CIU News

  • News Conference: Partnership with neighborhoods to spur economic development

    (See entire news conference on CIU’s Facebook page.)

    A partnership between Columbia International University and neighborhood leaders in North Columbia has reached a milestone that will transform blighted, crime-attracting properties on Monticello Road into...

  • Prominent business leader shares “Lessons Learned from my Dogs”

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Two pet dogs, Cooper and Millie, reminded the Columbia International University student body that the Lord’s ways are higher than our ways.

    Tobin Cassels, CIU Board member and president of Southeastern Freight Lines, presented a Chapel service...

  • CIU Chancellor sworn in to the SC State Guard; Ceremony highlights exciting, new CIU degrees

    In a unique Chapel service at Columbia International University, South Carolina State Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Leon Lott swore in a new recruit: Dr. Bill Jones. Jones is the chancellor of CIU. Lott also serves as Richland County Sheriff.

    The ceremony included the presentation of  new CIU bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Disaster Relief...

  • CIU Rams pose before their historic first game.
    Batter up! More athletics history at CIU

    The excitement grows as Columbia International University athletics history continues to be made with the ever-expanding CIU roster of sports. The first CIU women’s softball games took place over the weekend of Feb. 1-2 as the Lady Rams travelled to Georgia and Florida.  

    The Rams dropped two games in their first-...

  • Cutting-Edge Class: Business as Mission

    Call it a working lunch — just the thing for Columbia International University Business majors, right? But this lunch hour class challenges the students to consider Business as Mission (BAM).

    The CIU College of Intercultural Studies (ICS) has been offering a course on BAM for several years as an elective. In 2018,...

  • CIU alumnus Omar Hamada and family
    CIU alumnus makes pro-life appeal on national TV

    OB/GYN speaks out against New York abortion law

    Comments by Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Omar L. Hamada, who has delivered more than 2,500 babies, have gone viral after he went on national television to say there is “absolutely no reason” to kill a baby in the third trimester. 

    Hamada was commenting on a bill recently signed into law...

The CIU Rapid Response Club in action in Marion County, South Carolina

When a disaster strikes, who will be on the scene to assist those in need? How about a team of students from Columbia International University?

The new Disaster Relief and Management program...

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Danny Reese, an assistant basketball coach at CIU.

On Saturday, March 4, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Danny Reese, Women’s Basketball Coach Temple Elmore and CIU basketball players, Elijah Spalding and Jordan Spruell, had the...

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While the students were away on spring break, the Columbia International University faculty and staff did a little spring cleaning on “I Love CIU Day” – a day of cleaning and...

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By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Nearly 100 business leaders from the Columbia area heard the Columbia International University president talk about...

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A dramatic pro-life video produced by students in the Digital Media and Cinema program of Columbia International University is now being used by a local crisis pregnancy center.

Under the...

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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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