CIU News

  • Dr. Jill McElheny, CIU Director of Nursing Programs

    CIU Announces Director of Upcoming Nursing Program

    In preparation for a Nursing degree program at Columbia International University, Dr. Jill McElheny has been hired as the program director to begin laying a solid foundation for the future of Nursing at CIU.

    McElheny brings a wealth of experience in leading the operations of a fast-growing Christian Nursing program at Colorado Christian University (CCU) in Lakewood, Colorado where she...

  • IU student Wylliam Yougnia samples a taste of the World Christian Week international food cook-off.

    Good News across the globe: World Christian Week

    By Joshua Ford

    CIU Student Writer

    During a global pandemic, Columbia International University took the time to celebrate something that has helped spread Good News across the globe for many years: World Christian Week.

    Missionaries, who are CIU alumni, spoke during Chapel and mission groups set up stations in The Quad where they...

  • Dr. Johnathan Reibsamen, Philosophy program director

    But what is justice?

    By Joshua Ford

    CIU Student Writer

    Plato said that justice has more to it than being honest and paying debts. There’s more to it than doing good to friends and harm to enemies, and there’s more to it than having the interest of the stronger social class of people. He says that justice is the excellence of the soul and that injustice is the defect of...

  • CIU Assistant Cross Country Coach Blaise Shields assists neighborhood representatives at Temple Zion Baptist Church. (Photos by CIU Student Photographer Johnathan Rabon)

    CIU blesses community with over one thousand pounds of food

    Columbia International University students, faculty and staff blessed the community with 1,200 USDA-approved, fresh-produce boxes at two locations on Oct. 23. The boxes were secured through the Society of St. Andrew, a food rescue and distribution ministry headquartered in Virginia.

    The first distribution of 660 boxes was at...

  • Dr. Mike Langston (Photo by Kierston Smith)

    Chaplaincy professor honored with national award

    By Bob Holmes

    As Columbia International University Chaplaincy Professor Dr. Mike Langston sat in the back of the meeting room, he thought it was rather strange that no one gave him an itinerary of events for the annual meeting of The Military Chaplains...

  • Columbia International University Old Testment Professor Dr. Ben Noonan is taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible.

    Professor taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible

    By Bob Holmes

    A study leave that included a trip to Egypt has a Columbia International University professor considering a deeper look into the biblical importance of the ancient North African nation.

    Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Ben Noonan toured Egypt in early 2020 with...

The song “This Side Of Sunday” written by 1996 Columbia International University alumnus Mitch Townley received the 2018 Inspirational Country Song Of The Year award from The Inspirational Country... Read More
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University students gathered for the House Summit on an April weekend to focus on the theme of rest and to celebrate life together over the... Read More
Laura Camplejohn
By Naomi Balk and Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writers
Columbia International University’s annual Shofar Cup week of competition included energy-packed events as students showcased their talents, built... Read More
South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette visited the Columbia International University campus to discuss criminal justice reforms in the state that are making communities safer, strengthening families... Read More
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University students, alumni and members of the community put on their running shoes for the “5K for Freedom,” a race to raise awareness and... Read More
By Ireland Kost

CIU Student Writer
The CIU Rams Invitational, Columbia International University’s first home track and field meet in school history, embodied dedication, new beginnings and... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson with the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU
Muslims at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, were victims of a terrorist attack on March 15. Fifty people were killed and another 50 injured.
Prior to the attack, the man accused of the... Read More
Columbia International University is making it easy for Argosy University students to enroll at CIU. We understand the challenges facing Argosy students following the news of the mid-semester closure... Read More
As a teacher, Dr. Ed Smither, dean of the Columbia International University College of Intercultural Studies, loves coming alongside students and helping them discover their place in the mission of... Read More
CIU chaplaincy professor Dr. Michael Langston
Can chaplains be traumatized by counseling those going through trauma? Dr. Michael Langston, Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries, says yes. As a matter of fact, the... Read More
Columbia International University alumna Taylor Thigpen
Using technology as a teaching tool in the classroom is commonplace. But Taylor Thigpen takes the use of technology a bit further to communicate with the students’ parents throughout the day. That... Read More
CIU Health Fair blood pressure check.
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University Dean of Students Rick Swift is biking on a virtual road through the Rossi Student Center. Nearby, members of the Air Force are... Read More