Trinity Christian College is so excited to celebrate Giving Tuesday! Join the Trinity community on Tuesday, Nov. 30, to make your gift to celebrate our very deserving students. You do not want to miss this!
Christmastide, a long-standing Trinity tradition, is quickly coming up on Dec. 4! For more than 20 years, the whole of the Music Department, including choirs and instrumental ensembles, join together to perform a grand music concert for all.
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.
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!
The Dining Hall was alight, active, and alive in the late hours of the night. Students clamored around tables, excitedly decorating cakes, throwing on any (or all) decorations they could find. It’s a competition where the best cake—or the worst–wins.
With the sun shining throughout a picture-perfect autumn weekend, Trinity was excited to welcome hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends to campus for Fall Fest, our annual Homecoming and Parents’ Weekend.
Professor of Art & Design John Bakker was recently featured on the cover of “Chicago Bridge Magazine” and its podcast, where he was described as a “legend in and around the community of Roseland and the state of Illinois.”
Rev. Ben Snoek, Trinity’s new interim campus pastor, is excited about the opportunities to serve at Trinity. “Pastor Ben,” as he is already known throughout campus, joined the College in the Fall 2021 semester, following the retirement of long-time Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual Formation Rev. Willis (Bill) VanGroningen.
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, and the Sabor Latino Club has come forth to celebrate this at Trinity with all its might! It was the first time in Sabor Latino’s history to celebrate Hispanic heritage as a club and with everyone on campus.
Trinity is excited to host the upcoming “Conference for Knowledge for the Future: Higher Education, Change, and Christian Responsibility, sponsored by Coram Deo. The conference, which takes place on campus on Nov. 11-12, features renowned speakers from around the country, as well as Trinity professors.
Trinity’s head women’s soccer coach Josh Lenarz ’98 notched his 300th win when the Trolls scored in the 10th minute of their game against Judson University on Oct. 6. Lenarz is now one of the most winning active coaches in the NAIA.
Mark your calendars for Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6 for our annual Fall Fest weekend. We are excited to welcome alumni, students, parents and the community to join us for Homecoming and Family Weekend, all rolled together into one giant event.
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.
Join us for Stardust Jazz Night, with the Trinity Jazz Ensemble and the Trinity Jazz Collaborative! The concert will take place at 7 pm in Ozinga Chapel Auditorium on Sept. 24. The concert marks the first in a series of events planned by Trinity’s Music Department this semester.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced its Daktronics Scholar-Athletes and NAIA Scholar Teams and recognized Trinity Athletics with 75 Scholar-Athlete and 15 Scholar-Teams distinctions.
The life-changing value of a Trinity education has once again been recognized by U.S. News 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.
In its inaugural rankings, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Trinity’s Nursing program as among the best in the country, standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the largest universities in the United States.
Helping teachers incorporate graphic novels into the classroom is one topic the Comic-Con Educational Series recently tackled. Trinity Professor of Education Bill Boerman-Cornell appeared as a panelist to share strategies, resources, and lessons to improve methods of teaching with this highly effective medium.
The 63rd Annual Convocation, which took place on Sept. 1, was a particularly meaningful one, as those who had been learning, teaching and working remotely during the pandemic came together once more in Ozinga Chapel Auditorium to pray, sing, and be in community.
The first day of fall classes is always an exciting time, with campus dorms bursting with new friends and roommates, halls buzzing with students and professors, athletics teams launching into the new season, and a community gathered together in the pursuit of knowledge.
Some of the deep bonds between the College and Palos Heights were highlighted during a recent interview with Trinity’s Fusion59 co-directors Haley Heeg ’20 and Sundeep Vira on Channel 4, the city’s community access channel.
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.”
SALT is back with terrific, in-person offerings for Fall 2021! SALT (Seasoned Adults Learning at Trinity) is a membership-based program for community members 55+ who are interested in ongoing education and lifelong learning.
In recognition of the Trinity’s support of National Guard service members, the College and Director of Technology Systems Kevin Jacobs ‘02 have been recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a program of the U.S. Department of Defense.
IPO makes its jubilant return to the stage of Ozinga Chapel Auditorium for the 2021-22 season with world-renowned featured soloists Rachel Barton Pine, William Wolfram, collaborations with The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet and Anima-Glen Ellyn Children’s Chorus.
