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...

July 28, 2016
CIU Women's Head Soccer Coach Kara Farnsworth (far left) poses at the United World Games.

By Bob Holmes

Imagine you’re the coach of a soccer team that is about to compete in an international tournament. But you’ve never met your players. That’s the situation Columbia International University...

July 19, 2016
Damian Hurta, Columbia International University Rams

Damian Hurta Becomes Coach for a Week

By Bob Holmes

Damian Hurta now understands what he puts his basketball coach through when he doesn’t follow directions. The Columbia...

July 12, 2016
Christian school educators conduct an experiment at a session on "Teaching for Inquiry."

Dozens of Christian school educators from five nations are on the campus of Columbia International University this week for the annual International Institute for Christian School Educators (IISCE). Nations represented include the...

June 30, 2016
Robertson McQuilkin accepting the Lifetime of Service Award from Missio Nexus in 2010.

The “Occasional Bulletin,” a leading publication on missions, dedicated its most recent edition to the late Robertson McQuilkin. McQuilkin, a former Columbia International University president who passed away...

June 30, 2016
Alaska Commissioner of Education, Dr. Michael Johnson, a CIU alumnus

CIU alumnus takes top leadership role in Alaska

By Bob Holmes

Every child looks forward to a “snow day,” when school is cancelled because of heavy snowfall or a blizzard. But veteran Alaska educator and...

June 22, 2016
Dribbling the ball on the CIU soccer field

Record Number of Campers Learn About Soccer, Integrity

Columbia International University Men’s Soccer Coach James Whitaker blindfolded a grade-school age soccer camper named Hannah and one...

June 21, 2016
Dr. Micheal Johnson, Alaska Education Commissioner

Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Michael Johnson has been named Alaska’s new education commissioner. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree from CIU in 1994, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from CIU in 1997.

Alaska Governor Bill Walker says that he is “pleased...

June 21, 2016
Dr. Michael Langston, IAOTP Top Religious Leader of the Year

Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries, Dr. Michael Langston, has been named the 2016-2017 “Top Religious Leader...

June 21, 2016
CIU alumni Sherwood and Muriel Taylor have been married for 70 years.

Congratulations to CIU alumni Sherwood and Muriel Taylor. They’ve been married 70 years. Mr. Taylor graduated from CIU, then called Columbia Bible College, in 1945, and Mrs. Taylor graduated in 1946. They served as missionaries in Brazil for over 33 years.

They now live in Powder...

June 10, 2016
Peggie Johnson speaks to graduates of the CIU Prison Initiative

A group of 14 female South Carolina prison inmates were encouraged to “allow other inmates into their lives” so they can share with them “the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

The message came from Peggie Johnson, a long-time mentor and professor to the...

June 06, 2016
John Robertson McQuilkin

By Melissa McCutchan and Bob Holmes

In the last months of the life of Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin, when his health was declining, his close friend and former CIU Vice President John Davidson would visit him and...

May 19, 2016
Temple Elmore named women's head basketball coach at CIU

Temple Elmore is the new women’s head basketball coach at Columbia International University after serving as CIU assistant coach for the past two seasons.

Elmore played basketball at the College of Charleston where...

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