CIU News

  • Monticello Road revitalization to welcome DQ/convenience store

    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 Petroleum of Georgia for a Dairy Queen restaurant/convenience...

  • CIU Online ranked among the best for Christian colleges and universities

    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 combined 32 graduate and undergraduate online programs.

    College Consensus crunches the numbers by combining the results of the most reputable...

  • CIU Professor of Education, Dr. Lynn Hoekstra
    CIU professor named Outstanding Educator for environmental literacy

    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 good stewards of the earth that earned her the title of 2019...

  • CIU 2017 Alumnus of the Year Dr. Ralph Enlow Jr.
    2017 Alumnus of the Year: What does being a servant leader really mean?

    What did Jesus really mean when he said in Mark 9:35, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, the servant of all?” How radical is the “all” in that statement?

    That’s the question posed to CIU’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Ralph Enlow Jr. in an interview with Bible Gateway’s Jonathan Petersen. They discussed Enlow’s new book...

  • CIU soccer field press box
    Modern hi-tech press box is new addition to soccer field

    A new 22-foot press box at Sessions Field will streamline sports information and game operation for CIU soccer. It features a climate-controlled space with high-speed internet, scoreboard control console, sound system and, most importantly, a sweeping view of Sessions Field.

    Funds for the press box were generously donated by the Sessions family in honor of the late Elizabeth Sessions...

  • CIU volleyball team
    A summer of worldwide impact through athletics

    Columbia International University softball, volleyball and women’s soccer made an impact with the message of Christ in three different parts of the world over the summer as they teamed-up with local sports ministries and missionaries.

    Softball Coach Sara Allen and members of her team were in the Middle...

Take it from a man with an extensive background in business and business education. There are at least 10 great reasons to earn your MBA online at Columbia International University.
Dr. Thomas E.... Read More
The new director of CIU's 100-voice choir Bryce Thompson
A new 100-voice Ambassador Choir is in development at Columbia International University led by a talented and experienced chorale director.
Bryce Thompson comes to CIU from Lake Orion High School in... Read More
William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center
There have been 100-plus-degree days and the humidity that the Midlands of South Carolina is famous for has returned. But committed, hard-working construction crews on campus are moving toward... Read More
Columbia International University’s online Master of Arts in Theological Studies is #1 in the nation according to BestColleges.com, while the Master of Education in Educational Administration (... Read More
SCICU Excellent Teacher, Dr. Sandra Young
Columbia International University English professor Dr. Sandra Young is among the best in South Carolina. Young is CIU’s 2019 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award presented each year... Read More
Billy Graham Lausanne Scholar Mehari Korcho
By Bob Holmes
The 2019 recipient of a full-tuition Columbia International University scholarship desires to mobilize and equip diaspora churches in America so they can increase their engagement in... Read More
The SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher ranks two Columbia International University online programs as among the most affordable in the nation.
CIU’s online Master of... Read More
Michael Lyerly
MBA assists in business and ministry opportunities  
By Bob Holmes
Michael Lyerly says as he studied for his MBA, he could go right from the textbook to the warehouse he manages and immediately... Read More
The winners of the CIU Classic.
By Bob Holmes
As Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith finished an opening prayer at the second annual CIU Golf Classic, the cheer of “Hip, Hip Hurray” echoed across... Read More
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
“Commencement is my favorite day of the year,” said CIU President Dr. Mark Smith as he introduced former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann as the... Read More
Raphael Anzenberger
Raphael Anzenberger directs ministry to French-Speaking world
Columbia International University alumnus Raphael Anzenberger reports that a new church opens in France every 10 days. But expensive... Read More
Dr. Rick Christman
Dr. Rick Christman has been named the executive vice president of Student Services and Online Services at Columbia International University.
Christman comes to CIU from Trevecca Nazarene University... Read More

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