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  • A Life Ministering to Others on the Front Lines | Columbia International University
    DeVault November 19 2015 Columbia International University alumnus The Rev Grover DeVault has been honored for a lifetime of chaplaincy service DeVault is a 1953 graduate of CIU and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2008 for his work as a chaplain including a tour of duty with the U S Army during the Viet Nam war DeVault was also on the scene to minister to Pennsylvania State Police

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/life-ministering-others-front-lines (2016-01-26)
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  • McQuilkin Scholarship Winner: “I just love people” | Columbia International University
    code that includes Columbia South Carolina She figured she better take the call Are you serious she shouted to the caller Columbia International University President Dr Bill Jones was on the phone to let Esther know she was the winner of the annual R C McQuilkin full tuition scholarship I said it relatively loud especially for Barnes Noble Esther recounted I had some people turning around and laughing because I was real loud Esther was one of 65 high school seniors who competed in the McQuilkin Event Nov 12 14 They were judged as they took part in intense interview sessions fun group activities and social scenarios with the full tuition scholarship and two 2 500 scholarships on the line I wasn t necessarily nervous Esther said of the interviews I knew I just had to be me and answer the questions I thought it was fun Esther first learned of CIU through her youth pastor John Freeman a 2001 graduate of CIU But she has gotten even more familiar with the school through her brother Daniel a CIU senior and soccer player who in 2012 was the first athlete to sign a letter of intent to play in CIU s new intercollegiate athletics program Daniel and I have done sports ministry together in Brazil Esther noted Esther played club soccer during her high school days but injuries have made it necessary for her to now avoid contact sports Still she says a sports ministry after college is a possibility but she mostly just desires to be around people I just love people Esther said So honestly if I m just helping out people and serving people that s exactly where I m supposed to be I m really just waiting on God to see what he has for me

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/mcquilkin-scholarship-winner-i-just-love-people (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Players Perform “Alice in Wonderland” | Columbia International University
    few props and a comically nonsensical script which means that the success of the performance depended largely on the acting talent of the cast Each character did a fantastic job said Nathan Aylestock from the class of 2004 I felt like they all know what being an actor is about I ve never seen Alice in Wonderland before and this play was not what I expected said freshman Bethany Hammond It was amazing The play was directed by junior Kinsey Phillips who is proud of the cast It was wonderful to be surrounded by such a great cast and an excellent stage crew Phillips said Similarly senior Courtney Reasoner was very enthusiastic about playing the lead role of Alice Playing Alice is exciting Reasoner said She relates to everyone Senior Allan Reinhard who played the Cheshire Cat was impressed with his colleagues high quality of acting You could close your eyes and just listen to their voices each voice is spectacular and unique Reinhard said There s no bland person in the entire play It all adds up to a good performance The CIU Players are advised by Communication Program Director Dr Dan Delozier who admires the group for how

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-players-perform-alice-wonderland (2016-01-26)
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  • Homecoming Review: The Anchor Still Holds | Columbia International University
    to the campus and the people Current students faculty and alumni gathered for the Alumni of the Year Chapel on Nov 6 which honored Dr David Chow 75 Chow serves as the president of Ambassadors for Christ a ministry that reaches out to Chinese intellectuals and Chinese students who are studying abroad The Alumni Association also posthumously awarded Alumni of the Year honors to Chow s father The Rev Moses Chow 58 I believe the Lord wanted to use this award as a milestone of encouragement to me to end well and to end strong Chow said Chow also spoke at the annual President s Banquet that evening where he emphasized the importance of evangelizing Chinese students studying abroad in the United States and mobilizing them to take the gospel back to China The Chinese people have found God in the United States and they go back to China with a sense of purpose To Know Him and to Make Him Known Chow said reciting CIU s motto Reflecting on his CIU experience Chow said that he is forever grateful to God and indebted to CIU for the life transforming education I received as a student here It is good to be changed but even better to be transformed Chow added On Friday the Alumni Association also hosted the fourth annual speed meeting where current students meet with alumni for five minutes at a time to swap stories about their time at CIU including stories about favorite professors and pranks pulled on classmates I have enjoyed meeting with students the most said Jean Takeuchi 78 a former Alumna of the Year That is one big thing I came for Students alumni and faculty also gathered to cheer on the Rams men s soccer team on Saturday who suffered a tough

