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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Sgt. Troy Angell
As a military honor guardsman, Columbia International University alumnus Sgt. Troy Angell says he helps provide “a holy moment” at military funerals.
Angell serves with the Michigan Army... Read More
McKenzie Jewett
CIU student to compete in Miss South Carolina Pageant
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
McKenzie and I regularly pass each other on campus and were in the same college algebra class, but we never... Read More
By Bob Holmes
After years of performing as an amateur at Columbia’s Town Theatre, Columbia International University 2015 alumnus Jeremy Reasoner is moving on to professional theatre.
Beginning... Read More
Dr. Steven Johnson
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University students remembered God’s faithfulness to His promises and the truth of redemption from sins by participating in a Holy Week... Read More
Palm Sunday at JUC
Columbia International University has an educational partnership with Jerusalem University College, an evangelical institution on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem. CIU’s Middle Eastern Studies majors... Read More
CIU Students meet a scholarship donor.
Annual luncheon brings students and donors face-to-face
By Bob Holmes
David Wolff calls it “one of the highlight days” of his year. Wolff and his wife Diane were among 85 Columbia... Read More
Dr. John Harvey
A new commentary on Romans written by the dean of the CIU Seminary & School of Ministry offers up-to-date scholarship and concrete application for preachers and lay teachers.  
The... Read More
CIU students with scholarship donor
CIU students excited to meet their scholarship donors
Annual luncheon brings students and donors face-to-face
By Bob Holmes
David Wolff calls it “one of the highlight days” of his year.... Read More
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
Pastors Malcolm Walls (left) and Jeff Philpott, a CIU alumnus
 
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Imprinted on a large stone just outside of the Rossi Student center are the words “Evangelical Unity.” As one of CIU’s core values, the... 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

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