CIU News

  • CIU Thespians Present “The 39 Steps”

    A Review by Michael A. Lanier

    I walked into Hoke Auditorium, believing that I already knew what to expect from the CIU Thespians' newest production, The 39 Steps. I was already familiar with the story: the famous Alfred Hitchcock directed the film adaption of the popular novel back in the 1950s, and having seen the movie, I was ready for the suspenseful...

  • Meghann Miller and Josiah Anzenberger dress in '50s fashion.
    “In Step” "At the Hop”

    CIU students prepped for the annual winter formal with an evening of swing dance lessons and a little competition. To add to the fun, students dressed in “sock hop” fashion as if it were the 1950s. 

    The winning dance couple was Josiah Anzenberger and Meghann Miller.

    Anzenberger says he only learned to swing dance about a month ago and he says he “loved it...

  • 2014 CIU MAT graduate La Shonna Bookert
    Letting her Life Speak Jesus into her Students

    Meet CIU Alumna La Shonna Bookert

    La Shonna Bookert says Columbia International University thoroughly prepared her to be a successful teacher of young children. And it shows.

    Bookert is “Center Stage,” featured in an employee profile by the Richland One School District in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from CIU with a...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith at inaugural reception
    Inauguration: Students, Alumni Excited About the Future of CIU

    By Michael A. Lanier, Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

    Students, alumni and others expressed excitement about the future of Columbia International University as Dr. Mark Smith was ceremonially inaugurated as the seventh president of CIU. The Nov. 3 event was held as part of the...

  • Artwork on display at CIU.
    CIU: A Place for Poets, Painters and other Artists

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    In a dimmed atmosphere of fairy lights, a blazing hearth fire, and the aroma of coffee, Columbia International University students shared an evening of art and poetry at an October exposition co-hosted by ...

  • Business Professor Scott Adams, J.D.
    Coming Soon - School of Business and Professional Studies

    Preparations are underway at Columbia International University to open a School of Business and Professional Studies led by Scott Adams, J.D., professor and current director of CIU’s Business & Organizational Leadership program.

    The School of Business and Professional Studies will house a...

November 17, 2017

A Review by Michael A. Lanier

I walked into Hoke Auditorium, believing that I already knew what to expect from the CIU Thespians' newest production, The 39 Steps. I was already familiar with the story: the famous Alfred Hitchcock directed the film adaption of...

November 15, 2017
Meghann Miller and Josiah Anzenberger dress in '50s fashion.

CIU students prepped for the annual winter formal with an evening of swing dance lessons and a little competition. To add to the fun, students dressed in “sock hop” fashion as if it were the 1950s. 

The winning dance couple was Josiah Anzenberger and Meghann Miller.

...

November 07, 2017
2014 CIU MAT graduate La Shonna Bookert

Meet CIU Alumna La Shonna Bookert

La Shonna Bookert says Columbia International University thoroughly prepared her to be a successful teacher of young children. And it shows.

Bookert is “Center Stage,” featured in an employee profile by...

November 06, 2017
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith at inaugural reception

By Michael A. Lanier, Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

Students, alumni and others expressed excitement about the future of Columbia International University as Dr. Mark Smith was ceremonially inaugurated as the...

October 27, 2017
Artwork on display at CIU.

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

In a dimmed atmosphere of fairy lights, a blazing hearth fire, and the aroma of coffee, Columbia International University students shared an evening of art and poetry at an October...

October 25, 2017
Business Professor Scott Adams, J.D.

Preparations are underway at Columbia International University to open a School of Business and Professional Studies led by Scott Adams, J.D., professor and current director of CIU’s Business &...

October 23, 2017
Dr. Mark Smith to be inaugurated president of CIU Nov. 3

The inauguration of Dr. Mark A. Smith as the seventh president of Columbia International University takes place Nov. 3. The ceremony will be held in Shortess Chapel on the campus of CIU beginning at 11a.m. Smith has been...

October 20, 2017
Dr. Ed Smither, dean of the College of Intercultural Studies

On this 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, two Columbia International University (CIU) professors reflect on Martin Luther’s Reformation principle of “Sola Scriptura” or “Scripture Alone,” as the final authority for belief and practice...

October 20, 2017

A new book by Dr. John Harvey is an in-depth guide to the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Bible’s book of Romans.  

Harvey, dean of the Seminary &...

October 20, 2017
LEGO movie contest winner Johnathan Rabon

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Many fans of LEGO building blocks were quite excited at the release of the new film, “The LEGO Ninjago Movie,” but perhaps one of the most excited fans was...

October 19, 2017
Chaplain Nick LoPresto graduated from CIU in 2007.

A Close-Up Look at a Future in Military Chaplaincy

By Bob Holmes

Out on the flight line of Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, it is really noisy. As maintenance crews scurry among rows of F-16s, more of...

October 17, 2017

A Columbia International University donor has committed to giving $12 million toward a Business and IT Global Initiative Center at CIU, part of a $22 million facility expansion plan for the campus.

The Center will provide enhanced hands-on business and IT training for CIU students as well...

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