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Columbia International University is Working to improve its Neighborhood; a Columbia Newspaper Explains Why

Pastor Andre Melvin of Temple Zion Baptist Church

When Columbia International University broke ground on a new Global Business & IT Center near the campus entrance in early May, it symbolized more than a new building. It marked a revitalization of the Monticello Road corridor, the gateway to the CIU campus. The event caught the attention of The State newspaper of Columbia and economic development reporter Jeff Wilkinson.

Highlighting African-American Missionary Pioneers; Articles by CIU Ph.D. students featured in scholarly evangelical publication

Two Columbia International University students explore the current state of global missionary work in the African-American church through a historical perspective. Linda Saunders and Michelle Raven, who are both African-American, are enrolled in CIU’s Intercultural Studies Ph.D. program. Their work was recently published in the Occasional Bulletin published by the Evangelical Missiological Society.      

The CIU Summer of Progress: "Tearing up the Track"

Drainage improvements

“They’re tearing up the track” at Ben Lippen School!

During track and field season, that idiom takes on one meaning describing the fastest athletes. But this summer, it means something entirely different. The track is literally being torn up. Well OK, more literally — broken up — to make way for the new $1 million Olympic-style track that will be used by Ben Lippen and Columbia International University athletes

She Made CIU Athletics History; Kim Abbott is Back as Assistant A.D.

Kim Abbott talks to the media in 2012.

CIU's first athletics director Kim Abbott has returned as assistant athletics director. Abbott served as athletics director from 2010-2016 building the program from the ground up. She stepped away from CIU in December 2016 to care for her elderly parents.  

In her new role, Abbott will serve as senior women's administrator, Title IX coordinator, and will oversee the Moore Fitness Center.

New Residence Life Director is Shepherd, Administrator, Cook; Ethan Young Now on the Job

Ethan Young and family

By Bob Holmes

If freshmen at CIU ever get a little homesick for a homemade meal, they could stop by the apartment of new Residence Life Director Ethan Young. He loves to cook. But then, his recipes may not be like mom used to make.

“The one that we have made I don’t know how many times — and it is fantastic — is a Northern Thai soup called Khao Soi,” Young begins in a dreamy voice listing from memory some of the ingredients: coconut milk, yellow curry paste, turmeric, cilantro and garlic.

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