CIU News

  • CIU Goalkeeper Sam Wammock
    CIU Women’s Soccer Shines

    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 Division 1

    Because of the Rams outstanding play, they finished the season ranked #8 in the nation. The...

  • Henri Aoun of LifeAgape
    Powerful Focus on Missions at CIU

    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 World...

  • David Blanchard, residence life director listens to a Valentine's Day greeting in song.
    CIU Students Deliver Musical Messages of Love on Valentine’s Day

    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 from building to...

  • CIU Alumnus to Chair Strategic Missions Board

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU 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 organizations in North America.

    Katayama serves as...

  • McQuilkin Event Game Time
    Campus Buzzes with Excitement at McQuilkin Event

    By Joseph Knight

    CIU 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 attended a special Chapel, toured campus, sat in on classes, ate lunch with professors and experienced...

  • Dr. Bill Jones with Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.
    New Business and IT Center to be named for Dr. Bill Jones

    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 from this passion that the Columbia International University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name CIU’s new business and IT center, The William H. Jones Business and IT...

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...

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...