CIU News

  • CIU 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award
    Alumni “come home” to celebrate growth, pray for CIU

    By Naomi Balk and Joseph Knight

    CIU Student Writers

    A lot has changed on the Columbia International University campus since Amy Daugaard graduated in 1978. But when it comes to the center of CIU’s DNA, she says much remains the same.

    “My most prominent memories are a combination of friendships, the Bible being the authority for life,...

  • Scene from "The Mousetrap" performed at Columbia International University
    CIU Thespians to perform the mystery of “The Mousetrap”

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    There’s a mystery to solve in Hoke Auditorium!

    Written by Agatha Christie, the CIU Thespians’ production of “The Mousetrap” sends chills through the audience with its maddening mystery, intense acting, and simple melody of “Three Blind Mice.”

    The curtains open on Mollie...

  • CIU students take a break from hurricane clean-up in Puerto Rico
    CIU students assist in Puerto Rico recovery a year after Hurricane Maria

    Ten CIU students, along with Intercultural Studies Professor Michelle Raven, travelled to Puerto Rico in October to assist the people there who continue to recover from Hurricane Maria that hit the U.S. territory a year ago. Below are the reflections of a member of the CIU recovery team, Joanna Railey, discussing the six days of ministry. She is a sophomore majoring in ...

  • Mondotrack surface at Ben Lippen School
    Excitement builds as Mondotrack nears completion; 5K Challenge scheduled

    They’re rolling out the Mondo Track. Literally.

    With months of ground preparation behind them, crews are rolling the Mondo surface on the track around the Ben Lippen School football field. It’s the final touch for the $1 million Olympic-style track to be used by the...

  • Rams Head Basktball Coach Tony Stockman
    Former Clemson basketball standout Tony Stockman begins first season as Rams head coach

    Former Clemson basketball standout Tony Stockman is well-known in South Carolina for the big shot he made as a Clemson Tiger in 2001. His three-pointer as time ran out upset #1 ranked University of North Carolina.

    Today, Stockman is in his first season as the head...

  • CIU student Katie Mayberry
    CIU students minister to local community through food drive

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    “Is this for real? You sure this is free?”

    This was the response of a Monticello Road resident who received one of 266 bags of groceries from CIU’s Student Mission Connection (SMC) as the group reached out to the local community.

    SMC set up a tent, table...

Call it collaboration between church and city.  But in a place like Charleston, S.C. where historic preservation makes the city what it is, a plea from the mayor to save a 172-year-old church...

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By Abbey LeRoy

CIU Student Writer

When classes begin at Columbia International University on Aug. 21, more than a dozen new CIU students will be in prison...

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Beginning this fall, undergraduate students at Columbia International University will have the opportunity to major in Business & Organizational Leadership.  The bachelor’s degree program...

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Columbia International University is a host site for the premier training event for Christian leaders. 

The Global Leadership Summit will be broadcast live from Willow Creek Church...

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A former assistant director of alumni relations at Messiah College in Pennsylvania has been named the interim director of Alumni Ministries at Columbia International University.  Diane Mull...

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Dozens of Christian school teachers and administrators from across the nation and around the globe gathered on the campus of Columbia International University July 8-13 for the...

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Construction equipment is a common sight this summer along International Boulevard, the entrance road to Columbia International University.  Three major projects underway are expected to be...

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What better thing to do on Independence Day than to thank a soldier.  That’s what Columbia International University alumnus Lt. Col. Brian Bohlman was encouraging fellow Americans to do on...

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A 1982 alumnus of Columbia International University has been elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church in America’s (PCA) 40thGeneral Assembly.  Dr. Michael Ross graduated from CIU...

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History continues to be made at Columbia International University as Kyle Mendenhall has been named the first head coach of the CIU Rams men’s basketball team.  CIU is building the first...

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Not everyone gets this opportunity.  Columbia International University alumnus Brian Hofmeister has returned to his hometown to plant a new church. 

Hofmeister, who graduated from...

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Una Fairchild is a 12 year old who stumbles upon a mysterious book buried deep in the basement of her school library.  When she opens the cover, she finds herself transported to the magical...

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