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 Homes

    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 voluntarily....

  • 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...

World Christian Week speaker Robert J. Morgan
By Abbey Shoemaker, CIU student writerBest-selling author, pastor, and Columbia International University graduate Robert J. Morgan was the keynote speaker during the 2010 Christian Life Conference at... Read More
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... Read More
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 Studies... Read More
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 new... Read More
"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... Read More
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... Read More
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 cultureCommencement ceremonies are Aug. 27 for a second group of CIU student-inmates who have completed... Read More
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 about... Read More
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 new... Read More
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 campus ministers... Read More
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), in... Read More
Sue Thomas with CIU President Bill Jones (left) and CIU President Emeritus Rober
Columbia International University renewed its historic relationship with America's Keswick over the summer during CIU Week at the Keswick Conference Center in Whiting, N.J.America's Keswick is a... Read More

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