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/homecoming-review-anchor-still-holds (2016-01-26)
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  • Examples of Christ in the Workplace | Columbia International University
    November 03 2015 Sheriffs discuss integration of their vocation and faith By Michael A Lanier CIU Student Writer Two men whose professional lives are very public joined Columbia International University President Bill Jones in Chapel on Oct 29 to discuss living out their Christian faith in the workplace South Carolina sheriffs Leon Lott of Richland County and Jim Matthews of Kershaw County both recently had the opportunity to show the community their faith through service after devastating floods in South Carolina in early October Jones interviewed Lott about his experiences during a month that included the flooding and other challenges But Lott told the CIU student body that during difficult times That s when we need to be the strongest Christians we can be That s not when you run away from your faith that s when you rely on your faith Lott said Lott also acknowledged that seeing those in the community who displayed Christlike behavior during the floods by helping neighbors and strangers boosted his own morale People ask me how I made it 72 hours without sleeping Lott continued commenting on the first nights of the flood It was because of the good Christian people helping others

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/examples-christ-workplace (2016-01-26)
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  • Authority of Scripture Week: The Historicity of Adam | Columbia International University
    fictional story to demonstrate man s struggle with sin These questions and more were deliberated Oct 20 22 during Columbia International University s annual Authority of Scripture Chapel series as three CIU professors discussed what the Bible has to say on the historicity of Adam On Tuesday Dr Larry Dixon raised questions surrounding the debate of whether or not Adam was real and pointed his message toward the bigger question is it a big deal His questions centered on how Christians perceive the story of Eden and if believers should take the account of Adam as literal While many questions were raised Dixon gave specific answers as to why Adam s historicity is important such as explaining sinful nature or accounting for the presence of evil in the world Dixon finished his message by saying When we believe in the historicity of Adam we have a foundation for sharing the gospel with anyone because we share a common brokenness On Wednesday Dr Benjamin Noonan spoke on why Adam s historicity matters and why Christians should care Noonan outlined how details about Eden s location wouldn t be used in a fictional story nor would Adam show up in the genealogies of Noah the kings of Israel and Jesus himself if Adam wasn t historical Furthermore Noonan pointed to later Bible passages that draw on the early chapters of Genesis as fact such as Eden the Sabbath creation the institution of marriage and the existence of sin Noonan like Dixon used Adam s historicity as the explanation for sin death and the present condition of the world On Thursday Dr Michael Naylor brought a New Testament perspective on Adam s historicity referencing several New Testament passages that mention Adam and Eve Naylor mainly focused on the Apostle Paul s letters and

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/authority-scripture-week-historicity-adam (2016-01-26)
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  • Wisdom for Your Marriage from Voices of the Past | Columbia International University
    marriage difficulties in a new book Held in Honor Wisdom for Your Marriage from Voices of the Past Haste associate professor of Ministry Studies in CIU Seminary School of Ministry has co authored the book with Robert L Plummer professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Held in Honor brings together teachings about marriage written through the Church age beginning with Church fathers such as Ignatius

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/wisdom-your-marriage-voices-past (2016-01-26)
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  • Hoedown! A CIU Autumn Tradition | Columbia International University
    class We wanted to provide a relaxed atmosphere where students could gather together and have an overall fun time just to be with other students Sophomore Class President Kyle Jones said The event was certainly a fun time students laughed their way through square dancing calls took pictures with friends at a photo booth and enjoyed fellowship over good food The event came on the heels of a devastating flood in the Columbia area that forced some faculty and staff from their homes prompted the cancelling of classes and caused some very inconvenient travel off campus because of damaged roads and bridges Last week was a crazy week after all that happened with the flood so the hoedown was a really great time to relax unwind and laugh sophomore Heather Hoopes said Everybody seemed to have a great time The sophomore class transformed the pavilion with fall decorations including hay bales a crackling fireplace and outdoor Christmas lights The warm atmosphere allowed students to enjoy a cool October night with friends I enjoyed the set apart time to come together and have fun relax and build relationships Hoopes said The event also featured a pumpkin pie eating contest where students

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/hoedown-ciu-autumn-tradition (2016-01-26)
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