CIU News

  • John Hunter James is flanked by Pole Vault Coach Rusty Shealy (left) and Head Coach Jud Brooker.

    National Champion again!

    Columbia International University sophomore John Hunter James took first place in the men's pole vault at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships for the second consecutive year. He cleared 5.20 meters at Nationals in 2020, and then moved to even higher heights as he vaulted 5.25 meters in 2021. The mark is the...

  • Dr. David Croteau addresses the student body during Authority of Scripture Week

    Authority of Scripture: Applying all of it to our lives

    By Joshua Ford

    CIU Student Writer

    Students are hoping Columbia International University’s Authority of Scripture week won’t yield the same results as last year. That’s when they went on spring break and never came back to campus because of COVID. Nonetheless, there was a plethora of information to be gained from the week that commemorates one of CIU'...

  • CIU Psychology Professor Dr. Paula Whitaker

    Professor explores social justice through empathy

    Psychology professor offers insight

    By Joshua Ford

    CIU Student Writer

    The College of Arts & Sciences continued “Responses to Injustice” seminars with the latest viewpoint coming from Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Paula Whitaker. Her...

  • 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...

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
By Bob Holmes
A $4 million renovation of the Columbia International University Dining Hall is underway that will feature a traditional serving line plus, a multi-station elliptical, expanding... Read More
Sgt. Troy Angell
As a military honor guardsman, Columbia International University alumnus Sgt. Troy Angell says he helps provide “a holy moment” at military funerals.
Angell serves with the Michigan Army National... Read More
McKenzie Jewett
CIU student to compete in Miss South Carolina Pageant
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
McKenzie and I regularly pass each other on campus and were in the same college algebra class, but we never... Read More
Dr. Steven Johnson
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University students remembered God’s faithfulness to His promises and the truth of redemption from sins by participating in a Holy... Read More
By Bob Holmes
After years of performing as an amateur at Columbia’s Town Theatre, Columbia International University 2015 alumnus Jeremy Reasoner is moving on to professional theatre.
Beginning this... Read More
Palm Sunday at JUC
Columbia International University has an educational partnership with Jerusalem University College, an evangelical institution on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. CIU’s Middle Eastern Studies majors study a... Read More
Dr. John Harvey
A new commentary on Romans written by the dean of the CIU Seminary & School of Ministry offers up-to-date scholarship and concrete application for preachers and lay teachers.  
The... Read More
CIU students with scholarship donor
CIU students excited to meet their scholarship donors
Annual luncheon brings students and donors face-to-face
By Bob Holmes
David Wolff calls it “one of the highlight days” of his year. Wolff and his... Read More
CIU Students meet a scholarship donor.
Annual luncheon brings students and donors face-to-face
By Bob Holmes
David Wolff calls it “one of the highlight days” of his year. Wolff and his wife Diane were among 85 Columbia International... Read More