CIU News

  • Monticello Road revitalization to welcome DQ/convenience store

    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 of Georgia for a Dairy Queen restaurant/convenience...

  • CIU Online ranked among the best for Christian colleges and universities

    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 combined 32 graduate and undergraduate online programs.

    College Consensus crunches the numbers by combining the results of the most reputable...

  • CIU Professor of Education, Dr. Lynn Hoekstra
    CIU professor named Outstanding Educator for environmental literacy

    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 stewards of the earth that earned her the title of 2019...

  • CIU 2017 Alumnus of the Year Dr. Ralph Enlow Jr.
    2017 Alumnus of the Year: What does being a servant leader really mean?

    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 to CIU’s 2017 Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Ralph Enlow Jr. in an interview with Bible Gateway’s Jonathan Petersen. They discussed Enlow’s new book...

  • CIU soccer field press box
    Modern hi-tech press box is new addition to soccer field

    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 console, sound system and, most importantly, a sweeping view of Sessions Field.

    Funds for the press box were generously donated by the Sessions family in honor of the late Elizabeth Sessions...

  • CIU volleyball team
    A summer of worldwide impact through athletics

    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 sports ministries and missionaries.

    Softball Coach Sara Allen and members of her team were in the Middle...

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... 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
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
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... 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
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... 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 Week... 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... 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.... 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... Read More
amilla Cruz (left) as Gabriella Montez and Ireland Kost as Sharpay Evans
By Ireland Kost (Sharpay Evans) 
The colorful stage lights, powdery makeup, sparkling costumes, and energetic songs flash before me. “I don’t know Sarah,” I confessed, “I... Read More

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