CIU News

September 08, 2011

By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer 

Young women are bombarded with deceptive messages that can leave them believing their self-worth is defined by a perfect body, name-brand clothes, cool friends, and a relationship with “Mr. Right.”

Knowing...

September 08, 2011

On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America, The Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University is calling on churches across the United States to pray for the salvation of Muslims. 

The 9/11 anniversary this year falls on a Sunday, making it an ideal...

September 07, 2011

A 1954 graduate of Columbia International University is the focus of a lifestyle news story in The Suffolk News Herald of Suffolk, Va. 

Jeanne Banks is featured for being “a giver, a provider, someone who likes to get involved” according to the article.  Banks, who met her...

September 01, 2011

Columbia International University and Crossover Communications International are sponsoring “Impacto Global,” a conference to mobilize the Hispanic community in the United States to effectively reach all ethnic groups of the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Impacto Global” takes...

August 29, 2011

A 1999 graduate of Columbia International University is using the sport of wrestling to teach character and present biblical values. 

Scott Szalwinski has founded Mats 2 Men in Lexington, S.C.  The organization was recently highlighted in The...

August 26, 2011

The third cohort of the Columbia International University Prison Initiative graduated on Aug. 26.  The commencement speaker was a key figure in the development of the Initiative - former South Carolina Department of Corrections Director Jon Ozmint.

During his eight years as the...

August 22, 2011

Columbia International University upperclassmen are returning to Columbia for a new semester, and for many of them, a residence hall that doesn’t quite look like it did when they left in May. 

Construction crews were busy over the summer.  There was a “total makeover” of West...

August 19, 2011

Dr. Bryan Beyer has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University (CIU). 

Beyer has been a professor at CIU since 1985, and served as undergraduate dean from 1994-2001, and as dean of students from 2001-2004.  Most recently, Beyer served...

August 17, 2011

An editorial column in The State newspaper in Columbia featured perhaps one of Columbia International University’s most influential alumni in the world of sports.  Adrian Despres, a 1992 graduate of CIU Seminary & School of Ministry, serves as a guest chaplain for the University...

August 17, 2011

In these days of the Wii, Game Boy and other high tech entertainment, a Columbia International University alumnus has discovered creating new board games is a hit in Germany.  Jeff Allers, a 1999 graduate of CIU Seminary & School of Ministry is an architect by trade.  He uses his...

August 16, 2011

Some came in hatchbacks stuffed to the roof.  Some came with U-Hauls in tow.  Some came in a taxi from the airport.  But all have one thing in common.  Their first year at Columbia International University is about to begin. 

About 130 CIU freshmen and transfer...

August 05, 2011

By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer 

After spending the summer bicycling up the East Coast, the Columbia International University 1More Tour team was welcomed home by a group of proud fans.

A crowd of CIU students and faculty gathered in the...

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