CIU News

  • South Carolina Congressman Visits CIU Business Class

    South Carolina U.S. House member Joe Wilson of Lexington County stopped by the Columbia International University campus to chat with business students as part of a tour of his home district and the surrounding area.

    Wilson spoke to a Managerial Economics class and noted...

  • 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 ...

April 05, 2010
Dr. Warren Larson

What to do about Iran.

A number of Christian leaders in the United States are concerned about what a nuclear armed Iran would mean for the security of the world. Sanctions against Iran are being proposed, but what would that mean for the Christians who live in that nation? Dr. Warren...

March 30, 2010
CIU President Bill Jones (left) greets a guest at Preview Days.

Great things are happening at Columbia International University, and the excitement is contagious.

At CIU's Undergraduate Preview Days in March, a record 86 high school students came to the Columbia campus to check out the school and to see what all the excitement is about.

During...

March 22, 2010
CIU President Bill Jones (right) presents Tony Dungy with a CIU athletic jersey.

Super Bowl champion coach Tony Dungy challenged over 500 people gathered in CIU's Moore Fitness Center gym March 16 to consider if they may represent the older son in Jesus' Parable of the Prodigal Son.

Dungy, who led the Indianapolis Colts to a 2007 Super Bowl win, was at CIU speaking at...

March 15, 2010
CIU Athletic Director Kim Abbott

Former University of South Carolina Women's Golf Coach and Assistant Athletic Director Kim Abbott has been named the first athletic director at Columbia International University (CIU). The announcement is a major step toward an intercollegiate athletics program for the 87-year-old school....

March 11, 2010
Katie Venugopal

A 2007 graduate of Columbia International University has received first place honors in an art exhibit at the University of South Carolina. Katie Venugopal, who earned a Bachelor's Degree in Humanities at CIU, won first place in the Graduate division at the 54th Annual USC Student Art...

March 09, 2010
Dr. David Garrison

There are 1.3 billion people in the world who have never heard the gospel. God calls all believers to go and make disciples, baptizing them in His name (Matthew 28:19-20), but reaching so many seems overwhelming. World Christian Week at Columbia International University is a time...

March 02, 2010
Dr. Bruce Shelley in 1987.

Dr. Bruce Shelley, a Columbia International University alumnus who went on to serve for 50 years as a professor at Denver Seminary, passed away on Feb. 20. He was 82 years old. Shelley graduated from CIU in 1954, and was named CIU Alumnus of the Year in 1987. He was probably best known by...

March 02, 2010
Aimee Elisabeth Powell

In January, Columbia International University mourned the loss of a 25-year-old alumna. Aimee Elisabeth Powell, class of 2007, died from injuries she suffered in a traffic accident in the Charotte, N.C. area. She was on her way to teach her fourth grade class at SouthLake Christian Academy in...

March 02, 2010
Construction crews pour concrete at 4 a.m.

It was Feb. 26, 4 a.m. The students of Columbia International University, even the ones who had stayed up late cramming for the next day's assignments, were fast asleep in the residence halls. But within the hour some of them may have picked their heads up off the pillow, if only for a...

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