CIU News

CIU students Bethany Smith, Morgan Giles and Katie Mayberry are joined by Director of Christian Service Learning, James McCall.
A trio of CIU students joined with a group of senior service businesses in the Columbia area to show seniors some love for Valentine’s Day. Roses were the order of the day as the flowers were... Read More
Dr. Ben Noonan, author of "Advances in the Study of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic"
Dr. Benjamin Noonan’s book “Advances in the Study of Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic,” is a finalist for best books in Old Testament Studies awarded by the Center for Biblical Studies Book Award. The... Read More
Graduates of the CIU Education program celebrate with professors.
Columbia International University scores high in multiple degree programs in new 2021 college rankings released by the Seattle-based research group The comprehensive guide is based... Read More
CIU alumna the Rev. Margo Wright Williams discusses her book, "Petty Pain" for Black History Month.
By Joshua Ford and Bob Holmes
Columbia International University sophomore Tavarres Berrian says CIU’s commemoration of Black History Month means to him a celebration of his culture and the trials and... Read More
Jairo de Oliveira (photo provided)
A Columbia International University student is asking the question: How can we ignore the suffering of men, women, and children who are forcibly displaced worldwide? 
Jairo de Oliveira is an ordained... Read More
Pastor Alex Sanders (Photos by Kierston Smith)
The commemoration of Black History month is underway at Columbia International University with a challenge from a state denominational leader to “Do Hard Things.”
Pastor Alex Sanders, the first... Read More
Fellowship of the Ring: Coach Jud Brooker, Coach Rusty Shealy and John Hunter James (Photo by Kierston Smith)
Columbia International University’s first national athletics champion was recognized in a special athletics chapel service as he was presented with his NAIA championship ring.
As a freshman with the... Read More
Influential leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell
Influential leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell returns to Columbia International University on March 23 for his fourth Leadership Forum in the Midlands of South Carolina. The event takes place from 1... Read More
Making a spiritual point: Bishop Dale Bronner dramatizes the breaking of a crayon, saying that even a broken crayon can still color.
First “Church Refreshed” conference hosted on campus
By Bob Holmes
As leaders of two different Columbia-area churches stood outside the doors of Shortess Chapel, they excitedly chatted about what... Read More
Patricia England receiving her Diploma in Women's Leadership from Provost Dr. James Lanpher
Graduate of Diploma in Women’s Leadership ministers to women in jail
By Bob Holmes
Patricia England says the Columbia International University Diploma in Women’s Leadership “takes you to another... Read More
By Bob Holmes
Amidst a pandemic, racial and political tension and disunity in our country, a Columbia International University freshman is heading a new initiative called “Right Words @ CIU,” an... Read More
Dr. Ed Smither, CIU dean of Intercultural Studies
God is a missionary God. God is also hospitable in his nature. He makes His enemies friends and invites them to intimate communion.
That’s the basis for a new book by CIU dean of Intercultural... Read More