CIU News

  • “Social Club Misfits” Wow the Crowd at CIU

    By Joseph Knight

    CIU Student Writer

     Driving beats rent the air as Christian hip-hop duo “Social Club Misfits” took the stage of Shortess Chapel at Columbia International University. The April show was a stop on the rappers “Into the Night” tour also featuring Christian...

  • 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...

May 02, 2012

Three Columbia International University alumni, who specialize in youth ministry, recently tackled some weighty topics in two separate publications. 

Trevor Miller, a 2005 graduate of the Youth Ministries program addressed consumerism and how it affects youth.  Robbie Pruitt...

May 01, 2012

By Abbey LeRoy

CIU Student Writer

Fifty years after being hired as a teenager to move furniture, Lee Morris Sr. was recognized for his half century of service to Columbia International University during a May 1 Faculty/...

May 01, 2012

Logos Bible Software, used by over 55,000 pastors, Bible teachers, and students now features two complementary textbooks written by two Columbia International University professors.

“Greek is Good Grief: Laying the Foundation for Exegesis and Exposition” by Dr. John Harvey and “Greek is...

April 30, 2012

Dr. Crawford Loritts will give the charge to the graduates at the May 12 spring commencement exercises at Columbia International University

Loritts has served God in a variety of capacities during his career.  Since being...

April 26, 2012

In 1962, Columbia International University, then called Columbia Bible College, needed help moving the campus from downtown Columbia, to its new location on Monticello Road.  They hired 18-year-old Lee Morris as a temporary worker.  Soon after, he was offered a full-time position....

April 26, 2012

NASCAR racing icon Kyle Petty is coming to Columbia May 9.  Petty will be speaking at a fundraising luncheon for the new intercollegiate athletics program at Columbia International University, and will also meet with prison inmates enrolled in the CIU Prison Initiative at the Kirkland...

April 23, 2012

What if your blessings come through raindrops?   What if your healing comes through tears? 

Those are questions we often avoid pondering.  But for 2003 Columbia International University alumna Laura Story, those questions are real life. 

Story, a Christian...

April 23, 2012

While many people are remembering the ways Chuck Colson touched their lives, few have memories of Colson from the perspective of Columbia International University alumna Ginny Dent Brant.

Colson, a former White House aide who was the first to be charged in the Watergate scandal...

April 19, 2012

It’s another small, but significant and historic step toward intercollegiate athletics at Columbia International University.  On April 19, lights went up on the soccer field under development at CIU.  A generous donation to CIU Athletics from an anonymous donor paved the way for the...

April 19, 2012

There’s no doubt that Jud Brooker came to CIU highly qualified for his role as men’s and women’s cross country coach.  But his running prowess was displayed April 14 when he won the Palmetto Half Marathon in Columbia – the first half marathon of his career – with a time of 1:14. 

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April 16, 2012

Dr. Anita Cooper, the director of the Bible Teaching program at Columbia International University is the CIU recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award presented by South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU).      

Each year, SCICU...

April 13, 2012

Grace and the Christian’s Responsibility in Sanctification.  Sounds pretty deep.  Deep, but nonetheless a topic of important discussion for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) at their General Assembly scheduled for June.  And at the center of that discussion will be...

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