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...

The CIU Rapid Response Club in action in Marion County, South Carolina
When a disaster strikes, who will be on the scene to assist those in need? How about a team of students from Columbia International University?The new Disaster Relief and Management program at CIU... Read More
Danny Reese, an assistant basketball coach at CIU.
On Saturday, March 4, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Danny Reese, Women’s Basketball Coach Temple Elmore and CIU basketball players, Elijah Spalding and Jordan Spruell, had the... Read More
While the students were away on spring break, the Columbia International University faculty and staff did a little spring cleaning on “I Love CIU Day” – a day of cleaning and camaraderie.The day... Read More
By Joseph Knight
CIU Student Writer
Nearly 100 business leaders from the Columbia area heard the Columbia International University president talk about leadership and CIU’s vision for the... Read More
A dramatic pro-life video produced by students in the Digital Media and Cinema program of Columbia International University is now being used by a local crisis pregnancy center.Under the direction of... Read More
Health Fair therapy dog
The Columbia International University student body is being reminded to take care of their individual bodies.At a spring midterm health fair in February, the social, spiritual, physical and mental... Read More
Dr. Henri Aoun
By Joseph KnightCIU Student WriterThe 2018 World Christian Week challenged CIU students to reflect on the power of Christ through suffering with the theme: “The Gospel through Suffering.” World... Read More
Dr. Raphael Anzenberger
As many continue to reflect on the life of the Rev. Billy Graham, a Columbia International University professor offered the South Carolina news media his thoughts on the world’s most famous... Read More
By Bob Holmes As the world mourns the passing of The Rev. Billy Graham, a historic relationship between the famous evangelist and Columbia International University is being recalled.In February 1950... Read More
Columbia International University celebrates the life and ministry of one of God's greatest servants, The Rev. Billy Graham.“The Rev. Graham lifted up Jesus Christ through powerful preaching and led... Read More
Shirin Taber, director of the Middle East Women's Leadership Network
A Columbia International University Intercultural Studies student is making a difference on behalf of women at the United Nations. Shirin Taber, who is enrolled in CIU’s online M.A. in Muslim... Read More
Hannah Trawick
Columbia International University basketball recruit Hannah Trawick is the WLTX-TV Player of the Week. Hannah is a senior at Ben Lippen School, CIU’s Pre-K to 12th grade Christian school located on... Read More

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