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...

CIU Professor of Education, Dr. Lynn Hoekstra
CIU Professor Dr. Lynn Hoekstra loves to inspire and equip future educators to teach their students with joy and creativity.
It’s that kind of spirit and her desire to show children how to be good... Read More
CIU soccer field press box
A new 22-foot press box at Sessions Field will streamline sports information and game operation for CIU soccer. It features a climate-controlled space with high-speed internet, scoreboard control... Read More
CIU 2017 Alumnus of the Year Dr. Ralph Enlow Jr.
What did Jesus really mean when he said in Mark 9:35, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, the servant of all?” How radical is the “all” in that statement?
That’s the question posed... Read More
CIU volleyball team
Columbia International University softball, volleyball and women’s soccer made an impact with the message of Christ in three different parts of the world over the summer as they teamed-up with local... Read More
Columbia International University’s Master of Arts in Bible Exposition is ranked the best in the nation for online ministry programs by BestColleges.com. The website’s rankings are grounded in... Read More
CIU Hoop for Hope basketball camp.
CIU Rams learn to “coach” youth on basketball and life
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University Assistant Athletics Director Kim Abbott says this was the plan for CIU athletics from Day 1.
As... Read More
Trip to D.C. includes address from the president and vice president
By Bob Holmes
Nearly 50 Columbia International University students learned to make an impact in the Nation’s Capital, as well as at... Read More
It’s true. Among graduates of Columbia International University’s Prison Initiative the recidivism rate is zero percent. That’s phenomenal when you consider that a recent report from the Bureau of... Read More
James Morgan
Lessons from a former Krispy Kreme CEO
By Bob Holmes
Anne Marie Green was so excited about what she was hearing at the Columbia International University Leadership Luncheon that she tweeted... Read More
South Carolina inmates enrolled in the CIU Prison Initiative provide an important listening ear to fellow inmates on suicide watch. The student-inmates have become known as Health Companions who... Read More
Take it from a man with an extensive background in business and business education. There are at least 10 great reasons to earn your MBA online at Columbia International University.
Dr. Thomas E... Read More
The new director of CIU's 100-voice choir Bryce Thompson
A new 100-voice Ambassador Choir is in development at Columbia International University led by a talented and experienced chorale director.
Bryce Thompson comes to CIU from Lake Orion High School in... Read More

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