CIU News

CIU freshman Dzana Cisic studies online.
By Bob Holmes

As Columbia International University undergraduate students head into the home stretch of the spring semester, they are becoming more comfortable with learning online, and learning... Read More
Dave Wegener, CIU alum and owner of Wedge.
Columbia International University alumnus Dave Wegener usually concentrates on setting up custom Mac computers and helping Apple users with tech problems. But since the Covid-19 outbreak in South... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith (Facebook)
In this era of Social Distancing because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Columbia International University family joined together on Facebook Live for a time of prayer and Communion during Tuesday of... Read More
CIU online student Lizzie Hartman
An online Columbia International University student is experiencing first-hand what she is learning in class during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lizzie Hartman is a teacher at Far North Christian School... Read More
CIU Seminary student Tiepeng  Lyu and his son Thomas deliver masks to the Richland County Sheriff's Department (Photo provided
By Bob Holmes

A Columbia International University student from China is meeting the critical need for M95 masks by distributing them free to those on the front lines of the battle against the... Read More
In response to the coronavirus, online learning continues through the end of the spring semester at Columbia International University. Meanwhile, a commencement ceremony is planned for Aug. 15.

An... Read More
Columbia International University has a new women’s head basketball coach. Danielle Fleming comes to the CIU Rams from Southern Arkansas University where she served as assistant coach for the past... Read More
CIU Ranks #1 for online learning in South Carolina ranks Columbia International University the 2020 Best Online College in South Carolina, and CIU is #2 in the state for Best College Campus.

In publishing their rankings for online... Read More
CIU alum and current CIU student, Phil Thompson
With the spread of COVID-19 and the urging of government officials to limit the size of groups, many churches are suddenly finding the need to livestream church services. That can be a challenge for... Read More
NCCAA South Region Coach of the Year Tony Stockman
Columbia International University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tony Stockman is the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) South Region Coach of the Year after leading the Rams to a... Read More
CIU alumnus Cole Harper, area director of Mid-Carolina Young Life in Newberry, SC.
When Cole Harper was a Columbia International University student studying Youth Ministry, he had numerous opportunities to apply what he was learning in class to hands-on experience with the ministry... Read More
Jesse Powers (left) with his friend Tim Clark (Photos provided by Baptist Courier)
As communism fell in Eastern Europe in the early 1990s, CIU alumnus Jesse Powers sensed God leading him to take the gospel to Romania. He would make nearly 60 trips to the former Soviet Bloc country... Read More