The deadline for all programs (PhD, Grad, TC, REACH, etc.) Spring/Summer 2014 Graduation is Sunday, December 15, 2013. This deadline applies to Deerfield Campus as well as the Dolton Campus.
The applications for graduation are all found on my.tiu.edu > Campus Services > University Records.
Check out the following events at Trinity during this season of Advent!
Santa Lucia Festival: In honor of the Christian martyr Saint Lucy (or Santa Lucia), whose veneration has deep connections to the Trinity’s Scandinavian roots, Trinity students are encouraged to practice Christian service during this annual Advent celebration. Events surrounding this year’s Santa Lucia celebration include the annual dorm decorating contest, the Fair Trade Gift Market on Dec. 5, and the Christmas Service Project sponsored by Community Partnerships Cabinet on Dec. 7. Santa Lucia concludes with the annual Santa Lucia Formal Dance on Dec. 13, where this year’s Miss Santa Lucia — a freshman girl who best exemplifies the characteristics of Christian service and leadership — will be crowned. Any questions regarding service opportunities can be directed to TIU College Union.
TIU Christmas Concert: Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Join Trinity’s music ensembles for the annual Christmas Concert “Come and Behold Him! A Festival of Lessons and Carols.” Come celebrate the Christmas season with performances from the Concert Choir, the Symphonic Band, and the Handbell Choir. This concert is open to the public. General admission is $12 ($10 for students/seniors, $8 for all TIU students, staff, faculty, and families). For more information or questions regarding group or family discounts, call (847) 317-8021.
Best Christmas Story Ever: Dec. 13 at 11:00 a.m. As per tradition, the semester’s final chapel service will give four students an opportunity to share their most cherished Christmas memories, with one to be crowned the “Best Christmas Story Ever.” Finish off the semester with laughs, tears, and everything in between at this special chapel service!
As you return from Thanksgiving break and look at your schedule for Spring 2014, consider taking a distance education course. You can find a list of available courses at our website, along with copies of course syllabi.
If you have a schedule conflict for a required course, you can register for a distance education course that will satisfy a requirement for your degree program. Available courses include ME 5000 Introduction to Christian Missions, ST 5101 Systematic Theology I, ST 5102 Systematic Theology II, and ST 5103 Systematic Theology III.
In addition, many electives are available as distance education courses.
Please review the TEDS Catalog for program requirements.Students may take up to 5 distance education courses (up to 15 hours) toward a Master’s Degree at TEDS.
If you have questions about Distance Education courses, contact the Distance Education Office at email@example.com.
Because the tuition for Distance Education courses is discounted, TEDS scholarships do not cover tuition for Distance Education courses.
After 12 years of faithful service to the Trinity community, Kevin Compton is leaving his position as Theological Librarian in Rolfing Library. Kevin’s last day in the library will be Tuesday, December 3. In addition to his reference duties, Kevin has taught the Theological Research Methods class and worked for the Academic Doctoral Office. Kevin has been the “go-to” person for students with formatting questions regarding their dissertations and theses. Friends and associates are welcome to come by the library to wish Kevin well as he prepares to embark on, in his words, “something entirely different.”
Reviewed by Josh Stoiber, Digest staff writer
This past weekend, TIU’s music department performed The Pirates of Penzance, or, The Slave of Duty, one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic-operas, as the University’s annual musical.
The story opens with young Frederic (played by Jacob O’Marrah) graduating from his apprenticeship among a group of unsuccessful pirates. Upon leaving his indentures, Fredric comes across a group of young women (something that had never happened to him in all of his 21 years of life), and met Mabel Stanley (Kyrri Schober). The two quickly fall in love, a love that is immediately put into jeopardy by the fact that Mabel’s father (Kyle Berry) is a Major General of the Royal Marines. Torn between his love for Mabel and the loyalty he feels to his duty as a pirate, Fredric tries in vain to establish a balance between the two.
From the first note of the overture, it was clear that Pirates would become one of the school’s finest productions, with the show’s orchestral ensemble, conducted by the show’s musical director, Josh Tyra, deftly executing the opera’s complex (and nearly continuous) score.
The set, too, complemented the show well. Designed by Ruth Voetmann, the minimalistic rocks and arches set the scene without getting in the way of the energetic choreography, and the use of a scrim, complete with projected clouds, added nice production value to the show without being over-the-top or garish.
Above all else, the cast proved to be the production’s greatest show, particularly from O’Marrah and Schober. As Mabel, Pirates‘s most musically challenging role, Schober took on the cadenzas with seeming ease. As Frederic, O’Marrah struck a positive balance between acting out the script’s ridiculous plot, as well as being a relatable and comparatively level-headed character. O’Marrah’s voice also did not get in the way of his fine performance as Fredric.
In the end, The Pirates of Penzance was a triumph for the school’s music and drama departments, as the cast pulled through for one of the best performances in recent memory.
Please come to celebrate Jared Wilhelm’s more than nine years of service in Trinity’s University Advancement Office. Jared began his service at TIU in September of 2004 as a major gifts officer, cultivating and soliciting charitable gifts from individuals. During his years here, Jared has served in additional advancement roles, such as interim director of fundraising for The Center of Bioethics & Human Dignity, Waybright Student Center capital campaign coordinator, and,most recently, director of corporate and foundation relations.
Prior to arriving at Trinity, Jared worked in fundraising and administrative positions within other Christian ministry organizations. He will begin serving his alma mater, Wheaton College, on December 2, as a regional director of development. Jared lives in Wheaton with his wife, Juliana, and their four children.
The festivities begin on Friday, November 22, from 1–2:30 p.m. in the Mansion Lobby.