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  • Graduation Day for CIU Student-Inmates | Columbia International University
    the culture Commencement ceremonies are Aug 27 for a second group of CIU student inmates who have completed a two year associate degree program at a Columbia prison The 14 graduates are part of the CIU Prison Initiative The qualified student inmates take courses on the Old and New Testament history and English among other classes They will be assigned to dormitories in nine medium and maximum security prisons across South Carolina where they will incorporate their spiritual teachings in an effort improve the prison culture The first group of 15 CIU student inmates graduated from the program in 2008 It is a distinct privilege to have seen these men develop grow wrestle change and mature as they worked through each course said Dr David Osterlund director of the CIU Prison Initiative Men who were in many cases just doing time now have a motivation and reason for making the most of their time The director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections Jon Ozmint approached CIU about providing a faith based curriculum to inmates after visiting a similar program at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola provided by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary It was a moving experience in 2008

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/graduation-day-ciu-student-inmates (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Professor Comments on Christian-Muslim Dispute in Michigan | Columbia International University
    Muslim Dispute in Michigan Click image to view a larger version Dr Warren Larson August 18 2010 Dr Warren Larson the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University is concerned about the approach used by some Christians when conversing with Muslims about religion Larson was asked by Christianity Today to comment on a situation in Dearborn Mich in June in which a Christian group was

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-professor-comments-christian-muslim-dispute-michigan (2016-01-26)
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  • A New School Year: Welcome to CIU! | Columbia International University
    s important to stay hydrated Temperatures in Columbia are in the 90s and the humidity is high Click image to view a larger version Working hard Student Olivia Reibold takes a break during registration August 18 2010 A new school year is getting underway at Columbia International University with a flurry of Welcome Week activities and the freshman orientation ConnectCIU Classes begin on Aug 24 Until then new students are

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/new-school-year-welcome-ciu (2016-01-26)
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  • Author of “Finding God Beyond Harvard” Scheduled for CIU Chapel, Luncheon | Columbia International University
    Luncheon Click image to view a larger version Kelly Monroe Kullberg August 18 2010 Kelly Monroe Kullberg author of Finding God Beyond Harvard will address a chapel service at Columbia International University on Nov 9 and speak to a CIU luncheon for college and campus ministers Kullberg a former Harvard professor is the founder of The Veritas Forum and the editor of the Boston Globe bestseller Finding God at Harvard Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians In her follow up book Finding God Beyond Harvard Kullberg tells the story of her own journey into wonder and discovery which took her beyond the ivied walls of Harvard to universities across the country helping others start Veritas Forums in dozens of universities The Veritas Forum seeks to inspire the shapers of tomorrow s culture to connect their hardest questions with the person and story of Jesus Christ Kullberg is now director of project development for The Veritas Forum and lives with her family in Columbus Ohio CIU chapel services begin at 10 50 a m and are open to the public A College and Campus Ministers Luncheon sponsored by CIU begins at noon and will feature Southern cooking from Hudson s Smokehouse All

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/author-%E2%80%9Cfinding-god-beyond-harvard%E2%80%9D-scheduled-ciu-chapel-luncheon (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Professor Honored by Hebrew Union College | Columbia International University
    s Medallion from his alma mater Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion HUC JIR in recognition of his 25 years of scholarship in teaching and publishing Beyer was awarded the honor by Rabbi David Ellenson president of HUC JIR at graduation ceremonies in Cincinnati in June Founded in 1875 HUC JIR is the nation s oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic spiritual and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism Beyer has served at Columbia International University since 1985 From 1985 to 1993 he was part of the Undergraduate Faculty From 1993 to 1994 he was the assistant dean of the Undergraduate School and in 1994 he became the dean of the Undergraduate School The seven years I served as academic dean were challenging but rewarding Beyer said The undergraduate enrollment grew and many faculty hired during that time are still at CIU making a significant contribution today Beyer remained dean of the Undergraduate School until 2001 when he became the dean of students He held that position for three years until he became professor of Old Testament at CIU Seminary School of Missions his current position Beyer has authored or edited a number of publications Encountering the Old Testament the Bible survey he co authored with Dr Bill Arnold of Asbury Theological Seminary is now in its second edition and is a leading text book on Christian college campuses He joined Arnold in co editing Readings from the Ancient Near East Primary Sources for Old Testament Study Beyer has also authored Encountering the Book of Isaiah An Historical and Theological Survey and contributed to the translation and study notes of the Holman Christian Standard Bible Beyer received his B A in Humanities from Colorado State University in 1976 the Master of Divinity with a Biblical

