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...

August 18, 2010
Kelly Monroe Kullberg

Kelly Monroe Kullberg, author of "Finding God Beyond Harvard" will address a chapel service at Columbia International University on Nov. 9 and speak to a CIU luncheon for college and campus ministers.

Kullberg, a former Harvard professor, is the founder of The Veritas Forum and...

August 12, 2010
CIU professor Dr. Bryan Beyer (right) receives congratulations from Rabbi David

Dr. Bryan Beyer, professor of Old Testament at Columbia International University received the Founder's Medallion from his alma mater, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), in recognition of his 25 years of scholarship in teaching and publishing.

Beyer was awarded...

August 12, 2010
Sue Thomas with CIU President Bill Jones (left) and CIU President Emeritus Rober

Columbia International University renewed its historic relationship with America's Keswick over the summer during CIU Week at the Keswick Conference Center in Whiting, N.J.

America's Keswick is a multi-generational, cross-cultural ministry that features biblical teaching on...

August 10, 2010
Construction of the temporary library is moving along quickly.

The building of a temporary library is underway on the campus of Columbia International University following a fire in the G. Allen Fleece Library that occurred in May. The initial estimate of damages was $2.5 million. But school officials say after further inspection, the cost of repairs will...

August 10, 2010
1More Tour rider Jeremy Rife ponders a question from a CIU student.

By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer

A group of Columbia International University students, faculty, and staff gathered in CIU's Moore Fitness Center to celebrate the end of the 1More Tour and hear stories from the riders' 1,800 mile bicycle trip up the East Coast....

July 26, 2010
Anne Gallagher participates in her first CIU class "Principles of Organizational

The first student in Columbia International University's newest Doctor of Education concentration says CIU's "solid match" of a biblical worldview combined with strong content makes the school's Education Program a perfect fit for Christian school educators.

Ann Gallagher, who is enrolled...

July 26, 2010
The 1More Tour Team: Jeremy Rife, Matt Densky, Drew Williams, tour coordinator M

1,800 Mile Bicycle Tour of East Coast Ends in Portland, Maine

Five young men on bicycles representing Columbia International University circled the Portland Head Light, a Portland, Maine lighthouse landmark on July 27, ending a 1,800 mile tour of the East Coast that began...

July 22, 2010
Welcome Home! Check out a furnished model at the Open House at Pine View Apartme

The first building at the new Pine View Apartments at Columbia International University is ready for occupancy, and CIU is celebrating with an Open House. Here's your chance to take a look inside the apartments and get your questions answered. The Open House is this Monday, July 26 from 5-7...

July 13, 2010
Dr. Warren Larson, director of Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU

It's a hot topic. A Muslim group is proposing to build a multimillion-dollar mosque near the site of the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York City. How should Christians respond? A recent article in Charisma News Online focuses on that question. The online magazine sought out Dr. Warren Larson of...

July 11, 2010
Dr. Jack Layman receives Kingdom Impact Award. Left to right: Director of CIU Al

Nearly 200 Christian school administrators and teachers from around the world are on the campus of Columbia International University this week for the 40th International Institute for Christian School Educators (IICSE). They're attending general sessions, seminars, prayer times, and taking...

June 20, 2010
Dr. Larry Dixon

A book by Columbia International University professor Dr. Larry Dixon is getting attention across North America. "When Temptation Strikes - Gaining Victory Over Sin" discusses how Christians can gain the upper hand over the world, the flesh and the devil. Dixon has done several...

June 16, 2010
Gov. David Beasley (right) with CIU President Dr. Bill Jones

The newest member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees is a well-known figure in South Carolina government, and is well-known around the world for his outreach to the nations.

David M. Beasley served as governor of South Carolina from 1995-1999. But his career in...