News Briefs – Jan. 25, 2013

Screwtape Letters 

The Alex Theatre in Los Angeles will host a theatrical production of C.S. Lewis’s “The Screwtape Letters” April 13. The play will have two performances at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. For tickets visit www.screwtapenstage. com or call 818-243-2539. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets at a reduced price by calling 866-476-8707.

OPS Ranking 

U.S News & World Report’s list of 2013 Top Online Education Program dubbed California Baptist University’s Online and Professional Studies division 25th in the nation among online bachelor’s programs.

The programs are ranked by three factors: student engagement and assessment, student services and technology and faculty credentials and training.

More than 2,500 students are now working toward degrees through CBU’s OPS division.

New Corvette 

Chevrolet announced a new generation of its Corvette line during the Detroit Auto Show. The Corvette, now in its seventh generation, picked up the ’50s “Stingray” branding. A 6.2 liter direct-injected V8 cranks out 450 horsepower and 450-pound feet of torque, all to the rear wheels.

Standard features are 7-speed active rev matching manual transmission, aluminum frame and carbon fiber roof and hood. Pricing starts at just under $50,000.

CNET Debate 

A journalist at CNET resigned after a controversy over editorial independence was hindered by CNET’s parent company, CBS Interactive. CBS altered the outcome of an award that was supposed to be given to Dish Network at the Consumer Electronic Show. This was done because of an active litigation between the two companies. Greg Sandoval, the journalist who resigned, went to Twitter with “CNET wasn’t honest about what occurred regarding Dish is unacceptable to me. We are supposed to be truth tellers.”

Flu Shots 

Free flu shots are still available through California Baptist University’s Health and Wellness Center.

CBU faculty, staff and students must present a CBU ID to receive the shot. No appointment is necessary.

The center is located at 3510 Adams St., and is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

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