From:                              Trinity Christian College Offices [bounceback1-15127024-64257795@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College Offices [alumni@trnty.edu]

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Subject:                          Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter---11/4/08

 


November 4, 2008

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR:

"Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, "All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Be gone, Satan! For it is written, "You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve." Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him."
-Matthew 4:8-11 NLT

The Trinity mission statement reads something like this, "The mission of Trinity Christian College is to provide Biblically informed liberal arts education in the Reformed tradition….. From these beliefs arise the convictions that those who teach and learn are called to be coworkers with Christ in subjecting all cultural activities to the reign of God, and that genuine education must involve the whole person as a thinking, feeling, and believing creature."

As I read those words, I am excited because of the great things the Lord has in store for me, but also humbled in realizing the veracity of the task at hand. Trinity promotes reforming the world by becoming immersed in it just as Christ did, but it is important to remember that we are not Christ and we do not have the self-control and sinless nature that he possessed. This idea was brought home to me recently during a sermon at a church I was visiting. The passage above details part of Christ's temptation in the desert and serves as a firm reminder that, while we are called to be in this world as reformers, we must take care to not become of it. As you go out into the world over the next few weeks, reform with passion, but remember that we are called to be different by him who sent us.

Blessings,

Travis Bandstra '06
Director of Alumni Relations

ALUMNI NEWS

SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR ALUMNI AND HONORARY ALUMNI OF THE YEAR
Please submit your nominations for the Trinity Alumni of the Year and Honorary Alumni of the Year awards. To nominate someone, please contact the alumni office at alumni@trnty.edu or 708.239.4854. Nominations are due by Monday, December 1st. To view selection criteria, as well as past winners, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/aoy/index.html

ALUMNI ENJOY A RETURN TO CAMPUS FOR TROLL-GATING
Sunny weather welcomed Trinity alumni and their families who returned to campus on Saturday, October 18 for an action-packed day of competition, food, and fellowship. For more info and a photo-gallery, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/110408/

ALUMNI REFERRAL PROGRAM LAUNCHED
It is in the spirit of continuing community that the alumni office, in conjunction with admissions, has launched the Alumni Referral Program. This is an opportunity to reach out to a prospective student and encourage him/her to apply for admission to Trinity, particularly if he/she may not consider Trinity otherwise. Because this student comes with your recommendation, we will waive the $20 fee that is required with all applications for admission. For more, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/110408c/
For the fee to be waived, please provide the student with a code for him/her to use on the application for admission. To retrieve your code, visit:
tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/referral

NURSING ALUMNAE USE THEIR GIFTS AND EDUCATION
Alumna Kirstin (Carlson) Hayes '02 took her nursing degree from Trinity to new heights when she joined the United States Air Force as an ER nurse who deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan and was trained for Critical Care Air Transport (CCAT). Recent alumna Kerry Mitchell '08 wrote to her professors about her current experience in the nursing field. "I love my job as a pediatric nurse on the oncology unit," said Mitchell. "I often reflect on the education I received at Trinity. I could not have accomplished my dream without it." Fore more, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/103008a/

REQUEST FOR ALUMNI SUBMISSIONS TO LITERARY ARTS JOURNAL
Marissa De Haan, junior English student, is compiling a literary arts journal for Trinity and she would
like to open a portion to alumni submissions. If you have poems, short stories, opinion essays, or art (may be any medium, as long as it is a photograph of the piece), please send them via e-mail attachment to: marissa.dehaan@trnty.edu. For more information or to answer any questions, contact Marissa via email.

REQUESTING YOUR STORIES-CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Dr. Dan Diephouse is editing a book to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Trinity's founding in 1959. He would like to include some personal stories from alumni from various years recounting memories of their time on campus. Here are some topics to prompt your memories: stories about special classes, student pranks, the Troll, interim experiences, the philosophy wars, experiences with students or with professors, concerts, lectures, fund raisers, athletic events, OPUS, Fine Arts Festivals, chapels, drama, dorm life, apartment life, overseas programs, Chicago experiences, Palos Heights experiences, Trinity building experiences, times before Trinity computers and even telephones were available to every student and every faculty member. Send your stories to Dr. Diephouse at dan.diephouse@trnty.edu.

CAMPUS NEWS

TRINITY NAMES LINCOLN STUDENT LAUREATE
Cat Fillmore '09 of Hollis, Maine, was named Trinity Christian College's Lincoln Academy Student Laureate for 2009. Fillmore was chosen for her overall excellence in, and out of, the classroom.
For more, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/102708/

TRANSCRIPTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The registrar's office is proud to announce a more convenient way for you to order official college transcripts. Through a partnership with the Clearinghouse, you can order and pay for transcripts online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply visit: tcc.trnty.edu/admin/registrar/transcripts.html, and click on the 'Clearinghouse secure site' to begin the transcript ordering process.

