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  • CIU Alumnus Recognized for Engineering | Columbia International University
    alumnus has been recognized for his achievements in the field of engineering Vaughn Walston was honored during the 28 th Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference in Washington D C Feb 6 8 Walston graduated from CIU Seminary School of Ministry in 2000 with a Master of Divinity degree in Intercultural Studies He also holds an engineering degree from Virginia Tech

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-alumnus-recognized-engineering (2016-01-26)
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  • Celebrating Black History Month | Columbia International University
    CIU Student Writer Columbia International University celebrated Black History Month with a week of special Chapel services Feb 3 6 hosted by the African American Student Association AASA The Chapels included African American speakers from the CIU and Columbia communities each of whom focused on AASA s theme for the week the gospel We chose the theme of the gospel because that is the most important thing AASA president and senior Ricki Blakeney said Jesus should be at the center of everything that we do This theme allowed for that to be the reality Monday s message was delivered by James McCall who is the associate director of undergraduate admissions at CIU His message focused on the gospel in African American history Tuesday brought a message from CIU alumnus Andre Melvin who directs the CIU Prison Initiative and pastors Temple Zion Baptist Church near the CIU campus Preaching from 1 Corinthians 12 he spoke about the gospel in diversity You and I are different Melvin said We have different gifts different passions we are to recognize our need for each other We need each and every member of the body Melvin was followed on Wednesday by CIU alumnus Brooks Heard who serves as pastor at Augusta Ga Full Gospel Church Heard preached on the gospel in unity and emphasized Christ s command to serve one another in love Sometimes service will cost you Heard said Is anyone willing to serve recklessly The chapel series concluded on Thursday with a message from The Rev Fred Coit who pastors Ridgewood Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia Coit challenged students to be a light to the community while growing in their relationship with the ultimate Light Jesus Christ CIU s Black History Week exposed students to African American culture and a challenge from the

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/celebrating-black-history-month (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Cross Country Runners Honored as Scholars | Columbia International University
    s cross country teams February 07 2014 The Columbia International University Rams men s and women s cross country teams have been named fall 2013 Scholar Teams by the National Christian College Athletic Association NCCAA There were a total of 35 NCCAA teams who met the criteria for the academic award which is a minimum grade point average of 3 40 on a 4 0 scale for all combined student

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-cross-country-runners-honored-scholars (2016-01-26)
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  • Evangelical Missiological Society to Meet at CIU | Columbia International University
    at the The Evangelical Missiological Society s 2014 Southeast Regional Conference being held on the CIU campus on March 29 from 8 a m to 5 p m The conference is open to professors students and mission practitioners The theme will be Missions and Diaspora One of the plenary session speakers is CIU alumnus Leiton Chinn an international student ministry organizer with the Lausanne Movement He ll speak on Reaching

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/evangelical-missiological-society-meet-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • Fun in the Snow! | Columbia International University
    to make a snowball Photo by Timothy Wolff January 30 2014 By Melissa McCutchan CIU Student Writer As a moderate snowfall blanketed the campus of Columbia International University on Jan 28 students donned their heaviest clothing and raced to the snow covered field in front of G Allen Fleece Library A campus wide snowball fight was about to begin Excitement was high as students launched snowballs at their friends only to be hit with a few in return Tuesday night about 50 or so students were gathered outside of the library just having fun and getting to spend time with each other senior David Craft said Those kind of sporadic events are less common for upperclassmen so it was enjoyable getting to watch our community have a different sort of fellowship With classes canceled on Wednesday students took to the snow My favorite thing about the snow was being able to go sledding sophomore Sydney Rivers of Aiken S C said I ve never done that before and it was a blast Since snow isn t a regular occurrence at CIU this fun required some creativity Sleds were in short supply but boxes cafeteria trays and even suitcases proved to be a good substitute I think sledding was my favorite freshman Anna Knight said We didn t have actual real sleds so it was fun to see all of the creative things people came up with from cardboard boxes to old cafeteria trays As some students crashed down hills in their makeshift sleds others chose to assemble a snowman or toss a Frisbee Despite the below freezing temperatures almost everyone found some way to have fun outside It was fun to see everyone enjoying God s creation especially those who don t see snow often Knight said The fact that

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/fun-snow (2016-01-26)
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  • Transformation of CIU Bookstore Underway | Columbia International University
    at the yet to be named cafe Click image to view a larger version The cafe offers a variety of cold drinks and snacks as well as hot chocolate and cappuccinos January 24 2014 By Melissa McCutchan CIU Student Writer The Columbia International University bookstore is undergoing a major change this spring semester Books are out while coffee and conversation are in Until recently students could purchase their textbooks from the on campus bookstore in the Rossi Student Center However with more students purchasing their textbooks online the CIU administration decided it was time to switch to an online provider for textbooks as well The school decided it would be better for the students since the trend is to order textbooks online store manager Kathy Weathersby explained Beginning with the removal of bookshelves the bookstore began the transformation to a campus store and café where students can buy a snack study in a relaxed atmosphere or fellowship over a cup of coffee I like the idea of having a coffee shop right in the student center sophomore Hannah Jones said It s easily accessible and is a great hangout spot to either get stuff done or chill with friends While the initial changes are modest additional seating cappuccinos and fresh baked cookies there are plans for major renovations in the near future If God provides the funds we plan on doing a total remodel in the summer and reopen in the fall with an expanded food selection and improved seating Weathersby said We hope to offer evening pizza a grill something that s open when the cafeteria is closed In addition to offering a broader selection of food the store stocks school supplies and CIU embossed clothing and CIU Rams spirit wear As the campus store and café begins to

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/transformation-ciu-bookstore-underway (2016-01-26)
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  • Christar’s New International Director is CIU Alumnus | Columbia International University
    Director is CIU Alumnus Christar s New International Director is CIU Alumnus Click image to view a larger version Brent McHugh January 13 2014 The new international director of the Christian nonprofit organization Christar is a Columbia International University graduate who will focus on bringing the gospel to people who have had little or no exposure to Christianity Brent McHugh who graduated from CIU with a Master of Arts in Missions in 2003 was installed to his new position on Jan 17 at a celebration banquet at the Christar headquarters in Richardson Texas The speaker was CIU president Dr Bill Jones McHugh brings 10 years of ministry experience to his new position He worked among refugees in the Middle East focusing on church planting leadership development and theological education As Christar s international director McHugh will provide spiritual visionary executive and developmental leadership Among his priorities will be partnering with churches to send international workers around the globe I m excited to bring Christar s experience to the table of mobilizing from anywhere to everywhere among the least reached McHugh said Christar traces its roots back to 1909 and has a heritage of establishing churches in some of the most

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/christar-s-new-international-director-ciu-alumnus (2016-01-26)
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  • Women’s Basketball Coach Tammy Holder “Keeping the Faith” | Columbia International University
    Holder Click image to view a larger version Coach Tammy Holder outlines a play during a timeout January 02 2014 Tammy Holder s hometown newspaper has taken notice of the veteran basketball coach s current position as head coach of the Columbia International University Rams women s basketball team Holder has been coaching college and professional basketball for 25 years but she says her latest assignment starting the CIU program

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/women-s-basketball-coach-tammy-holder-keeping-faith (2016-01-26)
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