Dr. Washington leaving Trinity for a new opportunity of service

Dear Trinity Students,

I wanted to let you know that following more than 25 years of service to the Trinity community, Dr. William Washington, senior vice president for student life, has informed us that he has been led to leave Trinity for a new opportunity of service at Bethel University in Minnesota. I know you will join with me in expressing deep gratitude to Dr. Washington for his faithful service to Trinity through the years. We certainly want to wish the best for Dr. Washington and his family, as well as for our friends at Bethel, as all of them begin this new chapter together. We will look for a time in the near future to gather together to thank Dr. Washington for his years of service for and investment in hundreds and hundreds of Trinity students.

In the short term we will be inviting Dean Felix Theonugraha to provide interim leadership for our student life work during the forthcoming time of transition. Vice President Rich Grimm will provide oversight for the work of athletics, working closely with Dr. Tony Ladd and the coaches. We will immediately begin to think about new opportunities of structure and service in the area of student life, seeking to determine the best timing for the forthcoming changes. In the meantime, I know you will join me in praying for and providing hopeful encouragement to our outstanding student life staff as we all seek to move forward to advance the Trinity mission.

Please encourage one another as we look forward together toward new opportunities for Trinity, even as we offer thanks to God for Dr. Washington and his years of service at Trinity. May the Lord be with you!


President Dockery

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: CBHD’s Deadline for Proposals is this Sunday, March 1st.

Deadline for submission HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 1st, 2015!

Science, Research, and the Limits of Bioethics examines the ethical dimensions of rapidly evolving arenas of medical & scientific research that continue to stretch the limits of contemporary bioethics, exploring fundamental questions of how science and science policy can function in the service of human flourishing for a medically and technologically sophisticated age.

Proposals from students exploring theological and/or philosophical dimensions for engaging these ethical considerations are particularly welcome.

Visit www.cbhd.org/cfp for more information.

University Blood Drive 3/2

This semester’s University Blood Drive is on Monday, March 2nd in Melton Hall from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign-ups for a appointments will be valuable at a table outside of Hawkins Hall during meal times this week.

The blood drive, put on every semester by Trinity Together in partnership with LifeSource, gives students the opportunity to participate in truly life-changing service. To find out if you’re eligible to give blood, click here.

Contact Daniel Durband at trinitytogether@tiu.edu for more information.

The Christian-Jewish Encounter: A Family Perspective

SHALOM Student Fellowship presents: The Christian-Jewish Encounter: A Family Perspective

What: A conversation with Ryan and Jessica Karp (Chosen People Ministries) about family and faith as we consider the question: How can Christian families navigate the complex spoken and unspoken do’s and don’ts in developing meaning relationships with Jewish families?

When: Thursday, March 5th, 5:30 pm

Where: Lounge at Rodine

Students and families are welcome to join us at 5:30 for a pizza dinner and a reading of Esther in honor of Purim (be sure to bring your noise makers for this, e.g., bells, kazoos, clappers etc.!). After dinner, kids are welcome to join Kids on Campus in Hinkson Hall as the adults enjoy a conversation with the Karps!

For inquiries, contact Anthony Lipscomb (zalipsco@tiu.edu).

*SHALOM Student Fellowship exists to pray for salvation, protection, and blessing for the ethnic Jewish nation, and engage the Trinity campus in activities and dialog relating to biblical perspectives on this nation.

Kesher Forum: Dr. John Monson on “Physical Theology”

Join our very own Dr. Monson, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, as he presents, “Physical Theology: The Bible in its Land, Time and Culture.”

  • When: Monday, March 9, at 7pm
  • Where: Willow Creek North Shore, 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield, IL

The Kesher Forum is a venue and network for followers of Jesus (and those interested in understanding Christian spirituality from a Jewish perspective) from various denominational backgrounds who have a desire to learn more about Jewish culture and who want to build bridges between the Christian and Jewish communities in the Chicagoland area. In a nutshell…we are followers of Jesus interested in engaging with the Jewish roots of our faith and the Jewish community itself…to learn, to grow, and to build bridges of mutual interest and understanding.

For more information, visit http://justinkron.com/kesherforum.

Mosaic Partnerships: Lake County Jail Tour

Mosaic Ministries invites you to join us as we tour the Lake County jail facilities this Friday, February 27th! To carpool, meet in Waybright Center at 9:15 AM. If you have transportation and would like to meet there, please arrive by 9:50 AM. Please RSVP by Thursday Feb. 26th to zwfuller@tiu.edu.

ADDRESS: 18 N. County Street Waukegan, IL 60085

As people entrusted with the Gospel, Trinity Mosaic Ministries aim to advance the ministry of reconciliation and renewal by equipping students, developing and distributing resources, and creating new collaborations and networks.

In the Mosaic Gathering, we explore the biblical vision of reconciliation through prayer, biblical reflections, cultural and social analysis, and networking with like-minded leaders.

Graduate Faculty-Student Talent Show: Calling All Participants

The Graduate Faculty-Student Talent Show on April 11th from 7-9pm is fast approaching! However, we are still looking for participants. Dust off your old dancing shoes, stretch your vocal chords, and pump up your unicycles – it’s time to be Talent-ful. If you are interested in participating as an act in our show, please fill out the formstack here.

The panel is prepped: Dr. Dockery, Dr. Tienou, and Dr. Harris.

Are you?

Please be sure to email us with any questions about the event: GSGA@tiu.edu.