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. 

    ...

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
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
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 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
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
CIU Health Fair blood pressure check.
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University Dean of Students Rick Swift is biking on a virtual road through the Rossi Student Center. Nearby, members of the Air Force are... 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
You can become an effective leader in your ministry or career with a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Columbia International University.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that... Read More
CIU MAT students are Super Heroes.
Columbia International University students joined with Carolina School for Inquiry (CSI) for a Literacy Night with the theme of super heroes. CSI is a local charter school that has a long partnership... Read More

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