CIU News

July 12, 2011

Dr. Bill Jones, the president of Columbia International University was in Africa on July 9 to celebrate the birth of a nation - the Republic of South Sudan. 

The country was carved out of a 2005 peace deal between the Muslims to the north who govern Sudan, and the Christians who...

July 11, 2011

Dr. Bryan Beyer has guided CIU students on 12 trips to the land of the Bible.  But this summer, as Beyer led the students to the Cliffs of Arbel overlooking the Sea of Galilee, love was in the air.  There, clinical counseling student Casey Lee proposed to seminary student Bonnie Batson...

July 08, 2011

Sometimes when you least expect it – life knocks you down.  It could be the loss of a job.  The loss of a home.  The loss of a loved one. 

You’re suddenly flat on your back.  How do you get up?  Should you even bother to get up?   

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July 07, 2011

In a move that better clarifies its purpose, the seminary at Columbia International University (CIU) has changed its name from Seminary & School of Missions to Seminary & School of Ministry (SSM).  The new name highlights the seminary’s historic focus on preparing men and women for...

July 01, 2011

Graduate students in the Columbia International University School of Education “capped off” weeks of intensive summer studies with a bit of fun.   Students who are finishing their on-campus studies toward graduate-level Education degrees are recognized and “capped” in a traditional...

June 30, 2011

The state of South Carolina is abuzz after the University of South Carolina Gamecocks won back-to-back national baseball championships.  But one of Columbia International University's biggest baseball fans was not in the state to celebrate - he wasn't even...

June 20, 2011

Two young South Carolina women who finished at the top of their class will be freshmen in the fall at Columbia International University. 

Rebekah Thomas is the valedictorian for the class of 2011 at Northwood Academy in North Charleston.   Rebekah says she will be majoring...

June 13, 2011

Jeff Hawkins was an artist who wanted to make a living designing album covers for heavy metal bands.  But that was before God saved him and called him to preach at age 19.  He would get his first training for the ministry at Columbia International University.  Hawkins, a 1991...

June 10, 2011

Columbia International University graduates are often on the frontlines of their chosen ministries and professions.  And then some are literally on the frontlines.  Among them is a 2009 graduate of CIU Seminary & School of Missions.  Chaplain Navy Lt. Stephen DiCenso...

June 08, 2011

It's a story that continues to pop up nearly every day on the Internet.  The story is linked from Web site to Web site, from blog to blog.  It's the story of "A Promised Kept" - the story of Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin and his...

June 07, 2011

It’s a busy summer for construction on the campus of Columbia International University.  Thanks in part to many faithful financial donors; work crews are improving the G. Allen Fleece Library, and the inside of West Residence Hall.  Improvements to the exterior of Founders, Petty and...

June 03, 2011

By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University students will be an important part of the annual Global Day of Prayer on June 12. 

The Global Day of Prayer is a call to repentance and unity through prayer.   The...

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