Junior-Senior Visit Day

There's nothing like spending time on campus at Columbia International University to understand what it's like to be a Ram. Junior-Senior Visit Days offer a complete picture of CIU and are a great way to determine not only if you are a good fit for CIU, but if CIU is right for you.

Attend one of our Junior-Senior Visit Day events or schedule an individual visit that works for you!

Spring Junior-Senior Visit Days

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Register for a Junior-Senior Visit Day

Junior-Senior Visit Day Schedule 


March 14, April 6, & April 11

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.Admissions session geared to answer your questions about CIU and the admissions process
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.Campus tour including our residence halls
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.Chapel service with entire student body
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Lunch in the CIU cafe with a professor
1:30 -  2:45 p.m.Attend a class: Gospel of Matthew with Dr. Crutchfield


Video Technician

Online Studies
20 hours/12 months
July 01, 2017


The video technician will provide technical support for Online Studies with emphasis on videotaping and editing video lectures to support online courses.


  • Work with faculty, SMEs, and Online Studies staff to assist with video production needs in compliance with deadlines and proper usage of media equipment and software.
  • Occasionally assist or train other video technicians as needed on related video editing projects.
  • Operate video equipment to capture lectures for online courses and various educational projects/events – the focus will be on online courses.
  • Set up equipment for out of studio video shoots when needed.
  • Manipulate and edit videos base on the specific project needs. Export, compress and upload videos during the final stages of the post production process. In addition to maintenance of logs, review completed deliverables with Online Studies team and faculty to ensure that projects are completed successfully.
  • Maintain up-to-date logs to track project progress and to keep track of media storage locations and YouTube links. Run backups to keep data and material secure. 


  • Good knowledge of video capturing
  • Knowledge of both PC and MAC platforms
  • Proven skills in troubleshooting
  • Experience in video and audio editing software
  • Excellent computer and organizational skills
  • Flexible, cooperative attitude and willingness to learn
  • Education and training in video editing

Vice President for Information Technology

Information Technology
40 hours/12 months
March 13, 2017


The Vice President for Information Technology (VPIT) exercises leadership in assembling, developing, supervising, and evaluating a team of information professionals and support personnel in order to facilitate planning, research, acquisition, configuration, implementation, maintenance and security of information technology systems that support the business and academic processes within both divisions (Ben Lippen School and Higher Education) of the corporate institution.  The VPIT is responsible for working with executive, administrative and IT personnel across the corpo


  • Recruit, select, develop, supervise and evaluate a team of information technology professionals and support personnel who possess and are growing in the personal qualities, technical/professional competence, communication skills, and service orientation required to excel in support of both educational and operational effectiveness.                      
  • Engage in ongoing proactive assessment of all current informational systems to evaluate functionality, efficiency, integrity, cost-effectiveness and integration with a view to develop long-term strategic plans for system improvements to (a) ensure continuing growth and improvement in integrating best practice technological advancements that fit the needs and requirements of the institution’s processes, and (b) facilitate acquiring adequate financial, material, and human resources to implement the strategic educational plan.
  • Work with executive team, peers and subordinates to develop an annual budget that realistically reflects planning and policy decisions and optimizes access to and reliability of educational technology, IT systems and connectivity/productivity tools.  Facilitate procurement and monitor vendor agreements within appropriate protocols.  Monitor monthly variance reports to ensure that the department and each of its subordinate departments operate within budget parameters.
  • Work with executive team members, department heads, deans, support staff and appropriate standing committees to develop and implement policies and procedures governing acquisition/procurement, configuration, operational integrity, and security of information technology systems, and connectivity/productivity tools to advance institutional effectiveness.
  • Supervise the development of web components to facilitate the functionality and accessibility of database information to internal and external users.  The web modules would include a user interface to database systems that is convenient, intuitive and aesthetic while protecting both the security and the integrity of data.
  • Oversee the process of data mining to inform the decision making processes of the administrative and executive functions of the institution.
  • Supervise the maintenance of current information system products such that (a) requests for changes in structure or processes are evaluated for efficiency and effectiveness with a view to implement those requests that best serve the institutional processes, (b) all requests and incidents are prioritized in an equitable and timely manner, (c) incidents are corrected in a timely manner to ensure the least amount of lost time for the user, and (d) faculty, students, administrators and institutional end-users receive clear and prompt communication concerning requests, incidents, service/performance forecasts, non-performance variance reports, and follow-up assessment.
  • Work through Digital Marketing Channels such as Social Media, Search Engine Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization in order to generate leads for student recruitment and, in general, to expand the CIU community by extending reach and engagement with various constituency groups.
  • Work with the executive team, peers and subordinates to improve operational efficiency through technology enhancements as well as documenting and automating processes.


