CIU News

CIU President Dr. Mark Smith with Darryl Strawberry.
By Bob Holmes

Over two dozen Columbia International University students, President Dr. Mark Smith and other CIU administrators joined tens of thousands on the National Mall who were crying out to... Read More
Dr. Michael Avery speaks at the Christian Life Conference. (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon CIU Student Photographer
By Alexander Brickey

CIU Student Writer

The Columbia International University student body gathered together in prayer and glorifying God through worship at the annual Christian Life Conference... Read More
CIU students celebrate a record enrollment.
The upward enrollment trend at Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School continues in record breaking fashion. CIU’s enrollment has increased four straight years. A total of 2,145... Read More
The Rams get shields ready.
Several members of the CIU men’s basketball team took time to help the local elementary school get ready for the return of in-class learning during the COVID era. The Rams travelled down Monticello... Read More
Dr. Michael Avery opens the Christian Life Conference.
By Alex Brickey

CIU Student Writer

The students swayed back and forth like grass in the wind as they sang praises to their God. It was a brief reminder that while the flowers fade and the grass... Read More
Dr. John C. Maxwell at CIU
By Alexander D. Brickey

CIU Student Writer

“You must know your people to grow your people.”

That’s what Dr. John Maxwell advised a leadership forum at Columbia International University.

Maxwell... Read More
John Dabeck prays for the troops at Fort Jackson in Columbia.
By Bob Holmes
The first graduate of Columbia International University’s 5-Year B.A./M.Div. calls the program “an absolute blessing.”
For John Dabeck, who completed his final credits over the summer... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith gives the Convocation address.
“Praise the Lord for such a great start to the semester!” said Professor Dr. Andre Rogers, opening the annual Convocation signaling the 2020-2021 school year at CIU.

In the era of COVID-19, Rogers... Read More
CIU Counseling Professor Seth Scott
Do you feel like you are living in a world that is constantly on edge? With COVID-19 and racial tensions around us, how do followers of Christ recalibrate in the midst of the strain?

Columbia... Read More
A water slide in The Quad was refreshing with temperatures in the 90s.
By Alexander D. Brickey

CIU Student Writer

The Columbia International University Class of 2024 has begun to settled into their fall semester classes, but not before a Welcome Weekend of activities... Read More
Executive Director and CIU alumnus Rob Settle (right), prays with board member Henry Hennagan (left) and volunteer David Coleman at Providence Home. (Photo provided)
By Bob Holmes

There are probably few ministries in the Columbia area that have felt the positive, powerful impact of Columbia International University more than Providence Home, a... Read More
CIU alumnus Joe Bradford (right), co-owner of Fiasco, displays a COVID-19 shield. (Photo: Fiasco)
CIU alumnus Joe Bradford of New Zealand is drawing media attention in his home country for his business pivot when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The business, Fiasco, lost 90 % of its usual business of... Read More