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  • 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...

Health Fair therapy dog

The Columbia International University student body is being reminded to take care of their individual bodies.

At a spring midterm health fair in February, the social, spiritual, physical and...

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Dr. Henri Aoun

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

The 2018 World Christian Week challenged CIU students to reflect on the power of Christ through suffering with the...

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Dr. Raphael Anzenberger

As many continue to reflect on the life of the Rev. Billy Graham, a Columbia International University professor offered the South Carolina news media his thoughts on the world’s most famous...

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Columbia International University celebrates the life and ministry of one of God's greatest servants, The Rev. Billy Graham.

“The Rev. Graham lifted up Jesus Christ through...

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By Bob Holmes

As the world mourns the passing of The Rev. Billy Graham, a historic relationship between the famous evangelist and Columbia International University is being...

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Hannah Trawick

Columbia International University basketball recruit Hannah Trawick is the WLTX-TV Player of the Week. Hannah is a senior at Ben Lippen School, CIU’s Pre-K to 12th grade Christian school...

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Shirin Taber, director of the Middle East Women's Leadership Network

A Columbia International University Intercultural Studies student is making a difference on behalf of women at the United Nations. Shirin Taber, who is enrolled in CIU’s online M.A. in...

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CIU Goalkeeper Sam Wammock

The CIU women’s soccer team excelled on the field and in the classroom during the 2017 season. The Lady Rams were recognized with five separate awards.

United Soccer Coaches National...

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Henri Aoun of LifeAgape

Students in the College of Intercultural Studies are planning a week for the student body to consider The Great Commission during World Christian Week, Feb. 19-22, celebrating CIU’s...

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David Blanchard, residence life director listens to a Valentine's Day greeting in song.

Students studying Music at Columbia International University used their talents to spread messages of love on Valentine’s Day. Under the direction of Professor Becky Kilgus, the troubadours...

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By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

 Columbia International University alumnus Ken Katayama is the new chairman of the board of Missio Nexus, the...

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McQuilkin Event Game Time

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Over 100 hundred high school seniors experienced a bit of college life and a bit of fun at Columbia International...

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