Each semester the Department of Athletics recognizes student-athletes who excelled in their studies by achieving high marks in the classroom. Of the 215 athletes who participated in the spring 2021 semester, 102 were named to the Trinity Athletics Honor Roll
Trinity students leave the College confident in what they believe and possess the skills and experience necessary to excel in their field for good, according to Colleges of Distinction. The organization has once again recognized Trinity in several categories.
It was a beautiful day for a golf outing on June 11 and a record number of participants in Trinity’s annual Alumni Golf Outing took full advantage of it, raising funds for scholarships while having a great time with new and old friends!
Speaking with Missy Strong, host of Music Ed Amplified, Dr. Peters talked about a range of topics, including how he strives to tell the story of all human persons, not just white European men; why he doesn’t use textbooks in his music appreciation courses; and how he wants students to think differently about music in their lives.
Blueprints Weekend is one of the most beloved traditions at Trinity. During this weekend, incoming freshmen and their families gather on campus for summer pre-orientation and registration and so much more!
Gracious. Patient. Kind. Professional. Those are just some of the words used to describe Human Resources Payroll Administrator Kris Doorn ‘89, who has been named Trinity’s 2021-22 Staff Member of the Year.
Hard work and dedication, that’s what it took for Maddy Clausen and Alyssa Busker to claim titles at the recent NCCAA National Track and Field Championships and earn their spot at the recent 41st Annual NAIA Women’s Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our traditional undergraduate students and adult programs students who met this distinction for the Spring 2021 semester.
The Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL) brings scholars together to provide a forum for promoting Christian reflection and practice in the field. And Trinity’s Prof. Yeon Lee will lay a key role in this mission as the association’s new vice president.
Trinity is pleased to announce that Professor of History David Brodnax Sr., Ph.D., is Professor of the Year for 2021-22. he many nominations cited Brodnax’s excellent academic work, his education and perspective with both a law degree and a doctorate, and his tireless service to the College. Brodnax was recognized at commencement on May 8.
Along with celebrating graduates on May 8, the College also honored the emeritations of two long-time faculty members who have retired at the end of the 2020-21 academic year: Joy Meyer ’78, Ed.D., associate professor of education, licensure officer, and dean of education; and Rick Snoeyink, Ph.D.
The College is particularly pleased to see the value of our undergraduate and graduate degrees in special education recognized by Grad Degree Search, including among the Top 10 in the Great Lakes Region.
The research, published in the journal PLOS One, was conducted during their time at Trinity under the guidance of Prof. Clay Carlson. Their work makes a connection between a beneficial probiotic and changes in the brain.
It may have been snowing outside last Tuesday, but the tradition of OPUS continued, with the celebration of scholarship, music, art, and more. This year also marked the 1st Annual GRUMPUS–an extension of OPUS that includes graduate research projects
The English Medieval Mystery Plays are some of the very first recorded examples of theatre after the Dark Ages. Trinity Theatre is delighted to present a performance of six of these plays this April, as we emerge from a sort of “dark ages” of our own.
Trinity’s Education majors learn to cultivate relational peace, educational equity, and justice and to impact every student’s life through excellence in teaching. Those stellar qualities have earned the Education program a place in the top 10 nationwide and number one in Illinois, according to College Factual.
As the COVID-19 pandemic upended traditional approaches to nursing education, Trinity’s Department Chair and Associate Professor of Nursing Tina Decker ‘06, DNP made it her mission to get the students the work they desired to be fully prepared for their upcoming transition into their nursing careers.
We write to give you two brief updates on the Select College Committee Diversity, Unity, Conciliation, and Belonging. This is a follow-up communication from our message to you on Friday, March 12, 2021.
Good works happen every day at Trinity—and one way we recognize those are through awards for Professor of the Year and Staff Member of the Year. Nominations for both awards may be submitted by students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
The recognitions and honors for Trinity’s top-ranked nursing program continue to accumulate! RNCareers.org is the latest organization to name Trinity as the best BSN nursing program in the state of Illinois.
The Healthy Troll Challenge is back, and everyone in the Troll community can take part this year! Since this year’s event is taking place virtually through Facebook and Instagram, anyone can work out alongside Trinity Exercise Science and Physical Education K-12 majors, earn points for prizes, and get healthier.
