CIU News

April 01, 2016
Dr. Ed Smither

Two new programs will be offered in the 2016-2017 school year at Columbia International University.

A bachelor’s degree in Philosophy has been added to the list of majors for undergraduate students while a Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies is now available at the graduate...

March 30, 2016
Scott Adams named director of Business & Organizational Leadership at CIU.

A Lexington, South Carolina businessman and attorney has been named the new director of the Business & Organizational Leadership program at Columbia International University...

March 23, 2016
CIU students play Bubble-Ball.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

It’s a rite of spring at Columbia International University. The ladies of the student body have the opportunity to ask the men to participate with them in an afternoon of...

March 22, 2016
Cassandra Frear presents a paper on Hebrews 6:1

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University hosted the Southeast regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) in March. ETS is a group of scholars, teachers, pastors, students, and others dedicated to the oral exchange and written expression of...

March 14, 2016
Ethelyn Watson

Columbia International University alumna Ethelyn Watson went to be with the Lord on March 5 leaving behind two distinctions. She lived to be 101 years old, and she was the first married woman with children to graduate from CIU — and did so cum laude, above average academic distinction....

March 02, 2016
The CIU Ambassador Choir joins with the Allen University Choir in Hoke Auditorium on the CIU campus

Columbia International University and Allen University in Columbia celebrated the lives of two professors who worked toward reconciliation through theological education.   

Dr. Gregory Grooms of Allen University, and Dr. William Larkin of CIU touched countless...

March 01, 2016
CIU professor Dr. Ed Smither sings U2.

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer 

Don’t fault yourself if you can’t pronounce the name of Columbia International University’...

March 01, 2016
CIU Professor Cliff Bedell remembered

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin once called Cliff Bedell, “a lover of students.”

Bedell, a CIU Bible professor for 36 years, was remembered at a...

March 01, 2016
CIU students meet mission reps at World Christian Week

CIU Celebrates World Christian Week

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students were invited to become a part of God’s mission around the...

February 26, 2016

Graduate students studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Columbia International University are now enrolled in a program that carries “the gold standard” in...

February 24, 2016
Cliff Bedell taught at CIU for 36 years.

Long-time Columbia International University professor Cliff Bedell passed away on Feb. 24. He was 85 years old. Bedell served at CIU for 36 years before retiring in 2009.

Prior to coming to CIU, Bedell and his wife Pru were missionaries to the Philippines. He was a graduate of Wheaton and...

February 19, 2016
Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaking in a CIU Assembly Feb. 18

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer

There’s little doubt about it: former Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal believes...

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