CIU News

  • Business is Growing for “The Cookie Lady”

    What started out as a “side hustle” for a Columbia International University alumna has grown into a full-time business. Marcella Wilson, a 2011 CIU graduate, is now known as “The Cookie Lady” in the Columbia area, delivering her products to over 60 businesses each week, in addition to fulfilling call-in orders.

    Wilson also says her business serves a higher purpose...

  • CIU Alumnus Develops Course for New Army Chaplains

    Applying classroom training to realistic environments  

    Chaplain (Maj.) Andrew K. Arrington is concerned that new Army chaplains are ready to minister to the troops beginning with their first assignment. That’s why the CIU alumnus has developed the Chaplain Basic Officer Leader Course (CHBOLC...

  • Haley and Noah Allen, left, and Wyatt and Amy Bardi together recently in Charlotte. (Photo by Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer)
    Easter Story: CIU Alumnus Donates Kidney so Stranger may Live

    Why would you consider donating a kidney to someone you didn’t really know? That was the question pondered by Columbia International University alumnus Wyatt Bardi when he learned that the husband of an acquaintance of his wife Amy, was in desperate need of a new kidney.

    Bardi graduated from CIU in 2013 with a degree in Youth Ministry, Family, & Culture. He and Amy were living...

  • The House of Dignitas celebrates.
    And the Winner is... The House Cup awarded at The House Summit

    By Michael A. Lanier

    CIU Student Writer

    Drama had been growing around the Columbia International University campus for weeks. It came to a crescendo at a “Summit” the weekend of April 7-9 when the winner of the inaugural House Cup was named. The trophy would go to the residence hall scoring the most points in a series of friendly...

  • Joseph Knight (right) and Dick Franklin
    Donor Appreciation Luncheon Sets Record

    By Bob Holmes

    The 2017 Columbia International University Donor Appreciation Luncheon that brought together CIU scholarship donors and student recipients was the largest in CIU history with 180 people in attendance. The April event gave CIU students the opportunity to meet the people who are helping to make their education possible.

    One by one, dozens of CIU students...

  • CIU Student Kennedy Banda with Dr. Brian Gault, Columbia Biblical Seminary professor.
    Defining Evangelical Unity

    CIU focuses on core value

    By Michael A. Lanier

    CIU Student Writer

    Evangelical Unity, one of Columbia International University's five core values, was explored by the CIU family in March in a series of Chapel messages. The featured speakers were...

April 18, 2017

Applying classroom training to realistic environments  

Chaplain (Maj.) Andrew K. Arrington is concerned that new Army chaplains are ready to minister to the troops beginning with their first assignment. That’s why the CIU alumnus has developed the...

April 18, 2017

What started out as a “side hustle” for a Columbia International University alumna has grown into a full-time business. Marcella Wilson, a 2011 CIU graduate, is now known as “The Cookie Lady” in the Columbia area, delivering her products to over 60 businesses each week,...

April 17, 2017
Haley and Noah Allen, left, and Wyatt and Amy Bardi together recently in Charlotte. (Photo by Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer)

Why would you consider donating a kidney to someone you didn’t really know? That was the question pondered by Columbia International University alumnus Wyatt Bardi when he learned that the husband of an acquaintance of his wife Amy, was in desperate need of a new kidney.

Bardi...

April 11, 2017
The House of Dignitas celebrates.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Drama had been growing around the Columbia International University campus for weeks. It came to a crescendo at a “Summit” the weekend of April 7-9 when the winner of the inaugural House Cup was named....

April 10, 2017
Joseph Knight (right) and Dick Franklin

By Bob Holmes

The 2017 Columbia International University Donor Appreciation Luncheon that brought together CIU scholarship donors and student recipients was the largest in CIU history with 180 people in attendance. The April event gave CIU students the opportunity to meet...

April 04, 2017
CIU Student Kennedy Banda with Dr. Brian Gault, Columbia Biblical Seminary professor.

CIU focuses on core value

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Evangelical Unity, one of Columbia International University's five core values, was...

April 03, 2017
The cast of Seussical the Musical

The CIU Players Perform “Seussical the Musical”

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University’s Hoke Auditorium was transformed into the world of Dr. Seuss as the CIU players performed “...

March 31, 2017
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...

March 28, 2017

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...

March 17, 2017

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...

March 15, 2017

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.

The dean of the Columbia International...

March 09, 2017
CIU A.D. James Whitaker shares the gospel.

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....

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