CIU News

Tim Throckmorton, FRC National Director of Community Impact speaks at the CIU Pastor's Roundtable
By Bob Holmes
“Pastors have always been an incredible influence in this culture, in this nation.”
That was the message from Tim Throckmorton to local pastors gathered on the Columbia International... Read More
Alan Cooper, the founder of the online business periodical MidlandsBiz, recently sat down for a wide-ranging interview with Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith to talk about... Read More
Champions of Character: CIU Rams host "Hoops for Hope" for local children (Photo by Renee Laine)
For the third consecutive year Columbia International University Rams athletes are NAIA Champions of Character. Champions of Character earn points in character training, conduct in competition,... Read More
Former CIU President Dr. George Murray (Word of Life)
Former Columbia International University President Dr. George Murray tackles a couple of hot topics in two “Learn the Word” podcasts produced by Word of Life. Murray was a recent speaker on the... Read More
The decision by United States gymnast Simone Biles to pull out of early Olympic events has prompted comments and analysis around the world. Among those with some thoughts are Columbia International... Read More
CIU Ph.D. student Doug Gilmer with Homeland Security Investigations in Alabama
Doug Gilmer says he watched a lot of the TV police show Starsky and Hutch when he was growing up, and knew from an early age he wanted to be in law enforcement. His dream came true. Today he holds... Read More
A CIU Business & Leadership Academy student reviews her business plan. (Photos by Ally Thumpston)
By Bob Holmes
How to make fueling semi-trucks with used cooking oil not only an environmentally-friendly business idea, but also a profitable one had high school students Jacob Spangler and Peyton... Read More
Hoop for Hope in CIU's Moore Fitness Center.
By Bob Holmes
Jalen Brinson is more than a Columbia International University Rams basketball player. During the annual Hoop for Hope CIU Basketball Camp, Brinson called himself “a big brother” and “... Read More
Ready for the journey: CIU staff members (l-r) Dan Coy, David Finklea, Annie Hubbard and Professor Dr. Joe Craft (rear).
By Bob Holmes
A coalition of adventurous Columbia International University hikers followed the lead of their guide, CIU Ph.D. student Tom Mullikin, for a beautiful four-mile hike of the Peak to... Read More
Dr. Mark Smith is the seventh president of Columbia International University
CIU President discusses cultural/political threats to Christian higher education
Franklin Graham writes that he is thankful for “Christian schools that have refused to compromise their Biblical... Read More
Blaise Shields (Photo courtesy St. Andrew Evangelical Presbyterian Church)
Columbia International University alumnus Blaise Shields hopes to instill “sticky faith” into today’s youth.
Shields is the new pastor of youth ministry at St. Andrew Evangelical Presbyterian Church... Read More
CIU Prison Initiative alumnus Jeff Walker (Photo courtesy of Prison Fellowship
An alumnus of the Columbia International University Prison Initiative is making his mark as a Christian rapper, designs his own clothing line, and works for an HVAC company.
Jeff Walker, who grew up... Read More