News Release

On September 1, the campus was full of students bouncing through an inflatable obstacle course and competing in an inflatable bungee/basketball court on the campus Commons. Hundreds of students strolled along the sidewalks browsing through information on tables sponsored by student organizations, such as the Social Justice Chapter and the Creation Care Coalition, and members of the Palos community, including Jimmy John's, Fifth Third Bank, and Orland Park Christian Reformed Church. The students enjoyed a delicious picnic dinner, provided by Creative Dining, free cotton candy, popcorn, and sno-kones.  

All of this was part of the College's annual Involvement Fair, which showcases opportunities new and returning students can enjoy as members of the Trinity community.

In his new role as the Vice President of the Student Association, Shawn DeVries '07 was in charge of the fair this year. He commented, "The new location (outside rather than inside the Chapel) has served us well. I heard a lot of good feedback from freshmen, so I'm happy; this day is really for the new students to grow accustomed to our tradition of service."

Brett Beelen '10 of Grand Rapids, Michigan went to the fair with friends and "really enjoyed the sno-kones!" Stacy Dingman '10 of Indiana "enjoyed the opportunity to check out the clubs on campus."

The Involvement Fair is part of the First Year Forum, a program which is designed to help students transition to Trinity.

Contributing Writer Esther Peters '07
Photography by Kristin Bolan '08

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