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  • 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...

Peter and Gracie Rosenberger address a CIU Chapel Nov. 18.
By Abbey ShoemakerCIU Student WriterPeter and Gracie Rosenberger used humor and song to communicate with CIU students what God has taught them about human suffering and His sovereignty. It was 27... Read More
Jessica Hodsdon
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
A 2007 graduate of Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions is the new manager of Clemson University's Musser Fruit Research Center. Jeff Hopkins, who grew up on a farm in... Read More
Lights will shine on the familiar relief sculpture of the Bible in a new glass-e
"Nothing you can imagine could surpass God's plan for you."The quote was on the desk of CIU Library Director Jo Ann Rhodes. It was dated Friday, May 7, 2010, the day before an intense fire caused... Read More
The founder of a worldwide ministry to amputees will be the guest speaker at the Columbia International University chapel this Thursday, Nov. 18. Gracie Rosenberger founded the ministry "Standing... Read More
Kelly Monroe Kullberg
By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student WriterI met Kelly Grecian at the entrance of Shortess Chapel. She was one of 25 or so college and campus ministers who had traveled from all over the Southeast to... Read More
CIU students and members of the community gathered in CIU's Pamplin Auditorium t
By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student WriterI got chills as I read Columbia International University's blog on the third Lausanne Conference on World Evangelization. CIU Chancellor George Murray wrote... Read More
Chili waiting to be sampled.
The annual CIU President's Bowl football games (formerly the North-South Games) is beginning to be upstaged by a new annual pregame activity - the Chili Cook-Off.This was the fourth annual Chili Cook... Read More
Sea worthy.
Playing off the Columbia International University mascot - the Cougar, CIU students used ingenuity and teamwork to do some unique boating on the CIU Lake in the first ever "Cougar Cruise." But this... Read More
Dr. John Harvey
By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student WriterCIU emphasized the Authority of Scripture - one of the school's five core values - with a week-long series of chapel messages delivered by selected faculty... Read More
Some of CIU ladies at "Pieces."
By Lenae Simpson

CIU Student WriterI was not in the mood to celebrate my femininity on a recent Tuesday night, but I had already agreed to go to "Pieces," Student Union's night of encouragement... Read More
Philip Yancey
Popular Christian author and Columbia International University alumnus Philip Yancey will be the speaker at CIU's December commencement exercises.Yancey is the author of 20 books that explore the... Read More

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