CIU News

  • Abigail Reeves of the CIU Class of 2021

    Class of 2021: CIU has “equipped me to excel”

    Meet members of the Class of 2021 as they discuss their time at CIU and look to the future

    Abigail Reeves is from Clemson, South Carolina and majored in English with a minor in...

  • Kaitlyn Thompson sorts clothes at the Salvation Army thrift shop. (Photos by Kierston Smith)

    CIU Students Serve the City

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University athlete Josh Ford says he averages about 15,000 steps each day. But on the morning of CIU’s Serving Cola City project, he had already hit 10,000 steps by 10:30 as his 15-member clean-up team worked along Monticello Road, picking up litter and clearing...

  • Myquillyn Smith, "The Nester," signs books for CIU students. (Photos by Kierston Smith)

    Nationally-Known Home Styling Expert “The Nester” Visits CIU

    By Kierston Smith

    Social Media influencer Myquillyn Smith, visited Columbia International University to share her expertise on all things “Home.”

    Known online as “The Nester,” the New York Times bestselling author and home styling expert spoke to students in the...

  • Sarah Causey performs at Acousta 2021 (Photos by Renee Laine, CIU Student Photographer)

    Top-Notch Student Talent on Display at Acousta 2021

    By Alex Brickey

    CIU Student Writer

    The 2021 edition of Columbia International University’s annual AcoustaRockaRappaPaloozaStockFest, better known as Acouta, was a red carpet event featuring some of the finest talent on campus.

    With the student body dressed in formal and semi-formal wear, sparkling grape juice and popcorn in hand, the lights...

  • Making friends: Michelle and Rui Cao host the CIU President's Cabinet at M Grille.

    CIU Friendships Expanding in the Community

    Columbia International University’s community outreach has expanded as it develops friendships with many people in the Columbia area, including prominent business leaders.

    Michelle Cao and her husband Rui were the gracious hosts of CIU President Dr. Mark Smith, his cabinet, as well as CIU Board Chairman Hans Finzel at the Cao’s new restaurant M Grille on...

  • CIU's fifth president Dr. George W. Murray writes on the divinity of Jesus.

    A Biblical Defense on the Divinity of Jesus from a former CIU President

    The shocking news was first released by “Relevant” magazine in a September 2020 article titled: “Report: A Third of American Evangelicals Don't Believe Jesus Was God.”

    This news was based on a nationwide study from Ligonier Ministries in partnership with LifeWay Research published at stateoftheology.com. Upon hearing this...

Abigail Reeves of the CIU Class of 2021
Meet members of the Class of 2021 as they discuss their time at CIU and look to the future
Abigail Reeves is from Clemson, South Carolina and majored in English with a minor in TESOL (Teaching... Read More
Kaitlyn Thompson sorts clothes at the Salvation Army thrift shop. (Photos by Kierston Smith)
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University athlete Josh Ford says he averages about 15,000 steps each day. But on the morning of CIU’s Serving Cola City project, he had already hit 10,000 steps... Read More
Myquillyn Smith, "The Nester," signs books for CIU students. (Photos by Kierston Smith)
By Kierston Smith
Social Media influencer Myquillyn Smith, visited Columbia International University to share her expertise on all things “Home.”
Known online as “The Nester,” the New York Times... Read More
Sarah Causey performs at Acousta 2021 (Photos by Renee Laine, CIU Student Photographer)
By Alex Brickey
CIU Student Writer
The 2021 edition of Columbia International University’s annual AcoustaRockaRappaPaloozaStockFest, better known as Acouta, was a red carpet event featuring some of... Read More
CIU's fifth president Dr. George W. Murray writes on the divinity of Jesus.
The shocking news was first released by “Relevant” magazine in a September 2020 article titled: “Report: A Third of American Evangelicals Don't Believe Jesus Was God.”
This news was based on a... Read More
Making friends: Michelle and Rui Cao host the CIU President's Cabinet at M Grille.
Columbia International University’s community outreach has expanded as it develops friendships with many people in the Columbia area, including prominent business leaders.
Michelle Cao and her... Read More
Dr. Johnny Miller celebrates after "ceremonial first pitch" at the dedication of the baseball and softball fields. (Photos by Kierston Smith)
CIU will also soon “Turn on the Lights” for night baseball
By Bob Holmes
"Anybody got a radar gun?"
That’s what Columbia International University Baseball Coach Jonathan Johnson joked as he assumed... Read More
Dr. John C. Maxwell addresses the audience in Shortess Chapel at CIU. (Photos by Kierston Smith
Baseball great Darryl Strawberry joins Maxwell to share Christian testimony
By Bob Holmes
Dr. John C. Maxwell says when you reach your full potential and excel at who you are you will be “... Read More
Darryl Strawberry speaks at CIU (Photos by Renee Laine)
By Bob Holmes
One of Major League Baseball’s legendary power hitters says “baseball is just a game. It will pass. But one thing I do know, God’s Word is going to be here forever.”
Darryl Strawberry,... Read More
Aubrey Crawford thanks CIU scholarship donors for making her education possible.
By Bob Holmes
She just started her college career, but freshman Aubrey Crawford has some big dreams. The Digital Media and Cinema major from Florence, South Carolina wants to hone the videography... Read More
CIU New Testament Professor Dr. David Croteau
There are several views about which language Jesus spoke. Some people believe he spoke primarily Hebrew, with others arguing it was primarily Greek or Aramaic. Actually, Columbia International... Read More
 A medic from the South Carolina National Guard administers the COVID vaccine on the CIU campus.
As a part of Columbia International University’s outreach to the community, the campus was made available to health care officials for drive-thru COVID-19 vaccinations on March 6.
CIU partnered with... Read More

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