Trinity Hosts Fair Trade Gift Market on December 12-13

Fair Trade

Trinity International University is hosting a Fair Trade Gift Market on Friday, December 12, 2-8 pm, and Saturday, December 13, 10 am-2 pm. The event will take place in the Waybright Center on Trinity’s main campus in Deerfield, located at 2065 Half Day Road.

This year, you can use your holiday spending to make a difference in lives around the world. A variety of Chicagoland’s fair trade vendors will bring beautiful products to delight your loved ones this Christmas season. Many local vendors, such as The Mustard Seed (Lake Forest) and Ten Thousand Villages (Evanston), will offer hand-made merchandise from a variety of countries in Africa, South America, Southeast Asia and Haiti. Items available for purchase include home décor, clothing, handbags, accessories, jewelry, baskets, ornaments, items for children, and much more.

The fair trade movement helps artisans in developing countries by providing sustainable economic opportunities through a viable marketplace for their products. Your purchase of these items provides a means of employment and artistic expression for the artisans, plus proceeds are returned to their communities to support clean water, food, education, and other justice initiatives.

Visitors to the market will also enjoy live music and festive food, including fair trade chocolate, coffee, and Bethy’s Cakes.

Make a positive impact this holiday season by shopping at the Fair Trade Gift Market at TrinityInternational University. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit


Open Gym Starts Tonight

The time has finally arrived for open gym! While the arena is not yet complete the gym will be open for use at different times for the remainder of the semester.

The open gym schedule for the next few days is as follows:

  • Friday (11/21) 7-10 PM
  • Saturday (11/22) 1-7 PM
  • Sunday (11/23) 1-5 PM
  • Monday (11/24) 10 PM-12 AM

The gym will be closed from 11/25-11/30 for Thanksgiving break and will reopen on 12/1 with updated hours.

To participate in open gym you must present your Student ID card and sign in at the front desk. You will also be required to wear gym shoes that are different from your street shoes.

We look forward to seeing you there!

How to Audit a Graduate Course

Wishing to Audit a Graduate Course?

  1. Complete the Visiting Student Application if you do not already have a student ID#.
  2. Complete a TEDS/TGS Registration Request form in Trinity Central or University Records. (Registration is contingent upon available seating after the first class meeting. We want to ensure that students taking the course for credit are seated first.)
  3. Complete an Audit Spouse Rebate form if you are a spouse of a full-time credit hour TEDS/TGS student for Financial Aid.

Please Note: Auditors are not permitted in beginning language courses, unless they have already completed and passed the course at Trinity for credit.

Still have questions? Contact Trinity Central for assistance:

  • 847.317.4200

TIU Fair Trade Gift Market, Dec. 12 & 13

This year, use your holiday spending to make a difference in lives around the world at Trinity International University’s Fair Trade Gift Market!

Enjoy live holiday music, festive food, and fair trade vendors. All located in the Waybright Center on Trinity’s campus.

  • Friday, December 12 from 2-8pm and
  • Saturday, December 13 from 10am-2pm

Share this event with your church or neighborhood by visiting and sharing the resources found at Or, if you’d like an event flyer to post, please contact Heather Cordero at

The Fair Trade Gift Market is sponsored by College Union and Trinity Together.