CIU News

  • Monticello Road revitalization to welcome DQ/convenience store

    By Bob Holmes

     It will soon be time to “Grill & Chill” on Monticello Road at the local Dairy Queen.

    Columbia International University has entered into an agreement with Jones Petroleum of Georgia for a Dairy Queen restaurant/convenience...

  • CIU Online ranked among the best for Christian colleges and universities

    A new 2019 survey by College Consensus ranks Columbia International University among the 25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities for an online degree. CIU comes in at #15 in the nation with its combined 32 graduate and undergraduate online programs.

    College Consensus crunches the numbers by combining the results of the most reputable...

  • CIU Professor of Education, Dr. Lynn Hoekstra
    CIU professor named Outstanding Educator for environmental literacy

    CIU Professor Dr. Lynn Hoekstra loves to inspire and equip future educators to teach their students with joy and creativity.

    It’s that kind of spirit and her desire to show children how to be good stewards of the earth that earned her the title of 2019...

  • CIU 2017 Alumnus of the Year Dr. Ralph Enlow Jr.
    2017 Alumnus of the Year: What does being a servant leader really mean?

    What did Jesus really mean when he said in Mark 9:35, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, the servant of all?” How radical is the “all” in that statement?

    That’s the question posed to CIU’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Ralph Enlow Jr. in an interview with Bible Gateway’s Jonathan Petersen. They discussed Enlow’s new book...

  • CIU soccer field press box
    Modern hi-tech press box is new addition to soccer field

    A new 22-foot press box at Sessions Field will streamline sports information and game operation for CIU soccer. It features a climate-controlled space with high-speed internet, scoreboard control console, sound system and, most importantly, a sweeping view of Sessions Field.

    Funds for the press box were generously donated by the Sessions family in honor of the late Elizabeth Sessions...

  • CIU volleyball team
    A summer of worldwide impact through athletics

    Columbia International University softball, volleyball and women’s soccer made an impact with the message of Christ in three different parts of the world over the summer as they teamed-up with local sports ministries and missionaries.

    Softball Coach Sara Allen and members of her team were in the Middle...

CIU Undergraduate Overnight Event
Dozens of young people got a taste of college life at the Undergraduate Overnight Event at Columbia International University in early April.They sat in on a class, mingled with professors and slept... Read More
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterThe messianic deliverance from sin and into salvation was symbolized by a Seder observance at Columbia International University in April. The Seder was hosted by the... Read More
A Columbia International University seminary student holds some impressive credentials. Tom Mullikin, who is working on a Master of Divinity degree in Chaplaincy, was recently inducted into three... Read More
Jannique Stewart of the Life Training Institute
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterThe Columbia International University student body contemplated some profound questions about life during an April Chapel: “Do some human beings matter more than... Read More
Setting up for disc golf on the CIU campus.
By Joseph KnightCIU Student WriterNearly three dozen Columbia International University students were up before sunrise on a Saturday, motivated by the prospects of CIU’s first disc golf course... Read More
Michelle Raven, CIU student of Intercultural Studies
Columbia International University was well represented at this year’s Southeast Regional Conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS).Nearly half of the 23 papers presented at the March... Read More
An eye-popping redesign of the Columbia International University student center and cafeteria will begin in spring 2019. The renovations will create more space in the cafeteria, add an additional... Read More
Shofar Cup Cook-Off
By Joseph KnightCIU Student Writer With banners, t-shirts, painted faces, and cheers, Columbia International University students competed in the annual, weeklong Shofar Cup Competition. The friendly... Read More
CIU alumnus Dr. Jeff Baxter
By Naomi BalkCIU Student Writer“There is nothing more important than knowing Jesus and loving the things that Jesus loves,” said CIU alumnus Dr. Jeff Baxter, the 2018 Evangelical Unity Week guest... Read More
Ottie Roberson with CIU President Mark Smith and wife Debbie Smith
By Bob HolmesIt’s not every day that you get to wish “Happy Birthday” to someone who just turned 107 years old. But that was the privilege of Columbia International University President Dr. Mark... Read More
The women on the campus of Columbia International University are never without a friend when they attend the monthly gathering of the Wives Fellowship. The theme for the month of March was “Canvas... Read More
Coach Jud Brooker addresses students at the groundbreaking.
By Bob HolmesAthletes from Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School will soon be sharing a new eight-lane multicolored Mondotrack, a leading innovation in track and field surfacing.... Read More