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...

November 21, 2010

A new alignment of the Undergraduate School, Graduate School and Seminary & School of Missions at Columbia International University will give students an advantage as they seek to further their education through advanced degrees.

The establishment of five colleges within CIU is a "...

November 18, 2010
Jessica Hodsdon

Things for a college student to do over Thanksgiving break: Eat turkey, hug grandma, catch up on sleep, and oh yes - hold a book signing.

Jessie Mae Hodsdon, an 18-year-old CIU freshman, is studying Bible and business. But she is also an author and a publisher. As a matter of fact, she's...

November 18, 2010
Peter and Gracie Rosenberger address a CIU Chapel Nov. 18.

By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student Writer

Peter and Gracie Rosenberger used humor and song to communicate with CIU students what God has taught them about human suffering and His sovereignty. It was 27 years ago to the day that Gracie was in a traumatic...

November 17, 2010

A 2007 graduate of Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions is the new manager of Clemson University's Musser Fruit Research Center. Jeff Hopkins, who grew up on a farm in North Carolina, also has extensive experience in agricultural research in Ethiopia. Clemson...

November 15, 2010
Lights will shine on the familiar relief sculpture of the Bible in a new glass-e

"Nothing you can imagine could surpass God's plan for you."

The quote was on the desk of CIU Library Director Jo Ann Rhodes. It was dated Friday, May 7, 2010, the day before an intense fire caused over $2.5 million in damages to the G. Allen Fleece Library. She read it as she surveyed the...

November 12, 2010

The founder of a worldwide ministry to amputees will be the guest speaker at the Columbia International University chapel this Thursday, Nov. 18. Gracie Rosenberger founded the ministry "Standing With Hope" along with her husband Peter Rosenberger, a 1983 graduate of CIU.

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November 10, 2010
Kelly Monroe Kullberg

By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student Writer

I met Kelly Grecian at the entrance of Shortess Chapel. She was one of 25 or so college and campus ministers who had traveled from all over the Southeast to attend a luncheon at CIU. Grecian told me she dreamed about a luncheon like...

November 09, 2010
Chili waiting to be sampled.

The annual CIU President's Bowl football games (formerly the North-South Games) is beginning to be upstaged by a new annual pregame activity - the Chili Cook-Off.

This was the fourth annual Chili Cook-Off at CIU. Each year there has been a wide variety of chili's entered in the contest....

November 09, 2010
CIU students and members of the community gathered in CIU's Pamplin Auditorium t

By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student Writer

I got chills as I read Columbia International University's blog on the third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization. CIU Chancellor George Murray wrote about the many people he met at the conference who have a connection to CIU...

November 01, 2010
Sea worthy.

Playing off the Columbia International University mascot - the Cougar, CIU students used ingenuity and teamwork to do some unique boating on the CIU Lake in the first ever "Cougar Cruise." But this was certainly not a cruise on a luxury ocean liner.

The Cougar Cruise was a contest, of men...

October 31, 2010
Dr. John Harvey

By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer

CIU emphasized the Authority of Scripture - one of the school's five core values - with a week-long series of chapel messages delivered by selected faculty members.

The week began by recognizing CIU President Emeritus...

October 27, 2010
Some of CIU ladies at "Pieces."

By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student Writer

I was not in the mood to celebrate my femininity on a recent Tuesday night, but I had already agreed to go to "Pieces," Student Union's night of encouragement for on-campus women. Begrudgingly I resigned myself to dressing up and...

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