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  • Prayer of CIU President Subject of Christianity Today Blog | Columbia International University
    prayer of dedication for a Myrtle Beach S C resort hotel in 2009 recently caught the attention of Christianity Today blogger Ed Stetzer Stetzer is the president of Lifeway Research and is a well known author and conference speaker The prayer is on a plaque at the Hampton Inn and Suites Oceanfront Resort and was prayer by Columbia International University President Bill Jones It prompted Stetzer to ponder the extension

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/prayer-ciu-president-subject-christianity-today-blog (2016-01-26)
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  • Columbia Honors CIU Alumnus | Columbia International University
    of a city center parking deck in his honor Cannon who passed away in 2010 graduated from CIU Seminary School of Ministry in 1982 Cannon a businessman with heart for ministry was known in Columbia for his influence on economic development and for founding HIS International in 1991 an outreach to the many international students who attend the University of South Carolina in Columbia Today HIS also has ministries on

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/columbia-honors-ciu-alumnus (2016-01-26)
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  • Steven Curtis Chapman and Laura Story to Perform at Homecoming | Columbia International University
    90 th anniversary celebration The tour follows the release of Chapman s latest record The Glorious Unfolding The project is the 18 th album of his career and his first full length studio album in seven years It centers on the truth that God is at work telling a story through the wonderful and amazing as well as the painful and difficult chapters of our lives That s something Chapman understands following the 2008 death of his five year old adopted daughter Maria Sue She was accidentally hit by Chapman s son after she ran into the path of his SUV in their driveway As I ve journeyed through this story I m more convinced than ever that God does know the plans that He has for us and He will finish what He started Chapman said God is telling an amazing glorious epic story We have to decide if we will trust Him with it Laura Story is a 2003 graduate of CIU who grew up in Spartanburg S C She won a Grammy in 2012 for her song Blessings a song she says she ll sing at the concert Story also plans to perform songs from her latest

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/steven-curtis-chapman-and-laura-story-perform-homecoming (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Students Involved in Local Community | Columbia International University
    from CIU were l to r Chelsea Grose Student Senate Gayle McLeod Student Life Aryn Baxa Student Senate Click image to view a larger version CIU student Amy Hollinger assists with face painting in Hyatt Park October 03 2013 Columbia International University students rolled up their sleeves for a blood drive and hosted a picnic in the park as they demonstrated the love of Christ by getting involved in the Columbia area community Blood drives have been a regular occurrence through the years and the South Carolina chapter of the American Red Cross has taken notice The chapter honored CIU with the Most Improved award at a banquet and ceremony in September Red Cross officials noted that in CIU s last three blood drives November 2012 April 2013 and September 2013 CIU averaged 42 units per drive I m really pleased with the way our students have supported our blood drives said Dr Bryan Beyer CIU dean of the College of Arts Sciences Each unit of blood donated can potentially save three lives and our students have really stepped up Beyer noted that only 38 percent of the U S population is eligible to give blood and of that number

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-students-involved-local-community (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Professor Begins Music Program in Prison | Columbia International University
    constructive means of discipline and personal expression through the development and exercise of musical skills in group settings said Dr Osterlund We believe that the men of BRCI that take part in this program will find the challenge of developing musical skills to be constructive therapeutic enjoyable and mentally and spiritually healthy If the initial music program goes well the plan is to expand it to eligible men and women of the Department of Corrections other institutions around the state Osterlund will be the initial instructor for the concert band program with the hopes of adding more instructors and support personnel when possible The program will subsist on donations and a volunteer support base in the beginning So far 28 inmates at BRCI have qualified to take part in the band program They must have displayed incident free behavior and show an interest in learning to read and play music Inmates who participate will be taught in the recorder class three times a week for an hour per session They will have group practices and are expected to practice on their own 30 minutes each day Experienced musicians will be auditioned to determine reading level and experience After 15 weeks of training the student should be able to successfully demonstrate the skills necessary to begin training on brass woodwind or percussion instruments The concert band program at SCDC is based on four years of musical study leading to a certificate signifying a level of advancement which indicates a student s ability to complete a task and demonstrate to a potential employer that the participant has the ability to be faithful in his work with a desire to improve The hope also is that in the case of advanced players their participation may lead to future recommendation in the area of

