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.
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.
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.
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.
A.D. James Whitaker on leading CIU athletics
By Bob Holmes
The second athletics director in the history of Columbia International University learned a lot from the first one. James Whitaker took the reins of CIU athletics from Kim Abbott in December after she resigned to care for her aging parents.
He didn’t want to see her go.