CIU News

Ed Smither, Victor Cuartas, David Cashin
CIU has first graduate of new programBy Bob Holmes Why are Hispanics in the United States turning to Islam? That question was at the center of the doctoral dissertation by the first graduate of... Read More
A major step toward improving the gateway to Columbia International University came with the demolition of a former club that the sheriff had considered a “nuisance.”
The restaurant and... Read More
By Naomi BalkCIU Student WriterColumbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith welcomed the student body back this semester with the challenge to be leaders. “God’s calling you... Read More
CIU Rams on the new Mondotrack.
$1 Million Olympic-Style track now completeColumbia International University Track & Field Coach Jud Brooker says it’s “very exciting to see all the hard work come to fruition.”... Read More
Jeff McIlwain
Jeff McIlwain’s contributions to a 3-0 week in CIU’s men’s basketball AAC conference play earned him National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) Athlete of the Week... Read More
Work on the Monticello Road Corridor.
CIU committed to community enhancement and safety
Just a few months after Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith saw the potential for a revitalized Monticello Road corridor,... Read More
As a band played stirring patriot music at the inauguration of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, an announcer called out the name of individuals or groups invited to the event, including the... Read More
Dr. John Maxwell
Following his sold-out 2018 appearance, Dr. John Maxwell returns to Columbia International University on March 5 for his second Leadership Forum in the Midlands of South Carolina.
Maxwell is one... Read More
The de Oliveira family.
By Bob HolmesFor two years, Jairo de Oliveira and his wife Vania took most of their classes together at CIU as they both worked on a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (... Read More
Justin Belk being congratulated by CIU President Dr. Mark Smith.
Columbia International University celebrated commencements on both sides of the Broad River on Dec. 14.
The first was on the main campus of CIU in the morning. Then in the afternoon, directly... Read More
CIU Prison Initiative alumnus Ryan Chitwood
The Columbia International University Prison Initiative has graduated its tenth cohort of student-inmates from the program that began in 2007. Since its inception, 157 men and women have graduated... Read More
Columbia International University is leading the way in North America with a new and unique Ph.D. being offered in Columbia Biblical Seminary (CBS).Beginning in fall 2019, CBS will be the first... Read More