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...

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
The song “This Side Of Sunday” written by 1996 Columbia International University alumnus Mitch Townley received the 2018 Inspirational Country Song Of The Year award from The Inspirational Country... Read More
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University students gathered for the House Summit on an April weekend to focus on the theme of rest and to celebrate life together over the... Read More
Laura Camplejohn
By Naomi Balk and Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writers
Columbia International University’s annual Shofar Cup week of competition included energy-packed events as students showcased their talents,... Read More
South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette visited the Columbia International University campus to discuss criminal justice reforms in the state that are making communities safer, strengthening families... Read More
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University students, alumni and members of the community put on their running shoes for the “5K for Freedom,” a race to raise... Read More
By Ireland Kost

CIU Student Writer
The CIU Rams Invitational, Columbia International University’s first home track and field meet in school history, embodied dedication, new beginnings... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson with the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU
Muslims at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, were victims of a terrorist attack on March 15. Fifty people were killed and another 50 injured.
Prior to the attack, the man accused of the... Read More
Columbia International University is making it easy for Argosy University students to enroll at CIU. We understand the challenges facing Argosy students following the news of the mid-semester closure... Read More
As a teacher, Dr. Ed Smither, dean of the Columbia International University College of Intercultural Studies, loves coming alongside students and helping them discover their place in the mission of... Read More
CIU chaplaincy professor Dr. Michael Langston
Can chaplains be traumatized by counseling those going through trauma? Dr. Michael Langston, Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries, says yes. As a matter of fact, the... Read More
Columbia International University alumna Taylor Thigpen
Using technology as a teaching tool in the classroom is commonplace. But Taylor Thigpen takes the use of technology a bit further to communicate with the students’ parents throughout the day. That... Read More

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