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  • A Lifetime Devoted to the Christian Mission Field | Columbia International University
    as an international speaker At age 83 McQuilkin continues a busy schedule of speaking engagements McQuilkin is the son of CIU s first president Robert C McQuilkin In presenting this award we celebrate the faithfulness of God as evidenced in a lifetime of service to the cause of global mission said Steve Moore president and CEO of The Mission Exchange Dr McQuilkin gives us a real life portrait of what it looks like to finish well McQuilkin was presented with a sculptured bust of hands holding a globe In accepting the award McQuilkin said that he was at first distressed and embarrassed by the honor because he said there are many other people who are more deserving and not a few in this room he told a banquet hall of over 300 people But McQuilkin said he eventually realized that the award was not about him but about an institution Columbia International University This is about an institution that has for almost a century sent thousands and thousands of missionaries around the world McQuilkin said So both CIU and I tonight join with Isaiah in saying All that we have accomplished you have done McQuilkin continued pointing upward And so to the greatest missionary of all time Jesus the Christ be all honor and glory There were nearly 50 CIU alumni in attendance for the award ceremony Among them was Ernie Hack who was a student leader in 1968 when McQuilkin left the mission field of Japan to become president of CIU then called Columbia Bible College Hack says he met with McQuilkin weekly to discuss issues on campus He remembers McQuilkin praying with him during every meeting That impressed me Hack recalled We would get down on our knees and pray During the ceremony McQuilkin was described as a

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/lifetime-devoted-christian-mission-field (2016-01-26)
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  • Alumni of the Year Announced at CIU Homecoming | Columbia International University
    the earth are the 2010 Alumni of the Year at Columbia International University Cash 57 and Ann 58 Godbold lived for over 30 years in the Sahara Desert of Niger working with the Tuareg people Their love for the Tuareg was obvious in their adaptation to the Tuareg ways dress food and customs Their continuing work even in retirement is a strong testimony to the missionary call and to the Lord s power and grace in their lives Each of their three married children attended CIU and has served on the African mission field Alfred 64 and Joy Alegria Turner Tuggy 43 64 served as missionaries for 54 years with the Orinoco River Mission in eastern Venezuela while raising nine children all who love the Lord and attended CIU When they returned to the United States in retirement they continued their mission work as Alfred wrote a variety of Greek Spanish reference works Joy describes herself as a Christian first then a wife next a mother then a missionary finally a housewife Alfred and Joy lived over 60 years in godly marriage and family faithfulness until God called Alfred Home on March 22 2007 The couples were honored during a

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/alumni-year-announced-ciu-homecoming (2016-01-26)
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  • Christian Life Conference: Fearing God, Not Men | Columbia International University
    Click image to view a larger version CIU students gather on World Christian Week Prayer Day September 16 2010 By Abbey Shoemaker CIU student writer Best selling author pastor and Columbia International University graduate Robert J Morgan was the keynote speaker during the 2010 Christian Life Conference at CIU The annual week long event focuses on CIU s core value of Victorious Christian Living and the first part of CIU s motto To know Him and to make Him known The Rev Morgan taught a series of messages from Exodus bringing attention to the book s theme of redemption and ending the week with a challenging sermon on Moses response to God s calling Throughout the week students were exhorted to live as God fearers in a generation that desperately needs examples of people who value the approval of God rather than men The culmination of the week was Thursday a day set aside for prayer worship and study of God s Word During Thursday s Chapel the five bicyclists of the 1More Tour shared how God used their 1 700 mile East Coast summer recruitment trip to meet 1More potential CIU student reconnect with 1More CIU alumnus and share

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/christian-life-conference-fearing-god-not-men (2016-01-26)
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  • Love in the Midst of Alzheimer’s | Columbia International University
    Robertson McQuilkin announced that he would resign to devote full time to Muriel his wife of 40 years who was suffering from Alzheimer s disease Now 20 years after his resignation the story of his devotion to his wife still reverberates around the world Most recently the story was told again to a nationwide audience on the popular radio program Focus on the Family Listen to Love in the Midst