Trinity’s Seerveld Gallery brings the works of internationally famous artists, as well as artists from Chicago’s thriving art scene, to campus. And the Seerveld Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit by Katherine Desjardins called “Touch.”
Troll Nation answered the call for the fifth annual Trinity Tuesday, which took place on March 9! In just 24 hours, 777 donors raised $239,683 dollars for the Trinity Fund, exceeding the initial goal of 750 donors.
After careful consideration, we have decided to allow minimal, select spectators in attendance at both our indoor and outdoor competitions. No one will be admitted who is not on the guest pass list, and no visiting spectators will be permitted.
Senior basketball player Gabby Kreykes was named NCCAA Regional Player of the Year and also brought home the top honor when the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) announced its women’s basketball postseason awards. Senior Jasmine Elliott earned Honorable Mention All-Conference by the CCAC.
Commencement is always a joyous occasion—and this year’s May 8 celebration will be a particularly meaningful one for Trinity graduates and their friends and family. We will not only be celebrating the Class of 2021 and honoring our 2020 graduates as well.
The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our traditional undergraduate students and adult programs students who met this distinction for the Fall 2020 semester.
Trinity’s Nicole Saint-Victor ‘12, Affiliated Faculty, Director of Gospel Choir and Director of Multicultural Engagement, co-led one of the recent sessions, which was focused on college and university students.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a group of current and emeriti professors, Trinity has received a grant from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) that spans several different initiatives at the College and connects to Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood.
The holiday season, in the midst of the COVID pandemic, has presented unique challenges for some of our students. To support our international students and student-athletes who will be staying on campus during the extended winter break, Trinity would love to find 100 donors to give $100 each this Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1.
For an unprecedented fifth time in six years, Trinity nursing graduates have achieved a perfect first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam. This success for Trinity’s top-ranked program represents the highest six-year NCLEX average of any BSN or ADN program in Illinois.
While we were physically separated this Fall Semester, the Trinity community was able to connect through a series of virtual events, hosted by President Kurt and Leah Dykstra. Each event celebrated a unique aspect of our campus.
Rachel Holden ‘17, who is currently working for Northwestern Mutual in Recruiting and Development, recently spoke to Trinity students about job searching, training, and professional development for the third Fusion Friday of the semester.
The 24-Hour Theatre Project has been a tradition for Trinity’s Theatre program since 2016. This year—though modified—was no exception! Recently, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others gathered virtually to tackle five different plays in a single day’s time.
Do you know a high school student who might be a perfect fit at Trinity? Invite them to check out our TrinTalks! TrinTalks, which take place on Tuesdays, are virtual, webinar-style events that delve into different areas of Trinity.
Trinity continues its tradition of hosting the annual 24-Hour Theatre Project, this year in an online format. The free event takes place this weekend, with the performances starting at 8 pm on Saturday, September 26.
Trinity is proud to be the home of the award-winning Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. And as the IPO has reimagined its fall programming in order to protect the community, we are excited to see the IPO musicians back on the stage of Ozinga Chapel Auditorium, for a concert on Oct. 24
Trolls don’t just believe in sportsmanship and integrity during athletic competitions–they live those values in every aspect of their lives. And Trinity is pleased to receive the Champions of Character Five-Star award from the NAIA.
Since Fusion 59 opened in 2018, many people across campus and from the Chicagoland area have benefited from Trinity’s innovation and co-working space. As Haley Heeg ’20 takes over as Entrepreneur in Residence, she is looking forward to continuing and expanding on that tradition.
The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our traditional undergraduate students and adult programs students who met this distinction for the Spring 2020 semester.
Trinity Christian College and the North American Christians in Social Work (NACSW) are pleased to announce a new memorandum of understanding to mark the co-location of NACSW’s corporate headquarters on Trinity’s campus, effective June 1, 2020.
Associate Professor of Nursing and Department Chair Tina Decker ’06, DNP, recently talked with the Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing about how the expectations and requirements of nurses have changed during the pandemic and how nurses can adapt.
As part of his Convocation address, Professor of the Year Yudha Thianto talked about how our individual stories become one big family story. “Together, we will accomplish the calling that He has given us.”
Nothing can stop the spirit and generosity of the Trinity community! For the 34th year, participants and sponsors came together for the annual Trinity Athletics Club (TAC) Golf Classic, raising money for student-athlete scholarships.
