CIU News

  • Kaitlyn Thompson sorts clothes at the Salvation Army thrift shop. (Photos by Kierston Smith)

    CIU Students Serve the City

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University athlete Josh Ford says he averages about 15,000 steps each day. But on the morning of CIU’s Serving Cola City project, he had already hit 10,000 steps by 10:30 as his 15-member clean-up team worked along Monticello Road, picking up litter and clearing...

  • Myquillyn Smith, "The Nester," signs books for CIU students. (Photos by Kierston Smith)

    Nationally-Known Home Styling Expert “The Nester” Visits CIU

    By Kierston Smith

    Social Media influencer Myquillyn Smith, visited Columbia International University to share her expertise on all things “Home.”

    Known online as “The Nester,” the New York Times bestselling author and home styling expert spoke to students in the...

  • Sarah Causey performs at Acousta 2021 (Photos by Renee Laine, CIU Student Photographer)

    Top-Notch Student Talent on Display at Acousta 2021

    By Alex Brickey

    CIU Student Writer

    The 2021 edition of Columbia International University’s annual AcoustaRockaRappaPaloozaStockFest, better known as Acouta, was a red carpet event featuring some of the finest talent on campus.

    With the student body dressed in formal and semi-formal wear, sparkling grape juice and popcorn in hand, the lights...

  • Making friends: Michelle and Rui Cao host the CIU President's Cabinet at M Grille.

    CIU Friendships Expanding in the Community

    Columbia International University’s community outreach has expanded as it develops friendships with many people in the Columbia area, including prominent business leaders.

    Michelle Cao and her husband Rui were the gracious hosts of CIU President Dr. Mark Smith, his cabinet, as well as CIU Board Chairman Hans Finzel at the Cao’s new restaurant M Grille on...

  • CIU's fifth president Dr. George W. Murray writes on the divinity of Jesus.

    A Biblical Defense on the Divinity of Jesus from a former CIU President

    The shocking news was first released by “Relevant” magazine in a September 2020 article titled: “Report: A Third of American Evangelicals Don't Believe Jesus Was God.”

    This news was based on a nationwide study from Ligonier Ministries in partnership with LifeWay Research published at stateoftheology.com. Upon hearing this...

  • Dr. Johnny Miller celebrates after "ceremonial first pitch" at the dedication of the baseball and softball fields. (Photos by Kierston Smith)

    Baseball and Softball Fields Dedicated to Johnny and Jeanne Miller

    CIU will also soon “Turn on the Lights” for night baseball

    By Bob Holmes

    "Anybody got a radar gun?"

    That’s what Columbia International University Baseball Coach Jonathan Johnson joked as he assumed the catcher’s position and received a strike right down...

CIU Education Professors Drs. Lynn Hoestra, Milt Uecker, and Michelle Clevenger
Two CIU Education professors offer their expertise in two new books in the series, “Distinctively Christian: A Christ-centered Approach to Early Childhood Education” edited by CIU Professor Emeritus... Read More
Julio Rodriguez
The Columbia International University Men's Basketball Program has received a huge boost with a commitment from West Coast Elite (WCE) 100 camp invitee Julio Rodriguez. The Dominican Republic native... Read More
CIU has one of the best online Master's in Theology programs in the nation.
Columbia International University’s Master of Arts (Theological Studies) is among The 20 Best Master’s in Theology Programs Online for 2020. As matter of fact, CIU is ranked #2 in the survey... Read More
CIU alumna Natalie Flickner (left) with her teammate Amy Wilson.
A Columbia International University alumna is helping the nationally-known ministry Joni and Friends kick off a new phase of its blog dedicated to missionaries with disabilities.

Natalie... Read More
Columbia International University Athletics Director Darren Richie
Columbia International University has a new athletics director with NAIA championship experience.

Darren Richie comes to the Rams from Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida. As A.... Read More
Dr. Trevor Castor
CIU professors contribute to The History of Apologetics

Columbia International University Intercultural Studies Professors Dr. Trevor Castor and Dr. Ed Smither have teamed up for a chapter... Read More
The Irmo Police Department shows off their gift of Krispy Kreme.
Members of Columbia International University’s Online Admissions team and a Ben Lippen School student visited 18 Columbia area first responder locations, thanking them for their service with Krispy... Read More
CIU Dean of Students Rick Swift (left) receives face masks from CIU alumni Robbie McAlister and Michael Johnson.
Face masks sewn by refugees in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos, are being made available to Columbia International University through CIU alumnus Robbie McAlister,... Read More
Columbia Urban League President and CEO J.T. McLawhorn discusses race relations with CIU President Dr. Mark Smith.
On the five-year anniversary of the shooting deaths of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith is calling on Christ... Read More
Dr. Michelle Raven discusses Disaster Relief and Emergency Management at a 2019 meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society
Columbia International University Intercultural Studies Professor Dr. Michelle Raven is leading the way to hope in the midst of crisis. Raven, director of the International Community Development and ... Read More
CIU's Counseling program is accredited by CACREP.
Columbia International University Counseling Professor Dr. Glenda Nanna calls CACREP accreditation “vital” to CIU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. That’s why she was excited when she... Read More
CIU Head Basketball Coach Tony Stockman
Columbia International University Head Basketball Coach Tony Stockman is well-known for his days as a player for Clemson University and Ohio State University. Folks always want to especially ask him... Read More

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