CIU News

  • The Rams celebrate their extra-inning win! (Photos by Kierston Smith)
    Exciting Finish! CIU Rams win first home baseball game in school history

    Exciting finish! First home baseball game in school history is a win

    By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk

    It took 10 innings, but the first home baseball game in school history was an exciting 7-6 Rams' victory over the USC Salkehatchie Indians. The Rams trailed 6-5 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth when...

  • Dr. Charles Ware
    Black History Week: A New Perspective on “Grace Relations"

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    CIU celebrated Black History Month with Dr. Charles Ware, executive director of Grace Relations at the College of Biblical Studies in Indianapolis. In a week of Chapel messages, Ware challenged students to allow “grace relations,” not just race relations...

  • Peter Spencer in CIU's Shortess Chapel in 2013
    Important figure in CIU history now with the Lord

    Jamaican Peter Spencer was first CIU student of African descent

    By Bob Holmes

    When Peter Spencer enrolled at Columbia Bible College (CBC) in 1963, he made history. Spencer was black. His admission to CBC, now Columbia International University, made CIU the first institution of higher education in South Carolina to admit a black student...

  • The scene soon after the 11 cars derailed along the Broad River at the edge of campus.
    CIU campus safe following train derailment

    The Columbia International University campus is safe following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train at the edge of campus along the Broad River.

    Local media report that on Friday Feb. 7, a train struck a tree on the tracks causing three engines and eight other cars to derail. There were no injuries to the crew, and there is no danger to the campus as repair crews worked into...

  • Nandry Conrod and Brycen Holdman in competition.
    Ultimate Frisbee = Ultimate Fun and Community at CIU

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    President Dr. Mark Smith made the ceremonial first pull of CIU’s Intermural Ultimate Frisbee season on a sunny afternoon in early February. Dr. Bryan Beyer, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences blew the shofar, and friends and staff gathered to cheer on the two...

  • Will Huff (right) and Student Body President Andrew McNeil react to Super Bowl.
    A Super Bowl Celebration: Food, Fellowship and Football

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Like millions across the nation, CIU students gathered around a plate of chicken wings to watch the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

    Student Body President Andrew McNeil said he is grateful for CIU President Dr. Mark Smith and The...

Virginia Bendetti
She was quite possibly the oldest living person to graduate from Columbia International University. Virginia White Bendetti, a 1930 graduate of CIU, passed away on Nov. 28 in California. She was 99... Read More
CIU freshman Jessie Mae Hodsdon at a book signing in Bangor, Maine.
Things for a college student to do over Thanksgiving break: Eat turkey, hug grandma, catch up on sleep, and oh yes - hold a book signing.Jessie Mae Hodsdon, an 18-year-old CIU freshman, is studying... Read More


Are you truly thankful this holiday season - or for that matter, any time of year? In the November edition of "Christianity Today" magazine online, Columbia International University... Read More
A new alignment of the Undergraduate School, Graduate School and Seminary & School of Missions at Columbia International University will give students an advantage as they seek to further their... Read More
Peter and Gracie Rosenberger address a CIU Chapel Nov. 18.
By Abbey ShoemakerCIU Student WriterPeter and Gracie Rosenberger used humor and song to communicate with CIU students what God has taught them about human suffering and His sovereignty. It was 27... Read More
Jessica Hodsdon
Things for a college student to do over Thanksgiving break: Eat turkey, hug grandma, catch up on sleep, and oh yes - hold a book signing.Jessie Mae Hodsdon, an 18-year-old CIU freshman, is studying... Read More
A 2007 graduate of Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions is the new manager of Clemson University's Musser Fruit Research Center. Jeff Hopkins, who grew up on a farm in... Read More
Lights will shine on the familiar relief sculpture of the Bible in a new glass-e
"Nothing you can imagine could surpass God's plan for you."The quote was on the desk of CIU Library Director Jo Ann Rhodes. It was dated Friday, May 7, 2010, the day before an intense fire caused... Read More
The founder of a worldwide ministry to amputees will be the guest speaker at the Columbia International University chapel this Thursday, Nov. 18. Gracie Rosenberger founded the ministry "... Read More
Kelly Monroe Kullberg
By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student WriterI met Kelly Grecian at the entrance of Shortess Chapel. She was one of 25 or so college and campus ministers who had traveled from all over the Southeast to... Read More
CIU students and members of the community gathered in CIU's Pamplin Auditorium t
By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student WriterI got chills as I read Columbia International University's blog on the third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization. CIU Chancellor George Murray wrote... Read More
Chili waiting to be sampled.
The annual CIU President's Bowl football games (formerly the North-South Games) is beginning to be upstaged by a new annual pregame activity - the Chili Cook-Off.This was the fourth annual Chili Cook... Read More

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