Communication Arts Above and Beyond

Keeley-Jonker Publishes Book Chapter on Theology and The Star Wars Universe

Keeley-Jonker Publishes Book Chapter on Theology and The Star Wars Universe

Communication Arts professor Dr. Bethany Keeley-Jonker is celebrating the July 2022 release of an edited book including a chapter she co-authored titled “And What More Shall I Say? Heroism in Hebrews 11 and Star Wars.”

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Mark Your Calendars for OPUS 2022

OPUS, Trinity’s annual festival of student scholarship, is taking place on Wednesday, April 20. The word “opus” is Latin for work. Whether it’s the arts and humanities, natural and applied sciences, or social sciences, students from all disciplines can present their work or attend this annual celebratory conference.

Edward Tulane Play

Trinity Theatre Presents: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Trinity Theatre Presents: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, adapted by Dwayne Hartford, from the novel by Kate DiCamillo. Performances will take place April 8, 9, 22 & 23 at 7:30 PM.

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Trinity Professors Named Chicago Semester Scholars

Along with many Trinity students who have taken advantage of everything Chicago Semester has to offer, several professors from the College, including Dr. Craig Mattson, will be participating in Chicago Semester’s Summer 2022 Scholar-In-Residence program.

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98 Percent of the Class of 2021 Are Employed or in Grad School

According to data from Trinity’s Cooper Center for Vocation and Career Development, 97.7 percent of the graduates in the Class of 2021 are employed or in graduate school. That far surpasses the nationwide average of 82.4 percent.

Ariana Klein and Jacob Contreras in the theatre

Klein and Contreras Advance in Kennedy Center Acting Scholarship

Trinity’s Theatre Department is delighted to congratulate Adriana Klein ’24 and Jacob Contreras ’23 on making it to the semi-finals of the Irene Ryan Acting Competition, part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Region 3!

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Dykhouse Advances to Finals in KCACTF Competition

We congratulate Evie Dykhouse ’22 for advancing to the final round of KCACTF’s Region 3 “Allied Design and Technology Expo” competition for her submission and presentation of Trinity’s Fall Mainstage Production of Macbeth makeup and design.

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Congratulations to Fall 2021 Dean’s List Students

The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our undergraduate students who met this distinction for the Fall 2021 semester.

Professor Craig Mattson

Mattson Publishes Article about Community in Faith & Leadership

In the article, Mattson discusses why a certain type of inspirational storytelling can exacerbate social problems and offers suggestions on how to tell stories that are more tied to neighborhood and place.

Fall 2021 Mainstage Production of Macbeth - cast and crew

“All Hail Macbeth!”—A Gripping Shakespearean Tragedy

Flashing lights. Eerie music. Thrilling swordplay. Moving trees. Bloody daggers. Bubbling cauldron. Chanting. Prophecy. Murder. It was magical, malevolent, and magnificent—it was “Macbeth,” Trinity’s Theatre Department’s Fall Mainstage performance.

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Mulder ’95 Returns to Campus for Several Speaking Engagements

Dr. Mark Mulder ‘95, professor of sociology at Calvin University and graduate of Trinity in history and communication arts, recently returned to campus for several engagement opportunities with the College community and broader public.  

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Dykhouse ’22 Named Lincoln Laureate

The Lincoln Laureate Student Awards honor Illinois college seniors for their leadership and service in bettering humanity and for their excellence in their academic and extracurricular work. And this year, Trinity is pleased to announce that Evie Dykhouse ’22 has been named the College’s Lincoln Laureate.

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One-Act Plays Return to the Stage

It had been a very long time since Trinity’s theatre department has performed live, in-person, in the Black Box of the ArCC (Arts and Communication Center), in front of an eager audience. But this year was a step back to that: the 16th Annual Student-Directed One-Acts brought life into the Black Box on October 22 and 23!

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Trinity Hosts 6th Annual 24-Hour Theatre Project

Trinity was excited to recently host the 6th Annual 24-Hour Theatre Project, a campus tradition! This year’s project followed a devised format, which blended the traditional roles of director, actor, and playwright to enhance collaboration, creativity, and continual discovery. 

