CIU News

  • CIU and Midlands Technical College Formalize Articulation Agreement for Business Students

    Columbia International University and Midlands Techical College (MTC) have formalized an agreement that will allow a seamless transition into CIU for MTC students who are pursuing a degree in business management.

    Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and...

  • A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.
    CIU Prison Initiative Graduates 10

    By Bob Holmes

    Norm fought back tears of joy as the candidates for graduation formed the line that would lead to “the walk” when a Columbia International University student becomes an alumnus. But for Norm and the nine others who would receive their diploma, “the walk” would not be across a chapel stage, but a walk across “The Yard”...

  • Ben Lippen business students welcome sheriff's deputies.
    High School Students in Dual Enrollment Business Class Show Holiday Appreciation to Law Enforcement

    Ben Lippen High School students taking dual enrollment business classes at Columbia International University showed their appreciation to law enforcement officers and first responders this Christmas season. The students handed out 150...

  • Lexi Evans and Andrew Hampshire
    “Celebrating Couples” at December Commencement

    By Bob Holmes

    The casual observer at the Columbia International University commencement may have just thought it coincidence when two people with the same last name crossed the stage of Shortess Chapel one right after the other. But Malcolm Campbell and Patricia Campbell are married, and both received their bachelor degrees at CIU’s December commencement; Malcolm...

  • MIchael Lanier
    Open Mic in the Ram Shack

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Open Mic in the CIU Ram Shack was a night of creativity and expression through singing, instrumentals, spoken word, rap, poetry, jokes, bagpipes and banjos and violins solos. The atmosphere buzzed during performances that were often spontaneous, raw and unpolished. 

    Freshman Joy Jones called the November...

  • South Carolina Congressman Visits CIU Business Class

    South Carolina U.S. House member Joe Wilson of Lexington County stopped by the Columbia International University campus to chat with business students as part of a tour of his home district and the surrounding area.

    Wilson spoke to a Managerial Economics class and noted...

November 18, 2015
Esther Mallard, R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship Winner

By Bob Holmes

Esther Mallard was in the local Barnes & Noble in her town of Greensboro, North Carolina doing homework when her cell phone showed an incoming call from the 803 area code that includes Columbia, South Carolina. She figured she better take the call.


November 10, 2015
Dr. David Chow receives CIU Alumni of the Year Award

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU student writer

November is a busy time at Columbia International University: exams are looming, the...

November 10, 2015
CIU Players perform "Alice in Wonderland"

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Laughter filled Hoke Auditorium Homecoming Weekend as the CIU Players treated the school's alumni to a trip down the rabbit hole and into a magical realm through their performance of the famous classic “...

November 03, 2015

Sheriffs discuss integration of their vocation and faith  

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Two men whose professional lives are very public, joined Columbia International University...

October 26, 2015
Dr. Benjamin Noonan speaks on the historic Adam

By Michael Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Was Adam a real person? Is the story of Eden, the serpent, the fruit, and the fall real, or is it a fictional story to demonstrate man's struggle with sin? These questions and...

October 22, 2015
Matthew D. Haste author of "Held in Honor" and his wife Cheyenne

Columbia International University professor Matthew D. Haste draws from church leaders of the past to tackle modern-day marriage difficulties in a new book, “...

October 19, 2015
Robertson McQuilkin and his wife Deb

By Melissa McCutchan


October 19, 2015
Dancing at the CIU hoedown.

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students took a break from homework on Oct. 17 to learn the art...

October 15, 2015
Alison LaMons sits in front of a sample of her art.

At age 54, a Columbia International University alumna from Lakeland, Florida has found a new career that shines a light on the past — neon lights, that is.

Alison LaMons, a 1991 graduate of CIU has been a full-time water color artist for only a year and a half, yet her nostalgic...

October 14, 2015
CIU Students pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child

CIU participates in Operation Christmas Child

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The Ram Shack at Columbia International University was filled with the warmth and joy of Christmas. And it was only...

October 13, 2015
Son of CIU Alumni Couple Collecting Sox for Flood Victims

He’s a little guy trying to make a big difference. Max Ketcherside is only eight years old, but he understands many of the victims of the recent devastating floods in the Columbia area have a basic need: sox.

Max, the son of CIU alumni Joe (2011) and Chrissa (2006) Ketcherside, didn...

October 08, 2015

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer 

CIU students don’t normally spend their afternoons helping families clean debris from their flooded...