CIU News

  • Dr. Raphael Anzenberger
    CIU Professor Reflects on the Impact of Billy Graham with SC News Media

    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 announced on Feb. 21, to get perspectives on Graham’s life and legacy. See and read the news...

  • Columbia International University Remembers Billy Graham

    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,” said CIU President Dr....

  • The Rev. Billy Graham and the CIU Connection

    By Bob Holmes

    As the world mourns the passing of The Rev. Billy Graham, an 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’s eyes were focused on the young, fiery preacher as he traveled coast to coast preaching the...

  • Hannah Trawick
    CIU Women’s Basketball Recruit Named “Player of the Week” by Columbia TV Station

    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 honor for her hard work on the basketball court as well as her academic achievements, her involvement in...

  • Shirin Taber, director of the Middle East Women's Leadership Network
    CIU Student Making an Impact at the U.N.

    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 director of the Middle East Women’s Leadership Network. She recently led a media strategy...

  • CIU Goalkeeper Sam Wammock
    CIU Women’s Soccer Shines

    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

    Because of the Rams outstanding play, they finished the season ranked #8 in the nation. The...

September 20, 2017
Entrepreneurs at a CIU Launch event.

The outreach of the Columbia International University Business & Organizational Leadership Program is getting the attention of the business community in the Columbia area....

September 18, 2017
Pastor James Womack

Michael A. Lanier and Bob Holmes

Columbia International University’s annual Christian Life Conference was cut short this year by Hurricane Irma. But students were still impacted by the heartfelt prayers of new...

September 14, 2017
The House of Sapientia performs.

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The second year of CIU's new House Collective competition got underway in early September with a time of food, fellowship and fun at the House...

September 13, 2017
Cleaning up after Hurricane Irma

What do you do on a college campus when the outer bands of a large hurricane have enough strength to turn off the lights and cancel classes? You pray and then you make the best of it. 

CIU was closed on Monday and Tuesday Sept. 11 and 12 as the “fingers” of Hurricane Irma...

August 30, 2017
CIU students at Spirit Communications Park.

CIU Night with the Columbia Fireflies

By Michael A. Lanier and Bob Holmes

For the second year in a row, the Columbia International University family enjoyed an August night out at Spirit Communications Park to watch the...

August 28, 2017
Grace coffee brings together friends in the Rossi Student Center

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University celebrated the grand opening of a new addition to the campus community: the Grace Coffee Company bar. Dozens gathered at Grace...

August 25, 2017
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith

CIU President Dr. Mark Smith Convenes New School Year

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The new school year has officially “convened” at Columbia International University. The annual Convocation ceremony Aug. 24,...

August 22, 2017
CIU students are joined by the Rams mascot on Sessions Field. (Photo by Seth Berry)

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The beginning of the new school year at Columbia International University was marked like no other in the nearly 100-year history of the school. The first day of classes were moved back one day so the CIU family...

August 17, 2017
Columbia International University roommates Emily Hernandez (left) and Emily Wood discuss room arrangements.

By Bob Holmes

The only thing higher than the humidity on CIU registration and move-in day were the spirits of the Class of 2021. With the assistance of smiling upperclassmen volunteers, the freshmen and their families carried boxes, bedding and even a couple bass guitars to...

August 10, 2017
The Byars brothers with their CIU coaches (l-r) Cross Country and Track Coach Jud Brooker, Braydon Byars, Dominik Byars and Men's Soccer Coach Bill Brindley

Brothers Dominik and Braydon Byars were on different paths after high school. But the brothers will be much closer to each other again after signing athletic scholarships the same day at Columbia International University. They’ll even room together.

Their stepfather, Winn Fitzgerald...

August 03, 2017

New coffee shop, upgrades and beautifications

It’s a busy summer for landscapers and construction crews on the Columbia International University campus with upgrades and beautification projects bringing more of what new CIU...

July 17, 2017
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones and his wife Debby Jones

“Gracious Father, may it unlock new doors,” Pastor Andre Rogers prayed after Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin presented CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones the Key to the City of Columbia.

Friends, family, and colleagues filled City Council Chambers Friday morning, July 14, 2017, to...

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