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...

Two longtime members of the Columbia International University family were recognized for their commitment to the ministry of CIU. 
Professor Dr. David Osterlund and Marketing Production Manager Bob... Read More
The CIU Players will perform the Tim Kelly comedy, “The Butler Did It,” this weekend in Hoke Auditorium on the Columbia International University campus.  It’s directed by CIU Student, Stephanie... Read More
Christian schooling is growing in South Korea.  That phenomenon brought a TV production crew from South Korea to the campus of Columbia International University and Ben Lippen School in February to... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at CIU's Seminary & School of Missions, is the recipient of the "Distinguished Alumni of the year Award" at his alma mater... Read More
By Abbey ShoemakerCIU Student WriterA Columbia International University alumna, whose career with the F.B.I. was the inspiration for an action TV series, addressed the CIU student body and students... Read More
By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University’s April Undergraduate Preview Day was Doug Wear’s first time back at CIU in 20 years.  Wear graduated from CIU in 1987 and now... Read More
By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer
The book “Love Wins” is causing a stir in the evangelical community.  It’s written by The Rev. Rob Bell, the founding pastor of Mars Hill, a rapidly growing mega... Read More
The director of Columbia International University’s Communication program is one of 20 professors from South Carolina’s private colleges to be honored with an Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Dan... Read More
Dr. Bill Larkin was used to borrowing a colleague’s desk lamp on the days he taught his New Testament class in Pamplin Auditorium.  But when that colleague took time off for a medical procedure,... Read More
The legacy of a young, Columbia International University alumna, who died in a traffic accident last year, is being honored by the students who were touched by her short life. 
Aimee Powell was... Read More
NFL Super Bowl Coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs says life is like a game – the biggest game of all – and you want to be on the winning side.That was Gibbs’ message to nearly 500 people at a... Read More
By Abbey Shoemaker,
CIU Student Writer
Calling it “a celebration of God’s goodness,” the Columbia International University family came together to glorify God for all He has done on behalf of the... Read More

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