CIU News

  • News Conference: Partnership with neighborhoods to spur economic development

    (See entire news conference on CIU’s Facebook page.)

    A partnership between Columbia International University and neighborhood leaders in North Columbia has reached a milestone that will transform blighted, crime-attracting properties on Monticello Road into...

  • Prominent business leader shares “Lessons Learned from my Dogs”

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Two pet dogs, Cooper and Millie, reminded the Columbia International University student body that the Lord’s ways are higher than our ways.

    Tobin Cassels, CIU Board member and president of Southeastern Freight Lines, presented a Chapel service...

  • CIU Chancellor sworn in to the SC State Guard; Ceremony highlights exciting, new CIU degrees

    In a unique Chapel service at Columbia International University, South Carolina State Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Leon Lott swore in a new recruit: Dr. Bill Jones. Jones is the chancellor of CIU. Lott also serves as Richland County Sheriff.

    The ceremony included the presentation of  new CIU bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Disaster Relief...

  • CIU Rams pose before their historic first game.
    Batter up! More athletics history at CIU

    The excitement grows as Columbia International University athletics history continues to be made with the ever-expanding CIU roster of sports. The first CIU women’s softball games took place over the weekend of Feb. 1-2 as the Lady Rams travelled to Georgia and Florida.  

    The Rams dropped two games in their first-...

  • Cutting-Edge Class: Business as Mission

    Call it a working lunch — just the thing for Columbia International University Business majors, right? But this lunch hour class challenges the students to consider Business as Mission (BAM).

    The CIU College of Intercultural Studies (ICS) has been offering a course on BAM for several years as an elective. In 2018,...

  • CIU alumnus Omar Hamada and family
    CIU alumnus makes pro-life appeal on national TV

    OB/GYN speaks out against New York abortion law

    Comments by Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Omar L. Hamada, who has delivered more than 2,500 babies, have gone viral after he went on national television to say there is “absolutely no reason” to kill a baby in the third trimester. 

    Hamada was commenting on a bill recently signed into law...

By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer

A man who took an Atlanta diner and transformed it into the second largest fast-food chicken restaurant chain in the...

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The winner of a full-tuition scholarship from Columbia International University (CIU) in Columbia, S.C. is a prayer leader at his church, chaplain of the National Honor Society at his high school...

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Distinguished Columbia International University Alumna Wilma J. Cross (class of ’69), is being recognized for her effective ministry among prisoners in Chile, South America. ...

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Christian singer/songwriter Laura Story, a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University, has been nominated for a Grammy Award.  Story’s song “Blessings,” which she wrote and recorded,...

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An executive, attorney and former Army ranger has been named the director of the Business & Organizational Leadership program at Columbia International University (CIU) in Columbia, S.C.

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Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy will receive the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Columbia International University (CIU) at commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 16.  Cathy’s...

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Columbia International University and the German-based Academy for World Mission are celebrating the 25thanniversary of their partnership.  A quarter century ago the two organizations teamed...

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By Abbey Le Roy

CIU Student Writer

The cost of living in the recently renovated Memorial Residence Hall is high.  The price...

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James Whitaker, a Greenville, S.C. native who has guided college and high school soccer teams to championship seasons, has been named the assistant athletic director and men’s soccer coach at...

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Columbia International University has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to offer up to 100 percent of three master’s degrees and an undergraduate...

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Columbia International University Professor of Chaplain Ministries, Dr. Mike Langston, spoke from a chaplain's heart on the national radio program “Focus on the Family.” The two-part...

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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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