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Subject: Trinity Christian College Alumni Newsletter--December 7, 2005

December 7, 2005
"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness." Philippians 2:5-7 NIV
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
SOCIAL WORK CELEBRATES ACCREDITATION WITH OPEN HOUSE

All Trinity alumni and friends are invited to join the social work department in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel from 4-7 p.m. today for fellowship and refreshments. The social work department was granted initial accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) in October, recognizing its outstanding program. For more information, contact Laura Zumdahl at 708.239.4852 or laura.zumdahl@trnty.edu.
 
BRING A FRIEND TO CHRISTMAS TEA
Join us for Tea Around the Tree in the Ozinga Chapel Grand Lobby on Saturday, December 10 from 1-4 p.m. to enjoy Christmas fellowship with your friends, children, and grandchildren around the 15-foot poinsettia tree. The afternoon will feature Christmas treats, music of the season, face painting, cookie decorating, and Christmas story-telling. Any questions? Call Joanne Gritters at 708.239.4831 or e-mail joanne.gritters@trnty.edu.

 

HOMECOMING 2006 CELEBRATES CLASSES OF 1966, '76, '86, AND '96

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 3-4. This year, we will honor the classes of 1966, '76, '86, and '96; 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
NEW BOOKSTORE BECOMING REALITY 

Trinity has extended an offer to purchase the former Dunlap's restaurant property adjacent to campus for a new bookstore and café that will serve both students and community residents. Renovations to the site will begin soon, with an expected opening date of late spring or early summer of 2006. For the rest of the story, see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/120105/ 

 

WILLIAMS URGES STUDENT BODY TRANSFORMATION

As a Chicago native, Dr. Herma Williams, associate provost of Gordon College and past chair for the CCCU National Commission for Advancing Intercultural Competencies, knows about the racial lines that can divide a community, city, and country. Her parents, inner city missionaries to the homeless, taught her the value of integrative diversity, which has become an essential part of her vision for the future of academic institutions. Read more on our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/113005/ 

 

ALUMNI NEWS

TAMELINGS NAMED ALUMNI OF THE YEAR

The alumni board announced Cal '72 and Marcy DeVries Tameling ex'73 as the 2005 Alumni of the Year. The Tamelings have remained closely connected to the College since their student days, attending and participating in events and campus activities. They will be honored at the Presidential Alumni Dinner on Friday, February 3, along with the Honorary Alumni Award recipients Dr. Daniel Diephouse, Lois Thomson, and Dick and Pixie Molenhouse. Read more about the Alumni of the Year on our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/archive/120705/.

 

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.

 

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 prayers and financial gifts that have been provided for this year's Phonathon. We have raised more than $117,000 with gifts coming in every day. For more giving opportunities, please visit tcc.trnty.edu/give.

 

TRINITY COURIER SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE NOW

Beginning next semester, the Trinity student newspaper, The Courier, will be available for a semester-long subscription. Get current campus news and sports, read student opinions on modern day issues, and laugh with the rest of campus over the satirical "Backpage" articles. Subscription rates for the spring semester will cost $20, and include eight issues. If you are interested or have any questions, e-mail The Courier staff at thecourier@trnty.edu.   

 

JOB OPENINGS
Trinity Christian College
is seeking an experienced full-time director of communications. The director will lead the College's marketing and public relations efforts and manage a four-person team. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and coordinating all marketing activities, including print and electronic media; conferences and events; and media relations. Excellent communication skills, experience in Microsoft Office software, ability to multi-task and interact effectively with internal and external constituencies are needed; commitment to the College mission is expected. A bachelor's degree is required; master's degree is desirable. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Resumes must be received by December 14, 2005.

Trinity Christian College is seeking a full-time graphic designer to execute and manage multiple print projects, including ads, brochures, direct mail, invitations, magazines, newsletters, and programs. Must be deadline-driven and detail-oriented; able to work independently and with a team. Proficient with Mac and PC platforms; skilled in MS Office, Adobe Suite, and Quark XPress. Web experience and photography skills helpful. Commitment to the College mission is expected. A bachelor's degree is required. Resumes must be received by December 14, 2005.

Interested candidates for these positions should submit resumes to:
Human Resources Department
Trinity Christian College
6601 West College Drive
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463

 
Trinity welcomes a response from diverse candidates. Find more information about these job openings and others online at: tcc.trnty.edu/jobopenings.
 
SPORTS NEWS
Men's Basketball BRAVES CALVIN AND HOPE COLLEGES

For all but one second of the game at Calvin College (MI) on November 30, the Trolls held the advantage. They blazed to a 16 point half-time lead, only to lose the game in the final seconds. With a final tick left on the clock, the Knights hit a free throw to snatch the victory away from the Trolls in a 75-74 final.

 

For the fourth game in a row the Trolls have faced a tough opponent, and for the fourth time have come up short. This time the loss on December 6 was to the NCAA Division III powerhouse of Hope College (MI), 79-60. The Trolls are now 3-8 for the season with three games left before the semester break.

  

Women's Basketball Starts December on a new note

The Trolls closed out their first month of competition with a loss on November 29 to Indiana University-South Bend, 72-53. A slow start to the game put the team in a hole and they never recovered. During the first month of the season they picked up only one win. On December 1, however, the Trolls got their first home win as they defeated Spalding University (KY), 79-66. The team charged ahead in the second period to stretch their two point half-time lead to a 13 point victory. The Trolls also stopped the University of St. Francis on their turf Tuesday night, beating them 67-63. These two wins improve the team's record to 4-7 for the year. They play at home on Saturday against Bethel College (IN) at 1 p.m.

 

Fall Sports Athletes Receive Recognition

With the completion of the fall sports season the majority of the post-season honors have been announced. The Trolls received recognition from both the NAIA and the NCCAA, the two national organizations of which they are members. Overall, the fall sports teams had ten players voted as all-conference, nine players named to NCCAA all-region teams, two players made all-American, and eight athletes earned scholar-athlete honors. In addition, the Trolls received high honors with conference Player of the Year recipients in men's and women's soccer, a national Player of the Year in women's soccer, and Coach of the Year awards in men's and women's soccer. 

 

To read more about this year's athletics teams, visit the Trolls online at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/athletics.
 
SAVE THE DATE
December 7 - Social Work Accreditation Open House, 4-7 p.m.
December 10 - Tea Around the Tree, 1-4 p.m.
December 17 - Commencement
February 3-4 - Homecoming
 
For more information on any of these upcoming events, please see our Web site at: http://tcc.trnty.edu/new/  
 
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