CIU Helping Entrepreneurs Grow Their Business

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

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.

Who was St. Patrick?

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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