History Above and Beyond

OPUS 2022

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.

David Brodnax and Lionel Kimble

Kimble and Brodnax Present Annual Black History Month Lecture

Attendees of this year’s annual Black History Month lecture had the opportunity to experience an in-depth, wide-ranging exploration of “The Past, Present, and Future of Black History” featuring Prof. Lionel Kimble, of Chicago State University, and Prof. David Brodnax, Sr., of Trinity.

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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.

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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.

Erin Davis

Historical Association Visits Oriental Institute

The Historical Association of Students was excited for its first field trip since the spring of 2020 and is looking forward to more upcoming events.

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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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Alumni Success Story: Stephen Henderson ‘08

Stephen Henderson ‘08 is clearly demonstrating what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. After his youngest child received an incurable medical diagnosis, Henderson began the important work of involving himself in the redemptive process of healing this broken world. He credits Trinity for preparing him for this journey.

Caleb Rivera

Readings Highlight Constitution Day 2021

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history, the U.S. Constitution. And every year, Trinity commemorates that world-changing event by recognizing Constitution Day.

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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.

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Brodnax Named Professor of the Year

Trinity is pleased to announce that Professor of History David Brodnax Sr., Ph.D., is Professor of the Year for 2021-22. Brodnax was recognized at commencement on May 8.

Black History Month - History Dept hosts Round Table

Annual Lecture Offers Insights on Black History Scholarship

The Black History Month Lecture is an annual tradition at Trinity, and on Feb. 15, the History Department hosted the lecture as a virtual roundtable discussion.

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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.”

Brodnax Publishes Entry on Antwan “Big Boi” Patton

The entry on Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, the Grammy-award winning hip hop artist, songwriter, and record producer, and half of the groundbreaking duo OutKast, appears in “The African American National Biography.”

Fry Presents at Conference on Laura Ingalls Wilder

Prof. of History John Fry, Ph.D., recently presented at the Midwestern History Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. He participated on a panel titled “‘Everyone Has a Wilder Story:’ Laura Ingalls Wilder, the Midwest, and Historical Research.” “It was a privilege to join Bill Anderson and John Miller,” Fry noted on his blog, “The Faith of … Continue reading “Fry Presents at Conference on Laura Ingalls Wilder”

Dieleman Receives Grant from Calvin Institute of Worship

Trinity Assistant Professor of History Kyle Dieleman, Ph.D., is one of the inaugural recipients of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship’s Teacher-Scholar Grants for 2019-2020, as part of its Vital Worship Grants Program from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

LeMahieu ’20 Presents at Student Research Conference

Congratulations to Sarah LeMahieu ’20, who recently presented at the Midwest Regional Conference on Faith and History (CFH) Student Research Conference.

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Fry Receives Grant to Study Faith of Little House Author

Trinity’s Dr. John J. Fry, professor of history, has been awarded a Hoover Presidential Foundation Travel Grant. With this grant, he plans to spend several days in June at the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum and Hoover National Historic Site in West Branch, Iowa, to research “The Faith of Laura Ingalls Wilder.”

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Dieleman to Present at Conference in Cambridge

Dr. Kyle Dieleman, assistant professor of history, will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Society for Reformation Studies’ 25th Annual Conference at Westminster College.

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