CIU News

  • Unique fully online Ph.D. in Biblical Studies coming to CIU

    Columbia International Unversity is leading the way in North America with a new and unique Ph.D. being offered in Columbia Biblical Seminary (CBS).

    Beginning in fall 2019, CBS will be the first seminary in the United States or Canada to offer a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies using a fully-online modified European model that focuses on researching and...

  • CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger
    CIU alumni instrumental in European prayer breakfast

    Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Raphael Anzenberger had the unique opportunity of addressing the 2018 European Prayer Breakfast held in Brussels, Belgium in December. The annual event links followers of Jesus from around the European Union in prayer and fellowship.   

    Anzenberger, a native of France, is the director of...

  • CIU men give their all in Spartan Race

    By Jordan Gottfried

    “We believe that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, that you can’t grow without pressure, that obstacles help shift our frame of reference and make us more resilient.” ~ Spartan Race Inc.

    I had the great opportunity to be a Spartan Ram, alongside fellow Columbia International University students...

  • Joanna Railey, Grace Hipp and Essie McCurdy celebrate Christmas at CIU.
    CIU Family Celebrates Christmas

    By Ireland Kost and Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University students mingled with over 550 faculty and staff members of CIU and Ben Lippen School and their families at a huge night time outdoor Christmas celebration of the birth of Christ hosted by CIU President...

  • CIU ready to assist Virginia College students

    Here is good news for Virginia College students! Columbia International University is ready to assist you in the transferring of your credits toward appropriate CIU programs.

    Virginia College closed in December, but that doesn’t mean students are without an opportunity to continue their education. And CIU stands ready to help.

    If you’re a Virginia College student, or...

  • Alanna Batterman ministered to refugees living in the Columbia area.
    Intercultural Studies majors find cross-cultural ministry in Columbia

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    As Columbia International University senior Emma Grace Ballentine was being served food by her Malaysian hostess, she sensed something was wrong.

    “She was burning her hands (by) using a towel as she was serving us food,” said Ballentine recalling one of the first times her refugee friend hosted her for...

Kyle Jones

Recent graduates offer advice in panel discussion

By Naomi Balk

CIU student writer

Kyle Jones just graduated from Columbia...

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Jim Mullen, chairman of The Midlands Regional Education Center Board

By Kierston Smith and Bob Holmes

A group of state-appointed education and business leaders met at Columbia International University’s John R. Cook Jr. Business and...

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Sharin Taber

What is the best way to reach your Muslim neighbor? That’s one of the questions that Columbia International University student Shirin Taber discusses in her contribution to the new book,...

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Operation Christmas Child at CIU

CIU international students participate in shoe box ministry

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

For CIU student Karabo Maretlane,...

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CIU 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award

By Naomi Balk and Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writers

A lot has changed on the Columbia International University campus since Amy Daugaard graduated in 1978...

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CIU students take a break from hurricane clean-up in Puerto Rico

Ten CIU students, along with Intercultural Studies Professor Michelle Raven, travelled to Puerto Rico in October to assist the people there who continue to recover from Hurricane Maria that hit...

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Rams Head Basktball Coach Tony Stockman

Former Clemson basketball standout Tony Stockman is well-known in South Carolina for the big shot he made as a Clemson Tiger in 2001. His three-pointer as time ran out upset #1 ranked University...

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CIU Ram Romulo Barreto, NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week

Romulo Barreto, a Columbia International University freshman from Salvador, Brazil, has been named a Student-Athlete of the Week by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for...

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Former golf teacher turned pastor David Kite

David Kite is known as one of the top golfers in the Charleston, South Carolina area where he has made a living as a teaching golf pro. He played golf in college on a scholarship at the University...

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The John R. Cook Jr. Business & Entrepreneurship Center at CIU

Columbia International University’s growing business programs are gaining statewide attention in South Carolina. Scott Adams, the dean of the CIU School of Business & Professional...

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CIU Rams men's soccer team on missions trip in Colombia

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University students impact the nations with the message of Christ long before graduation. As a matter of fact, CIU students travelled on...

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Are you among those working on college applications this time of year? When it comes to choosing a college or university in South Carolina, Columbia International University is among the very best...

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