CIU News

  • Ministering to “the Foreigner Residing Among You”

    CIU Student Refugee Ministry in Columbia

    By Jairo de Oliveira

    CIU Graduate Student

    In August 2016 I moved to Columbia, South Carolina, with my family (wife and son) to study at Columbia International University. Few months after our arrival we got an invitation to visit the ...

  • CIU Education Graduates take on Leadership Positions

    Two graduates of the Columbia International University's College of Education have recently taken on leadership positions.

    Emir Ruiz Esparza has been hired as Dean of Student Life, Learning and Formation at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas. He will oversee resident educators, student activities and organizations. He previously served as head of school at...

  • The sign announcing the construction of the William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center
    An Exciting Summer of Construction and Renovation is Underway

    It may get a bit dusty at times around the CIU campus this summer, but by the time students return in late August, there will be some very noticeable changes. It’s known around campus as “The Wow Factor.”

    One of the most recognizable activities this summer is seen as soon as you enter campus – the construction of the $20 million...

  • CIU Professor of Church Ministry Dr. Andre Rogers
    Dr. Andre Rogers Named Special Assistant to the President; Popular longtime CIU professor has served under presidents Smith and Jones

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University professor of Church Ministry, Dr. Andre Rogers has an additional role outside the classroom. CIU President Dr. Mark Smith has named Rogers special assistant to the president...

  • Dr. Mike Langston
    Wartime chaplain building CIU’s chaplaincy program

    By Thomas S. Mullikin

    In the wake of a marked rise in both mental health and spiritual well-being issues – and a dearth of Christian outreach programs to deal with the same – there is said to be a ‘resurgence of need.’ This need is for new and ever-effective chaplaincy programs, and an enabling of those programs to train new chaplains,...

  • Enrollment Growth Continues at CIU

    On-campus and online student enrollment continues to grow at Columbia International University.

    The 2018 Spring semester brought nine percent overall enrollment growth compared to Spring 2017 for a total of 1,085 undergraduate, graduate and seminary students now attending CIU.

    Meanwhile, the number of students taking advantage of CIU’s ...

January 25, 2018
John Maxwell to hold Leadership Forum at CIU April 25.

Dr. John Maxwell, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world, is coming to Columbia International University for a Leadership Forum on April 25.

Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold...

January 23, 2018
Beech and Jessica Loveland

By Bob Holmes

Beach Loveland calls it an important part of his lifelong pursuit of being the best he can be at roasting coffee. Perhaps we should call him, “Master Beach.”

The Columbia International University alumnus is one of only 97 people in the world...

January 23, 2018
Scott Adams, director of the CIU School of Business and Professional Studies

The Director of CIU’s School of Business and Professional Studies says that because of the political climate we live in, there may be more government shutdowns in the future.

Dr. Scott Adams made the comments to Columbia TV station WACH FOX 57. Adams was interviewed at CIU’s...

January 17, 2018

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-...

January 08, 2018
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith (left) and Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald Rhames sign agreement.

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...

December 15, 2017
A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.

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,...

December 14, 2017
Ben Lippen business students welcome sheriff's deputies.

Ben Lippen High School students taking dual enrollment business classes at Columbia International University showed their appreciation to...

December 13, 2017
Lexi Evans and Andrew Hampshire

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...

November 29, 2017
MIchael Lanier

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...

November 21, 2017

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...

November 17, 2017

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...

November 15, 2017
Meghann Miller and Josiah Anzenberger dress in '50s fashion.

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.

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