NAIA publicly announced a decision to postpone national championships for fall sports to spring 2021. The CCAC has concurrently announced a unanimous decision to postpone conference competition and championships to spring.
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.
To help first-year students navigate their adjustment to Trinity and provide a sense of community, Thrive Student Mentors have spent the summer preparing to provide an immediate support network for all new students when they arrive on campus next month.
Trinity Athletics has named Jeremy Bialek head men’s and women’s golf coach, Director of Athletics Mark Hanna announced. Bialek also serves an assistant men’s basketball coach and as an education data specialist at the College.
Philosophy Prof. Aron Reppmann ’92 recently discussed thinkers and works that are significant to him, as a featured guest on two podcasts: the Critical Faith podcast, produced by the Institute for Christian Studies; and the Secret History of Western Esotericism podcast.
Trinity Athletics hired Becky Eller as the new head coach for the women’s volleyball program, Director of Athletics Mark Hanna has announced. Before coming to Trinity, Eller served as an assistant coach for the women’s volleyball team at Trinity International University.
The format may be different, but our Alumni Board is still excited to announce our annual golf outing to raise scholarships for students of alumni! Grab some friends or former roommates and have a blast on the course at a tee time that works for you.
Assistant Professor of Special Education Christine Scholma ’04 has been named presentation chair for the 2022 award, which recognizes children’s and young adult books that portray individuals with developmental disabilities.
At Blueprints, students get to meet other students, faculty, and staff. During our sessions, incoming freshmen discover more about campus life, register for classes, and begin friendships with other new students that will last a lifetime.
Building upon the personal reflection that President Dykstra offered to the Trinity community this past weekend, Trinity Christian College shares the following statement in solidarity with and in support of the entire Trinity community.
More than ever during these challenging times, we are grateful to our essential workers and first responders. And Trinity was thrilled to partner with the Joliet Slammers to recently donate meals to the Palos Heights Police and Fire Departments.
Trinity’s Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology program has once again been recognized as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program, the premier group in the field.
Trinity is planning and expecting to welcome, in-person, our students to campus this fall and we will do so in a way that incorporates public health measures endorsed by governmental authorities and medical experts.
Trinity is pleased to announce that the 2020-21 Professor of the Year is Yudha Thianto, Ph.D., Professor of Theology. As Professor of the Year, Thianto will offer the message at Trinity’s 62nd Annual Convocation this fall and will be honored on Dec. 19, when Trinity celebrates commencement for the Spring 2020 graduates.
Recent shelter-in-place requirements offer the opportunity to get to know our own backyards, according to Associate Professor of Biology Abbie Schrotenboer, Ph.D., in a recent interview with “Christianity Today.”
At the May 2020 commencement, Trinity announced the retirement of two beloved, long-time professors, Professor of Education Liz Rudenga, Ph.D., and Professor of Music Helen Van Wyck, D.M.A. Both professors were awarded emeriti status by Trinity’s Board of Trustees.
Trinity’s accounting graduates continued the College’s tradition of excelling on the certified public accounting (CPA) exam in 2019, leading the state of Illinois with both pass rates and average scores on the most recent test.
In a podcast for the Humane Education Coalition, Dr. Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein discussed the interconnectedness of social justice, human rights issues, the natural living world, and animal rights, among other topics.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020! Graduates were recognized in a virtual degree conferral ceremony today. The ceremony also recognized retiring faculty members Dr. Helen Van Wyck and Dr. Liz Rudenga, as well as Dr. Yudha Thianto, as Trinity’s Professor of the Year for 2020-21.
Every year, the Office of Student Life recognizes the outstanding contributions of Trinity students who have made a difference in the lives of the Trinity community. Congratulations to this year’s honorees!
Amidst a global pandemic, the Trinity community is still making a difference around the world! Recently Emily Bosscher, Director of First Year Experience, taught an online English class for students in Indonesia.
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.
At Trinity, OPUS is one of the biggest events of the year. And nothing can stop OPUS and the opportunity to celebrate student scholarship! This year, we will celebrating a digital OPUS, and everyone is invited to participate.
