CIU News

June 21, 2016
Dr. Micheal Johnson, Alaska Education Commissioner

Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Michael Johnson has been named Alaska’s new education commissioner. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree from CIU in 1994, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from CIU in 1997.

Alaska Governor Bill Walker says that he is “pleased...

June 10, 2016
Peggie Johnson speaks to graduates of the CIU Prison Initiative

A group of 14 female South Carolina prison inmates were encouraged to “allow other inmates into their lives” so they can share with them “the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

The message came from Peggie Johnson, a long-time mentor and professor to the...

June 06, 2016
John Robertson McQuilkin

By Melissa McCutchan and Bob Holmes

In the last months of the life of Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin, when his health was declining, his close friend and former CIU Vice President John Davidson would visit him and...

May 19, 2016
Temple Elmore named women's head basketball coach at CIU

Temple Elmore is the new women’s head basketball coach at Columbia International University after serving as CIU assistant coach for the past two seasons.

Elmore played basketball at the College of Charleston where...

May 11, 2016
Former Lexington, SC mayor Randy Halfacre

Former Lexington, South Carolina mayor Randy Halfacre is the new community ambassador for Columbia International University. Halfacre served as mayor from 2004 to 2013 leading the town to become one of the fastest growing municipalities in South Carolina. He is also a former president and CEO of...

May 04, 2016
ONE - A Small Group Journey Toward Life-Changing Community

Two Columbia International University graduates have teamed up for a book designed to create meaningful community among believers.

One - A Small Group Journey Toward Life-Changing Community,” is...

May 02, 2016
CIU commencement speaker Dr. Jeff Philpott makes a point about being a servant during his commencement address.

CIU Graduates the Class of 2016

By Michael Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Shortess Chapel was full of family, friends, and loved ones on April 30, as Columbia International University celebrated its newest graduates, the class of 2016....

April 20, 2016
Joey Caldwell with WLTX TV news anchor Darci Strickland

Columbia International University graduate student Joey Caldwell was named the Teacher of the Week by Columbia TV station News 19 WLTX.

Caldwell is the drama teacher at Ben Lippen School, a Pre-K to 12th grade ministry of CIU. He is also a...

April 18, 2016
CIU Players Perform "Little Women"

CIU Players Perform “Little Women”

By Michael Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Hoke Auditorium was filled with laughter and emotion as the CIU Players presented their performance of “Little Women” in April. This...

April 11, 2016
CIU alumna Katie Duke, licensed professional counselor

Columbia International University alumna Katie Duke has a simple question:

Wouldn’t this world be a more peaceful/loving place if we could all challenge ourselves to extend kindness and compassion toward the people around us?

Duke graduated from CIU in 2010 with...

April 06, 2016
Sue Thomas speaks in CIU Chapel

Sue Thomas Speaks in CIU Chapel

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

A Columbia International University alumna who was the inspiration for a TV show, challenged CIU students to look beyond themselves and draw strength from God....

April 05, 2016
Evangelical Unity discussion at CIU.

CIU Celebrates Evangelical Unity Week

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University ended the month of March by focusing on its core value of Evangelical Unity with a series of Chapel messages, a pastors...

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