WORLDVIEW SHOWCASES POWERFUL SPEAKERS AND GIFTED PERFORMERS
The second annual WorldView, a community and college series for film, word, and music, drew hundreds of people to campus to be entertained, informed, educated, and inspired. Events were held Mondays in October. For more, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/102808a/

READ WITH ME: AN OUTREACH TO CHILDREN
Each week a group of Trinity students spends time with the children at Roseland Christian Ministries in Chicago reading books, playing games, making crafts, and having an impact on their lives. These students are part of Read With Me, a ministry under the Service Committee. For more, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/103008c/

UPCOMING EVENTS

TRINITY BUSINESS NETWORK PRESENTS GREENING BUSINESS
The Trinity Business Network presents "Greening Business-It's Happening" on Thursday, November 6, in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby. A continental breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. with the presentation/panel discussion from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. For more information, call 708.239.4827, or e-mail ruth.debruyn@trnty.edu.

PROFESSOR JOHN BAKKER'S ART SHOW BEGINS OCTOBER 23
Professor John Bakker, chair of the Art Department, will present his recent work in the new Art and Communication Center starting Thursday, October 23, and ending November 6. For more information, call the art department at 708.293.4922 or visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/100708a/

PIANO RECITAL WITH SUNG-OK KWAK
Trinity's music department invites everyone to a piano recital performed by guest artist Sung-Ok Kwak on Tuesday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Van Namen Recital Hall of the Ozinga Chapel.

PRACTICING COMPASSION-NOVEMBER 13 WORKSHOP
On November 13, Trinity will be hosting a workshop based on the book titled, A Compassionate Journey: Coming Alongside People with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses by John G. Cook. This book offers insights into the journey of people with a chronic illness or disability, while guiding readers in the practice of compassion. For more, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/103008/

AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING AT BOOTSMA BOOKSTORE CAFE
On Saturday, November 15, Trinity Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois, will host a book signing with Trinity alumnus and Christian fiction author Travis Thrasher. Thrasher will be signing copies of his new book, Isolation, in the Bootsma Bookstore Cafe from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The novel is a suspense/horror novel in the vein of Stephen King with an underlying illustration of the spiritual warfare that takes place in our lives. The book is said to be "a masterfully written story that will grip you from its mysterious beginning to its chilling end." For more info, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/102808/

FALL PLAY 'THE NERD' SCHEDULED FOR INAUGURAL PERFORMANCE IN THE NEW ARCC
This year's fall play will be the debut production in the new Art and Communication Center. On November 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22, Larry Shue's play The Nerd is guaranteed to make you laugh. All performances of The Nerd start at 7:30 p.m. and run about two and a half hours. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens. They can be obtained by calling 708.597.3000. For more info, visit: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/101708a/

CCIT PLANS EVENTS FOR CHURCH LEADERS
The Church Connection Initiative at Trinity has planned a variety of seminars and workshops for church leaders this fall. For more information, contact Jane Voss at 708.293.4907, or e-mail jane.voss@trnty.edu.
Detailed event info available at: tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/091008a/

TO VIEW ALL CAMPUS EVENTS, VISIT THE NEW ONLINE CALENDAR
tcc.trnty.edu/calendar/

SPORTS NEWS

TROLLS POST UNDEFEATED SEASON
The women's soccer team completed their regular season schedule with an 18-0 perfect record, a first-ever undefeated season for the College. The Trolls also accomplished a school-first milestone in claiming an out-right conference title with an unblemished 9-0 record. For more info, visit: athletics.trnty.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=579&Itemid=161

VOLLEYBALL PICKS UP WIN IN FINAL HOME CONTEST, MOST WINS SINCE 1992
In their final home match of the regular season the Trolls posted a win over Calumet College of St. Joseph with game scores of 25-15, 25-14, 25-19. With the victory the team moves to fourth place in the conference standings with a 6-3 record. They also improve to 24-13 overall, posting the most wins in a season since 1992.
For more, athletics.trnty.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=574&Itemid=161

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TIPS OFF
In their season opener the Trolls could not keep pace with Olivet Nazarene University (IL) and they let the game get away from them in the second period. After trailing by only eight points at the half, Trinity ended with a 71-115 loss. For more visit: athletics.trnty.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=585&Itemid=161

MEN'S SOCCER CONTINUES TOURNAMENT RUN
The No. 5 Trolls upset No. 4 Olivet Nazarene University with a shoot-out victory in the quarterfinal round of the conference tournament. For more, visit: athletics.trnty.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=588&Itemid=161

TO KEEP UP ON ALL TROLL SPORTS AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR SEASONS, visit the athletics website at: athletics.trnty.edu/

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

NON-TRINITY OPENINGS

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR AT CPCS
Crown Point Christian School (CPCS) is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Education Administrator. Responsibilities of the Education Administrator position includes, but are not limited to, the development and implementation of a strategic plan for educational excellence and a continuing educational improvement plan. For additional information, please visit our website at www.crownpointchristian.org. If you are interested please email your resume to recruiting@crownpointchristian.org

TRINITY JOB OPENINGS

ADMINISTRATIVE/FACULTY POSITION in ADULT STUDIES EDUCATION
Position: Adult Studies Coordinator, which has both administrative and faculty responsibilities, in Adult Studies Education at the downtown site in Chicago, IL. This is an 11-month position that starts in fall 2008 as a part-time position, with the potential to become full-time depending on enrollment.

For more info on this position and other job opportunities at Trinity Christian College, see our Web site at: tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings

 

Contact: Trinity Christian College Offices, 6601 W College Dr, Palos Heights, IL 60463


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