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...

CIU Professor of Church Ministry Dr. Andre Rogers

By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University professor of Church Ministry, Dr. Andre Rogers has an additional role outside the classroom. CIU President Dr. Mark Smith has...

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The sign announcing the construction of the William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center

It may get a bit dusty at times around the CIU campus this summer, but by the time students return in late August, there will be some very noticeable changes. It’s known around campus as...

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Dr. Mike Langston

By Thomas S. Mullikin

In the wake of a marked rise in both mental health and spiritual well-being issues – and a dearth of Christian outreach programs to...

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On-campus and online student enrollment continues to grow at Columbia International University.

The 2018 Spring semester brought nine percent overall enrollment growth compared to Spring...

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CIU Cross Country and Track Coach Jud Brooker

Columbia International University Athletics Director James Whitaker is calling the first CIU Golf Classic “a huge success.” Over 120 golfers from the Columbia area participated in the...

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The mayor, the chancellor and the president

By Bob Holmes

A ceremonial groundbreaking on International Boulevard at the entrance to Columbia International University, marks a revitalization of the Monticello Road...

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By Bob Holmes

Berther Ondiek is the first person in her Kenyan village to earn a Psychology degree. That explains the loud jubilation from several African friends who jumped...

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By Bob Holmes

Over 1,000 people came to the Columbia International University campus to hear Dr. John Maxwell’s   Leadership Forum in Shortess Chapel. Maxwell...

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Former Clemson University and Ohio State basketball standout Tony Stockman is the new men’s head basketball coach at Columbia International University.

Stockman comes to the CIU Rams...

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Columbia International University is joining with community leaders for a revitalization of the Monticello Road corridor beginning with the groundbreaking of the $20 million William H. Jones...

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By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

 Driving beats rent the air as Christian hip-hop duo “Social Club Misfits” took the stage of Shortess...

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David Thorsen is a member of the Class of 2018 graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Studies (ICS). Originally from Stavanger, Norway, David has been appointed by the...

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