CIU News

  • 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...

  • South Carolina Congressman Visits CIU Business Class

    South Carolina U.S. House member Joe Wilson of Lexington County stopped by the Columbia International University campus to chat with business students as part of a tour of his home district and the surrounding area.

    Wilson spoke to a Managerial Economics class and noted...

  • CIU Thespians Present “The 39 Steps”

    A Review by Michael A. Lanier

    I walked into Hoke Auditorium, believing that I already knew what to expect from the CIU Thespians' newest production, The 39 Steps. I was already familiar with the story: the famous Alfred Hitchcock directed the film adaption of the popular novel back in the 1950s, and having seen the movie, I was ready for the suspenseful...

  • Meghann Miller and Josiah Anzenberger dress in '50s fashion.
    “In Step” "At the Hop”

    CIU students prepped for the annual winter formal with an evening of swing dance lessons and a little competition. To add to the fun, students dressed in “sock hop” fashion as if it were the 1950s. 

    The winning dance couple was Josiah Anzenberger and Meghann Miller.

    Anzenberger says he only learned to swing dance about a month ago and he says he “loved it...

  • 2014 CIU MAT graduate La Shonna Bookert
    Letting her Life Speak Jesus into her Students

    Meet CIU Alumna La Shonna Bookert

    La Shonna Bookert says Columbia International University thoroughly prepared her to be a successful teacher of young children. And it shows.

    Bookert is “Center Stage,” featured in an employee profile by the Richland One School District in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from CIU with a...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith at inaugural reception
    Inauguration: Students, Alumni Excited About the Future of CIU

    By Michael A. Lanier, Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

    Students, alumni and others expressed excitement about the future of Columbia International University as Dr. Mark Smith was ceremonially inaugurated as the seventh president of CIU. The Nov. 3 event was held as part of the...

February 10, 2015

Islam: Inherently Violent or Peaceful? Many people are asking that question these days. The question was put to one of Columbia International University’s leading scholars on Muslim Studies: Dr. Warren...

February 06, 2015

The director of the chaplaincy program at Columbia International University says chaplains provide a link between local police and local churches....

February 06, 2015

There are over 300,000 Chinese students and scholars studying at American universities. Many of them are not Christians. So, how do you go about making them disciples of Jesus? Dr. Glen Osborn may have some answers.

Osborn graduated from...

February 05, 2015

A member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees has received one of South Carolina’s highest honors. The Order of the Palmetto was presented to Dr. Marshall (Sonny) White Jr. by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. The award is the state’s highest civilian honor...

January 28, 2015

By Melissa McCutchan

CIU Student Writer

For members of the Columbia International University men’s soccer team, the off-season looks a little...

January 14, 2015

Tithing is one of those topics that often evokes quite a bit of debate among believers. An article in “Today’s Christian Woman” magazine takes that conversation one step further: Are we still expected to give when we’re struggling financially?

Columbia International...

January 14, 2015

For the second year in a row “Military Advanced Education” (MAE) magazine has awarded Columbia International University the designation of a Top School in its 2015 “MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities,” measuring best practices in military and veteran education.

...
January 13, 2015

Keli Bradley, a homeschooler from Florence, South Carolina who would like to be a recording artist, is the winner of the $20,000 89.7 WMHK Scholarship competition to attend Columbia International University. The scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who has demonstrated a desire to make...

January 07, 2015

Columbia International University student Bridget Deline attended the African American Faith Leader’s Briefing hosted in September by the White House Office of Public Engagement.

Held at The White House, Deline heard from officials representing The White House as well as the...

January 06, 2015

Ministry for the students, faculty and staff at Zaporozhye Bible College and Seminary (ZBCS) in Ukraine has been quite different in recent months. That’s because the school is located just a short drive from the Russian border where Ukrainian troops have...

December 15, 2014

By Bob Holmes

December graduation at Columbia International University is a full day of celebration. Two commencement ceremonies are conducted; one on the main campus, and the other directly across the Broad River at the Kirkland Correctional Institution where the latest...

December 15, 2014

Columbia International University soccer standout Tyler Smith is being honored by both the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) and the National...

Pages