CIU News

  • CIU Ram Jeff McIlwain, a senior, is introduced at Moore Madness.
    Moore Madness excitement showcases CIU Rams

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Colorful lights flashed, energizing music blared, and school spirit soared as the CIU Rams captivated those gathered at "Moore Madness."

    The Moore Fitness Center dazzled as the 2019-2020 basketball teams entered the court. Deafening screams of the athletes' student peers and faithful fans filled...

  • Pastor Andrew Brunson speaks to CIU students.
    Andrew Brunson challenges CIU/Ben Lippen students to stand for truth

    By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk

    Pastor Andrew Brunson, a 1985 graduate of Ben Lippen School, is concerned that the younger generation of American Christians is not ready for a coming persecution — something very familiar to him.

    That was the message...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith and CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones
    CIU Chancellor Bill Jones honored at Jones Center dedication

    Jones also surprised with South Carolina’s highest civilian award

    By Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

    Over 200 guests and VIPs came together to celebrate the dedication of the William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a luncheon. Built to train ministering professionals to impact nations with...

  • CIU students Josh Will, Darian Hair, Erin Gobbi and Caleb Joung react to Amazing Race instructions.
    An Amazing Race on the CIU campus

    It took a lot of diverse talents to participate in the CIU version of The Amazing Race.

    The event led four teams around the CIU campus on a Saturday in search of clues, solving riddles and performing a number of tasks — some of them quite unusual.

    At Sessions Field where the CIU Rams play soccer, Amazing Race teams had to kick a soccer ball through targets. Near Hoke...

  • CIU soccer standout Rebekah Reinhard shares her testimony.
    Celebrating Evangelical Unity through testimony and worship

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    No two stories were alike, though all were written by the same Author.

    A testimony and worship night, hosted by student-led club Fellowship of Christian Professionals, told of God’s faithfulness in the quietness of a prayer day, in the frigid swirl of a blizzard, in the sterile room of a hospital, and...

  • Caleb McKillop takes the oath with the assistance of CIU Professor Dr. Mike Langston, a former Navy chaplain.
    CIU Chaplaincy student commissioned into Navy during Chapel

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Raising his right hand, Caleb McKillop, a Columbia International University chaplaincy student, was publicly commissioned into the U.S. Navy on the stage of Shortess Chapel, vowing to support and defend the Constitution with God’s help. 

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Call it a working lunch — just the thing for Columbia International University Business majors, right? But this lunch hour class challenges the students to consider Business as Mission (BAM).The CIU... Read More
CIU Rams pose before their historic first game.
The excitement grows as Columbia International University athletics history continues to be made with the ever-expanding CIU roster of sports. The first CIU women’s softball games took place... Read More
CIU alumnus Omar Hamada and family
OB/GYN speaks out against New York abortion lawComments by Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Omar L. Hamada, who has delivered more than 2,500 babies, have gone viral after he went on... Read More
Ed Smither, Victor Cuartas, David Cashin
CIU has first graduate of new programBy Bob Holmes Why are Hispanics in the United States turning to Islam? That question was at the center of the doctoral dissertation by the first graduate of... Read More
A major step toward improving the gateway to Columbia International University came with the demolition of a former club that the sheriff had considered a “nuisance.”
The restaurant and... Read More
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterColumbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith welcomed the student body back this semester with the challenge to be leaders. “God’s calling you... Read More
Work on the Monticello Road Corridor.
CIU committed to community enhancement and safety
Just a few months after Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith saw the potential for a revitalized Monticello Road corridor,... Read More
CIU Rams on the new Mondotrack.
$1 Million Olympic-Style track now completeColumbia International University Track & Field Coach Jud Brooker says it’s “very exciting to see all the hard work come to fruition.”... Read More
Jeff McIlwain
Jeff McIlwain’s contributions to a 3-0 week in CIU’s men’s basketball AAC conference play earned him National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) Athlete of the Week... Read More
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

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