Luc Stringer | Banner | Caleb Chong, freshman film major, stands alone on the empty CBU campus.

A look at students who remain on campus amid COVID-19

On Wednesday, March 11, it was life as normal. Thursday morning, March 12, there was officially a pandemic, nations were closing their borders, the United States seemed to panic and spring break at California Baptist University was extended by a week. Little did anyone know, soon the only people left on campus would be the […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Hot air balloons come to California Baptist Homecoming for the first time.

Homecoming weekend: 2020

California Baptist University’s annual Homecoming Weekend Feb. 28-29 was filled with new and old traditions that brought  alumni and current students together for an event-packed weekend. The weekend started on Friday, Feb. 28, with a men’s baseball game against Houston Baptist University, followed by an event on the front lawn called Up: A Hot Air […]

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Vice president for Marketing and Communication to retire in January

Dr. Mark A. Wyatt, California Baptist University’s vice president for Marketing and Communication, announced Oct. 15 that he will be retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2020. Wyatt, also an assistant professor of communication arts, has worked at CBU for 18 years, leading the school’s Division of Marketing and Communication since Aug. 1, 2002. Wyatt said he […]

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TWIRP week brings excitement to campus

The Woman is Required to Pay (TWIRP) Week is a long-standing tradition at California Baptist University. It was started by students and for students in 1962 and has been going strong ever since. TWIRP Week is now an official CBU event organized by CBU’s Community Life Office staff. Kristin Holderman, director of campus activities, explained […]

Austin Romito | Banner | Chandler Hancock, senior business administration major, directs vehicles during 2019 Welcome Weekend.

Lancer Plaza Debuts on Campus

Students arriving for the fall semester were greeted by the brand new Lancer Plaza entrance to campus. Since acquiring Adams plaza in 2006, California Baptist University has been developing Lancer Plaza and the surrounding area. Construction began March 25, 2019, and was completed Aug. 30. Students will have access to Lancer Plaza, Lancer Lane, the […]

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 […]

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Secret campus technologies to learn

Over the summer, the new Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building brought California Baptist University modern technology marvels few other universities have. Not only will the new classroom and engineering technologies benefit current students but they will draw potential students as well as businesses that went to work with this cutting-edge technology. Most of CBU’s […]

Campus expansions prompt temporary water shutdowns

Students and faculty at California Baptist University may recall receiving multiple email notifications sent about water being shut down in certain parts of campus this semester. John Von Pertz, assistant director of Maintenance and Operations at CBU, explained why these frequent water shutdowns have been occurring, which include the fact that the campus is continuously […]