CIU News

  • Unique fully online Ph.D. in Biblical Studies coming to CIU

    Columbia International Unversity 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 first seminary in the United States or Canada to offer a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies using a fully-online modified European model that focuses on researching and...

  • CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger
    CIU alumni instrumental in European prayer breakfast

    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 event links followers of Jesus from around the European Union in prayer and fellowship.   

    Anzenberger, a native of France, is the director of...

  • CIU men give their all in Spartan Race

    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 frame of reference and make us more resilient.” ~ Spartan Race Inc.

    I had the great opportunity to be a Spartan Ram, alongside fellow Columbia International University students...

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

    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 huge night time outdoor Christmas celebration of the birth of Christ hosted by CIU President...

  • CIU ready to assist Virginia College students

    Here is good news for Virginia College students! Columbia International University is ready to assist you in the transferring of your credits toward appropriate CIU programs.

    Virginia College closed in December, but that doesn’t mean students are without an opportunity to continue their education. And CIU stands ready to help.

    If you’re a Virginia College student, or...

  • Alanna Batterman ministered to refugees living in the Columbia area.
    Intercultural Studies majors find cross-cultural ministry in Columbia

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    As Columbia International University senior Emma Grace Ballentine was being served food by her Malaysian hostess, she sensed something was wrong.

    “She was burning her hands (by) using a towel as she was serving us food,” said Ballentine recalling one of the first times her refugee friend hosted her for...

Move-In Greeting at CIU

Move-In day: A new home

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

The Class of 2022 and transfer students moved into the Columbia...

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Amy Dubois

After thousands of dollars in equipment was stolen from her church, CIU Business Professor Amy Dubois prays that whoever took it will understand that it was wrong and come to salvation through...

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Kevin and Lainie McWilliams

CIU couple celebrating 40 years of marriage and a 40-year class reunion

By Bob Holmes

Kevin and Lainie McWilliams recall that DTR moment in their lives....

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Dr. Isti Sanga

Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Isti Sanga is back in South Carolina playing a key role in digital education for the Kershaw County School District. Sanga, a native of Nigeria, is...

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It was just last March that Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith and his wife Debbie paid a birthday visit to CIU’s oldest living alumnus, Ottie Roberson (CIU President...

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Intercultural Studies Ph.D. producing “scholarly practitioners”

By Bob Holmes

As the senior editorial consultant to a new regional...

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CIU alumna Laslene Glymph

Partnership with Lt. Governor’s Office brings community and church together

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University alumna Laslene Glymph is...

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The CIU men’s soccer team has travelled from South Carolina to South America as they minister in Medellin, Colombia. Coach Bill Brindley is leading his team on the weeklong trip along with...

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French Evangelist Raphael Anzenberger

Students enrolled in online graduate degrees eligible  

By Bob Holmes

The first recipient of a new Columbia International University full-tuition...

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Clearing on International Boulevard for the Global Business and IT Center

Ground clearing has begun on the $20 million William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center. Named after CIU’s chancellor Dr. Bill Jones, the Center will be the hub for educating students...

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Drew Clemmons, a CIU senior enjoys a book in the CIU Campus Store.

By Bob Holmes

There is probably no place on campus with more blue and gold than the new CIU Campus Store. The CIU school colors are on display in everything from CIU Rams gear...

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Business Professor Scott Adams, J.D.

The Columbia International University School of Business is making friends among those who assist the growing international community in the Columbia area.

School of Business Director...

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