CIU News

  • Dr. Raphael Anzenberger
    CIU Professor Reflects on the Impact of Billy Graham with SC News Media

    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 evangelist.

    News outlets sent reporters to CIU just hours after Graham’s death was announced on Feb. 21, to get perspectives on Graham’s life and legacy. See and read the news...

  • Columbia International University Remembers Billy Graham

    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 powerful preaching and led millions to a saving knowledge of Christ,” said CIU President Dr....

  • The Rev. Billy Graham and the CIU Connection

    By Bob Holmes

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

    In February 1950, Graham was at the height of his ministry. America’s eyes were focused on the young, fiery preacher as he traveled coast to coast preaching the...

  • Hannah Trawick
    CIU Women’s Basketball Recruit Named “Player of the Week” by Columbia TV Station

    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 located on the CIU campus. Hannah received the honor for her hard work on the basketball court as well as her academic achievements, her involvement in...

  • Shirin Taber, director of the Middle East Women's Leadership Network
    CIU Student Making an Impact at the U.N.

    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 Muslim Studies program, is director of the Middle East Women’s Leadership Network. She recently led a media strategy...

  • CIU Goalkeeper Sam Wammock
    CIU Women’s Soccer Shines

    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 Top Ten NCCAA Division 1

    Because of the Rams outstanding play, they finished the season ranked #8 in the nation. The...

August 16, 2016
Colene and Will Norton

A woman who held the distinction of being one of Columbia International University’s oldest alumni is now with the Lord. Colene Norton died on Aug. 10 at her home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where she lived with her husband Will, also a CIU alumnus. Colene Norton was 102.

The Nortons met...

August 12, 2016
Roger Tilton

As co-workers gathered around Roger Tilton to wish him well in retirement, the venue was particularly meaningful. He stood in the middle of the Ram Shack, the popular student hang out that Tilton helped transform from a campus bookstore just a few years ago.

“We tried to develop this...

August 11, 2016
Jack Hair's youth group

CIU alumnus leads a flock he can’t see

By Dr. David Olshine

 Professor of...

August 09, 2016

Columbia International University President Dr. Bill Jones was among the signatories of a statement in defense of the religious freedom of private colleges and universities in California. The statement,...

August 03, 2016
Paul Silva Gallery

Columbia International University alumnus Paul Silva is becoming popular in South Carolina’s Lowcountry as a “New Era” artist. That means he mixes traditional painting with computer technology and digital photography to create vivid yet soft pieces. 

Silva, who...

July 28, 2016
CIU Women's Head Soccer Coach Kara Farnsworth (far left) poses at the United World Games.

By Bob Holmes

Imagine you’re the coach of a soccer team that is about to compete in an international tournament. But you’ve never met your players. That’s the situation Columbia International University...

July 19, 2016
Damian Hurta, Columbia International University Rams

Damian Hurta Becomes Coach for a Week

By Bob Holmes

Damian Hurta now understands what he puts his basketball coach through when he doesn’t follow directions. The Columbia...

July 12, 2016
Christian school educators conduct an experiment at a session on "Teaching for Inquiry."

Dozens of Christian school educators from five nations are on the campus of Columbia International University this week for the annual International Institute for Christian School Educators (IISCE). Nations represented include the...

June 30, 2016
Robertson McQuilkin accepting the Lifetime of Service Award from Missio Nexus in 2010.

The “Occasional Bulletin,” a leading publication on missions, dedicated its most recent edition to the late Robertson McQuilkin. McQuilkin, a former Columbia International University president who passed away...

June 30, 2016
Alaska Commissioner of Education, Dr. Michael Johnson, a CIU alumnus

CIU alumnus takes top leadership role in Alaska

By Bob Holmes

Every child looks forward to a “snow day,” when school is cancelled because of heavy snowfall or a blizzard. But veteran Alaska educator and...

June 22, 2016
Dribbling the ball on the CIU soccer field

Record Number of Campers Learn About Soccer, Integrity

Columbia International University Men’s Soccer Coach James Whitaker blindfolded a grade-school age soccer camper named Hannah and one...

June 21, 2016
Dr. Micheal Johnson, Alaska Education Commissioner

Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Michael Johnson has been named Alaska’s new education commissioner. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree from CIU in 1994, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from CIU in 1997.

Alaska Governor Bill Walker says that he is “pleased...

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