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.

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.

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.


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