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  • Connecticut School Shooting Prompts Memories for CIU Alumnus | Columbia International University
    when Charles Roberts attacked a one room Amish schoolhouse and killed five girls before committing suicide Columbia International University alumnus Grover DeVault who at the time was a chaplain for the Pennsylvania State Police was on the scene to minister to first responders But the experience also made DeVault a long time counselor and friend to the Amish survivors of the shooting DeVault is a 1953 graduate of CIU and

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/connecticut-school-shooting-prompts-memories-ciu-alumnus (2016-01-26)
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  • Missionary Statesman, CIU Distinguished Alumnus with the Lord | Columbia International University
    02 2013 Dr Edwin Jack Frizen a 1992 Columbia International University Distinguished Alumnus and missionary statesman passed into the presence of the Lord on Dec 22 2012 He was 87 years old Known to many as Uncle Jack Frizen graduated from CIU in 1950 with a Master of Arts degree Frizen s extensive missionary experience included executive leadership with the Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association IFMA the launch of SEND International

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/missionary-statesman-ciu-distinguished-alumnus-lord (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Library Director Retires After 28 Years | Columbia International University
    no desks no computers no telephones nor did we have any tools with which to work no paper clips no paper no pens no pencils etc We did not know what the future would be All we had was a smelly dirty sooty library Thankfully I had a supervisor who was doing all he could to help me but there was a sense in which I felt alone in this because my staff and I were the only ones who really understood what the implications were as a librarian In the weeks and months following the day of the fire many faculty staff and deans came by my temporary office and prayed with me and for me That I must say is one of the greatest blessings of working at a place like CIU we are not afraid to stand by one another for encouragement but those first hours were difficult to say the least Describe how the library and its services have changed over the past few decades Rhodes Thirty years ago there was very little deliberate cooperation between libraries other than some sharing of books back and forth and precious little of that However in the years since I became library director this has changed dramatically with the creation of a cooperative effort among most of the colleges and universities in the state now known as PASCAL Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries Students coming to CIU now take this for granted not realizing how much our library has benefitted from our membership in this academic library consortium We have access to over 12 million books in 57 libraries across the state through PASCAL More than half of the databases we have listed on the library Web page are available because of our membership in PASCAL We save

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-library-director-retires-after-28-years (2016-01-26)
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  • Angels:They're Not What You Think | Columbia International University
    Americans have long had a fascination with angels From Della Reese in the TV show Touched by an Angel to Michael Landon in Highway to Heaven which you can still see on one of those retro TV networks But are those shows a biblical portrayal of angels CIU professor Dr Larry Dixon has taken on that question in an article titled Angels They re Not What You Think The article

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/angelstheyre-not-what-you-think (2016-01-26)
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  • Two December Commencements Celebrated at CIU | Columbia International University
    a larger version A CIU Prison Initiative graduate wipes away a tear during commencement at Kirkland Correctional Institution December 17 2012 The Columbia International University December graduating class of 2012 celebrated twice on Dec 14 but the celebrations were a river apart Two commencement exercises marked graduation day In the morning degrees were conferred on nearly 125 students on CIU s main campus In the afternoon just across the Broad River from the main campus 13 CIU student inmates enrolled in the CIU Prison Initiative received Associate of Arts degrees in a ceremony at the Kirkland Correctional Institution At the commencement on the main campus the charge to the graduates was given by former CIU president Dr Johnny Miller Miller served as president from 1991 to 1999 and currently teaches in CIU Seminary School of Ministry Drawing from the Apostle Paul s second letter to Timothy Miller reminded the graduates that ministry is hard work but they should have patient endurance like a farmer who waits for his crops Only those who labor through the hard times will be there to gather the fruit at the harvest Miller said To hear Miller s entire address to the graduates go to http podcast ciu edu download audiomessage 121214 mp3 Also at the on campus commencement CIU awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree to Dr H Wilbert Norton Norton is a retired missionary and educator who served for more than a decade in the Belgian Congo and three years in Nigeria where he founded a seminary and Bible institute Norton was also instrumental in the founding of the triennial Urbana Missionary Conference that challenges thousands of young people to enter missionary service See photos from the on campus commencement at the CIU Flickr page http www flickr com photos ciuimpact sets

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/two-december-commencements-celebrated-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Students Reach Out with Tutoring Program | Columbia International University
    campus Pastor John Bookert of Arise Christian Center said if CIU would provide tutors he would provide the snacks Bookert has since gone on to be with the Lord but his vision lives on as CIU students serving through CIU s Christian Service Learning department wrapped up their seventh semester of tutoring ministry Lauren Howell the CIU student who eagerly took on the challenge that Bookert extended was able to recruit eight CIU students the first semester But despite extensive planning and advertizing only one youngster showed up to be tutored At the next scheduled tutoring program two neighborhood children showed up followed in succession by four and finally eight children so that all eight CIU students had someone to tutor and mentor As CIU students tutor the students and share the gospel with them each semester fruit is being produced Last year Howell passed the leadership to Aimee Lindstrom who has provided leadership for the past five semesters Lindstrom s assistant Whitney Landis will pick up the baton in the spring 2013 semester as the leader assisted by Christopher Collins During the fall 2012 semester the tutoring ministry renamed Crane Creek has been housed at Temple Zion church under the oversight of Pastor Andre Melvin a CIU alumnus Ten students from the area met after school with 15 CIU students every Tuesday and Thursday Professor Dr Karen Close who heads Christian Service Learning at CIU said that each time she visited the tutoring site she was impressed by the organizational skills of the leaders and the kind caring attitudes of the tutors The children had a significant relationship with their tutors who were intentional about sharing the message of Jesus Close said That message was in turn shared by the children to their families and their teachers from Forest

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-students-reach-out-tutoring-program (2016-01-26)
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  • Community Center Opens at Pine View Apartments | Columbia International University
    CIU Rams soccer game at the Pine View Apartments Community Center December 11 2012 Residents of Pine View Apartments at Columbia International University now have a place to gather for social events group studies or a game of table tennis A new community center at the apartments includes club rooms with conversational seating areas large screen televisions a coffee bar and a fireplace A game room includes table tennis video

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/community-center-opens-pine-view-apartments (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Announces 2012 R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship Winner | Columbia International University
    on your phone After reconnecting with Columbia International University President Bill Jones Drew was reassured that the offer was real The 18 year old senior at Farmington High School is the 2012 winner of the R C McQuilkin Scholarship from CIU Drew was among 45 high school seniors from 13 states and South Korea vying for the prize Nov 30 Dec 1 on the campus of CIU The Eighth Annual R C McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend included intense interviews interactive group activities panel discussions and just plain fun Soon after the phone call from President Jones Drew said he was still trying to get his head around being named the winner adding it was totally of God It s an answer to prayer Drew said I was asking God Where do you want me to go to school what do you want me to do with the rest of my life Here s a huge huge answer and I m very humbled Drew says he is unsure of his exact major but wants to be in the ministry He says it s a calling realized after God used him to revitalize Alive Club a weekly Bible study at his public school Drew said at first he figured only Christian students would attend the club but he says it soon became an outreach growing from a handful of participants to about 25 regular attendees We d get kids coming in saying I don t feel like I have any purpose in life Drew recalled These are a lot of needy kids God just grabbed me right there and the club just exploded Drew is a four year letterman in cross country at his high school another forum where he shared his faith in Jesus Christ I d go to cross country camp

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-announces-2012-rc-mcquilkin-scholarship-winner (2016-01-26)
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