CIU News

  • Influential leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell

    Get Ready for Another Exciting John Maxwell Leadership Forum

    Influential leadership expert Dr. John Maxwell returns to Columbia International University on March 23 for his fourth Leadership Forum in the Midlands of South Carolina. The event takes place from 1-3 p.m. in Shortess Chapel on the campus of CIU.

    Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 26...

  • Making a spiritual point: Bishop Dale Bronner dramatizes the breaking of a crayon, saying that even a broken crayon can still color.

    CIU brings encouragement to church leaders

    First “Church Refreshed” conference hosted on campus

    By Bob Holmes

    As leaders of two different Columbia-area churches stood outside the doors of Shortess Chapel, they excitedly chatted about what they had just experienced inside at Columbia International University’s first “Church Refreshed” conference.  

    Malcolm Walls of...

  • Patricia England receiving her Diploma in Women's Leadership from Provost Dr. James Lanpher

    Ministry to the hopeless began in a CIU class

    Graduate of Diploma in Women’s Leadership ministers to women in jail

    By Bob Holmes

    Patricia England says the Columbia International University Diploma in Women’s Leadership “takes you to another level.”

    England is among those who graduated from the program’s inaugural class in 2019 and...

  • Student Encouraging “Right Words @ CIU”

    By Bob Holmes

    Amidst a pandemic, racial and political tension and disunity in our country, a Columbia International University freshman is heading a new initiative called “Right Words @ CIU,” an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to communicate written messages of appreciation, assurance and encouragement to one another.

    Aynsley Vivian, an American who...

  • Dr. Ed Smither, CIU dean of Intercultural Studies

    Smither's Dynamic book challenges the church to practice hospitality

    God is a missionary God. God is also hospitable in his nature. He makes His enemies friends and invites them to intimate communion.

    That’s the basis for a new book by CIU dean of Intercultural Studies Dr. Ed Smither.

    Smither challenges the church to participate in God’s mission today by...

  • CIU President Dr. Mark Smith (center) meets with CIU African-American leaders at retreat.

    CIU President and African American Leaders “Go Deeper” at Retreat

    In anticipation of a new year, Columbia International University Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Andre Rogers asked CIU President Dr. Mark Smith to “go deeper” with some of CIU’s African American leaders at an early January leadership retreat.

    Smith graciously...

Columbia International University will dedicate the renovated G. Allen Fleece Library with a special ceremony on Jan. 24 at 11:30 a.m.A devastating electrical fire on May 8, 2010 caused over $2.5... Read More
A 1996 graduate of Columbia International University is in the business of helping businesses succeed. Jody Deming, who lives in the Upstate of South Carolina, founded Bottlecap Creative House with... Read More
You’ve heard of “Occupy Wall Street.”  But you’ve probably never heard of “Occupy Fleece.” It was more of a party, than a protest. On Jan. 17, the G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International... Read More
You’ve heard of “Occupy Wall Street.”  But you’ve probably never heard of “Occupy Fleece.” It’s more of a party, than a protest. On Jan. 17, the G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International... Read More
Columbia International University has announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Booth as university registrar.  She begins her duties Feb. 1.Booth comes to CIU from Southeastern Baptist Theological... Read More
All Living CIU Presidents Now Active at the UniversityDr.  Johnny Miller, who served as the fourth president of Columbia International University from 1991 to 1999, has returned to CIU as a professor... Read More
One of the longest-living graduates of Columbia International University went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 29.  Mary Elizabeth “Lib” McMurray was 102 years old.  McMurray was member of the class... Read More
Workers are putting finishing touches to the renovations of the G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University.  A fire in the library in May 2010 caused extensive smoke damage... Read More
The pastor of a Columbia area church is celebrating the Christmas season - and his church's recent affiliation with a denomination. Jaye Morgan, who graduated from Columbia International University... Read More
By Abbey Le RoyCIU Student WriterA man who took an Atlanta diner and transformed it into the second largest fast-food chicken restaurant chain in the United States, was recognized with the honorary... Read More
The winner of a full-tuition scholarship from Columbia International University (CIU) in Columbia, S.C. is a prayer leader at his church, chaplain of the National Honor Society at his high school,... Read More
Distinguished Columbia International University Alumna Wilma J. Cross (class of ’69), is being recognized for her effective ministry among prisoners in Chile, South America. Her Distinguished Alumna... Read More