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...

In the halls of the Senate: CIU President Mark Smith with SC Senator Tim Scott
Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith led a CIU delegation to Washington, D.C. in June introducing South Carolina legislators to CIU’s mission, as well as CIU’s... Read More
Two Columbia International University students explore the current state of global missionary work in the African-American church through a historical perspective. Linda Saunders and Michelle Raven,... Read More
Shirin Taber speaking at CIU in 2016
A Columbia International University Intercultural Studies student is mobilizing women to counter violent extremism.  Shirin Taber, who is enrolled in CIU’s online M.A. in Muslim... Read More
Drainage improvements
“They’re tearing up the track” at Ben Lippen School!During track and field season, that idiom takes on one meaning describing the fastest athletes. But this summer, it means something entirely... Read More
Ethan Young and family
By Bob HolmesIf freshmen at CIU ever get a little homesick for a homemade meal, they could stop by the apartment of new Residence Life Director Ethan Young. He loves to cook. But then, his recipes... Read More
Kim Abbott talks to the media in 2012.
CIU's first athletics director Kim Abbott has returned as assistant athletics director. Abbott served as athletics director from 2010-2016 building the program from the ground up.... Read More
Kyle Lambertson and Dr. Mike Langston
By Bob HolmesA time-honored military tradition was observed on the Columbia International University campus on June 12. For the first time in memory, a CIU student was publicly commissioned into the... Read More
Jerry Ediger teaches at Westminster Christian Academy
Each fall, Columbia International University alumnus Jerry Ediger screens a football video in his Bible class at Westminster Christian Academy in Watkinsville, Georgia. It’s footage of Ediger... Read More
CIU Distinguished Alumnus Sam Moore
A distinguished Columbia International University alumnus and a leader in Bible publishing is with the Lord.Sam Moore passed away on June 1, 2018. He was 88 years old.When Moore arrived in the United... Read More
Fisher renovations will include new furniture and technology
When Columbia International University relocated from downtown Columbia to its current campus at 7435 Monticello Road in 1959, the Fisher Classroom Building was among the first to adorn the property... Read More
Pastor Andre Melvin of Temple Zion Baptist Church
When Columbia International University broke ground on a new Global Business & IT Center near the campus entrance in early May, it symbolized more than a new building. It marked a revitalization... Read More
The largest evangelical seminary in Haiti recently welcomed Columbia International University Professor Dr. Raphael Anzenberger to teach a class on Biblical Theology of Missions.Anzenberger’s... Read More