CIU News

  • Unique fully online Ph.D. in Biblical Studies coming to CIU

    Columbia International Unversity is leading the way in North America with a new and unique Ph.D. being offered in Columbia Biblical Seminary (CBS).

    Beginning in fall 2019, CBS will be the first seminary in the United States or Canada to offer a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies using a fully-online modified European model that focuses on researching and...

  • CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger
    CIU alumni instrumental in European prayer breakfast

    Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Raphael Anzenberger had the unique opportunity of addressing the 2018 European Prayer Breakfast held in Brussels, Belgium in December. The annual event links followers of Jesus from around the European Union in prayer and fellowship.   

    Anzenberger, a native of France, is the director of...

  • CIU men give their all in Spartan Race

    By Jordan Gottfried

    “We believe that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, that you can’t grow without pressure, that obstacles help shift our frame of reference and make us more resilient.” ~ Spartan Race Inc.

    I had the great opportunity to be a Spartan Ram, alongside fellow Columbia International University students...

  • Joanna Railey, Grace Hipp and Essie McCurdy celebrate Christmas at CIU.
    CIU Family Celebrates Christmas

    By Ireland Kost and Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University students mingled with over 550 faculty and staff members of CIU and Ben Lippen School and their families at a huge night time outdoor Christmas celebration of the birth of Christ hosted by CIU President...

  • CIU ready to assist Virginia College students

    Here is good news for Virginia College students! Columbia International University is ready to assist you in the transferring of your credits toward appropriate CIU programs.

    Virginia College closed in December, but that doesn’t mean students are without an opportunity to continue their education. And CIU stands ready to help.

    If you’re a Virginia College student, or...

  • Alanna Batterman ministered to refugees living in the Columbia area.
    Intercultural Studies majors find cross-cultural ministry in Columbia

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    As Columbia International University senior Emma Grace Ballentine was being served food by her Malaysian hostess, she sensed something was wrong.

    “She was burning her hands (by) using a towel as she was serving us food,” said Ballentine recalling one of the first times her refugee friend hosted her for...

Getting "Ram Ready"

Dozens of incoming CIU undergraduate students became “Ram Ready” the weekend of April 14.

“Ram Ready” is an opportunity to hear from a variety of campus...

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Dr. Steve Baarendse receives Excellence in Teaching Award

A Columbia International University professor described as caring deeply about his students has been honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award.  Professor of English Dr. Steve Baarendse...

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Columbia International University is now a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The announcement from the NAIA comes after the CIU Athletics Department completed...

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Two commencement programs will take place April 28 on the campus of Columbia International University (CIU) as 193 students are recognized for academic achievements from certificates to bachelor...

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A review by Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the April 15 performance. An encore performance is scheduled...

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CIU Donor Appreciation Luncheon

By Bob Holmes

Vladyslav Hruntkovskyi wants to go back to his home country of the Ukraine to serve in the world of business. But the Business & Organizational Leadership...

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House of Virtus wins the 2018 House Cup

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Surrounded by yells, cheers, and horn-blowing, over 25...

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CIU Undergraduate Overnight Event

Dozens of young people got a taste of college life at the Undergraduate Overnight Event at Columbia International University in early April.

They sat in on a class, mingled with professors...

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Jannique Stewart of the Life Training Institute

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

The Columbia International University student body contemplated some profound questions about life during an April Chapel...

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By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

The messianic deliverance from sin and into salvation was symbolized by a Seder observance at Columbia International...

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A Columbia International University seminary student holds some impressive credentials. Tom Mullikin, who is working on a Master of Divinity degree in Chaplaincy, was recently inducted into three...

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Setting up for disc golf on the CIU campus.

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Nearly three dozen Columbia International University students were up before sunrise on a Saturday, motivated by the...

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