CIU News

  • Coach Bill Brindley, CIU men's soccer
    New Men’s Head Soccer Coach Named at CIU

    Columbia International University welcomes Bill Brindley as the new men’s head soccer coach.

    Brindley comes to the CIU Rams from the Trinity Baptist College Eagles in Jacksonville, Florida where he built TBC’s soccer program from scratch in 2012 to consecutive regional tournament championships, and the 2015 NCCAA D2 National Championship.

    Before becoming a coach,...

  • Damian Hurta and Jordan Dillingham
    CIU Fitness Center Weight Room Expanded, Equipment Upgraded

    By Bob Holmes

    If the grimace on the face of CIU basketball player Damian Hurta was any indication, the new weight room equipment in CIU’s Moore Fitness Center is going to be an effective training tool for CIU athletes. 

    Hurta was doing some pretty heavy bench pressing on the new equipment...

  • CIU Students Play Key Role in Ministry to Refugees

    Columbia International University students are connecting with international refugees resettling in the Columbia area. The students volunteer with “Bridges,” an ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. The program has reached people from 19 nations, opening opportunities to share the gospel with the refugees.

    Read more about the program and...

  • Some of the new study space in the G. Allen Fleece Library.
    Library Listens, Study Space Expands

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University students said they needed more space for quiet study. Library Director Cynthia Snell was listening. She responded with a comfortable, enlarged area for study in the G. Allen Fleece Library.

    Snell...

  • Timothy Wolff celebrates after earning his master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies
    CIU Shining Lights on Both Sides of the Broad River

    “It is time for us as faith-walkers, now more than ever, to let our lights shine in a dark world – and especially this place we call home, The United States of America.”

    That was the charge to the December graduates on the main campus of Columbia International University. The commencement address was given by South Carolina State...

  • CIU Athletics Director Kim Abbott
    CIU Bids Kim Abbott Godspeed

    Kim Abbott made her mark in the history of Columbia International University. And now CIU has said its goodbyes to the school’s first athletics director.

    Abbott is leaving at the end of the Fall semester to give more attention and care to her elderly parents in Oklahoma. A farewell reception was held for Abbott in the...

January 10, 2017
Coach Bill Brindley, CIU men's soccer

Columbia International University welcomes Bill Brindley as the new men’s head soccer coach.

Brindley comes to the CIU Rams from the Trinity Baptist College Eagles in Jacksonville, Florida where he built TBC’s soccer program from scratch in 2012 to consecutive regional...

January 09, 2017
Damian Hurta and Jordan Dillingham

By Bob Holmes

If the grimace on the face of CIU basketball player Damian Hurta was any indication, the new weight room equipment in CIU’s Moore Fitness Center is going to be an effective training tool...

January 02, 2017

Columbia International University students are connecting with international refugees resettling in the Columbia area. The students volunteer with “Bridges,” an ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. The program has reached people from 19 nations...

December 20, 2016
Some of the new study space in the G. Allen Fleece Library.

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University students said they needed more space for quiet study. Library Director Cynthia Snell was listening. She responded with a comfortable, enlarged area for study in...

December 13, 2016
Timothy Wolff celebrates after earning his master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies

“It is time for us as faith-walkers, now more than ever, to let our lights shine in a dark world – and especially this place we call home, The United States of America.”

That was the charge to the December graduates on the main campus of Columbia International University...

December 08, 2016
CIU Athletics Director Kim Abbott

Kim Abbott made her mark in the history of Columbia International University. And now CIU has said its goodbyes to the school’s first athletics director.

Abbott is leaving at the end of the Fall semester to give more...

December 07, 2016
Dr. Johnny Miller, professor emeritus, CIU Seminary & School of Ministry

Is your church sensitive to the physically disabled within the congregation? That’s a question raised by Dr. Johnny V. Miller, professor emeritus in the CIU Seminary...

December 07, 2016
Rob Settle, executive director, Providence Home, Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia International University alumnus Rob Settle oversees a haven for men with shattered lives. He is the executive director of Providence Home for men in Columbia, South Carolina. The mission of the ministry is simple:

"To help...

December 07, 2016
CIU alumna Vanessa Torres, winner of a Milken Education Award is a Spanish Teacher at Nursery Road Elementary in Columbia, South Carolina.

Columbia International University alumna Vanessa Torres is a 2016 winner of The Milken Educator Award, called the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher...

December 05, 2016
Robertson McQuilkin

By Dr. Shirl Schiffman

CIU Professor of Ministry Studies

After the death of former CIU President Robertson McQuilkin on June 2, 2016, many of his friends and colleagues paid...