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CBU makes transcripts easier to access

Requesting transcripts is something most students or alumni will need to do during their time at California Baptist University or after they graduate. The Office of the University Registrar  made this easier. Students and alumni can now request and pay for transcripts online. Shawnn Koning,  university registrar said the process is an improvement from what […]

Kim Eun-Ha, 56, takes photos of the front of Mission Inn during the festival of lights. She traveled from San Jose to see the lights for the first time.

Annual Festival of Lights returns downtown

In its 26th year, the Riverside Festival of Lights has significantly impacted the Riverside community. The official 2018 lighting took place Nov. 23, and the display will continue until Jan. 6, 2019. Many consider the event a staple in the Southern California holiday season. It showcases the historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa’s display of […]

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Millennial generation lowers divorce rate

The latest trend in millennial culture is not avocado toast. According to a study done by Dr. Philip Cohen, professor of sociology at the University of Maryland, the latest trend for millennials is lowering the divorce rate. Recent studies show the main reason behind falling divorce rates is because of millennials waiting until later in […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Dr. Joseph Bolin, dean of the Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music, conducts the Worship Collective as they record their version of the Christmas classic “Joy to the World.”

Worship Collective records Christmas album

The Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music’s ensemble, Worship Collective, has recorded a Christmas album. The School of Music is partnering with Prism Music and Tommy Walker, a contemporary music composer and songwriter, to release the new Christmas album. The ensemble recorded 11 of Tommy Walker’s “Generation Hymns” Oct. 11-12. The combined forces of […]

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International Service Projects see changes this coming year

International Service Projects at California Baptist University have changed since the mobilization sector of the Office of Spiritual Life added new opportunities for students and updated the training process. With four different opportunities for Lancers, ISP is a growing ministry. The four types of ISP trips include Encounter, Engagement, Immersion, and the newest addition, Launch. Launch […]

Sage Zbinden | Student, faculty, and parents exit the events center after watching the men's basketball team compete.

Enrollment breaks 10,000 for first time in CBU history

California Baptist Univer- sity enrollment has o cially reached quintuple digits for the first time in the university’s history. Dr. Ronald Ellis, university president, announced Sept. 28 that enrollment had reached a university record enrollment of 10,486 students — an increase of 5.5 percent from last year’s enrollment.. The campus’s 2018 full time equivalent (FTE) […]

Madison Santana | The Banner | Mariomichael Cassara, a freshman marketing major, competes in the slide and slide tug of war portion within the Smith Olympics with his dorm hall 2B.

Smith tradition bonds freshman

Smith Hall continues to build and pursue its legacy in its 50th year at California Baptist University with Smith Olympics in its eleventh year. The purpose of the Smith Olympics is to build community through friendly competition and tradition. At the end of the night, Hall 2B was crowned the champions. With Smith alumni and […]