James Morgan to help celebrate the opening of the new John R. Cook Jr. Business and Entrepreneurship Center
The “Hot Now” sign will be bright on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU) when former Krispy Kreme executive James Morgan speaks to the student body and attends the ribbon cutting ceremony of CIU’s new John R. Cook Jr. Business and Entrepreneurship Center, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.
By Michael A. Lanier
CIU Student Writer
The annual American Red Cross blood donation day at Columbia International University was record-setting. A total of 60 units was donated Sept. 25, breaking the old CIU record of 51 units set in 2012.
A steady stream of students, faculty, and staff lined up in the Rossi Student Center from morning until evening including sophomore Abigail Alfaro.
B.A. University of South Carolina; M.M. Boston University
For over 19 years, Mrs. Kilgus has taught general music and choir at all levels of primary and secondary education. That has led her to also produce and direct middle and high school musicals, direct All-City choirs and prepare students for competition in All-State choirs. In addition, Mrs. Kilgus has performed in community theater.
Mrs. Kilgus’ research explored the effects of kinesthetic instruction on music learning in choral ensembles. She has observed that through participation in music ensembles, students learn self-discipline, experience team work, build self-confidence, and develop creativity.
Mrs. Kilgus believes music has the power to stir the emotions and to deliver important, memorable messages to the soul. Consequently, Christian music educators have the unique opportunity to teach music from a biblical perspective, encouraging young people to use their musical gifts to glorify God through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs that focus on worship, doctrine, and the human experience, respectively.
B.A. in Music Education, University of South Carolina; M.M. in Music Education, Boston University. K-12 Music Niagara, Wisconsin 1998-2002; Science Hill High School, 2003-2007; Woodrow Wilson Middle School, 2007-2010; Patrick Henry High School, 2010-2015; Dutch Fork High School, 2015-2017.
The outreach of the Columbia International University Business & Organizational Leadership Program is getting the attention of the business community in the Columbia area. Of special interest is “Launch,” a cutting-edge resource facility assisting area businesses and ministries, while offering students vocational training beyond the classroom.
Michael A. Lanier and Bob Holmes
Columbia International University’s annual Christian Life Conference was cut short this year by Hurricane Irma. But students were still impacted by the heartfelt prayers of new CIU President Mark Smith and two days of messages from Pastor James Womack of Destiny Church in Fort Worth, Texas.