CIU News

  • Columbia International Univesity Counseling Professor Dr. Seth Scott

    Dr. Seth Scott: The Bible and our Heart

    Columbia International University Counseling Professor Dr. Seth Scott writes that in our culture today, we tend to think of the heart as the home of our emotions, sending chalky-tasting heart-shaped candies to one another to express our...

  • CIU student Darren Scott reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas" in his Irish brogue.

    Christmas Comes Early to CIU

    By Joshua Ford and Bob Holmes

    “Twas the week before Thanksgiving, and all through the campus,

    The CIU students were all stirring, celebrating Christmas too early.”  

    Despite Christmas being over a month away, CIU students celebrated Christmas in mid-November. They would soon be leaving campus for Thanksgiving break, and finishing the...

  • A note to recipients offers a variety of community service by contacting serve@ciu.edu. (Photos by Johnathan Rabon

    CIU blesses community with 40,000 pounds of potatoes

    By Bob Holmes

    Abby Carlson says she loves serving people. The sophomore Teacher Education major was among a large segment of the Columbia International University student body who bagged 40,000 pounds of potatoes during a community service day at CIU.

    Carlson and her...

  • Dr. Mark Smith, president of Columbia International University

    New book by CIU president details life-changing car wreck

    Wham!

    The other driver suddenly veered across the center line and rammed into his car at a high rate of speed. He survived, but barely. Every day since that 1996 crash, debilitating pain has been his constant, uninvited companion.

    But pain is only part of Dr. Mark Smith’s story.

    How did Mark and his wife...

  • Aynsley Vivian as Emma (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon, CIU Student Photographer)

    A “crazy” and “fun” experience as Thespians perform “Emma”

    By Alex Brickey

    CIU Student Writer

    Hot gossip, misunderstandings, deceit, and matchmaking shined on stage in the CIU Thespian’s presentation of the beloved Jane Austen novel, “Emma,” in Hoke auditorium.

    This play is astounding in and of itself, not to mention the fact that this year has been one of the hardest years to pull off a live...

  • CIU New Testament Professor Dr. Mike Naylor

    Responses to Justice: OT and NT Perspectives

    By Joshua Ford

    CIU Student Writer

    For Old Testament Professor Dr. John Crutchfield and New Testament Professor Dr. Michael Naylor, finding the material to present the Bible’s...

Robert “Bob” Carl Kallgren, 69, died at home May 21, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.   
The funeral will be held (Monday May 23 at 7:00 pm) in Shortess Chapel on the campus of Columbia... Read More
You’ve seen the billboards:  Judgment Day, May 21, 2011.  The prediction was made by Harold Camping, the founder of Family Radio based in Oakland, Calif.  His listeners spread out across the world to... Read More
Will Schafer, the president of Master Automotive in Augusta, Ga. and Aiken, S.C. was elected to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees at its May 6 meeting in Columbia. 
Master... Read More
Columbia International University is “A God Place.”  That’s the title of the cover story of the May issue of “Reach Out Columbia” magazine.  The monthly publication is available to subscribers in the... Read More
A lot of people hike the Appalachian Trail.  Few do it at age 58.  But Charles Anderson’s journey of five-million steps was more than a nature walk.  This was also about telling fellow hikers, most... Read More
Dr. Bryan Beyer has been named the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Columbia International University, effective May 16. 
Beyer also serves as the Biblical Languages program... Read More
Dr. Jerry Rankin has been named the new director of The Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University effective May 6.  Rankin recently retired after 40 years of service with... Read More
Columbia International University alumna and Christian recording artist Laura Story acknowledged her alma mater during a concert in Houston on Good Friday.  Story also made an appearance at a CIU... Read More
The King James Bible turns 400 years old this year.  What is its significance?  For an answer, The Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga. turned to pastors and scholars, including Dr. William Larkin,... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson is the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, and for 23 years was a missionary to Pakistan.  He shares his thoughts on the death of... Read More
Jerry Rankin, the president emeritus of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention will deliver the commencement addresses at Columbia International University (CIU) on... Read More
A 1939 alumna of Columbia International University continues to write at age 95.  Catherine Walker’s new book is “Bible Workbook Vol. 2 New Testament.”  It’s a companion to Walker’s “Bible Workbook... Read More

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