December 7, 2004
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He
was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty
might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV
TRINITY MEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS CALVIN ON DECEMBER 8
Don’t forget to 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.
TAKE A BREAK AT TEA AROUND THE TREE
If the busyness of the holiday season is getting to you, come to the
Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel on Saturday, December 11, 1-4 p.m., for a time
of Christmas music, holiday treats, and fellowship. Bring the little ones for
story-time, cookie decorating, and a Christmas movie. No reservations needed;
offerings gratefully received. If you have any questions, contact Chad Meeuwse
at 708.239.4831 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRINITY ALUMNI WELCOMED AT THE UNITED CENTER
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 email@example.com.
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
HOMECOMING FEATURES CHRIS RICE IN CONCERT
Trinity Christian College, Oak Lawn Toyota, and McGrath Lexus of Chicago and Westmont
welcome former Dove Award Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Rice in concert on
Saturday, February 5, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ozinga Chapel. Seats are
reserved. Tickets are $10 and $12 in advance and $12 and $14 at the door, and
are available through itickets.com or by calling Trinity’s concert line
Zambian Ambassador Promotes Global Community
Inspired by a lifelong belief that suffering should not be
anyone’s birthright, Dr. Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, Zambia’s
ambassador to the United States, challenged Trinity’s faculty, staff,
students, and visiting dignitaries to extend their idea of community beyond
international boundaries. Read more on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/120704/b.html.
Trinity Celebrates the Season at Christmastide
The Trinity community was treated to a celebration of Christmas in
music at two performances of Christmastide
on Saturday, December 4. Families and friends of the College gathered to hear
Trinity’s choral and instrumental groups offer a varied program of Christmas carols, hymns, and songs from
foreign countries in the Ozinga Chapel auditorium. For the rest of the story,
see our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/120704/d.html.
Trinity Hosts Elim Students at Christmas
Sleigh bells were in the air on December 3 when a group of Elim Christian
School students were the
special guests at a Christmas party hosted by Trinity’s education
department. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), comprised of special education students and professors at Trinity, welcomed nearly 60 primary pod students, teachers, and teachers’
assistants from Elim to the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel for a morning of
Christmas stories, carols, and cookie decorating. Santa Claus was also on hand
to take pictures with each child. Find out more on our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/120704/c.html.
Clock Tower Honors Friendship
Most alumni will credit their alma mater as a place where they not only
gained their education, but also learned the value of lifelong friendships. To
commemorate those friendships, a group of Trinity alumni from the late 60s
recently presented the College with
a 15-foot illuminated clock that stands in the middle of campus. For more,
check out our Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/120704/.
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
ONLINE SURVEY TO HELP PLAN TRINITY TRIPS
Do you want to see the world? Are you thinking about taking an extended
trip? Trinity Christian College
is going places—and we need your input. You are invited to help us make
plans and determine our destinations. The College is considering 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/.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
JEFF HOELZEL ’85—Lawyer
Brings Historical View to Brokerage
Armed with a degree in history from Trinity and a law degree from Northwestern University, Jeff Hoelzel ’85 found
the ideal position to apply skills gleaned from both disciplines. Hoelzel now
leads MTL Equity Products, Inc., as president
of the securities brokerage. To read more about Hoelzel and other alumni profiles, see the alumni Web site at http://tcc.trnty.edu/alumni/profiles/index.html.
Gitogo Maina—Assistant Professor of
Growing up in the African country of Kenya, Dr. Gitogo Maina saw the
havoc wrought by corrupt government leaders. Instead of succumbing to its
effects, he used it as a springboard
into his teaching career. For the rest of the story about Maina and other
faculty profiles, see the Web site
CONFERENCE AND EVENTS COORDINATOR OPENING
College is seeking a full-time conference and
events coordinator. The ideal candidate will be a detail-oriented team player
with demonstrated ability in planning, organizing, and implementing events.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are needed to interact
successfully with people inside and outside the College, including the general
public and representatives of
external groups. The ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently and
determine logistics associated with event coordination are key components of
the candidate’s skill set; computer proficiency
is essential. Negotiating skills and an understanding of budgeting are desired.
Commitment to the College mission is expected.
FINANCIAL AID COORDINATOR NEEDED
College is seeking a full-time financial aid coordinator
to assist in the day-to-day operations of the financial aid office. Responsibilities
include, but are not limited to: providing
counsel to adult learners, determining student eligibility, packaging &
certifying loan applications, administering and disbursing financial and
coordinating the federal work-study program.
Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills. A bachelor’s
degree is required. One year’s relevant experience preferred.
Knowledge and understanding of financial aid programs,
strong technical skills and previous
experience with EDExpress, EDConnect
software is also preferred.
For detailed job descriptions or to apply, please contact Larry Boer,
Human Resources Manager, Trinity
6601 W. College Drive,
Palos Heights, Illinois
welcomes diverse candidates.
THANKS FROM THE TRINITY FUND OFFICE
As the calendar year comes to a close, Trinity would like to say thank
you for the many financial gifts that have been provided
this year. For more giving opportunities, please visit tcc.trnty.edu/give.
Women’s Basketball In Bethel Tournament
After starting their road trip with a win over the University of St. Francis (IL), the Trolls traveled
to McKenzie, Tennessee to participate in a tournament at
Bethel College (TN) last weekend. The Trolls picked up one win in their two
attempts in that weekend event. In the opener they fell, 69-56, to the host
school. The next day they were victorious, 70-59, against Spalding University
(KY). The Trolls are now 5-6 for the season with four games left before the
Men’s Basketball With Narrow Loss To Robert
The Trolls took Indiana University Northwest (Gary,
IN) last Thursday and two days later, came
within 3 points of defeating Robert
a NAIA Division I preseason ranked
team. The Trolls were ahead at half time, but did not hold on to the lead as
they fell short, 68-65. The loss puts the Trolls at 4-6 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 11 – Tea Around the Tree, 1-4 p.m.
December 18 – Fall Commencement—10 a.m.
January 25 – Trinity Night at the United Center
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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