And the Winner is... The House Cup awarded at The House Summit

April 11, 2017
The House of Dignitas celebrates.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Drama had been growing around the Columbia International University campus for weeks. It came to a crescendo at a “Summit” the weekend of April 7-9 when the winner of the inaugural House Cup was named. The trophy would go to the residence hall scoring the most points in a series of friendly competitions and displays of school spirit throughout the school year.   

Defining Evangelical Unity

April 04, 2017
CIU Student Kennedy Banda with Dr. Brian Gault, Columbia Biblical Seminary professor.

CIU focuses on core value

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Evangelical Unity, one of Columbia International University's five core values, was explored by the CIU family in March in a series of Chapel messages. The featured speakers were professors from Columbia Biblical Seminary at CIU who spoke on various topics on Christian unity and working together for the glory of God.

Horton Hears a Who in Hoke Auditorium

April 03, 2017
The cast of Seussical the Musical

The CIU Players Perform “Seussical the Musical”

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University’s Hoke Auditorium was transformed into the world of Dr. Seuss as the CIU players performed “Seussical the Musical.” The spring performance brought to life favorite Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and the Whos of Whoville.

Upper School Math Teacher

Ben Lippen School
Full-time: 10 months August – May
August 01, 2017


A Ben Lippen math teacher is responsible to teach six sections of upper school mathematics, including Algebra 2, Geometry, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC.



  • Collaborate with other members of the math department to continually revise and develop the math curriculum at Ben Lippen School.
  • Perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the upper school principal.



The ideal candidate for the upper school math teacher position should possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or a closely related field (an advanced degree is preferred).
  • ACSI teacher certification.
  • two years of successful teaching experience in secondary mathematics.
  • content mastery of secondary mathematics ranging from Algebra-1 through AP Calculus-BC and AP Statistics.
  • AP Calculus experience preferred.
  • a demonstrated ability and interest to innovatively and appropriately bring technologies (including the iPad and TI graphing calculators) into the classroom in order to support student learning.
  • a clear desire and ability to teach in a student-centered, problem-based learning environment.
  • demonstrated experience working in a diverse international community and strong cross-cultural skills.

CIU Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Their Business

March 31, 2017
Jewelry entrepreneur Grace Whitbeck at CIU's "Grow Your Business" event.

By Bob Holmes

Grace Whitbeck makes and sells what she calls an eclectic line of jewelry “with an unpolished look.” Her business is called Alabaster and she has a dream to make enough money in her business to help fund ministries that assist victims caught in the human trafficking trade. That’s why she attended the March 30 “Grow Your Business” event at in the new Launch! Pad located in Columbia International University’s Entrepreneurial Center.

CIU Talent on Display at Shofar Cup Competition

March 28, 2017

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer 

Ever since Columbia International University introduced its new House Collective system in August, students have embraced the idea, competing in friendly rivalries throughout the year as they earn points for their house. At the end of the school year, one house will win the coveted House Cup. So, the stakes were high when a series of house competitions called the Shofar Cup took place the week of March 20.


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