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  • McQuilkin Honored in Book, CIU Chapel | Columbia International University
    College from 1968 1990 as a missionary to Japan as the headmaster of Ben Lippen School CIU s Pre K to 12 th grade ministry and as an internationally known author and speaker But that very brief resume only scratches the surface of McQuilkin s impact on the Church On Oct 15 the CIU community gathered with McQuilkin now 88 years old and his wife Deb to celebrate his life and to dedicate the newly published book Transformed from Glory to Glory Edited by CIU Intercultural Studies professor Dr Christopher Little the book honors McQuilkin s life and ministry A number of CIU faculty and alumni contributed to the book and delivered brief messages during the Chapel I have felt unworthy throughout the whole project Little said of his time editing the book The book includes a variety of topics important to McQuilkin including missions hermeneutics the victorious Christian life and Christian ethics The authors hope to use McQuilkin s legacy as a foundation for discussion of important topics in the Church We need others to stand in Robertson s place to do the things he did and say the things he said Little said As the book s authors gave testimony to the impact McQuilkin had made on their lives it was clear that he influenced a multitude of people I regard Robertson to be my most influential ministry model and mentor said Ralph Enlow Jr president of the The Association for Biblical Higher Education ABHE and former CIU provost I can attest that Robertson s life has borne fruit that nourishes me and many others Though most current CIU students haven t had much direct contact with McQuilkin a few mentioned they were impressed with the impact he had on their professors Today s Chapel was an excellent

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/mcquilkin-honored-book-ciu-chapel (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Alumna’s Art Shines with Neon Lights | Columbia International University
    a Columbia International University alumna from Lakeland Florida has found a new career that shines a light on the past neon lights that is Alison LaMons a 1991 graduate of CIU has been a full time water color artist for only a year and a half yet her nostalgic paintings of neon signs has won her acclaim Her work is featured in galleries nationwide she has won awards at art

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-alumna-s-art-shines-neon-lights (2016-01-26)
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  • Showing God's Love through a Shoe Box | Columbia International University
    at Columbia International University was filled with the warmth and joy of Christmas And it was only Oct 13 Students gathered to pack shoe boxes with toys hygiene essentials and notes that communicate the love of Christ at the Operation Christmas Child packing party hosted by Student Missions Connections Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan s Purse a Christian organization dedicated to crisis relief around the world as a way of demonstrating and sharing God s love Each fall Operation Christmas Child volunteers pack items in a shoe box that will be sent to children in poor regions of the world The packing is done well before the holiday season to assure the gifts arrive in hard to reach areas by Christmas Included in the shoe box is a booklet of Bible stories for the children and sometimes the message of the gospel is presented to the children as the shoe boxes are delivered Joy Law a junior and the organizer of the packing party says she likes seeing people come together to help others It s important for CIU students to realize there s more going on outside of our community said Law Even a small gift

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/showing-gods-love-through-shoe-box (2016-01-26)
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  • Son of CIU Alumni Couple Collecting Sox for Flood Victims | Columbia International University
    to view a larger version October 13 2015 He s a little guy trying to make a big difference Max Ketcherside is only eight years old but he understands many of the victims of the recent devastating floods in the Columbia area have a basic need sox Max the son of CIU alumni Joe 2011 and Chrissa 2006 Ketcherside didn t want birthday presents for himself on his eighth birthday

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/son-ciu-alumni-couple-collecting-sox-flood-victims (2016-01-26)
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  • Columbia Floods; CIU Students Pray, Volunteer | Columbia International University
    disaster relief websites But nothing has really been normal since the Oct 3 5 flood wreaked havoc across South Carolina While nearly a foot of rain fell in Columbia the CIU campus was spared from major flood damage However CIU canceled classes Oct 5 7 just ahead of fall break due to road closures With time off from classes on campus students were able to serve the neighborhoods around CIU When the skies cleared on Oct 6 some students gathered to pray for Columbia and went out to help a few families whose homes had been flooded There s an opportunity we have here to meet a need in the community and it takes a community of individuals to make that happen senior Hannah Lingenhoel said I ve been thinking about that a lot why were we at CIU spared and what can we do about it Students helped dry families possessions tear out waterlogged carpet and move furniture they made meals and passed out water bottles CIU students have been awesome said senior Megan Brown who has been coordinating CIU volunteers to serve a family in her church whose home flooded Personal friends and freshmen that I don t even know have shown up every day to help wherever however The service hasn t only been in the local neighborhood Student Senate vice president and junior Tyler Tong set up a website connecting Columbia residents in need with people who want to help It was the best way that I felt I could help right now with the skills and passions that God s given me Tong said My hope is that it will function as a tool throughout the community where people can just list off their needs and possible ways they can help so that they can

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/columbia-floods-ciu-students-pray-volunteer (2016-01-26)
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  • Meeting Prince Charles | Columbia International University
    and Ephesus in Turkey Following my first weekend of teaching and speaking at a British Jesus festival my wife Rhonda Weisman Olshine wanted us to visit the Hatfield House a country house built in 1611 When we arrived the sad news was given that the home was closed for the day but that we could walk around the property with its beautiful gardens paths and a courtyard with shoppes cafes and pubs We noticed secret service all over the place so being curious I asked what was going on Prince Charles will be coming shortly to visit I am thinking Wow a chance to meet Prince Charles he s going to be thrilled to meet me just teasing Our short wait turned from 30 minutes to over an hour and a half And then to our gleeful surprise enters Prince Charles and his entourage The Prince went into one of the shoppes and then came out the other side of the store in which my son Andrew and I were positioned to say hello He looked out us put his hand out toward mine and we shook hands I was not sure if you are to touch royalty We spoke

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/meeting-prince-charles (2016-01-26)
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  • Genocide survivor tells CIU students how Operation Christmas Child made a difference in his life | Columbia International University
    International University students are already thinking about Christmas That s because it s the time of year to get ready for Operation Christmas Child The program is a ministry of the international relief organization Samaritan s Purse providing donated gifts for children in 130 countries delivered in a shoe box At a Sept 29 Chapel service CIU students heard from Alex Nsengimana a Rwandan who survived the tribal genocide in

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/genocide-survivor-tells-ciu-students-how-operation-christmas-child-made-difference-his (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Establishes Charleston A.M.E Scholarship | Columbia International University
    M E Church in Charleston Columbia International University has established a scholarship in honor of The Charleston Nine that will assist A M E Church members who enroll for graduate studies at CIU CIU President Dr Bill Jones says the CIU family desires that this small effort honor the victims of this incident and reflect our heartfelt sympathy for the families of the victims A 20 000 endowment has been

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-establishes-charleston-ame-scholarship (2016-01-26)
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