CIU News

  • Columbia International University Announces $22 Million in Expansions

    Columbia International University is announcing $22 million in facility expansions with the largest portion dedicated to a $15-20 million Business and IT Global Initiative Center.

    The Center will provide enhanced hands-on business and IT training for CIU students as well as students of Ben Lippen School, CIU’s Pre-K to 12th grade Christian...

  • Debbie Smith shares her thoughts at the Wives Fellowship.
    Getting to know the First Lady of CIU

    Wives Fellowship Welcomes Debbie Smith

    By Naomi Balk, CIU Student Writer


    Debbie Smith says if she could teach one class at Columbia International University it would be “Hospitality.”

    Smith, the wife of CIU President Dr. Mark Smith, was...

  • Cutting the ribbon at the John R. Cook Jr. Business and Entrepreneurship Center
    Ribbon Cut on Business and Entrepreneurship Center

    By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk

    The Business & Organizational Leadership program at Columbia International University got a big boost on Oct. 6 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new ...

  • Musical basketball chairs.
    “Hooping” and Hollering

    Basketball Teams Hold School-Wide Athletic Event

    By Michael A. Lanier

    The 2017-2018 CIU men’s and women’s basketball teams were introduced with a little madness —Moore Madness — a fun October event for students, faculty and staff in the Moore Fitness Center.    

    It was a night of food and fun competitions...

  • CIU flags at half staff
    Praying for Las Vegas

    How are you praying for those affected by the mass shooting in Las Vegas? In a statement, President Donald Trump said, “To the families of the victims: We are praying for you and we are here for you, and we ask God to help see you through this very dark period.”

    So, what are you praying? Columbia International University professors were asked about their prayers for Las Vegas...

  • Dr. Bryan Beyer with Ingrid Peterson.
    CIU Sets Record for Blood Donation

    By Michael A. Lanier

    CIU Student Writer

    The annual American Red Cross blood donation day at Columbia International University was record-setting. A total of 60 units was donated Sept. 25, breaking the old CIU record of 51 units set in 2012...

January 31, 2012

Construction of Phase II of Pine View Apartments at Columbia International University is underway.  Workers and heavy equipment are now on site leveling the ground for approximately 100 more apartment homes featuring one-bedroom efficiencies, one- and two-bedroom apartments and a Community...

January 27, 2012

Columbia International University alumnus Garry James is the head of a new minority outreach program at the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers.  James, who earned a Master of Divinity degree from CIU in 2001, credits his education at CIU and two other...

January 25, 2012

By Jacob Given

CIU Student Writer

Just before graduation day in May 2010, CIU President Dr. Bill Jones prayed with the board of trustees that God would “strike a fire” under the graduates.  The next morning he got a phone call that CIU...

January 19, 2012

Columbia International University will dedicate the renovated G. Allen Fleece Library with a special ceremony on Jan. 24 at 11:30 a.m.

A devastating electrical fire on May 8, 2010 caused over $2.5 million in damages, mostly to the interior of the library,...

January 18, 2012

A 1996 graduate of Columbia International University is in the business of helping businesses succeed. 

Jody Deming, who lives in the Upstate of South Carolina, founded Bottlecap Creative House with Kevin Keigley.  Together they find ways for local businesses to...

January 17, 2012

You’ve heard of “Occupy Wall Street.”  But you’ve probably never heard of “Occupy Fleece.” 

It was more of a party, than a protest. 

On Jan. 17, the G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University opened for the first time since a devastating...

January 13, 2012

You’ve heard of “Occupy Wall Street.”  But you’ve probably never heard of “Occupy Fleece.” 

It’s more of a party, than a protest. 

On Jan. 17, the G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University will open for the first time since a devastating fire in May...

January 13, 2012

Columbia International University has announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Booth as university registrar.  She begins her duties Feb. 1.

Booth comes to CIU from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) in Wake Forest, N.C., where she served as assistant director of...

January 10, 2012

All Living CIU Presidents Now Active at the University

Dr.  Johnny Miller, who served as the fourth president of Columbia International University from 1991 to 1999, has returned to CIU as a professor in CIU Seminary & School of Ministry. 

January 09, 2012

One of the longest-living graduates of Columbia International University went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 29.  Mary Elizabeth “Lib” McMurray was 102 years old.  McMurray was member of the class of 1939 when CIU was known as CBC – Columbia Bible College. ...

January 02, 2012

Workers are putting finishing touches to the renovations of the G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University.  A fire in the library in May 2010 caused extensive smoke damage throughout the library prompting CIU officials to not only make repairs to the library,...

December 23, 2011

The pastor of a Columbia area church is celebrating the Christmas season - and his church's recent affiliation with a denomination. 

Jaye Morgan, who graduated from Columbia International University in 1989 with a Master of Divinity degree, leads...