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Study abroad extends application deadline

The study abroad program at California Baptist University has extended its application deadline for the fall 2020 semester to June 1 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The application process starts with an email to Garrett English, the director of Academic Engagement. English will then walk students through the process, including how to find an appropriate […]

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California Baptist University responds to COVID-19 pandemic

California Baptist University has officially extended spring break an additional week. Spring break will now be March 13-27 and moved all courses online until further notice as the university actively monitors the COVID-19 situation in Riverside County. To adjust for the extended break, the university has extended the semester until May 2, and Spring Commencement […]

Photo Courtesy of Larry McCormack. Gov. Bill Lee hugs Putnam County resident Kayla Cowen as he says a prayer with her after she told him she was trying to find something to salvage after losing her apartment to a tornado and helping to identify a neighbor who was killed by the tornado Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Students, alumni affected by tornado

A powerful tornado hit Nashville early morning on March 3, affecting many individuals, including those with ties to California Baptist University. There are 24 reported fatalities, many are injured and industrial buildings and homes have been destroyed. The tornado was first reported at 1 a.m. with wind gusts of 165 mph following severe storms. For […]

New T-cell therapy research released

New cancer research by Cardiff University in the United Kingdom was released in January showing promising results in T-cell cancer therapy research. T-cell therapy removes and modifies existing cells, programming them to seek and destroy cancer cells when reintroduced into a patient’s bloodstream. The new process is currently only approved to treat lymphoma and acute […]

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Airline policies issue new rule for emotional support animals

The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed an alteration of policy Jan. 22 that will disqualify emotional support animals from flying with their owners under the same conditions as service animals. Currently, animals licensed as ESAs can fly in cabins free of charge. If the proposed rule takes effect, only officially trained service animals will be […]

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New coronavirus deemed public health emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern at its Jan. 30 meeting. Cases of a new coronavirus began to appear in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since then, China’s National Health Commission has reported nearly 60,000 cases and more than 1,357 deaths related to coronavirus within […]

Courtesy of Daniel Shaw On top of a mountain in Israel, CBU students are taught about the biblical history that is connected to the location during a trip over the semester break.

Students, faculty visit Israel

Twenty California Baptist University students and three faculty members traveled to Israel from Dec. 29, 2019, to Jan. 8, 2020, to visit biblical sites such as the Sea of Galilee and the garden of Gethsemane. The group also visited political sites such as the West Bank and the Gaza border along with historical sites such […]

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Teen activist sets example for students in her advocacy

Greta Thunberg, 16, is a climate activist from Stockholm challenging the world’s most powerful leaders to enact environmental policy change. Thunberg, currently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, started her activism journey in August 2018 by taking every Friday off from school to hold strikes in front of Riksdag, the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm. […]