CIU News

  • Unique fully online Ph.D. in Biblical Studies coming to CIU

    Columbia International Unversity is leading the way in North America with a new and unique Ph.D. being offered in Columbia Biblical Seminary (CBS).

    Beginning in fall 2019, CBS will be the first seminary in the United States or Canada to offer a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies using a fully-online modified European model that focuses on researching and...

  • CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger
    CIU alumni instrumental in European prayer breakfast

    Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Raphael Anzenberger had the unique opportunity of addressing the 2018 European Prayer Breakfast held in Brussels, Belgium in December. The annual event links followers of Jesus from around the European Union in prayer and fellowship.   

    Anzenberger, a native of France, is the director of...

  • CIU men give their all in Spartan Race

    By Jordan Gottfried

    “We believe that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, that you can’t grow without pressure, that obstacles help shift our frame of reference and make us more resilient.” ~ Spartan Race Inc.

    I had the great opportunity to be a Spartan Ram, alongside fellow Columbia International University students...

  • Joanna Railey, Grace Hipp and Essie McCurdy celebrate Christmas at CIU.
    CIU Family Celebrates Christmas

    By Ireland Kost and Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University students mingled with over 550 faculty and staff members of CIU and Ben Lippen School and their families at a huge night time outdoor Christmas celebration of the birth of Christ hosted by CIU President...

  • CIU ready to assist Virginia College students

    Here is good news for Virginia College students! Columbia International University is ready to assist you in the transferring of your credits toward appropriate CIU programs.

    Virginia College closed in December, but that doesn’t mean students are without an opportunity to continue their education. And CIU stands ready to help.

    If you’re a Virginia College student, or...

  • Alanna Batterman ministered to refugees living in the Columbia area.
    Intercultural Studies majors find cross-cultural ministry in Columbia

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    As Columbia International University senior Emma Grace Ballentine was being served food by her Malaysian hostess, she sensed something was wrong.

    “She was burning her hands (by) using a towel as she was serving us food,” said Ballentine recalling one of the first times her refugee friend hosted her for...

A former Columbia International University dean is still going strong at age 95. 

Peter Letchford has a long resume that includes missionary to Africa, church pastor, and dean...

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The mayor of South Carolina’s capital city encouraged the student-inmates in the CIU Prison Initiative to share “the love of Jesus Christ,” which is “an awesome ...

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“He may be one of the best preachers you’ll ever hear.” 

That’s what University of South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier says about Adrian Despres, the guest...

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Christian singer/songwriter Laura Story, a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University, earned a Grammy for her song “Blessings,” which she wrote and recorded.  Story...

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The First Annual Discover CIU 5K & Fun Run brought together students, faculty, and staff from Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School, as well as members of the community....

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For the first time in 89 years, a high school athlete has committed to play a sport at Columbia International University.  Soccer stand out Daniel Mallard of Greensboro, N.C. becomes the...

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Construction of Phase II of Pine View Apartments at Columbia International University is underway.  Workers and heavy equipment are now on site leveling the ground for approximately 100 more...

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Every four years, South Carolina makes national headlines as it hosts the First in the South, Republican Presidential Primary.  News reporters from around the world ...

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Columbia International University alumnus Garry James is the head of a new minority outreach program at the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers.  James, who earned a Master...

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By Jacob Given

CIU Student Writer

Just before graduation day in May 2010, CIU President Dr. Bill Jones prayed with the board of trustees that God would...

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Columbia International University will dedicate the renovated G. Allen Fleece Library with a special ceremony on Jan. 24 at 11:30 a.m.

A devastating electrical fire on May 8, 2010 caused...

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A 1996 graduate of Columbia International University is in the business of helping businesses succeed. 

Jody Deming, who lives in the Upstate of South Carolina, founded ...

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