Trinity International University is pleased to announce the full time appointment of Martha Lim Shin as assistant professor of business. Professor Shin currently serves as a part-time faculty member, teaching accounting in the Trinity College Business Department. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, and a Master’s in Accounting Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Shin also practiced as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Professor Shin brings 18 years of business experience in the private sector to her new role at Trinity. Most recently, she was at the Wrigley Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Inc. Her corporate experience also includes work with PepsiCo and KPMG, LLC.
Also an entrepreneur, Shin co-founded and served as executive director of MissionLink International, a group that mobilized Christian professionals to channel resources of U.S. corporations to the mission field and developing countries. She has participated in missions trip to China, Hungary, Romania, and the Dominican Republic.
On a personal level, Shin enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, ages 8 and 6, as well as with their extended families. She is active in New Community Church, Chicago campus, where she has served in various roles including that of campus treasurer and Bible study leader.
The Trinity community extends a warm welcome to Professor Shin, as we look forward to her full-time ministry with students at the University.
The Trinity shuttle service will be operating on a limited schedule during Easter Break (Thursday, March 28 through Tuesday, April 2). There is no shuttle service from Friday, March 29th through Sunday, March 31st.
Shuttle operation times are:
6:45 am – 9:00 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Facility Services will not be able to lend space heaters to campus departments as the current stock will be reserved for emergency use. There is a small number of space heaters that departments may purchase from Facility Services (cost of $30.00 for each space heater), or a staff member may purchase their own space heater to be used.
If your department is interested in purchasing a space heater from Facility Services, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, January 18, part of the Mansion parking lot will be blocked off to accommodate guests attending the undergraduate Sneak Preview event. We would like to encourage staff and faculty who typically park in this lot to park in an alternate lot for this day. If you have any questions, or wish to inquire as to where you are authorized to park, please contact Security by email at email@example.com or at x6400.
For those faculty attending the retreat in February 2013, complimentary copies of Tom Nelsons’ Work Matters and/or Lester DeKosters’ Work: The Meaning of Your Life are available. Send request by email to Jared Wilhelm at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or x8199, and the books will be sent to you via intra-campus mail.
The retreat is free for faculty and their families and is scheduled for the evening of February 7th through noon on February 9th at the Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis. Attending the entire retreat is encouraged, but if that is not possible, faculty are welcome to come to as much as their schedules will allow.
The retreat’s theme is “Faith, Work, and Economics.” Food and fellowship will be combined with discussions about the intersection of faith and vocation, to include presentations by Scott Rae, Darrell Cosden, and Robert Lupton. (See the reading list below.) Leisure activities will also be available.
Please RSVP with this registration form no later than January 11, 2103. Faculty who register by December 15, 2012, will receive a $50 gift card to offset transportation costs to and from the retreat facility.
For more information about this retreat, visit tiu.edu/stewardship. A detailed retreat schedule will be posted here shortly under the faculty link.
Suggested reading list for February faculty retreat:
Tom Nelson, Work Matters
Lester DeKoster, Work: The Meaning of Your Life
Victor Claar and Robin Klay, Economics in Christian Perspective
Austin Hill and Scott Rae, The Virtues of Capitalism
The Church’s Mission to the Poor:
Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert, When Helping Hurts
Robert Lupton, Toxic Charity
The Chicago Tribune‘s feature series “Remarkable Woman” recently focused on TIU-Florida graduate Alicia La Hoz (MA in Counseling Psychology) and her work as executive director of the nonprofit Family Bridges, which “opens lines of communication to connect underserved families with vital programs.”
When asked who was her living hero, Alicia replied, “Elizabeth Skjoldal (a professor of counseling psychology at Trinity International University). Just seeing the integrity and care she has and just having a teacher that sits with you one-on-one and believes in you.”
Earlier in the article, we read that it was during her time at TIU-Florida that a teacher who “urged her to pursue a doctorate remembers a young woman who asked deep, probing questions and took on leadership roles.” This exemplifies the kind of faculty that serve at Trinity—deeply concerned with academic excellence, Christian faithfulness, and lifelong learning, they strive to challenge students to live up to the high calling of the gospel, no matter what particular work they pursue in life.