CIU News

A note to recipients offers a variety of community service by contacting (Photos by Johnathan Rabon
By Bob Holmes
Abby Carlson says she loves serving people. The sophomore Teacher Education major was among a large segment of the Columbia International University student body who bagged 40,000... Read More
Dr. Mark Smith, president of Columbia International University
The other driver suddenly veered across the center line and rammed into his car at a high rate of speed. He survived, but barely. Every day since that 1996 crash, debilitating pain has been his... Read More
Aynsley Vivian as Emma (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon, CIU Student Photographer)
By Alex Brickey
CIU Student Writer
Hot gossip, misunderstandings, deceit, and matchmaking shined on stage in the CIU Thespian’s presentation of the beloved Jane Austen novel, “Emma,” in Hoke... Read More
CIU New Testament Professor Dr. Mike Naylor
By Joshua Ford
CIU Student Writer
For Old Testament Professor Dr. John Crutchfield and New Testament Professor Dr. Michael Naylor, finding the material to present the Bible’s viewpoint of justice was... Read More
CIU ranks #10 for Best Value University in the South.
The U.S. News & World Report list of Best Colleges for 2020-2021 ranks Columbia International University in the top 10 for Best Value among Regional Universities in the South.
The calculation... Read More
CIU Alumnus of the Year Dr. Danny McCain (Photos by Kierston Smith)
By Alex Brickey and Joshua Ford
CIU Student Writers
Homecoming is about memories — especially those involving former professors.
“I got to put a pie into Dr. (Bryan) Beyer's face,” said Heather... Read More
Cana Hendley displayes a shoebox ready for shipping.
Christmas came a little early to the Columbia International University campus. Students gathered to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that sends the... Read More
Joy Jones shares smiles with her jack-o-lantern. (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon, CIU Student Photographer)
By Alex Brickey
CIU Student Writer
Even though many of the leaves had yet to turn colors, Columbia International University celebrated the end of October with a Fall Festival. It included a pie... Read More
Brandon McClaine, president of the CIU African American Student Association
By Josh Ford
CIU Student Writer 
Conversations on race have been a growing topic, especially this year. 
That’s why the African American Student Association (AASA) offered a dialogue on how to ... Read More
CIU Admissions Counselors pose with Columbia firefighters including Chief Aubrey Jenkins (center).
The Columbia International University Online Admissions team commemorated National First Responders Day on Oct. 28 by delivering 200 Chick-Fil-A meals to the Columbia Fire Department and the Richland... Read More
IU student Wylliam Yougnia samples a taste of the World Christian Week international food cook-off.
By Joshua Ford
CIU Student Writer
During a global pandemic, Columbia International University took the time to celebrate something that has helped spread Good News across the globe for many years:... Read More
Dr. Johnathan Reibsamen, Philosophy program director
By Joshua Ford
CIU Student Writer
Plato said that justice has more to it than being honest and paying debts. There’s more to it than doing good to friends and harm to enemies, and there’s more to it... Read More