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  • Summer Sports Camps | Columbia International University
    place to learn better ball control skills new moves and as he puts it Most importantly I ve been having fun Blank was among 50 campers at the mid June soccer camp the first of the 2014 CIU summer sports camps that included camps for basketball and cross country The last day of soccer camp was sunny and hot but that didn t bother 10 year old Evan Werner who smiled with excitement though sweat was beading on his face Evan says he plays club soccer and the camp is just what he needed as he learned new dribbling skills But he said he most enjoyed having fun and making new friends CIU Head Men s Soccer Coach James Whitaker his coaching staff and four of his players emphasized the fundamentals of the sport to boys and girls ranging in age from 5 to 17 The campers also participated in tournament matches and competitions on the CIU Rams soccer field And while Whitaker makes sure the campers come away with refined soccer skills at the end of the week he also makes sure they have been exposed to the gospel through devotionals We take a passage of Scripture or a

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/summer-sports-camps (2016-01-26)
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  • Army Chaplain Leads “Blessed Life” | Columbia International University
    the challenges Murray and his wife Ashley are both 2009 graduates of CIU Seminary School of Ministry where they earned master s degrees They recently spoke at Grace Church of Aiken South Carolina describing how an army chaplain ministers to soldiers struggling with a variety of issues including alcoholism divorce infidelity and post traumatic stress disorder Learn more in an article in the Aiken Standard newspaper at http www aikenstandard

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/army-chaplain-leads-blessed-life (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Adds Women’s Soccer | Columbia International University
    head coach who will begin to organize the program July 15 Farnsworth is coming from Colorado Christian University in Lakewood Colorado where she served as an assistant to the women s soccer team under Head Coach Renee Lopez Farnsworth played collegiate soccer at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester New York where she was a four year starter She also served the team as captain for one year and as the chaplain for two years Farnsworth also volunteers and coaches at the Renee Lopez Academy and the Broomfield Soccer Club both in Colorado as well as with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes FCA CIU Athletics Director Kim Abbott says hiring the first coach for a new program is a critical decision This is Kara s first head coaching opportunity and with that comes her energy excitement and God focused objective all a perfect fit Abbott said Most of all we want people at CIU who feel God s affirming hand in their decision and Kara is that person for us As for Farnsworth she says she is thrilled to be called on to build the women s soccer program at CIU I am incredibly thankful and blessed to be joining the

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-adds-women-s-soccer (2016-01-26)
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  • Insight into Islam: Sunni vs. Shi’ite | Columbia International University
    brought about a formal split between Sunnis and Shias In short Shias believe that the leader of Islam should be a blood relative of Muhammad while Sunnis believe that the leader can be any member of the community Are there differences in religious practices Generally speaking Sunnis and Shias pray and practice Islam in a similar manner but there are some differences Historically Sunni Muslims were led by a caliph while Shias have preferred to be led by an imam prayer leader Shias believe that God s light nour is passed down from imam to imam in leading the community If we look closely we find that there are some additional verses in the Shia Qu ran and even the call to prayer from a Shia mosque will include a word about Ali Finally while all Muslims should make the pilgrimage to Mecca hajj Shias seem to place more value on pilgrimages to Najaf and Kerbala both in Iraq where the slain sons of Ali Hassan and Hussein are buried Sunni Muslims regard themselves as orthodox Muslims Are there regional differences Which group is larger About 85 90 percent of Muslims in the world are Sunni Muslims with most of the world s Shia Muslims living in Iran about 90 percent of the population or Iraq 60 percent of the population There are also significant Shia populations in Syria and Yemen Why does their relationship remained strained after all these years Part of the strain certainly goes back to the violence and betrayal associated with the seventh century split In recent years in Iraq Saddam Hussein led a Sunni government that actually oppressed the Shia majority The current Iraqi leader Nuri Kamal al Maliki is Shia and there is great mistrust on the part of Sunnis Things were certainly strained

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/insight-islam-sunni-vs-shi-ite (2016-01-26)
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  • Couple Retires after 55 Years of Service | Columbia International University
    gets to have lunch together every day But Larry and Jane Huss have been able to do just that quite often over the years The Huss are retiring from Columbia International University after a combined 55 years of service Larry has been at CIU for 35 years as an accounting clerk accounting manager and controller Jane has 20 years of service 11 years at Ben Lippen School CIU s Pre K to 12 th grade Christian school where she taught middle school music and choir high school choir and was head of the Fine Arts Department For the last nine years she has served at CIU as assistant registrar Many will also remember Jane as the pianist for CIU s commencement exercises Both look back at their time at CIU with great fondness with Jane saying she will miss the people That is the best thing about my job Jane said Getting to help students staff faculty and the deans Larry considers it a great blessing for both of us to have worked at CIU Another of God s gifts to us Besides continuing to have lunch together the Huss have a number of plans for retirement including more time with the grandkids I love doing crafts and have quite a few things around the house that need attention Jane said We have also talked about taking day trips around the area but never found the time to do that So I hope to do a couple of those every month When asked about retirement plans Larry says he wants to become a professional wrestler under the name Ferocious Larocious but quickly adds Actually I plan to garden a lot and read The Huss have two sons Both graduated from Ben Lippen School and one of them from CIU I

