Singing Under the Sea; CIU Alumna Plays Little Mermaid

September 27, 2016
Courtney Reasoner as Ariel, and her brother Jeremy Resaoner as Sabastian.

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer 

To beat the heat over the summer, Columbia International University alumna Courtney Reasoner went under the sea, hooking the lead role of Ariel in the Disney musical “The Little Mermaid” at Columbia’s Town Theater. It was her first major role in a theatrical performance since her days as a student with The CIU Players.

The House Collective

Campus Community

Campus life at Columbia International University is all about community. Whether you live on or off campus, whether you’re an undergraduate, graduate, or seminary student, you can be a part of a new CIU experience that unites the campus. It’s called The House Collective.

What is the House Collective?

The House Collective turns campus into more than your home away from home. More than where you’ll study and sleep. It’s where our community comes together – even our faculty – to have fun, and grow deeper in our relationship with Christ and one another.

Every student is assigned to one of six houses: Fidelitas, Dignitas and Veritas for the women; Virtus, Justitia, and Sapientia for the men. Each house has its unique identity, traditions, colors and crest.

What will we do?

We’ll have social events, service projects, small groups and house competitions where house members compete to win points to earn the title of House Victors.

You’ll want to get involved. Check out the fun and camaraderie!  



Alisha Biler


Ph.D (In progress), M.A., Linguistics & TEFL Certificate,  University of South Carolina 

Alisha Biler has taught English as a foreign language for over six years at the University of South Carolina's intensive English program. In addition to teaching, she is also involved with curriculum development and teacher training.

She is currently working on her doctoral degree in Linguistics, focusing on second language reading.

Prior to working in South Carolina, she worked overseas in Turkey teaching English and doing ministry. 

A Spiritual Emphasis Week for a Spiritual Emphasis Life

September 19, 2016
Chris Thomas, International Director of Torchbearers

By Janai Tedder

Etched in stone across the Columbia International University campus are CIU’s five foundational core values: Authority of Scripture, Victorious Christian Living, World Evangelization, Prayer & Faith, and Evangelical Unity. An emphasis on each core value is scheduled each school year, most recently through the Christian Life Conference, a week challenging students, faculty and staff to grow and become victorious in their Christian walk.


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