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...

November 30, 2016
Sen. Darrell Jackson

There will be commencement celebrations on both sides of the Broad River on Dec. 9. The first will be on the Monticello Road main campus of Columbia International University at 10 a.m. Then, at 1:30 p.m., directly across the river from CIU, graduates of the CIU Prison Initiative will receive...

November 21, 2016
Ben Lippen School Falcons

Congratulations go out from Columbia International University to Ben Lippen School after the Falcons earned their first state title in football.

The Falcons beat the Porter-Gaud Cyclones from Charleston in overtime 27-21 in a Nov. 19 nail-biter that...

November 21, 2016

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. How about #Giving Tuesday

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the...

November 18, 2016
Ben Lippen Conference Center near Asheville, North Carolina

Cliff Barrows, longtime song leader, program director and friend of The Reverend Billy Graham, passed away on Nov. 15 at the age of 93. Many are unfamiliar with how the two met, and the Columbia International...

November 14, 2016
Mike and Kathy Langston

Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries, Dr. Michael Langston understands those who struggle with post-traumatic...

November 10, 2016
CIU Alumnus of the Year Dr. Paul Tripp

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Imagine driving through a tunnel of magnificent trees every morning on your way to work. At first, you look at the trunks, branches and leaves with wonder and awe. But after a while, they become old and familiar....

November 10, 2016
Crowder ends his American Prodigal Tour at Columbia International University

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

 

Generations of voices echoed in Shortess Chapel as Columbia International University’s alumni, students and faculty celebrated the opening of Homecoming 2016 on Nov. 4-5. Alumni...

November 09, 2016
"The Matchmaker" performed at Columbia International University

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Hoke Auditorium was filled with laughter as two characters scrambled to hide from their grouchy boss, while at the same time tried to impress the ladies of New York City. This odd scenario occurred during the...

November 07, 2016
Elizabeth Rikard Sessions

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer 

The Columbia International University soccer field now carries the name of a longtime CIU supporter.

The field was dedicated to CIU alumna Elizabeth Rikard Sessions on...

November 03, 2016
Dr. Bill Jones was a guest on the radio show "Laugh Again"

Columbia International University President Dr. Bill Jones knows how to tell a good story. That caught the attention of Phil Callaway, host of the radio...

November 01, 2016
2016 CIU Hoedown

CIU Students Gather for a Night of Fun at the Hoedown

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students gathered for one of the most anticipated social events of the year: The Hoedown. It’s a...

October 31, 2016

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Engraved on stones on the campus of Columbia International University are the school’s foundational five core values: Authority of...

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