CIU News

  • Spotlight: Member of the Class of 2018 Headed for Japan

    David Thorsen is a member of the Class of 2018 graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies (ICS). Originally from Stavanger, Norway, David has been appointed by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission with whom he interned last summer in Japan, to serve in Japan long term. Thorsen has ministered to Japanese immigrants in Columbia during his time at CIU. He talks about his future...

  • Dr. Steve Baarendse receives Excellence in Teaching Award
    Professor Steve Baarendse Honored for Excellence in Teaching

    A Columbia International University professor described as caring deeply about his students has been honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award.  Professor of English Dr. Steve Baarendse received the recognition at the annual awards dinner of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) in April.

    The award is given to...

  • Getting "Ram Ready"
    Are You “Ram Ready?”

    Dozens of incoming CIU undergraduate students became “Ram Ready” the weekend of April 14.

    “Ram Ready” is an opportunity to hear from a variety of campus representatives, meet professors and begin to navigate the campus. You’ll make friends with your incoming class and current students, learn about your academic program, get a jump on finalizing your course...

  • Banner Day for CIU Athletics: CIU Approved as Member of NAIA

    Columbia International University is now a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The announcement from the NAIA comes after the CIU Athletics Department completed a year-long process for NAIA membership as well as membership in the Appalachian Athletic...

  • CIU to Celebrate Two Commencements April 28

    Two commencement programs will take place April 28 on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU) as 193 students are recognized for academic achievements from certificates to bachelor degrees to doctoral degrees. The commencement exercises begin at 8:30 a.m. for seminary and graduate students and at 11:30 a.m. for undergraduate students. Both ceremonies will be held in Shortess...

  • The CIU Thespians perform “She Loves Me”

    A review by Joseph Knight

    CIU Student Writer

    Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the April 15 performance. An encore performance is scheduled for April 16 at 7 p.m. 

    I was excited as I settled into my chair in Hoke auditorium and waited for the stage lights to fade. I had come for an early...

November 14, 2016
Mike and Kathy Langston

Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries, Dr. Michael Langston understands those who struggle with post-traumatic...

November 10, 2016
CIU Alumnus of the Year Dr. Paul Tripp

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Imagine driving through a tunnel of magnificent trees every morning on your way to work. At first, you look at the trunks, branches and leaves with wonder and awe. But after a while, they become old and familiar....

November 10, 2016
Crowder ends his American Prodigal Tour at Columbia International University

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

 

Generations of voices echoed in Shortess Chapel as Columbia International University’s alumni, students and faculty celebrated the opening of Homecoming 2016 on Nov. 4-5. Alumni...

November 09, 2016
"The Matchmaker" performed at Columbia International University

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Hoke Auditorium was filled with laughter as two characters scrambled to hide from their grouchy boss, while at the same time tried to impress the ladies of New York City. This odd scenario occurred during the...

November 07, 2016
Elizabeth Rikard Sessions

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer 

The Columbia International University soccer field now carries the name of a longtime CIU supporter.

The field was dedicated to CIU alumna Elizabeth Rikard Sessions on...

November 03, 2016
Dr. Bill Jones was a guest on the radio show "Laugh Again"

Columbia International University President Dr. Bill Jones knows how to tell a good story. That caught the attention of Phil Callaway, host of the radio...

November 01, 2016
2016 CIU Hoedown

CIU Students Gather for a Night of Fun at the Hoedown

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students gathered for one of the most anticipated social events of the year: The Hoedown. It’s a...

October 31, 2016

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Engraved on stones on the campus of Columbia International University are the school’s foundational five core values: Authority of...

October 24, 2016
CIU Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Paul Tripp will speak at Homecoming 2016

Tripp named Alumnus of the Year

By Bob Holmes

Dr. Paul Tripp says when he was a student at Columbia International University (then Columbia Bible College - CBC), he was a rabble-rouser who often found himself in the...

October 20, 2016
Dr. Igou Hodges

While Oct. 31 has become associated with the ghosts and goblins of Halloween, it is an important day in the history of the church.

It was on Oct. 31, 1517 that a priest named Martin Luther nailed to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, a list of questions and propositions for...

October 11, 2016
Author and Pastor Robert J. Morgan

Robert J. Morgan says that on the first night in his Columbia International University dormitory, “my roommate challenged me and got in my face about really committing my life to the cause of Christ.” He says it was “as though the Lord switched on a surge of adrenaline that is...

October 10, 2016
Agustin Arce-Ruiz (center) with NYCFC Director of Team Operations Sam Pugsley, (left) and Team Coordinator Nick True-Palmer

Combining a passion for soccer with his chosen major made for an exciting internship for a Columbia International University senior. Agustin Arce-Ruiz, a member of the CIU...

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