CIU News

  • South Carolina Congressman Visits CIU Business Class

    South Carolina U.S. House member Joe Wilson of Lexington County stopped by the Columbia International University campus to chat with business students as part of a tour of his home district and the surrounding area.

    Wilson spoke to a Managerial Economics class and noted...

  • CIU Thespians Present “The 39 Steps”

    A Review by Michael A. Lanier

    I walked into Hoke Auditorium, believing that I already knew what to expect from the CIU Thespians' newest production, The 39 Steps. I was already familiar with the story: the famous Alfred Hitchcock directed the film adaption of the popular novel back in the 1950s, and having seen the movie, I was ready for the suspenseful...

  • Meghann Miller and Josiah Anzenberger dress in '50s fashion.
    “In Step” "At the Hop”

    CIU students prepped for the annual winter formal with an evening of swing dance lessons and a little competition. To add to the fun, students dressed in “sock hop” fashion as if it were the 1950s. 

    The winning dance couple was Josiah Anzenberger and Meghann Miller.

    Anzenberger says he only learned to swing dance about a month ago and he says he “loved it...

  • 2014 CIU MAT graduate La Shonna Bookert
    Letting her Life Speak Jesus into her Students

    Meet CIU Alumna La Shonna Bookert

    La Shonna Bookert says Columbia International University thoroughly prepared her to be a successful teacher of young children. And it shows.

    Bookert is “Center Stage,” featured in an employee profile by the Richland One School District in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from CIU with a...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith at inaugural reception
    Inauguration: Students, Alumni Excited About the Future of CIU

    By Michael A. Lanier, Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

    Students, alumni and others expressed excitement about the future of Columbia International University as Dr. Mark Smith was ceremonially inaugurated as the seventh president of CIU. The Nov. 3 event was held as part of the...

  • Artwork on display at CIU.
    CIU: A Place for Poets, Painters and other Artists

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    In a dimmed atmosphere of fairy lights, a blazing hearth fire, and the aroma of coffee, Columbia International University students shared an evening of art and poetry at an October exposition co-hosted by ...

June 03, 2011

By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students will be an important part of the annual Global Day of Prayer on June 12. 

The Global Day of Prayer is a call to repentance and unity through prayer.   The...

May 31, 2011

A 1,800 mile summer bicycling tour along the East Coast by five young men will focus on 1More.  The idea is not to just peddle 1More mile from Florida to Maine, but it’s an opportunity to touch 1More life. 

The 1More Tour features Columbia International University students...

May 21, 2011

Robert “Bob” Carl Kallgren, 69, died at home May 21, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.   

The funeral will be held (Monday May 23 at 7:00 pm) in Shortess Chapel on the campus of Columbia International University with  viewing to be held one hour prior to the...

May 20, 2011

You’ve seen the billboards:  Judgment Day, May 21, 2011.  The prediction was made by Harold Camping, the founder of Family Radio based in Oakland, Calif.  His listeners spread out across the world to warn people that Jesus would return on May 21.  But what does the...

May 17, 2011

Will Schafer, the president of Master Automotive in Augusta, Ga. and Aiken, S.C. was elected to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees at its May 6 meeting in Columbia. 

Master Automotive includes Buick, GMC, Chevrolet and Cadillac franchises. Schafer, 42, lives in...

May 12, 2011

Columbia International University is “A God Place.”  That’s the title of the cover story of the May issue of “Reach Out Columbia” magazine.  The monthly publication is available to subscribers in the Columbia area and available on news racks around Columbia in grocery stores, Christian...

May 11, 2011

A lot of people hike the Appalachian Trail.  Few do it at age 58.  But Charles Anderson’s journey of five-million steps was more than a nature walk.  This was also about telling fellow hikers, most of them much younger than him, about Jesus Christ. 

Anderson, a 1959...

May 11, 2011

Dr. Bryan Beyer has been named the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University, effective May 16. 

Beyer also serves as the Biblical Languages program director in CIU Seminary & School of Missions.  He has been a professor at CIU...

May 10, 2011

Dr. Jerry Rankin has been named the new director of The Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University effective May 6.  Rankin recently retired after 40 years of service with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board (IMB), the last 17 years as president....

May 04, 2011

Columbia International University alumna and Christian recording artist Laura Story acknowledged her alma mater during a concert in Houston on Good Friday.  Story also made an appearance at a CIU alumni gathering at a local Chick-fil-A organized by members of Team CIU.  Team CIU is...

May 02, 2011

Dr. Warren Larson is the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, and for 23 years was a missionary to Pakistan.  He shares his thoughts on the death of the leader of al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.  For more on Larson and the...

May 02, 2011

The King James Bible turns 400 years old this year.  What is its significance?  For an answer, The Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga. turned to pastors and scholars, including Dr. William Larkin, professor of biblical studies at CIU Seminary & School of Missions.