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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--November 21, 2006

November 21, 2006

"Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced." 1 Chronicles 16:8-12 NIV

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

TRINITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT OFFERS VARIETY OF CONCERTS

Enjoy the sounds of big band music at Red and Green in Blue: Christmas Jazz concert on Friday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Band will perform a variety of favorites including Deck the Halls, Greensleeves, and Sleigh Ride in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel. The music department will also offer an evening of chamber and solo violin music by the String Ensemble on December 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Van Namen Recital Hall. Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call 708.597.3000.

 

CHRISTMASTIDE RETURNS TO OZINGA CHAPEL

Christmastide, a campus-wide musical celebration of the birth of Christ, will be offered on Saturday, December 2 at 4 and 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. Enjoy performances by the Concert Choir, Honors Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Gospel Choir, and the Flute Ensemble. The program will include both celebratory and meditative musical selections, choral music from the 15th through the 21st centuries, readings for the season, and festive hymns and carols with brass, organ, and audience participation. General admission tickets can be purchased for $12.50 by calling 708.597.3000.

 

CHRISTMAS . . . TEA FOR TWO AND TWO FOR TEA

Treat yourself to Christmas music, delightful refreshments, a time of fellowship with friends, and the beauty of Trinity's 15-foot poinsettia tree at Trinity Christian College. Tea Around the Tree will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel. Bring a child or grandchild for face painting, cookie decorating, and Christmas readings. Admission is free.

 

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. Trinity's discounted tickets are sold out, but if you are interested in attending the game, you can purchase a ticket to the Bulls game through Ticketmaster or the Bulls ticket office at the United Center and be admitted to the Trinity game as well.

 

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!

 

CAMPUS NEWS

TICKETS FOR TRINITY - CALVIN GAME SOLD OUT

The block of 500 discount tickets purchased for the Trinity Christian-Calvin men's basketball game at the United Center on December 15 have all been sold. A ticket for the Chicago Bulls game that evening is required for admission to the Trinity Christian-Calvin game. For more information, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/111506/

 

PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION HONOR ROLL FOR DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY SERVICE

Trinity Christian College was recently named to the first President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll is a response to President Bush's call to service by building on and supporting the civic engagement mission of our nation's colleges and universities.  The award was presented at Campus Compact's national meeting in Chicago. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/110206b/honor.html

 

PRESIDENT CO-CHAIRS CAMPUS COMPACT GALA

When President Steven Timmermans found out that the Bush administration had singled out Trinity Christian College with distinction for its hurricane relief efforts, he was attending the 20th anniversary celebration of the national Campus Compact in Chicago, Illinois. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,000 college and university presidents - representing some five million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education. Timmermans is a co-chair of the Illinois Campus Compact. Read more on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/110806a/

 

FAITH IN ACTION

Trinity students showed God's love in action by sprucing up the Horace Mann School, an early childhood center in Robbins, Illinois. On Monday, November 13, they planted a new Austrian pine tree on the school grounds to replace one destroyed by lightning three years ago. See the rest of the story on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/111306/

 

TAKING IT TO THE STREETS

Members of Trinity's student-led Social Justice Chapter walked in solidarity with others from 15 countries on Saturday, October 21 to raise support for abandoned children in war-torn northern Uganda. The event was part of a national initiative called "The GuluWalk." See more on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/110206a/ 

 

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.

 

JOB OPENINGS

CONTROLLER

Trinity Christian College is seeking an experienced full-time controller to manage the accounting and financial reporting functions of the institution. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: financial statement preparation; government contract accounting; general ledger and fixed asset accounting; budget review and control; annual audit assistance; account analysis; special projects; and other related duties.

 

Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about this job opening and others online at tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

TRAVEL EUROPE IN THE SPRING

Professor Nancy Kwasteniet and her husband Jim, who teaches at Chicago Christian High School, are organizing a June 3 -13, 2007 tour of Vienna, Prague, and Budapest with an optional three night extension in Salzburg. There are currently 24 spaces available on this Go Ahead tour. Cost from Chicago (based on double occupancy) is $3103.00 for the 11 day trip with an extra $433.00 for staying on high in the Bavarian Alps in Sound of Music country. For more information, contact Nancy Kwasteniet at 708.239.4765 or nancy.kwas@trnty.edu.

 

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 today, the student callers have raised $105,000. 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

Live Internet Broadcasts for Trinity Basketball in 2006-07

The Trinity Christian athletics department recently completed an agreement with Maddox Partners to broadcast 14 home basketball games live on the internet during the 2006-07. The broadcasts can be heard anywhere in the world via a link that will be available on the Trinity Christian web site. John Maddox, the president of Maddox Partners, will serve as the play-by-play voice of the Trolls. Read more and find the link on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/110706/ 

 

Rich Visser Earns Special Recognition
Rich Visser '08 was honored with the Wheeler Cross Country Award at the NCCAA National Championships on November 11. Each year this award, sponsored by John and Jody Wheeler, is presented to a junior or senior men's cross country athlete who is highly skilled, exhibits outstanding leadership qualities, including Christian service activities, and possess a vital Christian testimony both on and off the course. Read more on our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/news/archive/061114/index.html  

 

Andy Jellema Leads Cross Country Team
In his first season with the Trolls, sophomore Andy Jellema, from Dyer, Indiana, has already made an impact on the cross country team. The talented athlete became the lead runner for the team; helping them to fifth place in the conference and a tenth place NCCAA national meet finish, the highest Trinity has ever finished in that event. Jellema went on to compete in the NAIA men's cross country national championships held in Louisville, Kentucky and finished in 107th place of 255 runners. Over a slightly wet and muddy 8K course, Jellema posted a time of 26.34.50, just 11 seconds off his personal best of the season. 

 

Women's Basketball Finds FIRST Victory, LOOKING FOR SECOND
After coming close a number of times, the Trolls closed the deal with their first win of the season last Tuesday. They took the lead from the first basket of the game and continued to build to a 75-60 victory over Ashford University (IA). They continued to fight for a second win on Saturday and the basketball game between the Trolls and the Saints of the University of St. Francis (IL) was a very close game for 36 minutes. However it was the first four minutes of the game that made a difference in the 79-70 loss for the Trolls, who now fall to 1-6 for the season. 

 

Men's Basketball Struggles then gets a win

In their first road game of the season the Trolls faltered in the second half of a game at Saint Xavier University (IL) on November 14. A two point half-time deficit ended to be a 13 point loss, 79-66. On Thursday, they fought hard, but lost in the final minutes of a game against NAIA Div I preseason ranked No. 16 University of Illinois-Springfield. It was not until late in the game that the Trolls gave up the lead for good and allowed UIS to pull away to the 57-69 final. In their third attempt of the week the Trolls got back into the win column with an 83-70 victory at Taylor University-Fort Wayne (IN) on Saturday. It was the second win of the season for the team that is now 2-3. 

 

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

 

SAVE THE DATE

December 1 - Red and Green in Blue: Christmas Jazz concert, 7:30 p.m.

December 2 - Christmastide, 4 and 7:30 p.m.

December 5 - String Ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m.

December 9 - Tea Around the Tree, 1-4 p.m.

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

December 16 - Commencement

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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