CIU News

  • Columbia International Univesity Counseling Professor Dr. Seth Scott

    Dr. Seth Scott: The Bible and our Heart

    Columbia International University Counseling Professor Dr. Seth Scott writes that in our culture today, we tend to think of the heart as the home of our emotions, sending chalky-tasting heart-shaped candies to one another to express our...

  • CIU student Darren Scott reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" in his Irish brogue.

    Christmas Comes Early to CIU

    By Joshua Ford and Bob Holmes

    “Twas the week before Thanksgiving, and all through the campus,

    The CIU students were all stirring, celebrating Christmas too early.”  

    Despite Christmas being over a month away, CIU students celebrated Christmas in mid-November. They would soon be leaving campus for Thanksgiving break, and finishing the...

  • A note to recipients offers a variety of community service by contacting (Photos by Johnathan Rabon

    CIU blesses community with 40,000 pounds of potatoes

    By Bob Holmes

    Abby Carlson says she loves serving people. The sophomore Teacher Education major was among a large segment of the Columbia International University student body who bagged 40,000 pounds of potatoes during a community service day at CIU.

    Carlson and her...

  • Dr. Mark Smith, president of Columbia International University

    New book by CIU president details life-changing car wreck


    The other driver suddenly veered across the center line and rammed into his car at a high rate of speed. He survived, but barely. Every day since that 1996 crash, debilitating pain has been his constant, uninvited companion.

    But pain is only part of Dr. Mark Smith’s story.

    How did Mark and his wife...

  • Aynsley Vivian as Emma (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon, CIU Student Photographer)

    A “crazy” and “fun” experience as Thespians perform “Emma”

    By Alex Brickey

    CIU Student Writer

    Hot gossip, misunderstandings, deceit, and matchmaking shined on stage in the CIU Thespian’s presentation of the beloved Jane Austen novel, “Emma,” in Hoke auditorium.

    This play is astounding in and of itself, not to mention the fact that this year has been one of the hardest years to pull off a live...

  • CIU New Testament Professor Dr. Mike Naylor

    Responses to Justice: OT and NT Perspectives

    By Joshua Ford

    CIU Student Writer

    For Old Testament Professor Dr. John Crutchfield and New Testament Professor Dr. Michael Naylor, finding the material to present the Bible’s...

Ram-Falcon 5K Challenge
By Ireland KostCIU Student WriterAs 13-year-old Emma Martin warmed up for the Ram-Falcon 5K Challenge, she said she had never run on a Mondotrack.“But I’m excited to see how it turns out,” she added... Read More
Dancing at the CIU Hoedown
By Ireland KostCIU Student WriterPartners twirl in a circle, friends sing by a bonfire, competitors bob for apples, and the 2018 CIU Hoedown is underway!As the sun sets over campus, students at... Read More
Topping Off William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center at CIU
Construction of new Global Business and IT Center progressing
By Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes
Columbia International University and Mashburn Construction celebrated a time-honored building... Read More
Jim Mullen, chairman of The Midlands Regional Education Center Board
By Kierston Smith and Bob HolmesA group of state-appointed education and business leaders met at Columbia International University’s John R. Cook Jr. Business and Entrepreneurship Center in November... Read More
Sharin Taber
What is the best way to reach your Muslim neighbor? That’s one of the questions that Columbia International University student Shirin Taber discusses in her contribution to the new book, “Islam and... Read More
Operation Christmas Child at CIU
CIU international students participate in shoe box ministry By Naomi BalkCIU Student Writer For CIU student Karabo Maretlane, Operation Christmas Child has come full circle. As Maretlane joined about... Read More
CIU students pick up trash near Monticello Road
By Naomi Balk and Ireland KostCIU Student WritersThe mission of Columbia International University is to educate people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. And... Read More
Kyle Jones
Recent graduates offer advice in panel discussionBy Naomi BalkCIU student writerKyle Jones just graduated from Columbia International University last May. But as a budding entrepreneur, he had the... Read More
CIU 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award
By Naomi Balk and Joseph Knight
CIU Student Writers
A lot has changed on the Columbia International University campus since Amy Daugaard graduated in 1978. But when it comes to the center... Read More
CIU students take a break from hurricane clean-up in Puerto Rico
Ten CIU students, along with Intercultural Studies Professor Michelle Raven, travelled to Puerto Rico in October to assist the people there who continue to recover from Hurricane Maria that hit the U... Read More
Rams Head Basktball Coach Tony Stockman
Former Clemson basketball standout Tony Stockman is well-known in South Carolina for the big shot he made as a Clemson Tiger in 2001. His three-pointer as time ran out upset #1 ranked University of... Read More
CIU Ram Romulo Barreto, NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week
Romulo Barreto, a Columbia International University freshman from Salvador, Brazil, has been named a Student-Athlete of the Week by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) for his... Read More