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...

Librarians Helping Patrons: 1st Place. CIU Fleece library staff member helping a
The G. Allen Fleece Library at Columbia International University is a winner in a photo contest sponsored by the South Carolina State Library. The "Day in the Life of South Carolina Libraries"... Read More
Kim Abbott and CIU President Bill Jones show off their arms.
Columbia International University's first Athletic Director Kim Abbott demonstrated proper pitching form - and she's not even on the job yet. Abbott was introduced to CIU students at a chapel service... Read More
Commencement speaker The Rev. Robert J. Morgan
Commencement exercises for Columbia International University (CIU) will take place on Saturday, May 15. Exercises for the CIU Undergraduate School will begin at 8:30 a.m. and exercises for the CIU... Read More
CIU alumna Laura Story with Alumni Ministries Director Roy King
By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student WriterChristian singer/songwriter Laura Story, a 2003 graduate of Columbia International University, was awarded the university's first-ever Recent Alumni... Read More
Dr. Stephen Farra (left) with CIU Vice President for Educational Affairs, Junias
Dr. Stephen Farra, the director of the Psychology Program at Columbia International University is the recipient of the 2009-2010 Excellence in Teaching Award for Columbia International University.... Read More
Gentlemen start your engines! CIU students Jon Shrack and Shelby Purvis get read
With deadlines for papers approaching and finals just a few weeks away, it was time for a break. Columbia International University students took advantage of a price break and got away for an evening... Read More
Alvin Bibbs
By Abbey Shoemaker

CIU Student WriterThe Rev. Alvin Bibbs, the executive director of multicultural church relations for the Willow Creek Association, was the featured chapel speaker for CIU's... Read More
Dr. Harvey Payne
Columbia International University President Dr. Bill Jones has announced a number of administrative appointments, and the addition of three new colleges within the university.The new College of... Read More
Dr. David Olshine (left) "counsels" Terrace Crawford at the 2010 Youth Ministry
Youth ministers have an important role. But keeping up with teenagers is not easy. That's why graduates of the Columbia International University Youth Ministries Program are invited to take a break... Read More
Dr. Warren Larson
What to do about Iran.A number of Christian leaders in the United States are concerned about what a nuclear armed Iran would mean for the security of the world. Sanctions against Iran are being... Read More
CIU President Bill Jones (left) greets a guest at Preview Days.
Great things are happening at Columbia International University, and the excitement is contagious.At CIU's Undergraduate Preview Days in March, a record 86 high school students came to the Columbia... Read More
CIU President Bill Jones (right) presents Tony Dungy with a CIU athletic jersey.
Super Bowl champion coach Tony Dungy challenged over 500 people gathered in CIU's Moore Fitness Center gym March 16 to consider if they may represent the older son in Jesus' Parable of the Prodigal... Read More

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