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/couple-retires-after-55-years-service (2016-01-26)
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  • Muslim Summer Studies | Columbia International University
    Studies at Columbia International University has a full slate of summer events that will assist you Zwemer Institute Director Dr Jerry Rankin says each of the events will help you engage Muslims with the gospel in a sensitive and compassionate way At CIU June 16 27 Columbia International University is offering these one week intensive courses for credit or for audit June 16 20 Addressing Muslim Concerns Matthew Stone Ph D Learn to address specific Muslim misunderstandings and objections to core Christian beliefs The course analyzes Muslim claims in reference to the Qur an traditions and Muhammad the prophet of Islam June 23 27 Understanding Muslim Identities Moyra Dale Ph D Explore the complex issues of identity formation in Muslim communities Special attention is given to issues of culture faith gender and texts in light of evolving contemporary Muslim societies For Credit students register at ciu edu muslimstudies Classes are from 8 a m to 5p m Monday Friday Lunch is available at the CIU cafeteria Housing is available through CIU as well For housing arrangements for families please contact amarion ciu edu for singles contact kyle simmons mailbox ciu edu Frontline Conference July 24 at 5 p m to July 26 at noon Christar Offices Richardson Texas Exploring Fruitful Practices is a gathering for missionaries churches and others engaged in Muslim outreach to hear reports and testimonies as well as discuss strategies challenges and fruitful methodology Topics include Fruitful Practices Partnerships with MBBs Muslim Background Believers Teams Engaging Muslims Themes of Engagement Reporting and Measurement Engaging Muslim Diaspora and Regional Case Studies Zwemer Institute s 35th Anniversary July 28 to Aug 1 The Zwemer Center will return to its roots in July when it conducts a training institute at the U S Center for World Mission USCWM in Pasadena

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/muslim-summer-studies (2016-01-26)
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  • Hidden Heroes | Columbia International University
    together Tears flowed freely as people sang and prayed in their native tongue English something they rarely get to do in the places where they are serving My wife Annette who is a licensed professional counselor was with me and was busy throughout the two weeks talking and praying with many Along with the medical missionaries in attendance there were also 115 faculty who came from North America These were highly trained and experienced Christian doctors and dentists from places like the M D Anderson Hospital in Houston Texas the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minn etc who paid their own travel and conference expenses so they could teach the medical missionaries about the latest medical techniques and issues These visiting faculty taught 60 break out sessions and gave 176 lectures More than 40 other people from North America paid their own way to come to this conference to provide a wonderful daily musical worship program an amazing recreational and spiritual childcare program and audio visual IT support for all the plenary and break out sessions Just before the conference started three American men involved in medical missionary work in one of the world s most dangerous countries were murdered by radical extremists These modern martyrs were close colleagues to quite a few of the doctors who attended the conference We had a memorial ceremony one evening and at the end asked all those serving in that same country over 20 to come to the front in an act of re commitment as we all commended them to the Lord in prayer One young missionary wife serving in that dangerous country told Annette and me privately in a very matter of fact way how not long ago gunmen stormed their residence and she had to hide in the bathtub with her

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/hidden-heroes (2016-01-26)
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  • New Board Member Named | Columbia International University
    his position in January after eight years on the job White has an extensive background in higher education business and industry and in community service He served as executive vice president of Guilford Technical Community College in North Carolina chair of the Clemson University College of Engineering and Sciences Advisory Board and the chair of the Clemson University Foundation Board He has also served on the North Carolina State University Pulp and Paper Foundation Board the University of Georgia s College of Family and Consumer Sciences Board of Visitors the Guilford Technical Community College Foundation Board the Clemson University Board of Visitors and as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia and Winthrop University White has more than 30 years of extensive large scale business and industry experience including service in both national and international leadership roles His most recent private industry position was as a division president for Ciba Specialty Chemicals of Basel Switzerland and High Point N C In the community White serves on numerous boards including the Greater Columbia Chamber Board EngenuitySC Central SC Alliance the Midlands Business Leadership Group the Lexington County Development Corporation the Midlands Education and Business Alliance and the Regional Education Center

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/new-board-member-named (2016-01-26)
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