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 Goalkeeper Sam Wammock
The CIU women’s soccer team excelled on the field and in the classroom during the 2017 season. The Lady Rams were recognized with five separate awards.United Soccer Coaches National Top Ten NCCAA... Read More
David Blanchard, residence life director listens to a Valentine's Day greeting in song.
Students studying Music at Columbia International University used their talents to spread messages of love on Valentine’s Day. Under the direction of Professor Becky Kilgus, the troubadours strolled... Read More
Henri Aoun of LifeAgape
Students in the College of Intercultural Studies are planning a week for the student body to consider The Great Commission during World Christian Week, Feb. 19-22, celebrating CIU’s core value of... Read More
By Naomi BalkCIU Student Writer Columbia International University alumnus Ken Katayama is the new chairman of the board of Missio Nexus, the largest association of Great Commission churches and... Read More
McQuilkin Event Game Time
By Joseph KnightCIU Student Writer Over 100 hundred high school seniors experienced a bit of college life and a bit of fun at Columbia International University’s annual McQuilkin Event.The students... Read More
Dr. Bill Jones with Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.
Columbia International University Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones is known around Columbia for conducting downtown Bible studies with area business professionals, and leading many of them to Christ. It’s... Read More
Dave Roberts chats with a CIU student.
By Joseph Knight,Junior majoring in Business & Organizational LeadershipCoaches aren’t usually my thing. Now, don’t get me wrong. I often enjoy playing and watching sports. But when I heard that... Read More
Cinematography students Jonathan Phifer (left) and Zachary Lane
Students in the Digital Media and Cinema program are playing an exciting role in the production of an impactful video for a local crisis pregnancy center.They’re assisting Linda Brown, executive... Read More
Elisa Pinkerton earned the CIU Board Scholarship
Columbia International University junior Elisa Pinkerton is focused on her God-driven goal: to practice occupational therapy in East Africa, particularly with Somalian refugees injured in civil... Read More
Former Krispy Kreme CEO James Morgan with CIU Business students.
Former Krispy Kreme CEO Offers Wisdom to CIU Business StudentsHow would you like to learn from one of the best minds in the business world? CIU business students had that opportunity recently. James... Read More
Pastor Darryl Gaddy speaks at CIU Black History Week
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterChurch planter Darryl Gaddy, who describes himself as a pastor from the “hood of Detroit,” spoke to the CIU student body during Black History Week. He... Read More
Dr. Mark Smith and Gov. Henry McMaster
Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith continued his “Get Acquainted Leadership Tour” of South Carolina by spending 45 minutes with Gov. Henry McMaster at the Governor... Read More