CIU News

  • Unique fully online Ph.D. in Biblical Studies coming to CIU

    Columbia International Unversity is leading the way in North America with a new and unique Ph.D. being offered in Columbia Biblical Seminary (CBS).

    Beginning in fall 2019, CBS will be the first seminary in the United States or Canada to offer a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies using a fully-online modified European model that focuses on researching and...

  • CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger
    CIU alumni instrumental in European prayer breakfast

    Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Raphael Anzenberger had the unique opportunity of addressing the 2018 European Prayer Breakfast held in Brussels, Belgium in December. The annual event links followers of Jesus from around the European Union in prayer and fellowship.   

    Anzenberger, a native of France, is the director of...

  • CIU men give their all in Spartan Race

    By Jordan Gottfried

    “We believe that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, that you can’t grow without pressure, that obstacles help shift our frame of reference and make us more resilient.” ~ Spartan Race Inc.

    I had the great opportunity to be a Spartan Ram, alongside fellow Columbia International University students...

  • Joanna Railey, Grace Hipp and Essie McCurdy celebrate Christmas at CIU.
    CIU Family Celebrates Christmas

    By Ireland Kost and Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University students mingled with over 550 faculty and staff members of CIU and Ben Lippen School and their families at a huge night time outdoor Christmas celebration of the birth of Christ hosted by CIU President...

  • CIU ready to assist Virginia College students

    Here is good news for Virginia College students! Columbia International University is ready to assist you in the transferring of your credits toward appropriate CIU programs.

    Virginia College closed in December, but that doesn’t mean students are without an opportunity to continue their education. And CIU stands ready to help.

    If you’re a Virginia College student, or...

  • Alanna Batterman ministered to refugees living in the Columbia area.
    Intercultural Studies majors find cross-cultural ministry in Columbia

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    As Columbia International University senior Emma Grace Ballentine was being served food by her Malaysian hostess, she sensed something was wrong.

    “She was burning her hands (by) using a towel as she was serving us food,” said Ballentine recalling one of the first times her refugee friend hosted her for...

Kim Abbott talks to the media in 2012.

CIU's first athletics director Kim Abbott has returned as assistant athletics director. Abbott served as athletics director from 2010-2016 building the program from the ground...

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Kyle Lambertson and Dr. Mike Langston

By Bob Holmes

A time-honored military tradition was observed on the Columbia International University campus on June 12. For the first time in memory, a CIU student was...

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Jerry Ediger teaches at Westminster Christian Academy

Each fall, Columbia International University alumnus Jerry Ediger screens a football video in his Bible class at Westminster Christian Academy in Watkinsville, Georgia. It’s footage of...

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CIU Distinguished Alumnus Sam Moore

A distinguished Columbia International University alumnus and a leader in Bible publishing is with the Lord.

Sam Moore passed away on June 1, 2018. He was 88 years old.

When Moore...

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Fisher renovations will include new furniture and technology

When Columbia International University relocated from downtown Columbia to its current campus at 7435 Monticello Road in 1959, the Fisher Classroom Building was among the first to adorn the...

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Pastor Andre Melvin of Temple Zion Baptist Church

When Columbia International University broke ground on a new Global Business & IT Center near the campus entrance in early May, it symbolized more than a new building. It marked a...

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The largest evangelical seminary in Haiti recently welcomed Columbia International University Professor Dr. Raphael Anzenberger to teach a class on Biblical Theology of Missions.


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By Bob Holmes

Michelle Raven says the highlight of her first Columbia International University-led ministry/study tour to Africa was a trip to the slums of Nairobi, Kenya....

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By Bob Holmes

Women have had a major impact on Columbia International University since its founding. As a matter of fact, it would not exist today if it were not for a small...

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CIU student-athlete Jordan Sprueill

By Dr. James Lanpher

Columbia International University Provost

As part of what we do at CIU every year to measure how well we are doing and where we can...

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Two graduates of the Columbia International University's College of Education have recently taken on leadership positions.

Emir Ruiz Esparza has been hired as Dean of Student Life,...

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CIU Student Refugee Ministry in Columbia

By Jairo de Oliveira

CIU Graduate Student

In August 2016 I moved to Columbia, South Carolina...

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