CIU News

  • CIU Ram Jeff McIlwain, a senior, is introduced at Moore Madness.
    Moore Madness excitement showcases CIU Rams

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Colorful lights flashed, energizing music blared, and school spirit soared as the CIU Rams captivated those gathered at "Moore Madness."

    The Moore Fitness Center dazzled as the 2019-2020 basketball teams entered the court. Deafening screams of the athletes' student peers and faithful fans filled...

  • Pastor Andrew Brunson speaks to CIU students.
    Andrew Brunson challenges CIU/Ben Lippen students to stand for truth

    By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk

    Pastor Andrew Brunson, a 1985 graduate of Ben Lippen School, is concerned that the younger generation of American Christians is not ready for a coming persecution — something very familiar to him.

    That was the message...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith and CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones
    CIU Chancellor Bill Jones honored at Jones Center dedication

    Jones also surprised with South Carolina’s highest civilian award

    By Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

    Over 200 guests and VIPs came together to celebrate the dedication of the William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a luncheon. Built to train ministering professionals to impact nations with...

  • CIU students Josh Will, Darian Hair, Erin Gobbi and Caleb Joung react to Amazing Race instructions.
    An Amazing Race on the CIU campus

    It took a lot of diverse talents to participate in the CIU version of The Amazing Race.

    The event led four teams around the CIU campus on a Saturday in search of clues, solving riddles and performing a number of tasks — some of them quite unusual.

    At Sessions Field where the CIU Rams play soccer, Amazing Race teams had to kick a soccer ball through targets. Near Hoke...

  • CIU soccer standout Rebekah Reinhard shares her testimony.
    Celebrating Evangelical Unity through testimony and worship

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    No two stories were alike, though all were written by the same Author.

    A testimony and worship night, hosted by student-led club Fellowship of Christian Professionals, told of God’s faithfulness in the quietness of a prayer day, in the frigid swirl of a blizzard, in the sterile room of a hospital, and...

  • Caleb McKillop takes the oath with the assistance of CIU Professor Dr. Mike Langston, a former Navy chaplain.
    CIU Chaplaincy student commissioned into Navy during Chapel

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Raising his right hand, Caleb McKillop, a Columbia International University chaplaincy student, was publicly commissioned into the U.S. Navy on the stage of Shortess Chapel, vowing to support and defend the Constitution with God’s help. 

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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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

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