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  • 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...

William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center
There have been 100-plus-degree days and the humidity that the Midlands of South Carolina is famous for has returned. But committed, hard-working construction crews on campus are moving toward... Read More
Columbia International University’s online Master of Arts in Theological Studies is #1 in the nation according to BestColleges.com, while the Master of Education in Educational Administration (M.Ed.... Read More
SCICU Excellent Teacher, Dr. Sandra Young
Columbia International University English professor Dr. Sandra Young is among the best in South Carolina. Young is CIU’s 2019 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award presented each year by... Read More
Billy Graham Lausanne Scholar Mehari Korcho
By Bob Holmes
The 2019 recipient of a full-tuition Columbia International University scholarship desires to mobilize and equip diaspora churches in America so they can increase their engagement... Read More
The SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher ranks two Columbia International University online programs as among the most affordable in the nation.
CIU’s online Master of Arts... Read More
Michael Lyerly
MBA assists in business and ministry opportunities  
By Bob Holmes
Michael Lyerly says as he studied for his MBA, he could go right from the textbook to the warehouse he manages and immediately... Read More
The winners of the CIU Classic.
By Bob Holmes
As Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith finished an opening prayer at the second annual CIU Golf Classic, the cheer of “Hip, Hip Hurray” echoed across the... Read More
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
“Commencement is my favorite day of the year,” said CIU President Dr. Mark Smith as he introduced former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann as the CIU... Read More
Dr. Rick Christman
Dr. Rick Christman has been named the executive vice president of Student Services and Online Services at Columbia International University.
Christman comes to CIU from Trevecca Nazarene University... Read More
Raphael Anzenberger
Raphael Anzenberger directs ministry to French-Speaking world
Columbia International University alumnus Raphael Anzenberger reports that a new church opens in France every 10 days. But expensive... Read More
CIU Intercultural Studies major Alejandro Betancur
Columbia International University student Alejandro Betancur dedicated the summer of 2018 to reflecting on the wonders of God’s creation in Grand Canyon National Park, and ministering to those he met... Read More
Michelle Raven, PhD
By Naomi Balk

CIU Student Writer

“Education really happens when students are on the field,” said Dr. Ed Smither, dean of CIU’s College of Intercultural Studies (ICS), as he... Read More

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