CIU News

  • CIU Ram Jeff McIlwain, a senior, is introduced at Moore Madness.
    Moore Madness excitement showcases CIU Rams

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Colorful lights flashed, energizing music blared, and school spirit soared as the CIU Rams captivated those gathered at "Moore Madness."

    The Moore Fitness Center dazzled as the 2019-2020 basketball teams entered the court. Deafening screams of the athletes' student peers and faithful fans filled...

  • Pastor Andrew Brunson speaks to CIU students.
    Andrew Brunson challenges CIU/Ben Lippen students to stand for truth

    By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk

    Pastor Andrew Brunson, a 1985 graduate of Ben Lippen School, is concerned that the younger generation of American Christians is not ready for a coming persecution — something very familiar to him.

    That was the message...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith and CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones
    CIU Chancellor Bill Jones honored at Jones Center dedication

    Jones also surprised with South Carolina’s highest civilian award

    By Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

    Over 200 guests and VIPs came together to celebrate the dedication of the William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a luncheon. Built to train ministering professionals to impact nations with...

  • CIU students Josh Will, Darian Hair, Erin Gobbi and Caleb Joung react to Amazing Race instructions.
    An Amazing Race on the CIU campus

    It took a lot of diverse talents to participate in the CIU version of The Amazing Race.

    The event led four teams around the CIU campus on a Saturday in search of clues, solving riddles and performing a number of tasks — some of them quite unusual.

    At Sessions Field where the CIU Rams play soccer, Amazing Race teams had to kick a soccer ball through targets. Near Hoke...

  • CIU soccer standout Rebekah Reinhard shares her testimony.
    Celebrating Evangelical Unity through testimony and worship

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    No two stories were alike, though all were written by the same Author.

    A testimony and worship night, hosted by student-led club Fellowship of Christian Professionals, told of God’s faithfulness in the quietness of a prayer day, in the frigid swirl of a blizzard, in the sterile room of a hospital, and...

  • Caleb McKillop takes the oath with the assistance of CIU Professor Dr. Mike Langston, a former Navy chaplain.
    CIU Chaplaincy student commissioned into Navy during Chapel

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Raising his right hand, Caleb McKillop, a Columbia International University chaplaincy student, was publicly commissioned into the U.S. Navy on the stage of Shortess Chapel, vowing to support and defend the Constitution with God’s help. 

    ...

CIU Ram Jeff McIlwain, a senior, is introduced at Moore Madness.
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Colorful lights flashed, energizing music blared, and school spirit soared as the CIU Rams captivated those gathered at "Moore Madness."
The Moore Fitness... Read More
Pastor Andrew Brunson speaks to CIU students.
By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk
Pastor Andrew Brunson, a 1985 graduate of Ben Lippen School, is concerned that the younger generation of American Christians is not ready for a coming persecution... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith and CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones
Jones also surprised with South Carolina’s highest civilian award
By Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes
Over 200 guests and VIPs came together to celebrate the dedication of the William H. Jones Global... Read More
CIU students Josh Will, Darian Hair, Erin Gobbi and Caleb Joung react to Amazing Race instructions.
It took a lot of diverse talents to participate in the CIU version of The Amazing Race.
The event led four teams around the CIU campus on a Saturday in search of clues, solving riddles and performing... Read More
CIU soccer standout Rebekah Reinhard shares her testimony.
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
No two stories were alike, though all were written by the same Author.
A testimony and worship night, hosted by student-led club Fellowship of Christian... Read More
Caleb McKillop takes the oath with the assistance of CIU Professor Dr. Mike Langston, a former Navy chaplain.
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Raising his right hand, Caleb McKillop, a Columbia International University chaplaincy student, was publicly commissioned into the U.S. Navy on the stage of... Read More
The House of Veritas performs at the CIU House Throwdown
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
It’s one of the most unique events on the CIU campus. The House Throwdown begins a new school year of friendly competitions.
On a Friday afternoon in the CIU... Read More
Dr. John Crutchfield of Columbia International University
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University Professor Dr. John Crutchfield calls it “an act of worship to God and an act of love for His people.”
Crutchfield, the CIU Middle Eastern... Read More
Susie Shellenberger speaks at CIU
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
The women of CIU were reminded of the power of God’s love during a “Ladies Night Out” with author and speaker Susie Shellenberger.
Shellenberger,... Read More
Dr. Michelle Raven, director of International Community Development and Disaster Relief/Emergency Management programs at CIU.
Dr. Michelle Raven, director of the International Community Development and Disaster Relief/Emergency Management programs at Columbia International University, gave the opening plenary address to the... Read More
CIU Athletics recognized as Champions of Character by NAIA
The CIU Rams not only play like champions, they are Five Star Champions of Character. The Rams earned the designation from The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  
NAIA... Read More
Some CIU Prison Initiative graduates become mental health companions.
The week of Sept. 8 is Suicide Prevention Week and a Columbia International University program that serves behind the walls of the South Carolina Department of Corrections is credited for preventing... Read More

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