinched the victory by outscoring the No. 3 seeded Cougars 5-4 in a sudden death shoot-out. The team now advances to the Regional NAIA Final Four in Des Moines, Iowa. The Trolls will face Viterbo University (WI) in the semifinal match this Friday with the championship game to be played on Saturday. The winner moves on to the National Tournament in Olathe, Kansas.


In the quarterfinal round of the CCAC tournament on October 22, the No. 4 seeded Trolls defeated the fifth place University of St. Francis (IL), 3-0. It is the first time in the program’s history that the women’s soccer team has advanced to the second round. On Wednesday, October 26, the No. 4 seeded Trolls knocked off the No. 1 Saint Xavier University (IL), 5-1, in the semifinal game of the conference tournament. The 5-1 win took the team to Trinity International University (IL) on Saturday, October 29. The Trolls proved themselves worthy in the conference championship game as they took on Trinity International University (IL). They pushed through 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods in a 0-0 deadlock. The championship decision came down to a shoot-out that ended in favor of Trinity International, four goals to two. The Trolls are now 16-3-3 for the season. 


Eenigenburg and Buikema Earn Top CCAC Honors

The Trolls were recognized with two of the top conference honors when the CCAC All-Conference Team was released on October 22. Jessica Eenigenburg was named the CCAC Player of the Year and Natalie Buikema earned Freshman of the Year recognition. This is the first time in the women soccer program’s history that a player received either of these awards. In addition, Eenigenburg, Mindi Harkema, and Tina Visser were named all-conference first team and Buikema was honorable mention. 


Blast from the Past - Men's Basketball

Almost three years ago, Chad Cox and Matt Thompson ruled their hometown basketball court at Macomb High School. In the fall, the two young men were reunited as members of the Trolls basketball team. The former classmates look forward to using the strength of their 15-year friendship to win a championship for Trinity Christian College. See the rest of the story on our Web site at:


Men’s Soccer Drops Final Conference Game and loses in CCAC Tournament

With the final conference standings on the line the Trolls needed a win in the game on October 25 against Cardinal Stritch University (WI) to remain in the top four of the standings. Going into the contest the team was one place ahead of the Wolves and gained an advantage when the game location was changed to their home field. None of that made a difference, however, as the Trolls lost the contest, 4-1. The No. 5 seeded Trolls and the No. 4 seeded Wolves of Cardinal Stritch University faced each other again on October 29 during the first round of the CCAC conference tournament. Although the Trolls put together a better game than the 4-1 loss in the regular season match-up, they lost the game 1-0. The team, 11-6-1, will now wait to play in the NCCAA regional tournament.


Volleyball Knocked Out of the NCCAA Regionals

In the first round of the NCCAA North Central Regional Tournament, hosted by Trinity Christian College on October 21, the fifth place seeded Trolls took on the fourth seed of Judson College (IL). Although the Trolls had split the results of their match-ups during the season, they did not come out ahead this time, losing in three games, 18-30, 22-30, 30-32. The team fared about the same during their game on October 25 against Olivet Nazarene University, the top team in the conference standings. They pushed the Tigers to four games before losing the match, 35-37, 16-30, 30-25, 21-30. Over the weekend, the Trolls went 2-2 in their match play in a tournament at Saint Xavier University (IL). They defeated Hannibal LaGrange College (MO) and MidAmerica Nazarene University (KS), but lost to two conference opponents, Illinois Institute of Technology and Saint Xavier. The team is now 13-27 for the season with one regular season match left. 


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



November 3 – Diversity Lecture Series—Dr. Ron Sider, 7 p.m.

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

November 10-12, 17-19 – Fall Theatre Production—“Quiet In the Land,” 7:30 p.m. 

November 11 – Diversity Lecture Series—Reverend Richard Twiss, 3:30 p.m.

November 11 – David Crowder Band in concert, 8 p.m., SOLD OUT

November 14 – First Mondays - Diversity Lecture Series—Reverend Dr. Herma Williams, 10 a.m.

November 29 ­– TAC event at Chicago Bulls game

November 30 – Alumni reception in Grand Rapids, Trinity v. Calvin men’s basketball game, 7:30 p.m.

December 3 – Christmastide, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

December 10 – Tea Around the Tree, 1-4 p.m.

December 17 – Commencement

February 3-4 – Homecoming


For more information on any of these upcoming events, please see our Web site at: 


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