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 CIU men’s soccer team has travelled from South Carolina to South America as they minister in Medellin, Colombia. Coach Bill Brindley is leading his team on the weeklong trip along with CIU... Read More
French Evangelist Raphael Anzenberger
Students enrolled in online graduate degrees eligible  By Bob HolmesThe first recipient of a new Columbia International University full-tuition scholarship is a French evangelist and church planter... Read More
Clearing on International Boulevard for the Global Business and IT Center
Ground clearing has begun on the $20 million William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center. Named after CIU’s chancellor Dr. Bill Jones, the Center will be the hub for educating students in... Read More
Drew Clemmons, a CIU senior enjoys a book in the CIU Campus Store.
By Bob HolmesThere is probably no place on campus with more blue and gold than the new CIU Campus Store. The CIU school colors are on display in everything from CIU Rams gear to school supplies to... Read More
Business Professor Scott Adams, J.D.
The Columbia International University School of Business is making friends among those who assist the growing international community in the Columbia area.School of Business Director Scott... Read More
CIU alumni Jeremy Reasoner and Emily Moore.
Popular Columbia theatre also casts two CIU alumni brother-sister duosTwo sets of brother-sister alumni are playing major roles in a theatre production of the classic tale of “Beauty and the... Read More
Coach Jud Brooker shows off Mondotrack surface.
Columbia International University Track Coach Jud Brooker was all smiles when the trucks arrived in July delivering the much anticipated Mondotrack surface to the CIU/Ben Lippen School campus.Work... Read More
International Institute of Christian School Educators meets in Columbia
By Bob Holmes Argenis Taveras makes the trip from the Dominican Republic to Columbia International University each summer... Read More
By Bob HolmesCIU Rams Basketball player Tyrone Dantzler says as a Christian athlete he tries to be an example of God’s love and is embracing his role as a leader. That’s why the junior... Read More
Jordan Sprueill poses with U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia
Jordan Sprueill meets the influential; keeps things in perspective
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University senior Jordan Sprueill was walking the halls of Congress with a CIU... Read More
Columbia International University students are expressing their appreciation for the faithful support of CIU donors who helped us exceed our fiscal year end goals. It’s through the generosity... Read More
C. Adam Buckler
By Bob HolmesThe president of a Bible college in Indiana says his online seminary studies at Columbia International University greatly assists him in the various aspects of his ministry.C. Adam... Read More