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3 October 2009

A Homecoming Revelation

I had a great time at homecoming. Last year was the first year I missed in a long time, and I was surprised at how much had changed in two years. I really enjoyed the Skull and Bones reunion and I hope it is done again. Jill and I are already looking forward to next year′s homecoming.

I did see some friends. About four years ago at homecoming I reconnected with Andy Hein, who I was friends with when I was in school. Jill and I would visit him and his family whenever we were in Chicago visiting my parents. Saturday night I met with him at Pokagon, and we sat talking until midnight. It made for a long day Sunday, but it was worth it. I love living out here in California, but there are times that I regret it. Andy and Dawn are a couple Jill and I are sure would be very close friends if we lived closer together.

As I was driving back to Indianapolis Sunday afternoon, I was thinking about the university, both when I was in school 15 years ago and the way it is now. My thought was that from its appearance, academics, students and programs, Tri–State University went from surviving in the 1990′s to thriving (now as Trine University) in the early 2000′s. I remember in the early 1990′s when I was there, the university almost closed its doors. I am very impressed with where the university is now, and I look forward to seeing where it goes as we come back in the coming years.

I was equally impressed with the homecoming event that I attended. I left with a feeling that, from alumni to faculty to students, there is an excitement about what is happening at Trine. I went to the football game Saturday late and had to stand because there wasn′t room in the stands. What a great problem to have! When I was in school, we struggled to get students out of their rooms for events. I am also glad that the "small school" feel of Tri–State University I knew is still there. Professors that taught me in college still remembered my name and stopped me as I walked around campus.

Anyway, barring any major catastrophe or illness, we will be back next year. I can′t believe next May will be 15 years since my graduation.

Thanks again,

Bob Elliott, BSME 1995

Slideshow and Photos from Homecoming

5 October 2009

A good time was had by all, now re-live homecoming weekend by clicking on any of the links undereath. We have a great slideshow, or you can view hundreds of photos from this homecoming, and the past, on our photo gallery site.

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Tbolt Trivia!

20 October 2009

Welcome to the premiere installment of our Tbolt trivia program. With each issue of the Tbolt, a trivia question about our University will be asked. In order to compete and win from our stack of different prizes, the only thing you have to do is to reply to tbolt@trine.edu with the subject line: Tbolt Trivia.

Question 1:
What building was constructed and given to the people of this university by the people of Angola?

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