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/love-midst-alzheimer%E2%80%99s (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU and the Anniversary of 9/11 | Columbia International University
    of the 9 11 attack on the United States has brought about a lot of discussion on the relationship between Christians and Muslims The director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia Internatinal University Dr Warren Larson is often called on for a biblical perspective in the issue Larson was among Columbia area religious leaders who were asked to comment on a Florida pastor s threat to burn

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-and-anniversary-911 (2016-01-26)
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  • Temporary Library Opens at CIU | Columbia International University
    Rhodes after touring the new temporary library at CIU The temporary library opened on Sept 9 four months after a fire caused major damage to CIU s G Allen Fleece Library The cause of the fire which happened one week before graduation was an electrical problem with a ceiling light The initial estimate of damages was 2 5 million But school officials say after further inspection the cost of repairs will probably be higher Hard work over the summer made the metal framed temporary facility available to students less than a month into the new school year It s located just west of the Fleece library behind Shortess Chapel I missed the books said student Elizabeth Gross raising her hands as she entered and looked around I think students have an emotional bond to books she added Rhodes says there are about 8 000 books in the temporary library including all of the 5 000 reference books that were salvaged from the Fleece library Other books that are on the shelves include books that were checked out when the fire hit newly purchased books and donated books including thousands donated by Philadelphia Biblical University More books from the Philadelphia school will be added to the shelves as they are processed and more books will be purchased There are about six rows of empty shelves at the rear of the temporary library Other books that were salvaged from the Fleece Library are still being stored by a book salvage company in Atlanta and Rhodes says they will probably remain there until there is a permanent library on campus A few used tables and chairs line one wall of the temporary library but Rhodes says new ones are on order The temporary library will seat 40 A bank of public computers will

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/temporary-library-opens-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • Consultation on Chaplaincy Education at Columbia International University | Columbia International University
    September 06 2010 Nearly two dozen chaplains representing various aspects of chaplaincy ministry will be on the campus of Columbia International University Sept 13 for a Consultation on Chaplaincy Education They will be advising CIU Seminary School of Missions on how to understand chaplaincy education as the school explores the implications for master s degree chaplaincy programs it might offer in the future Among the types of chaplaincy that will be discussed are Military Institutional and Organizational Military Chaplaincy includes ministry to the men and women of the army navy and air force both active duty and the reserves Institutional Chaplaincy is an outreach to public safety officers corrections officers and those involved in healthcare both the providers and their patients Organizational Chaplaincy focuses on government workers the corporate world those involved in leisure activities crisis managers and disaster relief workers The chairman of the consultation Dr William Larkin a professor in CIU Seminary School of Missions says CIU is strategically located for a variety of chaplaincy work The chaplain school for all branches of the U S armed forces is now at Fort Jackson in Columbia Larkin said Plus Columbia has four major hospitals several penal institutions and is

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/consultation-chaplaincy-education-columbia-international-university (2016-01-26)
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  • Robertson McQuilkin Surprised on his 83rd Birthday | Columbia International University
    Over 109 000 was actually raised Click image to view a larger version Robertson McQuilkin chats with CIU students in the cafeteria September 06 2010 Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin was presented with a big surprise on his 83rd birthday The student body faculty and staff sang Happy Birthday to him at the beginning of the chapel service Sept 7 his birthday a day he was the scheduled chapel speaker But the birthday song wasn t the BIG surprise After McQuilkin s message CIU President Dr Bill Jones took the stage with McQuilkin to make a special presentation He explained that at the beginning of August CIU Development Director Frank Bedell had an idea It was to ask CIU alumni friends faculty and staff to donate 83 toward CIU scholarships in honor of McQuilkin s birthday with a goal of 83 000 by Sept 7 Sorry I m not 110 McQuilkin deadpanned as an oversized CIU check for 83 000 was presented to him The chapel assembly roared with laughter at his dry humor But Jones continued We were not able to raise 83 000 We raised much more than that As of this morning we raised 98

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/robertson-mcquilkin-surprised-his-83rd-birthday (2016-01-26)
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