News Briefs Oct. 21

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FLAG FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS 

Playoffs for flag football will take place on two different dates. There will be four games on Oct. 29, to narrow the playing field to four teams per gender league and two games on Nov. 1 to narrow it down to the top two teams in each league. These four teams will face-off in the Fortuna Bowl on Nov. 4.

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN CONCERT 

Steven Curtis Chapman is making a stop on his Songs and Stories tour in San Bernardino. On Nov. 3rd, Chapman will be at the California Theater of Performing Arts. The concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets can be found on ticketmaster.com , ranging from $76 to $376.

The Songs and Stories tour will be unique in that Curtis will tell stories about what inspired him to write his songs. The different format will be stories and music with two other artists, Andrew Peterson and Josh Welsh. Be ready to hear more instruments then at an orchestra.

There is the possibility for a limited number of people to attend a question and answer at Soundcheck and Stories before the main event.

Curtis will be preforming new songs from the Re-Creation album and also remixes of older hits.

VOTING FOR MR. AND MS. CBU 

Voting will be held for Mr. and Ms. California Baptist University on Nov. 1-3. The link to vote is eballot4. votenet.com/cbu.

The Mr. and Mrs. CBU nominees must have attended CBU a minimum of three semesters, shown participation on campus and school spirit, developed leadership as part of the community and held a 2.5 GPA.

All students are allowed to vote for Mr. and Ms. CBU, but only the seniors have the privilege to nominate graduating males and females.

The winners will be announced at Yule.

ENGINEERING COMPETITION 

Fifteen student engineers will program for twenty-four hours, starting Friday at 5 p.m., as part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Xtreme 5.0 event. This will take place in the College of Engineering building.

The IEEE sponsors this worldwide contest.

The students will compete in five groups of three. Each student will “test their collective coding expertise simultaneously against other student programmers around the world,” Grace Ni, associate professor for the department of electrical and computer engineering, said.

Last year was the first year that CBU participated in this event. Out of 1,000 teams and 350 universities participating, CBU placed 297th, according to a CBU news release.

OCCUPY RIVERSIDE 

The Occupy Together protests, which are occuring in 1,579 cities worldwide, recently reached Riverside. Three protests occured so far.

Occupy Wall Street protests, which begin in New York on Sept. 17, spawned this worldwide uprisings against the presumed corruption and greed on Wall Street.

Thus far, the protests are peaceful.

Occupywallst.org said, this “movement has galvanized the attention of the world by organizing the largest demonstrations in this country as a response to the Great Recession caused by our financial and political leaders.”

 

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