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

                                        

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 chad.meeuwse@trnty.edu.

 

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.

 

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 at 708.293.4599.  

 

CAMPUS NEWS

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 Celebration

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/.

 

ALUMNI 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

 

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/. Thank you.

 

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.

 

PROFILES

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 Biology

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 at http://tcc.trnty.edu/faculty/.

 

JOB OPENINGS

CONFERENCE AND EVENTS COORDINATOR OPENING

Trinity Christian 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

Trinity Christian 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 Christian College, 6601 W. College Drive, Palos Heights, Illinois 60463. Trinity welcomes diverse candidates.

 

MISCELLANEOUS NEWS

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.

 

SPORTS NEWS

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 holiday break. 

 

Men’s Basketball With Narrow Loss To Robert Morris

The Trolls took Indiana University Northwest (Gary, IN) last Thursday and two days later, came within 3 points of defeating Robert Morris College, 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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