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...

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
CIU Athletics recognized as Champions of Character by NAIA
The CIU Rams not only play like champions, they are Five Star Champions of Character. The Rams earned the designation from The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).  
NAIA member... Read More
Columbia International University ranks among Best Regional Universities in the South.
The 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings are out, and Columbia International University continues to be among the Best Regional Universities in the South, ahead of nine other South Carolina... Read More
Some CIU Prison Initiative graduates become mental health companions.
The week of Sept. 8 is Suicide Prevention Week and a Columbia International University program that serves behind the walls of the South Carolina Department of Corrections is credited for preventing... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith washes the feet of professor Dr. Andre Rogers.
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Blowing the shofar, Columbia International University Dean Dr. Bryan Beyer signaled in CIU's Convocation procession, ushering in another school year. Convocation,... Read More
Columbia International University move-in day.
The 2019/2020 school year is underway and the Columbia International University campus is full of excitement — and just plain full! Enrollment is up to 1,574 students, an increase over the previous... Read More

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