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...

Katelyn Nichols (left) and Kylie Sutton display their Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
Columbia International University student Ezekiel Helmling, received an Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoe box in Liberia when he was six or seven years... Read More
Professor Scott Adams, dean of the College of Business & Professional Studies
The dean of the Columbia International University’s (CIU) School of Business & Professional Studies says prison inmates need to “think big and aim high” when they consider life after... Read More
Alumni of the Year Doug and Alleene Kracht (Photo by Seth Berry)
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Remembering the days when CIU was Columbia Bible College in downtown Columbia, to wandering on the current 400-acre campus shining with a new... Read More
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster meets with CIU students in the governor's conference room at the Statehouse.
By Bob Holmes
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster advised Columbia International University Business students to understand history, the Constitution and on how to be a leader.     
McMaster... Read More
Elijah Spaulding of the CIU Rams weaves his way through Gamecock traffic.
It’s a first. The Columbia International University Rams men’s basketball team traveled across town to Colonial Life Arena to take on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Despite only being a... Read More
CIU Baseball Coach Jonathan Johnson
By Bob Holmes
Are you making yourself available to God? And what’s your platform for making disciples and advancing His Kingdom?
Those were questions posed by Columbia International... Read More
Trunk or Treat with the CIU Rams
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Even though rain made an appearance, it didn’t stop the CIU athletics teams from greeting children with full smiles and in full costume.
The Rams... Read More
Sharon Wingo discusses Bible translation opportunities with CIU students. (Photos by Nathaniel Rabon)
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer 
CIU’s annual World Christian Week encouraged students to consider their role in making disciples of all nations, as they heard from Intercultural Studies... Read More
CIU alumnus Terrace Crawford hosts "The Game Show Challenge"
Columbia International University 2002 alumnus Terrace Crawford has landed a gig as a game show host!
It’s not exactly “The Price is Right” or “The Family Feud.” Nor is he in Hollywood or New... Read More
CIU ranks high in SC in new WalletHub survey
Working on college applications? When it comes to choosing a college or university in South Carolina, Columbia International University continues to rank among very best — and the safest.  
CIU... Read More
CIU Ram Jeff McIlwain, a senior, is introduced at Moore Madness.
By Ireland Kost
CIU Student Writer
Colorful lights flashed, energizing music blared, and school spirit soared as the CIU Rams captivated those gathered at "Moore Madness."
The Moore... Read More
Pastor Andrew Brunson speaks to CIU students.
By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk
Pastor Andrew Brunson, a 1985 graduate of Ben Lippen School, is concerned that the younger generation of American Christians is not ready for a coming persecution —... Read More