CIU News

  • Spotlight: Member of the Class of 2018 Headed for Japan

    David Thorsen is a member of the Class of 2018 graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies (ICS). Originally from Stavanger, Norway, David has been appointed by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission with whom he interned last summer in Japan, to serve in Japan long term. Thorsen has ministered to Japanese immigrants in Columbia during his time at CIU. He talks about his future...

  • Dr. Steve Baarendse receives Excellence in Teaching Award
    Professor Steve Baarendse Honored for Excellence in Teaching

    A Columbia International University professor described as caring deeply about his students has been honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award.  Professor of English Dr. Steve Baarendse received the recognition at the annual awards dinner of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) in April.

    The award is given to...

  • Getting "Ram Ready"
    Are You “Ram Ready?”

    Dozens of incoming CIU undergraduate students became “Ram Ready” the weekend of April 14.

    “Ram Ready” is an opportunity to hear from a variety of campus representatives, meet professors and begin to navigate the campus. You’ll make friends with your incoming class and current students, learn about your academic program, get a jump on finalizing your course...

  • Banner Day for CIU Athletics: CIU Approved as Member of NAIA

    Columbia International University is now a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The announcement from the NAIA comes after the CIU Athletics Department completed a year-long process for NAIA membership as well as membership in the Appalachian Athletic...

  • CIU to Celebrate Two Commencements April 28

    Two commencement programs will take place April 28 on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU) as 193 students are recognized for academic achievements from certificates to bachelor degrees to doctoral degrees. The commencement exercises begin at 8:30 a.m. for seminary and graduate students and at 11:30 a.m. for undergraduate students. Both ceremonies will be held in Shortess...

  • The CIU Thespians perform “She Loves Me”

    A review by Joseph Knight

    CIU Student Writer

    Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the April 15 performance. An encore performance is scheduled for April 16 at 7 p.m. 

    I was excited as I settled into my chair in Hoke auditorium and waited for the stage lights to fade. I had come for an early...

April 19, 2018

David Thorsen is a member of the Class of 2018 graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies (ICS). Originally from Stavanger, Norway, David has been appointed by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission with whom he interned last summer in Japan, to serve in Japan long term. Thorsen...

April 18, 2018
Getting "Ram Ready"

Dozens of incoming CIU undergraduate students became “Ram Ready” the weekend of April 14.

“Ram Ready” is an opportunity to hear from a variety of campus representatives, meet professors and begin to navigate the campus. You’ll make friends with your incoming...

April 18, 2018
Dr. Steve Baarendse receives Excellence in Teaching Award

A Columbia International University professor described as caring deeply about his students has been honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award.  Professor of English Dr. Steve Baarendse received the recognition at the annual awards dinner of the South...

April 17, 2018

Columbia International University is now a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The announcement from the NAIA comes after the CIU Athletics Department completed a year-long process for...

April 16, 2018

Two commencement programs will take place April 28 on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU) as 193 students are recognized for academic achievements from certificates to bachelor degrees to doctoral degrees. The commencement exercises begin at 8:30 a.m. for seminary and graduate...

April 13, 2018

A review by Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the April 15 performance. An encore performance is scheduled for April 16 at 7 p.m. 

I was excited as I settled...

April 13, 2018
CIU Donor Appreciation Luncheon

By Bob Holmes

Vladyslav Hruntkovskyi wants to go back to his home country of the Ukraine to serve in the world of business. But the Business &...

April 10, 2018

House of Virtus wins the 2018 House Cup

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Surrounded by yells, cheers, and horn-blowing, over 25 men from the House of Virtus rushed to the stage of Shortess Chapel to be awarded the...

April 09, 2018
CIU Undergraduate Overnight Event

Dozens of young people got a taste of college life at the Undergraduate Overnight Event at Columbia International University in early April.

They sat in on a class, mingled with professors and slept overnight in the residence halls. Plus, they got to know current CIU students around a...

April 06, 2018
Jannique Stewart of the Life Training Institute

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

The Columbia International University student body contemplated some profound questions about life during an April Chapel: “Do some human beings matter more than others? What does science say about the unborn? What...

April 06, 2018

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

The messianic deliverance from sin and into salvation was symbolized by a Seder observance at Columbia International University in April. The Seder was hosted by the Eto Beta Rho, the National Scholastic Honor Society for...

April 06, 2018

A Columbia International University seminary student holds some impressive credentials. Tom Mullikin, who is working on a Master of Divinity degree in Chaplaincy, was recently inducted into three exclusive groups. He was...

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