CIU News

December 16, 2015
Coach Kara Farnsworth: A Dream Realized

The first season of Columbia International University women’s soccer exceeded expectations. The team went to the nationals under the guidance of Coach Kara Farnsworth. Not only did Farnsworth have less than a year to build a...

December 15, 2015
CIU Prison Initiative graduates

Billy earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia International University. That may not seem like a big deal until you consider Billy is an inmate in the South Carolina Department of Corrections. He was one of 14 student-inmates to receive his college degree at the CIU Prison Initiative...

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 “...