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 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...

Construction of the temporary library is moving along quickly.
The building of a temporary library is underway on the campus of Columbia International University following a fire in the G. Allen Fleece Library that occurred in May. The initial estimate of... Read More
1More Tour rider Jeremy Rife ponders a question from a CIU student.
By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student WriterA group of Columbia International University students, faculty, and staff gathered in CIU's Moore Fitness Center to celebrate the end of the 1More Tour... Read More
Anne Gallagher participates in her first CIU class "Principles of Organizational
The first student in Columbia International University's newest Doctor of Education concentration says CIU's "solid match" of a biblical worldview combined with strong content makes the school's... Read More
The 1More Tour Team: Jeremy Rife, Matt Densky, Drew Williams, tour coordinator M
1,800 Mile Bicycle Tour of East Coast Ends in Portland, MaineFive young men on bicycles representing Columbia International University circled the Portland Head Light, a Portland, Maine lighthouse... Read More
Welcome Home! Check out a furnished model at the Open House at Pine View Apartme
The first building at the new Pine View Apartments at Columbia International University is ready for occupancy, and CIU is celebrating with an Open House. Here's your chance to take a look inside the... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson, director of Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU
It's a hot topic. A Muslim group is proposing to build a multimillion-dollar mosque near the site of the 9-11 terrorist attack in New York City. How should Christians respond? A recent article in... Read More
Dr. Jack Layman receives Kingdom Impact Award. Left to right: Director of CIU Al
Nearly 200 Christian school administrators and teachers from around the world are on the campus of Columbia International University this week for the 40th International Institute for Christian... Read More
Dr. Larry Dixon
A book by Columbia International University professor Dr. Larry Dixon is getting attention across North America. "When Temptation Strikes - Gaining Victory Over Sin" discusses how Christians can gain... Read More
Gov. David Beasley (right) with CIU President Dr. Bill Jones
The newest member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees is a well-known figure in South Carolina government, and is well-known around the world for his outreach to the nations.... Read More
Editor's note: The author is a graduate of the Bible Teaching program at Columbia International University. She teaches Bible in a public school in the United States. But because of opposition from... Read More
The 1More Tour: (left to right) Matt Densky, Israel (“Izzy”) Markle, Grayson Mar
A 1,800 mile summer bicycling tour along the East Coast by five young men will focus on 1More. The idea is not to just peddle 1More mile from Florida to Maine, but it's an opportunity to touch... Read More
A worker catalogs the number of a book that was partially damaged by the fire.
Columbia International University junior Johnisha Campbell had a lot on her mind. Finals week was coming up, her husband Patrick was to graduate in a week from CIU Seminary & School of Missions,... Read More

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