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

                                        

UPCOMING EVENTS

CHRISTMASTIDE TICKETS ON SALE

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 Grand Rapids, the Trolls nearly upset the Knights, but lost 86-82. Read about last year’s game online at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/121903/index.html and then make plans to come cheer on the Trolls to victory.

 

TRINITY ALUMNI WELCOMED AT THE UNITED CENTER

The United Center will host the first Trinity Alumni Night to watch the Chicago Bulls take on the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends and take advantage of the discounted ticket prices of $31, $26, and $18 (regularly $42, $32, and $26). For more information, contact the alumni office at 708.239.4854 or alumni@trnty.edu.

 

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 alumni@trnty.edu.

 

CAMPUS NEWS

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 Harvey House

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 Harvey, Illinois, that seeks to meet the needs of underprivileged children and adults. The Trolls spent three hours helping the grade-schoolers with their homework and playing football during the after-school program. Check out the whole story on the Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112304/d.html.

 

“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 Trinity Christian College on Thursday, November 4. Art Department Chairperson John Bakker led a private tour through the Art Institute of Chicago for a group that included more than 56 artists and friends of the College. The tour was designed to convey what happens when Christians patronize the arts and what happens when they avoid the arts. To read more, see the Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/ssn/index.html#gallery

 

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 Chicago connection. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112304/index.html

 

ALUMNI NEWS

ONLINE SURVEY TO HELP PLAN TRINITY TRIP

Trinity Christian College is going places—and we need you to tell us where we should go! You are invited to help us make plans and determine our destinations. The College is looking at several opportunities for friends and alumni to travel together, and we welcome your feedback. Filling out this survey is not a commitment to participate; your answers will simply help us understand what you and others might prefer. You can fill out the survey online at http://tcc.trnty.edu/travelsurvey/. Thank you for your input!

 

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 alumni@trnty.edu.

 

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.

 

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 April 2005. If you have any questions about the directory process, contact the alumni office at alumni@trnty.edu.

 

PROFILES

Julie Tinklenberg ’97—A Chemist Constantly On the Go

When Julie Tinklenberg ’97 saw the Heritage Science Center for the first time, she breathed a sigh of relief and gave a nod of approval. Although the chemistry graduate never used a microscope, flask, or Bunsen burner in that facility as a student, she was pleased to see that current and future Trinity students will have those opportunities. To read more about Dr. Tinklenberg and other alumni, see the Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/profiles/index.html.

 

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/.

 

SPORTS NEWS

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 Olivet Nazarene University. However they came back in the consolation game to defeat Campbellsville University (KY), 75-69.The Trolls are now 3-4 for the season. 

 

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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