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  • CIU Alumnus to Lead Fruit Research Center at Clemson | Columbia International University
    Fruit Research Center at Clemson Click image to view a larger version November 17 2010 A 2007 graduate of Columbia International University Seminary School of Missions is the new manager of Clemson University s Musser Fruit Research Center Jeff Hopkins who grew up on a farm in North Carolina also has extensive experience in agricultural research in Ethiopia Clemson University in Clemson S C is known worldwide for its agriculture

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-alumnus-lead-fruit-research-center-clemson (2016-01-26)
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  • “God’s Plan” for the G. Allen Fleece Library | Columbia International University
    G Allen Fleece Library God s Plan for the G Allen Fleece Library Click image to view a larger version Lights will shine on the familiar relief sculpture of the Bible in a new glass enclosed main entrance to the G Allen Fleece Library November 15 2010 Nothing you can imagine could surpass God s plan for you The quote was on the desk of CIU Library Director Jo Ann Rhodes It was dated Friday May 7 2010 the day before an intense fire caused over 2 5 million in damages to the G Allen Fleece Library She read it as she surveyed the damage As my staff and I stood in my office and read this quote we were stunned at the impact it had on us immediately realizing that in God s providence He had allowed this disaster to take place Rhodes said We were only beginning to feel the devastating effect of the fire on our work and on the students needs but we knew right then that even the difficulties ahead would not surpass God s plan for us And what is God s plan for the G Allen Fleece Library Renovations are now underway See

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/%E2%80%9Cgod%E2%80%99s-plan%E2%80%9D-g-allen-fleece-library (2016-01-26)
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  • Gracie Rosenberger to Speak in CIU Chapel | Columbia International University
    18 Gracie Rosenberger founded the ministry Standing With Hope along with her husband Peter Rosenberger a 1983 graduate of CIU The Rosenbergers know the pain of loss and shattered dreams that come with amputation Gracie s devastating car accident in 1983 led to more than six dozen surgeries and the amputation of both of her legs Instead of falling into despair Gracie stepped into the world of high tech prosthetic limbs learning not only how to walk but also snow ski on advanced slopes In 2005 they established the nonprofit ministry Standing With Hope to help amputees in developing countries Drawing upon her own experiences with quality prosthetic limbs Gracie purposes to equip and train local technicians in developing countries to fabricate and maintain limbs for their own people The Rosenbergers also have a music ministry Performing publicly since children their formal studies as music majors shaped them into a powerful musical combination They performed at the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York and Gracie has also performed for President George W Bush In addition the Rosenbergers have published a book Gracie Standing With Hope that has been featured on the TODAY show and Fox Friends Their visit to

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/gracie-rosenberger-speak-ciu-chapel (2016-01-26)
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  • Veritas Forum Founder Addresses CIU Students, College Campus Ministers | Columbia International University
    year ago when she served as an admissions counselor for CIU These days she is ministering to young adults at Columbia Christian Fellowship and was happy to be attending the luncheon she initially suggested The keynote speaker at the luncheon was former Harvard University professor Kelly Monroe Kullberg founder of the Veritas Forum The Veritas Forum has chapters on college campuses around the United States that seek to inspire the shapers of tomorrow s culture to connect their hardest questions with the person and story of Jesus Christ Kullberg is also editor of the book Finding God at Harvard and author of Finding God Beyond Harvard Kullberg addressed the CIU student body during Chapel before speaking to the college and campus ministers at the luncheon But her message was essentially the same Truth is a Person Jesus Christ Kullberg says that in today s culture and in higher education students are often discouraged from asking real questions about Truth Those who do ask such questions are often met with rebuke or blank stares from their professors The Veritas Forum addresses such issues Kullberg says that through Veritas Forum chapters Christians on campus or in the community band together helping students move from a posture of cynicism and sloganism to posing questions The Veritas Forum attempts to gently break up students calcified objections and get them to ask intelligent questions Kullberg said Kullberg was very open about her personal life and pain It was obvious that our speaker was someone who had wrestled with the difficult questions of faith and is now stronger Her belief in Jesus as the Savior of the world is undeniable and her desire for others to intelligently and sincerely seek Him is apparent Kullberg said Christians should be available to young people who have questions about