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-professor-honored-hebrew-union-college (2016-01-26)
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  • CIU Week at America’s Keswick Features Sue Thomas FBEye | Columbia International University
    J America s Keswick is a multi generational cross cultural ministry that features biblical teaching on Victorious Christian Living that leads to deeper personal relationships with Jesus Christ and transformed lives The Victorious Christian Life movement began in Keswick England in the early 1900s An early proponent of the movement in the United States was CIU s first president R C McQuilkin Victorious Christian Living is a core value of CIU McQuilkin s son CIU President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin and CIU s current president Dr Bill Jones were the featured teachers during CIU Week They taught morning and evening sessions on Going Deeper into the study of God s word Also several CIU alumni shared what God is doing in their ministries One alumnus in particular was excited about reconnecting with CIU Sue Thomas who was the inspiration for the highly successful TV series Sue Thomas FBEye gave her testimony during an afternoon gathering with the conference attendees The television series is based on Thomas experience working with the FBI as a lip reader Sue has been deaf since the age of 18 months She talked about coming to CIU to get her degree in EL eternal life She met

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/ciu-week-america%E2%80%99s-keswick-features-sue-thomas-fbeye (2016-01-26)
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  • Temporary CIU Library Being Built for New School Year | Columbia International University
    building of a temporary library is underway on the campus of Columbia International University following a fire in the G Allen Fleece Library that occurred in May The initial estimate of damages was 2 5 million But school officials say after further inspection the cost of repairs will probably be higher We are committed to provide a suitable alternative for our students as soon as possible after they return this fall said Bob Kallgren CIU vice president for institutional effectiveness That s why we are building a temporary library in the center of campus behind Shortess Chapel instead of fitting library services in various available spots around campus Kallgren says the temporary library will house the books and resources most often used by the students The temporary structure stands within view of the burned library which is fenced off as workers continue to remove charred debris Meanwhile Kallgren says the Fleece Library will be repaired using the insurance settlement with some improvements to the library being funded through the gifts of donors If you would like to join in helping gifts should be designated for Library Restoration No one was injured in the May 7 blaze that started in the

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/temporary-ciu-library-being-built-new-school-year (2016-01-26)
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  • The 1More Tour Comes Home | Columbia International University
    of the 1More Tour and hear stories from the riders 1 800 mile bicycle trip up the East Coast The resounding theme from the cyclists testimonies was God s provision evidenced in various circumstances along the journey The purpose of the 1More Tour was to recruit potential CIU students reconnect with 1More CIU alumnus and share the love of Christ with 1More person The 1More Tour riders featured four CIU students and one CIU alumnus Matthew Densky Jeremy Rife Drew Williams and brothers Izzy and Grayson Markle CIU Director of Recruitment and Relations Michelle MacGregor made the trip in a van as tour coordinator At the 1More Tour celebration the group shared stories from their summer adventure God s provision being the obvious highlight The Lord protected us and provided us with several unexpected places to stay Densky said Connections were made as a result of God ordained meetings Williams added He prepared people all along the way Grayson Markle a recent CIU alumnus says his most memorable interactions were with alumni whose lives are an inspiration to him They all come from different walks of life but have one thing in common they serve God in whatever they are

    Original URL path: http://www.ciu.edu/newsstory/1more-tour-comes-home (2016-01-26)
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