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...

By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer 

Young women are bombarded with deceptive messages that can leave them believing their self-worth is defined by a...

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On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America, The Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University is calling on churches across the United States to pray for the...

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A 1954 graduate of Columbia International University is the focus of a lifestyle news story in The Suffolk News Herald of Suffolk, Va. 

Jeanne Banks is featured for being “a giver, a...

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Columbia International University and Crossover Communications International are sponsoring “Impacto Global,” a conference to mobilize the Hispanic community in the United States to effectively...

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A 1999 graduate of Columbia International University is using the sport of wrestling to teach character and present biblical values. 

Scott Szalwinski has founded Mats 2 Men in...

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The third cohort of the Columbia International University Prison Initiative graduated on Aug. 26.  The commencement speaker was a key figure in the development of the Initiative - former...

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Columbia International University upperclassmen are returning to Columbia for a new semester, and for many of them, a residence hall that doesn’t quite look like it did when they left in May....

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Dr. Bryan Beyer has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University (CIU). 

Beyer has been a professor at CIU since 1985, and served as...

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An editorial column in The State newspaper in Columbia featured perhaps one of Columbia International University’s most influential alumni in the world of sports.  Adrian Despres, a...

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In these days of the Wii, Game Boy and other high tech entertainment, a Columbia International University alumnus has discovered creating new board games is a hit in Germany.  Jeff Allers, a...

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Some came in hatchbacks stuffed to the roof.  Some came with U-Hauls in tow.  Some came in a taxi from the airport.  But all have one thing in common.  Their first year at...

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By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer 

After spending the summer bicycling up the East Coast, the Columbia International University 1More Tour team was...

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