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...

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...

November 16, 2011

James Whitaker, a Greenville, S.C. native who has guided college and high school soccer teams to championship seasons, has been named the assistant athletic director and men’s soccer coach at Columbia International University.  Whitaker joins a growing roster of coaches and athletic...

November 15, 2011

Columbia International University has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to offer up to 100 percent of three master’s degrees and an undergraduate Bible Certificate online.  SACS is an accrediting agency.    

The online...

November 10, 2011

Columbia International University Professor of Chaplain Ministries, Dr. Mike Langston, spoke from a chaplain's heart on the national radio program “Focus on the Family.” The two-part interview Nov. 10 and 11 (Veteran’s Day), was a special tribute to military veterans.  Langston,...

November 08, 2011

CIU Cross Country Coach Judson “Jud” Brooker made an impressive first run in his new home of Columbia, S.C.  Brooker took first place in the 8k at the Governor’s Cup Road Race, Nov. 5 in Columbia.  Brooker’s time was 29:14 with a pace of 5:54. 

Brooker is organizing CIU’s...

November 08, 2011

Homecoming 2011 at Columbia International University was rich with CIU traditions.  The theme, “Faith Forward” highlighted three Distinguished Alumni who have made an impact both in the United States and abroad.  Other Homecoming events Nov. 3-5 included tours of the historic Robert...

November 07, 2011

Columbia International University students celebrated Spirit Week Nov. 1-4 with four unique dress-up themes. 

On Day 1 there were Epic Movie characters roaming the campus including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and characters from the Harry Potter series. Darth Vader and Snow White...

November 01, 2011

A businessman and attorney from the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina has been elected to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.  

Ross M. "Buddy" Lindsay is the owner of Lindsay and Evans CPAs, and with his wife Marie, is an attorney at the Lindsay...

October 27, 2011

By Bob Holmes

Tawa Saune grew up in Lima, Peru.  He is Quechua – an indigenous people who descended from the ancient Incas.  His father is from the mountains, his mother from the jungle.  And Laura, “the girl of his dreams”...

October 25, 2011

Columbia International University is #6 among South Carolina colleges and universities in the annual rankings published by the website  That’s up one position from last year’s rankings.      


October 20, 2011

Students at Columbia International University commemorated Authority of Scripture Week on campus with a public reading of the Bible in four days from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28.  The Authority of Scripture is a CIU core value.       

From a tent located in the...