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...

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

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 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 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...

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