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...

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-...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Major General Doug Carver understands the admonition of 1 Peter 3:15. 

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give...

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Over 175 high school students were challenged to be leaders of their generation during a two-day conference held on the Columbia International University campus in March.

Student Leadership...

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While Columbia International University students relaxed on spring break, Over 200 home school students took advantage of empty CIU classrooms for a debate tournament sponsored by The National...

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The old song says, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."  At Columbia International University, we're unpaving the parking lot and putting up ... well, OK, it's not paradise....

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