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...

By Lenae Simpson,
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University hosted 51 prospective students – the school’s largest-ever Seminary and Graduate School Preview Day – on March 25.       
Guests... Read More
Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions has won approval from its accrediting agency for a strategic initiative.     
The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) has... Read More
The Columbia International University mascot was unveiled to the student body during a Chapel service on March 24, as CIU prepares to play intercollegiate athletics beginning with the fall 2012... Read More
The Distance Education and Media Development (DEMD) department of Columbia International University is the winner of two national awards for innovative online learning. The Course-of-the-Year Awards... Read More
Mrs. Robin Temples, MA, LMFT(S), director of Lexington Baptist Counseling Center, will lead a one-day workshop on PREPARE/ENRICH on the campus of Columbia International University on Thursday, March... Read More
By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer
“God’s Plan, Your Part” was the theme of this year’s World Christian Week, an annual conference emphasizing CIU’s core value of World Evangelization.  Chancellor... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson, the director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies at Columbia International University, is a former missionary to Pakistan. Often sought out for his expertise in the area of... Read More
A Columbia International University alumnus is a finalist for South Carolina Teacher of the Year.  D. Craig Andrysczyk (pronounced: an-DRY-sack) graduated from CIU's Undergraduate School in 1990. ... Read More
Columbia International University students have set up a prayer tent on campus and are praying for the nations of the world nearly non-stop this week.  The “Prayer for the Nations” is part of the... Read More
By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student Writer
Enrolling at Columbia International University comes with a warning.
“The classes are transformational.  Do not come to CIU if you want to stay the... Read More
A South Korean television production company conducted nine interviews during a full day of video shooting on the campus of Columbia International University as part of a documentary on Christian... Read More
Being a teenage girl can be tough in this day and age.  That’s why Columbia International University is a sponsor of “Girls of Grace.”   It’s a one-day event for girls ages 12-17 that focuses on... Read More

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