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/veritas-forum-founder-addresses-ciu-students-college-campus-ministers (2016-01-26)
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  • Football and Chili: A CIU Tradition | Columbia International University
    the fourth annual Chili Cook Off at CIU Each year there has been a wide variety of chili s entered in the contest But this was the first year for two new categories Classic and Creative Classic is defined as chili that includes pork or red meat beans and a tomato based sauce To be entered in the Creative category participants must alter or eliminate one or more of the Classic ingredients This year over 200 people sampled the 12 chili s entered in the contest CIU s great connoisseur of fine chili s John Heflick of Alumni Ministries describes the winners Dr Pat Blewett won the Best Classic Chili category with his entry 4 Bean Chili Dr Blewett is the associate dean of the Undergraduate School Visually this is what a classic chili should look like thick and chocked full of meat and beans 4 Bean was a robust chili full of flavor and texture yet without overwhelming heat Sticking with the classic theme Dr Blewett won a basket of cooking utensils steel coffee mugs and classic chili spices Elizabeth Gross a student won the Most Creative Chili category with her entry Chili Toscana When looking at Toscana it was obvious that this came from the same culinary ideology as the famous soup that shares its surname The first taste that came across the palette was cream and rosemary mixed with the textures of finely chopped steak and beans But it was the unexpected second wave of heat that surprised the mouth and qualified this as real chili Elizabeth won a basket of exotic spices and sauces Tina Tindale of the Admissions Department won the Best Overall Chili category with her entry Kentucky White Chili This was thicker than most white chili s with a mouthful of flavor in

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/football-and-chili-ciu-tradition (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU had Role at Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization | Columbia International University
    the Lausanne Conference at CIU November 09 2010 By Lenae Simpson CIU Student Writer I got chills as I read Columbia International University s blog on the third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization CIU Chancellor George Murray wrote about the many people he met at the conference who have a connection to CIU over 30 in all They came from 16 countries and performed a wide range of official duties from the conference director s administrative assistant to the six CIU students who traveled to Cape Town to serve the international delegates Over 4 000 international delegates from 198 countries gathered at Cape Town South Africa for the five day conference In the tradition of the first two Lausanne Conferences 1974 and 1989 Lausanne III continued with the theme the whole church taking the whole gospel to the whole world Delegates spoke on evangelical issues from women s role in ministry to the role of art in mission Reconciliation was another hot topic discussed around the tables after seminars Two things impressed me after reading the blogs posted by CIU s participants First the Lausanne Conference attempted to reflect the evangelical demography of the world making the majority of delegates from the global south east The minority of delegates were from North America or Europe a drastic change from evangelical conferences in the United States Secondly one CIU blogger wrote about the 50 000 people groups still without Christian witness The term people groups was applied at the First Lausanne Conference in 1974 Today 36 years later the need for reaching these people groups is even more apparent CIU made it possible for their students in Columbia S C to also participate in this history making Lausanne Conference via Globalink Lausanne III CIU included live Web discussions and interviews with

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-had-role-lausanne-conference-world-evangelization (2016-01-26)
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  • Cougar Cruise – A Creative Way to Float Your Boat | Columbia International University
    image to view a larger version On your mark Click image to view a larger version The race is on November 01 2010 Playing off the Columbia International University mascot the Cougar CIU students used ingenuity and teamwork to do some unique boating on the CIU Lake in the first ever Cougar Cruise But this was certainly not a cruise on a luxury ocean liner The Cougar Cruise was a

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/cougar-cruise-%E2%80%93-creative-way-float-your-boat (2016-01-26)
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  • Authority of Scripture Week at CIU | Columbia International University
    long series of chapel messages delivered by selected faculty members The week began by recognizing CIU President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin whose commitment to God s Word has strongly influenced the heart of the university McQuilkin was honored in September with the Lifetime of Service Award by mission accrediting agency The Mission Exchange and CrossGlobal Link That award included an oil painting of McQuilkin which was unveiled at the first Authority of Scripture chapel After McQuilkin s recognition Dr John Harvey associate dean of the CIU Seminary spoke on the inspiration of Scripture In addition to explaining the process and product of inspiration Harvey challenged students to consider the implications of inspiration The Authority of Scripture is one of CIU s core values Harvey said but is it one of your core values If it is how do people know On Wednesday Dr Bryan Beyer seminary professor delivered a message on the inerrancy of Scripture After a careful examination on what inerrancy does and does not mean Beyer urged the audience to lift up the Bible not personal interpretations of the Bible The week closed with a unique message on the intimacy of Scripture given by the undergraduate and seminary professors

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/authority-scripture-week-ciu (2016-01-26)
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