CIU News

  • A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.
    Some CIU Graduates Receive their Diploma in Prison

    By Bob Holmes

    Norm fought back tears of joy as the candidates for graduation formed the line that would lead to “the walk” when a Columbia International University student becomes an alumnus. But for Norm and the nine others who would receive their diploma, “the walk” would not be across a chapel stage, but a walk across “The Yard”...

  • Ben Lippen business students welcome sheriff's deputies.
    High School Students in Dual Enrollment Business Class Show Holiday Appreciation to Law Enforcement

    Ben Lippen High School students taking dual enrollment business classes at Columbia International University showed their appreciation to law enforcement officers and first responders this Christmas season. The students handed out 150...

  • Lexi Evans and Andrew Hampshire
    “Celebrating Couples” at December Commencement

    By Bob Holmes

    The casual observer at the Columbia International University commencement may have just thought it coincidence when two people with the same last name crossed the stage of Shortess Chapel one right after the other. But Malcolm Campbell and Patricia Campbell are married, and both received their bachelor degrees at CIU’s December commencement; Malcolm...

  • MIchael Lanier
    Open Mic in the Ram Shack

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Open Mic in the CIU Ram Shack was a night of creativity and expression through singing, instrumentals, spoken word, rap, poetry, jokes, bagpipes and banjos and violins solos. The atmosphere buzzed during performances that were often spontaneous, raw and unpolished. 

    Freshman Joy Jones called the November...

  • South Carolina Congressman Visits CIU Business Class

    South Carolina U.S. House member Joe Wilson of Lexington County stopped by the Columbia International University campus to chat with business students as part of a tour of his home district and the surrounding area.

    Wilson spoke to a Managerial Economics class and noted...

  • CIU Thespians Present “The 39 Steps”

    A Review by Michael A. Lanier

    I walked into Hoke Auditorium, believing that I already knew what to expect from the CIU Thespians' newest production, The 39 Steps. I was already familiar with the story: the famous Alfred Hitchcock directed the film adaption of the popular novel back in the 1950s, and having seen the movie, I was ready for the suspenseful...

October 12, 2011

Columbia International University continues to add to its coaching staff as the school gears up to compete in intercollegiate athletics for the first time in its 88-year history beginning in the fall of 2012.   

The latest coach to be named is Eric Shick as the Women’s...

October 11, 2011

Should faith inform our vote?  That was the question being probed by Columbia TV station WLTX recently.  South Carolina is an early presidential primary state, so many South Carolinians are already considering their choice for president in the 2012 election.  Reporter...

October 10, 2011

By Jacob Given,

CIU Student Writer 

and Bob Holmes

The Columbia International University campus map calls the men’s housing unit that was renovated over the summer, West Residence Hall....

October 10, 2011

As Columbia International University gears up for intercollegiate athletics for the first time in its 88-year history, the school has hired its first men’s and women’s cross country coach.   

Judson “Jud” Brooker comes to CIU from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio...

October 03, 2011

“I heard that (CIU) professors interact with the students and are involved in their lives.  Now I’ve seen it for myself and am captivated by it.”

That was the reaction from a high school junior at Columbia International University’s Preview Days on the CIU campus Sept. 29 and 30....

October 03, 2011

The former director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections joined the president of Columbia International University for a television interview to talk about the impact of the CIU Prison Initiative.     

During his eight years as the corrections...

September 30, 2011

Columbia businessman Jeffrey B. Wheeler has been named to the position of Ministry Coordinator at Columbia International University beginning Oct. 1.  Wheeler’s primary responsibilities at CIU are two-fold: Ministry and Fund Raising. 

Wheeler is the president of JB Wheeler &...

September 19, 2011

By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer

One of Columbia International University’s five core values is the Victorious Christian Life – “the dynamic of the Holy Spirit to make us like Christ in daily living.”  Each year special...

September 19, 2011

By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer

The Hispanic world is no longer just receiving missionaries it is sending missionaries and giving to missions.

That was the message at Impacto Global, a conference designed to mobilize...

September 19, 2011

A 1981 graduate of Columbia International University is returning to his roots in law enforcement - ministerinig to the needs of first responders.  Robert Michaels, who also used to be an announcer for CIU radio station WMHK, was a police officer in Norfolk, Va. before...

September 15, 2011

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson raised eyebrows when he told his TV audience on “The 700 Club” on Sept. 14 that divorce is OK if a person’s spouse has Alzheimer’s disease.

Pat Robertson’s views got the attention of other media, including “...

September 12, 2011

By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer  

A diverse group of mostly 800 teenage girls, gathered on the campus of Columbia International University for “Worthy” – a one-day conference focused on how to become the woman God intended.

The name...

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