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...

Cash and Anne Goldbold receive a resolution honoring them from CIU President Bil

Two couples who served for decades in remote areas at "the ends of the earth" are the 2010 Alumni of the Year at Columbia International University.

Cash ('57) and Ann ('58) Godbold lived for...

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World Christian Week speaker Robert J. Morgan

By Abbey Shoemaker, CIU student writer

Best-selling author, pastor, and Columbia International University graduate Robert J. Morgan was the keynote speaker during the 2010 Christian Life...

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Robertson and Muriel McQuilkin

It's a story that never ends. In 1990, after 22 years as president of Columbia International University, then known as Columbia Bible College, Robertson McQuilkin announced that he would resign to...

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Dr. Warren Larson

The anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States has brought about a lot of discussion on the relationship between Christians and Muslims. The director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim...

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View from the entrance. View from the entrance.

"As long as there's a reference section, I think most of us are just peachy."

That's what a student told Columbia International University Library Director Joanne Rhodes after touring the...

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"Sorry I'm not 110." Robertson McQuilkin (left) jokes with CIU President Bill Jo

Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin was presented with a big surprise on his 83rd birthday. The student body, faculty and staff sang "Happy Birthday" to him at...

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Air Force Chaplain Brian Bohlman (left), a CIU alumnus, will be among those part

Nearly two dozen chaplains representing various aspects of chaplaincy ministry will be on the campus of Columbia International University Sept. 13 for a Consultation on Chaplaincy Education. They...

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A student-inmate is congratulated by CIU President Bill Jones (right) at the fir

Graduates will travel to medium- and maximum-security prisons and bring positive change to the culture

Commencement ceremonies are Aug. 27 for a second group of CIU student-inmates who have...

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Dr. Warren Larson

Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University is concerned about the approach used by some Christians when conversing with Muslims...

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Moving in! Laundry already?

A new school year is getting underway at Columbia International University with a flurry of Welcome Week activities and the freshman orientation ConnectCIU. Classes begin on Aug. 24. Until then...

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Kelly Monroe Kullberg

Kelly Monroe Kullberg, author of "Finding God Beyond Harvard" will address a chapel service at Columbia International University on Nov. 9 and speak to a CIU luncheon for college and...

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CIU professor Dr. Bryan Beyer (right) receives congratulations from Rabbi David

Dr. Bryan Beyer, professor of Old Testament at Columbia International University received the Founder's Medallion from his alma mater, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR),...

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