For Dr. Jesse VanMaanen ’12, a surgery resident at the University of South Dakota, the coronavirus pandemic isn’t just a workplace issue—he is currently in isolation after having contracted the illness during a rotation at Chicago’s John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Trinity may be new to the world of college mock trial competitions, but the team has already made an impression during its first season. Trinity students notched several wins in tournaments against larger colleges and universities with more established teams.
Trinity’s people are at the heart of our community. As one way to recognize the achievements of our dedicated faculty and staff, we are currently accepting nominations for the Professor of the Year Award and Staff Member of the Year Award.
The flourishing of our campus community and its health and safety are of utmost importance to us at Trinity. With that priority in mind we believe that it is in the best interest of our community and our neighbors to suspend in-person, on-campus classes for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester beginning on Friday, March 13.
The Madron Gallery in Chicago is currently hosting an exhibit featuring the work of several artists who are part of the Trinity family, including Professor of Art & Design John Bakker and alumni Pierce Cruz ’18 and Hannah Dykstra ’17.
The Trinity community gathered last week to celebrate Provost Aaron Kuecker, Ph.D., on the recent release of Social Identity Commentary on the New Testament. Kuecker co-edited the book with Brian Tucker and contributed two chapters.
At Trinity, our professors are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with students and growing their own gifts and talents inside and outside the classroom. We celebrate with our faculty who have recently reached career milestones with promotions and the granting of tenure.
When working with children, behavior analysts and school-based professionals need successful collaboration, Trinity’s Dr. Karen O’Connor told audience members during a presentation at the recent Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis annual conference.
Trinity’s Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual Formation Dr. Willis “Bill” Van Groningen was recently awarded the Dana Walling Award for Excellence in Campus Ministry from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Fusion59, Trinity Christian College’s Center for Innovation, is excited to announce they are hosting an exclusive event on March 19th with international author, speaker and business consultant Vicki Fitch.
Trinity was excited to welcome nearly 30 high school students to campus to participate in the Diversity Scholars Leadership Program last weekend. Along with those who attended in person, 10 international students took part in interviews via Skype.
“Having a month dedicated to black history gives Trinity an opportunity to affirm our very diverse population and to celebrate with our black students who they are and who they are on this campus,” said Nicole St. Victor ’12, Director of Multicultural Engagement.
Trinity students don’t just experience the world beyond campus. Sometimes, opportunities come right to the classroom! That is the case for Dr. Mike Chitavi’s Global Business class, which spent part of the fall semester developing international business plans for Sidekik, a soccer juggling tool.
Sixteen Trinity theater students, along with Dr. John Sebestyen, recently traveled to the Region 3 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) in Madison, Wis., to learn, compete, and share a scene from the College’s Spring 2019 play.
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.”
Prof. Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, chair of Trinity’s Social Work department, has been named a fellow at The Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, which is committed to putting ethical concerns for animals on the intellectual agenda.
Multidisciplinary artist Kwabena Foli will present “god gives rest, not sleep” in the Seerveld Gallery from Jan. 9-Feb. 6. Foli will give an artists lecture on Feb. 6 at 6 pm in the ArCC DeWitt Lobby, and a closing reception will follow.
Trinity Women’s Organization looks forward to spending time with scrapbookers at its semi-annual scrapbooking event! The spring 2020 event takes place Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 in the Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), in residence at Trinity Christian College with a Home for the Holidays concert at Ozinga Chapel on December 21, 2019, at 3 pm. IPO will also share the stage with the Elmhurst Choral Union.
For those who are utilizing planned giving approaches, or are considering it, there have been several significant changes that will impact IRA charitable rollover giving and charitable gift annuities that will take effect by Dec. 31.
Students and professors in Trinity’s Physical Education, Recreation, and Kinesiology (PERK) Department are working with Trinity alumnus Ryan Hesslau ‘18 to be the first college to pilot an app his company recently developed, The Waves App.
Trinity is pleased to announce that Indira Escalante ’20 has been named Trinity’s Lincoln Laureate. Escalante was honored at the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Convocation Ceremony on Nov. 16 in Springfield, Ill.
The Trinity women’s soccer and volleyball teams secured bids to NAIA Nationals and are competing in opening round competition this weekend. Andrew Dobrescu will also race in the NAIA National Championship Cross Country Meet on Friday. Go, Trolls!
The mission of the Center for Teaching and the Good Life is to deepen Trinity’s capacity to help all students discover and articulate the joy of their vocation in ways that include and extend beyond career and work.
