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...

Dr. Anita Cooper, the director of the Bible Teaching program at Columbia International University is the CIU recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award presented by South Carolina Independent... Read More
Grace and the Christian’s Responsibility in Sanctification.  Sounds pretty deep.  Deep, but nonetheless a topic of important discussion for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) at their General... Read More
Major General Doug Carver understands the admonition of 1 Peter 3:15. but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for... Read More
Over 175 high school students were challenged to be leaders of their generation during a two-day conference held on the Columbia International University campus in March.Student Leadership University... Read More
While Columbia International University students relaxed on spring break, Over 200 home school students took advantage of empty CIU classrooms for a debate tournament sponsored by The National... Read More
The old song says, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."  At Columbia International University, we're unpaving the parking lot and putting up ... well, OK, it's not paradise. But as the CIU... Read More
Thoughts from CIU Sophomore Jacob GivenWorld Christian Week is a big event here on the CIU campus. Every year, a week is devoted to hearing what God is doing among the nations. Various missionaries... Read More
A Columbia International University alumnus is offering financial advice to a company focused on stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector.    Art Carter, who graduated... Read More
As a Columbia International University student, Ashley Chandler was known by her friends as the intellectual in the group.  They knew her as a deep thinker.  Chandler, who graduated from CIU in 2003... Read More
Christian school educators from around the United States joined The Lowrie Center for Christian School Education at Columbia International University and the Association of Christian Schools... Read More
At about 5:30 a.m. March 3, 2012, students at Columbia International University heard a roar.  It turned out to be a tornado that hit the Denny Terrace neighborhood just south of the CIU campus.  The... Read More
A Columbia-area businessman and church elder is the newest member of the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.  Marion Hill Davis of Chapin was elected to the board at its February... Read More