CIU News

  • Dr. Mike Langston (Photo by Kierston Smith)

    Chaplaincy professor honored with national award

    By Bob Holmes

    As Columbia International University Chaplaincy Professor Dr. Mike Langston sat in the back of the meeting room, he thought it was rather strange that no one gave him an itinerary of events for the annual meeting of The Military Chaplains...

  • Columbia International University Old Testment Professor Dr. Ben Noonan is taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible.

    Professor taking a deeper look at Egypt in the Bible

    By Bob Holmes

    A study leave that included a trip to Egypt has a Columbia International University professor considering a deeper look into the biblical importance of the ancient North African nation.

    Professor of Old Testament, Dr. Ben Noonan toured Egypt in early 2020 with...

  • CIU Prison Intitiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood chats with local pastors at a Prison Initiative luncheon.

    Sharing the success of the CIU Prison Initiative

    Local pastors listen to testimonies over lunch

    By Bob Holmes

    When Ryan Chitwood was a student in the CIU Prison Initiative, he ministered daily to fellow...

  • CIU alumnus and current CIU Ph.D. student Phil Thompson

    Doctoral student getting Google results for the gospel

    By Bob Holmes

    Columbia International University alumnus Phil Thompson calls it “spiritual warfare on the web.”

    Thompson manages digital strategy and development for The Gospel Coalition (TGC), including its new Essays Project that offers 250 topical...

  • CIU students Bethany Spriggs, Kayla Wolfe and Katelyn Nichols. Nichols is the CIU Faith and Freedom student chapter president.

    An exciting focus on faith and freedom

    Columbia International University students attending the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s 2020 conference learned from pastors, nonprofit leaders, and elected officials from all across the world on how to make a positive impact on legislation and lives.

    CIU Faith and Freedom Student Chapter President Katelyn Nichols says the event held near Atlanta this year offered many opportunities to...

  • Ken Blackwell speaks to CIU students in Shortess Chapel.

    Notable public servant named to CIU board

    Ken Blackwell, a nationally-known figure with an extensive career in public service has been named to the Columbia International University Board of Trustees.

    Blackwell has served as mayor of Cincinnati and Ohio treasurer and secretary of state. Additionally, he was undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human...

Dr. Bruce Shelley in 1987.
Dr. Bruce Shelley, a Columbia International University alumnus who went on to serve for 50 years as a professor at Denver Seminary, passed away on Feb. 20. He was 82 years old. Shelley graduated from... Read More
Aimee Elisabeth Powell
In January, Columbia International University mourned the loss of a 25-year-old alumna. Aimee Elisabeth Powell, class of 2007, died from injuries she suffered in a traffic accident in the Charotte, N... Read More
Construction crews pour concrete at 4 a.m.
It was Feb. 26, 4 a.m. The students of Columbia International University, even the ones who had stayed up late cramming for the next day's assignments, were fast asleep in the residence halls. But... Read More
Scene from "The Mousetrap" performed at Columbia International University
By Ireland KostCIU Student WriterThere’s a mystery to solve in Hoke Auditorium!Written by Agatha Christie, the CIU Thespians’ production of “The Mousetrap” sends chills through the audience with its... Read More
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’s the... 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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