CIU News

  • Scott Adams, director of the CIU School of Business and Professional Studies
    More Government Shutdowns? CIU Business Professor has some Thoughts

    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 John R. Cook Jr. Business and...

  • Beech and Jessica Loveland
    Meet the Master of Coffee

    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 who has earned the certification of “Roast Master” by the ...

  • CIU Enrollment Increases

    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 2016-2017 academic year to the 2017-18 academic year.

    The total number of undergraduate and...

  • CIU and Midlands Technical College Formalize Articulation Agreement for Business Students

    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 President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and...

  • A graduate of the CIU Prison Initiative receives his diploma and hugs Initiative Director Andre Melvin.
    CIU Prison Initiative Graduates 10

    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, “the walk” would not be across a chapel stage, but a walk across “The Yard”...

  • Ben Lippen business students welcome sheriff's deputies.
    High School Students in Dual Enrollment Business Class Show Holiday Appreciation to Law Enforcement

    Ben Lippen High School students taking dual enrollment business classes at Columbia International University showed their appreciation to law enforcement officers and first responders this Christmas season. The students handed out 150...

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

Being a teenage girl can be tough in this day and age.  That’s why Columbia International University is a sponsor of “Girls of Grace.”   It’s a one-day event for girls ages 12-17 that focuses on common age-related issues, but offers a positive Christian message. 

“...

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...

February 17, 2011

By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University commemorated Black History Month with a week of chapels that focused on “healing the racial divide,” and featured pastors from the Columbia area....

February 17, 2011

About two dozen alumni of the Youth Ministries program at Columbia International University returned to their alma mater for the third annual CIU Youth Worker Retreat Feb. 7-9.  The time of renewal, rest and refreshment was led by Program Director Dr. David Olshine, and Youth Ministry...

December 22, 2010
Dr. James E. Lanpher

Dr. James E. Lanpher is the new provost at Columbia International University. Lanpher comes to CIU from Trinity College of Florida where he has served as vice president for academic affairs since 1999.

Lanpher holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Notre Dame, a Master...

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