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...

Pine View Apartments
By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student WriterIn a celebration of God's guidance and provision, members of the Columbia International University family gathered to dedicate the school's new Pine View... Read More
The famous father of a 1977 Columbia International University graduate discouraged his daughter from attending CIU. Ironically, the father would later in life become a CIU graduate himself, be named... Read More
Rita Hayworth - She maintains her innocence in the murder of Jerry Oilman.
Below is a first-hand account of Columbia International University's 2011 Senior Class Murder Mystery Party - an annual event planned by the students. This year each student played the role of a... Read More
CIU Chancellor George Murray will be in South Africa for Lausanne.
Two Columbia International University educators will be among the 4,000 evangelical leaders from more than 200 countries participating in a major conference on world evangelization this month in Cape... Read More
Dr. David Olshine
Dr. David Olshine, the director of the Youth Ministry program at Columbia International University will be a featured speaker at the National Youth Workers Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 19-22... Read More
Taking the CIU Tour.
By Lenae Simpson
CIU Student WriterPreview Days at Columbia International University provide an opportunity for prospective students to experience a bit of CIU culture. Students and parents can... Read More
Robertson McQuilkin (center) is honored by Marv Newell of CrossGlobal Link (left
CIU President Emeritus Robertson McQuilkin Honored

By Bob HolmesOne of the nation's largest evangelical mission organizations has honored Columbia International University's president... Read More
Cash and Anne Goldbold receive a resolution honoring them from CIU President Bil
Two couples who served for decades in remote areas at "the ends of the earth" are the 2010 Alumni of the Year at Columbia International University.Cash ('57) and Ann ('58) Godbold lived for over 30... Read More
World Christian Week speaker Robert J. Morgan
By Abbey Shoemaker, CIU student writerBest-selling author, pastor, and Columbia International University graduate Robert J. Morgan was the keynote speaker during the 2010 Christian Life Conference at... Read More
Robertson and Muriel McQuilkin
It's a story that never ends. In 1990, after 22 years as president of Columbia International University, then known as Columbia Bible College, Robertson McQuilkin announced that he would resign to... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson
The anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States has brought about a lot of discussion on the relationship between Christians and Muslims. The director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies... Read More
View from the entrance. View from the entrance.
"As long as there's a reference section, I think most of us are just peachy."That's what a student told Columbia International University Library Director Joanne Rhodes after touring the new... Read More

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