CIU News

  • Dr. Mike Langston (Photo by Kierston Smith)

    Chaplaincy professor honored with national award

    By Bob Holmes

    As Columbia International University Chaplaincy Professor Dr. Mike Langston sat in the back of the meeting room, he thought it was rather strange that no one gave him an itinerary of events for the annual meeting of The Military Chaplains...

  • Columbia International University Old Testment Professor Dr. Ben Noonan is taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible.

    Professor taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible

    By Bob Holmes

    A study leave that included a trip to Egypt has a Columbia International University professor considering a deeper look into the biblical importance of the ancient North African nation.

    Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Ben Noonan toured Egypt in early 2020 with...

  • CIU Prison Intitiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood chats with local pastors at a Prison Initiative luncheon.

    Sharing the success of the CIU Prison Initiative

    Local pastors listen to testimonies over lunch

    By Bob Holmes

    When Ryan Chitwood was a student in the CIU Prison Initiative, he ministered daily to fellow...

  • CIU alumnus and current CIU Ph.D. student Phil Thompson

    Doctoral student getting Google results for the gospel

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University alumnus Phil Thompson calls it “spiritual warfare on the web.”

    Thompson manages digital strategy and development for The Gospel Coalition (TGC), including its new Essays Project that offers 250 topical...

  • CIU students Bethany Spriggs, Kayla Wolfe and Katelyn Nichols. Nichols is the CIU Faith and Freedom student chapter president.

    An exciting focus on faith and freedom

    Columbia International University students attending the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s 2020 conference learned from pastors, nonprofit leaders, and elected officials from all across the world on how to make a positive impact on legislation and lives.

    CIU Faith and Freedom Student Chapter President Katelyn Nichols says the event held near Atlanta this year offered many opportunities to...

  • Ken Blackwell speaks to CIU students in Shortess Chapel.

    Notable public servant named to CIU board

    Ken Blackwell, a nationally-known figure with an extensive career in public service has been named to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.

    Blackwell has served as mayor of Cincinnati and Ohio treasurer and secretary of state. Additionally, he was undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human...

Dr. Ben Noonan, CIU professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
A new book by Columbia International University Professor Dr. Benjamin J. Noonan offers new insights into the study of biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.
Noonan is an associate professor of Old Testament... Read More
Nick Smith relieves some midterm stress at the "Flour Wars."
By Ireland E. K. McNeill

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It's like a snowball fight, but with a rainbow. On the CIU intramural field, explosions of color soared through the air, as upper-level students and... Read More
All smiles at the House Cook Off, a part of the Shorfar Cup competition.
By Naomi Balk, CIU Student Writer
CIU students rallied for the fourth annual Shofar Cup, a week of nightly events where the six houses, Fidelitas, Dignitas and Veritas for the women and Virtus,... Read More
Authority of Scripture discussion: CIU Professors (l-r) Dr. Ed Smither, Dr. Markus Klausli and Dr. Michael Naylor. (Photos by Johnathan Rabon)
By Ireland E. K. McNeill
Columbia International University’s Authority of Scripture Week celebrates a CIU core value, and offers students the opportunity to learn about the Bible’s background... Read More
The Rams celebrate their extra-inning win! (Photos by Kierston Smith)
Exciting finish! First home baseball game in school history is a win
By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk
It took 10 innings, but the first home baseball game in school history was an exciting 7-6 Rams'... Read More
Dr. Charles Ware
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
CIU celebrated Black History Month with Dr. Charles Ware, executive director of Grace Relations at the College of Biblical Studies in Indianapolis. In a... Read More
Peter Spencer in CIU's Shortess Chapel in 2013
Jamaican Peter Spencer was first CIU student of African descent
By Bob Holmes
When Peter Spencer enrolled at Columbia Bible College (CBC) in 1963, he made history. Spencer was black. His... Read More
The scene soon after the 11 cars derailed along the Broad River at the edge of campus.
The Columbia International University campus is safe following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train at the edge of campus along the Broad River.
Local media report that on Friday Feb. 7, a... Read More
Nandry Conrod and Brycen Holdman in competition.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
President Dr. Mark Smith made the ceremonial first pull of CIU’s Intermural Ultimate Frisbee season on a sunny afternoon in early February. Dr. Bryan Beyer... Read More
Will Huff (right) and Student Body President Andrew McNeil react to Super Bowl.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Like millions across the nation, CIU students gathered around a plate of chicken wings to watch the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in... Read More
CIU Rams pitcher Noah Moody played high school baseball at Ben Lippen, a ministry of CIU.
Columbia International University Athletics made history the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 1 when the Rams baseball team took the field for the first time. The Rams dropped two out of three games to #16... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith (right) with Steve Forbes of Forbes Media at economic development luncheon.
As Columbia International University increases its community involvement, CIU President Dr. Mark Smith dialogues with key members of the state and other influencers.
In January, Smith joined... Read More

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