CIU News

August 20, 2015
International military chaplains pose at CIU.

Military chaplains from six nations visited Columbia International University on Aug. 14 to learn about CIU’s Chaplaincy program and to tour the campus. The chaplains represented...

August 14, 2015
Parker Thornton Fellowship of Christian Athletes FCA

One of the newest staff members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in the Carolina’s region is Columbia International University alumnus Parker Thornton. Thornton graduated from CIU with a bachelor’s degree in...

August 12, 2015
George Bryan

Columbia International University Golf Coach George Bryan remembers what it was like playing in the pairing behind Vijay Singh and just ahead of the Tiger Woods/Tom Watson group at the 1999 PGA Championship.

Bryan, who is a well-known teaching pro around the Columbia area, is gearing up to...

August 11, 2015

Columbia International University is saddened to announce the sudden passing of Dr. Mike Barnett, professor of Intercultural and Historical Studies and former dean of CIU’s College of Intercultural Studies. He was rushed to the hospital by paramedics early in the morning on Aug. 10 and...

August 10, 2015
Adrian Depres USC football chaplain

Columbia International University alumnus Adrian Despres is back on the sidelines as the guest chaplain for the University of South Carolina football team after surgery in which a stent was placed to alleviate two blockages in the same artery. The blockage was discovered in a series of medical...

August 10, 2015
Urban Legends of the New Testament by David Croteau

Was Jesus born in a stable? Was the “Eye of a Needle” a gate in Jerusalem? Did Jesus sweat drops of blood?

Dr. David Croteau, CIU professor of New Testament and Greek surveys 40 of the most commonly misinterpreted...

August 07, 2015
Glen Schultz

Most of the student body may have been away after classes ended in mid-May, but there was still a great deal of activity on the campus of Columbia International University over the summer. In addition to summer school classes, first at the undergraduate level, then at the graduate and seminary...

June 19, 2015

Columbia International University began the morning of June 18 with a heavy heart. As our flags were raised to half-staff in unison with the South Carolina governor, we joined other South Carolinians in mourning the deaths of nine people murdered at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston the night...

June 15, 2015

Muslims around the world will begin observing Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting on June 18 this year. Why should Christians care?

Dr. Jerry Rankin, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslims Studies at Columbia International University, who is also a former missionary to Indonesia,...

June 12, 2015

Columbia International University is reaching out to Clearwater Christian College (CCC) following the closing of the Central Florida school earlier this month.

In a letter posted on the CIU website, CIU President Dr. Bill Jones says he is “saddened to hear of the decision” to...

June 11, 2015

Columbia International University is adding an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Sports Management this fall. The program will blend an academically challenging curriculum with valuable practical experience, preparing students to serve in professional sports, collegiate athletics, sports...

June 10, 2015

This story was written by Clark Newsom, Internal Communications Director, South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) under the title “BRCI Concert Band Holds First Concert” and was re-printed from SCDC’s...

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