CIU News

  • Columbia International University Remembers Billy Graham

    Columbia International University celebrates the life and ministry of one of God's greatest servants, The Rev. Billy Graham.

    “The Rev. Graham lifted up Jesus Christ through powerful preaching and led millions to a saving knowledge of Christ,” said CIU President Dr....

  • The Rev. Billy Graham and the CIU Connection

    By Bob Holmes

    As the world mourns the passing of The Rev. Billy Graham, an historic relationship between the famous evangelist and Columbia International University is being recalled.

    In February 1950, Graham was at the height of his ministry. America’s eyes were focused on the young, fiery preacher as he traveled coast to coast preaching the...

  • Hannah Trawick
    CIU Women’s Basketball Recruit Named “Player of the Week” by Columbia TV Station

    Columbia International University basketball recruit Hannah Trawick is the WLTX-TV Player of the Week. Hannah is a senior at Ben Lippen School, CIU’s Pre-K to 12th grade Christian school located on the CIU campus. Hannah received the honor for her hard work on the basketball court as well as her academic achievements, her involvement in...

  • Shirin Taber, director of the Middle East Women's Leadership Network
    CIU Student Making an Impact at the U.N.

    A Columbia International University Intercultural Studies student is making a difference on behalf of women at the United Nations. Shirin Taber, who is enrolled in CIU’s online M.A. in Muslim Studies program, is director of the Middle East Women’s Leadership Network. She recently led a media strategy...

  • CIU Goalkeeper Sam Wammock
    CIU Women’s Soccer Shines

    The CIU women’s soccer team excelled on the field and in the classroom during the 2017 season. The Lady Rams were recognized with five separate awards.

    United Soccer Coaches National Top Ten NCCAA Division 1

    Because of the Rams outstanding play, they finished the season ranked #8 in the nation. The...

  • Henri Aoun of LifeAgape
    Powerful Focus on Missions at CIU

    Students in the College of Intercultural Studies are planning a week for the student body to consider The Great Commission during World Christian Week, Feb. 19-22, celebrating CIU’s core value of World...

May 17, 2010
A worker catalogs the number of a book that was partially damaged by the fire.

Columbia International University junior Johnisha Campbell had a lot on her mind. Finals week was coming up, her husband Patrick was to graduate in a week from CIU Seminary & School of Missions, and now it was time to pick up her five-year-old son P.J. from school. So when she hurried from...

May 16, 2010
Joyce Hoffman

If an award were given out at the 2010 Columbia International University commencement for longest travel distance for a commuter student, Joyce Hoffman would have probably won. Hoffman, 69, who earned a master's degree in biblical studies, commuted weekly to CIU via air from her home in West...

May 12, 2010
Taking away the "surviving books" to be deodorized.

Boxes. Stacks and stacks of boxes. Inside of each carefully-labeled box carted out of the smoke-scented G. Allen Fleece Library are survivors. They are the books that didn't burn in the May 8 fire that heavily damaged the Bible, Bible commentary and theology section of the library.

The...

May 07, 2010

The G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University was heavily damaged by an intense early morning fire May 8. The Columbia Fire Department was called to the scene about 6 a.m. after a student noticed smoke coming from the building and alerted a security guard who called 911. The...

May 06, 2010
Bill Supplee leads the choir and student body.

Between 1949 and 1989, G. William "Bill" Supplee exalted the Lord at Columbia International University by directing the Ambassador Choir and teaching music. Because of his devotion to CIU many assumed over those 40 years that he was a CIU alumnus. He wasn't then. But he is now.

Bill...

May 06, 2010

If a child in the womb could sing a song to mother what would it sound like? Columbia International University alumnus Bob Bernhardt of Green Bay, Wis. got to wondering that when his wife was pregnant with their youngest, and fifth child. So with a little imagination, the public school music...

April 29, 2010
Librarians Helping Patrons: 1st Place. CIU Fleece library staff member helping a

The G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University is a winner in a photo contest sponsored by the South Carolina State Library. The "Day in the Life of South Carolina Libraries" contest was in celebration of the Fourth Annual National Library Week April 11-17. During that week...

April 28, 2010
Kim Abbott and CIU President Bill Jones show off their arms.

Columbia International University's first Athletic Director Kim Abbott demonstrated proper pitching form - and she's not even on the job yet. Abbott was introduced to CIU students at a chapel service April 29, as she joined CIU President Bill Jones in throwing stress balls to the students just...

April 27, 2010
Commencement speaker The Rev. Robert J. Morgan

Commencement exercises for Columbia International University (CIU) will take place on Saturday, May 15. Exercises for the CIU Undergraduate School will begin at 8:30 a.m. and exercises for the CIU Graduate School and CIU Seminary & School of Missions will begin at 11:00 a.m. Both events will...

April 25, 2010
CIU alumna Laura Story with Alumni Ministries Director Roy King

By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer

Christian singer/songwriter Laura Story, a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University, was awarded the university's first-ever Recent Alumni Recognition Award on April 25. Story was presented the honor during her participation in "Xpress...

April 21, 2010
Dr. Stephen Farra (left) with CIU Vice President for Educational Affairs, Junias

Dr. Stephen Farra, the director of the Psychology Program at Columbia International University is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Excellence in Teaching Award for Columbia International University. Farra was among 20 professors who were honored at an annual membership dinner of SCICU (South...

April 20, 2010
Gentlemen start your engines! CIU students Jon Shrack and Shelby Purvis get read

With deadlines for papers approaching and finals just a few weeks away, it was time for a break. Columbia International University students took advantage of a price break and got away for an evening at Frankie's Fun Park in Columbia. They took their dates for a spin around the race track,...

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