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...

When the Columbia International University men’s soccer team takes the field on Aug. 25, history will be made.  For the first time in CIU’s 89-year history, the school will compete in intercollegiate... Read More
A Columbia International University education includes soul-nourishing Bible classes.  But it also includes rigorous academic and professional training.  Here is a recent example.  In April, the CIU... Read More
Three Columbia International University alumni, who specialize in youth ministry, recently tackled some weighty topics in two separate publications. Trevor Miller, a 2005 graduate of the Youth... Read More
Logos Bible Software, used by over 55,000 pastors, Bible teachers, and students now features two complementary textbooks written by two Columbia International University professors.“Greek is Good... Read More
By Abbey LeRoyCIU Student Writer Fifty years after being hired as a teenager to move furniture, Lee Morris Sr. was recognized for his half century of service to Columbia International University... Read More
Dr. Crawford Loritts will give the charge to the graduates at the May 12 spring commencement exercises at Columbia International University. Loritts has served God in a variety of capacities during... Read More
NASCAR racing icon Kyle Petty is coming to Columbia May 9.  Petty will be speaking at a fundraising luncheon for the new intercollegiate athletics program at Columbia International University, and... Read More
In 1962, Columbia International University, then called Columbia Bible College, needed help moving the campus from downtown Columbia, to its new location on Monticello Road.  They hired 18-year-old... Read More
What if your blessings come through raindrops?   What if your healing comes through tears? Those are questions we often avoid pondering.  But for 2003 Columbia International University alumna Laura... Read More
While many people are remembering the ways Chuck Colson touched their lives, few have memories of Colson from the perspective of Columbia International University alumna Ginny Dent Brant.Colson, a... Read More
There’s no doubt that Jud Brooker came to CIU highly qualified for his role as men’s and women’s cross country coach.  But his running prowess was displayed April 14 when he won the Palmetto Half... Read More
It’s another small, but significant and historic step toward intercollegiate athletics at Columbia International University.  On April 19, lights went up on the soccer field under development at CIU... Read More