CIU News

  • CIU Hoop for Hope basketball camp.
    200 Columbia-Area youth hear the gospel at Hoop for Hope camp

    CIU Rams learn to “coach” youth on basketball and life

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University Assistant Athletics Director Kim Abbott says this was the plan for CIU athletics from Day 1.

    As Abbott stood on the steps overlooking the...

  • Recidivism in CIU’s Prison Initiative is Zero Percent!

    It’s true. Among graduates of Columbia International University’s Prison Initiative the recidivism rate is zero percent. That’s phenomenal when you consider that a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed 68 percent of inmates released from prison were re-arrested within three years.

    Each year about a dozen student-inmates graduate from CIU with an...

  • CIU students ready to make an impact in government

    Trip to D.C. includes address from the president and vice president

    By Bob Holmes

    Nearly 50 Columbia International University students learned to make an impact in the Nation’s Capital, as well as at home at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority...

  • James Morgan
    CIU Leadership Luncheon emphasizes leadership through humility

    Lessons from a former Krispy Kreme CEO

    By Bob Holmes

    Anne Marie Green was so excited about what she was hearing at the Columbia International University Leadership Luncheon that she tweeted it out right away: “Culture is the platform for strategy and vision.”


  • CIU Prison Initiative plays vital role in preventing inmate suicides

    South Carolina inmates enrolled in the CIU Prison Initiative provide an important listening ear to fellow inmates on suicide watch. The student-inmates have become known as Health Companions who routinely check on their peers who are going through significant challenges and may be suicidal.

    That’s just one ministry of the 157 CIU Prison Initiative alumni who serve as chaplain...

  • 10 Great Reasons to earn your MBA online at CIU

    Take it from a man with an extensive background in business and business education. There are at least 10 great reasons to earn your MBA online at Columbia International University.

    Dr. Thomas E. Griffin, the program director of CIU’s online business programs, is much more than an educator. His wide-ranging professional experience adds depth of insight to CIU’s business...

Dr. Jerry Rankin has been named the new director of The Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University effective May 6.  Rankin recently retired after 40 years of service... Read More
Columbia International University alumna and Christian recording artist Laura Story acknowledged her alma mater during a concert in Houston on Good Friday.  Story also made an appearance at a... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson is the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, and for 23 years was a missionary to Pakistan.  He shares his thoughts on the... Read More
The King James Bible turns 400 years old this year.  What is its significance?  For an answer, The Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga. turned to pastors and scholars, including Dr. William... Read More
Jerry Rankin, the president emeritus of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention will deliver the commencement addresses at Columbia International University (CIU) on... Read More
A 1939 alumna of Columbia International University continues to write at age 95.  Catherine Walker’s new book is “Bible Workbook Vol. 2 New Testament.”  It’s a companion to Walker’s “Bible... Read More
Two longtime members of the Columbia International University family were recognized for their commitment to the ministry of CIU. 
Professor Dr. David Osterlund and Marketing Production Manager... Read More
The CIU Players will perform the Tim Kelly comedy, “The Butler Did It,” this weekend in Hoke Auditorium on the Columbia International University campus.  It’s directed by CIU Student, Stephanie... Read More
Christian schooling is growing in South Korea.  That phenomenon brought a TV production crew from South Korea to the campus of Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School in February... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU's Seminary & School of Missions, is the recipient of the "Distinguished Alumni of the year Award" at his alma mater... Read More
By Abbey ShoemakerCIU Student WriterA Columbia International University alumna, whose career with the F.B.I. was the inspiration for an action TV series, addressed the CIU student body and students... Read More
By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University’s April Undergraduate Preview Day was Doug Wear’s first time back at CIU in 20 years.  Wear graduated from CIU in 1987 and... Read More