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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.

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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. Michael VanderWeele, Professor Emeritus of English, 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.

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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.

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College Factual Recognizes English Education Program

Trinity’s emphasis on its education programs was recently recognized by College Factual, which named Trinity’s English education degree among its “most focused.”

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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.

Alum Peter and Yvette Madany and children

Alumni Success Story: Peter ‘82 and Yvette ‘85 Madany

Peter ’82 and Yvette ’85 Madany grew up on opposite sides of the world from each other – Peter in South Holland, Ill. and Yvette in Shanghai, China. They met at Trinity, fell in love, and recently celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary.

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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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Alumni Success Story: Eric VanderSchaaf ‘07

If Eric VanderSchaaf ‘07 was told during his high school years that he would receive a college degree and eventually start a family-owned food company with his wife – while also raising three children – he might not have believed it could happen. With God’s guidance, the help of several impactful mentors, and his experiences at Trinity, VanderSchaaf is now a proud husband, father, and business owner.

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New Book Highlights Culture and Recipes

From 2015 to 2019, Trinity students reflected on food and family for an in-class writing assignment. Today, the results are tangible in Tasteful Diversity: Stories Our Foods Tell (Community Publishing, $13 on Amazon), a paperback compilation of essays and recipes edited by English professor Michael Vander Weele and designed by Trinity alum Schuyler Roozeboom. Tasteful … Continue reading “New Book Highlights Culture and Recipes”

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Vander Weele and Roose Receive Emeritus Status

As part of Trinity’s commencement ceremonies on May 4, Provost Aaron Kuecker Ph.D., honored the emeritations of two faculty members: Michael Vander Weele, Ph.D., Professor of English; and Thomas R. Roose, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education.

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Zambrano Makes the Most of Semester in Spain Program

For finance major and Spanish minor Alexis (Lexi) Zambrano ’18, her classes have taken her across the world all the way to Seville, Spain. 

Avery Kats and Megan Gjertsen

Christian Association of World Languages Emerging Scholar Winners

Each year, the Christian Association of World Languages invites undergraduate students from Christian institutions across the U.S. to apply for the Emerging Scholars award. Up to three student winners of this prestigious award receive travel grants to present their research at the annual national conference organized by CAWL.

Sharing the Stories Our Foods Tell

The fascinating stories about foods, family histories, and cultural insights that grew from a single assignment in English 103 have been collected here.

English Students Tour Chicago Neighborhoods

Groups of Trinity freshmen and visiting students from Holland Christian High school explored five Chicago neighborhoods on Tuesday, November 7.

Internship, Faith Explorations Lead Meyrick to Publish in Think Christian

Kate Meyrick ‘17 is a double major in English and music, and she recently combined her interests in an article posted on Think Christian titled “Millennials, Worship, and Hillsong: Let Hope Rise.” Read more about Meyrick’s thoughts.

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Trinity English Class Assignments Lead to Publication

Students. Authors. Thanks to their experiences in Trinity’s English classes, several students and recent alumni have seen their worked developed into a blog, Getting to Know Us: Our Foods, Our Cultures, and a book, Voices of Redemption, that has recently been released in an electronic version. Read more about this achievement.

English Class Gets its Con On

If you never thought that attending an anime convention would be a requirement for an English class, then you haven’t read the syllabus for English 356: Manga and Anime. Read more about Ramencon and the Anime class.

Semester in Spain

Semester in Spain is a Spanish language immersion study abroad program of Trinity Christian College. With native professors, you will excel academically while living in the bustling and historic city of Seville.