CIU News

  • Jonathan Johnson with the Atlanta Braves
    Former Major Leaguer Jonathan Johnson to head new CIU baseball program

    Columbia International University is excited to announce that former Major League pitcher Jonathan Johnson will be the head coach of the new CIU baseball program scheduled to begin in fall 2019.

    Johnson played professional baseball for 10 years, six of those years with four major league teams. He was drafted in the first round, seventh overall, by the Texas Rangers in the 1995 amateur...

  • Dr. Michael Johnson
    A CIU “vision for education” reaches to Alaska

    Dr. Michael Johnson once wrote that Columbia International University “provided a vision of education that has shaped even the smallest details of my experience.”

    Johnson’s vision of education will continue on at the highest level in Alaska. That state’s incoming new governor Mike Dunleavy likes what he sees in Johnson and will retain him as...

  • Ram-Falcon 5K Challenge
    Exciting new Mondotrack gets first runners at Ram-Falcon 5K Challenge

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    As 13-year-old Emma Martin warmed up for the Ram-Falcon 5K Challenge, she said she had never run on a Mondotrack.

    “But I’m excited to see how it turns out,” she added. “I hope I do well.”

    The starting and finish line for the Ram-Falcon 5 K Challenge began on the unique surface...

  • Dancing at the CIU Hoedown
    Community at the Heart of the CIU Hoedown

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Partners twirl in a circle, friends sing by a bonfire, competitors bob for apples, and the 2018 CIU Hoedown is underway!

    As the sun sets over campus, students at Columbia International University mingle on the grassy quad. Hayrides pull up to transport flannel-decked people to the Pavilion at the CIU Lake. They...

  • Topping Off William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center at CIU
    CIU soaring to new heights with “Topping off Ceremony”

    Construction of new Global Business and IT Center progressing

    By Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University and Mashburn Construction celebrated a time-honored building tradition with a “Topping off Ceremony” of the $20 million William H. Jones Global Business & IT...

  • Kyle Jones
    Recent CIU alumni: Making Christ known in ministry and the marketplace

    Recent graduates offer advice in panel discussion

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU student writer

    Kyle Jones just graduated from Columbia International University last May. But as a budding entrepreneur, he had the attention of the CIU student body.

    “Take nothing for granted,” said Jones, owner of...

CIU Cross Country Coach Judson “Jud” Brooker made an impressive first run in his new home of Columbia, S.C.  Brooker took first place in the 8k at the Governor’s Cup Road Race, Nov. 5 in...

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Homecoming 2011 at Columbia International University was rich with CIU traditions.  The theme, “Faith Forward” highlighted three Distinguished Alumni who have made an impact both in the...

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Columbia International University students celebrated Spirit Week Nov. 1-4 with four unique dress-up themes. 

On Day 1 there were Epic Movie characters roaming the campus including...

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A businessman and attorney from the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina has been elected to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.  

Ross M. "Buddy"...

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By Bob Holmes

Tawa Saune grew up in Lima, Peru.  He is Quechua – an indigenous people who descended from the ancient Incas.  His father is from the mountains,...

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Columbia International University is #6 among South Carolina colleges and universities in the annual rankings published by the website StateUniversity.com.  That’s up one position from last...

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Students at Columbia International University commemorated Authority of Scripture Week on campus with a public reading of the Bible in four days from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28.  The Authority of...

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Columbia International University Professor Dr. Warren Larson is often called on for his expertise when it comes to issues related to Islam. Two recent hot topics have brought Larson into the news...

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Homecoming 2011 at Columbia International University is set for Nov. 3-5.  The theme for this year is “Faith Forward” focusing on CIU’s strategic five-year plan for the...

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Should faith inform our vote?  That was the question being probed by Columbia TV station WLTX recently.  South Carolina is an early presidential primary state, so many South Carolinians...

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By Jacob Given,

CIU Student Writer 

and Bob Holmes

The Columbia International University...

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As Columbia International University gears up for intercollegiate athletics for the first time in its 88-year history, the school has hired its first men’s and women’s cross country coach. ...

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