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...

February 02, 2017

By Bob Holmes

An experienced and respected Christian higher education administrator has been named the seventh president of Columbia International University. The announcement was made following a vote by the CIU Board of Trustees on February 2 to confirm Dr....

January 30, 2017
CIU Improvisation Night

By Michael A. Lanier
CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students received exciting news this week as Suessical the Musical was announced as the next production for the CIU Players in April. The anticipation of the production has been...

January 10, 2017
Coach Bill Brindley, CIU men's soccer

Columbia International University welcomes Bill Brindley as the new men’s head soccer coach.

Brindley comes to the CIU Rams from the Trinity Baptist College Eagles in Jacksonville, Florida where he built TBC’s soccer program from scratch in 2012 to consecutive regional...

January 09, 2017
Damian Hurta and Jordan Dillingham

By Bob Holmes

If the grimace on the face of CIU basketball player Damian Hurta was any indication, the new weight room equipment in CIU’s Moore Fitness Center is going to be an effective training tool...

January 02, 2017

Columbia International University students are connecting with international refugees resettling in the Columbia area. The students volunteer with “Bridges,” an ESL (English as a Second Language) program at Kilbourne Park Baptist Church. The program has reached people from 19 nations...

December 20, 2016
Some of the new study space in the G. Allen Fleece Library.

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University students said they needed more space for quiet study. Library Director Cynthia Snell was listening. She responded with a comfortable, enlarged area for study in...

December 13, 2016
Timothy Wolff celebrates after earning his master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language/Intercultural Studies

“It is time for us as faith-walkers, now more than ever, to let our lights shine in a dark world – and especially this place we call home, The United States of America.”

That was the charge to the December graduates on the main campus of Columbia International University...

December 08, 2016
CIU Athletics Director Kim Abbott

Kim Abbott made her mark in the history of Columbia International University. And now CIU has said its goodbyes to the school’s first athletics director.

Abbott is leaving at the end of the Fall semester to give more...

December 07, 2016
Dr. Johnny Miller, professor emeritus, CIU Seminary & School of Ministry

Is your church sensitive to the physically disabled within the congregation? That’s a question raised by Dr. Johnny V. Miller, professor emeritus in the CIU Seminary...

December 07, 2016
CIU alumna Vanessa Torres, winner of a Milken Education Award is a Spanish Teacher at Nursery Road Elementary in Columbia, South Carolina.

Columbia International University alumna Vanessa Torres is a 2016 winner of The Milken Educator Award, called the “Oscars of Teaching” by Teacher...

December 07, 2016
Rob Settle, executive director, Providence Home, Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia International University alumnus Rob Settle oversees a haven for men with shattered lives. He is the executive director of Providence Home for men in Columbia, South Carolina. The mission of the ministry is simple:

"To help...

December 05, 2016
Robertson McQuilkin

By Dr. Shirl Schiffman

CIU Professor of Ministry Studies

After the death of former CIU President Robertson McQuilkin on June 2, 2016, many of his friends and colleagues paid...

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