CIU News

  • CIU Goalkeeper Sam Wammock
    CIU Women’s Soccer Shines

    The CIU women’s soccer team excelled on the field and in the classroom during the 2017 season. The Lady Rams were recognized with five separate awards.

    United Soccer Coaches National Top Ten NCCAA Division 1

    Because of the Rams outstanding play, they finished the season ranked #8 in the nation. The...

  • Henri Aoun of LifeAgape
    Powerful Focus on Missions at CIU

    Students in the College of Intercultural Studies are planning a week for the student body to consider The Great Commission during World Christian Week, Feb. 19-22, celebrating CIU’s core value of World...

  • David Blanchard, residence life director listens to a Valentine's Day greeting in song.
    CIU Students Deliver Musical Messages of Love on Valentine’s Day

    Students studying Music at Columbia International University used their talents to spread messages of love on Valentine’s Day. Under the direction of Professor Becky Kilgus, the troubadours strolled from building to...

  • CIU Alumnus to Chair Strategic Missions Board

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

     Columbia International University alumnus Ken Katayama is the new chairman of the board of Missio Nexus, the largest association of Great Commission churches and organizations in North America.

    Katayama serves as...

  • McQuilkin Event Game Time
    Campus Buzzes with Excitement at McQuilkin Event

    By Joseph Knight

    CIU Student Writer

    Over 100 hundred high school seniors experienced a bit of college life and a bit of fun at Columbia International University’s annual McQuilkin Event.

    The students attended a special Chapel, toured campus, sat in on classes, ate lunch with professors and experienced...

  • Dr. Bill Jones with Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.
    New Business and IT Center to be named for Dr. Bill Jones

    Columbia International University Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones is known around Columbia for conducting downtown Bible studies with area business professionals, and leading many of them to Christ. It’s from this passion that the Columbia International University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name CIU’s new business and IT center, The William H. Jones Business and IT...

January 30, 2018
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, CIU President  Mark Smith, Debbie Smith

By Bob Holmes

It’s not the kind of phone call you get every day.

Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith was sitting in his office one day in early January when...

January 30, 2018

Columbia International University is honoring our nation’s military personnel with a special offer on CIU’s fully online business programs for working adults. President Mark Smith said “Military personnel are our heroes and CIU will...

January 25, 2018
CIU students March for Life in D.C.

By Bob Holmes

Two Columbia International University students made the nearly seven hour drive from Columbia to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2018 March for Life on Jan. 19. Sarah Causey and Abby Reamsnyder were among the tens...

January 25, 2018
John Maxwell to hold Leadership Forum at CIU April 25.

Dr. John Maxwell, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is coming to Columbia International University for a Leadership Forum on April 25.

Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold...

January 23, 2018
Scott Adams, director of the CIU School of Business and Professional Studies

The Director of CIU’s School of Business and Professional Studies says that because of the political climate we live in, there may be more government shutdowns in the future.

Dr. Scott Adams made the comments to Columbia TV station WACH FOX 57. Adams was interviewed at CIU’s...

January 23, 2018
Beech and Jessica Loveland

By Bob Holmes

Beach Loveland calls it an important part of his lifelong pursuit of being the best he can be at roasting coffee. Perhaps we should call him, “Master Beach.”

The Columbia International University alumnus is one of only 97 people in the world...

January 17, 2018

The spring semester at Columbia International University is in full swing with more students in the classroom and more students studying online.

CIU Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Silvia Lucaschi-Decker, reports a Spring enrollment increase of over four percent from the 2016-...

January 08, 2018

Columbia International University and Midlands Techical College (MTC) have formalized an agreement that will allow a seamless transition into CIU for MTC students who are pursuing a degree in business management.

Midlands Technical College...

December 15, 2017
A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.

By Bob Holmes

Norm fought back tears of joy as the candidates for graduation formed the line that would lead to “the walk” when a Columbia International University student becomes an alumnus. But for Norm and the nine others who would receive their diploma,...

December 14, 2017
Ben Lippen business students welcome sheriff's deputies.

Ben Lippen High School students taking dual enrollment business classes at Columbia International University showed their appreciation to...

December 13, 2017
Lexi Evans and Andrew Hampshire

By Bob Holmes

The casual observer at the Columbia International University commencement may have just thought it coincidence when two people with the same last name crossed the stage of Shortess Chapel one right after the other. But Malcolm Campbell and Patricia Campbell are...

November 29, 2017
MIchael Lanier

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

Open Mic in the CIU Ram Shack was a night of creativity and expression through singing, instrumentals, spoken word, rap, poetry, jokes, bagpipes and banjos and violins solos. The atmosphere buzzed during performances that...

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