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...

CIU student Katie Mayberry

By Naomi Balk


CIU Student Writer


“Is this for real? You sure this is free?”


This was the response of a Monticello Road resident who...

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Scene from "The Mousetrap" performed at Columbia International University

By Ireland Kost

CIU Student Writer

There’s a mystery to solve in Hoke Auditorium!

Written by Agatha Christie, the CIU Thespians’...

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Mondotrack surface at Ben Lippen School

They’re rolling out the Mondo Track. Literally.

With months of ground preparation behind them, crews are rolling the Mondo surface on the track around the Ben Lippen School football...

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