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...

Robertson McQuilkin (center) is honored by Marv Newell of CrossGlobal Link (left
CIU President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin Honored

By Bob HolmesOne of the nation's largest evangelical mission organizations has honored Columbia International University's president emeritus... Read More
Cash and Anne Goldbold receive a resolution honoring them from CIU President Bil
Two couples who served for decades in remote areas at "the ends of the earth" are the 2010 Alumni of the Year at Columbia International University.Cash ('57) and Ann ('58) Godbold lived for over 30... Read More
World Christian Week speaker Robert J. Morgan
By Abbey Shoemaker, CIU student writerBest-selling author, pastor, and Columbia International University graduate Robert J. Morgan was the keynote speaker during the 2010 Christian Life Conference at... Read More
Robertson and Muriel McQuilkin
It's a story that never ends. In 1990, after 22 years as president of Columbia International University, then known as Columbia Bible College, Robertson McQuilkin announced that he would resign to... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson
The anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States has brought about a lot of discussion on the relationship between Christians and Muslims. The director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies... Read More
View from the entrance. View from the entrance.
"As long as there's a reference section, I think most of us are just peachy."That's what a student told Columbia International University Library Director Joanne Rhodes after touring the new... Read More
"Sorry I'm not 110." Robertson McQuilkin (left) jokes with CIU President Bill Jo
Columbia International University President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin was presented with a big surprise on his 83rd birthday. The student body, faculty and staff sang "Happy Birthday" to him at... Read More
Air Force Chaplain Brian Bohlman (left), a CIU alumnus, will be among those part
Nearly two dozen chaplains representing various aspects of chaplaincy ministry will be on the campus of Columbia International University Sept. 13 for a Consultation on Chaplaincy Education. They... Read More
A student-inmate is congratulated by CIU President Bill Jones (right) at the fir
Graduates will travel to medium- and maximum-security prisons and bring positive change to the cultureCommencement ceremonies are Aug. 27 for a second group of CIU student-inmates who have completed... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson
Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University is concerned about the approach used by some Christians when conversing with Muslims about... Read More
Moving in! Laundry already?
A new school year is getting underway at Columbia International University with a flurry of Welcome Week activities and the freshman orientation ConnectCIU. Classes begin on Aug. 24. Until then new... Read More
Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Kelly Monroe Kullberg, author of "Finding God Beyond Harvard" will address a chapel service at Columbia International University on Nov. 9 and speak to a CIU luncheon for college and campus... Read More