November 23, 2004
“Let the redeemed of the Lord say this—those He redeemed from the hand of the foe, those He gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for men, for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” Psalm 107:2-3, 8-9 NIV
CHRISTMASTIDE TICKETS ON
Come celebrate the season with Trinity Christian College in a festival of music at Christmastide on Saturday, December 4 at 4 and 8 p.m. Tickets are 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.
TRINITY MEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS CALVIN ON DECEMBER 8
Come root for the Trolls as they take on the Knights of Calvin College on
Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Memorial Gymnasium. This is
the first time that Trinity has hosted Calvin in almost 15 years. During last
year’s contest in
TRINITY ALUMNI WELCOMED AT THE UNITED CENTER
HOMECOMING 2005 CELEBRATES CLASSES OF 1965, ’75, ’85, AND ’95
Interested in planning Homecoming? Want to make sure your friends come and celebrate with you? The alumni office is looking for alumni to help us plan Homecoming weekend, February 4-5. This year, we will honor the classes of 1965, ’75, ’85, and ’95 and want to hear how we can make this a special weekend for you and your former classmates. If you would like to help out or simply offer an idea, please contact Kelly Triezenberg at 708.239.4854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jongsma Headlines 2005 Alumni Awards Recipients
The alumni board honored the invaluable contributions of several members of the Trinity community, including a psychotherapist, one of Trinity’s original faculty, a former secretary to two past presidents, and two loyal friends of the College, by naming them recipients of the 2005 alumni awards. Find the names of the award winners on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112304/b.html
Missionary Returns to Encourage Students
African missionary Danjuma Bulus ’02 came back to the College November 19 and gave a stirring message to current and prospective Trinity students during chapel. While talking about some of his experiences sharing the Gospel in his homeland, he emphasized the necessity of seeking and submitting to God’s will. To read more, check our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112304/e.html.
Skillen Discusses Importance of Morality in Election
The importance of moral issues played a significant role in determining the winner of the 2004 presidential election, and James Skillen, president of the Center for Public Justice, suggested that the various definitions and interpretations of morality show how critical the Christian influence is in American society. For more, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112304/c.html.
Men’s Hoops Team Helps at
Trinity’s men’s basketball team used Reading Day in October
to help a group of children with their studies. Coach Tim Walker took his
players to Harvey House, an outreach of Restoration Ministries in
“STARRY STARRY NIGHT” ENGAGES ART AND CULTURE
Even Vincent van Gogh would have enjoyed “Starry Starry
Night,” an evening dedicated to the visual arts sponsored by
CAMPUS OPENS ARMS FOR FAMILY WEEKEND
Parents, siblings, alumni, and friends of the College enjoyed three
days of fun and fellowship on campus during the first Family Weekend October
29-31. An array of events and gatherings took place at various venues as
Trinity showcased several aspects of its campus life and
ONLINE SURVEY TO HELP PLAN TRINITY TRIP
FUTURE TROLLS TODDLE ONTO ALUMNI WEB SITE
Are you busy with the pitter-patter of little feet? Don’t forget to let the alumni office know when you welcome a new child into your family. We’d love to send you a gift and feature a photo of your baby in the Troll Tots section of our Web site. Check out the newest Troll Tots highlighted at http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/trolltots/index.html. To let us know about any new additions to your family, please update your information on the Web site (http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/form.html) or e-mail email@example.com.
CALLING ALL ALUMNI—WE WANT YOUR STORIES
Do you know an alum with an interesting story? The alumni office is looking
for alumni to
LAST CHANCE TO UPDATE YOUR INFO FOR ALUMNI DIRECTORY
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 A
Julie Tinklenberg ’97—A Chemist Constantly On the Go
When Julie Tinklenberg ’97 saw the
Brad Breems—Professor of Sociology
Dr. Bradley Breems has taught sociology at Trinity since January 1988. As the only full-time sociology professor at the College, he also serves as the chair of the department and at one time or another has taught each sociology class offered. See more about Dr. Breems and other faculty members at http://tcc.trnty.edu/faculty/.
Cross Country Compete at NAIA Nationals
The Trolls had three individual runners compete in the NAIA National Championships, the most runners the team has send to this championship. Amy Hoving and Diana Brickman represented the women’s team and Rich Visser ran for the men.
Men’s Basketball at Northwestern Tournament
After beginning the week with a win over Purdue University-Calumet (IN), the Trolls traveled to play in a classic style tournament at Northwestern College (IA). In the tournament the Trolls played against two Nebraskan teams and came up short in both games. They lost to Bellevue University, 87-72, in the first game and to Peru State College, 80-78, in their second game. The Trolls are now 2-5 for the season.
Women’s Basketball upsets Saint Xavier; Takes on weekend Tournament
In a come-from-behind effort the Trolls defeated Saint Xavier University (IL) on a lay-up at the buzzer, ending the game at 74-73. The Trolls, who have not fared well against this opponent in the past, pulled from a double digit deficit to upset this NAIA Division I preseason ranked team.
Over the weekend, they took on two NAIA Division I teams in a tournament
at Olivet Nazarene University (IL). In the first game of the tournament the
team Trolls suffered a sound defeat, 111-63, to
To read more about this year’s athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics
SAVE THE DATE
December 4 – Christmastide—4 and 8 p.m.
December 7 – String Ensemble Concert—7:30 p.m.
December 11 – Tea Around the Tree
December 18 – Fall Commencement—10 a.m.
February 4-5 – Homecoming 2005
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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