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...

By Abbey Le RoyCIU Student Writer  A diverse group of mostly 800 teenage girls, gathered on the campus of Columbia International University for “Worthy” – a one-day conference focused on how to... Read More
On the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America, The Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University is calling on churches across the United States to pray for the... Read More
By Abbey Le RoyCIU Student Writer Young women are bombarded with deceptive messages that can leave them believing their self-worth is defined by a perfect body, name-brand clothes, cool friends, and... Read More
A 1954 graduate of Columbia International University is the focus of a lifestyle news story in The Suffolk News Herald of Suffolk, Va. Jeanne Banks is featured for being “a giver, a provider, someone... Read More
Columbia International University and Crossover Communications International are sponsoring “Impacto Global,” a conference to mobilize the Hispanic community in the United States to effectively reach... Read More
A 1999 graduate of Columbia International University is using the sport of wrestling to teach character and present biblical values. Scott Szalwinski has founded Mats 2 Men in Lexington, S.C.  The... Read More
The third cohort of the Columbia International University Prison Initiative graduated on Aug. 26.  The commencement speaker was a key figure in the development of the Initiative - former South... Read More
Columbia International University upperclassmen are returning to Columbia for a new semester, and for many of them, a residence hall that doesn’t quite look like it did when they left in May. ... Read More
Dr. Bryan Beyer has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University (CIU). Beyer has been a professor at CIU since 1985, and served as undergraduate dean from... Read More
In these days of the Wii, Game Boy and other high tech entertainment, a Columbia International University alumnus has discovered creating new board games is a hit in Germany.  Jeff Allers, a 1999... Read More
An editorial column in The State newspaper in Columbia featured perhaps one of Columbia International University’s most influential alumni in the world of sports.  Adrian Despres, a 1992 graduate of... Read More
Some came in hatchbacks stuffed to the roof.  Some came with U-Hauls in tow.  Some came in a taxi from the airport.  But all have one thing in common.  Their first year at Columbia International... Read More

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