Many Riverside residents are excited about the new public library located in Downtown Riverside.

New library opens in Riverside

The long-awaited new location of the Riverside Public Library opened to the general public on June 26. The new space spans two floors totaling 42,000 square feet, and it contains an innovation center, archive reading room, outdoor terrace, study rooms and children’s room, according to a press release by the city of Riverside. Erin Christmas, […]

Elijah Hickman | Banner | First-Year Experience leaders are excited to welcome new freshman's on campus.

CBU welcomes students back in person for fall semester

California Baptist University hosted Welcome Weekend on Sept. 3-5 to officially welcome incoming freshmen and transfer students to campus. Events took place across three days, ranging from freshman-exclusive activities to some open to upperclassmen on campus. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Welcome Weekend was an entirely virtual format in 2020. With some restrictions lifted, events […]

Charissa Graves | Banner | Ballots were mailed to many California residents as the recall election draws near.

Gov. Newsom prevails after long-awaited recall election

California voted against removing Gov. Gavin Newsom from office on Sept. 14, after a 19-month recall effort. A petition to recall the 40th governor of California, began circulating throughout the state in February 2020.  The petition collected enough signatures to trigger a recall election three years into Newsom’s four-year term.  There were 46 candidates running […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | THe San Ysidro Port of Entry is located between the San Ysidro district of San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico.

Immigration crisis continues

In recent months, tens of thousands of immigrants have trekked from Central America and Mexico to the southern U.S. border, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of people making the voyage to the U.S. borders are seeking safety from violence, natural disasters or poverty. Although waves of immigration are not new, stories of smugglers […]

Breana Crane, senior psychology major, is a spring 2020 graduate who came back to campus to take her senior photos.

CBU plans in-person graduation

California Baptist University announced on March 19 that graduation for the spring class of 2021 will take place in person. This is the first semester since fall 2019 that features in-person graduation, as pandemic restrictions caused spring, summer and fall 2020 graduations to occur over Zoom in December. After a recent decline in new COVID-19 […]

Dr. Tim Gramling will be the new dean of the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business starting April 1.

Jabs School of Business gets new dean

The Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California Baptist University has named Dr. Tim Gramling as its new dean starting April 1. Gramling said his love for higher education started more than 20 years ago when he began teaching as an adjunct professor. “I started my working life a little over 30 years […]

CBU architecture students win awards in competition

Senior architecture majors, Andriani Sugianto and Madysen Bellanca received first and second place respectively in the annual Student Design Awards Program, a competition held by the California Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH). CASH is an organization focused on supporting construction and development in K-12 public schools throughout California. For the competition, students participating were […]