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...

As a band played stirring patriot music at the inauguration of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, an announcer called out the name of individuals or groups invited to the event, including the... Read More
Dr. John Maxwell
Following his sold-out 2018 appearance, Dr. John Maxwell returns to Columbia International University on March 5 for his second Leadership Forum in the Midlands of South Carolina.
Maxwell is one... Read More
The de Oliveira family.
By Bob HolmesFor two years, Jairo de Oliveira and his wife Vania took most of their classes together at CIU as they both worked on a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (... Read More
Justin Belk being congratulated by CIU President Dr. Mark Smith.
Columbia International University celebrated commencements on both sides of the Broad River on Dec. 14.
The first was on the main campus of CIU in the morning. Then in the afternoon, directly... Read More
CIU Prison Initiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood
The Columbia International University Prison Initiative has graduated its tenth cohort of student-inmates from the program that began in 2007. Since its inception, 157 men and women have graduated... Read More
Columbia International University is leading the way in North America with a new and unique Ph.D. being offered in Columbia Biblical Seminary (CBS).Beginning in fall 2019, CBS will be the first... Read More
By Jordan Gottfried“We believe that you can’t have a strong body without a strong mind, that you can’t grow without pressure, that obstacles help shift our frame of reference and... Read More
CIU alumni Carlton Deal and Raphael Anzenberger
Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Raphael Anzenberger had the unique opportunity of addressing the 2018 European Prayer Breakfast held in Brussels, Belgium in December. The annual event... Read More
Joanna Railey, Grace Hipp and Essie McCurdy celebrate Christmas at CIU.
By Ireland Kost and Bob HolmesColumbia International University students mingled with over 550 faculty and staff members of CIU and Ben Lippen School and their families at a huge night time outdoor... Read More
Here is good news for Virginia College students! Columbia International University is ready to assist you in the transferring of your credits toward appropriate CIU programs.Virginia College closed... Read More
Alanna Batterman ministered to refugees living in the Columbia area.
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterAs Columbia International University senior Emma Grace Ballentine was being served food by her Malaysian hostess, she sensed something was wrong.“She was burning her... Read More
Jonathan Johnson with the Atlanta Braves
Columbia International University is excited to announce that former Major League pitcher Jonathan Johnson will be the head coach of the new CIU baseball program scheduled to begin in fall 2019.... Read More

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