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  • Rams’ Smith Named All-American | Columbia International University
    standout Tyler Smith is being honored by both the National Soccer Coaches Association NSCAA and the National Christian College Athletic Association NCCAA as a 2nd Team All American The prestigious award is the first by a CIU student athlete Smith is a junior center back from Columbia who played high school soccer for Dutch Fork The NSCAA and NCCAA select a group of players for their All American 1st 2nd

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/rams-smith-named-all-american (2016-01-26)
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  • Doing Community Behind Bars | Columbia International University
    exercises held in August at The Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution across the Broad River from CIU s main campus December 01 2014 Columbia International University professor of Systematic Theology Dr Larry Dixon discovered just how practical theology really can be when he went to prison That is he volunteered to teach CIU student inmates enrolled in the CIU Prison Initiative The Initiative educates qualified inmates who are earning an

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/doing-community-behind-bars (2016-01-26)
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  • Whitaker is Coach of the Year | Columbia International University
    Coach of the Year The award is determined by the votes of the coaches within the region Whitaker is in his third year as head coach of the CIU Rams building the team from scratch CIU began its first season of intercollegiate athletic competition in 2012 Whitaker says it s a great honor to be recognized by his fellow coaches It s exciting It s humbling Whitaker said I think

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/whitaker-coach-year (2016-01-26)
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  • McQuilkin Scholarship Winner | Columbia International University
    her friends and out of cell phone range Columbia International University President Bill Jones had left her a message congratulating her on being named the 2014 R C McQuilkin Scholarship winner a full tuition scholarship to CIU Abigail who is homeschooled participated in the R C McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend competition Nov 13 15 on the CIU campus She was joined by 60 other high school seniors from 10 states plus one from Japan and one from Ukraine They took part in intense interview sessions fun group activities and social events Abigail who relates to others with an outgoing and bubbly personality thanks the Lord for winning the competition but was planning on enrolling at CIU regardless of the outcome It was a double confirmation of what God has for me and I accept it as a gift from Him Abigail said in a phone interview Abigail says she will likely major in Intercultural Studies but is also interested in CIU s new Honor s Program English and would even like to stick around for a graduate degree in TEFL Teaching English as a Foreign Language Her long term goal after graduation is reaching Muslims with the gospel a leading from the Lord she received after taking trips with her family to Saudi Arabia and Jordan When people ask me about my future plans I just say I left my heart in the desert Abigail explains Abigail is also looking forward to strengthening her passion for Christian apologetics while at CIU Earlier this year she took second place in the Apologetics category at the national finals of T he National Christian Forensics and Communication Association NCFCA competition held in Virginia For her Abigail says apologetics is a huge deal In addition she wants to learn more about CIU s core value

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/mcquilkin-scholarship-winner (2016-01-26)
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  • Blindness not an Obstacle | Columbia International University
    Griffin has written A Little Book on Prayer focusing on the life changing value of God centered prayer November 21 2014 Columbia International University alumnus Justin Griffin walks by faith and not by sight spiritually and physically Griffin who graduated from CIU Seminary School of Ministry in 2003 is blind but it has not kept him from the ministry Griffin pastors Memorial Presbyterian Church in San Augustine Texas and was

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/blindness-not-obstacle (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Receives $1 Million Gift | Columbia International University
    of 1 million from a life insurance policy funded by Harry S Dent Jr and the late Harry and Betty Dent Harry and Betty Dent were respected members of the Columbia area known for their involvement in civic affairs and their ministry efforts including their love for CIU Harry graduated from CIU Seminary School of Ministry in 1982 and was named CIU Distinguished Alumnus in 2001 He passed away in 2007 Betty was a former member of the CIU Board of Trustees The announcement of the 1 million gift came at her memorial service held at CIU on Nov 15 2014 Harry served in numerous leadership positions in state and federal government including service in the White House under President Richard Nixon and as an advisor to Presidents Jerry Ford and George H W Bush In the mid 1970s Betty served on the S C Mental Health Advisory Board and was recognized as one of the Ten Most Outstanding Women in Columbia Together the Dents founded Laity Alive and Serving in 1985 through which they coordinated mission trips around the world especially to Romania Betty also coordinated Market Place Bible Studies and assisted Harry when he was chairman of the

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-receives-1-million-gift (2016-01-26)
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  • “Fiddler” a Hit at CIU | Columbia International University
    Alas help comes from beyond the grave as deceased relatives visit Tevye in a dream and bless Tzeitel and Motel s union Their wedding is a festive time of song dance and celebration but is rudely interrupted by a Russian Constable Peter Hairgrove with orders to unnerve the town through brute force a warning of what is to come The complex plot thickens as Russian threats loom over the already unsettled town of Anatevka A traveling teacher known as Perchik Jacob Calder also challenges the traditional framework and encourages Tevye s daughters to look beyond their small town and into the changing world around them Perchik later betroths himself to another of Tevye s daughters Hodel Courtney Reasoner Decisions have shifted from the hands of parents and match makers to the grips of love a new world order Tevye notes While Act I focuses on the breaking of tradition Act II intensifies with the breaking of faith as one of Tevye s younger daughters Chava Anne Ateca secretly weds to a non Jew Fyedka Kyle Neal Tevye turns his back on his daughter claiming her as dead This is a break that seems irreparable To further complicate matters the town receives news that the Russians are forcing the town to evacuate Anatevka is scattered as long time friends and family go their separate ways The townspeople sing a solemn ode to their fair town Anatevka The story concludes as Tevye and the Fiddler Michelle Forrester share one final moment on stage before leaving the familiarity of tradition forever The production included nearly 20 musical numbers and the entire range of emotion from humor to despair to romance Directed by junior Courtney Reasoner the cast consisted of 26 cast members and two behind the scenes set members in addition to a

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/fiddler-hit-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • Remembering Betty Dent | Columbia International University
    Harry and Betty Dent flank President George H W Bush and his wife Barbara at the White House November 12 2014 Betty Dent a former member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees and a longtime supporter of CIU passed away in West Columbia South Carolina on Nov 10 She was 82 Betty supported her husband the late Harry Dent Sr as he served in numerous leadership positions in state and federal government including service in the White House under President Richard Nixon and as an advisor to Presidents Jerry Ford and George H W Bush In the mid 1970s Betty served on the S C Mental Health Advisory Board and was recognized as one of the Ten Most Outstanding Women in Columbia Betty and Harry served together in ministry founding Laity Alive and Serving in 1985 through which they coordinated mission trips around the world especially to Romania Betty also coordinated Market Place Bible Studies and assisted Harry when he was chairman of the Billy Graham Crusade in Columbia In 1992 Betty and Harry wrote Right Versus Wrong Solutions to the American Nightmare detailing stories of their upbringing in dysfunctional and alcoholic homes Betty Dent s memorial service

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/remembering-betty-dent (2016-01-26)
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