CIU News

  • Monticello Road revitalization to welcome DQ/convenience store

    By Bob Holmes

     It will soon be time to “Grill & Chill” on Monticello Road at the local Dairy Queen.

    Columbia International University has entered into an agreement with Jones Petroleum of Georgia for a Dairy Queen restaurant/convenience...

  • CIU Online ranked among the best for Christian colleges and universities

    A new 2019 survey by College Consensus ranks Columbia International University among the 25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities for an online degree. CIU comes in at #15 in the nation with its combined 32 graduate and undergraduate online programs.

    College Consensus crunches the numbers by combining the results of the most reputable...

  • CIU Professor of Education, Dr. Lynn Hoekstra
    CIU professor named Outstanding Educator for environmental literacy

    CIU Professor Dr. Lynn Hoekstra loves to inspire and equip future educators to teach their students with joy and creativity.

    It’s that kind of spirit and her desire to show children how to be good stewards of the earth that earned her the title of 2019...

  • CIU 2017 Alumnus of the Year Dr. Ralph Enlow Jr.
    2017 Alumnus of the Year: What does being a servant leader really mean?

    What did Jesus really mean when he said in Mark 9:35, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, the servant of all?” How radical is the “all” in that statement?

    That’s the question posed to CIU’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Ralph Enlow Jr. in an interview with Bible Gateway’s Jonathan Petersen. They discussed Enlow’s new book...

  • CIU soccer field press box
    Modern hi-tech press box is new addition to soccer field

    A new 22-foot press box at Sessions Field will streamline sports information and game operation for CIU soccer. It features a climate-controlled space with high-speed internet, scoreboard control console, sound system and, most importantly, a sweeping view of Sessions Field.

    Funds for the press box were generously donated by the Sessions family in honor of the late Elizabeth Sessions...

  • CIU volleyball team
    A summer of worldwide impact through athletics

    Columbia International University softball, volleyball and women’s soccer made an impact with the message of Christ in three different parts of the world over the summer as they teamed-up with local sports ministries and missionaries.

    Softball Coach Sara Allen and members of her team were in the Middle...

The House of Virtus
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterHoke Auditorium could hardly contain the energy at the 2018 Throwdown signally the beginning of the annual House Collective.The Throwdown is a series of competitive... Read More
The book of Ecclesiastes reminds us that “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven” including “A time to tear down and a... Read More
CIU students chat outside the renovated Fisher Building.
The fall enrollment numbers are in and Columbia International University is blessed with an increasing number of students to be educated from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the... Read More
Tie Dye at CIU Soccer.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Welcome Week introduced new CIU students to life on campus and involved them in creative activities. The warm reception was greatly appreciated by the freshmen and... Read More
By Bob Holmes“What do you think of the renovated Fisher Building?” asked the professor.“Wonderful!” shouted one student. Others applauded. Some never stopped smiling from the... Read More
Amy Dubois
After thousands of dollars in equipment was stolen from her church, CIU Business Professor Amy Dubois prays that whoever took it will understand that it was wrong and come to salvation through Jesus... Read More
Move-In Greeting at CIU
Move-In day: A new homeBy Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterThe Class of 2022 and transfer students moved into the Columbia International University residence halls on Aug. 22 with no shortages of firsts:... Read More
Dr. Isti Sanga
Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Isti Sanga is back in South Carolina playing a key role in digital education for the Kershaw County School District. Sanga, a native of Nigeria, is the... Read More
Kevin and Lainie McWilliams
CIU couple celebrating 40 years of marriage and a 40-year class reunionBy Bob HolmesKevin and Lainie McWilliams recall that DTR moment in their lives. It was April 4, 1977 when they sat on a bench at... Read More
Intercultural Studies Ph.D. producing “scholarly practitioners”By Bob HolmesAs the senior editorial consultant to a new regional encyclopedia of Christianity, Columbia International University... Read More
It was just last March that Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith and his wife Debbie paid a birthday visit to CIU’s oldest living alumnus, Ottie Roberson (CIU President... Read More
CIU alumna Laslene Glymph
Partnership with Lt. Governor’s Office brings community and church together
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University alumna Laslene Glymph is praying that by bringing the church and... Read More