CIU News

  • 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 Homes

    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...

  • CIU Rams pitcher Noah Moody played high school baseball at Ben Lippen, a ministry of CIU.
    Play Ball! Rams play first baseball series in school history

    Columbia International University Athletics made history the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 1 when the Rams baseball team took the field for the first time. The Rams dropped two out of three games to #16 Webber International University in Babson Park, Florida.

    CIU Head Coach Jonathan Johnson was pleased with the way his team played over the weekend.

    “Not easy starting the season...

Mondotrack surface at Ben Lippen School
They’re rolling out the Mondo Track. Literally.With months of ground preparation behind them, crews are rolling the Mondo surface on the track around the Ben Lippen School football field. It... Read More
CIU student Katie Mayberry
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
“Is this for real? You sure this is free?”
This was the response of a Monticello Road resident who received one of 266 bags of groceries from CIU’s... Read More

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