CIU News

  • CIU Welcomes Argosy University Students

    Columbia International University is making it easy for Argosy University students to enroll at CIU. We understand the challenges facing Argosy students following the news of the mid-semester closure of their school.

    Argosy students may transfer into several accredited online CIU undergraduate and graduate programs and CIU’s residential Master of Arts in Counseling program. Or...

  • CIU professor publishes a “concise global history of mission”

    As a teacher, Dr. Ed Smither, dean of the Columbia International University College of Intercultural Studies, loves coming alongside students and helping them discover their place in the mission of God. Now, he has written a book that will assist students in their study of those who have come before them in...

  • CIU Health Fair blood pressure check.
    CIU students focus on healthy lifestyle

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Columbia International University Dean of Students Rick Swift is biking on a virtual road through the Rossi Student Center. Nearby, members of the Air Force are cheering on students who are doing sit ups. Meanwhile, somehow through it all, a gentle therapy dog is napping. The CIU Health Fair is in full motion...

  • CIU chaplaincy professor Dr. Michael Langston
    Professor to address SC chaplains on “Secondary Traumatization”

    Can chaplains be traumatized by counseling those going through trauma? Dr. Michael Langston, Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries, says yes. As a matter of fact, the subject is so important that the South Carolina Society of Chaplains are having him speak on the topic at...

  • Columbia International University alumna Taylor Thigpen
    Columbia TV Station Selects CIU Alumna as Teacher of the Week

    Using technology as a teaching tool in the classroom is commonplace. But Taylor Thigpen takes the use of technology a bit further to communicate with the students’ parents throughout the day. That has earned the CIU alumna the title of “Teacher of the Week” at WLTX TV in Columbia.

    Thigpen teaches first grade at Killian Elementary...

  • Earn a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership online in just 27 months

    You can become an effective leader in your ministry or career with a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Columbia International University.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment opportunities within business and professional services grew by 560,000 jobs in 2018. That’s why CIU has created a 48-credit-hour degree that takes only 27 months to complete and is...

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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Dr. Bryan Beyer has been named the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University, effective May 16. 


Beyer also serves as the Biblical Languages...

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A lot of people hike the Appalachian Trail.  Few do it at age 58.  But Charles Anderson’s journey of five-million steps was more than a nature walk.  This was also about telling...

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Dr. Jerry Rankin has been named the new director of The Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University effective May 6.  Rankin recently retired after 40 years of...

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