CIU News

  • CIU summer soccer camp
    CIU Summer Sports Camps are Underway

    The Columbia International University sports camp season is underway. The first camp included over two dozen high school men’s soccer prospects at the Residential ID Camp featuring small-sided games, futsal, team tournaments, as well as other techniques to improve skills. Devotionals...

  • CIU Coach Danny Reese and JV prospects.
    CIU Adds JV Men’s Basketball

    Recruitment is underway for the first season of junior varsity men’s basketball at Columbia International University this fall.

    Already 10 prospective players participated in a JV Preview Day on June 9 with another Preview Day scheduled for June 19. In addition to workouts in the Moore Fitness Center, Preview Days include meeting with representatives of CIU Admissions, Financial...

  • Director of Business & Organizational Leadership Dr. Scott Adams
    What’s Happening to the Malls?

    Dr. Scott Adams, the director of the Columbia International University’s Business & Organization Leadership program was asked to weigh in on a phenomenon taking place in Columbia and...

  •  Athletic Director James Whitaker, Men's Basketball Head Coach Marshall Tague, and Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach Jud Brooker with the Sport Ministry trophy.
    CIU Athletics Recognized for Ministry

    The Columbia International University Rams were honored for their efforts beyond the field of competition with the Sports Ministries Award from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

    The Sports Ministries Award recognizes member institutions for “having significant spiritual outreach through the utilization of athletic ministries.”

    Ministry...

  • CIU alumnus Kenn Oke (2011)
    Measuring Healthy Churches

    How do you define and measure a “healthy church?” That’s a question tackled by Columbia International University alumnus Kenn Oke who serves as European director for Avant Ministries , which focuses on planting and developing the church in the unreached areas of the world. Oke earned a...

  • Online Business Degrees Coming to CIU this Fall

    Fall marks several new beginnings for online degree programs at Columbia International University (CIU). Three entirely online business degrees will be offered in August, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA), the first graduate degree to be offered by the CIU College of Arts & Sciences...

September 12, 2016
The House Dignitas at Columbia International University

By Janai Tedder

Columbia International University’s Residence Life Office kicked off its new “House Collective” concept by hosting the first annual House...

September 09, 2016

By Bob Holmes

The Columbia International University men’s residence hall that faces west has never had a real name – except West. But that changed on Sept. 8 when it was announced at the end of a Chapel service that the hall is now named Cassels Residence Hall in...

September 09, 2016
Beach Loveland of Loveland Coffee

CIU alumnus opens roastery

By Bob Holmes

Look up the word roastery in the dictionary, and you won’t find it. It’s too new. That puts Columbia International University alumnus Beach Loveland on the cutting edge of the coffee...

September 07, 2016
Senior Luke Brooks, CIU Rams, Athlete of the Week

Senior Luke Brooks, the goalkeeper for the CIU Rams men’s soccer team has been named Division I Men’s Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week (9/5/16) by the...

September 07, 2016
Ed Shipman was the founder of Happy Hill Farm and North Central Texas Academy

People in North Central Texas are mourning the loss of the founder of a local ministry to disadvantaged and at-risk children, who was also the 1995 CIU Alumnus of the Year.

Ed Shipman, the founder of Happy Hill Farm near the town of Glen Rose, died on Aug. 22 at age 83. He was a 1956...

August 31, 2016
CIU Dean of Students Rick Swift

CIU Night with the Columbia Fireflies

By Michael A. Lanier and Bob Holmes

The Columbia International University student body knows how to cheer loudly – even when the home team is not the CIU Rams.

This time the home team was the...

August 23, 2016
Dr. Bill Jones

CIU President Dr. Bill Jones among those concerned about threats to religious liberty

Concerned that federal and state actions could ultimately deny them the ability to fulfill their faith-based missions, seven evangelical Christian university...

August 19, 2016
CIU freshman move-in day.

The Journey Begins

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

The Class of 2020 has arrived at Columbia International University. The freshmen registered and moved in to their new home on Aug. 17 with the help the...

August 18, 2016
Dr. David Croteau, CIU professor of Greek and New Testament

Dr. David Croteau, professor of New Testament and Greek, traveled to Asia over the summer to train indigenous pastors in biblical interpretation. He made stops in Cambodia and Nepal in July teaching over 50 church leaders. Croteau’s...

August 16, 2016
Colene and Will Norton

A woman who held the distinction of being one of Columbia International University’s oldest alumni is now with the Lord. Colene Norton died on Aug. 10 at her home in Tahlequah, Oklahoma where she lived with her husband Will, also a CIU alumnus. Colene Norton was 102.

The Nortons met...

August 12, 2016
Roger Tilton

As co-workers gathered around Roger Tilton to wish him well in retirement, the venue was particularly meaningful. He stood in the middle of the Ram Shack, the popular student hang out that Tilton helped transform from a campus bookstore just a few years ago.

“We tried to develop this...

August 11, 2016
Jack Hair's youth group

CIU alumnus leads a flock he can’t see

By Dr. David Olshine

 Professor of...

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