CIU News

  • Gina Dickerson lends a hand at Temple Zion Baptist Church.

    Putting feet to Prayer Day with community service

    A Columbia International University Prayer Day ended with community service. The day was planned and hosted by the African American Student Association, and the food distribution coordinated by Temple Zion Baptist Church, just a mile from the CIU campus. The church is pastored by...

  • Price Alexander readies for the dodgeball attack.

    A Feud, Food, and a lot of Fun!

    Students compete in the 2021 Shofar Cup

    By Alex Brickey and Josh Ford

    CIU Student Writers

    Students bustled about Hoke Auditorium as they grabbed coffee, tea, and other snacks in preparation for Columbia International University’s first Shofar Cup event, the Coffee House.

    Residents of the CIU Houses, Sapientia, Aequitas,...

  • CIU alumnus Dr. Paul Copan speaks in CIU Chapel (Photos by Renee Laine, CIU student photographer)

    Well-Known Christian apologist Paul Copan returns to his alma mater

    By Alex Brickey

    CIU Student Writer

    Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Paul Copan, a well-known theologian, philosopher, and apologist, tackled a couple of timely, contemporary topics in a one-day visit to his alma mater.

    Copan, who graduated from CIU in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in...

  • The agony of defeat for Kaleb Howell during a round of Kahoot! (Photos by Renee Laine, CIU student photographer)

    Great campus fun on Kahoot.it night

    By Joshua Ford

    CIU Student Writer

    Despite heavy rain and wind, dozens of students braved their way into Hoke Auditorium on a cold night to play a classic game that every student has played since 2012: Kahoot!

    The class of 2022 presented a “Kahoot.it” night with six rounds and prizes for the top spot in each category: History, Disney, Sports,...

  • Laura Story

    Catching up with CIU Alumna Laura Story

    She reflects on her time at CIU, inspiration for "Blessings" and life during the pandemic

    Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Laura Story is a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University. She won the Grammy in 2012 for her song “Blessings.”

    These days Story is the worship leader at Perimeter...

  • The excitement of Esports and Men’s Volleyball Begins this Fall at CIU

    Two sports are being added this fall to the growing Columbia International University athletics program, including the increasingly popular Esports.

    Esports is one of the fastest-growing intercollegiate sports in the country. The Rams will compete in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). The association has over 170 member schools...

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
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
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
CIU Introduction to Business Class
By Bob Holmes
On the first day of the 2019-2020 school year, a couple staff members stood in the cavernous entryway to the new William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center directing students... Read More
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
The class of 2023 and incoming transfer students experienced a weekend designed to share to the heartbeat of Columbia International University during CIU’s 2019... Read More
Andrew Crutchfield help out at Welcome Week at CIU
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Over 200 new Columbia International University students started a new chapter of their story on a clear South Carolina morning when they moved onto CIU’s campus.
“... Read More
SC Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette
South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette visited the Columbia International University campus to address a church-community partnership symposium on Aug. 22. The event was hosted by the CIU School of... Read More
First reactions to the $4 million renovation.
By Bob Holmes
The students are back at CIU and so is “The Wow Factor” with the first meal in the renovated $4 million CIU Dining Hall.  
“All my expectations are absolutely blown away,” said CIU... Read More
Lehigh Hanson contributes to Monticello Road revitalization
By Bob Holmes
Lehigh Hanson, Inc, has announced that its Hanson Aggregates subsidiary in Columbia is committed to donating up to $500,000 to Columbia International University in support of CIU’s... Read More
By Bob Holmes
 It will soon be time to “Grill & Chill” on Monticello Road at the local Dairy Queen.
Columbia International University has entered into an agreement with Jones Petroleum... Read More
A new 2019 survey by College Consensus ranks Columbia International University among the 25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities for an online degree. CIU comes in at #15 in the nation with its... Read More

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