CIU News

  • 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...

  • CIU Counseling Professor Dr. Seth Scott

    Dr. Seth Scott: Why Does James Say No Human Can Tame the Tongue?

    The world seems more abrasive, rude, and disconnected than ever before. Many point to social media as being at the center of the problem — replacing civil, in-person discourse.

    However, Columbia International University professor of counseling...

  • Dr. David Croteau, Columbia International University professor of New Testament

    Dr. David Croteau: “Is Money the Root of All Evil?”

    Did the Apostle Paul write that “money is the root of all evil?”

    Many Christians are quick to point out that 1 Timothy 6:10 actually reads,

    For the love of money is the root of all evil …

    Yes, but Columbia International University professor of New Testament, Dr. David Croteau, says that...

  • Beach and Jessica Loveland cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their coffee cafe. (Photo by Aaron Russel)

    The CIU classroom: Where dreams begin

    Coffee café now a reality for CIU alumnus

    By Bob Holmes  

    Beach Loveland’s dreams for a coffee café in his hometown of Irmo, South Carolina first began to take shape in the classrooms of Columbia International University. In November, that dream became reality with the café’s grand opening.

    “I actually built my class load around key interests...

Homecoming 2011 at Columbia International University is set for Nov. 3-5.  The theme for this year is “Faith Forward” focusing on CIU’s strategic five-year plan for the future.  The acronym FORWARD... Read More
Columbia International University Professor Dr. Warren Larson is often called on for his expertise when it comes to issues related to Islam. Two recent hot topics have brought Larson into the news on... Read More
Should faith inform our vote?  That was the question being probed by Columbia TV station WLTX recently.  South Carolina is an early presidential primary state, so many South Carolinians are already ... Read More
By Jacob Given,CIU Student Writer and Bob HolmesThe Columbia International University campus map calls the men’s housing unit that was renovated over the summer, West Residence Hall.  Matt Densky, an... Read More
As Columbia International University gears up for intercollegiate athletics for the first time in its 88-year history, the school has hired its first men’s and women’s cross country coach.   Judson “... Read More
“I heard that (CIU) professors interact with the students and are involved in their lives.  Now I’ve seen it for myself and am captivated by it.”That was the reaction from a high school junior at... Read More
The former director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections joined the president of Columbia International University for a television interview to talk about the impact of the CIU Prison... Read More
Columbia businessman Jeffrey B. Wheeler has been named to the position of Ministry Coordinator at Columbia International University beginning Oct. 1.  Wheeler’s primary responsibilities at CIU are... Read More
By Abbey Le RoyCIU Student WriterOne of Columbia International University’s five core values is the Victorious Christian Life – “the dynamic of the Holy Spirit to make us like Christ in daily living... Read More
By Abbey Le RoyCIU Student WriterThe Hispanic world is no longer just receiving missionaries it is sending missionaries and giving to missions.That was the message at Impacto Global, a conference... Read More
A 1981 graduate of Columbia International University is returning to his roots in law enforcement - ministerinig to the needs of first responders.  Robert Michaels, who also used to be an announcer... Read More
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson raised eyebrows when he told his TV audience on “The 700 Club” on Sept. 14 that divorce is OK if a person’s spouse has Alzheimer’s disease.Pat Robertson’s views... Read More

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