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...

By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer
The book “Love Wins” is causing a stir in the evangelical community.  It’s written by The Rev. Rob Bell, the founding pastor of Mars Hill, a rapidly growing... Read More
The director of Columbia International University’s Communication program is one of 20 professors from South Carolina’s private colleges to be honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award... Read More
Dr. Bill Larkin was used to borrowing a colleague’s desk lamp on the days he taught his New Testament class in Pamplin Auditorium.  But when that colleague took time off for a medical procedure... Read More
The legacy of a young, Columbia International University alumna, who died in a traffic accident last year, is being honored by the students who were touched by her short life. 
Aimee Powell was... Read More
NFL Super Bowl Coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs says life is like a game – the biggest game of all – and you want to be on the winning side.That was Gibbs’ message to nearly... Read More
By Lenae Simpson,
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University hosted 51 prospective students – the school’s largest-ever Seminary and Graduate School Preview Day – on March 25.  ... Read More
By Abbey Shoemaker,
CIU Student Writer
Calling it “a celebration of God’s goodness,” the Columbia International University family came together to glorify God for all He has done on behalf of the... Read More
Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions has won approval from its accrediting agency for a strategic initiative.     
The Association of... Read More
The Columbia International University mascot was unveiled to the student body during a Chapel service on March 24, as CIU prepares to play intercollegiate athletics beginning with the fall 2012... Read More
Mrs. Robin Temples, MA, LMFT(S), director of Lexington Baptist Counseling Center, will lead a one-day workshop on PREPARE/ENRICH on the campus of Columbia International University on Thursday, March... Read More
The Distance Education and Media Development (DEMD) department of Columbia International University is the winner of two national awards for innovative online learning. The Course-of-the-Year... Read More
By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer
“God’s Plan, Your Part” was the theme of this year’s World Christian Week, an annual conference emphasizing CIU’s core value of World Evangelization. ... Read More