CIU News

April 20, 2010
Gentlemen start your engines! CIU students Jon Shrack and Shelby Purvis get read

With deadlines for papers approaching and finals just a few weeks away, it was time for a break. Columbia International University students took advantage of a price break and got away for an evening at Frankie's Fun Park in Columbia. They took their dates for a spin around the race track,...

April 08, 2010
Alvin Bibbs

By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer

The Rev. Alvin Bibbs, the executive director of multicultural church relations for the Willow Creek Association, was the featured chapel speaker for CIU's week-long emphasis on Evangelical Unity, a CIU core value.


April 08, 2010
Dr. Harvey Payne

Columbia International University President Dr. Bill Jones has announced a number of administrative appointments, and the addition of three new colleges within the university.

The new College of Counseling will be led by associate dean, Dr. Harvey Payne, while Dr. Milt Uecker will lead the...

April 05, 2010
Dr. David Olshine (left) "counsels" Terrace Crawford at the 2010 Youth Ministry

Youth ministers have an important role. But keeping up with teenagers is not easy. That's why graduates of the Columbia International University Youth Ministries Program are invited to take a break each year, retreat to their alma mater and chill out. Youth Ministries Program Director Dr. David...

April 05, 2010
Dr. Warren Larson

What to do about Iran.

A number of Christian leaders in the United States are concerned about what a nuclear armed Iran would mean for the security of the world. Sanctions against Iran are being proposed, but what would that mean for the Christians who live in that nation? Dr. Warren...

March 30, 2010
CIU President Bill Jones (left) greets a guest at Preview Days.

Great things are happening at Columbia International University, and the excitement is contagious.

At CIU's Undergraduate Preview Days in March, a record 86 high school students came to the Columbia campus to check out the school and to see what all the excitement is about.


March 22, 2010
CIU President Bill Jones (right) presents Tony Dungy with a CIU athletic jersey.

Super Bowl champion coach Tony Dungy challenged over 500 people gathered in CIU's Moore Fitness Center gym March 16 to consider if they may represent the older son in Jesus' Parable of the Prodigal Son.

Dungy, who led the Indianapolis Colts to a 2007 Super Bowl win, was at CIU speaking at...

March 15, 2010
CIU Athletic Director Kim Abbott

Former University of South Carolina Women's Golf Coach and Assistant Athletic Director Kim Abbott has been named the first athletic director at Columbia International University (CIU). The announcement is a major step toward an intercollegiate athletics program for the 87-year-old school....

March 11, 2010
Katie Venugopal

A 2007 graduate of Columbia International University has received first place honors in an art exhibit at the University of South Carolina. Katie Venugopal, who earned a Bachelor's Degree in Humanities at CIU, won first place in the Graduate division at the 54th Annual USC Student Art...

March 09, 2010
Dr. David Garrison

There are 1.3 billion people in the world who have never heard the gospel. God calls all believers to go and make disciples, baptizing them in His name (Matthew 28:19-20), but reaching so many seems overwhelming. World Christian Week at Columbia International University is a time...

March 02, 2010
Dr. Bruce Shelley in 1987.

Dr. Bruce Shelley, a Columbia International University alumnus who went on to serve for 50 years as a professor at Denver Seminary, passed away on Feb. 20. He was 82 years old. Shelley graduated from CIU in 1954, and was named CIU Alumnus of the Year in 1987. He was probably best known by...

March 02, 2010
Construction crews pour concrete at 4 a.m.

It was Feb. 26, 4 a.m. The students of Columbia International University, even the ones who had stayed up late cramming for the next day's assignments, were fast asleep in the residence halls. But within the hour some of them may have picked their heads up off the pillow, if only for a...