News Briefs- Feb. 7, 2014

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Horse Expo Pomona

The annual Horse Expo Pomona will be held Feb. 7-9 at the Fairplex in Pomona, Calif.

Just minutes from Norco, Calif., or “Horsetown, USA,” the expo will attract and cater to the equestrian needs of many vistors, including some California Baptist University students.

With shopping, demonstrations, horse clinicians from across the country and even crafts for the kids, the expo will have many educational and entertainment opportunities for horse enthusiasts, both experts and beginners.

Riverside mayor speaks on healthcare

As a part of California Baptist University’s 2013-2014 College of Allied Health Distinguished Lecture Series,  Mayor Rusty Bailey is speaking about health-related actions and healthcare for the city of Riverside Feb. 10.

Some of the topics that Mayor Bailey will address are his Clean and Green, Sister Cities and businesses and higher education partnership initiatives.

As mayor of Riverside, Bailey said he is dedicated to continuing to grow the city of Riverside and providing citizens a friendly and vibrant place to live.

Artist, philanthropist to perform on campus

The School of Education at California Baptist University is hosting artist Christian Thomas on campus, Feb. 7-9.

Thomas has been recognized for his philanthropic work through the private estate and home concert tradition of Franz Schubert’s Old Europe. Thomas weaves music, art, history and the Christian faith to both inspire and educate his audiences.

Through the Mercy Foundation, his collection of fine art travels through inner-city and rural schools where it is studied and enjoyed by children.

Justice Conference to educate and inspire

Every year the Justice Conference is held as a two-day event reaching thousands of people through its vision to help the vulnerable and oppressed.

Featuring internationally-acclaimed speakers, hundreds of humanitarian organizations and a number of workshops, the conference seeks to connect a generation of men and women around a shared concern for biblical and social issues, such as human trafficking, slavery and poverty.

A number of California Baptist University students will be attending and volunteering. The conference will be held in Los Angeles Feb. 21 – 22.

Amazing College Race

The Amazing College Race will be held in Downtown Riverside Feb. 9 to help students from the four colleges in the city raise scholarship money.

The race, which is modeled after “The Amazing Race,” a popular show on CBS,  pairs students into teams to scour the downtown Riverside area to find certain town landmarks and businesses and also win a cash prize.

Dawson Young, a California Baptist University graduate from the class of 2013, is the president of the race this year. The winning team will receive $500 in scholarships for each team member to help cover the costs of books and student fees.

Rock Climbing Classes Available at Rec Center

Safety 101: This is a basic climbing safety course that enables all climbers to enjoy the rock wall safely. The class is required for any participation on the climbing wall. Experienced climbers may test out of the 45-minute course. It is offered all semester on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

RockFit: Develop your mental discipline and strengthen specific climbing muscles while exercising. A climber’s skill level does not matter. The course will improve climbing cabilities. Offered Jan. 13- Apr 17, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., and Thursdays, 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. No need to sign up.

Technique: Climbers can develop their climbing skills with eight one-on-one, personalized sessions, instructed by lead climbing attendants. Participants will be able to work on a variety of climbing skills, tailored to their needs. Offered all semester. Sign up at the front desk at the Recreation Center.

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