CIU News

  • Champions of Character: CIU Rams host "Hoops for Hope" for local children (Photo by Renee Laine)

    CIU Rams are Champions of Character

    For the third consecutive year Columbia International University Rams athletes are NAIA Champions of Character. Champions of Character earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. In addition, they earn points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and minimal to no ejections during competition...

  • Former CIU President Dr. George Murray (Word of Life)

    Former CIU president boldly addresses hot topics on podcasts

    Former Columbia International University President Dr. George Murray tackles a couple of hot topics in two “Learn the Word” podcasts produced by Word of Life. Murray was a recent speaker on the campus of the ministry in Schroon Lake, New York and took time out for the podcast interviews.  

    In the first podcast, Murray addresses the question,...

  • CIU Ph.D. student Doug Gilmer with Homeland Security Investigations in Alabama

    Ph.D. student plays key role at Homeland Security

    Doug Gilmer says he watched a lot of the TV police show Starsky and Hutch when he was growing up, and knew from an early age he wanted to be in law enforcement. His dream came true. Today he holds the important position of assistant special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Alabama, focusing on the issue of human trafficking in the United States. He is also...

  • Mental Health: What we can learn from Simone Biles’ Olympic decision

    The decision by United States gymnast Simone Biles to pull out of Olympic competition has prompted comments and analysis around the world. Among those with some thoughts are Columbia International University...

  • A CIU Business & Leadership Academy student reviews her business plan. (Photos by Ally Thumpston)

    Thinking like an entrepreneur at the Business and Leadership Academy

    By Bob Holmes

    How to make fueling semi-trucks with used cooking oil not only an environmentally-friendly business idea, but also a profitable one had high school students Jacob Spangler and Peyton Oswald doing some extensive research.

    The two were teamed up in a “Shark Tank” activity at the first Business & Leadership Academy hosted by the CIU School of...

  • Hoop for Hope in CIU's Moore Fitness Center.

    Rams basketball offering “Hoop for Hope” to youngsters

    By Bob Holmes

    Jalen Brinson is more than a Columbia International University Rams basketball player. During the annual Hoop for Hope CIU Basketball Camp, Brinson called himself “a big brother” and “good friend” to the young...

Residents of Pine View Apartments at Columbia International University now have a place to gather for social events, group studies, or a game of table tennis.A new community center at the apartments... Read More
By Bob HolmesImagine getting a call on your cellphone from the president of a university. He tells you that you’ve been awarded a full-tuition scholarship to his school. Then you lose the cellphone... Read More
Columbia International University is a winner in the 2012 Columbia Choice Awards recognizing landscaping and beautification. The awards are presented by Columbia Green and the city of Columbia’s Tree... Read More
Columbia International University will have two commencements on Dec. 14, one on each side of the Broad River.The first begins at 10 a.m. in Shortess Chapel on CIU’s main campus. The second begins at... Read More
Columbia International University student Baron O’Neal has been named “Volunteer of the Quarter” by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM) in Columbia, S.C. O’Neal is a senior majoring in... Read More
The historic Robert Mills House in downtown Columbia is featured on the official 2012 city of Columbia Christmas ornament. Columbia International University, then called Columbia Bible College, was... Read More
Study tours at Columbia International University prepare students to share God’s heart for the world. These credit-bearing courses expose students to the sights, sounds and practices of other... Read More
Dr. Ed Smither teaches.
The Brazilian evangelical church has gone from receiving missionaries in the 19th and 20th centuries to becoming a church that sends out more missionaries around the world than the churches of... Read More
By Melissa McCutchanCIU Student Writer“When you’re 18, you don’t think you’ll be 60 someday,” alumna Dana Brown Lederer (’72) fondly imparted at CIU’s annual homecoming banquet. “Now, it’s so nice to... Read More
The Columbia International University Board of Trustees added two members with diverse backgrounds in ministry.  They are The Rev. James Dixon, the president of the National African American... Read More
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light … By the dawn’s early light, on a near-freezing morning in November, seven military veterans, most of them CIU students, filed out of the Columbia... Read More
A collaboration between church and city that led to some frantic fundraising has saved an historic church in Charleston, S.C. Redeemer Presbyterian Church, pastored by Columbia International... Read More