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...

September 09, 2010
View from the entrance. View from the entrance.

"As long as there's a reference section, I think most of us are just peachy."

That's what a student told Columbia International University Library Director Joanne Rhodes after touring the new temporary library at CIU. The temporary library opened on Sept. 9, four months after a fire caused...

September 06, 2010
"Sorry I'm not 110." Robertson McQuilkin (left) jokes with CIU President Bill Jo

Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin was presented with a big surprise on his 83rd birthday. The student body, faculty and staff sang "Happy Birthday" to him at the beginning of the chapel service Sept. 7 - his birthday, a day he was the scheduled chapel...

September 06, 2010
Air Force Chaplain Brian Bohlman (left), a CIU alumnus, will be among those part

Nearly two dozen chaplains representing various aspects of chaplaincy ministry will be on the campus of Columbia International University Sept. 13 for a Consultation on Chaplaincy Education. They will be advising CIU Seminary & School of Missions on how to understand chaplaincy education as...

August 22, 2010
A student-inmate is congratulated by CIU President Bill Jones (right) at the fir

Graduates will travel to medium- and maximum-security prisons and bring positive change to the culture

Commencement ceremonies are Aug. 27 for a second group of CIU student-inmates who have completed a two-year associate degree program at a Columbia prison.

The 14 graduates...

August 18, 2010
Dr. Warren Larson

Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University is concerned about the approach used by some Christians when conversing with Muslims about religion.

Larson was asked by "Christianity Today" to comment on a situation in Dearborn,...

August 18, 2010
Moving in! Laundry already?

A new school year is getting underway at Columbia International University with a flurry of Welcome Week activities and the freshman orientation ConnectCIU. Classes begin on Aug. 24. Until then new students are finding their way around campus and returning students are getting reacquainted with...

August 18, 2010
Kelly Monroe Kullberg

Kelly Monroe Kullberg, author of "Finding God Beyond Harvard" will address a chapel service at Columbia International University on Nov. 9 and speak to a CIU luncheon for college and campus ministers.

Kullberg, a former Harvard professor, is the founder of The Veritas Forum and...

August 12, 2010
CIU professor Dr. Bryan Beyer (right) receives congratulations from Rabbi David

Dr. Bryan Beyer, professor of Old Testament at Columbia International University received the Founder's Medallion from his alma mater, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), in recognition of his 25 years of scholarship in teaching and publishing.

Beyer was awarded...

August 12, 2010
Sue Thomas with CIU President Bill Jones (left) and CIU President Emeritus Rober

Columbia International University renewed its historic relationship with America's Keswick over the summer during CIU Week at the Keswick Conference Center in Whiting, N.J.

America's Keswick is a multi-generational, cross-cultural ministry that features biblical teaching on...

August 10, 2010
Construction of the temporary library is moving along quickly.

The building of a temporary library is underway on the campus of Columbia International University following a fire in the G. Allen Fleece Library that occurred in May. The initial estimate of damages was $2.5 million. But school officials say after further inspection, the cost of repairs will...

August 10, 2010
1More Tour rider Jeremy Rife ponders a question from a CIU student.

By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer

A group of Columbia International University students, faculty, and staff gathered in CIU's Moore Fitness Center to celebrate the end of the 1More Tour and hear stories from the riders' 1,800 mile bicycle trip up the East Coast....

July 26, 2010
Anne Gallagher participates in her first CIU class "Principles of Organizational

The first student in Columbia International University's newest Doctor of Education concentration says CIU's "solid match" of a biblical worldview combined with strong content makes the school's Education Program a perfect fit for Christian school educators.

Ann Gallagher, who is enrolled...

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