CIU News

  • Columbia International University Announces $22 Million in Expansions

    Columbia International University (CIU) is announcing $22 million in facility expansions with the largest portion dedicated to a $15-20 million Business and IT Global Initiative Center.

    The Center will include a business/corporate training room for Columbia area business professionals, and hands-on learning opportunities for CIU students as well as students of...

  • Debbie Smith shares her thoughts at the Wives Fellowship.
    Getting to know the First Lady of CIU

    Wives Fellowship Welcomes Debbie Smith

    By Naomi Balk, CIU Student Writer

     

    Debbie Smith says if she could teach one class at Columbia International University it would be “Hospitality.”

    Smith, the wife of CIU President Dr. Mark Smith, was...

  • Cutting the ribbon at the John R. Cook Jr. Business and Entrepreneurship Center
    Ribbon Cut on Business and Entrepreneurship Center

    By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk

    The Business & Organizational Leadership program at Columbia International University got a big boost on Oct. 6 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new ...

  • Musical basketball chairs.
    “Hooping” and Hollering

    Basketball Teams Hold School-Wide Athletic Event

    By Michael A. Lanier

    The 2017-2018 CIU men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced with a little madness —Moore Madness — a fun October event for students, faculty and staff in the Moore Fitness Center.    

    It was a night of food and fun competitions...

  • CIU flags at half staff
    Praying for Las Vegas

    How are you praying for those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas? In a statement, President Donald Trump said, “To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.”

    So, what are you praying? Columbia International University professors were asked about their prayers for Las Vegas...

  • Dr. Bryan Beyer with Ingrid Peterson.
    CIU Sets Record for Blood Donation

    By Michael A. Lanier

    CIU Student Writer

    The annual American Red Cross blood donation day at Columbia International University was record-setting. A total of 60 units was donated Sept. 25, breaking the old CIU record of 51 units set in 2012...

December 14, 2015
CIU College of Education Graduates

Before heading out into the world with their degrees, Columbia International University December graduates were warned about a world filled with self-absorption.

The warning came from commencement speaker Crawford Loritts...

December 09, 2015
CIU Chaplaincy Professor Dr. Michael Langston honored by University of Louisiana at Lafayette

A Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries has been recognized by his alma mater for his professional and personal achievements. Dr. Michael Langston was given the Outstanding...

December 09, 2015
Admissions feeds CIU Students

By Bob Holmes

Staying up late to study for finals is hard enough. But when your stomach starts growling, then what do you do?

The CIU Admissions Department to the rescue!

On Dec. 7, the admissions counselors served 200 hungry students eggs, bacon,...

December 08, 2015
CIU students sing carols as the Christmas tree is lit.

CIU Family Christmas Event Celebrates the Christmas Season

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The center of Columbia International University's campus was alive with the...

December 03, 2015
CIU students ringing Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart

It’s not unusual to encounter a lone Salvation Army bell ringer outside your local Wal-Mart this time of the year. But that was not the case for the shoppers at the Bush River Road Wal-Mart in Columbia on Dec. 1. Instead, entire groups of Columbia International University students gathered...

November 27, 2015

The annual Christmas pageant and the manger scene under the Christmas tree this season may not be biblically accurate. The Christmas pageant often includes an inn keeper who has no rooms to offer, directing Joseph and Mary to a stable out back. Meanwhile, under the tree, the figurines show Jesus...

November 19, 2015
The Rev. Grover DeVault

Columbia International University alumnus, The Rev. Grover DeVault, has been honored for a lifetime of chaplaincy service.

DeVault is a 1953 graduate of CIU and was named Alumnus of the Year in 2008 for his work as a chaplain, including a tour of duty with the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam...

November 18, 2015
Esther Mallard, R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship Winner

By Bob Holmes

Esther Mallard was in the local Barnes & Noble in her town of Greensboro, North Carolina doing homework when her cell phone showed an incoming call from the 803 area code that includes Columbia, South Carolina. She figured she better take the call.

...

November 10, 2015
Dr. David Chow receives CIU Alumni of the Year Award

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU student writer

November is a busy time at Columbia International University: exams are looming, the...

November 10, 2015
CIU Players perform "Alice in Wonderland"

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Laughter filled Hoke Auditorium Homecoming Weekend as the CIU Players treated the school's alumni to a trip down the rabbit hole and into a magical realm through their performance of the famous classic “...

November 03, 2015

Sheriffs discuss integration of their vocation and faith  

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Two men whose professional lives are very public, joined Columbia International University...

October 26, 2015
Dr. Benjamin Noonan speaks on the historic Adam

By Michael Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Was Adam a real person? Is the story of Eden, the serpent, the fruit, and the fall real, or is it a fictional story to demonstrate man's struggle with sin? These questions and...

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