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  • Unique fully online Ph.D. in Biblical Studies coming to CIU

    Columbia International Unversity is leading the way in North America with a new and unique Ph.D. being offered in Columbia Biblical Seminary (CBS).

    Beginning in fall 2019, CBS will be the first seminary in the United States or Canada to offer a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies using a fully-online modified European model that focuses on researching and...

  • CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger
    CIU alumni instrumental in European prayer breakfast

    Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Raphael Anzenberger had the unique opportunity of addressing the 2018 European Prayer Breakfast held in Brussels, Belgium in December. The annual event links followers of Jesus from around the European Union in prayer and fellowship.   

    Anzenberger, a native of France, is the director of...

  • CIU men give their all in Spartan Race

    By Jordan Gottfried

    “We believe that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, that you can’t grow without pressure, that obstacles help shift our frame of reference and make us more resilient.” ~ Spartan Race Inc.

    I had the great opportunity to be a Spartan Ram, alongside fellow Columbia International University students...

  • Joanna Railey, Grace Hipp and Essie McCurdy celebrate Christmas at CIU.
    CIU Family Celebrates Christmas

    By Ireland Kost and Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University students mingled with over 550 faculty and staff members of CIU and Ben Lippen School and their families at a huge night time outdoor Christmas celebration of the birth of Christ hosted by CIU President...

  • CIU ready to assist Virginia College students

    Here is good news for Virginia College students! Columbia International University is ready to assist you in the transferring of your credits toward appropriate CIU programs.

    Virginia College closed in December, but that doesn’t mean students are without an opportunity to continue their education. And CIU stands ready to help.

    If you’re a Virginia College student, or...

  • Alanna Batterman ministered to refugees living in the Columbia area.
    Intercultural Studies majors find cross-cultural ministry in Columbia

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    As Columbia International University senior Emma Grace Ballentine was being served food by her Malaysian hostess, she sensed something was wrong.

    “She was burning her hands (by) using a towel as she was serving us food,” said Ballentine recalling one of the first times her refugee friend hosted her for...

CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger

Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Raphael Anzenberger had the unique opportunity of addressing the 2018 European Prayer Breakfast held in Brussels, Belgium in December. The annual...

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Columbia International Unversity is leading the way in North America with a new and unique Ph.D. being offered in Columbia Biblical Seminary (CBS).

Beginning in fall 2019, CBS will be the...

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By Jordan Gottfried

“We believe that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, that you can’t grow without pressure, that obstacles help shift our...

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Joanna Railey, Grace Hipp and Essie McCurdy celebrate Christmas at CIU.

By Ireland Kost and Bob Holmes

Columbia International University students mingled with over 550 faculty and staff members of CIU and Ben Lippen School and their families at a...

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Here is good news for Virginia College students! Columbia International University is ready to assist you in the transferring of your credits toward appropriate CIU programs.

Virginia...

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Alanna Batterman ministered to refugees living in the Columbia area.

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

As Columbia International University senior Emma Grace Ballentine was being served food by her Malaysian hostess, she...

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Jonathan Johnson with the Atlanta Braves

Columbia International University is excited to announce that former Major League pitcher Jonathan Johnson will be the head coach of the new CIU baseball program scheduled to begin in fall 2019....

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Dr. Michael Johnson

Dr. Michael Johnson once wrote that Columbia International University “provided a vision of education that has shaped even the smallest details of my experience.”

Johnson’s...

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Ram-Falcon 5K Challenge

By Ireland Kost

CIU Student Writer

As 13-year-old Emma Martin warmed up for the Ram-Falcon 5K Challenge, she said she had never run on a Mondotrack.

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Topping Off William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center at CIU

Construction of new Global Business and IT Center progressing

By Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

Columbia International University and Mashburn Construction...

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Dancing at the CIU Hoedown

By Ireland Kost

CIU Student Writer

Partners twirl in a circle, friends sing by a bonfire, competitors bob for apples, and the 2018 CIU Hoedown is underway...

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Operation Christmas Child at CIU

CIU international students participate in shoe box ministry

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

For CIU student Karabo Maretlane,...

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