CIU News

A major step toward improving the gateway to Columbia International University came with the demolition of a former club that the sheriff had considered a “nuisance.”


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CIU Rams on the new Mondotrack.

$1 Million Olympic-Style track now complete

Columbia International University Track & Field Coach Jud Brooker says it’s “very exciting to see all the hard work...

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Jeff McIlwain

Jeff McIlwain’s contributions to a 3-0 week in CIU’s men’s basketball AAC conference play earned him National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) Athlete of the Week...

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Work on the Monticello Road Corridor.

CIU committed to community enhancement and safety

Just a few months after Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith saw the potential for a revitalized...

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Dr. John Maxwell

Following his sold-out 2018 appearance, Dr. John Maxwell returns to Columbia International University on March 5 for his second Leadership Forum in the Midlands of South Carolina.


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The de Oliveira family.

By Bob Holmes

For two years, Jairo de Oliveira and his wife Vania took most of their classes together at CIU as they both worked on a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English...

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Justin Belk being congratulated by CIU President Dr. Mark Smith.

Columbia International University celebrated commencements on both sides of the Broad River on Dec. 14.

The first was on the main campus of CIU in the morning. Then in the afternoon,...

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CIU Prison Initiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood

The Columbia International University Prison Initiative has graduated its tenth cohort of student-inmates from the program that began in 2007. Since its inception, 157 men and women have graduated...

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CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger

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...

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Columbia International University 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...

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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...

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

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...

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