CIU News

Seniors Kaylyn Devaney, Kayla Washington and Alyssa Allender
“No matter the score on the board or the outcome of the game, CIU never falters in who they are and what they stand for and I believe that it is a very admirable thing.”

That is a quote... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith a hymn sing.
The sound of the traditional hymn “Great is thy Faithfulness” rang out across The Quad on the CIU campus as dozens of staff members joined President Dr. Mark Smith in an acappella hymn sing praising... Read More
Dr. Lynn Hoekstra, SCICU 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award Winner
Dr. Lynn Hoekstra, director of undergraduate teacher education, is Columbia International University’s winner of the 2020 Excellence in Teaching award presented by SCICU (South Carolina Independent... Read More
Members of the CIU Class of 2020: Laura Camplejohn and Andrew McNeill
They will likely be considered the CIU class to graduate under the most unique set of circumstances in the school’s nearly 100-year history. The last time the Class of 2020 saw each other face-to-... Read More
Dr. Michael Naylor is CIU Bible Studies Chair and professor of New Testament
In times of uncertainty, people often turn to the Bible for words of comfort and hope. A man by the name of John wrote to Christians living in challenging times at the end of the first century.... Read More
Youth Ministry major McKenzie Jewett studies in the Rossi Student Center.
Columbia International University is thankful for three years of rapid growth and expansion in a number of key areas, including new academic programs and increased enrollment, as well as the... Read More
CIU alumna Courtney Reasoner and CIU Director of Music Dr. Rod Lewis.
By Bob Holmes

The director of the Music Program at Columbia International University has teamed up with CIU alumni to make music online — while miles apart — during the coronavirus... Read More
Health care workers display their CIU food basket outside Providence Health (Source: Twitter)
By Bob Holmes

Taylor Morrison caters a lot of events over the course of a school year at Columbia International University. But he calls a recent special catering assignment, “awesome.”... Read More
CIU billboard
With the coronavirus threat still looming, Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School are encouraging the community with biblical messages on strategically-placed billboards around the... Read More
Chandra Briggman, president and chief executive officer of Activation Capital (Photo provided)
Columbia International University alumna Chandra Briggman says she is honored to be named the new president/chief executive officer of Activation Capital in Richmond, Virginia. Activation Capital... Read More
CIU freshman Dzana Cisic studies online.
By Bob Holmes

As Columbia International University undergraduate students head into the home stretch of the spring semester, they are becoming more comfortable with learning online, and... Read More
Dave Wegener, CIU alum and owner of Wedge.
Columbia International University alumnus Dave Wegener usually concentrates on setting up custom Mac computers and helping Apple users with tech problems. But since the Covid-19 outbreak in South... Read More