CIU News

  • CIU Enrollment Increases

    The spring semester at Columbia International University is in full swing with more students in the classroom and more students studying online.

    CIU Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Silvia Lucaschi-Decker, reports a Spring enrollment increase of over four percent from the 2016-2017 academic year to the 2017-18 academic year.

    The total number of undergraduate and...

  • CIU and Midlands Technical College Formalize Articulation Agreement for Business Students

    Columbia International University and Midlands Techical College (MTC) have formalized an agreement that will allow a seamless transition into CIU for MTC students who are pursuing a degree in business management.

    Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and...

  • A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.
    CIU Prison Initiative Graduates 10

    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...

September 27, 2010
Taking the CIU Tour.

By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student Writer

Preview Days at Columbia International University provide an opportunity for prospective students to experience a bit of CIU culture. Students and parents can attend a "Majors Fair," take a campus tour, worship in chapel,...

September 26, 2010
Robertson McQuilkin (center) is honored by Marv Newell of CrossGlobal Link (left

CIU President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin Honored
By Bob Holmes

One of the nation's largest evangelical mission organizations has honored Columbia International University's president emeritus with the 2010 Lifetime of Service Award.

Dr. Robertson McQuilkin was...

September 19, 2010
Cash and Anne Goldbold receive a resolution honoring them from CIU President Bil

Two couples who served for decades in remote areas at "the ends of the earth" are the 2010 Alumni of the Year at Columbia International University.

Cash ('57) and Ann ('58) Godbold lived for over 30 years in the Sahara Desert of Niger working with the Tuareg people. Their...

September 16, 2010
World Christian Week speaker Robert J. Morgan

By Abbey Shoemaker, CIU student writer

Best-selling author, pastor, and Columbia International University graduate Robert J. Morgan was the keynote speaker during the 2010 Christian Life Conference at CIU. The annual week-long event focuses on CIU's core value of "Victorious Christian...

September 14, 2010
Robertson and Muriel McQuilkin

It's a story that never ends. In 1990, after 22 years as president of Columbia International University, then known as Columbia Bible College, Robertson McQuilkin announced that he would resign to devote full time to Muriel, his wife of 40 years, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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September 12, 2010
Dr. Warren Larson

The anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States has brought about a lot of discussion on the relationship between Christians and Muslims. The director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia Internatinal University, Dr. Warren Larson, is often called on for a biblical...

September 09, 2010
View from the entrance. View from the entrance.

"As long as there's a reference section, I think most of us are just peachy."

That's what a student told Columbia International University Library Director Joanne Rhodes after touring the new temporary library at CIU. The temporary library opened on Sept. 9, four months after a fire caused...

September 06, 2010
Air Force Chaplain Brian Bohlman (left), a CIU alumnus, will be among those part

Nearly two dozen chaplains representing various aspects of chaplaincy ministry will be on the campus of Columbia International University Sept. 13 for a Consultation on Chaplaincy Education. They will be advising CIU Seminary & School of Missions on how to understand chaplaincy education as...

September 06, 2010
"Sorry I'm not 110." Robertson McQuilkin (left) jokes with CIU President Bill Jo

Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin was presented with a big surprise on his 83rd birthday. The student body, faculty and staff sang "Happy Birthday" to him at the beginning of the chapel service Sept. 7 - his birthday, a day he was the scheduled chapel...

August 22, 2010
A student-inmate is congratulated by CIU President Bill Jones (right) at the fir

Graduates will travel to medium- and maximum-security prisons and bring positive change to the culture

Commencement ceremonies are Aug. 27 for a second group of CIU student-inmates who have completed a two-year associate degree program at a Columbia prison.

The 14 graduates...

August 18, 2010
Moving in! Laundry already?

A new school year is getting underway at Columbia International University with a flurry of Welcome Week activities and the freshman orientation ConnectCIU. Classes begin on Aug. 24. Until then new students are finding their way around campus and returning students are getting reacquainted with...

August 18, 2010
Dr. Warren Larson

Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University is concerned about the approach used by some Christians when conversing with Muslims about religion.

Larson was asked by "Christianity Today" to comment on a situation in Dearborn,...

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