CIU News

  • CIU Welcomes Argosy University Students

    Columbia International University is making it easy for Argosy University students to enroll at CIU. We understand the challenges facing Argosy students following the news of the mid-semester closure of their school.

    Argosy students may transfer into several accredited online CIU undergraduate and graduate programs and CIU’s residential Master of Arts in Counseling program. Or...

  • CIU professor publishes a “concise global history of mission”

    As a teacher, Dr. Ed Smither, dean of the Columbia International University College of Intercultural Studies, loves coming alongside students and helping them discover their place in the mission of God. Now, he has written a book that will assist students in their study of those who have come before them in...

  • CIU Health Fair blood pressure check.
    CIU students focus on healthy lifestyle

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Columbia International University Dean of Students Rick Swift is biking on a virtual road through the Rossi Student Center. Nearby, members of the Air Force are cheering on students who are doing sit ups. Meanwhile, somehow through it all, a gentle therapy dog is napping. The CIU Health Fair is in full motion...

  • CIU chaplaincy professor Dr. Michael Langston
    Professor to address SC chaplains on “Secondary Traumatization”

    Can chaplains be traumatized by counseling those going through trauma? Dr. Michael Langston, Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries, says yes. As a matter of fact, the subject is so important that the South Carolina Society of Chaplains are having him speak on the topic at...

  • Columbia International University alumna Taylor Thigpen
    Columbia TV Station Selects CIU Alumna as Teacher of the Week

    Using technology as a teaching tool in the classroom is commonplace. But Taylor Thigpen takes the use of technology a bit further to communicate with the students’ parents throughout the day. That has earned the CIU alumna the title of “Teacher of the Week” at WLTX TV in Columbia.

    Thigpen teaches first grade at Killian Elementary...

  • Earn a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership online in just 27 months

    You can become an effective leader in your ministry or career with a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Columbia International University.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities within business and professional services grew by 560,000 jobs in 2018. That’s why CIU has created a 48-credit-hour degree that takes only 27 months to complete and is...

A Columbia International University alumnus is offering financial advice to a company focused on stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector.    

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As a Columbia International University student, Ashley Chandler was known by her friends as the intellectual in the group.  They knew her as a deep thinker.  Chandler, who...

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Christian school educators from around the United States joined The Lowrie Center for Christian School Education at Columbia International University and the Association of Christian Schools...

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At about 5:30 a.m. March 3, 2012, students at Columbia International University heard a roar.  It turned out to be a tornado that hit the Denny Terrace neighborhood just south of the CIU...

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A Columbia-area businessman and church elder is the newest member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.  Marion Hill Davis of Chapin was elected to the board at its...

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Not every Columbia International University Chapel begins with 60 dozen doughnuts.  But the Chapel speaker on March 1 brought his work with him.  Students lined up to get a doughnut...

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By Tim Caiello

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University not only trains future leaders, but also equips current leaders.

That’s why the...

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Today’s economic climate is making it difficult for businesses to stay focused on their mission while at the same handling the daily challenges. That’s why Columbia International University...

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A Columbia International University Professor of Muslim Studies is advising a group hoping to revive the churches in East Africa.  Church leaders there are concerned about a growing...

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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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