CIU News

  • 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...

  • South Carolina Congressman Visits CIU Business Class

    South Carolina U.S. House member Joe Wilson of Lexington County stopped by the Columbia International University campus to chat with business students as part of a tour of his home district and the surrounding area.

    Wilson spoke to a Managerial Economics class and noted...

  • CIU Thespians Present “The 39 Steps”

    A Review by Michael A. Lanier

    I walked into Hoke Auditorium, believing that I already knew what to expect from the CIU Thespians' newest production, The 39 Steps. I was already familiar with the story: the famous Alfred Hitchcock directed the film adaption of the popular novel back in the 1950s, and having seen the movie, I was ready for the suspenseful...

  • Meghann Miller and Josiah Anzenberger dress in '50s fashion.
    “In Step” "At the Hop”

    CIU students prepped for the annual winter formal with an evening of swing dance lessons and a little competition. To add to the fun, students dressed in “sock hop” fashion as if it were the 1950s. 

    The winning dance couple was Josiah Anzenberger and Meghann Miller.

    Anzenberger says he only learned to swing dance about a month ago and he says he “loved it...

  • 2014 CIU MAT graduate La Shonna Bookert
    Letting her Life Speak Jesus into her Students

    Meet CIU Alumna La Shonna Bookert

    La Shonna Bookert says Columbia International University thoroughly prepared her to be a successful teacher of young children. And it shows.

    Bookert is “Center Stage,” featured in an employee profile by the Richland One School District in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from CIU with a...

October 20, 2017

A new book by Dr. John Harvey is an in-depth guide to the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Bible’s book of Romans.  

Harvey, dean of the Seminary &...

October 19, 2017
Chaplain Nick LoPresto graduated from CIU in 2007.

A Close-Up Look at a Future in Military Chaplaincy

By Bob Holmes

Out on the flight line of Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina, it is really noisy. As maintenance crews scurry among rows of F-16s, more of...

October 17, 2017

A Columbia International University donor has committed to giving $12 million toward a Business and IT Global Initiative Center at CIU, part of a $22 million facility expansion plan for the campus.

The Center will provide enhanced hands-on business and IT training for CIU students as well...

October 12, 2017
Debbie Smith shares her thoughts at the Wives Fellowship.

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...

October 06, 2017
Musical basketball chairs.

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...

October 06, 2017
Cutting the ribbon at the John R. Cook Jr. 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...

October 03, 2017
CIU flags at half staff

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...

September 28, 2017
James Morgan

James Morgan to help celebrate the opening of the new John R. Cook Jr. Business and Entrepreneurship Center

The “Hot Now” sign will be bright on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU) when former Krispy Kreme executive James...

September 28, 2017
Dr. Bryan Beyer with Ingrid Peterson.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The annual American Red Cross blood donation day at Columbia International University was record-...

September 20, 2017
Entrepreneurs at a CIU Launch event.

The outreach of the Columbia International University Business & Organizational Leadership Program is getting the attention of the business community in the Columbia area....

September 18, 2017
Pastor James Womack

Michael A. Lanier and Bob Holmes

Columbia International University’s annual Christian Life Conference was cut short this year by Hurricane Irma. But students were still impacted by the heartfelt prayers of new...

September 14, 2017
The House of Sapientia performs.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The second year of CIU's new House Collective competition got underway in early September with a time of food, fellowship and fun at the House...

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