CIU News

  • Spotlight: Member of the Class of 2018 Headed for Japan

    David Thorsen is a member of the Class of 2018 graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies (ICS). Originally from Stavanger, Norway, David has been appointed by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission with whom he interned last summer in Japan, to serve in Japan long term. Thorsen has ministered to Japanese immigrants in Columbia during his time at CIU. He talks about his future...

  • Dr. Steve Baarendse receives Excellence in Teaching Award
    Professor Steve Baarendse Honored for Excellence in Teaching

    A Columbia International University professor described as caring deeply about his students has been honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award.  Professor of English Dr. Steve Baarendse received the recognition at the annual awards dinner of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) in April.

    The award is given to...

  • Getting "Ram Ready"
    Are You “Ram Ready?”

    Dozens of incoming CIU undergraduate students became “Ram Ready” the weekend of April 14.

    “Ram Ready” is an opportunity to hear from a variety of campus representatives, meet professors and begin to navigate the campus. You’ll make friends with your incoming class and current students, learn about your academic program, get a jump on finalizing your course...

  • Banner Day for CIU Athletics: CIU Approved as Member of NAIA

    Columbia International University is now a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The announcement from the NAIA comes after the CIU Athletics Department completed a year-long process for NAIA membership as well as membership in the Appalachian Athletic...

  • CIU to Celebrate Two Commencements April 28

    Two commencement programs will take place April 28 on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU) as 193 students are recognized for academic achievements from certificates to bachelor degrees to doctoral degrees. The commencement exercises begin at 8:30 a.m. for seminary and graduate students and at 11:30 a.m. for undergraduate students. Both ceremonies will be held in Shortess...

  • The CIU Thespians perform “She Loves Me”

    A review by Joseph Knight

    CIU Student Writer

    Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the April 15 performance. An encore performance is scheduled for April 16 at 7 p.m. 

    I was excited as I settled into my chair in Hoke auditorium and waited for the stage lights to fade. I had come for an early...

April 15, 2011

Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU's Seminary & School of Missions, is the recipient of the "Distinguished Alumni of the year Award" at his alma mater Peace River Bible Institute (PRBI) in Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada.

Larson graduated from...

April 13, 2011

By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student Writer

A Columbia International University alumna, whose career with the F.B.I. was the inspiration for an action TV series, addressed the CIU student body and students at Ben Lippen School in April.   ...

April 12, 2011

By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University’s April Undergraduate Preview Day was Doug Wear’s first time back at CIU in 20 years.  Wear graduated from CIU in 1987 and now lives in Flowery Branch,...

April 08, 2011

The director of Columbia International University’s Communication program is one of 20 professors from South Carolina’s private colleges to be honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Dr. Dan DeLozier was recognized for his dedication to teaching and learning at the...

April 08, 2011

By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student Writer

The book “Love Wins” is causing a stir in the evangelical community.  It’s written by The Rev. Rob Bell, the founding pastor of Mars Hill, a rapidly growing mega-church located in Grandville, Mich. near Grand...

April 07, 2011

Dr. Bill Larkin was used to borrowing a colleague’s desk lamp on the days he taught his New Testament class in Pamplin Auditorium.  But when that colleague took time off for a medical procedure, Larkin found himself showing PowerPoints with the lights off and not being able to see his notes...

April 01, 2011

The legacy of a young, Columbia International University alumna, who died in a traffic accident last year, is being honored by the students who were touched by her short life. 

Aimee Powell was a 26-year-old teacher when she died in a head-on collision on her way to work at Southlake...

March 30, 2011

NFL Super Bowl Coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs says life is like a game – the biggest game of all – and you want to be on the winning side.

That was Gibbs’ message to nearly 500 people at a lunch in the Moore Fitness Center on the campus of Columbia International...

March 28, 2011

By Lenae Simpson,

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University hosted 51 prospective students – the school’s largest-ever Seminary and Graduate School Preview Day – on March 25.       

Guests toured the...

March 28, 2011

By Abbey Shoemaker,

CIU Student Writer

Calling it “a celebration of God’s goodness,” the Columbia International University family came together to glorify God for all He has done on behalf of the school over the past few years, and revel in His creation....

March 25, 2011

Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions has won approval from its accrediting agency for a strategic initiative.     

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) has approved the school’s request to expand course offerings at its...

March 24, 2011

The Columbia International University mascot was unveiled to the student body during a Chapel service on March 24, as CIU prepares to play intercollegiate athletics beginning with the fall 2012 semester.         

CIU President Dr. Bill...

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