Epic Day of Bell Ringing

December 03, 2015
CIU students ringing Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart

It’s not unusual to encounter a lone Salvation Army bell ringer outside your local Wal-Mart this time of the year. But that was not the case for the shoppers at the Bush River Road Wal-Mart in Columbia on Dec. 1. Instead, entire groups of Columbia International University students gathered in front of the familiar red kettles ringing the bells and singing Christmas songs at the top of their voices. The proclamation of Christ through music was heard well across the massive parking lot.

Common Misconceptions about the Christmas Story; CIU professor takes a biblical look

November 27, 2015

The annual Christmas pageant and the manger scene under the Christmas tree this season may not be biblically accurate. The Christmas pageant often includes an inn keeper who has no rooms to offer, directing Joseph and Mary to a stable out back. Meanwhile, under the tree, the figurines show Jesus now born and in a feeding trough of that lonely stable surrounded only by his parents.  

A Life Ministering to Others on the Front Lines

November 19, 2015
The Rev. Grover DeVault

Columbia International University alumnus, The Rev. Grover DeVault, has been honored for a lifetime of chaplaincy service.

DeVault is a 1953 graduate of CIU and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2008 for his work as a chaplain, including a tour of duty with the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam war. DeVault was also on the scene to minister to Pennsylvania State Police following a shooting at an Amish schoolhouse where a man killed five girls in 2006.

CIU Players Perform “Alice in Wonderland”

November 10, 2015
CIU Players perform "Alice in Wonderland"

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Laughter filled Hoke Auditorium Homecoming Weekend as the CIU Players treated the school's alumni to a trip down the rabbit hole and into a magical realm through their performance of the famous classic “Alice in Wonderland.

The play contained basically one set, few props, and a comically nonsensical script, which means that the success of the performance depended largely on the acting talent of the cast.


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