CIU News

  • 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...

  • Monticello Road Project begins in earnest; Great things to come

    The book of Ecclesiastes reminds us that “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven” including “A time to tear down and a time to build up.”

    For the Columbia International University Monticello Road Project it’s “time to tear down.”

    Six properties on Monticello Road have been...

  • CIU students chat outside the renovated Fisher Building.
    Fall Brings Dramatic Increase in Students; CIU enrollment up over 15 percent

    The fall enrollment numbers are in and Columbia International University is blessed with an increasing number of students to be educated from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. Total enrollment at CIU now stands at over 1,200 students, a dramatic increase of over 15 percent from last fall.

    The growth comes from all levels of education: undergraduate,...

CIU President Dr. Mark Smith at convocation 2018

President Mark Smith delivers first message in renovated Shortess Chapel

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International...

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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...

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CIU students take part in Monticello Road clean up.

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...

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The House of Virtus

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

Hoke Auditorium could hardly contain the energy at the 2018 Throwdown signally the beginning of the annual House...

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The book of Ecclesiastes reminds us that “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven” including “A time to tear down...

Read More
CIU students chat outside the renovated Fisher Building.

The fall enrollment numbers are in and Columbia International University is blessed with an increasing number of students to be educated from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the...

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Tie Dye at CIU Soccer.

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

Welcome Week introduced new CIU students to life on campus and involved them in creative activities. The warm reception...

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By Bob Holmes

“What do you think of the renovated Fisher Building?” asked the professor.

“Wonderful!” shouted one student. Others applauded. Some...

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Amy Dubois

After thousands of dollars in equipment was stolen from her church, CIU Business Professor Amy Dubois prays that whoever took it will understand that it was wrong and come to salvation through...

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Move-In Greeting at CIU

Move-In day: A new home

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

The Class of 2022 and transfer students moved into the Columbia...

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Dr. Isti Sanga

Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Isti Sanga is back in South Carolina playing a key role in digital education for the Kershaw County School District. Sanga, a native of Nigeria, is...

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Kevin and Lainie McWilliams

CIU couple celebrating 40 years of marriage and a 40-year class reunion

By Bob Holmes

Kevin and Lainie McWilliams recall that DTR moment in their lives....

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