CIU News

  • Student Encouraging “Right Words @ CIU”

    By Bob Holmes

    Amidst a pandemic, racial and political tension and disunity in our country, a Columbia International University freshman is heading a new initiative called “Right Words @ CIU,” an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to communicate written messages of appreciation, assurance and encouragement to one another.

    Aynsley Vivian, an American who...

  • Dr. Ed Smither, CIU dean of Intercultural Studies

    Smither's Dynamic book challenges the church to practice hospitality

    God is a missionary God. God is also hospitable in his nature. He makes His enemies friends and invites them to intimate communion.

    That’s the basis for a new book by CIU dean of Intercultural Studies Dr. Ed Smither.

    Smither challenges the church to participate in God’s mission today by...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith (center) meets with CIU African-American leaders at retreat.

    CIU President and African American Leaders “Go Deeper” at Retreat

    In anticipation of a new year, Columbia International University Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Andre Rogers asked CIU President Dr. Mark Smith to “go deeper” with some of CIU’s African American leaders at an early January leadership retreat.

    Smith graciously...

  • CIU Counseling Professor Dr. Seth Scott

    Dr. Seth Scott: Why Does James Say No Human Can Tame the Tongue?

    The world seems more abrasive, rude, and disconnected than ever before. Many point to social media as being at the center of the problem — replacing civil, in-person discourse.

    However, Columbia International University professor of counseling...

  • Dr. David Croteau, Columbia International University professor of New Testament

    Dr. David Croteau: “Is Money the Root of All Evil?”

    Did the Apostle Paul write that “money is the root of all evil?”

    Many Christians are quick to point out that 1 Timothy 6:10 actually reads,

    For the love of money is the root of all evil …

    Yes, but Columbia International University professor of New Testament, Dr. David Croteau, says that...

  • Beach and Jessica Loveland cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their coffee cafe. (Photo by Aaron Russel)

    The CIU classroom: Where dreams begin

    Coffee café now a reality for CIU alumnus

    By Bob Holmes  

    Beach Loveland’s dreams for a coffee café in his hometown of Irmo, South Carolina first began to take shape in the classrooms of Columbia International University. In November, that dream became reality with the café’s grand opening.

    “I actually built my class load around key interests...

Alumni of the Year Doug and Alleene Kracht (Photo by Seth Berry)
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
 
Remembering the days when CIU was Columbia Bible College in downtown Columbia, to wandering on the current 400-acre campus shining with a new... Read More
Professor Scott Adams, dean of the College of Business & Professional Studies
The dean of the Columbia International University’s (CIU) School of Business & Professional Studies says prison inmates need to “think big and aim high” when they consider life after... Read More
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster meets with CIU students in the governor's conference room at the Statehouse.
By Bob Holmes
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster advised Columbia International University Business students to understand history, the Constitution and on how to be a leader.     
McMaster... Read More
Elijah Spaulding of the CIU Rams weaves his way through Gamecock traffic.
It’s a first. The Columbia International University Rams men’s basketball team traveled across town to Colonial Life Arena to take on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Despite only being a... Read More
CIU Baseball Coach Jonathan Johnson
By Bob Holmes
Are you making yourself available to God? And what’s your platform for making disciples and advancing His Kingdom?
Those were questions posed by Columbia International... Read More
Trunk or Treat with the CIU Rams
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Even though rain made an appearance, it didn’t stop the CIU athletics teams from greeting children with full smiles and in full costume.
The Rams... Read More
Sharon Wingo discusses Bible translation opportunities with CIU students. (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon)
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer 
CIU’s annual World Christian Week encouraged students to consider their role in making disciples of all nations, as they heard from Intercultural Studies... Read More
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.  
CIU... Read More
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
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 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

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