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...

It’s a new take on an old practice – the prayer walk.  Some people these days are getting together with friends to combine a walk through the neighborhood with prayer.  Others take a...

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Lt. Col. Brian Bohlman, a U.S. Air Force chaplain, graduated from Columbia International University in 2000 with a Master of Divinity degree.  Today, he finds himself in one of the world’s...

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By Abbey LeRoy

CIU Student Writer 

School is out for the summer, but 13 Columbia International University students are finding it an ideal time for...

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One member of the Columbia International University class of 2012 summarizes her four years at CIU in three words: He is enough. 

In the CIU student blog “Life As We Know It...

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Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty visited Columbia International University on May 9 to help CIU raise funds for its new athletics program that begins competition this fall.

Petty, a member of...

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By Jacob Given

CIU Student Writer

Dr. Jack Layman, an esteemed professor at Columbia International University, was sent off to retirement with a “roast...

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When the Columbia International University men’s soccer team takes the field on Aug. 25, history will be made.  For the first time in CIU’s 89-year history, the school will compete in...

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A Columbia International University education includes soul-nourishing Bible classes.  But it also includes rigorous academic and professional training.  Here is a recent...

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

Trevor Miller, a 2005 graduate...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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