CIU News

  • The CIU Rams vs. Columbia College
    Rams Win! CIU Victorious in Historic First Home Volleyball Match

    Another historic milestone in the history of Columbia International University Athletics. Not only have the CIU Rams entered a new sport — volleyball — they won their first home match in convincing fashion defeating cross-town rivals Columbia College 3-0.

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  • "Florence Welcome Party" at CIU featured free donuts
    The CIU Hurri-cation of 2018

    The musings of student writers Naomi Balk and Joseph Knight during Hurricane Florence

    I was in the Library when we found out that classes were cancelled for the rest of the week. The governor had requested that schools close with the approach of Hurricane Florence. Everyone was whispering the same thing, “Classes are canceled.” News of the break spread quickly...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith at convocation 2018
    Opening Convocation: Passionate Message on Building the Church

    President Mark Smith delivers first message in renovated Shortess Chapel

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Columbia International University Dean Dr. Bryan Beyer blew the shofar as the sound resounded through the newly renovated Shortess Chapel. It...

  • Quality Education at an Affordable Cost Earns CIU #1 Ranking

    Columbia International University is ranked #1 among colleges and universities in South Carolina by BestColleges.com.

    The website’s rankings are intended to inform and guide prospective students toward institutions that provide a quality education...

  • The House of Virtus
    The Throwdown: CIU students rev-up for a new school year

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Hoke Auditorium could hardly contain the energy at the 2018 Throwdown signally the beginning of the annual House Collective.

    The Throwdown is a series of competitive performances where each house or residence hall offers a five-minute presentation of their house and what they represent.

    “It’s a...

  • CIU students take part in Monticello Road clean up.
    CIU students loving their neighbors with clean-up effort

    Columbia International University students got up a little early on a Saturday morning recently and joined hands with community members as they worked to beautify the Monticello Road corridor leading to campus.

    The students, along with some faculty and staff, partnered with members of Temple Zion Baptist Church and other local residents picking up litter on Monticello Road and adjacent...

Kevin and Lainie McWilliams

CIU couple celebrating 40 years of marriage and a 40-year class reunion

By Bob Holmes

Kevin and Lainie McWilliams recall that DTR moment in their lives....

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Dr. Isti Sanga

Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Isti Sanga is back in South Carolina playing a key role in digital education for the Kershaw County School District. Sanga, a native of Nigeria, is...

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Intercultural Studies Ph.D. producing “scholarly practitioners”

By Bob Holmes

As the senior editorial consultant to a new regional...

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It was just last March that Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith and his wife Debbie paid a birthday visit to CIU’s oldest living alumnus, Ottie Roberson (CIU President...

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CIU alumna Laslene Glymph

Partnership with Lt. Governor’s Office brings community and church together

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University alumna Laslene Glymph is...

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The CIU men’s soccer team has travelled from South Carolina to South America as they minister in Medellin, Colombia. Coach Bill Brindley is leading his team on the weeklong trip along with...

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French Evangelist Raphael Anzenberger

Students enrolled in online graduate degrees eligible  

By Bob Holmes

The first recipient of a new Columbia International University full-tuition...

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Clearing on International Boulevard for the Global Business and IT Center

Ground clearing has begun on the $20 million William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center. Named after CIU’s chancellor Dr. Bill Jones, the Center will be the hub for educating students...

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Drew Clemmons, a CIU senior enjoys a book in the CIU Campus Store.

By Bob Holmes

There is probably no place on campus with more blue and gold than the new CIU Campus Store. The CIU school colors are on display in everything from CIU Rams gear...

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Business Professor Scott Adams, J.D.

The Columbia International University School of Business is making friends among those who assist the growing international community in the Columbia area.

School of Business Director...

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CIU alumni Jeremy Reasoner and Emily Moore.

Popular Columbia theatre also casts two CIU alumni brother-sister duos

Two sets of brother-sister alumni are playing major roles in a theatre production of the classic tale of...

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Coach Jud Brooker shows off Mondotrack surface.

Columbia International University Track Coach Jud Brooker was all smiles when the trucks arrived in July delivering the much anticipated Mondotrack surface to the CIU/Ben Lippen School campus....

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