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...

CIU Goalkeeper Sam Wammock

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...

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Henri Aoun of LifeAgape

Students in the College of Intercultural Studies are planning a week for the student body to consider The Great Commission during World Christian Week, Feb. 19-22, celebrating CIU’s...

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David Blanchard, residence life director listens to a Valentine's Day greeting in song.

Students studying Music at Columbia International University used their talents to spread messages of love on Valentine’s Day. Under the direction of Professor Becky Kilgus, the troubadours...

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By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

 Columbia International University alumnus Ken Katayama is the new chairman of the board of Missio Nexus, the...

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McQuilkin Event Game Time

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Over 100 hundred high school seniors experienced a bit of college life and a bit of fun at Columbia International...

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Dr. Bill Jones with Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.

Columbia International University Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones is known around Columbia for conducting downtown Bible studies with area business professionals, and leading many of them to Christ. It...

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Dave Roberts chats with a CIU student.

By Joseph Knight,

Junior majoring in Business & Organizational Leadership

Coaches aren’t usually my thing. Now, don’t get me wrong. I...

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Cinematography students Jonathan Phifer (left) and Zachary Lane

Students in the Digital Media and Cinema program are playing an exciting role in the production of an impactful video for a local crisis pregnancy center.

They’re assisting Linda Brown...

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Elisa Pinkerton earned the CIU Board Scholarship

Columbia International University junior Elisa Pinkerton is focused on her God-driven goal: to practice occupational therapy in East Africa, particularly with Somalian refugees injured in civil...

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Former Krispy Kreme CEO James Morgan with CIU Business students.

Former Krispy Kreme CEO Offers Wisdom to CIU Business Students

How would you like to learn from one of the best minds in the business world? CIU business students had that...

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Pastor Darryl Gaddy speaks at CIU Black History Week

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

Church planter Darryl Gaddy, who describes himself as a pastor from the “hood of Detroit,” spoke to the CIU...

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Dr. Mark Smith and Gov. Henry McMaster

Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith continued his “Get Acquainted Leadership Tour” of South Carolina by spending 45 minutes with Gov. Henry McMaster at the...

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