CIU News

John Hunter James vaults to championship.
Columbia International University freshman John Hunter James of Irmo, South Carolina is the NAIA National Champion in men’s pole vaulting with a CIU record of 5.20m (17.06 feet). James, a Dutch Fork... Read More
Dr. Ben Noonan, CIU professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
A new book by Columbia International University Professor Dr. Benjamin J. Noonan offers new insights into the study of biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.
Noonan is an associate professor of Old Testament... Read More
Authority of Scripture discussion: CIU Professors (l-r) Dr. Ed Smither, Dr. Markus Klausli and Dr. Michael Naylor. (Photos by Johnathan Rabon)
By Ireland E. K. McNeill
Columbia International University’s Authority of Scripture Week celebrates a CIU core value, and offers students the opportunity to learn about the Bible’s... Read More
All smiles at the House Cook Off, a part of the Shorfar Cup competition.
By Naomi Balk, CIU Student Writer
CIU students rallied for the fourth annual Shofar Cup, a week of nightly events where the six houses, Fidelitas, Dignitas and Veritas for the women and Virtus,... Read More
The Rams celebrate their extra-inning win! (Photos by Kierston Smith)
Exciting finish! First home baseball game in school history is a win
By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk
It took 10 innings, but the first home baseball game in school history was an exciting 7-6 Rams'... Read More
Dr. Charles Ware
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
CIU celebrated Black History Month with Dr. Charles Ware, executive director of Grace Relations at the College of Biblical Studies in Indianapolis. In a week of... Read More
Peter Spencer in CIU's Shortess Chapel in 2013
Jamaican Peter Spencer was first CIU student of African descent
By Bob Holmes
When Peter Spencer enrolled at Columbia Bible College (CBC) in 1963, he made history. Spencer was black. His... Read More
The scene soon after the 11 cars derailed along the Broad River at the edge of campus.
The Columbia International University campus is safe following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train at the edge of campus along the Broad River.
Local media report that on Friday Feb. 7, a... Read More
Nandry Conrod and Brycen Holdman in competition.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
President Dr. Mark Smith made the ceremonial first pull of CIU’s Intermural Ultimate Frisbee season on a sunny afternoon in early February. Dr. Bryan Beyer,... Read More
CIU Rams pitcher Noah Moody played high school baseball at Ben Lippen, a ministry of CIU.
Columbia International University Athletics made history the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 1 when the Rams baseball team took the field for the first time. The Rams dropped two out of three games to #16... Read More
Will Huff (right) and Student Body President Andrew McNeil react to Super Bowl.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Like millions across the nation, CIU students gathered around a plate of chicken wings to watch the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith (right) with Steve Forbes of Forbes Media at economic development luncheon.
As Columbia International University increases its community involvement, CIU President Dr. Mark Smith dialogues with key members of the state and other influencers.
In January, Smith joined over a... Read More

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