CIU News

  • Pastor Andre Melvin of Temple Zion Baptist Church
    Columbia International University is Working to improve its Neighborhood; a Columbia Newspaper Explains Why

    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 of the Monticello Road corridor, the gateway to the CIU campus. The event...

  • CIU student-athlete Jordan Sprueill
    What Do Our Students Say About CIU?

    By Dr. James Lanpher

    Columbia International University Provost

    As part of what we do at CIU every year to measure how well we are doing and where we can improve, we give several surveys. One of the most important surveys that our students complete is the Noel-Levitz Student...

  • CIU Women Making a Difference on The President’s Cabinet

    By Bob Holmes

    Women have had a major impact on Columbia International University since its founding. As a matter of fact, it would not exist today if it were not for a small group of Columbia area “Praying Women” in the early 1920s who asked God for a Bible school in the South educating and training...

  • Ministering to “the Foreigner Residing Among You”

    CIU Student Refugee Ministry in Columbia

    By Jairo de Oliveira

    CIU Graduate Student

    In August 2016 I moved to Columbia, South Carolina, with my family (wife and son) to study at Columbia International University. Few months after our arrival we got an invitation to visit the ...

  • CIU Education Graduates take on Leadership Positions

    Two graduates of the Columbia International University's College of Education have recently taken on leadership positions.

    Emir Ruiz Esparza has been hired as Dean of Student Life, Learning and Formation at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. He will oversee resident educators, student activities and organizations. He previously served as head of school at...

  • The sign announcing the construction of the William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center
    An Exciting Summer of Construction and Renovation is Underway

    It may get a bit dusty at times around the CIU campus this summer, but by the time students return in late August, there will be some very noticeable changes. It’s known around campus as “The Wow Factor.”

    One of the most recognizable activities this summer is seen as soon as you enter campus – the construction of the $20 million...

October 24, 2016
CIU Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Paul Tripp will speak at Homecoming 2016

Tripp named Alumnus of the Year

By Bob Holmes

Dr. Paul Tripp says when he was a student at Columbia International University (then Columbia Bible College - CBC), he was a rabble-rouser who often found himself in the...

October 20, 2016
Dr. Igou Hodges

While Oct. 31 has become associated with the ghosts and goblins of Halloween, it is an important day in the history of the church.

It was on Oct. 31, 1517 that a priest named Martin Luther nailed to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, a list of questions and propositions for...

October 11, 2016
Author and Pastor Robert J. Morgan

Robert J. Morgan says that on the first night in his Columbia International University dormitory, “my roommate challenged me and got in my face about really committing my life to the cause of Christ.” He says it was “as though the Lord switched on a surge of adrenaline that is...

October 10, 2016
Agustin Arce-Ruiz (center) with NYCFC Director of Team Operations Sam Pugsley, (left) and Team Coordinator Nick True-Palmer

Combining a passion for soccer with his chosen major made for an exciting internship for a Columbia International University senior. Agustin Arce-Ruiz, a member of the CIU...

October 04, 2016

Award-winning Christian recording artist David Crowder will be performing Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Shortess Chapel at Columbia International University as CIU celebrates Homecoming 2016. Crowder’s stop in Columbia is part of his nationwide American...

September 28, 2016
Carolina Cougars President Johnny Ray Noble, Alonzo Green, Carolina Cougars Coach Marcus Reese.

By Mitchell Strauser

CIU Sports Information Director

Less than a year ago Alonzo Green was playing in his last game as a CIU Ram, but that game would not be the end of his basketball career.

Green signed a contract...

September 27, 2016
Courtney Reasoner as Ariel, and her brother Jeremy Resaoner as Sabastian.

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer 

To beat the heat over the summer, Columbia International University alumna Courtney Reasoner went under the sea, hooking the lead role of Ariel in the Disney musical “The...

September 26, 2016
The House of Virtus with their rendition of ESPN College Game Day

The Battle of the Houses brings out the creativity at CIU

By Michael A. Lanier and Bob Holmes

The popular TV show ESPN College Game Day broadcast live from the Columbia International University soccer field on Sept. 24 – well, sort of.

A...

September 19, 2016
Chris Thomas, International Director of Torchbearers

By Janai Tedder

Etched in stone across the Columbia International University campus are CIU’s five foundational core values: Authority of Scripture, Victorious Christian Living, World...

September 16, 2016
Abbott Steps Down as AD at CIU

Kim Abbott is stepping down as athletics director of Columbia International University in December to give more attention and care to her elderly parents in Oklahoma.

Abbott made CIU history in 2010 when she became the school...

September 12, 2016
The House Dignitas at Columbia International University

By Janai Tedder

Columbia International University’s Residence Life Office kicked off its new “House Collective” concept by hosting the first annual House...

September 09, 2016

By Bob Holmes

The Columbia International University men’s residence hall that faces west has never had a real name – except West. But that changed on Sept. 8 when it was announced at the end of a Chapel service that the hall is now named Cassels Residence Hall in...

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