CIU alumnus opens roastery
By Bob Holmes
Look up the word roastery in the dictionary, and you won’t find it. It’s too new. That puts Columbia International University alumnus Beach Loveland on the cutting edge of the coffee roastery industry.
By Bob Holmes
The Columbia International University men’s residence hall that faces west has never had a real name – except West. But that changed on Sept. 8 when it was announced at the end of a Chapel service that the hall is now named Cassels Residence Hall in honor of a couple who have been generous, faithful CIU supporters.
Subject to funding: CIU Women’s Softball Coach will provide visionary leadership and a strategic plan for the start up and future of the softball program. The coach will recruit CIU’s first team to play first season Spring 2018 and supervise, coordinate, and manage all aspects of the women’s intercollegiate softball program: includes but not limited to recruitment, development, spiritual leadership of its student athletes.
- Successfully teach and coach and conduct all practices, including all preparation of facilities and equipment for practice.
- Recruit new student athletes to participate on the softball team.
- Successfully coach all home and away games, drive vans, prepare food plans for the team while reflecting the core values of CIU and demonstrating an understanding of Christian leadership.
- Embrace all aspects of developing, managing and running a women’s softball intercollegiate program, working independently and cooperatively with all CIU athletics and institutional staff.
- Demonstrate the ability to recruit, work, and communicate effectively in the ever-changing environment of communication including social media and other tools.
- The Softball Coach will supervise all women’s softball student athletes and assistant coaches, whether volunteer, paid or students.
- The Softball Coach will be supervised by the Athletics Director.
- Understand the game and organization of softball and particularly intercollegiate softball.
- Teach and coach the game of softball to women and motivate a team.
- Ability to work independently in all aspects of recruiting and management of the program.
- Display consistent Christian leadership while displaying a professional demeanor at all times.
- Utilize current technology as it relates to communication and promotion of CIU and CIU softball.
- Ability to work within budget parameters set by the Athletics Director.
- Bachelor Degree required.
- Softball coaching experience required – college softball coaching experience preferred.
- Demonstrated Christian ministry experiences, directly or indirectly involving softball.
The dean’s office manager manages the office of the College of Education dean as well as providing administrative and academic management support to the dean.
1. Assist the COE Dean
- Process correspondence and assist the dean in providing timely and appropriate response.
- Receive, respond to, and/or forward telephone calls.
- Coordinate scheduling of and arrangements for faculty meetings, committee meetings, and faculty workshops.
- Attend COE faculty and staff meetings; record and distribute minutes.
- Actively assist the dean, communicating closely while exercising initiative in matters that do not demand the dean’s direct intervention.
2. Manage the COE Dean’s Office
- Maintain a welcoming environment for faculty, staff, students, and guests.
- Maintain filing systems appropriate to functions of the COE dean, including current faculty records, teaching assignments, faculty study leaves, and data to support annual evaluations.
- Process applications for adjunct faculty members.
- Facilitate development and administration of goals and outcome assessments.
- Supervise part-time or student assistants employed by the office of the dean.
- Interact with other offices to facilitate communication and smooth operation of COE within CIU.
- Organize information for ACSI certification.
- Plan for summer courses and adjuncts, including meals, housing, needs, Aloha Fridays, etc.
3. Monitor finances
- Process VISA card tracking for the dean and his direct reports.
- Monitor monthly budget printouts and prepare reports for the dean.
- Process extra faculty and adjunct pay, honoraria, reimbursements, invoices, and ministry meals lists.
- Monitor and purchase supplies necessary for the efficient functioning of the dean’s office.
4. Oversee annual projects
- Coordinate completion of annual reports.
- Track enrollment.
- Coordinate production of COE’s portion of academic programs catalog.
- Coordinate scheduling of COE courses.
- Track faculty credentials for courses they teach each year.
- Maintain files and charts.
5. Oversee student records
- Coordinate assigning of students to academic advisors.
- Monitor status of and notify students who are placed on academic probation.
- Advise students where appropriate.
- Process initial paperwork for admissions.
- Provide reports as necessary.
- Ability to create and maintain a positive and service-oriented office environment.
- Familiarity with CIU’s ministry and academic environment, principles, and procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of the COE curriculum, academic programs, and policies.
- Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, and e-mail communication software.
- Operation of copiers, scanners, phone systems, and fax machines.
- Ability to communicate effectively, maintain confidentiality, and act wisely and decisively.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Five years of office experience, preferably at least two of which are in a postsecondary academic environment.
- Education degree or experience desired.
D.Min., Regent University
Victor Cuartas is the Elmer V. Thompson chair of church planting at CIU. Originally from Cali, Colombia in South America, Victor spent a number of years in mission and church planting in his home country before continuing his ministry in the United States.
He earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is currently completing a PhD in Missiology from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies (Middlesex University).
His books include Empowering Hispanic Leaders, which is available in English and Spanish. Victor’s most recent publication is entitled "Pentecostalism in Colombia," in Global Renewal Christianity, Vol 2, Latin America. He has also published several articles on mission and leadership in several journals.
Victor is fluent in both Spanish and English, and has ministered extensively throughout the United States, and also in countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Canada, Spain and Morocco.
Victor is quite passionate about global missions, preaching, teaching, and researching as a way of fulfilling God’s calling on his life—to teach biblical principles that transform people’s lives. He emphasizes the importance of networking and partnering with different denominations to advance God’s kingdom.
His wife Isabel is also from Colombia and they have one amazing daughter, Eliannah. He enjoys soccer and outdoor activities, biking and running.
People in North Central Texas are mourning the loss of the founder of a local ministry to disadvantaged and at-risk children, who was also the 1995 CIU Alumnus of the Year.
Ed Shipman, the founder of Happy Hill Farm near the town of Glen Rose, died on Aug. 22 at age 83. He was a 1956 graduate of CIU.