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...

About two dozen alumni of the Youth Ministries program at Columbia International University returned to their alma mater for the third annual CIU Youth Worker Retreat Feb. 7-9.  The time of renewal,... Read More
By Abbey Shoemaker
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University commemorated Black History Month with a week of chapels that focused on “healing the racial divide,” and featured pastors from... Read More
Dr. James E. Lanpher
Dr. James E. Lanpher is the new provost at Columbia International University. Lanpher comes to CIU from Trinity College of Florida where he has served as vice president for academic affairs since... Read More
Columbia International University 1988 Alumnus of the Year, The Rev. P. T. Chandapilla went to be with the Lord on Dec. 7 after a long illness. He was 84 years old.Chandapilla, a 1955 graduate of CIU... Read More
Philip Yancey
Best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey and Lexington, S.C. businesswoman Elizabeth Rickard Sessions received The Doctor of Humane Letters at the December commencement exercises of Columbia... Read More
Laura Paisley
A high school senior from Ohio whose professional goal is to teach English as a second language overseas is the winner of the 2010 R.C. McQuilkin Scholarship at Columbia International University.... Read More
Columbia International University has received reaffirmation of its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The SACS decision came during the SACS Annual Meeting... Read More
CIU President Dr. Bill Jones
Columbia International University President, Dr. William H. (Bill) Jones will join the board of directors of the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. Coca-Cola Bottling Co.... Read More
Virginia Bendetti
She was quite possibly the oldest living person to graduate from Columbia International University. Virginia White Bendetti, a 1930 graduate of CIU, passed away on Nov. 28 in California. She was 99... Read More
CIU freshman Jessie Mae Hodsdon at a book signing in Bangor, Maine.
Things for a college student to do over Thanksgiving break: Eat turkey, hug grandma, catch up on sleep, and oh yes - hold a book signing.Jessie Mae Hodsdon, an 18-year-old CIU freshman, is studying... Read More


Are you truly thankful this holiday season - or for that matter, any time of year? In the November edition of "Christianity Today" magazine online, Columbia International University... Read More
A new alignment of the Undergraduate School, Graduate School and Seminary & School of Missions at Columbia International University will give students an advantage as they seek to further their... Read More

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