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How to Approach Academics as a Spiritual Discipline

Friday, February 9, 2018

Ferin Willms graduated from the BA in Biblical Studies before becoming one of Columbia’s Academic Support Coordinators. She recognizes how challenging it can be to see a connection between a personal relationship with God, a call to ministry, and homework. Here’s her best advice for approaching academic study as an important (and amazing) part of … Read More

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How to Be the World’s Best College Roommate

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fall 2017 is launched and Columbia’s two residence buildings are full of new and continuing students! We asked Columbia students and alumni for their best advice on how to be an awesome roommate and they delivered. Here’s the list – with first-hand quotes from your fellow students.  Communicate. Start things off right with a “Let’s … Read More

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Q & A with Worship Arts Director, Stacey Gleddiesmith

Friday, August 4, 2017

Stacey Gleddiesmith became the Director of Columbia’s Worship Arts program in 2014. She’s known for her theological depth, her musical talent & skill, her artistic sensibility, and her love for her students. We sat down with Stacey to hear more of her story, why she continues to love her role at Columbia, and her convictions … Read More

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Tips for Conquering the Transition to College Student

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Making the jump from high school to college-level studies can feel like quite a shift. On the one hand, it’s awesome: you have way more freedom in the courses you choose, more flexibility in your schedule, and you get to learn at a deeper level. On the other hand, it’s challenging: there’s more to juggle … Read More

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Do Course Evals Really Matter?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Does anyone actually pay attention to course evaluations? Ashley Funk, Sr Admissions Advisor, says ‘Yes.’ And like any excellent writer, she backs up what she says with great examples. (In this case, actual quotes from our instructors!) If you’ve been at Columbia for a year or more, you know that with the end of the … Read More

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