Seussical the Musical Coming to CIU

March 27, 2017

Who is your favorite Dr. Seuss character? Would you like to meet that character? The CIU Players will make Seuss characters come alive when they present “Seussical the Musical” in three performances April 1-2.

Seussical the Musical is a mixture of Dr. Seuss books that debuted on Broadway in 2000. You’ll meet Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, and Amayzing Mayzie. You’ll be transported to famous destinations such as the Jungle of Nool, the Circus McGurkus and the world of the Whos. 

Educational Assistant/Administrative Assistant

College of Intercultural Studies
40 hours/12 months
July 01, 2017


The Educational Assistant/Administrative Assistant provides academic counseling, support, and instruction for the ICS Program including day-to-day responsibilities, short-term projects, classroom instruction, mentoring, and supervision of students, as well as provides administrative and management support to the Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies. Also gives leadership to CIU’s TravelLearn program.


Educational Assistant Duties

  • Provides educational counseling (academic advising) for ICS/TEFL/ICD students.
  • Schedules all CICS courses (in coordination with SSM and CAS), maintain long term course offering plan and track faculty workloads.
  • Mentors ICS students (includes spiritual and skill development and vocational guidance).
  • Directs undergraduate ICS internship program
  • Assists in supervision of ICS Practical Skill Development students.
  • Assists in classroom instruction and teaching ICS courses as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as required (Assist with advisee chapels, prospective students, etc.

Administrative Assistant Duties

  • Maintains the CICS office including filing systems appropriate to functions of the Office of the Dean, and participating in staff meetings and prayer times
  • Assists the Dean with administration of the College of Intercultural Studies, including maintaining electronic and paper files of current and recent course syllabi, distributing CICS meeting agenda, taking minutes and distributing to members, and processing budget and reimbursement records.
  • Assists adjunct faculty, including facilitate communications, oversee files (formal appointments; forms for HR, Registrar, Payroll, etc.
  • Supervises student workers for CICS, including prepare paperwork for student workers and faculty graders and provide supervision for student worker in CICS office for clerical support.
  • Provides leadership to CIU’s TravelLearn program in cooperation with CAS, COE, and SSM.



  • Needs to have a heart for students and their spiritual development as well as the skills and experience for effective mentoring.
  • Ability as an effective classroom teacher.
  • Ability to understand and communicate issues related to academic advising.
  • Good knowledge of and ability in using computer software for word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, email and internet.
  • Must have proven integrity in working with confidential information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact and good judgment are needed for working with students, faculty and staff, alumni, mission agency representatives, and others.
  • Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail communication 
  • Operation of copiers, phone systems, fax.
  • At least short-term mission experience.
  • Some experience in a college/university setting.
  • Proven effectiveness in mentoring/discipleship.
  • Master’s Degree, preferably with major in Intercultural Studies/Missions.


Is Your Smartphone Endangering Your Relationships?

March 17, 2017

If your phone contributed to a disease, wouldn’t you get rid of it? Likewise, if your phone was destroying your relationships, wouldn’t you get rid of it?

Those thought-provoking questions are posed by Columbia International University alumnus Brian Mesimer. He is a counselor at The Christian Counseling Center of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina.

Who was St. Patrick?

March 15, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations seldom focus on the person known as St. Patrick. Beyond the wearin’ of the green and the Irish festivals, there was a British man who God called to bring the message of Christ to the unbelievers of Ireland.

CIU Hosts “Grow Your Business Event”

March 13, 2017
David Tanner of Midlands Christian Business Directory and Stacey Gurley of HIS Radio

Business leaders in the Midlands of South Carolina have an opportunity to attend a FREE “Grow Your Business Event” on Thursday March 30. Columbia International University is the host site for the event with two scheduled sessions, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. held in the Launch! Pad located in CIU's Entrepreneurial Center.

The event is sponsored by 92.1 FM HIS Radio and the Midlands Christian Business Directory. Topics include:

"Who Is My Customer?"


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