CIU News

  • A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.
    Some CIU Graduates Receive their Diploma in Prison

    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...

  • South Carolina Congressman Visits CIU Business Class

    South Carolina U.S. House member Joe Wilson of Lexington County stopped by the Columbia International University campus to chat with business students as part of a tour of his home district and the surrounding area.

    Wilson spoke to a Managerial Economics class and noted...

  • CIU Thespians Present “The 39 Steps”

    A Review by Michael A. Lanier

    I walked into Hoke Auditorium, believing that I already knew what to expect from the CIU Thespians' newest production, The 39 Steps. I was already familiar with the story: the famous Alfred Hitchcock directed the film adaption of the popular novel back in the 1950s, and having seen the movie, I was ready for the suspenseful...

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. 

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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...

December 16, 2011

By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer

A man who took an Atlanta diner and transformed it into the second largest fast-food chicken restaurant chain in the United States, was recognized with the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Columbia...

December 07, 2011

The winner of a full-tuition scholarship from Columbia International University (CIU) in Columbia, S.C. is a prayer leader at his church, chaplain of the National Honor Society at his high school, and serves burgers and tater tots on roller skates at the local Sonic.   

Zachary...

December 07, 2011

Distinguished Columbia International University Alumna Wilma J. Cross (class of ’69), is being recognized for her effective ministry among prisoners in Chile, South America. Her Distinguished Alumna award at CIU's 2011 Homecoming in November caught the...

December 06, 2011

Christian singer/songwriter Laura Story, a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University, has been nominated for a Grammy Award.  Story’s song “Blessings,” which she wrote and recorded, is one of five songs nominated in the “Best Contemporary Christian Music Song” category.  The...

December 05, 2011

An executive, attorney and former Army ranger has been named the director of the Business & Organizational Leadership program at Columbia International University (CIU) in Columbia, S.C.

Dr. Benjamin P. Dean comes to CIU with extensive organizational leadership experience with not-for-...

December 01, 2011

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Columbia International University (CIU) at commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 16.  Cathy’s daughter, Trudy Cathy White, a lay minister and...

November 18, 2011

Columbia International University and the German-based Academy for World Mission are celebrating the 25thanniversary of their partnership.  A quarter century ago the two organizations teamed up open a European campus in Korntal, Germany that focuses on offering higher education...

November 17, 2011

By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer

The cost of living in the recently renovated Memorial Residence Hall is high.  The price to enter?  A kiss.

Before the semester began, student leaders spent several days on a...

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