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U.S. News Names Trinity a Top 20 School

The life-changing value of a Trinity education has once again been recognized by U.S. New and World Report, which named Trinity to several of its “best” lists for 2022, including among the Top 20 Regional Colleges Midwest and #15 for social mobility.

Craig Mattson Communication Arts professor

Mattson Publishes Book on Spiritual Capital

The question of what role spiritual capital plays at organizations raises a whole host of other issues, many of them complicated. It’s a topic that Professor of Communication Arts Craig Mattson, Ph.D., delves into in his most recent book, “Why Spiritual Capital Matters.”

Emma (Darcy) Schneider '19

Alumni Success Story: Emma (Darcy) Schneider ‘19

After graduating from Trinity, Emma (Darcy) Schneider ’19 spent a year teaching English at the high-school level. But she missed theater and decided to earn a graduate degree from the University of Chicago in Theater & Performance Studies while serving as theater program coordinator at Trinity.

Taylor Boice '15

Alumni Success Story: Taylor Boice ’15

When Taylor Boice ‘15 was recently named to Fortune magazine’s “Five Star Wealth Managers under 40,” he was surprised and honored. And he credits his time at Trinity, where he double majored in communication arts and finance, for helping to pave the way for his professional career success.

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Trinity Ranked Among Top 25 of Best Colleges

Continuing a years-long tradition of excellence and recognition, Trinity Christian College has been named among the “Best Midwestern Regional Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for 2021. Trinity was also named a “Best Value” college and a “Top Performer on Social Mobility.”

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Mattson Discusses Spiritual Capital on Podcast Series

Today, organizational leaders everywhere have to think like social entrepreneurs, says Professor of Communication Arts Craig Mattson, Ph.D. That is a premise he is exploring in a book he is currently writing, as well as a podcast series called “Spiritual Capital” he launched earlier this year.

Sebestyen Presents at National Theatre Conference

At the 2019 Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s (ATHE) annual conference in Orlando, Dr. John Sebestyen, associate professor of communication arts and director of theatre, took part in two sessions.

Olivia Winkowitsch '17

Olivia Winkowitsch ‘17 Finds Success in Los Angeles

In the sprawling city of Los Angeles, you will find Olivia Winkowitsch ‘17 fulfilling her dream of working in the film industry. Olivia’s passion to grow in her career is met with her experience and ambition to do well, and Trinity played an important role in getting her to where she is today.

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Trinity Students Attend Kennedy Center Theatre Festival

Fourteen Trinity students, along with Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Director of Theatre John Sebestyen, Ph.D.,  are traveling to the Region 3 gathering of KCACTF (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival)

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NPR Highlights Dr. Mattson’s Podcast on Social Entrepreneurship

In January 2019, NPR featured a podcast by Professor of Communication Arts Craig Mattson, Ph.D., as part of its “The Academic Minute” series.

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Mattson Publishes Book on Social Entrepreneurship Communication

For social entrepreneurs, messaging and action need to be woven together, according to a new book by Dr. Craig Mattson, Professor of Communication Arts and Honors Program Director. Mattson’s book, Rethinking Communication in Social Business, was published in August of this year. Mattson has been studying social entrepreneurship, or companies that take a business-focused approach … Continue reading “Mattson Publishes Book on Social Entrepreneurship Communication”

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Trinity’s Spring Play: “The Comedy of Errors”

What do the Bard, the “Carlton” dance, and the “Rachel” haircut have in common? For Trinity’s Theatre Department, they equal sold-out performances of this year’s spring play “The Comedy of Errors,” set in Chicago in the 1990s.

Foundations of Human Communication Class provides feedback to socially entrepreneurial groups

The Foundations of Human Communication course recently offered four different socially entrepreneurial organizations analysis of their digital messaging. 

Persuasive Speaking Class Works with Charlie Branda of Art on Sedgwick

Comm Art’s Persuasive Speaking class recently offered Charlie Branda of Art on Sedgwick consultancy regarding oral presentations about her organization’s work with the public

Box Office

Trinity is pleased to offer talented performances by our theatre and music departments.