ASB 2013-14 Calendar Of Events
|2||Labor Day BBQ (12-3pm)|
|20||First Year Seminar #1|
|23-29||Women to Women||More Info
|7||Outreach Week Evangelism Training
|8||Outreach Week Vesper Service||More Info About Outreach Week|
|9-13||Outreach Week (No Classes)|
|18||First Year Seminar #2|
|22||Day of Prayer||Event Description|
|24-26||College View Weekend|
|25||The Blend (7-10pm)||Event Description|
|4-8||Global Mobilization Week|
|15||First Year Seminar #3|
|18||Mondays at Master's||
|2||Christmas Tree Lighting / The Blend (7-10 PM)|
|15||Continuing Student Return|
|15-17||Truth and Life Conference||More Info about Truth and Life|
|18||Matthews Bowl (12-5pm)||Event Description|
|31||International Progressive Dinner|
|1||International Senior Brunch||
|7-8||Global Outreach Retreat||
|17||Mondays at Master's|
|17-22||Disney Week||Event Description|
First Year Seminar #4
|28-3/1||Multicultural Student Retreat|
|4||International Shepherds Dinner|
|20-22||College View Weekend|
|28||First Year Seminar #5|
|4||ASB Presidential Election||Event Description|
|20||First Year Seminar #6|
International Celebration of Completion
Admitted Students Day
|2||Last Day of Spring Classes|
|2||Year End Show|
Children's Hunger Fund Drive
Each Christmas season our students collect canned and other non-perishable food items to donate to Children's Hunger Fund. The wing that donates the most food wins a end-of-the-semester party for their wing. From Children's Hunger Fund website: "[Children's Hunger Fund] works to alleviate the suffering of children in impoverished regions across America and around the world. Through strategic partnerships in targeted communities, CHF works to improve the lives of poor children and their families comprehensively, meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs."
Community Day is a day when we gather and go-out to serve our local community in Placerita Canyon and Newhall. In the past it has included community car washes and barbaques, yard work, and small work-projects for our neighbors. TMC has a long history of serving our neighbors. After the 1991 Northridge earthquake we cancelled classes for several days just to go out and help others around our campus clean up.
Day of Prayer
A day is set aside each semester as a special time for the entire College community to gather for heart-searching prayer and praise. Prayer time is spent in chapel, in residence hall groups, and in academic departments.
Disney Week is a week of fun events designed to provide opportunities to break the routine of class and studying with fun times of fellowship all circling a theme from a Disney movie, and culminating in Disney Day, a Saturday each spring where you and 500 of your closest friends from TMC get to enjoy a day at Disneyland Theme Park for a huge discount. Throughout the week there are different events, contests, and a themed meal in the caf! Then on Disney Day we all go down to Disneyland for more fun and to enjoy the fellowship and friends that can get lost in the middle of the busy spring semester. While at the park there are still fun contests going on, meet-ups for a show at the Golden Horseshoe, and much more!
Fall Thing is our campus-wide fall social: a fun, themed evening of entertainment, snacks and refreshments. Past events have featured themes like "Sci-Fi/Fantasy" or "International Travel". Entertainment has included hot-air balloon rides, magicians, murder-mystery theater, and much more. It is a fun evening designed for everything from couples to entire wings and other groups of friends coming together and having a great time.
Gotcha is the biggest on-campus game of the year. This game of tag using small foam balls is a great way to get to know others and form friendships with other dorm- and wing-mates. Different days throughout the week have different "safeties" like walking-backward or holding hands with someone else or standing up. Class and chapel are always safe zones though, but other than that...look out or someone will "Gotcha"
The Matthews Bowl, named after our first President Dr. Matthews, is a one-day dorm intramural flag football tournament. Held the Saturday after our annual Truth and Life conference at a local park, alumni are encouraged to come root for their dorm and even play!
Movies That Matter
Movies That Matter is designed to provide students interested in film and movie studies a biblical and interactive forum to think about great films of the past and present and how Christians should think and engage with them. Each event is normally held in a dorm lounge and is hosted by a TMC professor or staff member who following a viewing of the film leads a discussion about its key themes and points-of-contact with a Biblical-Christian worldview.
Mustang Madness is a late-night pep-rally for our fall Athletic teams. Come out for free giveaways, prizes, dorm competitions, and to see a great game of Faculty/Staff vs. Student basketball.
Open Dorms are nights for hospitality and fun up in the dorms. Rooms get decorated, coffee gets served, and fun is had by all. Sometimes small dorm-hosted events will take place in the lounges and during Disney week a game of find-the-hidden-mikeys is the challenge at hand.
Opening Day Athletic Games
Come out and support our Athletic teams on their opening home games of the seasons. ASB hosted spirit competitions, fun giveaways and raffles, and special concessions and other events accompany our cheers and support for our Athletic teams on these opening day games.
Spring Sing is a campus wide student talent show. It is a night that features original songs, short films and video parodies, as well as many other unique talents of our students. From creatively choreographed ballads presented by entire wings of students, to original songs on solo guitar and vocals, to comedy routines and unique "TMC" parodies of popular television shows--if it is unique and creative you can audition to participate and win cash prizes at the end of the night! Auditions are normally in mid-to-late February, so don't miss out!
Spring Party is TMC's spring formal. It is a night to dress up and take that "special friend" or group of close friends for a fancy night on the town. Past formals have been held all across the Los Angeles Basin from The Reagan Library, The Odyssey Restaurant, and The Los Angeles Police Academy Garden. Entertainment has included musical groups and a popular silent auction charity fundraiser (money to bid with in the silent auction is gained through donations of service or food to a local food pantry). It is a favorite that event to take a break before finals and enjoy an evening together with other students, staff and faculty.
The Blend is a showcase of student artistic talent. Held several times throughout the year with different focuses, The Blend provides student an opportunity to present their God glorifying talents to their peers in a fun, relaxed, coffee-house environment. Hosted by the ASB Chaplain in the TMC Corral [the first floor lounge in the Duncan Student Center] previous events have featured student bands with original songs, original art work and photography made by students, and even short films written and produced by students. Contact the ASB Chaplain with suggestions or entries for a specific date.
Worship Nights are designed to be smaller, intimate opportunities for student to meet together to be lead in worship through song by their peers. Taking place on different nights, times and locations throughout the year these events provide purposeful time to break from the routine of classes, study, and service to reflect and express love for our Savior.