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  • 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...

An eye-popping redesign of the Columbia International University student center and cafeteria will begin in spring 2019. The renovations will create more space in the cafeteria, add an additional...

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Michelle Raven, CIU student of Intercultural Studies

Columbia International University was well represented at this year’s Southeast Regional Conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS).

Nearly half of the 23 papers...

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Shofar Cup Cook-Off

By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

With banners, t-shirts, painted faces, and cheers, Columbia International University students competed in the annual...

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CIU alumnus Dr. Jeff Baxter

By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

“There is nothing more important than knowing Jesus and loving the things that Jesus loves,” said CIU alumnus...

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Ottie Roberson with CIU President Mark Smith and wife Debbie Smith

By Bob Holmes

It’s not every day that you get to wish “Happy Birthday” to someone who just turned 107 years old. But that was the privilege of Columbia...

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The women on the campus of Columbia International University are never without a friend when they attend the monthly gathering of the Wives Fellowship. The theme for the month of March was “...

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Coach Jud Brooker addresses students at the groundbreaking.

By Bob Holmes

Athletes from Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School will soon be sharing a new eight-lane multicolored Mondotrack, a leading innovation in...

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The CIU Rapid Response Club in action in Marion County, South Carolina

When a disaster strikes, who will be on the scene to assist those in need? How about a team of students from Columbia International University?

The new Disaster Relief and Management program...

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Danny Reese, an assistant basketball coach at CIU.

On Saturday, March 4, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Danny Reese, Women’s Basketball Coach Temple Elmore and CIU basketball players, Elijah Spalding and Jordan Spruell, had the...

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While the students were away on spring break, the Columbia International University faculty and staff did a little spring cleaning on “I Love CIU Day” – a day of cleaning and...

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By Joseph Knight

CIU Student Writer

Nearly 100 business leaders from the Columbia area heard the Columbia International University president talk about...

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A dramatic pro-life video produced by students in the Digital Media and Cinema program of Columbia International University is now being used by a local crisis pregnancy center.

Under the...

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