CIU News

  • Chaplain Larry Dabeck
    From CIU to the Pentagon

    CIU alumnus “taking care of those who take care of soldiers”

    By Bob Holmes

    Army Chaplain Larry Dabeck saw the Iraqi rocket fire whizz just over his head and hit the next group of U.S. soldiers beside him. As he made his way to minister to the 14 seriously wounded men, he discovered among them was Staff Sgt...

  • Athletes and Scholars

    Two Columbia International University athletic squads are making the grade when it comes to the classroom. Women’s soccer and women’s cross country have been named Scholar Teams by the National Christian College Athletic...

  • Pastor James Dixon of El-Bethel Baptist Church in Maryland
    Celebrating Black History Month: Daring to Love

    By Michael A. Lanier

    CIU Student Writer

    The Columbia International University students, faculty and staff began the month of February commemorating Black History Month with a series of Chapel messages demonstrating that God loves all people, and so should His followers.   

    The first of two speakers was...

  • Former CIU Athletics Director Kim Abbott
    Kim Abbott: A Legacy for CIU Athletics

    By Jenai Tedder

    CIU Student Writer 

    The legacy of CIU’s first athletics director, Kim Abbott, was honored by students, faculty and staff during men’s and women’s basketball games at the Moore Fitness Center on Feb. 2.

    Abbott laid the foundation for CIU athletics when she came on staff in 2010, and...

  • Marjorie Hobbs holding the Lead by Example Award
    CIU Alumna Honored for Leading by Example

    A Columbia International University alumna is the recipient of her employer’s “Lead by Example Award.”

    Marjorie Hobbs, a manager for Palmetto Health Behavioral Care Day Treatment in Columbia, South Carolina, won the annual honor for practicing a strong work ethic and personal accountability....

  • Ryan Gibson scores 1,000 career points
    CIU Athlete Achieves Milestone

    Ryan Gibson is the first basketball player in Columbia International history to score 1,000 points. He achieved the milestone on Jan. 31 in a win against Warren Wilson College at Swannanoa, North Carolina. He would later be honored in front of the hometown crowd in the Moore Fitness Center on Feb. 2 prior to the Rams’...

February 15, 2017
Chaplain Larry Dabeck

CIU alumnus “taking care of those who take care of soldiers”

By Bob Holmes

Army Chaplain Larry Dabeck saw the Iraqi rocket fire whizz just over his head and hit the next group of U.S. soldiers beside him. As...

February 10, 2017

Two Columbia International University athletic squads are making the grade when it comes to the classroom. Women’s soccer and women’s cross country have been...

February 06, 2017
Pastor James Dixon of El-Bethel Baptist Church in Maryland

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The Columbia International University students, faculty and staff began the month of February commemorating Black History Month with a series of Chapel messages demonstrating that God loves all people, and so...

February 06, 2017
Former CIU Athletics Director Kim Abbott

By Jenai Tedder

CIU Student Writer 

The legacy of CIU’s first athletics director, Kim Abbott, was honored by students, faculty and staff during men’s and women’s basketball games at the Moore Fitness...

February 03, 2017
Marjorie Hobbs holding the Lead by Example Award

A Columbia International University alumna is the recipient of her employer’s “Lead by Example Award.”

Marjorie Hobbs, a manager for Palmetto Health Behavioral Care Day Treatment in Columbia,...

February 03, 2017
Ryan Gibson scores 1,000 career points

Ryan Gibson is the first basketball player in Columbia International history to score 1,000 points. He achieved the milestone on Jan. 31 in a win against Warren Wilson College at Swannanoa, North Carolina. He would later be...

February 02, 2017

By Bob Holmes

An experienced and respected Christian higher education administrator has been named the seventh president of Columbia International University. The announcement was made following a vote by the CIU Board of Trustees on February 2 to confirm Dr....

January 30, 2017
CIU Improvisation Night

By Michael A. Lanier
CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students received exciting news this week as Suessical the Musical was announced as the next production for the CIU Players in April. The anticipation of the production has been...

January 10, 2017
Coach Bill Brindley, CIU men's soccer

Columbia International University welcomes Bill Brindley as the new men’s head soccer coach.

Brindley comes to the CIU Rams from the Trinity Baptist College Eagles in Jacksonville, Florida where he built TBC’s soccer program from scratch in 2012 to consecutive regional...

January 09, 2017
Damian Hurta and Jordan Dillingham

By Bob Holmes

If the grimace on the face of CIU basketball player Damian Hurta was any indication, the new weight room equipment in CIU’s Moore Fitness Center is going to be an effective training tool...