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...

(See entire news conference on CIU’s Facebook page.)A partnership between Columbia International University and neighborhood leaders in North Columbia has reached a milestone that will transform... Read More
By Ireland KostCIU Student WriterTwo pet dogs, Cooper and Millie, reminded the Columbia International University student body that the Lord’s ways are higher than our ways.Tobin Cassels, CIU... Read More
In a unique Chapel service at Columbia International University, South Carolina State Guard Commander Brig. Gen. Leon Lott swore in a new recruit: Dr. Bill Jones. Jones is the chancellor of CIU. Lott... Read More
Call it a working lunch — just the thing for Columbia International University Business majors, right? But this lunch hour class challenges the students to consider Business as Mission (BAM).The CIU... Read More
CIU Rams pose before their historic first game.
The excitement grows as Columbia International University athletics history continues to be made with the ever-expanding CIU roster of sports. The first CIU women’s softball games took place... Read More
CIU alumnus Omar Hamada and family
OB/GYN speaks out against New York abortion lawComments by Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Omar L. Hamada, who has delivered more than 2,500 babies, have gone viral after he went on... Read More
Ed Smither, Victor Cuartas, David Cashin
CIU has first graduate of new programBy Bob Holmes Why are Hispanics in the United States turning to Islam? That question was at the center of the doctoral dissertation by the first graduate of... Read More
A major step toward improving the gateway to Columbia International University came with the demolition of a former club that the sheriff had considered a “nuisance.”
The restaurant and... Read More
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterColumbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith welcomed the student body back this semester with the challenge to be leaders. “God’s calling you... Read More
Work on the Monticello Road Corridor.
CIU committed to community enhancement and safety
Just a few months after Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith saw the potential for a revitalized Monticello Road corridor,... Read More
CIU Rams on the new Mondotrack.
$1 Million Olympic-Style track now completeColumbia International University Track & Field Coach Jud Brooker says it’s “very exciting to see all the hard work come to fruition.”... Read More
Jeff McIlwain
Jeff McIlwain’s contributions to a 3-0 week in CIU’s men’s basketball AAC conference play earned him National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) Athlete of the Week... Read More

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