CIU News

  • 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...

  • South Carolina Congressman Visits CIU Business Class

    South Carolina U.S. House member Joe Wilson of Lexington County stopped by the Columbia International University campus to chat with business students as part of a tour of his home district and the surrounding area.

    Wilson spoke to a Managerial Economics class and noted...

  • CIU Thespians Present “The 39 Steps”

    A Review by Michael A. Lanier

    I walked into Hoke Auditorium, believing that I already knew what to expect from the CIU Thespians' newest production, The 39 Steps. I was already familiar with the story: the famous Alfred Hitchcock directed the film adaption of the popular novel back in the 1950s, and having seen the movie, I was ready for the suspenseful...

  • Meghann Miller and Josiah Anzenberger dress in '50s fashion.
    “In Step” "At the Hop”

    CIU students prepped for the annual winter formal with an evening of swing dance lessons and a little competition. To add to the fun, students dressed in “sock hop” fashion as if it were the 1950s. 

    The winning dance couple was Josiah Anzenberger and Meghann Miller.

    Anzenberger says he only learned to swing dance about a month ago and he says he “loved it...

  • 2014 CIU MAT graduate La Shonna Bookert
    Letting her Life Speak Jesus into her Students

    Meet CIU Alumna La Shonna Bookert

    La Shonna Bookert says Columbia International University thoroughly prepared her to be a successful teacher of young children. And it shows.

    Bookert is “Center Stage,” featured in an employee profile by the Richland One School District in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from CIU with a...

August 10, 2010
Construction of the temporary library is moving along quickly.

The building of a temporary library is underway on the campus of Columbia International University following a fire in the G. Allen Fleece Library that occurred in May. The initial estimate of damages was $2.5 million. But school officials say after further inspection, the cost of repairs will...

August 10, 2010
1More Tour rider Jeremy Rife ponders a question from a CIU student.

By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer

A group of Columbia International University students, faculty, and staff gathered in CIU's Moore Fitness Center to celebrate the end of the 1More Tour and hear stories from the riders' 1,800 mile bicycle trip up the East Coast....

July 26, 2010
Anne Gallagher participates in her first CIU class "Principles of Organizational

The first student in Columbia International University's newest Doctor of Education concentration says CIU's "solid match" of a biblical worldview combined with strong content makes the school's Education Program a perfect fit for Christian school educators.

Ann Gallagher, who is enrolled...

July 26, 2010
The 1More Tour Team: Jeremy Rife, Matt Densky, Drew Williams, tour coordinator M

1,800 Mile Bicycle Tour of East Coast Ends in Portland, Maine

Five young men on bicycles representing Columbia International University circled the Portland Head Light, a Portland, Maine lighthouse landmark on July 27, ending a 1,800 mile tour of the East Coast that began...

July 22, 2010
Welcome Home! Check out a furnished model at the Open House at Pine View Apartme

The first building at the new Pine View Apartments at Columbia International University is ready for occupancy, and CIU is celebrating with an Open House. Here's your chance to take a look inside the apartments and get your questions answered. The Open House is this Monday, July 26 from 5-7...

July 13, 2010
Dr. Warren Larson, director of Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU

It's a hot topic. A Muslim group is proposing to build a multimillion-dollar mosque near the site of the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York City. How should Christians respond? A recent article in Charisma News Online focuses on that question. The online magazine sought out Dr. Warren Larson of...

July 11, 2010
Dr. Jack Layman receives Kingdom Impact Award. Left to right: Director of CIU Al

Nearly 200 Christian school administrators and teachers from around the world are on the campus of Columbia International University this week for the 40th International Institute for Christian School Educators (IICSE). They're attending general sessions, seminars, prayer times, and taking...

June 20, 2010
Dr. Larry Dixon

A book by Columbia International University professor Dr. Larry Dixon is getting attention across North America. "When Temptation Strikes - Gaining Victory Over Sin" discusses how Christians can gain the upper hand over the world, the flesh and the devil. Dixon has done several...

June 16, 2010
Gov. David Beasley (right) with CIU President Dr. Bill Jones

The newest member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees is a well-known figure in South Carolina government, and is well-known around the world for his outreach to the nations.

David M. Beasley served as governor of South Carolina from 1995-1999. But his career in...

June 03, 2010

Editor's note: The author is a graduate of the Bible Teaching program at Columbia International University. She teaches Bible in a public school in the United States. But because of opposition from some in our culture who actively oppose any religious discussion in public schools, the...

May 20, 2010
The 1More Tour: (left to right) Matt Densky, Israel (“Izzy”) Markle, Grayson Mar

A 1,800 mile summer bicycling tour along the East Coast by five young men will focus on 1More. The idea is not to just peddle 1More mile from Florida to Maine, but it's an opportunity to touch 1More life.

The 1More Tour features four Columbia International University students and one...

May 17, 2010
A worker catalogs the number of a book that was partially damaged by the fire.

Columbia International University junior Johnisha Campbell had a lot on her mind. Finals week was coming up, her husband Patrick was to graduate in a week from CIU Seminary & School of Missions, and now it was time to pick up her five-year-old son P.J. from school. So when she hurried from...

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