CIU News

  • 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 ...

  • Business Professor Scott Adams, J.D.
    Coming Soon - School of Business and Professional Studies

    Preparations are underway at Columbia International University to open a School of Business and Professional Studies led by Scott Adams, J.D., professor and current director of CIU’s Business & Organizational Leadership program.

    The School of Business and Professional Studies will house a...

March 28, 2011

By Abbey Shoemaker,

CIU Student Writer

Calling it “a celebration of God’s goodness,” the Columbia International University family came together to glorify God for all He has done on behalf of the school over the past few years, and revel in His creation....

March 28, 2011

By Lenae Simpson,

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University hosted 51 prospective students – the school’s largest-ever Seminary and Graduate School Preview Day – on March 25.       

Guests toured the...

March 25, 2011

Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions has won approval from its accrediting agency for a strategic initiative.     

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) has approved the school’s request to expand course offerings at its...

March 24, 2011

The Columbia International University mascot was unveiled to the student body during a Chapel service on March 24, as CIU prepares to play intercollegiate athletics beginning with the fall 2012 semester.         

CIU President Dr. Bill...

March 23, 2011

Mrs. Robin Temples, MA, LMFT(S), director of Lexington Baptist Counseling Center, will lead a one-day workshop on PREPARE/ENRICH on the campus of Columbia International University on Thursday, March 31 in CIU’s Alumni Center. 

PREPARE/ENRICH is one of the most widely used inventories...

March 23, 2011

The Distance Education and Media Development (DEMD) department of Columbia International University is the winner of two national awards for innovative online learning. 

The Course-of-the-Year Awards are sponsored by ACCESS, the Christian Distance Education Association, and...

March 10, 2011

By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student Writer

“God’s Plan, Your Part” was the theme of this year’s World Christian Week, an annual conference emphasizing CIU’s core value of World Evangelization.  Chancellor George Murray was...

March 09, 2011

Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, is a former missionary to Pakistan. Often sought out for his expertise in the area of Islamic studies, Larson was recently interviewed for an article in "Christianity Today" on the...

March 01, 2011

A Columbia International University alumnus is a finalist for South Carolina Teacher of the Year.  D. Craig Andrysczyk (pronounced: an-DRY-sack) graduated from CIU's Undergraduate School in 1990.  Known as "Math Daddy," Andrysczyk teaches fifth grade mathematics and science at Oak...

February 28, 2011

By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student Writer

Enrolling at Columbia International University comes with a warning.

“The classes are transformational.  Do not come to CIU if you want to stay the same.”

...
February 28, 2011

Columbia International University students have set up a prayer tent on campus and are praying for the nations of the world nearly non-stop this week.  The “Prayer for the Nations” is part of the annual World Christian Week at CIU.  During the student-organized World Christian Week,...

February 18, 2011

A South Korean television production company conducted nine interviews during a full day of video shooting on the campus of Columbia International University as part of a documentary on Christian primary and secondary schooling.  

South Korean TV Producer Byeong Seon Han was...

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