CIU News

CIU Prison Initiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood
Jacob is in the final years of his prison term. In the meantime, the alumnus of the CIU Prison Initiative will continue to make an impact on his fellow inmates.
Jacob, (prison policy prohibits... Read More
Columbia International University Professor of Ministry Care Dr. Steven Johnson
Dr. Steven A. Johnson, CIU assistant professor of Ministry Care is the new president of The Albert Ellis Institute Board of Directors in New York City. The Institute promotes emotional and behavioral... Read More
Dr. Mark Smith accepts the Community Impact Award as Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (left) and CIU Professor Andre Rogers look on. (Photos by Kierston Smith)
The North Columbia Business Association has recognized Columbia International University with the Community Impact Organization of the Year Award for the school’s work on improving the Monticello... Read More
Dr. David Croteau, author of "Urban Legends of the Old Testament
A new book by Columbia International University Professor Dr. David Croteau surveys 40 of the most commonly misinterpreted passages in the Old Testament. “Urban Legends of the Old Testament” is... Read More
Pastor Paul Ontunya Oyagi of Kenya with Bibles in his native language
By Bob Holmes
Call it a divine appointment.
It all started in September when a pastor in a remote area of Western Kenya inquired about enrollment at Columbia International University. ... Read More
Mitch Townley performs in Knoxville, Tennessee.
When Mitch Townley was in seminary at Columbia International University, he enrolled in a Christian songwriting class. The instructor was impressed with his lyrics, but added, “These are lyrics... Read More
CIU Men's Golf Coach Tucker MacDonald comes with credentials as instructor and player.
The new men’s golf coach at Columbia International University is a South Carolina native with a wealth of experience as a player and golf instructor.
Tucker MacDonald, who grew up in Greer and played... Read More
CIU Prison Initiative students bow in prayer.
Training updated by Prison Initiative alumnus; applauded by prison staff RN
By Dr. Lindsay Hislop and Bob Holmes
Josh* estimated the man in the prison infirmary bed was about 60 years old.... Read More
"Doughnut Party!" CIU President Mark Smith and children at Hyatt Park Elementary.
“We’re having a doughnut party!” shouted a kindergartner at Hyatt Park Elementary School.
The student was responding to the 30 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts delivered to the school by Columbia... Read More
CIU December 2019 graduate Ireland Cost.
By Ireland E. Kost
Graduation at CIU is one of my favorite celebrations to attend. Family members unashamedly hollering out congratulations from the back of Shortess chapel, professors... Read More
SC Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling chats with the media about the effectiveness of the CIU Prison Initiative.
“Redemption is real.” The words of one of the graduates of the CIU Prison Initiative who received his Associate of Arts degree during commencement ceremonies at the Kirkland Correctional Institution... Read More
Study Break: Christmas in the Quad at Columbia International University
All is merry and bright around the Columbia International University campus as the Student Life Office added a festive Christmas environment with special late night study breaks through finals week... Read More