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-professor-begins-music-program-prison (2016-01-26)
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  • Hispanic Churches to meet at CIU for “Impacto Global” | Columbia International University
    in Shortess Chapel on Sept 28 from 8 a m to 5 p m with the entire conference conducted in Spanish The coordinator for the event is Alvaro Williams a student in CIU Seminary School of Ministry and a native of Costa Rica He says he got involved because he has a heart for spreading the gospel around the world and feels Hispanic churches have much to contribute to the effort especially among unreached people groups I m a Latino and love my people and I know about the potential this conference has for the nations Williams said This event strives to gather the many Hispanic congregations in the state of South Carolina to foster a sense of community among them and to encourage them to participate in the global cause of God This is the third year Impacto Global will be held at CIU The theme this year is A Global Impact Church There are over 7 000 unreached people groups in the world today many of which Americans have limited access to Williams said However the Hispanic world is welcomed by many of these groups and has an easy point of entry Williams says he is praying that

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/hispanic-churches-meet-ciu-%E2%80%9Cimpacto-global%E2%80%9D (2016-01-26)
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  • Students Challenged to Know Christ at Christian Life Conference | Columbia International University
    McCutchan CIU Student Writer For a few minutes the only sounds in Shortess Chapel were CIU students lifting their praises to God Thank you Lord for indwelling us Thank you for giving us your Spirit Thank you that you do not despise the broken and contrite heart Thank you God for Jesus The Spirit of God moved powerfully as students faculty and staff gathered for the Christian Life Conference Sept 9 12 The conference is held every year as a time for CIU to focus on one of its core values the victorious Christian life Dr Charles Price of Toronto Canada addressed the CIU body Price pastors The Peoples Church in Toronto and his weekly television program Living Truth is broadcast in countries around the world His messages were powerful humorous and filled with biblical truth sophomore Timothy LaPointe said I was definitely challenged to hold strong to my faith but also to trust in the Lord s strength Throughout the week Price gave a series of Chapel messages focused on faith dependence upon God victory over sin and Christ s fulfillment of the law I loved how Dr Price said Jesus does not take away our sin but counteracts our sin sophomore Kaylee Pedersen said Even though sin is hard and never gives up the Lord remains faithful Price challenged his listeners to think of the Old Covenant law as a means by which God revealed His character The purpose of the law is to reveal the character of God Price said The effect of the law is to reveal the failure of man The Christian Life Conference concluded with a prayer day as many students stood to proclaim that God had begun a new work in their lives that week The Christian life is not trying to do

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/students-challenged-know-christ-christian-life-conference (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU’s Daniel Mallard Named NCCAA Student Athlete of the Week | Columbia International University
    a larger version Daniel Mallard reacts after scoring the first goal in CIU intercollegiate athletics history September 04 2013 Columbia International University sophomore Daniel Mallard was named the Student Athlete of the Week by the National Christian College Athletic Association NCCAA for offense in Division 1 Soccer Mallard a sophomore forward from Greensboro N C has had a strong start to the season scoring eight goals in three matches to lead CIU to a 3 0 start to the season For the week of Aug 26 Mallard scored six goals in two matches including four goals in a 5 0 win over Lagrange College and two goals in a 3 1 win over Point University CIU men s soccer coach James Whitaker says Mallard deserves the award Daniel is such a tough competitor and hard worker Whitaker said So it s great to see him honored in this way As for Mallard he says he is very thankful and honored to be named student athlete of the week I could not have done it without my teammates and coaches Mallard said We worked very hard during the off season and are seeing the benefits of that hard work Mallard the

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu%E2%80%99s-daniel-mallard-named-nccaa-student-athlete-week (2016-01-26)
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