CIU News

  • Is Your Smartphone Endangering Your Relationships?

    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 Brian Mesimer. He is a counselor at The Christian Counseling...

  • Who was St. Patrick?

    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 University College of...

  • David Tanner of Midlands Christian Business Directory and Stacey Gurley of HIS Radio
    CIU Hosts “Grow Your Business Event”

    Business leaders in the Midlands of South Carolina have an opportunity to attend a FREE “Grow Your Business Event” on Thursday March 30. Columbia International University is the host site for the event with two scheduled sessions, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. held in the Launch! Pad located in CIU's Entrepreneurial Center.

    The event is sponsored by...

  • CIU A.D. James Whitaker shares the gospel.
    A Passion for “Coaching Coaches”

    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. James Whitaker took the reins of CIU...

  • Kuala Lumpur
    CIU Professor Analyzes Religious Tensions in Malaysia

    In February, a Protestant pastor was abducted on the street in a town near the capital of Malaysia. Columbia International University adjunct professor, Dr. Peter Riddell says the kidnapping comes against a background of pressure against non-Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.

    Riddell, who teaches Intercultural Studies at CIU, has analyzed the religious situation in Malaysia today,...

  • Portrait of Robertson McQuilkin hangs in the entryway of the McQuilkin Building on the CIU campus.
    Artist Honors Robertson McQuilkin with Portrait

    By Bob Holmes

    Like a lot of parents who hope their child will sit still in church, Judee Dickinson’s mom and dad used to let her draw pictures during the service. But instead of the doodles of a lot of children, Dickinson drew the faces of the people around her. It became her life’s passion.

    Decades later, she is known professionally as...

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 13, 2017
David Tanner of Midlands Christian Business Directory and Stacey Gurley of HIS Radio

Business leaders in the Midlands of South Carolina have an opportunity to attend a FREE “Grow Your Business Event” on Thursday March 30. Columbia International University is the host site for the event with two scheduled sessions, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. held in the Launch! Pad located in...

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....

March 06, 2017
Kuala Lumpur

In February, a Protestant pastor was abducted on the street in a town near the capital of Malaysia. Columbia International University adjunct professor, Dr. Peter Riddell says the kidnapping comes against a background of pressure against non-Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.

Riddell...

March 06, 2017
Portrait of Robertson McQuilkin hangs in the entryway of the McQuilkin Building on the CIU campus.

By Bob Holmes

Like a lot of parents who hope their child will sit still in church, Judee Dickinson’s mom and dad used to let her draw pictures during the service. But instead of the doodles of a lot of children, Dickinson drew the faces of the people around her. It...

March 02, 2017
Erin Gobbi wins CIU's McQuilkin Scholarship

By Bob Holmes

Sometimes Erin Gobbi doesn’t answer her mobile phone when the incoming call reads “Unknown.” But this time she decided to answer. She’s glad she did. The caller introduced himself as Bill Jones,...

February 28, 2017
Will Norton and his wife Colene in 1939.

Christianity Today magazine described H. Wilbert Norton as the man whose leadership “brought a missions focus to Christian higher education.” The CIU alumnus passed away on Feb. 20. He was 102 years old.

Norton was a 1939 graduate of CIU. In 2012, he returned to his alma mater...

February 28, 2017
Simulation of a refugee experience on the CIU campus.

By Janai Tedder

 

The church’s response to the worldwide refugee crisis was the topic for Columbia International University’s annual World Christian Week, Feb. 20-23, emphasizing CIU’s core value of...

February 27, 2017
Honored CIU Alumna Elizabeth Sessions

An honored Columbia International University alumna and faithful CIU supporter has gone home to be with the Lord.

Elizabeth Rikard Sessions was ushered into glory on Feb. 24. She was 98 years old.

Mrs. Sessions graduated from CIU, then called Columbia Bible College, in 1943. She went...

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...

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