Matt Croasmun of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, and Lecturer of Divinity & Humanities at Yale University, recently visited campus where he discussed examining, defining, and achieving what constitutes as a good life.
Fusion59 in partnership with the Innovation Club, recently held a standing-room-only networking workshop. Future Founders COO Katie Sowa offered advice to students on effective and proper networking etiquette.
In 2019, Trinity nursing graduates continue their perfect first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam. This success represents the fourth time in the past five years that the College is celebrating a 100% pass rate.
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) celebrates 42 years of bringing beautiful music to the Southland as it opens the 2019-20 season at Ozinga Chapel with Opening Night: Rhapsody in Blue on October 19.
Podcasts and Plato may not seem to have much in common at first. But students in Dr. Craig Mattson’s COM 111 class connected “Phaedrus” to today’s communication practices during a field work excursion to 1871.
Theatre Department will perform “Eurydice,” by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Dr. John Sebestyen, as the Fall 2019 Mainstage Production. Shows will take place at the Marg Kallemeyn Theatre on Nov. 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 7:30 pm.
What a weekend to honor Trinity’s past and look forward to the future! Six decades after the first class was held at the new College, Trolls past, present, and future gathered for fun, fellowship, and reflection.
Once considered separate realms, there has been a reawakening of interest in a dialogue between theology and the arts, according to Professor of Music Mark Peters, Ph.D., in his recent review of Jeremy S. Begbie’s latest book.
Monday was a great day for the 33rd Annual Trinity Athletics Club (TAC) Golf Classic! The event, which took place at Crystal Tree Country Club in Orland Park, Ill., raised just under $85,000 for athletic scholarships.
Jonathan Brooks didn’t expect to work at a college, become a preacher, or move back to his old neighborhood of Englewood on Chicago’s South Side. In the latest issue of Trinity Magazine, he talks about his journey that led him to where he is now.
Single season tickets for the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, in residence at Trinity’s Ozinga Chapel Auditorium, are now available. Highlights of the 2019-20 season include Gershwin, Mahler, Williams, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and more!
Trinity is proud to announce that 83% of master’s degree graduates taking the Behavior Analyst Certification Board exam for the first time have passed, nearly 20% higher than the average rate among other colleges and universities.
For Josh Lenarz ’98, Trinity’s head women’s soccer coach, soccer is the vehicle that enables him as a coach to build meaningful relationships and experiences for Trinity’s athletes, which is his real passion.
Join the Trinity family for a night of gourmet food stations; craft beer, cocktails, and wine; interactive historical displays; dancing; and connecting with Trinity friends old and new at the Diamond Anniversary Celebration at the beautiful Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center.
Come join the Trinity community in supporting our student athletes at the annual Trinity Athletics Club Golf Classic. This year, the outing moves to Crystal Tree Country Club in Orland Park, Ill., on Aug. 19.
Andrea Dieleman has joined Trinity as SALT (Seasoned Adults Learning at Trinity) Program Coordinator. Dieleman organizes class offerings that engage and foster relationships with SALT members, providing them with opportunities to expand their knowledge in a welcoming atmosphere.
Aron Reppmann ’92, Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair, has been named Chancellor of the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, which offers graduate-level degrees in philosophy and theology. The chancellor serves as chair of the ICS Senate.
Trinity welcomes Kristen Keller as the new Director of Athletics Communications. Keller replaces Sports Information Director Amy Strong ’86, who has transitioned to Administrative Coordinator for the Athletics Department.
Four Trinity students have been named recipients of the prestigious Maurice VanderVelde Junior Scholarship Awards for 2019-20. These scholarships support outstanding junior or senior students in collaborative research with a Trinity professor.
The College is excited to announce new leadership in the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement and the Office of Admissions. Jeremy Klyn has been named Trinity’s new Director of Alumni and Family Engagement. With Klyn’s transition, Jeanine Mozie has been promoted to Director of Admissions.
The College was recognized for its exemplary commitment to the four distinctions identified by the Colleges of Distinction organization: engaged students; great teaching; vibrant community; and successful outcomes.
Allie Paluchniak ’16 has been named the new head coach of the women’s and men’s golf programs. A 2016 Trinity graduate, she most recently served as head coach for the women’s golf team for the past two years while also providing coaching support to the men’s golf team and to the women’s basketball team at Wheaton College.
