CIU News

  • News Conference: Partnership with neighborhoods to spur economic development

    (See entire news conference on CIU’s Facebook page.)

    A partnership between Columbia International University and neighborhood leaders in North Columbia has reached a milestone that will transform blighted, crime-attracting properties on Monticello Road into...

  • Prominent business leader shares “Lessons Learned from my Dogs”

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Two pet dogs, Cooper and Millie, reminded the Columbia International University student body that the Lord’s ways are higher than our ways.

    Tobin Cassels, CIU Board member and president of Southeastern Freight Lines, presented a Chapel service...

  • CIU Chancellor sworn in to the SC State Guard; Ceremony highlights exciting, new CIU degrees

    In a unique Chapel service at Columbia International University, South Carolina State Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Leon Lott swore in a new recruit: Dr. Bill Jones. Jones is the chancellor of CIU. Lott also serves as Richland County Sheriff.

    The ceremony included the presentation of  new CIU bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Disaster Relief...

  • CIU Rams pose before their historic first game.
    Batter up! More athletics history at CIU

    The excitement grows as Columbia International University athletics history continues to be made with the ever-expanding CIU roster of sports. The first CIU women’s softball games took place over the weekend of Feb. 1-2 as the Lady Rams travelled to Georgia and Florida.  

    The Rams dropped two games in their first-...

  • Cutting-Edge Class: Business as Mission

    Call it a working lunch — just the thing for Columbia International University Business majors, right? But this lunch hour class challenges the students to consider Business as Mission (BAM).

    The CIU College of Intercultural Studies (ICS) has been offering a course on BAM for several years as an elective. In 2018,...

  • CIU alumnus Omar Hamada and family
    CIU alumnus makes pro-life appeal on national TV

    OB/GYN speaks out against New York abortion law

    Comments by Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Omar L. Hamada, who has delivered more than 2,500 babies, have gone viral after he went on national television to say there is “absolutely no reason” to kill a baby in the third trimester. 

    Hamada was commenting on a bill recently signed into law...

By Jacob Given

CIU Student Writer

Dr. Jack Layman, an esteemed professor at Columbia International University, was sent off to retirement with a “roast...

Read More

When the Columbia International University men’s soccer team takes the field on Aug. 25, history will be made.  For the first time in CIU’s 89-year history, the school will compete in...

Read More

A Columbia International University education includes soul-nourishing Bible classes.  But it also includes rigorous academic and professional training.  Here is a recent...

Read More

Three Columbia International University alumni, who specialize in youth ministry, recently tackled some weighty topics in two separate publications. 

Trevor Miller, a 2005 graduate...

Read More

Logos Bible Software, used by over 55,000 pastors, Bible teachers, and students now features two complementary textbooks written by two Columbia International University professors.

“Greek...

Read More

By Abbey LeRoy

CIU Student Writer

Fifty years after being hired as a teenager to move furniture, Lee Morris Sr. was recognized for his half century of...

Read More

Dr. Crawford Loritts will give the charge to the graduates at the May 12 spring commencement exercises at Columbia International University. 

Loritts has served God in a variety of...

Read More

NASCAR racing icon Kyle Petty is coming to Columbia May 9.  Petty will be speaking at a fundraising luncheon for the new intercollegiate athletics program at Columbia International University...

Read More

In 1962, Columbia International University, then called Columbia Bible College, needed help moving the campus from downtown Columbia, to its new location on Monticello Road.  They hired 18-...

Read More

While many people are remembering the ways Chuck Colson touched their lives, few have memories of Colson from the perspective of Columbia International University alumna Ginny Dent Brant...

Read More

What if your blessings come through raindrops?   What if your healing comes through tears? 

Those are questions we often avoid pondering.  But for 2003 Columbia...

Read More

There’s no doubt that Jud Brooker came to CIU highly qualified for his role as men’s and women’s cross country coach.  But his running prowess was displayed April 14 when he won the Palmetto...

Read More

Pages