CIU News

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
CIU Intercultural Studies Dean Dr. Ed Smither
A book by the dean of the Columbia International University College of Intercultural Studies makes the list of Christianity Today's 2020 Book Awards.
“Christian Missions: A Concise Global... Read More
IU's Master of Divinity degree includes a concentration in Chaplaincy.
The website looked at the tuition rates of every accredited Master of Divinity program in the United States with one simple goal in mind: identify the programs offering the best value... Read More
Richland County Sheriff Leon and CIU President Dr. Mark Smith at dedication of Monticello Road substation.
New headquarters a milestone in CIU’s Monticello Road revitalization
By Bob Holmes
Lawrie Sikkema has lived just down the road from Columbia International University for over 27 years. As... Read More
Patriot Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith has been recognized for his support of U.S. military Guard and Reserve members.
At a CIU Chapel service on Dec. 3, Smith was surprised... Read More
CIU Ram and Business major Reagan Cox and her mom Christy show off Body Chek Sports Essentials.
CIU Ram Reagan Cox teams up with her mom to create Body Chek Sports Essentials
By Bob Holmes
CIU Business major and freshman Reagan Cox and her mom Christy recall the day a couple years ago... Read More
CIU Provost Dr. James Lanpher congratulates the women who completed the Women's Leadership course.
First women to complete course celebrate with ceremony
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Women who completed Columbia International University’s first Women’s Leadership course... Read More
T Rousey of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) addresses CIU Prayer Day organized by the Athletics Department.
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Students screamed cheers of ecstatic encouragement from the bleachers as Professor Dr. Mike Naylor and his volleyball team faced off against the... Read More
Dr. Scott Adams, dean of the CIU School of Business & Professional Studies (left) and Chad Hardaway of USCCTI after signing the MOU between the schools. (Photos by Kierston Smith)
Columbia International University and the University of South Carolina are collaborating to encourage entrepreneurship and economic development as they share expertise and resources.
In a memorandum... Read More
Chandler Sims offers a smile and a bag of groceries to a local resident.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
“Thank you, Jesus!” exclaimed a resident of Heyward Brockington Road as she heard CIU students were handing out groceries at the Temple Zion Baptist Church... Read More