CIU News

  • Spotlight: Member of the Class of 2018 Headed for Japan

    David Thorsen is a member of the Class of 2018 graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies (ICS). Originally from Stavanger, Norway, David has been appointed by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission with whom he interned last summer in Japan, to serve in Japan long term. Thorsen has ministered to Japanese immigrants in Columbia during his time at CIU. He talks about his future...

  • Dr. Steve Baarendse receives Excellence in Teaching Award
    Professor Steve Baarendse Honored for Excellence in Teaching

    A Columbia International University professor described as caring deeply about his students has been honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award.  Professor of English Dr. Steve Baarendse received the recognition at the annual awards dinner of the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) in April.

    The award is given to...

  • Getting "Ram Ready"
    Are You “Ram Ready?”

    Dozens of incoming CIU undergraduate students became “Ram Ready” the weekend of April 14.

    “Ram Ready” is an opportunity to hear from a variety of campus representatives, meet professors and begin to navigate the campus. You’ll make friends with your incoming class and current students, learn about your academic program, get a jump on finalizing your course...

  • Banner Day for CIU Athletics: CIU Approved as Member of NAIA

    Columbia International University is now a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The announcement from the NAIA comes after the CIU Athletics Department completed a year-long process for NAIA membership as well as membership in the Appalachian Athletic...

  • CIU to Celebrate Two Commencements April 28

    Two commencement programs will take place April 28 on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU) as 193 students are recognized for academic achievements from certificates to bachelor degrees to doctoral degrees. The commencement exercises begin at 8:30 a.m. for seminary and graduate students and at 11:30 a.m. for undergraduate students. Both ceremonies will be held in Shortess...

  • The CIU Thespians perform “She Loves Me”

    A review by Joseph Knight

    CIU Student Writer

    Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the April 15 performance. An encore performance is scheduled for April 16 at 7 p.m. 

    I was excited as I settled into my chair in Hoke auditorium and waited for the stage lights to fade. I had come for an early...

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...

March 20, 2012

The old song says, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."  At Columbia International University, we're unpaving the parking lot and putting up ... well, OK, it's not paradise. 

But as the CIU campus becomes more pedestrian-friendly, it is also becoming greener. ...

March 19, 2012

Thoughts from CIU Sophomore Jacob Given

World Christian Week is a big event here on the CIU campus. Every year, a week is devoted to hearing what God is doing among the nations. Various missionaries and alumni can be found on campus. Mission agencies have booths set up in...

March 08, 2012

A Columbia International University alumnus is offering financial advice to a company focused on stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector.    

Art Carter, who graduated from CIU in 2007 with a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies, is an...

March 07, 2012

As a Columbia International University student, Ashley Chandler was known by her friends as the intellectual in the group.  They knew her as a deep thinker.  Chandler, who graduated from CIU in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible Teaching, went on to earn a Master...

March 05, 2012

At about 5:30 a.m. March 3, 2012, students at Columbia International University heard a roar.  It turned out to be a tornado that hit the Denny Terrace neighborhood just south of the CIU campus.  The National Weather Service said an F-0 tornado (minimal tornado) damaged trees and a...

March 05, 2012

Christian school educators from around the United States joined The Lowrie Center for Christian School Education at Columbia International University and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for an Early Education Conference via live Web streaming.  The March 3...

March 02, 2012

A Columbia-area businessman and church elder is the newest member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.  Marion Hill Davis of Chapin was elected to the board at its February meeting.  

Davis is the president of Bilt Rite Corporation Overhead Door...

March 01, 2012

Not every Columbia International University Chapel begins with 60 dozen doughnuts.  But the Chapel speaker on March 1 brought his work with him.  Students lined up to get a doughnut before heading in to Shortess Chapel to hear Krispy Kreme CEO Jim Morgan challenge them to pursue...

February 27, 2012

By Tim Caiello

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University not only trains future leaders, but also equips current leaders.

That’s why the Youth Ministry, Family & Culture Department at CIU hosted a two-day Resource Conference for...

February 24, 2012

Today’s economic climate is making it difficult for businesses to stay focused on their mission while at the same handling the daily challenges. That’s why Columbia International University is hosting a luncheon with Jim Morgan, the Chairmanand CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. on March 1...

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