It is with mixed emotions that the Distance Education office announces that Jon Kimmel’s last day working with us will be Friday, May 24. He first served with our office for a year as a work study student, and for the last two and a half years as the coordinator for DE administration. He will be missed!
Dining Services offers the following summer dining options:
FRESH will be open:
Monday – Friday, 7:30-1:30
(Breakfast served from 7:30 – 10:00, Lunch served from 11:00-1:30)
Menu options include:
Daily Hot Breakfast Offerings: Scrambled Egg Combo, Omelettes, Belgian Waffles
Two Daily Hand-Crafted Deli Sandwich Choices on our Home-Baked French Bread or Ciabatta
Hand-Tossed Gourmet Salad of the Day
Daily Lunch Special
Homemade Soup / Soup-Salad / Soup-Sandwich Combination
Come and enjoy our expanded dining area, lunch on the patio, or grab something to have back at your office.
Hawkins Dining Hall will be open Monday – Friday, from 11:30-1:00, during the weeks of:
(Closed the Week of July 8th)
We look forward to serving you this summer!
Trinity College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Trinity Graduate School graduates were challenged to use their education to invest their lives in the gospel of Christ for the sake of others during TIU’s 116th Annual Commencement Ceremonies.
Far from being simply a day of graduation traditions, Commencement at Trinity is intended to be a time of celebration and gratitude for God’s provision. This is the day when the collective efforts of students, families, churches, friends and other support systems were recognized, when we gratefully acknowledged the resources God has provided for the attaining of a specific goal, and when graduates hopefully anticipated and began the next phase of the journey to which our triune Lord has called them.
For the safety of this year’s keynote speaker and the organization he leads in a “closed” country, all references will remain anonymous, but we can still share the powerful commissioning he gave to graduates.
The speaker acknowledged that his charge was likely the last lecture graduates would be required to hear, and he started with a pointed question: “Some of the most educated people in the world have no idea why they were born. Do you?”
He then went on to exhort graduates to do the very things they were probably instructed not to do as children: play in the dirt, hang out with the wrong crowd, and walk near the edge. To play in the dirt and get their hands dirty, graduates need to be willing to go wherever the Lord sends them, truly investing themselves in often seemingly inglorious and “unclean” work—not least when the cost is high. Hanging out with the wrong crowd means investing their lives in the lives of others—no matter what their status—in order to show them the love of Christ. This is precisely what Jesus did. And walking close to the edge means taking risks, challenging themselves to be bold for the sake of Christ’s gospel.
“There’s nothing more nauseating than Christians who think the world revolves them,” the speaker said. “It matters where you invest your life.”
Trinity’s Alumni of the Year were also announced and honored at their respective ceremonies. This year’s honorees are Drs. Randall and Rebekah Basinger (Trinity College), and EFCA President Dr. William Hamel (TEDS).
Hamel also shared with graduates about the direction the Lord took his life since his college graduation. He had originally intended on becoming a math teacher and a football coach, but the Lord instead led him to TEDS and then to the pastorate for many years before becoming EFCA President.
“If you don’t know what to do with your life, that’s okay,” Hamel said. “Trust your future to a faithful God.”
Please join the Trinity community in congratulating our 2013 graduates and celebrating the work of God in their lives.
Donna Jackson has been serving as the records transcript coordinator for the past five years. She has served TC, REACH, and TEDS/TGS students. Her hard work and dedication to the office has been greatly appreciated.
Please join us in the Records office to thank her for her service. A farewell reception will be held on Friday, May 31, 2013 from 2–3 p.m. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Light refreshments will be served.
With thankful hearts, the Trinity community expresses its love and gratitude to Craig and Carolyn Williford’s dedicated service to its mission—to educate men and women to engage in God’s redemptive work in the world by cultivating academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning.
On Monday, May 20, all Trinity faculty and staff will have an opportunity to express that love and gratitude to the Willifords from 1:30–3:00 p.m. in the Lantern Lounge. The reception will include refreshments as well as cards, so that anyone may write a note of appreciation to Craig and Carolyn.
by Wendy Moore, assistant sports information director
On Saturday, May 4, Trinity International University Men’s and Women’s Soccer spent their final team activity of the year serving the local community and sharing their love of the game with youth from North Chicago.
Freshmen Nikki Post said that they spent time “teaching the kids about the NAIA Champions of Character Core Values, what those values look like in everyday life, and just letting them know they are loved.”
“I can’t think of a better way to end our year than serving the Lord by loving on these kids,” Post added.
The North Chicago community is about 15 miles from Trinity’s campus, but the two worlds could not be more different. Trinity is located in affluent Bannockburn, Illinois, surrounded by major business corporations, strong school districts, and upper class neighborhoods. A twenty-minutes drive north, however, reveals an under-resourced community that at one time was called a “food desert.” Many of the youth from North Chicago have faced difficulties beyond their years.
Trinity’s soccer players organized the day in its entirety—from games and activity stations to how they would greet the kids the minute they stepped off the bus. The five NAIA Core Values of Sportsmanship, Respect, Servant Leadership, Integrity, and Responsibility were integrated into the different activities throughout the day. One TIU Men’s Player and Women’s Player would be at each station to speak on a specific core value and interact with the youth on how they could apply it to their lives. The core values would also be strategically woven into the activity and then talked about after each game. The remaining soccer players who did not take part in this facilitation were divided into teams and each of them selected a few boys and girls that they would then be intentionally spending time with throughout the day.
“I hung with a kid named Marson all day,” Trinity Junior Greg Navitsky said. “We had so much fun! His joy and love for the atmosphere was electric. At each station we did a handshake that we came up with, and he also asked me to give him piggyback rides to all the stations. It reminded me of how the love of Jesus Christ loves to be present with us and how he never grows tired, weak, or weary.”
After two hours of fun, fellowship, and learning, the day came to a close with a pizza party.
Trinity Men’s and Women’s Soccer Head Coach Patrick Gilliam said that he is “extremely proud of both our small group leaders and our two teams for their planning in the weeks leading up to the event and their investment in the youth of North Chicago. As is often the case, I think we were the ones who were more blessed by what took place.”
Staff Holidays for the 2013-2014 fiscal year have been posted on MyTIU on the Human Resources page (found under the Administrative Resources heading).