CIU News

  • Champions of Character: CIU Rams host "Hoops for Hope" for local children (Photo by Renee Laine)

    CIU Rams are Champions of Character

    For the third consecutive year Columbia International University Rams athletes are NAIA Champions of Character. Champions of Character earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. In addition, they earn points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and minimal to no ejections during competition...

  • Former CIU President Dr. George Murray (Word of Life)

    Former CIU president boldly addresses hot topics on podcasts

    Former Columbia International University President Dr. George Murray tackles a couple of hot topics in two “Learn the Word” podcasts produced by Word of Life. Murray was a recent speaker on the campus of the ministry in Schroon Lake, New York and took time out for the podcast interviews.  

    In the first podcast, Murray addresses the question,...

  • CIU Ph.D. student Doug Gilmer with Homeland Security Investigations in Alabama

    Ph.D. student plays key role at Homeland Security

    Doug Gilmer says he watched a lot of the TV police show Starsky and Hutch when he was growing up, and knew from an early age he wanted to be in law enforcement. His dream came true. Today he holds the important position of assistant special agent in charge for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Alabama, focusing on the issue of human trafficking in the United States. He is also...

  • Mental Health: What we can learn from Simone Biles’ Olympic decision

    The decision by United States gymnast Simone Biles to pull out of Olympic competition has prompted comments and analysis around the world. Among those with some thoughts are Columbia International University...

  • A CIU Business & Leadership Academy student reviews her business plan. (Photos by Ally Thumpston)

    Thinking like an entrepreneur at the Business and Leadership Academy

    By Bob Holmes

    How to make fueling semi-trucks with used cooking oil not only an environmentally-friendly business idea, but also a profitable one had high school students Jacob Spangler and Peyton Oswald doing some extensive research.

    The two were teamed up in a “Shark Tank” activity at the first Business & Leadership Academy hosted by the CIU School of...

  • Hoop for Hope in CIU's Moore Fitness Center.

    Rams basketball offering “Hoop for Hope” to youngsters

    By Bob Holmes

    Jalen Brinson is more than a Columbia International University Rams basketball player. During the annual Hoop for Hope CIU Basketball Camp, Brinson called himself “a big brother” and “good friend” to the young...

CIU Athletic Director Kim Abbott
Former University of South Carolina Women's Golf Coach and Assistant Athletic Director Kim Abbott has been named the first athletic director at Columbia International University (CIU). The... Read More
Katie Venugopal
A 2007 graduate of Columbia International University has received first place honors in an art exhibit at the University of South Carolina. Katie Venugopal, who earned a Bachelor's Degree in... Read More
Dr. David Garrison
There are 1.3 billion people in the world who have never heard the gospel. God calls all believers to go and make disciples, baptizing them in His name (Matthew 28:19-20), but reaching so many seems... Read More
Dr. Bruce Shelley in 1987.
Dr. Bruce Shelley, a Columbia International University alumnus who went on to serve for 50 years as a professor at Denver Seminary, passed away on Feb. 20. He was 82 years old. Shelley graduated from... Read More
Construction crews pour concrete at 4 a.m.
It was Feb. 26, 4 a.m. The students of Columbia International University, even the ones who had stayed up late cramming for the next day's assignments, were fast asleep in the residence halls. But... Read More
Aimee Elisabeth Powell
In January, Columbia International University mourned the loss of a 25-year-old alumna. Aimee Elisabeth Powell, class of 2007, died from injuries she suffered in a traffic accident in the Charotte, N... Read More
Mondotrack surface at Ben Lippen School
They’re rolling out the Mondo Track. Literally.With months of ground preparation behind them, crews are rolling the Mondo surface on the track around the Ben Lippen School football field. It’s the... Read More
CIU student Katie Mayberry
By Naomi Balk
CIU Student Writer
“Is this for real? You sure this is free?”
This was the response of a Monticello Road resident who received one of 266 bags of groceries from CIU’s... Read More
Scene from "The Mousetrap" performed at Columbia International University
By Ireland KostCIU Student WriterThere’s a mystery to solve in Hoke Auditorium!Written by Agatha Christie, the CIU Thespians’ production of “The Mousetrap” sends chills through the audience with its... Read More