CIU News

CIU ranks #10 for Best Value University in the South.
The U.S. News & World Report list of Best Colleges for 2020-2021 ranks Columbia International University in the top 10 for Best Value among Regional Universities in the South.
The calculation... Read More
CIU Alumnus of the Year Dr. Danny McCain (Photos by Kierston Smith)
By Alex Brickey and Joshua Ford
CIU Student Writers
Homecoming is about memories — especially those involving former professors.
“I got to put a pie into Dr. (Bryan) Beyer's face,” said Heather... Read More
Cana Hendley displayes a shoebox ready for shipping.
Christmas came a little early to the Columbia International University campus. Students gathered to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that sends the... Read More
Joy Jones shares smiles with her jack-o-lantern. (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon, CIU Student Photographer)
By Alex Brickey
CIU Student Writer
Even though many of the leaves had yet to turn colors, Columbia International University celebrated the end of October with a Fall Festival. It included a pie... Read More
Brandon McClaine, president of the CIU African American Student Association
By Josh Ford
CIU Student Writer 
Conversations on race have been a growing topic, especially this year. 
That’s why the African American Student Association (AASA) offered a dialogue on how to ... Read More
CIU Admissions Counselors pose with Columbia firefighters including Chief Aubrey Jenkins (center).
The Columbia International University Online Admissions team commemorated National First Responders Day on Oct. 28 by delivering 200 Chick-Fil-A meals to the Columbia Fire Department and the Richland... Read More
CIU Assistant Cross Country Coach Blaise Shields assists neighborhood representatives at Temple Zion Baptist Church. (Photos by CIU Student Photographer Johnathan Rabon)
Columbia International University students, faculty and staff blessed the community with 1,200 USDA-approved, fresh-produce boxes at two locations on Oct. 23. The boxes were secured through the... Read More
IU student Wylliam Yougnia samples a taste of the World Christian Week international food cook-off.
By Joshua Ford
CIU Student Writer
During a global pandemic, Columbia International University took the time to celebrate something that has helped spread Good News across the globe for many years:... Read More
Dr. Johnathan Reibsamen, Philosophy program director
By Joshua Ford
CIU Student Writer
Plato said that justice has more to it than being honest and paying debts. There’s more to it than doing good to friends and harm to enemies, and there’s more to it... Read More
Dr. Mike Langston (Photo by Kierston Smith)
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... Read More
Columbia International University Old Testment Professor Dr. Ben Noonan is 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... Read More
CIU Prison Intitiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood chats with local pastors at a Prison Initiative luncheon.
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 inmates who struggled with mental health... Read More