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  • Women Reaching Women behind Prison Walls | Columbia International University
    a two year six semester track under the teaching of CIU faculty and staff Math English history and psychology courses form the general education core Bible and theology will account for nearly half of the credits with ministry skills classes rounding out the program A program for women had been envisioned for some time but was not feasible until a recent financial gift provided sufficient resources to make it a reality The first cohort of 15 women live and study at the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution part of the sprawling prison complex just across the Broad River from CIU s campus Jessica full names cannot be used because of security concerns a former atheist who became a believer in prison says she wanted to be a student in the Prison Initiative so she could teach the Word of God to fellow inmates I wanted an in depth study of the Bible Jessica said I felt called to understand it better so I could help someone else come to Him and change their life like He did for me Help From Across the River The Prison Initiative also offers an opportunity for students from CIU s main campus to mentor the freshmen student inmates across the river some of whom haven t been in a classroom situation for years CIU junior Marshanda Shadrix who is majoring in Family and Church Education says at first she didn t think she would enjoy being a tutor but God has altered her perspective I see how much lives can be changed Shadrix said I feel I learn a lot from the student inmates because they are a lot older than me Enter the English Teacher On a recent visit to the Women s Prison Initiative the student inmates were studying at their computers

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/women-reaching-women-behind-prison-walls (2016-01-26)
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  • Debby Jones Takes “Worthy” Conference to Charlotte Area | Columbia International University
    hammers home a point on what it means to be a woman who is worthy September 12 2012 Nearly 500 young women in the Charlotte N C area listened to Debby Jones the wife of CIU President Bill Jones describe what it means to be a woman who is Worthy The Worthy conferences are based on Mrs Jones popular book Lady in Waiting and help young women discover what the

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/debby-jones-takes-%E2%80%9Cworthy%E2%80%9D-conference-charlotte-area (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Rams Remember 9-11 | Columbia International University
    Langston right prayed the invocation Click image to view a larger version Some of the members of the military recognized before the soccer match September 12 2012 The Columbia International University Rams soccer team paid honor to members of the United States military during Sept 11 pre match ceremonies commemorating the 11 th anniversary of 9 11 terrorist attack on America Members of the military active inactive or retired were

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-rams-remember-9-11 (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU History Captured on Video | Columbia International University
    image to view a larger version CIU Associate Provost Bryan Beyer shows his school spirit September 06 2012 Communication Majors Produce Memory of First CIU Intercollegiate Athletic Contest Columbia International University Communication majors Tim LaPointe and Timothy Wolff have produced a video that records the first intercollegiate athletic contest in CIU s 90 year history LaPointe and Wolff had cameras rolling at the new CIU soccer field when the CIU

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-history-captured-video (2016-01-26)
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  • In the Beginning … We Misunderstood | Columbia International University
    of the earth thousands of years old and others who hold to an earth that is millions of years old If everyone were to agree with us as to the meaning and significance of Genesis 1 it would change the nature of the debate between young earth and old earth creationists No longer would someone believe that they have to support a young earth position because the Bible supposedly mandates it If our position is correct then Genesis 1 does not say when the world was created or how But even if folks do not agree with us we hope that our book will be a gracious argument that encourages respect and civility in furthering discussions on the meaning of the biblical text We also hope that it will engender new constructive conversations around evidence from the text and context of Scripture that is sometimes missing or misunderstood Since the original readers of Genesis 1 were the ancient Israelites what was Moses purpose in writing it We believe that Moses wrote Genesis for Israel about the time of the Exodus He was declaring that their God was the only true God that He owned the Promised Land that He could give it to whomever He wanted and that He had promised it to Abraham s seed He was freeing them from the untruths that they had absorbed in Egypt and to which they would be exposed in Canaan Through Moses God was also challenging their worldview and theology He was teaching them that He was dramatically different from what the nations around them accepted as deity God was showing them that He is truly sovereign He is transcendent over all creation without being part of any of creation and so also over all nations They have purpose as His image

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/beginning-%E2%80%A6-we-misunderstood (2016-01-26)
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  • Good Showing for CIU Rams in First Intercollegiate Cross Country Meet | Columbia International University
    version The CIU women s team prays before the meet begins September 04 2012 Columbia International University competed for the first time in school history in intercollegiate cross country at the Eye Opener in Spartanburg S C on Aug 31 The Rams men s and women s teams both had respectable showings Battling heat and humidity the men were led by Jack Lewis who ran 33 20 for the 8k

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/good-showing-ciu-rams-first-intercollegiate-cross-country-meet (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Counseling Professor Named Professional Woman of the Year | Columbia International University
    the Year Warn is the director of training and internship in the CIU College of Counseling Her primary responsibilities focus on planning and directing program orientation and training for students as it relates to professional skills identity and ethics She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist In addition to teaching at CIU Warn is in private practice She has experience in grief and loss

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-counseling-professor-named-professional-woman-year (2016-01-26)
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  • Rams Win! Rams Win! | Columbia International University
    when the Columbia International University Rams soccer team took the field in the first ever intercollegiate athletic contest in the 90 year history of the school And the hundreds of fans on hand were not disappointed The Rams defeated the Eagles of Toccoa Falls 1 0 in a hard fought match There were 13 minutes remaining on the clock when freshman Daniel Mallard made more history by scoring the first goal in CIU history off an assist by freshman Noah McKenzie Mallard was the first athlete to sign with CIU To be honest I was in the right place at the right time Mallard said in response to scoring the first goal I m really honored to play on CIU s first soccer team and had so much fun playing for the fans And the hundreds of fans in attendance had fun too It was a Gold Out Saturday night at CIU Each fan was given a free gold t shirt with the words Ram em Rams printed across the front One of the fans was CIU junior Natalie Mejia who wanted to be on hand for the historic event I m really excited to be part of history Mejia said This is such a big change for CIU and I m glad to be part of it Head Soccer Coach James Whitaker described the atmosphere as awesome and said he was proud of the team for playing so hard It was a special moment for Dean of Students Rick Swift who has been a long time advocate of intercollegiate athletics at CIU We ve been waiting for some time to see the athletics program become a reality Swift said It was an excellent moment tonight to see it finally happen See the historic goal by Daniel Mallard on YouTube

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/rams-win-rams-win (2016-01-26)
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