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Dr. Ed Smither, dean of the CIU College of Intercultural Studies
By Bob Holmes

The dean of the CIU School of Intercultural Studies calls his three-year term as president of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) “a great experience.”

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CIU Education Professors Drs. Lynn Hoestra, Milt Uecker, and Michelle Clevenger
Two CIU Education professors offer their expertise in two new books in the series, “Distinctively Christian: A Christ-centered Approach to Early Childhood Education” edited by CIU Professor Emeritus... Read More
Julio Rodriguez
The Columbia International University Men's Basketball Program has received a huge boost with a commitment from West Coast Elite (WCE) 100 camp invitee Julio Rodriguez. The Dominican Republic native... Read More
CIU alumna Natalie Flickner (left) with her teammate Amy Wilson.
A Columbia International University alumna is helping the nationally-known ministry Joni and Friends kick off a new phase of its blog dedicated to missionaries with disabilities.

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CIU has one of the best online Master's in Theology programs in the nation.
Columbia International University’s Master of Arts (Theological Studies) is among The 20 Best Master’s in Theology Programs Online for 2020. As matter of fact, CIU is ranked #2 in the survey... Read More
Columbia International University Athletics Director Darren Richie
Columbia International University has a new athletics director with NAIA championship experience.

Darren Richie comes to the Rams from Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida. As A.... Read More
Dr. Trevor Castor
CIU professors contribute to The History of Apologetics

Columbia International University Intercultural Studies Professors Dr. Trevor Castor and Dr. Ed Smither have teamed up for a chapter... Read More
The Irmo Police Department shows off their gift of Krispy Kreme.
Members of Columbia International University’s Online Admissions team and a Ben Lippen School student visited 18 Columbia area first responder locations, thanking them for their service with Krispy... Read More
CIU Dean of Students Rick Swift (left) receives face masks from CIU alumni Robbie McAlister and Michael Johnson.
Face masks sewn by refugees in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos, are being made available to Columbia International University through CIU alumnus Robbie McAlister,... Read More
Columbia Urban League President and CEO J.T. McLawhorn discusses race relations with CIU President Dr. Mark Smith.
On the five-year anniversary of the shooting deaths of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith is calling on Christ... Read More
Dr. Michelle Raven discusses Disaster Relief and Emergency Management at a 2019 meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society
Columbia International University Intercultural Studies Professor Dr. Michelle Raven is leading the way to hope in the midst of crisis. Raven, director of the International Community Development and ... Read More
CIU's Counseling program is accredited by CACREP.
Columbia International University Counseling Professor Dr. Glenda Nanna calls CACREP accreditation “vital” to CIU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. That’s why she was excited when she... Read More

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