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...
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.”
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...
The annual CIU President's Bowl football games (formerly the North-South Games) is beginning to be upstaged by a new annual pregame activity - the Chili Cook-Off.This was the fourth annual Chili Cook... Read More
Playing off the Columbia International University mascot - the Cougar, CIU students used ingenuity and teamwork to do some unique boating on the CIU Lake in the first ever "Cougar Cruise." But this... Read More
Popular Christian author and Columbia International University alumnus Philip Yancey will be the speaker at CIU's December commencement exercises.Yancey is the author of 20 books that explore the... Read More
The famous father of a 1977 Columbia International University graduate discouraged his daughter from attending CIU. Ironically, the father would later in life become a CIU graduate himself, be named... Read More
Below is a first-hand account of Columbia International University's 2011 Senior Class Murder Mystery Party - an annual event planned by the students. This year each student played the role of a... Read More
Two Columbia International University educators will be among the 4,000 evangelical leaders from more than 200 countries participating in a major conference on world evangelization this month in Cape... Read More
Dr. David Olshine, the director of the Youth Ministry program at Columbia International University will be a featured speaker at the National Youth Workers Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 19-22... Read More