The Journey Begins
By Michael A. Lanier
CIU Student Writer
The Class of 2020 has arrived at Columbia International University. The freshmen registered and moved in to their new home on Aug. 17 with the help the Residence Life Team and other student leaders.
Dr. David Croteau, professor of New Testament and Greek, traveled to Asia over the summer to train indigenous pastors in biblical interpretation. He made stops in Cambodia and Nepal in July teaching over 50 church leaders. Croteau’s trip was in cooperation with HeartCry, a missionary society that aids indigenous or native missionaries so that they might reach their own peoples and establish biblical churches among them.
从2016年秋季开始，CIU中文神学部开始学分制课程。凡进入学分制阶段的学生，都是CIU的正式学生。所有课程均由拥有该专业博士学位的老师讲授、指导、阅卷、评分。所有课程都严格按照美加神学协会（ATS Association of Theological Schools）的标准，学生完成学业之后，可以获得ATS认证的证书及学位。目前授予的证书及学位包括如下两类：
（二）硕士学位（M.A. Theological Studies/Bible Exposition, 16门课）
A woman who held the distinction of being one of Columbia International University’s oldest alumni is now with the Lord. Colene Norton died on Aug. 10 at her home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where she lived with her husband Will, also a CIU alumnus. Colene Norton was 102.
The Nortons met at CIU (then Columbia Bible College) in 1936. After graduating from CIU and getting married in 1939, they began a long career together of taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. The Nortons had been married for 76 years.
As co-workers gathered around Roger Tilton to wish him well in retirement, the venue was particularly meaningful. He stood in the middle of the Ram Shack, the popular student hang out that Tilton helped transform from a campus bookstore just a few years ago.
“We tried to develop this to meet the needs of our students,” the departing business manager said. “This is all about students, this Ram Shack.”
Columbia International University alumnus Paul Silva is becoming popular in South Carolina’s Lowcountry as a “New Era” artist. That means he mixes traditional painting with computer technology and digital photography to create vivid yet soft pieces.
By Bob Holmes
Imagine you’re the coach of a soccer team that is about to compete in an international tournament. But you’ve never met your players. That’s the situation Columbia International University Women’s Soccer Coach Kara Farnsworth found herself in over the summer. Not only had she not met the players, the players had never met each other.