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Free Chik-Fil-A Sandwich on Tuesday, April 8th

Join us for lunch and to hear General James Mukoyama, Korea, Ret. discuss “Moral Injury and the Role of the Church.”

Chik-Fil-A and beverages will be provided. As a bonus, there will be meals ready-to-eat (M.R.E.s) as way of “introducing” students to “military cuisine.”

Please Join us on Tuesday April 8th in Hinkson Hall at 12 PM (after Chapel.)

General James Mukoyama. served as a platoon leader in the demilitarized zone in the Republic of Korea and as an infantry company commander in the 9th Division in Vietnam. He was the youngest General Officer in the entire United States Army in 1987 and subsequently the youngest Major General three years late. In 1989, he became the first Asian-American in the history of the United States to command an Army division.

In January 2013, General Mukoyama answered a calling to devote his life to the ministry of Military Outreach USA, a faith-based 501(c)(3) organization serving our military — Active, Guard, Reserve, Veterans — and their families, to cope with the visible and invisible wounds associated with military service to our great nation.

In May 2013, the Governor of the State of Illinois issued a Proclamation honoring General Mukoyama as the State of Illinois Veteran of the Month for his commitment and contributions to veterans and their families. In October 2013, Mukoyama was included in the inaugural class inducted into the University of Illinois Army ROTC Hall of Fame. General Mukoyama has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America since 1994.

He lives in Glenview, Illinois, with K.J., his wife of over forty years. They attend Willow Creek Community Church where he has led a men’s small group for over a decade and also co-directs a monthly men’s breakfast.

Please Join us on Tuesday April 8th in Hinkson Hall at 12 PM (after Chapel.)

TEDS Academic Peer Advising

TEDS Academic Peer Advising starts on April 1st and runs through April 24th. Meet with a Peer Adviser in person at the Rolfing Library to talk about program requirements, navigating online registration and planning degree completion. Walk-in hours are Tuesdays 11 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays 11 AM to 3 PM and Thursdays 11 AM to 1 PM. (With the exception of Easter Break) If you are not able to make it to the walk-in hours you can send your questions to at any time.

Bagel Monday: Free Bagels and Coffee at the USSC

Come on by to the USSC anytime from 9-11 AM in the Lew Center on Monday April 7th for some free Einstein’s bagels, Starbucks coffee, and information on what we do. Learn about the resources we have that can help you become more successful during your time here at Trinity while you enjoy a free breakfast!

If you have have any questions call us at 847-317-8193 or email us at

Grad Finale on April 9

Please mark your calendars for Grad Finale on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Grad Finale is a requirement for all students participating in the May 2014 Commencement Ceremony.

Grad Finale takes place in Melton Hall in Waybright. It starts at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 7:00 p.m. You do not need to stay the whole time. Just come at a time that is convenient for you. It will take you about 30 minutes to walk through and visit each of the tables.
This is where you will:

  • Receive your cap and gown
  • Take a professional picture in your cap and gown
  • Undergraduates receive your commencement ceremony tickets
  • TEDS/TGS may RSVP their number of guests (no tickets given)
  • Order celebration dinner tickets
  • Check in with Records to make sure your name is correct for the program and diploma, etc.

Special Notes for the Undergraduate Students:

* If you are planning to walk in-absentia you will need to get approval from the Academic Dean’s office. Please e-mail your request to and include your name, student ID#, contact information where you can be reached after graduation, and a brief explanation of why you are requesting permission to be absent from the ceremony (your information will still be printed in the program). Please send these e-mails on or before April 1, 2014.

* If you have any outstanding paperwork with the records office, it needs to be turned in on or before April 1, 2014. (Examples: 6 hour contracts for anyone planning to finish Summer 2014, Substitution/Waiver Form, Pre-Approval of Transfer Work Form, etc.) All forms can be downloaded from After logging in, go to Campus Services > University Records > Undergraduate Records Office Forms.

* If you have not informed us of your complete degree completion plan, including any requirements that are being satisfied outside of Trinity, you must e-mail us on or before April 1, 2014. **If your plans have changed and you will not complete by Spring/Summer 2014 as planned, please let us know as soon as possible so I can adjust your intended completion date.

If you fail to meet the April 1st deadline, your name will be removed from the 2014 commencement list and you will not be able to participate until the following year’s ceremony. It is in your best interest to get all paperwork and information turned in as soon as possible.

For more information on the schedule of events leading up to Commencement, please visit this page.

Commencement Rehearsal:

Plan to attend the commencement rehearsal on Friday morning, May 16th at 9 AM for undergraduate students 11 AM for TEDS/TGS students. Commencement ceremonies are as followed: May 17th at 10 AM for the Undergraduate Students, and 2:30 PM TEDS/TGS Students. Students should arrive in full regalia one hour prior to their corresponding ceremony.

Make sure you are checking the link above on a regular basis as well as checking on a daily basis as all relevant information will be posted in those two places leading up to commencement. Please also make sure you are checking the e-mail account you provided on your application on a regular basis to ensure you do not miss any additional e-mails that may be sent to you requiring your attention. If you need to update the e-mail address you wish to be contacted at outside of Trinity, please let the Records Office know as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you on April 9th!

360 Torchbearers TIU Student Leadership Conference

The conference includes leadership seminars, discussions, and fun including a coffeehouse event and the Art from the Heart party with TOMS shoes and CAUSEGEAR bags.

Who: Aspiring Leaders (9-12th graders)
When: April 25-26, 2014
Where: Trinity International University
Cost: $80 (includes all meals, event t-shirt, lodging, and a pair of TOMS shoes or a CAUSEGEAR bag and bracelet)
Special group discounts are available!

To register, visit:

At TIU, we care deeply about Christian leadership development. Freshman students in our Emerging Kingdom Leaders group work year-round to plan the annual 360 Leadership Conference for high school students.

Are you hoping to develop your leadership skills? Join us for the 360 Student Leadership Conference. Planned by students, for students!

Joint Faculty Recital

Performance Faculty from the Department of Music will perform a joint recital Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 PM in the ATO Chapel. The recital will feature works by Bernstein, Copland, Ravel, Mozart and more.

Admission is $8 General Admission, $5 Students/Seniors, and Free for TIU Students, Faculty, Staff, and Families.