Dr. Paul Tripp at Homecoming 2016

October 24, 2016
CIU Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Paul Tripp will speak at Homecoming 2016

Tripp named Alumnus of the Year

By Bob Holmes

Dr. Paul Tripp says when he was a student at Columbia International University (then Columbia Bible College - CBC), he was a rabble-rouser who often found himself in the office of the Dean of Men, Otis Braswell.

“One time he even suggested I was in his office so much they needed to put my bed down there,” Tripp says with a laugh. “We had really good fellowship.”

What Will You Celebrate Oct. 31? How about Reformation Day?

October 20, 2016
Dr. Igou Hodges

While Oct. 31 has become associated with the ghosts and goblins of Halloween, it is an important day in the history of the church.

It was on Oct. 31, 1517 that a priest named Martin Luther nailed to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, a list of questions and propositions for theological debate known as the 95 theses. This act, which would challenge the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, would lead to the greatest transformation of Western society since the apostles. His action provoked a debate that culminated in what we call the Protestant Reformation.

Transfer Merit Scholarships

As an entering undergraduate transfer student, you may be eligible for one of four merit-based scholarships. 

Scholarship Name

Award Amount

Eligibility Requirements

Board Merit Scholarship


                    College GPA of 3.75+

Presidential Merit Scholarship


College GPA of 3.5 - 3.74

Dean Merit Award


College GPA of 3.0 - 3.49

Servant Leader Merit Award


College GPA of 2.0 - 2.99


CIU Men’s Soccer Coach

40 hours/12 months
October 18, 2016


The CIU men’s soccer coach will successfully develop and implement all aspects of the CIU men’s soccer program.  The applicant must prove a strong commitment to Jesus Christ and demonstrate a strong commitment to the welfare of the student athlete.



It is the responsibility of the men’s soccer coach to manage the men’s soccer team including but not limited to:

  • teaching and instructing soccer
  • working within the budget as set-forth by the institution
  • coordinating practices and matches
  • recruiting and scouting
  • ordering and maintaining equipment
  • scheduling
  • monitoring the academic progress of the student athletes
  • coordinating all aspects of team travel
  • some soccer fundraising may be involved
  • comply with all NCCAA policies and guidelines
  • some field maintenance may be required


  • Demonstrate successful coaching experience at the high school or collegiate level
  • Be able to teach, demonstrate and communicate soccer skills and strategies in practice
  • Be able to drive vans, lift equipment, and physically handle team practice, team travel, and other tasks consistent with being a coach of an intercollegiate team
  • Minimum of  a Bachelor’s degree 
  • Coaching licenses encouraged/beneficial
  • Must have a certain level of understanding of the NCCAA or NAIA or NCAA
  • Must be willing to agree to regulations consistent with CIU Faculty/Staff Policy Handbook


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