CIU News

  • The CIU Rams vs. Columbia College
    Rams Win! CIU Victorious in Historic First Home Volleyball Match

    Another historic milestone in the history of Columbia International University Athletics. Not only have the CIU Rams entered a new sport — volleyball — they won their first home match in convincing fashion defeating cross-town rivals Columbia College 3-0.

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  • "Florence Welcome Party" at CIU featured free donuts
    The CIU Hurri-cation of 2018

    The musings of student writers Naomi Balk and Joseph Knight during Hurricane Florence

    I was in the Library when we found out that classes were cancelled for the rest of the week. The governor had requested that schools close with the approach of Hurricane Florence. Everyone was whispering the same thing, “Classes are canceled.” News of the break spread quickly...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith at convocation 2018
    Opening Convocation: Passionate Message on Building the Church

    President Mark Smith delivers first message in renovated Shortess Chapel

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Columbia International University Dean Dr. Bryan Beyer blew the shofar as the sound resounded through the newly renovated Shortess Chapel. It...

  • Quality Education at an Affordable Cost Earns CIU #1 Ranking

    Columbia International University is ranked #1 among colleges and universities in South Carolina by BestColleges.com.

    The website’s rankings are intended to inform and guide prospective students toward institutions that provide a quality education...

  • The House of Virtus
    The Throwdown: CIU students rev-up for a new school year

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Hoke Auditorium could hardly contain the energy at the 2018 Throwdown signally the beginning of the annual House Collective.

    The Throwdown is a series of competitive performances where each house or residence hall offers a five-minute presentation of their house and what they represent.

    “It’s a...

  • CIU students take part in Monticello Road clean up.
    CIU students loving their neighbors with clean-up effort

    Columbia International University students got up a little early on a Saturday morning recently and joined hands with community members as they worked to beautify the Monticello Road corridor leading to campus.

    The students, along with some faculty and staff, partnered with members of Temple Zion Baptist Church and other local residents picking up litter on Monticello Road and adjacent...

Entrepreneurs at a CIU Launch event.

The outreach of the Columbia International University Business & Organizational Leadership Program is getting the attention of the business community in the Columbia area. Of special interest...

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Pastor James Womack

Michael A. Lanier and Bob Holmes

Columbia International University’s annual Christian Life Conference was cut short this year by Hurricane Irma. But students were still...

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The House of Sapientia performs.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The second year of CIU's new House Collective competition got underway in early September with a time of food...

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Cleaning up after Hurricane Irma

What do you do on a college campus when the outer bands of a large hurricane have enough strength to turn off the lights and cancel classes? You pray and then you make the best of it. 

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CIU students at Spirit Communications Park.

CIU Night with the Columbia Fireflies

By Michael A. Lanier and Bob Holmes

For the second year in a row, the Columbia International University family...

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Grace coffee brings together friends in the Rossi Student Center

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University celebrated the grand opening of a new addition to the campus community: the...

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CIU President Dr. Mark Smith

CIU President Dr. Mark Smith Convenes New School Year

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The new school year has officially...

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CIU students are joined by the Rams mascot on Sessions Field. (Photo by Seth Berry)

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The beginning of the new school year at Columbia International University was marked like no other in the nearly...

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Columbia International University roommates Emily Hernandez (left) and Emily Wood discuss room arrangements.

By Bob Holmes

The only thing higher than the humidity on CIU registration and move-in day were the spirits of the Class of 2021. With the assistance of smiling upperclassmen...

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The Byars brothers with their CIU coaches (l-r) Cross Country and Track Coach Jud Brooker, Braydon Byars, Dominik Byars and Men's Soccer Coach Bill Brindley

Brothers Dominik and Braydon Byars were on different paths after high school. But the brothers will be much closer to each other again after signing athletic scholarships the same day at Columbia...

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New coffee shop, upgrades and beautifications

It’s a busy summer for landscapers and construction crews on the Columbia International University campus with upgrades and...

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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones and his wife Debby Jones

“Gracious Father, may it unlock new doors,” Pastor Andre Rogers prayed after Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin presented CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones the Key to the City of Columbia.

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