Blueprints gives our students a taste of all aspects of the college experience, and they can spend time arranging class schedules, meeting with faculty advisors, and enjoying the range of planned activities.
The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our traditional undergraduate students and adult programs students who met this distinction for the Spring 2019 semester.
Jeremy Klyn ‘02 has been named Director of Alumni and Family Engagement. He has worked at the college for the past 16 years, most recently serving as Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Student reflections on food and family are now tangible in “Tasteful Diversity,” a paperback compilation of essays and recipes edited by English professor Michael Vander Weele and designed by Trinity alum Schuyler Roozeboom.
As part of Trinity’s commencement ceremonies on May 4, Provost Aaron Kuecker Ph.D., honored the emeritations of two faculty members: Thomas R. Roose, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics and Science Education; and Michael Vander Weele, Ph.D., Professor of English.
Eight Trinity students, along with Prof. Clay Carlson, took a road trip from Palos Heights to suburban Atlanta last month to present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
With a double-header victory over Hannibal-LaGrange University of Hannibal, Mo., on May 11 in the NCCAA North Central Region Championship, Trinity advances to the NCCAA World Series on May 22-25 in Easley, South Carolina!
From beginning basketball players to high-school level softball pitchers, Trinity Summer Sports Camps have something for athletes of all types and experience levels! Camps are led by the College’s coaching staff.
With topics ranging from “Calvin and Old Testament Metaphors” to “Who were the Israelites in the Netherlandish Reformation?” as well as a banquet, organ recital, and much more, Trinity recently hosted the Calvin Studies Society Colloquium.
The Trinity group spent the day with more than 1,000 fellow participants from around the state in educational sessions and advocacy activities as part of the annual National Association of Social Workers-IL Chapter Advocacy Day.
Trinity is pleased to welcome Kevin Walker ’04 to campus as part of the TBN Speaker Series.The Trinity Business Network in collaboration with Fusion 59 is presenting this free year-long speaker series focused on entrepreneurship and innovation for students, alumni and friends of the College.
This Master of Arts degree leads to an ESL (English as a Second Language) and LBS I (Learning Behavior Specialist) grade range endorsement, which can be added to graduates’ Professional Educator’s License (PEL).
Calling all alumni, students, staff, faculty, and staff! Is there a Trinity professor that changed your life? A staff member whose advice and example impacted you? Now is the time to recognize their achievements and nominate them for Faculty & Staff Member of the Year!
Trinity is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 SALT season! Trinity’s SALT (Seasoned Adults Learning at Trinity) program is a membership program for those 55 and over who are interested in ongoing education and lifelong learning u.
Trinity was pleased to welcome music director, performer, and producer Demond Mickens to campus on Feb. 22. He led and participated in several events, including the Diversity Scholars visit and Gospel Fest 2019.
Prof. Dieleman’s book, “The Battle for the Sabbath in the Dutch Reformation: Devotion or Desecration?”, focuses on the doctrinal and practical importance of Sunday observance in the early modern Reformed communities in the Low Countries of the Netherlands.
“We can’t just receive and memorialize black history,” said Prof. Nathan Jérémie-Brink of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, said during the lecture, which is sponsored by Trinity’s History Department “It’s something we do.”
A program of the Mathematical Association of America, Project NExT is a professional development program for new or recent Ph.D.s in the mathematical sciences. that focuses on all aspects of an academic career.
Trinity Christian College’s campus will be closed beginning today, Tuesday 1/29/19 at 6 pm through Thursday 1/31/19 at 12:30 pm. Residence halls, the Dining Hall and Security will remain open throughout the closure. Food service will be available for residential students.
This year’s theme is “Imagine the World Otherwise.” The program features performances by the Trinity Christian College Gospel Choir, Trinity Theatre, Trinity Music Department Faculty, and excerpts from Ballet 5:8’s Four Seasons of the Soul.
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra presents Aurora Triptych as a part of The World Beyond: Where Music and Nature Meet program conducted by Stilian Kirov and presented with KV 265, Trinity Christian College, The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Fund, and Homewood Science Center.
Due to the current and overnight weather conditions, Trinity will start classes at 11am today (meaning that 11am classes are the first ones to meet and that the schedule, from that point forward, will proceed as usual).
