CIU News

  • CIU summer soccer camp
    CIU Summer Sports Camps are Underway

    The Columbia International University sports camp season is underway. The first camp included over two dozen high school men’s soccer prospects at the Residential ID Camp featuring small-sided games, futsal, team tournaments, as well as other techniques to improve skills. Devotionals...

  • CIU Coach Danny Reese and JV prospects.
    CIU Adds JV Men’s Basketball

    Recruitment is underway for the first season of junior varsity men’s basketball at Columbia International University this fall.

    Already 10 prospective players participated in a JV Preview Day on June 9 with another Preview Day scheduled for June 19. In addition to workouts in the Moore Fitness Center, Preview Days include meeting with representatives of CIU Admissions, Financial...

  • Director of Business & Organizational Leadership Dr. Scott Adams
    What’s Happening to the Malls?

    Dr. Scott Adams, the director of the Columbia International University’s Business & Organization Leadership program was asked to weigh in on a phenomenon taking place in Columbia and...

  •  Athletic Director James Whitaker, Men's Basketball Head Coach Marshall Tague, and Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach Jud Brooker with the Sport Ministry trophy.
    CIU Athletics Recognized for Ministry

    The Columbia International University Rams were honored for their efforts beyond the field of competition with the Sports Ministries Award from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

    The Sports Ministries Award recognizes member institutions for “having significant spiritual outreach through the utilization of athletic ministries.”

    Ministry...

  • CIU alumnus Kenn Oke (2011)
    Measuring Healthy Churches

    How do you define and measure a “healthy church?” That’s a question tackled by Columbia International University alumnus Kenn Oke who serves as European director for Avant Ministries , which focuses on planting and developing the church in the unreached areas of the world. Oke earned a...

  • Online Business Degrees Coming to CIU this Fall

    Fall marks several new beginnings for online degree programs at Columbia International University (CIU). Three entirely online business degrees will be offered in August, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA), the first graduate degree to be offered by the CIU College of Arts & Sciences...

June 06, 2016
John Robertson McQuilkin

By Melissa McCutchan and Bob Holmes

In the last months of the life of Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin, when his health was declining, his close friend and former CIU Vice President John Davidson would visit him and...

May 19, 2016
Temple Elmore named women's head basketball coach at CIU

Temple Elmore is the new women’s head basketball coach at Columbia International University after serving as CIU assistant coach for the past two seasons.

Elmore played basketball at the College of Charleston where...

May 11, 2016
Former Lexington, SC mayor Randy Halfacre

Former Lexington, South Carolina mayor Randy Halfacre is the new community ambassador for Columbia International University. Halfacre served as mayor from 2004 to 2013 leading the town to become one of the fastest growing municipalities in South Carolina. He is also a former president and CEO of...

May 04, 2016
ONE - A Small Group Journey Toward Life-Changing Community

Two Columbia International University graduates have teamed up for a book designed to create meaningful community among believers.

One - A Small Group Journey Toward Life-Changing Community,” is...

May 02, 2016
CIU commencement speaker Dr. Jeff Philpott makes a point about being a servant during his commencement address.

CIU Graduates the Class of 2016

By Michael Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Shortess Chapel was full of family, friends, and loved ones on April 30, as Columbia International University celebrated its newest graduates, the class of 2016....

April 20, 2016
Joey Caldwell with WLTX TV news anchor Darci Strickland

Columbia International University graduate student Joey Caldwell was named the Teacher of the Week by Columbia TV station News 19 WLTX.

Caldwell is the drama teacher at Ben Lippen School, a Pre-K to 12th grade ministry of CIU. He is also a...

April 18, 2016
CIU Players Perform "Little Women"

CIU Players Perform “Little Women”

By Michael Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Hoke Auditorium was filled with laughter and emotion as the CIU Players presented their performance of “Little Women” in April. This...

April 11, 2016
CIU alumna Katie Duke, licensed professional counselor

Columbia International University alumna Katie Duke has a simple question:

Wouldn’t this world be a more peaceful/loving place if we could all challenge ourselves to extend kindness and compassion toward the people around us?

Duke graduated from CIU in 2010 with...

April 06, 2016
Sue Thomas speaks in CIU Chapel

Sue Thomas Speaks in CIU Chapel

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

A Columbia International University alumna who was the inspiration for a TV show, challenged CIU students to look beyond themselves and draw strength from God....

April 05, 2016
Evangelical Unity discussion at CIU.

CIU Celebrates Evangelical Unity Week

By Michael A. Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University ended the month of March by focusing on its core value of Evangelical Unity with a series of Chapel messages, a pastors...

April 01, 2016
Dr. Ed Smither

Two new programs will be offered in the 2016-2017 school year at Columbia International University.

A bachelor’s degree in Philosophy has been added to the list of majors for undergraduate students while a Doctor of Philosophy in Intercultural Studies is now available at the graduate...

March 30, 2016
Scott Adams named director of Business & Organizational Leadership at CIU.

A Lexington, South Carolina businessman and attorney has been named the new director of the Business & Organizational Leadership program at Columbia International University...

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