CIU News

  • CIU alumnus Kenn Oke (2011)
    Measuring Healthy Churches

    How do you define and measure a “healthy church?” That’s a question tackled by Columbia International University alumnus Kenn Oke who serves as European director for Avant Ministries, which focuses on planting and developing the church in the unreached areas of the world. Oke earned a...

  • Online Business Degrees Coming to CIU this Fall

    Fall marks several new beginnings for online degree programs at Columbia International University (CIU). Three entirely online business degrees will be offered in August, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA), the first graduate degree to be offered by the CIU College of Arts & Sciences...

  • Paul Young, the founder of Drawing Others to Christ
    Preaching the Gospel in Public Schools in 2017

    Chalk art ministry has deep roots at CIU

    By Paul Young (Class of 1970)

    Editor’s Note: Paul Young is the founder of Drawing Others to Christ based in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Imagine...

  • Robert Michaels
    CIU Alumnus Honored by the FBI

    A Columbia International University alumnus has been recognized by the FBI for ministering to the needs of police, firefighters and other public safety workers.

    Robert Michaels, a 1981 CIU graduate, is the founder of Serve & Protect, an international non-profit organization based in Brentwood, Tennessee. He received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for the Memphis...

  • CIU Commencement celebration
    CIU Celebrates the Class of 2017

    By Janai Tedder

    CIU Student Writer

    Columbia International University sent off the 207 members of the Class of 2017 during two April 29 commencement ceremonies in Shortess Chapel. The graduates were awarded diplomas ranging from certificates to doctoral degrees as faculty and families celebrated with shouts of...

  • CIU softball field under construction
    CIU Athletics Program Grows; Women’s Softball Added

    Columbia International University is adding women’s softball to its roster of intercollegiate sports. The first season for Rams softball is scheduled for the 2018-19 academic year

    Athletics Director James Whitaker says softball has been in the plans since CIU’s inaugural...

May 23, 2017

Fall marks several new beginnings for online degree programs at Columbia International University (CIU). Three entirely online business degrees will be offered in August, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA), the first graduate degree to be offered by the...

May 23, 2017
CIU alumnus Kenn Oke (2011)

How do you define and measure a “healthy church?” That’s a question tackled by Columbia International University alumnus Kenn Oke who serves as European director for Avant Ministries, which focuses on planting and developing the church...

May 22, 2017
Paul Young, the founder of Drawing Others to Christ

Chalk art ministry has deep roots at CIU

By Paul Young (Class of 1970)

Editor’s Note: Paul Young is the founder of...

May 05, 2017
Robert Michaels

A Columbia International University alumnus has been recognized by the FBI for ministering to the needs of police, firefighters and other public safety workers.

Robert Michaels, a 1981 CIU graduate, is the founder of Serve & Protect, an international non-profit organization based in...

May 02, 2017
CIU Commencement celebration

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University sent off the 207 members of the Class of 2017 during two April 29 commencement ceremonies in Shortess Chapel. The graduates were awarded diplomas...

April 27, 2017
CIU softball field under construction

Columbia International University is adding women’s softball to its roster of intercollegiate sports. The first season for Rams softball is scheduled for the 2018-19 academic year

...

April 25, 2017
Dr. Bill Jones

Outgoing Columbia International University President Dr. Bill Jones will give the charge to the CIU graduates at an April 29 commencement, the final commencement over which he...

April 24, 2017
Dr. Bill Jones with grandchildren.

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Applause thundered in Shortess Chapel on April 18, as students, faculty, friends and family gathered to honor and thank outgoing CIU...

April 18, 2017

Applying classroom training to realistic environments  

Chaplain (Maj.) Andrew K. Arrington is concerned that new Army chaplains are ready to minister to the troops beginning with their first assignment. That’s why the CIU alumnus has developed the...

April 18, 2017

What started out as a “side hustle” for a Columbia International University alumna has grown into a full-time business. Marcella Wilson, a 2011 CIU graduate, is now known as “The Cookie Lady” in the Columbia area, delivering her products to over 60 businesses each week,...

April 17, 2017
Haley and Noah Allen, left, and Wyatt and Amy Bardi together recently in Charlotte. (Photo by Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer)

Why would you consider donating a kidney to someone you didn’t really know? That was the question pondered by Columbia International University alumnus Wyatt Bardi when he learned that the husband of an acquaintance of his wife Amy, was in desperate need of a new kidney.

Bardi...

April 11, 2017
The House of Dignitas celebrates.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Drama had been growing around the Columbia International University campus for weeks. It came to a crescendo at a “Summit” the weekend of April 7-9 when the winner of the inaugural House Cup was named....

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