CIU News

CIU Counseling Professor Seth Scott
Do you feel like you are living in a world that is constantly on edge? With COVID-19 and racial tensions around us, how do followers of Christ recalibrate in the midst of the strain?

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Executive Director and CIU alumnus Rob Settle (right), prays with board member Henry Hennagan (left) and volunteer David Coleman at Providence Home. (Photo provided)
By Bob Holmes

There are probably few ministries in the Columbia area that have felt the positive, powerful impact of Columbia International University more than Providence Home, a... Read More
A water slide in The Quad was refreshing with temperatures in the 90s.
By Alexander D. Brickey

CIU Student Writer

The Columbia International University Class of 2024 has begun to settled into their fall semester classes, but not before a Welcome Weekend of activities... Read More
CIU alumnus Joe Bradford (right), co-owner of Fiasco, displays a COVID-19 shield. (Photo: Fiasco)
CIU alumnus Joe Bradford of New Zealand is drawing media attention in his home country for his business pivot when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The business, Fiasco, lost 90 % of its usual business of... Read More
CIU mascot Rambo pitched in to help freshmen get settled in. (Photo by Kierston Smith)
By Alexander D. Brickey

CIU Student Writer

While the sky started out gloomy, the attitude around the CIU campus was bright. It was move-in day for the Class of 2024.

Upbeat music played as the... Read More
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin addresses CIU faculty and staff
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin advised Columbia International University faculty and staff that now is a good time to listen and learn.

Benjamin offered the guidance ahead of the 2020-2021... Read More
Bishop Henry Davenport earned a Doctor of Ministry degree.
By Bob Holmes

Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith told the Class of 2020 that when the decision was made to postpone the spring commencement in May, he “sat in his... Read More
CIU alumna Anne Lord Bailey in Fiji
A Columbia International University graduate took on the rugged terrain of Fiji and survived to talk about it. But she can’t tell you if she won a lot of money doing it. Anne Lord Bailey, a 2006... Read More
hancellor Dr. Bill Jones (left) and Crossover Global President Ken Katayama
For decades, Columbia International University Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones has been serving alongside and training young leaders in planting multiplying churches among the unreached.

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CIU Student Body President Christina Brown wears her mask to set an example for others.
When Columbia International University Student Body President Christina Brown logged in to a Zoom meeting with other South Carolina student body presidents, it didn’t surprise her that the topic soon... Read More
Dr. Ed Smither, dean of the CIU College of Intercultural Studies
By Bob Holmes

The dean of the CIU School of Intercultural Studies calls his three-year term as president of the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) “a great experience.”

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CIU Education Professors Drs. Lynn Hoestra, Milt Uecker, and Michelle Clevenger
Two CIU Education professors offer their expertise in two new books in the series, “Distinctively Christian: A Christ-centered Approach to Early Childhood Education” edited by CIU Professor Emeritus... Read More