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. 

    ...

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
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith washes the feet of professor Dr. Andre Rogers.
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Blowing the shofar, Columbia International University Dean Dr. Bryan Beyer signaled in CIU's Convocation procession, ushering in another school year.... Read More
Columbia International University move-in day.
The 2019/2020 school year is underway and the Columbia International University campus is full of excitement — and just plain full! Enrollment is up to 1,574 students, an increase over the... Read More
CIU Introduction to Business Class
By Bob Holmes
On the first day of the 2019-2020 school year, a couple staff members stood in the cavernous entryway to the new William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center directing students... Read More
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
The class of 2023 and incoming transfer students experienced a weekend designed to share to the heartbeat of Columbia International University during CIU’s 2019... Read More
First reactions to the $4 million renovation.
By Bob Holmes
The students are back at CIU and so is “The Wow Factor” with the first meal in the renovated $4 million CIU Dining Hall.  
“All my expectations are... Read More
Andrew Crutchfield help out at Welcome Week at CIU
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Over 200 new Columbia International University students started a new chapter of their story on a clear South Carolina morning when they moved onto CIU’s campus... Read More
SC Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette
South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette visited the Columbia International University campus to address a church-community partnership symposium on Aug. 22. The event was hosted by the CIU School of... Read More
Lehigh Hanson contributes to Monticello Road revitalization
By Bob Holmes
Lehigh Hanson, Inc, has announced that its Hanson Aggregates subsidiary in Columbia is committed to donating up to $500,000 to Columbia International University in support of CIU’... Read More
By Bob Holmes
 It will soon be time to “Grill & Chill” on Monticello Road at the local Dairy Queen.
Columbia International University has entered into an agreement with Jones... Read More
A new 2019 survey by College Consensus ranks Columbia International University among the 25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities for an online degree. CIU comes in at #15 in the nation with its... Read More
CIU Professor of Education, Dr. Lynn Hoekstra
CIU Professor Dr. Lynn Hoekstra loves to inspire and equip future educators to teach their students with joy and creativity.
It’s that kind of spirit and her desire to show children how to be... Read More

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