CIU News

  • Columbia International University Announces $22 Million in Expansions

    Columbia International University (CIU) is announcing $22 million in facility expansions with the largest portion dedicated to a $15-20 million Business and IT Global Initiative Center.

    The Center will include a business/corporate training room for Columbia area business professionals, and hands-on learning opportunities for CIU students as well as students of...

  • Debbie Smith shares her thoughts at the Wives Fellowship.
    Getting to know the First Lady of CIU

    Wives Fellowship Welcomes Debbie Smith

    By Naomi Balk, CIU Student Writer

     

    Debbie Smith says if she could teach one class at Columbia International University it would be “Hospitality.”

    Smith, the wife of CIU President Dr. Mark Smith, was...

  • Cutting the ribbon at the John R. Cook Jr. Business and Entrepreneurship Center
    Ribbon Cut on Business and Entrepreneurship Center

    By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk

    The Business & Organizational Leadership program at Columbia International University got a big boost on Oct. 6 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new ...

  • Musical basketball chairs.
    “Hooping” and Hollering

    Basketball Teams Hold School-Wide Athletic Event

    By Michael A. Lanier

    The 2017-2018 CIU men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced with a little madness —Moore Madness — a fun October event for students, faculty and staff in the Moore Fitness Center.    

    It was a night of food and fun competitions...

  • CIU flags at half staff
    Praying for Las Vegas

    How are you praying for those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas? In a statement, President Donald Trump said, “To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.”

    So, what are you praying? Columbia International University professors were asked about their prayers for Las Vegas...

  • Dr. Bryan Beyer with Ingrid Peterson.
    CIU Sets Record for Blood Donation

    By Michael A. Lanier

    CIU Student Writer

    The annual American Red Cross blood donation day at Columbia International University was record-setting. A total of 60 units was donated Sept. 25, breaking the old CIU record of 51 units set in 2012...

October 27, 2010
Some of CIU ladies at "Pieces."

By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student Writer

I was not in the mood to celebrate my femininity on a recent Tuesday night, but I had already agreed to go to "Pieces," Student Union's night of encouragement for on-campus women. Begrudgingly I resigned myself to dressing up and...

October 18, 2010
Philip Yancey

Popular Christian author and Columbia International University alumnus Philip Yancey will be the speaker at CIU's December commencement exercises.

Yancey is the author of 20 books that explore the questions faced by most Christians and include "Where Is God When It Hurts," "Disappointment...

October 10, 2010
Pine View Apartments

By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer

In a celebration of God's guidance and provision, members of the Columbia International University family gathered to dedicate the school's new Pine View Apartments to the glory of God.

Expressing the heart of those involved...

October 03, 2010

The famous father of a 1977 Columbia International University graduate discouraged his daughter from attending CIU. Ironically, the father would later in life become a CIU graduate himself, be named alumnus of the year in 2001, and after his death, his memorial service was held at CIU.

The...

October 03, 2010
Rita Hayworth - She maintains her innocence in the murder of Jerry Oilman.

Below is a first-hand account of Columbia International University's 2011 Senior Class Murder Mystery Party - an annual event planned by the students. This year each student played the role of a famous person of the past.

My name is Rita Hayworth, and for those of you who don't...

September 30, 2010
CIU Chancellor George Murray will be in South Africa for Lausanne.

Two Columbia International University educators will be among the 4,000 evangelical leaders from more than 200 countries participating in a major conference on world evangelization this month in Cape Town, South Africa.

CIU Chancellor Dr. George Murray and Professor Dr. Bill Larkin of CIU...

September 29, 2010
Dr. David Olshine

Dr. David Olshine, the director of the Youth Ministry program at Columbia International University will be a featured speaker at the National Youth Workers Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 19-22. He'll speak on the topic of "Counseling Youth and Families." Olshine's seminar will equip teens...

September 27, 2010
Taking the CIU Tour.

By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student Writer

Preview Days at Columbia International University provide an opportunity for prospective students to experience a bit of CIU culture. Students and parents can attend a "Majors Fair," take a campus tour, worship in chapel,...

September 26, 2010
Robertson McQuilkin (center) is honored by Marv Newell of CrossGlobal Link (left

CIU President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin Honored
By Bob Holmes

One of the nation's largest evangelical mission organizations has honored Columbia International University's president emeritus with the 2010 Lifetime of Service Award.

Dr. Robertson McQuilkin was...

September 19, 2010
Cash and Anne Goldbold receive a resolution honoring them from CIU President Bil

Two couples who served for decades in remote areas at "the ends of the earth" are the 2010 Alumni of the Year at Columbia International University.

Cash ('57) and Ann ('58) Godbold lived for over 30 years in the Sahara Desert of Niger working with the Tuareg people. Their...

September 16, 2010
World Christian Week speaker Robert J. Morgan

By Abbey Shoemaker, CIU student writer

Best-selling author, pastor, and Columbia International University graduate Robert J. Morgan was the keynote speaker during the 2010 Christian Life Conference at CIU. The annual week-long event focuses on CIU's core value of "Victorious Christian...

September 14, 2010
Robertson and Muriel McQuilkin

It's a story that never ends. In 1990, after 22 years as president of Columbia International University, then known as Columbia Bible College, Robertson McQuilkin announced that he would resign to devote full time to Muriel, his wife of 40 years, who was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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