CIU News

  • CIU Enrollment Increases

    The spring semester at Columbia International University is in full swing with more students in the classroom and more students studying online.

    CIU Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Silvia Lucaschi-Decker, reports a Spring enrollment increase of over four percent from the 2016-2017 academic year to the 2017-18 academic year.

    The total number of undergraduate and...

  • CIU and Midlands Technical College Formalize Articulation Agreement for Business Students

    Columbia International University and Midlands Techical College (MTC) have formalized an agreement that will allow a seamless transition into CIU for MTC students who are pursuing a degree in business management.

    Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and...

  • A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.
    CIU Prison Initiative Graduates 10

    By Bob Holmes

    Norm fought back tears of joy as the candidates for graduation formed the line that would lead to “the walk” when a Columbia International University student becomes an alumnus. But for Norm and the nine others who would receive their diploma, “the walk” would not be across a chapel stage, but a walk across “The Yard”...

  • Ben Lippen business students welcome sheriff's deputies.
    High School Students in Dual Enrollment Business Class Show Holiday Appreciation to Law Enforcement

    Ben Lippen High School students taking dual enrollment business classes at Columbia International University showed their appreciation to law enforcement officers and first responders this Christmas season. The students handed out 150...

  • Lexi Evans and Andrew Hampshire
    “Celebrating Couples” at December Commencement

    By Bob Holmes

    The casual observer at the Columbia International University commencement may have just thought it coincidence when two people with the same last name crossed the stage of Shortess Chapel one right after the other. But Malcolm Campbell and Patricia Campbell are married, and both received their bachelor degrees at CIU’s December commencement; Malcolm...

  • MIchael Lanier
    Open Mic in the Ram Shack

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Open Mic in the CIU Ram Shack was a night of creativity and expression through singing, instrumentals, spoken word, rap, poetry, jokes, bagpipes and banjos and violins solos. The atmosphere buzzed during performances that were often spontaneous, raw and unpolished. 

    Freshman Joy Jones called the November...

April 30, 2012

Dr. Crawford Loritts will give the charge to the graduates at the May 12 spring commencement exercises at Columbia International University

Loritts has served God in a variety of capacities during his career.  Since being...

April 26, 2012

NASCAR racing icon Kyle Petty is coming to Columbia May 9.  Petty will be speaking at a fundraising luncheon for the new intercollegiate athletics program at Columbia International University, and will also meet with prison inmates enrolled in the CIU Prison Initiative at the Kirkland...

April 26, 2012

In 1962, Columbia International University, then called Columbia Bible College, needed help moving the campus from downtown Columbia, to its new location on Monticello Road.  They hired 18-year-old Lee Morris as a temporary worker.  Soon after, he was offered a full-time position....

April 23, 2012

What if your blessings come through raindrops?   What if your healing comes through tears? 

Those are questions we often avoid pondering.  But for 2003 Columbia International University alumna Laura Story, those questions are real life. 

Story, a Christian...

April 23, 2012

While many people are remembering the ways Chuck Colson touched their lives, few have memories of Colson from the perspective of Columbia International University alumna Ginny Dent Brant.

Colson, a former White House aide who was the first to be charged in the Watergate scandal...

April 19, 2012

It’s another small, but significant and historic step toward intercollegiate athletics at Columbia International University.  On April 19, lights went up on the soccer field under development at CIU.  A generous donation to CIU Athletics from an anonymous donor paved the way for the...

April 19, 2012

There’s no doubt that Jud Brooker came to CIU highly qualified for his role as men’s and women’s cross country coach.  But his running prowess was displayed April 14 when he won the Palmetto Half Marathon in Columbia – the first half marathon of his career – with a time of 1:14. 

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April 16, 2012

Dr. Anita Cooper, the director of the Bible Teaching program at Columbia International University is the CIU recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award presented by South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU).      

Each year, SCICU...

April 13, 2012

Grace and the Christian’s Responsibility in Sanctification.  Sounds pretty deep.  Deep, but nonetheless a topic of important discussion for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) at their General Assembly scheduled for June.  And at the center of that discussion will be...

April 09, 2012

Major General Doug Carver understands the admonition of 1 Peter 3:15. 

but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

As chief...

April 02, 2012

Over 175 high school students were challenged to be leaders of their generation during a two-day conference held on the Columbia International University campus in March.

Student Leadership University (SLU...

March 27, 2012

While Columbia International University students relaxed on spring break, Over 200 home school students took advantage of empty CIU classrooms for a debate tournament sponsored by The National Christian Forensics and Communications Association (NCFCA) – the third largest competitive high school...

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