CIU News

  • Ministering to “the Foreigner Residing Among You”

    CIU Student Refugee Ministry in Columbia

    By Jairo de Oliveira

    CIU Graduate Student

    In August 2016 I moved to Columbia, South Carolina, with my family (wife and son) to study at Columbia International University. Few months after our arrival we got an invitation to visit the ...

  • CIU Education Graduates take on Leadership Positions

    Two graduates of the Columbia International University's College of Education have recently taken on leadership positions.

    Emir Ruiz Esparza has been hired as Dean of Student Life, Learning and Formation at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. He will oversee resident educators, student activities and organizations. He previously served as head of school at...

  • The sign announcing the construction of the William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center
    An Exciting Summer of Construction and Renovation is Underway

    It may get a bit dusty at times around the CIU campus this summer, but by the time students return in late August, there will be some very noticeable changes. It’s known around campus as “The Wow Factor.”

    One of the most recognizable activities this summer is seen as soon as you enter campus – the construction of the $20 million...

  • CIU Professor of Church Ministry Dr. Andre Rogers
    Dr. Andre Rogers Named Special Assistant to the President; Popular longtime CIU professor has served under presidents Smith and Jones

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University professor of Church Ministry, Dr. Andre Rogers has an additional role outside the classroom. CIU President Dr. Mark Smith has named Rogers special assistant to the president...

  • Dr. Mike Langston
    Wartime chaplain building CIU’s chaplaincy program

    By Thomas S. Mullikin

    In the wake of a marked rise in both mental health and spiritual well-being issues – and a dearth of Christian outreach programs to deal with the same – there is said to be a ‘resurgence of need.’ This need is for new and ever-effective chaplaincy programs, and an enabling of those programs to train new chaplains,...

  • Enrollment Growth Continues at CIU

    On-campus and online student enrollment continues to grow at Columbia International University.

    The 2018 Spring semester brought nine percent overall enrollment growth compared to Spring 2017 for a total of 1,085 undergraduate, graduate and seminary students now attending CIU.

    Meanwhile, the number of students taking advantage of CIU’s ...

March 05, 2018

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Nearly 100 business leaders from the Columbia area heard the Columbia International University president talk about leadership and CIU’s vision for the Columbia community....

March 02, 2018

A dramatic pro-life video produced by students in the Digital Media and Cinema program of...

March 01, 2018
Health Fair therapy dog

The Columbia International University student body is being reminded to take care of their individual bodies.

At a spring midterm health fair in February, the social, spiritual, physical and mental elements of good health were addressed in a fun and engaging way. Exhibits in the Student...

February 26, 2018
Dr. Henri Aoun

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

The 2018 World Christian Week challenged CIU students to reflect on the power of Christ through suffering with the theme: “The Gospel through Suffering.” World Christian Week celebrates CIU’s...

February 23, 2018
Dr. Raphael Anzenberger

As many continue to reflect on the life of the Rev. Billy Graham, a Columbia International University professor offered the South Carolina news media his thoughts on the world’s most famous evangelist.

News outlets sent reporters to CIU just hours after Graham’s death was...

February 21, 2018

Columbia International University celebrates the life and ministry of one of God's greatest servants, The Rev. Billy Graham.

“The Rev. Graham lifted up Jesus Christ through powerful preaching and led millions to a saving knowledge of Christ...

February 21, 2018

By Bob Holmes

As the world mourns the passing of The Rev. Billy Graham, a historic relationship between the famous evangelist and Columbia International University is being recalled.

In February 1950, Graham was at the height of his ministry. America...

February 19, 2018
Hannah Trawick

Columbia International University basketball recruit Hannah Trawick is the WLTX-TV Player of the Week. Hannah is a senior at Ben Lippen School, CIU’s Pre-K to 12th grade Christian school located on the CIU campus. Hannah received the...

February 19, 2018
Shirin Taber, director of the Middle East Women's Leadership Network

A Columbia International University Intercultural Studies student is making a difference on behalf of women at the United Nations. Shirin Taber, who is enrolled in CIU’s online M.A. in Muslim Studies program, is...

February 16, 2018
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 Division 1...

February 14, 2018
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...

February 14, 2018
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...