CIU News

  • CIU summer soccer camp
    CIU Summer Sports Camps are Underway

    The Columbia International University sports camp season is underway. The first camp included over two dozen high school men’s soccer prospects at the Residential ID Camp featuring small-sided games, futsal, team tournaments, as well as other techniques to improve skills. Devotionals...

  • CIU Coach Danny Reese and JV prospects.
    CIU Adds JV Men’s Basketball

    Recruitment is underway for the first season of junior varsity men’s basketball at Columbia International University this fall.

    Already 10 prospective players participated in a JV Preview Day on June 9 with another Preview Day scheduled for June 19. In addition to workouts in the Moore Fitness Center, Preview Days include meeting with representatives of CIU Admissions, Financial...

  • Director of Business & Organizational Leadership Dr. Scott Adams
    What’s Happening to the Malls?

    Dr. Scott Adams, the director of the Columbia International University’s Business & Organization Leadership program was asked to weigh in on a phenomenon taking place in Columbia and...

  •  Athletic Director James Whitaker, Men's Basketball Head Coach Marshall Tague, and Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach Jud Brooker with the Sport Ministry trophy.
    CIU Athletics Recognized for Ministry

    The Columbia International University Rams were honored for their efforts beyond the field of competition with the Sports Ministries Award from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

    The Sports Ministries Award recognizes member institutions for “having significant spiritual outreach through the utilization of athletic ministries.”

    Ministry...

  • CIU alumnus Kenn Oke (2011)
    Measuring Healthy Churches

    How do you define and measure a “healthy church?” That’s a question tackled by Columbia International University alumnus Kenn Oke who serves as European director for Avant Ministries , which focuses on planting and developing the church in the unreached areas of the world. Oke earned a...

  • Online Business Degrees Coming to CIU this Fall

    Fall marks several new beginnings for online degree programs at Columbia International University (CIU). Three entirely online business degrees will be offered in August, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA), the first graduate degree to be offered by the CIU College of Arts & Sciences...

March 06, 2017
Kuala Lumpur

In February, a Protestant pastor was abducted on the street in a town near the capital of Malaysia. Columbia International University adjunct professor, Dr. Peter Riddell says the kidnapping comes against a background of pressure against non-Muslims in the Southeast Asian country.

Riddell...

March 06, 2017
Portrait of Robertson McQuilkin hangs in the entryway of the McQuilkin Building on the CIU campus.

By Bob Holmes

Like a lot of parents who hope their child will sit still in church, Judee Dickinson’s mom and dad used to let her draw pictures during the service. But instead of the doodles of a lot of children, Dickinson drew the faces of the people around her. It...

March 02, 2017
Erin Gobbi wins CIU's McQuilkin Scholarship

By Bob Holmes

Sometimes Erin Gobbi doesn’t answer her mobile phone when the incoming call reads “Unknown.” But this time she decided to answer. She’s glad she did. The caller introduced himself as Bill Jones,...

February 28, 2017
Will Norton and his wife Colene in 1939.

Christianity Today magazine described H. Wilbert Norton as the man whose leadership “brought a missions focus to Christian higher education.” The CIU alumnus passed away on Feb. 20. He was 102 years old.

Norton was a 1939 graduate of CIU. In 2012, he returned to his alma mater...

February 28, 2017
Simulation of a refugee experience on the CIU campus.

By Janai Tedder

 

The church’s response to the worldwide refugee crisis was the topic for Columbia International University’s annual World Christian Week, Feb. 20-23, emphasizing CIU’s core value of...

February 27, 2017
Honored CIU Alumna Elizabeth Sessions

An honored Columbia International University alumna and faithful CIU supporter has gone home to be with the Lord.

Elizabeth Rikard Sessions was ushered into glory on Feb. 24. She was 98 years old.

Mrs. Sessions graduated from CIU, then called Columbia Bible College, in 1943. She went...

February 15, 2017
Chaplain Larry Dabeck

CIU alumnus “taking care of those who take care of soldiers”

By Bob Holmes

Army Chaplain Larry Dabeck saw the Iraqi rocket fire whizz just over his head and hit the next group of U.S. soldiers beside him. As...

February 10, 2017

Two Columbia International University athletic squads are making the grade when it comes to the classroom. Women’s soccer and women’s cross country have been...

February 06, 2017
Former CIU Athletics Director Kim Abbott

By Jenai Tedder

CIU Student Writer 

The legacy of CIU’s first athletics director, Kim Abbott, was honored by students, faculty and staff during men’s and women’s basketball games at the Moore Fitness...

February 06, 2017
Pastor James Dixon of El-Bethel Baptist Church in Maryland

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The Columbia International University students, faculty and staff began the month of February commemorating Black History Month with a series of Chapel messages demonstrating that God loves all people, and so...

February 03, 2017
Marjorie Hobbs holding the Lead by Example Award

A Columbia International University alumna is the recipient of her employer’s “Lead by Example Award.”

Marjorie Hobbs, a manager for Palmetto Health Behavioral Care Day Treatment in Columbia,...

February 03, 2017
Ryan Gibson scores 1,000 career points

Ryan Gibson is the first basketball player in Columbia International history to score 1,000 points. He achieved the milestone on Jan. 31 in a win against Warren Wilson College at Swannanoa, North Carolina. He would later be...

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