CIU News

  • The Rams celebrate their extra-inning win! (Photos by Kierston Smith)
    Exciting Finish! CIU Rams win first home baseball game in school history

    Exciting finish! First home baseball game in school history is a win

    By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk

    It took 10 innings, but the first home baseball game in school history was an exciting 7-6 Rams' victory over the USC Salkehatchie Indians. The Rams trailed 6-5 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth when...

  • Dr. Charles Ware
    Black History Week: A New Perspective on “Grace Relations"

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    CIU celebrated Black History Month with Dr. Charles Ware, executive director of Grace Relations at the College of Biblical Studies in Indianapolis. In a week of Chapel messages, Ware challenged students to allow “grace relations,” not just race relations...

  • Peter Spencer in CIU's Shortess Chapel in 2013
    Important figure in CIU history now with the Lord

    Jamaican Peter Spencer was first CIU student of African descent

    By Bob Holmes

    When Peter Spencer enrolled at Columbia Bible College (CBC) in 1963, he made history. Spencer was black. His admission to CBC, now Columbia International University, made CIU the first institution of higher education in South Carolina to admit a black student voluntarily....

  • The scene soon after the 11 cars derailed along the Broad River at the edge of campus.
    CIU campus safe following train derailment

    The Columbia International University campus is safe following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train at the edge of campus along the Broad River.

    Local media report that on Friday Feb. 7, a train struck a tree on the tracks causing three engines and eight other cars to derail. There were no injuries to the crew, and there is no danger to the campus as repair crews worked into...

  • Nandry Conrod and Brycen Holdman in competition.
    Ultimate Frisbee = Ultimate Fun and Community at CIU

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    President Dr. Mark Smith made the ceremonial first pull of CIU’s Intermural Ultimate Frisbee season on a sunny afternoon in early February. Dr. Bryan Beyer, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences blew the shofar, and friends and staff gathered to cheer on the two...

  • Will Huff (right) and Student Body President Andrew McNeil react to Super Bowl.
    A Super Bowl Celebration: Food, Fellowship and Football

    By Naomi Balk

    CIU Student Writer

    Like millions across the nation, CIU students gathered around a plate of chicken wings to watch the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

    Student Body President Andrew McNeil said he is grateful for CIU President Dr. Mark Smith and The...

Joyce Hoffman
If an award were given out at the 2010 Columbia International University commencement for longest travel distance for a commuter student, Joyce Hoffman would have probably won. Hoffman, 69, who... Read More
Taking away the "surviving books" to be deodorized.
Boxes. Stacks and stacks of boxes. Inside of each carefully-labeled box carted out of the smoke-scented G. Allen Fleece Library are survivors. They are the books that didn't burn in the May 8 fire... Read More
The G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University was heavily damaged by an intense early morning fire May 8. The Columbia Fire Department was called to the scene about 6 a.m. after a... Read More
If a child in the womb could sing a song to mother what would it sound like? Columbia International University alumnus Bob Bernhardt of Green Bay, Wis. got to wondering that when his wife was... Read More
Bill Supplee leads the choir and student body.
Between 1949 and 1989, G. William "Bill" Supplee exalted the Lord at Columbia International University by directing the Ambassador Choir and teaching music. Because of his devotion to CIU many... Read More
Librarians Helping Patrons: 1st Place. CIU Fleece library staff member helping a
The G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University is a winner in a photo contest sponsored by the South Carolina State Library. The "Day in the Life of South Carolina Libraries"... Read More
Kim Abbott and CIU President Bill Jones show off their arms.
Columbia International University's first Athletic Director Kim Abbott demonstrated proper pitching form - and she's not even on the job yet. Abbott was introduced to CIU students at a chapel service... Read More
Commencement speaker The Rev. Robert J. Morgan
Commencement exercises for Columbia International University (CIU) will take place on Saturday, May 15. Exercises for the CIU Undergraduate School will begin at 8:30 a.m. and exercises for the CIU... Read More
CIU alumna Laura Story with Alumni Ministries Director Roy King
By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student WriterChristian singer/songwriter Laura Story, a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University, was awarded the university's first-ever Recent Alumni... Read More
Dr. Stephen Farra (left) with CIU Vice President for Educational Affairs, Junias
Dr. Stephen Farra, the director of the Psychology Program at Columbia International University is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Excellence in Teaching Award for Columbia International University.... Read More
Gentlemen start your engines! CIU students Jon Shrack and Shelby Purvis get read
With deadlines for papers approaching and finals just a few weeks away, it was time for a break. Columbia International University students took advantage of a price break and got away for an evening... Read More
Dr. Harvey Payne
Columbia International University President Dr. Bill Jones has announced a number of administrative appointments, and the addition of three new colleges within the university.The new College of... Read More

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