CIU News

  • Gina Dickerson lends a hand at Temple Zion Baptist Church.

    Putting feet to Prayer Day with community service

    A Columbia International University Prayer Day ended with community service. The day was planned and hosted by the African American Student Association, and the food distribution coordinated by Temple Zion Baptist Church, just a mile from the CIU campus. The church is pastored by...

  • Price Alexander readies for the dodgeball attack.

    A Feud, Food, and a lot of Fun!

    Students compete in the 2021 Shofar Cup

    By Alex Brickey and Josh Ford

    CIU Student Writers

    Students bustled about Hoke Auditorium as they grabbed coffee, tea, and other snacks in preparation for Columbia International University’s first Shofar Cup event, the Coffee House.

    Residents of the CIU Houses, Sapientia, Aequitas,...

  • CIU alumnus Dr. Paul Copan speaks in CIU Chapel (Photos by Renee Laine, CIU student photographer)

    Well-Known Christian apologist Paul Copan returns to his alma mater

    By Alex Brickey

    CIU Student Writer

    Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Paul Copan, a well-known theologian, philosopher, and apologist, tackled a couple of timely, contemporary topics in a one-day visit to his alma mater.

    Copan, who graduated from CIU in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in...

  • The agony of defeat for Kaleb Howell during a round of Kahoot! (Photos by Renee Laine, CIU student photographer)

    Great campus fun on Kahoot.it night

    By Joshua Ford

    CIU Student Writer

    Despite heavy rain and wind, dozens of students braved their way into Hoke Auditorium on a cold night to play a classic game that every student has played since 2012: Kahoot!

    The class of 2022 presented a “Kahoot.it” night with six rounds and prizes for the top spot in each category: History, Disney, Sports,...

  • Laura Story

    Catching up with CIU Alumna Laura Story

    She reflects on her time at CIU, inspiration for "Blessings" and life during the pandemic

    Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter Laura Story is a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University. She won the Grammy in 2012 for her song “Blessings.”

    These days Story is the worship leader at Perimeter...

  • The excitement of Esports and Men’s Volleyball Begins this Fall at CIU

    Two sports are being added this fall to the growing Columbia International University athletics program, including the increasingly popular Esports.

    Esports is one of the fastest-growing intercollegiate sports in the country. The Rams will compete in the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE). The association has over 170 member schools...

Dr. Ed Smither with CIU students
A new book by the dean of CIU’s College of Intercultural Studies is being hailed as one of the best recently published books on the history of missions.
Outreach magazine is the latest... Read More
CIU alumnus, Pastor Tom Mason
Columbia International University alumnus Tom Mason is excited to serve as pastor of First Evangelical Free Church in Boone, Iowa. It is the historic nature of the church that he loves. It has been... Read More
John Hunter James vaults to championship.
Columbia International University freshman John Hunter James of Irmo, South Carolina is the NAIA National Champion in men’s pole vaulting with a CIU record of 5.20m (17.06 feet). James, a Dutch Fork... Read More
Dr. Ben Noonan, CIU professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
A new book by Columbia International University Professor Dr. Benjamin J. Noonan offers new insights into the study of biblical Hebrew and Aramaic.
Noonan is an associate professor of Old Testament... Read More
Nick Smith relieves some midterm stress at the "Flour Wars."
By Ireland E. K. McNeill

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It's like a snowball fight, but with a rainbow. On the CIU intramural field, explosions of color soared through the air, as upper-level students and... Read More
All smiles at the House Cook Off, a part of the Shorfar Cup competition.
By Naomi Balk, CIU Student Writer
CIU students rallied for the fourth annual Shofar Cup, a week of nightly events where the six houses, Fidelitas, Dignitas and Veritas for the women and Virtus,... Read More
Authority of Scripture discussion: CIU Professors (l-r) Dr. Ed Smither, Dr. Markus Klausli and Dr. Michael Naylor. (Photos by Johnathan Rabon)
By Ireland E. K. McNeill
Columbia International University’s Authority of Scripture Week celebrates a CIU core value, and offers students the opportunity to learn about the Bible’s background... Read More
The Rams celebrate their extra-inning win! (Photos by Kierston Smith)
Exciting finish! First home baseball game in school history is a win
By Bob Holmes and Naomi Balk
It took 10 innings, but the first home baseball game in school history was an exciting 7-6 Rams'... Read More
Dr. Charles Ware
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
CIU celebrated Black History Month with Dr. Charles Ware, executive director of Grace Relations at the College of Biblical Studies in Indianapolis. In a... Read More
Peter Spencer in CIU's Shortess Chapel in 2013
Jamaican Peter Spencer was first CIU student of African descent
By Bob Holmes
When Peter Spencer enrolled at Columbia Bible College (CBC) in 1963, he made history. Spencer was black. His... Read More
The scene soon after the 11 cars derailed along the Broad River at the edge of campus.
The Columbia International University campus is safe following the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train at the edge of campus along the Broad River.
Local media report that on Friday Feb. 7, a... Read More
Nandry Conrod and Brycen Holdman in competition.
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
President Dr. Mark Smith made the ceremonial first pull of CIU’s Intermural Ultimate Frisbee season on a sunny afternoon in early February. Dr. Bryan Beyer... Read More

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