  • Broad knowledge of educational technology applications, information technology systems (hardware and software), connectivity/productivity tools, Web development, telecommunications, database architecture, and management information/decision support systems.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skill, particularly in regard to project management.
  • Facility with detailed technical documentation in an administrative database management system setting.
  • Strong leadership, management, and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and planning ability.
  • Ability to achieve operational improvement through well-designed assessment/follow-up cycles.
  • Ability to manage multiple budgets.
  • Ability to effectively address diverse needs in a medium sized, complex institution.
  • Bachelor's degree required.

Administrative Assistant to Alumni and Development

Alumni and Development
40 hours/12 months
February 17, 2017


The Administrative Assistant for Alumni and Development is the point of “first contact” for alumni and donors including entry into the Alumni Center, incoming phone calls, e-mail, and mail.   In every contact the goals are to meet the need of the individual directly or by referral, and update the Raiser Edge record. In addition, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the alumni and development teams by assisting with projects and events.



  • Be the “first contact” of all alumni and donors calling, visiting, emailing or mailing to the campus and respond, redirect or get information and reply in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the master calendar for the Alumni Center and Alumni/Development: meeting rooms, alumni events, development related events, and when alumni or major donors will be visiting campus.
  • Coordinate all alumni benefits and hospitality visits (meal tickets, brochures, campus maps, room information, class guest passes, computer lab, fitness center).
  • Maintain appropriate greeting cards and notes and route to Director or others for appropriate ministry to alumni and donors.
  • Receive, record and confirm registrations for alumni or donor events.
  • Assist in gathering, preparing “day of event” items including: name tags, gift bags, programs, etc.
  • Serve as liaison for Alumni Leadership Council meetings and other leadership/staff gatherings as needed.
  • Process donor premiums in response to CIU Fund solicits.
  • Proficient in Raiser Edge queries, updates, and research related to alumni and development.
  • Generate prayer lists for various people interested in specific, current prayer for alumni.


  • Five years administrative experience required.
  • Professional experience with donors required.
  • Quick learner; not intimidated by requests or questions not encountered before.
  • High quality customer service / passionate about hospitality.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • School spirit and a passion to promote the University are essential as active involvement in University activities.
  • Management skills to oversee a number of projects with minimum supervision at a time.
  • Accuracy in maintaining: budget, calendar, data base, registrations, policy & procedure manual.
  • Efficient time manager and flexible in working some evenings and weekends.
  • Raisers Edge, Word, Excel.
  • Basic typing & computer skills.
  • Experience with data bases.
  • Phone, email and listening skills.

Technology and Media Support Specialist

Information Technology
32 hours/week
February 17, 2017


The Technology and Media Support Specialist provides technical support for the corporate division’s technology with emphasis in the deployment and operation of end user devices, classroom equipment, event equipment for meetings/audits, and media hardware/software.


  • Setup and deploy computer hardware, computer software, printers, tablets, smartphones, and lcd digital signage tv’s/monitors for end users, classrooms/labs, events, and general campus notification using best practices.
  • Assist with projects related to the replacement of media equipment, classroom/lab equipment, and digital signage across the corporation.
  • Assist with related account configurations, including the assistance of syncing mobile devices to work email and cloud office applications usage.
  • Perform password resets for faculty, students, board members, auditors, and other users associated with classroom instruction and events.
  • Coordinate laptop/tablet/printer reservations for corporation users for various needs based on stock loaners in inventory.
  • Perform inventory management for equipment and related documentation.
  • Assist with training for end users on how to use equipment in addition to maintaining instructions on proper usage.
  • Serve as backup for AV and Media Manager for chapel and related events corporate wide.



  • Must have courteous behavior and willingness to help and train people in a technical environment.
  • Able to research and resolve complex technical issues with limited supervision.
  • Broad knowledge and proven aptitude for working with computer hardware and software.
  • Ability to follow procedures in great detail and work with little supervision when needed.
  • Knowledge of both Microsoft and Mac operating systems is required.
  • A minimum of one year of education or experience in information technology support is required. 
  • Certification or degree in a computer technology or audio/visual field is preferred.  A+ or media certifications are a plus.
  • Computer hardware, printer, and/or smartphone repair experience preferred.
  • Some experience working with or troubleshooting network issues is required.

From CIU to the Pentagon

February 15, 2017
Chaplain Larry Dabeck

CIU alumnus “taking care of those who take care of soldiers”

By Bob Holmes

Army Chaplain Larry Dabeck saw the Iraqi rocket fire whizz just over his head and hit the next group of U.S. soldiers beside him. As he made his way to minister to the 14 seriously wounded men, he discovered among them was Staff Sgt. Roger Turner, a fellow Christian he knew well.


Subscribe to Public