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...

Not every Columbia International University Chapel begins with 60 dozen doughnuts.  But the Chapel speaker on March 1 brought his work with him.  Students lined up to get a doughnut before heading in... Read More
By Tim CaielloCIU Student WriterColumbia International University not only trains future leaders, but also equips current leaders.That’s why the Youth Ministry, Family & Culture Department at CIU... Read More
Today’s economic climate is making it difficult for businesses to stay focused on their mission while at the same handling the daily challenges. That’s why Columbia International University is... Read More
A Columbia International University Professor of Muslim Studies is advising a group hoping to revive the churches in East Africa.  Church leaders there are concerned about a growing threat of Islam... Read More
A former Columbia International University dean is still going strong at age 95. Peter Letchford has a long resume that includes missionary to Africa, church pastor, and dean of the Graduate School... Read More
The mayor of South Carolina’s capital city encouraged the student-inmates in the CIU Prison Initiative to share “the love of Jesus Christ,” which is “an awesome responsibility and opportunity.” ... Read More
“He may be one of the best preachers you’ll ever hear.” That’s what University of South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier says about Adrian Despres, the guest chaplain of Spurrier’s Gamecocks football... Read More
Christian singer/songwriter Laura Story, a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University, earned a Grammy for her song “Blessings,” which she wrote and recorded.  Story received the award in the... Read More
The First Annual Discover CIU 5K & Fun Run brought together students, faculty, and staff from Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School, as well as members of the community.  The... Read More
For the first time in 89 years, a high school athlete has committed to play a sport at Columbia International University.  Soccer stand out Daniel Mallard of Greensboro, N.C. becomes the first... Read More
Every four years, South Carolina makes national headlines as it hosts the First in the South, Republican Presidential Primary.  News reporters from around the world converge on The Palmetto State to... Read More
Construction of Phase II of Pine View Apartments at Columbia International University is underway.  Workers and heavy equipment are now on site leveling the ground for approximately 100 more... Read More