From: Trinity Christian College [bounceback1-15066851-61446404@ms1.targetx.com] on behalf of Trinity Christian College [travis.bandstra@trnty.edu ]
Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2006 3:46 PM
To: Travis Bandstra
Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--December 5, 2006


December 5, 2006
"'But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.'" Micah 5:2 NIV

UPCOMING EVENTS
FINAL CANDLELIGHT ADVENT CHAPEL LED BY DAN DIEPHOUSE
This Friday, December 8 is the final Candlelight Advent Service. This annual Advent chapel has been led by retiring English professor, Dr. Daniel Diephouse, for 36 years. Join us for this special service at 10 a.m. in the Ozinga Chapel.

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 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!

HOMECOMING 2007 CELEBRATES CLASSES OF 1967, '77, '87, AND '97
Interested in planning Homecoming? Want to make sure your friends come and celebrate with you? Help us publicize the annual alumni weekend by calling your former classmates and inviting them to join you at Trinity over Homecoming weekend, February 2-3. This year, we will honor the classes of 1967, '77, '87, and '97; we 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 Travis Bandstra at 708.239.4854 or alumni@trnty.edu.

CAMPUS NEWS
EVANGELICALS URGE ACTION ON GLOBAL WARMING
Two Trinity students from Illinois, Esther Peters '07 from Villa Park and Joshua VanStaalduinen '09 from Oak Brook, were chosen to represent Illinois Evangelical Colleges at a November 16 meeting in Washington, D.C. The two students, members of Trinity's Creation Care Coalition, called the attention of lawmakers to issues of climate change and launched the Evangelical Youth Climate Initiative. For the rest of the story, check our Web site at tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112706/

BUILDING A BRIDGE ACROSS THE WORLD
Student and professor exchanges are part of a new agreement being forged between Trinity Christian College and Taeshin Christian University in South Korea. If approved by the Faculty Association, the first student exchange between the two schools could take place as early as next fall. Read more on our Web site at tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112206b/

SERVICE THROUGH ROTARACT
Trinity students now have a new avenue through which to shape lives and transform culture. It is called Rotaract--a Rotary-sponsored service club involving students on campuses across the country. President Steven Timmermans is the faculty advisor to the 12 student Rotaract members on Trinity's campus. See the rest of the story on our Web site at tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112206a/

PLAY UNDERSCORES NEED FOR RECONCILIATION
Mary Mallon came to America in the 1800s like most immigrants- -with high hopes. But it wasn't long before Mary became one of the most dangerous women in America. Typhoid Mary was a healthy carrier of a disease that spread and eventually killed thousands. For more, check our Web site at tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/112006a/

ALUMNI NEWS
SURVEY FOR THE ALUMNI MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Want to get involved in the life of Trinity but don't know how? Do you want to give back to Trinity but don't have the means to give financially? Do you take joy out of working with young people but can't do it full-time? Maybe becoming an alumni mentor is for you! Take this short eight question survey to help us design this program for current students and to determine your level of involvement. Click this link to access the survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=311902966087

CALLING ALL FORMER GOSPEL CHOIR MEMBERS!
Remember your days singing in the gospel choir at Trinity? Wish you had an opportunity to gather with your former choir members? On Saturday, March 3, you can do just that! The first gospel choir reunion will feature a time of reminiscing over lunch and the opportunity to attend Trinity's annual Gospelfest, a night of praise by Trinity's gospel choir and others from the area. If you participated in the gospel choir at Trinity and would like to receive an invitation to the reunion, contact the alumni office at: 708.239.4854 or 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 still 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. In order to lock in 2006 prices, group travel reservations will be made by Friday, December 15. Contact Nancy Kwasteniet today at 708.239.4765 or nancy.kwas@trnty.edu for more information.

PHONATHON 2006 ON THEIR WAY TO REACHING GOAL
Our 18 student callers are almost finished calling over 9,000 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 $117,000. Please keep our student callers and our financial goal in your prayers as this semester is nearing an end. 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
INAUGURAL ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION - 2007 HOMECOMING
After 35 years of intercollegiate athletics competition, Trinity Christian College will recognize some of its most deserving athletes and coaches. The Trinity Christian College Athletics Hall of Fame will induct its inaugural class during Homecoming festivities in February 2007. Read more about the inductees and find your invitation on our Web site at tcc.trnty.edu/athletics/news/archive/061130/index.html

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. For more information, see our Web site at tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/110706/

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GETS TWO WINS, ONE LOSS
The Trolls continue to struggle to string together two wins in a row. After a win against Indiana University-South Bend on November 28, the team faltered on Friday night against Robert Morris College (IL) in a home contest with a 10-point loss, 61-71. A late game rally on Saturday spurred the Trolls to a 69-60 victory over Central College (IA). The team scored only 18 points in the first period, but poured in 51 points in the second half to get the win. They are now 3-8 for the season.

MEN'S BASKETBALL SUFFERS TOUGH ROAD TRIP
The Trolls did not have the weekend they set out for in a tournament on December 1-2 at St. Ambrose University (IA). Poor weather and road conditions caused a cancellation of their Friday night game against Ashford University (IA). On Saturday the Trolls had a six point half-time lead turn into a 15-point loss, 77-92, to St. Ambrose. The loss makes them 2-6 for the season.

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

SAVE THE DATE
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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