CIU News

  • Columbia International University roommates Emily Hernandez (left) and Emily Wood discuss room arrangements.
    Welcome Class of 2021!

    By Bob Holmes

    The only thing higher than the humidity on CIU registration and move-in day were the spirits of the Class of 2021. With the assistance of smiling upperclassmen volunteers, the freshmen and their families carried boxes, bedding and even a couple bass guitars to into the residence halls of CIU. Officially, the high temperature in Columbia on Aug.16 was 98...

  • The Byars brothers with their CIU coaches (l-r) Cross Country and Track Coach Jud Brooker, Braydon Byars, Dominik Byars and Men's Soccer Coach Bill Brindley
    Brothers Sign CIU Athletic Scholarships — Together

    Brothers Dominik and Braydon Byars were on different paths after high school. But the brothers will be much closer to each other again after signing athletic scholarships the same day at Columbia International University. They’ll even room together.

    Their stepfather, Winn Fitzgerald says, “It was like God stepped in for this to happen.”

    The Byars brothers played...

  • Summer of Campus Improvements

    New coffee shop, upgrades and beautifications

    It’s a busy summer for landscapers and construction crews on the Columbia International University campus with upgrades and beautification projects bringing more of what new CIU President Dr. Mark Smith calls “the wow factor....

  • Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones and his wife Debby Jones
    CIU Chancellor, Dr. Bill Jones, Honored with Key to the City

    “Gracious Father, may it unlock new doors,” Pastor Andre Rogers prayed after Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin presented CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones the Key to the City of Columbia.

    Friends, family, and colleagues filled City Council Chambers Friday morning, July 14, 2017, to show their continued support and appreciation for a man many called a mentor, friend, teammate, and an...

  • The Hausers at Indah Coffee
    Alumni Couple Expand Coffee Business

    Columbia International University alumni Nick and Stefanie Hauser have turned a weekend coffee stand into a busy coffee shop that is gaining popularity among the college crowd in Columbia.

    Their business, Indah Coffee, started out as a kiosk at a weekly Main Street farmer’s market. Today the couple roasts their own coffee at their shop that seats 60 people in the historic...

  • Dr. Mark Smith became CIU's seventh president on July 1
    CIU Welcomes President Dr. Mark A. Smith

    By Bob Holmes

    The month of July always has a bit of a different feel on the campus of Columbia International University. There are intensive summer classes, sports camps and a variety of Christian organizations utilize campus facilities for seminars and training.

    But this July there is also a quiet, but significant transition taking place. On July 1...

November 18, 2016
Ben Lippen Conference Center near Asheville, North Carolina

Cliff Barrows, longtime song leader, program director and friend of The Reverend Billy Graham, passed away on Nov. 15 at the age of 93. Many are unfamiliar with how the two met, and the Columbia International...

November 14, 2016
Mike and Kathy Langston

Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries, Dr. Michael Langston understands those who struggle with post-traumatic...

November 10, 2016
Crowder ends his American Prodigal Tour at Columbia International University

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

 

Generations of voices echoed in Shortess Chapel as Columbia International University’s alumni, students and faculty celebrated the opening of Homecoming 2016 on Nov. 4-5. Alumni...

November 10, 2016
CIU Alumnus of the Year Dr. Paul Tripp

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Imagine driving through a tunnel of magnificent trees every morning on your way to work. At first, you look at the trunks, branches and leaves with wonder and awe. But after a while, they become old and familiar....

November 09, 2016
"The Matchmaker" performed at Columbia International University

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Hoke Auditorium was filled with laughter as two characters scrambled to hide from their grouchy boss, while at the same time tried to impress the ladies of New York City. This odd scenario occurred during the...

November 07, 2016
Elizabeth Rikard Sessions

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer 

The Columbia International University soccer field now carries the name of a longtime CIU supporter.

The field was dedicated to CIU alumna Elizabeth Rikard Sessions on...

November 03, 2016
Dr. Bill Jones was a guest on the radio show "Laugh Again"

Columbia International University President Dr. Bill Jones knows how to tell a good story. That caught the attention of Phil Callaway, host of the radio...

November 01, 2016
2016 CIU Hoedown

CIU Students Gather for a Night of Fun at the Hoedown

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students gathered for one of the most anticipated social events of the year: The Hoedown. It’s a...

October 31, 2016

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Engraved on stones on the campus of Columbia International University are the school’s foundational five core values: Authority of...

October 24, 2016
CIU Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Paul Tripp will speak at Homecoming 2016

Tripp named Alumnus of the Year

By Bob Holmes

Dr. Paul Tripp says when he was a student at Columbia International University (then Columbia Bible College - CBC), he was a rabble-rouser who often found himself in the...

October 20, 2016
Dr. Igou Hodges

While Oct. 31 has become associated with the ghosts and goblins of Halloween, it is an important day in the history of the church.

It was on Oct. 31, 1517 that a priest named Martin Luther nailed to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, a list of questions and propositions for...

October 11, 2016
Author and Pastor Robert J. Morgan

Robert J. Morgan says that on the first night in his Columbia International University dormitory, “my roommate challenged me and got in my face about really committing my life to the cause of Christ.” He says it was “as though the Lord switched on a surge of adrenaline that is...

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