CIU News

CIU online student Lizzie Hartman
An online Columbia International University student is experiencing first-hand what she is learning in class during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lizzie Hartman is a teacher at Far North... Read More
In response to the coronavirus, online learning continues through the end of the spring semester at Columbia International University. Meanwhile, a commencement ceremony is planned for Aug. 15.

An... Read More
CIU Seminary student Tiepeng  Lyu and his son Thomas deliver masks to the Richland County Sheriff's Department (Photo provided
By Bob Holmes

A Columbia International University student from China is meeting the critical need for M95 masks by distributing them free to those on the front lines of the battle against... Read More
Columbia International University has a new women’s head basketball coach. Danielle Fleming comes to the CIU Rams from Southern Arkansas University where she served as assistant coach for the past... Read More
CIU Ranks #1 for online learning in South Carolina ranks Columbia International University the 2020 Best Online College in South Carolina, and CIU is #2 in the state for Best College Campus.

In publishing their rankings... Read More
CIU alum and current CIU student, Phil Thompson
With the spread of COVID-19 and the urging of government officials to limit the size of groups, many churches are suddenly finding the need to livestream church services. That can be a challenge for... Read More
NCCAA South Region Coach of the Year Tony Stockman
Columbia International University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Tony Stockman is the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) South Region Coach of the Year after leading the Rams to a... Read More
CIU alumnus Cole Harper, area director of Mid-Carolina Young Life in Newberry, SC.
When Cole Harper was a Columbia International University student studying Youth Ministry, he had numerous opportunities to apply what he was learning in class to hands-on experience with the ministry... Read More
Jesse Powers (left) with his friend Tim Clark (Photos provided by Baptist Courier)
As communism fell in Eastern Europe in the early 1990s, CIU alumnus Jesse Powers sensed God leading him to take the gospel to Romania. He would make nearly 60 trips to the former Soviet Bloc country... Read More
The Rev. George Crow (right) celebrates with his son Daniel
Columbia International University alumnus The Rev. George Crow is a recipient of one of South Carolina’s highest honors. Crow, who earned a Master of Divinity degree from CIU in 1979, was presented... Read More
Dr. Ed Smither with CIU students
A new book by the dean of CIU’s College of Intercultural Studies is being hailed as one of the best recently published books on the history of missions.
Outreach magazine is the latest... Read More
CIU alumnus, Pastor Tom Mason
Columbia International University alumnus Tom Mason is excited to serve as pastor of First Evangelical Free Church in Boone, Iowa. It is the historic nature of the church that he loves. It has been... Read More