CIU News

CIU alumnus, Pastor Tom Mason
Columbia International University alumnus Tom Mason is excited to serve as pastor of First Evangelical Free Church in Boone, Iowa. It is the historic nature of the church that he loves. It has been... Read More
Dr. Ben Noonan, CIU professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
A new book by Columbia International University Professor Dr. Benjamin J. Noonan offers new insights into the study of biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.
Noonan is an associate professor of Old... Read More
Nick Smith relieves some midterm stress at the "Flour Wars."
By Ireland E. K. McNeill


It's like a snowball fight, but with a rainbow. On the CIU intramural field, explosions of color soared through the air, as upper-level students and new faces battled... Read More
John Hunter James vaults to championship.
Columbia International University freshman John Hunter James of Irmo, South Carolina is the NAIA National Champion in men’s pole vaulting with a CIU record of 5.20m (17.06 feet). James, a Dutch Fork... Read More
All smiles at the House Cook Off, a part of the Shorfar Cup competition.
By Naomi Balk, CIU Student Writer
CIU students rallied for the fourth annual Shofar Cup, a week of nightly events where the six houses, Fidelitas, Dignitas and Veritas for the women and Virtus,... Read More
Authority of Scripture discussion: CIU Professors (l-r) Dr. Ed Smither, Dr. Markus Klausli and Dr. Michael Naylor. (Photos by Johnathan Rabon)
By Ireland E. K. McNeill
Columbia International University’s Authority of Scripture Week celebrates a CIU core value, and offers students the opportunity to learn about the Bible’s background from... Read More
The Rams celebrate their extra-inning win! (Photos by Kierston Smith)
Exciting finish! First home baseball game in school history is a win
By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk
It took 10 innings, but the first home baseball game in school history was an exciting 7-6 Rams'... Read More
Peter Spencer in CIU's Shortess Chapel in 2013
Jamaican Peter Spencer was first CIU student of African descent
By Bob Holmes
When Peter Spencer enrolled at Columbia Bible College (CBC) in 1963, he made history. Spencer was black. His... Read More
Dr. Charles Ware
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
CIU celebrated Black History Month with Dr. Charles Ware, executive director of Grace Relations at the College of Biblical Studies in Indianapolis. In a week of... Read More
The scene soon after the 11 cars derailed along the Broad River at the edge of campus.
The Columbia International University campus is safe following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train at the edge of campus along the Broad River.
Local media report that on Friday Feb. 7, a... Read More
Nandry Conrod and Brycen Holdman in competition.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
President Dr. Mark Smith made the ceremonial first pull of CIU’s Intermural Ultimate Frisbee season on a sunny afternoon in early February. Dr. Bryan Beyer, dean of... Read More
Will Huff (right) and Student Body President Andrew McNeil react to Super Bowl.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Like millions across the nation, CIU students gathered around a plate of chicken wings to watch the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl... Read More