CIU News

  • Dr. Jill McElheny, CIU Director of Nursing Programs

    CIU Announces Director of Upcoming Nursing Program

    In preparation for a Nursing degree program at Columbia International University, Dr. Jill McElheny has been hired as the program director to begin laying a solid foundation for the future of Nursing at CIU.

    McElheny brings a wealth of experience in leading the operations of a fast-growing Christian Nursing program at Colorado Christian University (CCU) in Lakewood, Colorado where she...

  • IU student Wylliam Yougnia samples a taste of the World Christian Week international food cook-off.

    Good News across the globe: World Christian Week

    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: World Christian Week.

    Missionaries, who are CIU alumni, spoke during Chapel and mission groups set up stations in The Quad where they...

  • Dr. Johnathan Reibsamen, Philosophy program director

    But what is justice?

    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 than having the interest of the stronger social class of people. He says that justice is the excellence of the soul and that injustice is the defect of...

  • CIU Assistant Cross Country Coach Blaise Shields assists neighborhood representatives at Temple Zion Baptist Church. (Photos by CIU Student Photographer Johnathan Rabon)

    CIU blesses community with over one thousand pounds of food

    Columbia International University students, faculty and staff blessed the community with 1,200 USDA-approved, fresh-produce boxes at two locations on Oct. 23. The boxes were secured through the Society of St. Andrew, a food rescue and distribution ministry headquartered in Virginia.

    The first distribution of 660 boxes was at...

  • Dr. Mike Langston (Photo by Kierston Smith)

    Chaplaincy professor honored with national award

    By Bob Holmes

    As Columbia International University Chaplaincy Professor Dr. Mike Langston sat in the back of the meeting room, he thought it was rather strange that no one gave him an itinerary of events for the annual meeting of The Military Chaplains...

  • Columbia International University Old Testment Professor Dr. Ben Noonan is taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible.

    Professor taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible

    By Bob Holmes

    A study leave that included a trip to Egypt has a Columbia International University professor considering a deeper look into the biblical importance of the ancient North African nation.

    Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Ben Noonan toured Egypt in early 2020 with...

CIU alumnus Terrace Crawford hosts "The Game Show Challenge"
Columbia International University 2002 alumnus Terrace Crawford has landed a gig as a game show host!
It’s not exactly “The Price is Right” or “The Family Feud.” Nor is he in Hollywood or New... Read More
CIU ranks high in SC in new WalletHub survey
Working on college applications? When it comes to choosing a college or university in South Carolina, Columbia International University continues to rank among very best — and the safest.  
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CIU Ram Jeff McIlwain, a senior, is introduced at Moore Madness.
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... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith and CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones
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... Read More
Pastor Andrew Brunson speaks to CIU students.
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 —... Read More
CIU students Josh Will, Darian Hair, Erin Gobbi and Caleb Joung react to Amazing Race instructions.
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... Read More
CIU soccer standout Rebekah Reinhard shares her testimony.
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... Read More
Caleb McKillop takes the oath with the assistance of CIU Professor Dr. Mike Langston, a former Navy chaplain.
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... Read More
The House of Veritas performs at the CIU House Throwdown
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
It’s one of the most unique events on the CIU campus. The House Throwdown begins a new school year of friendly competitions.
On a Friday afternoon in... Read More
Dr. John Crutchfield of Columbia International University
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University Professor Dr. John Crutchfield calls it “an act of worship to God and an act of love for His people.”
Crutchfield, the CIU Middle Eastern... Read More
Susie Shellenberger speaks at CIU
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
The women of CIU were reminded of the power of God’s love during a “Ladies Night Out” with author and speaker Susie Shellenberger.
Shellenberger, who... Read More
Dr. Michelle Raven, director of International Community Development and Disaster Relief/Emergency Management programs at CIU.
Dr. Michelle Raven, director of the International Community Development and Disaster Relief/Emergency Management programs at Columbia International University, gave the opening plenary address to the... Read More