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...

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...

July 22, 2011

Students step out of comfort zone on short-term mission trip

By Chanhyung Martin Choi

I had never thought about going to Africa before. I had learned and heard about Africa from some of my African friends, but it was just their story,...

July 19, 2011

The first semi truck load of books returned home on July 19 to the G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University, from their temporary housing in Atlanta.  The books were cleaned and restored in Georgia following a May 2010 fire at the library. 

As the books are...

July 18, 2011

Columbia International University Professor Dr. Larry Dixon has an answer to Pastor Rob Bell’s controversial book, “Love Wins.”  It’s “Jesus Redeems!”  

“Love Wins” has caused a stir in the evangelical community.  Its...

July 15, 2011

Delegates representing 16 countries and 20 states gathered on the campus of Columbia International University July 10-15 for the 41st annual International Institute for Christian School Educators (IICSE).

Each year Christian school administrators and teachers meet at "The...

July 15, 2011

To meet the growing need for chaplains in the United States, Columbia International University is now offering master’s degrees in chaplaincy.  Beginning in the fall semester, students can begin working toward a Master of Divinity (Chaplaincy) or a Master of Arts in Chaplaincy in CIU...

July 12, 2011

Dr. Bill Jones, the president of Columbia International University was in Africa on July 9 to celebrate the birth of a nation - the Republic of South Sudan. 

The country was carved out of a 2005 peace deal between the Muslims to the north who govern Sudan, and the Christians who...

July 11, 2011

Dr. Bryan Beyer has guided CIU students on 12 trips to the land of the Bible.  But this summer, as Beyer led the students to the Cliffs of Arbel overlooking the Sea of Galilee, love was in the air.  There, clinical counseling student Casey Lee proposed to seminary student Bonnie Batson...

July 08, 2011

Sometimes when you least expect it – life knocks you down.  It could be the loss of a job.  The loss of a home.  The loss of a loved one. 

You’re suddenly flat on your back.  How do you get up?  Should you even bother to get up?   

...

July 07, 2011

In a move that better clarifies its purpose, the seminary at Columbia International University (CIU) has changed its name from Seminary & School of Missions to Seminary & School of Ministry (SSM).  The new name highlights the seminary’s historic focus on preparing men and women for...

July 01, 2011

Graduate students in the Columbia International University School of Education “capped off” weeks of intensive summer studies with a bit of fun.   Students who are finishing their on-campus studies toward graduate-level Education degrees are recognized and “capped” in a traditional...

June 30, 2011

The state of South Carolina is abuzz after the University of South Carolina Gamecocks won back-to-back national baseball championships.  But one of Columbia International University's biggest baseball fans was not in the state to celebrate - he wasn't even...

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