CIU News

Nandry Conrod and Brycen Holdman in competition.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
President Dr. Mark Smith made the ceremonial first pull of CIU’s Intermural Ultimate Frisbee season on a sunny afternoon in early February. Dr. Bryan Beyer, dean of... Read More
Will Huff (right) and Student Body President Andrew McNeil react to Super Bowl.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Like millions across the nation, CIU students gathered around a plate of chicken wings to watch the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl... Read More
CIU Rams pitcher Noah Moody played high school baseball at Ben Lippen, a ministry of CIU.
Columbia International University Athletics made history the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 1 when the Rams baseball team took the field for the first time. The Rams dropped two out of three games to #16... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith (right) with Steve Forbes of Forbes Media at economic development luncheon.
As Columbia International University increases its community involvement, CIU President Dr. Mark Smith dialogues with key members of the state and other influencers.
In January, Smith joined over a... Read More
Fire demonstration on CIU campus.
Partnership with State Fire Marshal begins 
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Seeing fire in a CIU parking lot is normally a cause for concern. But when two fires were intentionally set, it was a time... Read More
Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith with students.
Columbia International University is celebrating another great semester of enrollment. Total enrollment in the spring semester now stands at 1,718 students; that’s up 42% compared to a year ago. More... Read More
CIU Prison Initiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood
Jacob is in the final years of his prison term. In the meantime, the alumnus of the CIU Prison Initiative will continue to make an impact on his fellow inmates.
Jacob, (prison policy prohibits use of... Read More
Columbia International University Professor of Ministry Care Dr. Steven Johnson
Dr. Steven A. Johnson, CIU assistant professor of Ministry Care is the new president of The Albert Ellis Institute Board of Directors in New York City. The Institute promotes emotional and behavioral... Read More
Dr. Mark Smith accepts the Community Impact Award as Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (left) and CIU Professor Andre Rogers look on. (Photos by Kierston Smith)
The North Columbia Business Association has recognized Columbia International University with the Community Impact Organization of the Year Award for the school’s work on improving the Monticello... Read More
Dr. David Croteau, author of "Urban Legends of the Old Testament
A new book by Columbia International University Professor Dr. David Croteau surveys 40 of the most commonly misinterpreted passages in the Old Testament. “Urban Legends of the Old Testament” is... Read More
Pastor Paul Ontunya Oyagi of Kenya with Bibles in his native language
By Bob Holmes
Call it a divine appointment.
It all started in September when a pastor in a remote area of Western Kenya inquired about enrollment at Columbia International University.
While the... Read More
Mitch Townley performs in Knoxville, Tennessee.
When Mitch Townley was in seminary at Columbia International University, he enrolled in a Christian songwriting class. The instructor was impressed with his lyrics, but added, “These are lyrics... Read More