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...

A worker catalogs the number of a book that was partially damaged by the fire.

Columbia International University junior Johnisha Campbell had a lot on her mind. Finals week was coming up, her husband Patrick was to graduate in a week from CIU Seminary & School of...

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Joyce Hoffman

If an award were given out at the 2010 Columbia International University commencement for longest travel distance for a commuter student, Joyce Hoffman would have probably won. Hoffman, 69, who...

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Taking away the "surviving books" to be deodorized.

Boxes. Stacks and stacks of boxes. Inside of each carefully-labeled box carted out of the smoke-scented G. Allen Fleece Library are survivors. They are the books that didn't burn in the May 8 fire...

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The G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University was heavily damaged by an intense early morning fire May 8. The Columbia Fire Department was called to the scene about 6 a.m. after...

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Bill Supplee leads the choir and student body.

Between 1949 and 1989, G. William "Bill" Supplee exalted the Lord at Columbia International University by directing the Ambassador Choir and teaching music. Because of his devotion to CIU many...

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If a child in the womb could sing a song to mother what would it sound like? Columbia International University alumnus Bob Bernhardt of Green Bay, Wis. got to wondering that when his wife was...

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Librarians Helping Patrons: 1st Place. CIU Fleece library staff member helping a

The G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University is a winner in a photo contest sponsored by the South Carolina State Library. The "Day in the Life of South Carolina Libraries"...

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Kim Abbott and CIU President Bill Jones show off their arms.

Columbia International University's first Athletic Director Kim Abbott demonstrated proper pitching form - and she's not even on the job yet. Abbott was introduced to CIU students at a chapel...

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Commencement speaker The Rev. Robert J. Morgan

Commencement exercises for Columbia International University (CIU) will take place on Saturday, May 15. Exercises for the CIU Undergraduate School will begin at 8:30 a.m. and exercises for the CIU...

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CIU alumna Laura Story with Alumni Ministries Director Roy King

By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student Writer

Christian singer/songwriter Laura Story, a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University, was awarded the university's first-ever Recent Alumni...

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Dr. Stephen Farra (left) with CIU Vice President for Educational Affairs, Junias

Dr. Stephen Farra, the director of the Psychology Program at Columbia International University is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Excellence in Teaching Award for Columbia International University...

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Gentlemen start your engines! CIU students Jon Shrack and Shelby Purvis get read

With deadlines for papers approaching and finals just a few weeks away, it was time for a break. Columbia International University students took advantage of a price break and got away for an...

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