CIU News

  • CIU Enrollment Increases

    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 2016-2017 academic year to the 2017-18 academic year.

    The total number of undergraduate and...

  • CIU and Midlands Technical College Formalize Articulation Agreement for Business Students

    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 President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and...

  • A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.
    CIU Prison Initiative Graduates 10

    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, “the walk” would not be across a chapel stage, but a walk across “The Yard”...

  • Ben Lippen business students welcome sheriff's deputies.
    High School Students in Dual Enrollment Business Class Show Holiday Appreciation to Law Enforcement

    Ben Lippen High School students taking dual enrollment business classes at Columbia International University showed their appreciation to law enforcement officers and first responders this Christmas season. The students handed out 150...

  • Lexi Evans and Andrew Hampshire
    “Celebrating Couples” at December Commencement

    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 married, and both received their bachelor degrees at CIU’s December commencement; Malcolm...

  • MIchael Lanier
    Open Mic in the Ram Shack

    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 were often spontaneous, raw and unpolished. 

    Freshman Joy Jones called the November...

June 20, 2011

Two young South Carolina women who finished at the top of their class will be freshmen in the fall at Columbia International University. 

Rebekah Thomas is the valedictorian for the class of 2011 at Northwood Academy in North Charleston.   Rebekah says she will be majoring...

June 13, 2011

Jeff Hawkins was an artist who wanted to make a living designing album covers for heavy metal bands.  But that was before God saved him and called him to preach at age 19.  He would get his first training for the ministry at Columbia International University.  Hawkins, a 1991...

June 10, 2011

Columbia International University graduates are often on the frontlines of their chosen ministries and professions.  And then some are literally on the frontlines.  Among them is a 2009 graduate of CIU Seminary & School of Missions.  Chaplain Navy Lt. Stephen DiCenso...

June 08, 2011

It's a story that continues to pop up nearly every day on the Internet.  The story is linked from Web site to Web site, from blog to blog.  It's the story of "A Promised Kept" - the story of Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin and his...

June 07, 2011

It’s a busy summer for construction on the campus of Columbia International University.  Thanks in part to many faithful financial donors; work crews are improving the G. Allen Fleece Library, and the inside of West Residence Hall.  Improvements to the exterior of Founders, Petty and...

June 03, 2011

By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students will be an important part of the annual Global Day of Prayer on June 12. 

The Global Day of Prayer is a call to repentance and unity through prayer.   The...

May 31, 2011

A 1,800 mile summer bicycling tour along the East Coast by five young men will focus on 1More.  The idea is not to just peddle 1More mile from Florida to Maine, but it’s an opportunity to touch 1More life. 

The 1More Tour features Columbia International University students...

May 21, 2011

Robert “Bob” Carl Kallgren, 69, died at home May 21, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.   

The funeral will be held (Monday May 23 at 7:00 pm) in Shortess Chapel on the campus of Columbia International University with  viewing to be held one hour prior to the...

May 20, 2011

You’ve seen the billboards:  Judgment Day, May 21, 2011.  The prediction was made by Harold Camping, the founder of Family Radio based in Oakland, Calif.  His listeners spread out across the world to warn people that Jesus would return on May 21.  But what does the...

May 17, 2011

Will Schafer, the president of Master Automotive in Augusta, Ga. and Aiken, S.C. was elected to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees at its May 6 meeting in Columbia. 

Master Automotive includes Buick, GMC, Chevrolet and Cadillac franchises. Schafer, 42, lives in...

May 12, 2011

Columbia International University is “A God Place.”  That’s the title of the cover story of the May issue of “Reach Out Columbia” magazine.  The monthly publication is available to subscribers in the Columbia area and available on news racks around Columbia in grocery stores, Christian...

May 11, 2011

Dr. Bryan Beyer has been named the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University, effective May 16. 

Beyer also serves as the Biblical Languages program director in CIU Seminary & School of Missions.  He has been a professor at CIU...

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