CIU News

  • CIU Ram Jeff McIlwain, a senior, is introduced at Moore Madness.
    Moore Madness excitement showcases CIU Rams

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Colorful lights flashed, energizing music blared, and school spirit soared as the CIU Rams captivated those gathered at "Moore Madness."

    The Moore Fitness Center dazzled as the 2019-2020 basketball teams entered the court. Deafening screams of the athletes' student peers and faithful fans filled...

  • Pastor Andrew Brunson speaks to CIU students.
    Andrew Brunson challenges CIU/Ben Lippen students to stand for truth

    By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk

    Pastor Andrew Brunson, a 1985 graduate of Ben Lippen School, is concerned that the younger generation of American Christians is not ready for a coming persecution — something very familiar to him.

    That was the message...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith and CIU Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones
    CIU Chancellor Bill Jones honored at Jones Center dedication

    Jones also surprised with South Carolina’s highest civilian award

    By Naomi Balk and Bob Holmes

    Over 200 guests and VIPs came together to celebrate the dedication of the William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a luncheon. Built to train ministering professionals to impact nations with...

  • CIU students Josh Will, Darian Hair, Erin Gobbi and Caleb Joung react to Amazing Race instructions.
    An Amazing Race on the CIU campus

    It took a lot of diverse talents to participate in the CIU version of The Amazing Race.

    The event led four teams around the CIU campus on a Saturday in search of clues, solving riddles and performing a number of tasks — some of them quite unusual.

    At Sessions Field where the CIU Rams play soccer, Amazing Race teams had to kick a soccer ball through targets. Near Hoke...

  • CIU soccer standout Rebekah Reinhard shares her testimony.
    Celebrating Evangelical Unity through testimony and worship

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    No two stories were alike, though all were written by the same Author.

    A testimony and worship night, hosted by student-led club Fellowship of Christian Professionals, told of God’s faithfulness in the quietness of a prayer day, in the frigid swirl of a blizzard, in the sterile room of a hospital, and...

  • Caleb McKillop takes the oath with the assistance of CIU Professor Dr. Mike Langston, a former Navy chaplain.
    CIU Chaplaincy student commissioned into Navy during Chapel

    By Ireland Kost

    CIU Student Writer

    Raising his right hand, Caleb McKillop, a Columbia International University chaplaincy student, was publicly commissioned into the U.S. Navy on the stage of Shortess Chapel, vowing to support and defend the Constitution with God’s help. 

    ...

Dr. James E. Lanpher
Dr. James E. Lanpher is the new provost at Columbia International University. Lanpher comes to CIU from Trinity College of Florida where he has served as vice president for academic affairs since... Read More
Columbia International University 1988 Alumnus of the Year, The Rev. P. T. Chandapilla went to be with the Lord on Dec. 7 after a long illness. He was 84 years old.Chandapilla, a 1955 graduate of CIU... Read More
Philip Yancey
Best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey and Lexington, S.C. businesswoman Elizabeth Rickard Sessions received The Doctor of Humane Letters at the December commencement exercises of Columbia... Read More
Laura Paisley
A high school senior from Ohio whose professional goal is to teach English as a second language overseas is the winner of the 2010 R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship at Columbia International University.... Read More
Columbia International University has received reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The SACS decision came during the SACS Annual Meeting... Read More
CIU President Dr. Bill Jones
Columbia International University President, Dr. William H. (Bill) Jones will join the board of directors of the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Coca-Cola Bottling Co.... Read More
Virginia Bendetti
She was quite possibly the oldest living person to graduate from Columbia International University. Virginia White Bendetti, a 1930 graduate of CIU, passed away on Nov. 28 in California. She was 99... Read More
CIU freshman Jessie Mae Hodsdon at a book signing in Bangor, Maine.
Things for a college student to do over Thanksgiving break: Eat turkey, hug grandma, catch up on sleep, and oh yes - hold a book signing.Jessie Mae Hodsdon, an 18-year-old CIU freshman, is studying... Read More


Are you truly thankful this holiday season - or for that matter, any time of year? In the November edition of "Christianity Today" magazine online, Columbia International University... Read More
A new alignment of the Undergraduate School, Graduate School and Seminary & School of Missions at Columbia International University will give students an advantage as they seek to further their... Read More
Jessica Hodsdon
Things for a college student to do over Thanksgiving break: Eat turkey, hug grandma, catch up on sleep, and oh yes - hold a book signing.Jessie Mae Hodsdon, an 18-year-old CIU freshman, is studying... Read More
Peter and Gracie Rosenberger address a CIU Chapel Nov. 18.
By Abbey ShoemakerCIU Student WriterPeter and Gracie Rosenberger used humor and song to communicate with CIU students what God has taught them about human suffering and His sovereignty. It was 27... Read More

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