CIU News

  • The CIU Rams vs. Columbia College
    Rams Win! CIU Victorious in Historic First Home Volleyball Match

    Another historic milestone in the history of Columbia International University Athletics. Not only have the CIU Rams entered a new sport — volleyball — they won their first home match in convincing fashion defeating cross-town rivals Columbia College 3-0.

    Check out the details on CIU’s athletics...

  • "Florence Welcome Party" at CIU featured free donuts
    The CIU Hurri-cation of 2018

    The musings of student writers Naomi Balk and Joseph Knight during Hurricane Florence

    I was in the Library when we found out that classes were cancelled for the rest of the week. The governor had requested that schools close with the approach of Hurricane Florence. Everyone was whispering the same thing, “Classes are canceled.” News of the break spread quickly...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith at convocation 2018
    Opening Convocation: Passionate Message on Building the Church

    President Mark Smith delivers first message in renovated Shortess Chapel

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Columbia International University Dean Dr. Bryan Beyer blew the shofar as the sound resounded through the newly renovated Shortess Chapel. It...

  • Quality Education at an Affordable Cost Earns CIU #1 Ranking

    Columbia International University is ranked #1 among colleges and universities in South Carolina by BestColleges.com.

    The website’s rankings are intended to inform and guide prospective students toward institutions that provide a quality education...

  • The House of Virtus
    The Throwdown: CIU students rev-up for a new school year

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Hoke Auditorium could hardly contain the energy at the 2018 Throwdown signally the beginning of the annual House Collective.

    The Throwdown is a series of competitive performances where each house or residence hall offers a five-minute presentation of their house and what they represent.

    “It’s a...

  • CIU students take part in Monticello Road clean up.
    CIU students loving their neighbors with clean-up effort

    Columbia International University students got up a little early on a Saturday morning recently and joined hands with community members as they worked to beautify the Monticello Road corridor leading to campus.

    The students, along with some faculty and staff, partnered with members of Temple Zion Baptist Church and other local residents picking up litter on Monticello Road and adjacent...

By Abbey LeRoy

CIU Student Writer

When classes begin at Columbia International University on Aug. 21, more than a dozen new CIU students will be in prison...

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Beginning this fall, undergraduate students at Columbia International University will have the opportunity to major in Business & Organizational Leadership.  The bachelor’s degree program...

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Columbia International University is a host site for the premier training event for Christian leaders. 

The Global Leadership Summit will be broadcast live from Willow Creek Church...

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A former assistant director of alumni relations at Messiah College in Pennsylvania has been named the interim director of Alumni Ministries at Columbia International University.  Diane Mull...

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Dozens of Christian school teachers and administrators from across the nation and around the globe gathered on the campus of Columbia International University July 8-13 for the...

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Construction equipment is a common sight this summer along International Boulevard, the entrance road to Columbia International University.  Three major projects underway are expected to be...

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What better thing to do on Independence Day than to thank a soldier.  That’s what Columbia International University alumnus Lt. Col. Brian Bohlman was encouraging fellow Americans to do on...

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A 1982 alumnus of Columbia International University has been elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America’s (PCA) 40thGeneral Assembly.  Dr. Michael Ross graduated from CIU...

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History continues to be made at Columbia International University as Kyle Mendenhall has been named the first head coach of the CIU Rams men’s basketball team.  CIU is building the first...

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Not everyone gets this opportunity.  Columbia International University alumnus Brian Hofmeister has returned to his hometown to plant a new church. 

Hofmeister, who graduated from...

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Una Fairchild is a 12 year old who stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library.  When she opens the cover, she finds herself transported to the magical...

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By Abbey LeRoy

CIU Student Writer

Summer renovation is underway at Founders Residence Hall at Columbia International University as workers labor to gut...

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