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...

The state of South Carolina is abuzz after the University of South Carolina Gamecocks won back-to-back national baseball championships.  But one of Columbia ...

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Two young South Carolina women who finished at the top of their class will be freshmen in the fall at Columbia International University. 


Rebekah Thomas is the valedictorian for the...

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Jeff Hawkins was an artist who wanted to make a living designing album covers for heavy metal bands.  But that was before God saved him and called him to preach at age 19.  He would get...

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Columbia International University graduates are often on the frontlines of their chosen ministries and professions.  And then some are literally on the frontlines.  Among them is a...

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It's a story that continues to pop up nearly every day on the Internet.  The story is linked from Web site to Web site, from blog to blog.  It's the story of "A Promised...

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It’s a busy summer for construction on the campus of Columbia International University.  Thanks in part to many faithful financial donors; work crews are improving the G. Allen Fleece Library...

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By Lenae Simpson


CIU Student Writer


Columbia International University students will be an important part of the annual Global Day of Prayer on June 12....

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A 1,800 mile summer bicycling tour along the East Coast by five young men will focus on 1More.  The idea is not to just peddle 1More mile from Florida to Maine, but it’s an opportunity...

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Robert “Bob” Carl Kallgren, 69, died at home May 21, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.   


The funeral will be held (Monday May 23 at 7:00 pm) in Shortess Chapel on the...

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You’ve seen the billboards:  Judgment Day, May 21, 2011.  The prediction was made by Harold Camping, the founder of Family Radio based in Oakland, Calif.  His listeners spread...

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Will Schafer, the president of Master Automotive in Augusta, Ga. and Aiken, S.C. was elected to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees at its May 6 meeting in Columbia. ...

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Columbia International University is “A God Place.”  That’s the title of the cover story of the May issue of “Reach Out Columbia” magazine.  The monthly publication is available to...

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