Today, Jan 22, 2019, all evening classes at Trinity Christian College are cancelled due to weather. As of now, the men’s volleyball game is still scheduled to play as planned. Please check back for updates.
To celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Black Student Union welcomed the Trinity community to Ozinga Chapel Auditorium for our annual ceremony commemorating the life and legacy of the great civil rights leader.
The podcast featuring Professor of Communication Arts Craig Mattson, Ph.D., is part of “The Academic Minute” series. In it, Mattson discusses the messaging behind social entrepreneurship companies such as TOMS and Warby Parker.
The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our traditional undergraduate students and adult programs students who met this distinction for the Fall 2018 semester.
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 the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival this week.
Trinity bids farewell to Dr. Patti Powell , Professor of Special Education and Director of the LBS I Graduate Program in Special Education, who retired in December and received emeritus status at the Fall Semester Commencement.
Every Christmas, New Moms, a family support organization run by Board of Trustees member Dr. Laura Zumdahl ’02, offers a holiday party where a professional photographer captures family portraits of mothers and their children.
Assistant Professor of Nursing Autumn Mels ‘12 has been named a 2019 Illinois Nurse Educator Fellow, a program of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Nursing Workforce Center Advisory Board that is designed to promote excellence in nursing education.
On behalf of everyone at Trinity Christian College, we wish you a Joyous Christmas, all the Blessings of the Season, and our Very Best Wishes for a Wonderful New Year. President Kurt and Mrs. Leah Dykstra
In honor of his mentor, Trinity’s professor of music and department chair Mark Peters, Ph.D., has co-edited a collection of essays on J. S. Bach’s sacred vocal music, as well as contributing a chapter.
During a recent gathering Professor of Communication Arts Craig Mattson; B.A./M.Div. Mentor and Recruiter Jonathan Brooks; Assistant Professor of History Kyle Dieleman; and Professor of Music Mark Peters discussed their research, key insights from their books, and the process of publishing.
The women’s volleyball team will compete in the 39th Annual NAIA National Volleyball Championship and the women’s soccer team will be making their tournament appearance at the NCCAA DI Women’s Soccer National Championship.
The Trinity Nursing Alumni Association (TANA) Pledge is an endowment fund created by Marv Roelofs and his wife, Dr. Lois Roelofs, Professor of Nursing Emeritus. With the faithful support of the TANA Pledge, the benefits of a BSN from Trinity will spread even further.
Trinity’s Communications Manager Amy Stickel and Senior Graphic Designer Pete Vega discussed the award-winning redesign of the College’s beloved Troll mascot at the recent Associated Colleges of Illinois Fall Conference.
Trinity’s Counseling Center Director Stephanie Griswold, Psy.D., recently took part in a panel discussion on how the church in general and pastors in particular can help care for victims of trauma and abuse.
Trinity welcomed nearly 100 high school students from Chicago Christian, Timothy Christian, Naperville North, and Naperville Central, who competed in five events that were centered around innovation, creativity, and teamwork.
For high school students who love the arts, from visual arts to music to theater, Trinity is hosting a special weekend, where they can learn more about the College’s art, music, and theatre programs The Trinity Arts Experience will take place on Nov. 8-9.
Trinity is excited to welcome the first cohort of students, faculty, and staff for the newly launched B.A.-M.Di.v Program, in partnership with Northern Seminary and funded in part by the Kern Family Foundation.
Jonathan Chase visited campus to discuss how children with autism, their parents, friends, and communities can benefit from his first-hand experiences and understanding of how autistic people can grow to maximum independence.
Sandra Biedron ’94 doesn’t just own an historic mansion that is lovingly cared for—the Ingersoll-Blackwelder House also recently doubled as a television set for a haunted pilot filmed by 14 teenage filmmakers.
Students in the Trinity’s Master of Arts in Special Education: Behavior Intervention Specialist program presented to an audience of fellow students and community members during two June evening conference sessions on the Current Trends in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Faculty members from our Special Education and Psychology Departments, working with students from Trinity’s graduate program in counseling psychology, recently created a podcast series in 1871’s studio.
Trinity’s university partnership with 1871 has helped answer two significant institutional leadership questions, as Provost Dr. Aaron Kuecker, Ph.D., described in an article in published by Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.