Congratulations to our May 2010 Graduates!
- Rowland Gayman Helman (TX), Master of Arts in Bible Exposition
- Jeremy William Lucarelli (TN), Master of Divinity
- Mark Alan Murphree (GA), Master of Divinity
- John Anthony Panico, Jr. (FL), Master of Divinity
- Kristian Tjemsland (SC), Master of Divinity
Click to hear Dr. Robert Morgan's Commencement Address, "The Lord is My Shepherd: That's Enough."
CIU Library Heavily Damaged by Fire
The G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University was heavily damaged by an intense early morning fire May 8. The Columbia Fire Department was called to the scene about 6 a.m. after a student noticed smoke coming from the building and alerted a security guard who called 911. The library was closed at the time and there were no injuries, but there was heavy fire damage to both floors at the rear of the two-story library, and heavy smoke damage throughout the library.
The library is part of the larger Ridderhof Building that also houses Hoke Auditorium, classrooms, offices, a computer lab and WMHK Radio. While the fire did not go beyond the library, smoke could be smelled throughout the building. A fire restoration company was working on eliminating the odor. The fire comes as students were preparing for final exams just ahead of commencement on May 15.
The cause of the was an electrical problem in a fluorescent ceiling light. Damage is estimated at $2.9 million.
CIU President Bill Jones came to the campus to view the damage, and to lead fellow CIU administrators and staff who were on the scene, in a prayer for strength and encouragement. He also personally thanked Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins and his firefighters.
CIU Library Director Jo Ann Rhodes, who has been at the library since 1988, watched as firefighters traversed ladders, and entered the library through broken windows to extinguish smoldering books inside.
“It’s hard to watch,” Rhodes said. “It’s an old friend.”
Rhodes said among the major losses were Bibles that were translated into various languages by CIU alumni.
The last major fire on the CIU campus was in 1975 when an aging music building was totally destroyed.
Fall 2010 Online Courses
The registration deadline for the following courses is Aug. 2, 2010.
Coursework begins Aug. 24, 2010 and ends Dec. 17, 2010.
BIB 5113 - Prophets: God's Message of Redemption & Judgment with Dr. Bryan Beyer
BIB 5133 - Acts to Revelation with TBA
BIB 5410 - Hermeneutics: Interpreting and Applying the Bible with Dr. John Harvey
BIB 6320 - Old Testament Theology with Dr. Alex Luc
BIB 6616 - Romans with TBA
GLS 5430 - Mobilizing Christians for Personal Evangelism with Dr. Rick Higgins
GRE 5110 - Greek 1: Beginning Grammar with Dr. John Harvey
GRE 6210 - Greek 3: From Exegesis to Exposition with Dr. James Lowther
HEB 5110 - Biblical Hebrew 1 with Dr. Alex Luc
ICS 5020 - Islam Through Christian & Muslim Eyes with Dr. Warren Larson
ICS 6024 - Understanding Cultures & Worldviews with Dr. David Cashin
ICS 6040 - Cultural Anthropology with Dr. David Cashin
THE 6320 - Systematic Theology 2 with Dr. Larry Dixon
Lausanne III: Cape Town
Oct. 22 -26 MIS 5445 - "Major Issues in 21st Century Missions" (Lausanne III: Cape Town "wrap-around" course) with Dr. Roy King, Dr. William Larkin
and Dr. Chris Little (Syllabus)
This course is centered on "Cape Town 2010," the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization held in Cape Town, South Africa, October 17-24, 2010. Through pre-campus and post-campus reading, written papers, and participation in a GlobaLink gathering on the CIU campus, October 22-25, with Internet feeds from Cape Town 2010, you will be exposed to six major issues confronting individuals involved in world evangelization during the twenty-first century. These issues are:
- The Whole Gospel: "Truth and the Uniqueness of Jesus Christ" and "A Theology of Reconciliation"
- The Whole World: "Good News for a Broken World" and "The Unfinished Task"
- The Whole Church: "A Call for a 21st Century Reformation of the Church" and "Unity of the Church."
Contact Jane Huss for registration.
Winter 2011 Intensive Courses
The regisistration deadline for the following courses is Dec. 6, 2010. Coursework begins Dec. 27, 2010 and ends Feb. 27, 2011.
CNC 5400 - Ministry of Counseling: Theory and Practice with Dr. Alan McKechnie January 10 - 14
EDM 6170 - Community and Church Based Spiritual Formation with Dr. Shirl Schiffman January 10 - 14
ICS 6073 - Islam in the Twenty-first Century with Dr. Nabeel Jabbour January 10 - 14
ICS 6043 - Tentmaking Strategies for the 10/40 Window with Dr. Patrick Lai January 18 - 21 (Tues - Fri)
MIN 5310 - Biblical Foundations of Leadership with Dr. Roy King January 18 - 21 (Tues - Fri)
RES 7961 - Bible and Theology Integrative Seminar with Dr. Larry Dixon January 18-21 (Tues - Fri)