CIU News

  • Unique fully online Ph.D. in Biblical Studies coming to CIU

    Columbia International Unversity is leading the way in North America with a new and unique Ph.D. being offered in Columbia Biblical Seminary (CBS).

    Beginning in fall 2019, CBS will be the first seminary in the United States or Canada to offer a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies using a fully-online modified European model that focuses on researching and...

  • CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger
    CIU alumni instrumental in European prayer breakfast

    Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Raphael Anzenberger had the unique opportunity of addressing the 2018 European Prayer Breakfast held in Brussels, Belgium in December. The annual event links followers of Jesus from around the European Union in prayer and fellowship.   

    Anzenberger, a native of France, is the director of...

  • CIU men give their all in Spartan Race

    By Jordan Gottfried

    “We believe that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, that you can’t grow without pressure, that obstacles help shift our frame of reference and make us more resilient.” ~ Spartan Race Inc.

    I had the great opportunity to be a Spartan Ram, alongside fellow Columbia International University students...

  • Joanna Railey, Grace Hipp and Essie McCurdy celebrate Christmas at CIU.
    CIU Family Celebrates Christmas

    By Ireland Kost and Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University students mingled with over 550 faculty and staff members of CIU and Ben Lippen School and their families at a huge night time outdoor Christmas celebration of the birth of Christ hosted by CIU President...

  • CIU ready to assist Virginia College students

    Here is good news for Virginia College students! Columbia International University is ready to assist you in the transferring of your credits toward appropriate CIU programs.

    Virginia College closed in December, but that doesn’t mean students are without an opportunity to continue their education. And CIU stands ready to help.

    If you’re a Virginia College student, or...

  • Alanna Batterman ministered to refugees living in the Columbia area.
    Intercultural Studies majors find cross-cultural ministry in Columbia

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    As Columbia International University senior Emma Grace Ballentine was being served food by her Malaysian hostess, she sensed something was wrong.

    “She was burning her hands (by) using a towel as she was serving us food,” said Ballentine recalling one of the first times her refugee friend hosted her for...

Dr. Nina Ellison

By Joseph Knight

CIU Business & Professional Studies major

Today a speaker taught me to listen.

I was at the bi-monthly business seminar hosted...

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CIU Ram Christian Williams “Rams” it home in the dunking contest. (Photos by CIU Student Photographer Caleb Pringle.)

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

It was a RAMbunctious time in the Moore Fitness Center for the annual Moore Madness — an opportunity for the men...

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CIU Men's Golf 2018

It’s huge accomplishment for such a young team.

The Columbia International University men’s golf team is headed to the 2018 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA...

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Dr. Mark Jobe

The new president of a revered and historic Bible institute is an alumnus of Columbia International University.

Dr. Mark Jobe has been appointed the 10th president of Moody Bible Institute...

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Tori Veldhuizen puts her International Community Development experience to work.

Columbia International University 2017 graduate Tori Veldhuizen is putting her degree in International Community Development (ICD) to use in the United States — for now. Along with her...

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Dr. Hans Finzel

By Joseph Knight

CIU senior and Business major

I would hazard a guess that the average American college student does not know the name of a single board...

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Coffee business owners Matt Beyer of Columbia and Pavel Busygin of Russia.

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University alumnus Matt Beyer and businessman Pavel Busygin have a lot in common. They both own coffee shops. About the only difference...

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Liz Curtis Higgs speaks at Columbia International University

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

Not everyone would introduce themselves as “65, super-sized, silver-haired and a Jesus girl.”

But not...

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CIU student Heather Blackburn assists with a chainsaw.

By Nathanael Knott

On the weekend of Sept. 29, I had the opportunity to drive to New Bern, North Carolina with a team of 10 other Columbia International University students to...

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Books by Steve Davis, CIU Ph.D. in ICS candidate

Studying for CIU’s online Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies is perfect for students already heavily involved in ministry – including authors.

One such student is Stephen Davis who...

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Indah Coffee

The businesses of a Columbia International University alumni couple and a Ben Lippen School alumnus have combined to bring “South Carolina’s Best Coffee” to a second Columbia...

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CIU softball field almost ready for new season.

Columbia International University Softball Coach Sara Allen is pretty happy. She reports that there are just a few finishing touches left on the construction of the CIU softball field just ahead...

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