CIU News

  • CIU Enrollment Increases

    The spring semester at Columbia International University is in full swing with more students in the classroom and more students studying online.

    CIU Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Silvia Lucaschi-Decker, reports a Spring enrollment increase of over four percent from the 2016-2017 academic year to the 2017-18 academic year.

    The total number of undergraduate and...

  • 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...

October 08, 2015

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer 

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

September 30, 2015
Operation Christmas Child shoe box

Columbia International University students are already thinking about Christmas. That’s because it’s the time of year to get ready for Operation Christmas Child. The program is a ministry of the international relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, providing donated gifts for...

September 11, 2015

Two dozen CIU students donned their finest hats for a Mad Hatter Tea Party held in The Curriculum and Ministry Resource Department (CMRD). The lunchtime fun was held ahead of this fall’s Homecoming 2015 which will feature The CIU Players' production of “Alice in Wonderland....

September 10, 2015
Robert Michaels founder of Serve & Protect

Robert Michaels, a 1981 graduate of Columbia International University, opened the U.S. House of Representatives with prayer on Sept. 9.

Michaels is the founder of Serve & Protect, an international non-profit organization based in Brentwood, Tennessee dedicated to trauma care and...

September 10, 2015
Ben McLochlin follows through for the CIU Rams

The Columbia International University athletics program grew by one more sport this fall with men’s golf.

At the Cutter Creek Invitational hosted by Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, CIU freshman Ben McLochlin carded a +12 with a pair of 78s to tie for 16th place, 11 strokes...

September 09, 2015
Columbia International University

Columbia International University climbed to #35 among Best Regional Universities in the South in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. CIU ranked #37 in last year’s survey.

Many prospective students and their parents use...

September 05, 2015
2015 Palmetto State Cross Country Festival

Powered by a pair of top ten finishes, the Columbia International University men finished third as a team to mark their best result ever in a home-campus race. The Rams trailed the champion of the Palmetto State Cross Country Festival, Bob Jones University, by only 12 points.

Meanwhile,...

August 31, 2015
Lady Rams celebrate goal

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer

Players, coaches, and fans were full of energy on Aug. 29, as the Columbia International University women’s soccer team played their first home game in the program’s history, defeating Wake Technical...

August 27, 2015
CIU women's soccer team wins first ever match

Aug. 26, 2015 is an historic day in the history of Columbia International University athletics. 

The Columbia International University women's soccer team prevailed in its first-ever contest, notching the game's only goal in the 85th minute to defeat Toccoa Falls College in a...

August 27, 2015
"Perspectives on the World Christian Movement" offered for college credit through CIU

A course designed to broaden a believers “perspective” on what God is doing around the world is being offered for college credit through Columbia International University.  

“Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” has been around since the 1970s, but has...

August 24, 2015
CIU is #6 on the annual survey

For the second year in a row, Columbia International University is ranked #6 in the Southeast in the annual “Best Bang for the Buck” survey published by...

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