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  • 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...

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    Powerful Focus on Missions at CIU

    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 core value of World...

  • David Blanchard, residence life director listens to a Valentine's Day greeting in song.
    CIU Students Deliver Musical Messages of Love on Valentine’s Day

    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 strolled from building to...

  • CIU Alumnus to Chair Strategic Missions Board

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

     Columbia International University alumnus Ken Katayama is the new chairman of the board of Missio Nexus, the largest association of Great Commission churches and organizations in North America.

    Katayama serves as...

  • McQuilkin Event Game Time
    Campus Buzzes with Excitement at McQuilkin Event

    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 University’s annual McQuilkin Event.

    The students attended a special Chapel, toured campus, sat in on classes, ate lunch with professors and experienced...

  • Dr. Bill Jones with Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.
    New Business and IT Center to be named for Dr. Bill Jones

    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’s from this passion that the Columbia International University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name CIU’s new business and IT center, The William H. Jones Business and IT...

March 14, 2016
Ethelyn Watson

Columbia International University alumna Ethelyn Watson went to be with the Lord on March 5 leaving behind two distinctions. She lived to be 101 years old, and she was the first married woman with children to graduate from CIU — and did so cum laude, above average academic distinction....

March 02, 2016
The CIU Ambassador Choir joins with the Allen University Choir in Hoke Auditorium on the CIU campus

Columbia International University and Allen University in Columbia celebrated the lives of two professors who worked toward reconciliation through theological education.   

Dr. Gregory Grooms of Allen University, and Dr. William Larkin of CIU touched countless...

March 01, 2016
CIU professor Dr. Ed Smither sings U2.

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer 

Don’t fault yourself if you can’t pronounce the name of Columbia International University’...

March 01, 2016
CIU Professor Cliff Bedell remembered

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin once called Cliff Bedell, “a lover of students.”

Bedell, a CIU Bible professor for 36 years, was remembered at a...

March 01, 2016
CIU students meet mission reps at World Christian Week

CIU Celebrates World Christian Week

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students were invited to become a part of God’s mission around the...

February 26, 2016

Graduate students studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Columbia International University are now enrolled in a program that carries “the gold standard” in...

February 24, 2016
Cliff Bedell taught at CIU for 36 years.

Long-time Columbia International University professor Cliff Bedell passed away on Feb. 24. He was 85 years old. Bedell served at CIU for 36 years before retiring in 2009.

Prior to coming to CIU, Bedell and his wife Pru were missionaries to the Philippines. He was a graduate of Wheaton and...

February 19, 2016
Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaking in a CIU Assembly Feb. 18

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer

There’s little doubt about it: former Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal believes...

February 17, 2016
CIU alumni Will and Colene Norton in 1939

Columbia International University alumni Will and Colene Norton have reached milestones that few can match. Not only has the couple been married for 76 years, they are both turning 101 years old this month.  

The Nortons met at CIU (then Columbia Bible College) in 1936. After...

February 10, 2016
CIU students at Franklin Graham rally

By Melissa McCutchan, CIU Student Writer

“A little louder now, so we can hear it!” CIU student body president and junior Drew Lindman called out in a crowded church meeting room in downtown Columbia.  “God is good…”

“All the...

February 08, 2016
Dr. Carl Ellis, Black History Month Speaker at CIU

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The students, faculty and staff of Columbia International University came together to celebrate diversity in the church in conjunction with Black History Month. Through a four-day...

February 05, 2016
Youth Ministry, Family & Culture is a popular major at CIU

Two Columbia International University students majoring in Youth Ministry, Family, & Culture authored articles that are featured on the website of ...

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