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Career Center offers advice on internships and job search amid COVID-19

Many California Baptist University students are learning that their summer internships and entry-level jobs might be affected by COVID-19. As many companies have already canceled their internship programs over the summer because of COVID-19-related concerns, the upcoming weeks will be crucial in determining the fate of students’ summer jobs and internships. Lisa Singer, associate director […]

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Theater program pushes spring musical to fall semester

Many events at California Baptist University have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the planned CBU theater production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Currently, students and faculty involved in the production plan to postpone the spring production, originally slated for March, until October when students are back for the fall semester. The original dates […]

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Nursing student balances school and recording and releasing independent music

Max Whittaker, senior nursing major at California Baptist University, balances nursing school and work with writing, recording and performing as an independent artist with his friend Jake Dahn, a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, under the band name Almostalways. Whittaker’s older brother taught him the basics of how to play guitar when he was young, […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Students of the graduating Class of 2019 wave to their family and friends while walking into the commencement ceremony held in the California Baptist University Event Center.

Seniors reflect on graduation amid COVID-19

California Baptist University’s Executive Council announced March 16 the postponement of all spring commencement ceremonies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The postponement left seniors at CBU and those across the United States in similar situations feeling confused and disappointed about the end of their college careers. The pandemic has affected everyone in diverse ways. […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | Junior Business Major Mathew Graves watches the CBU recreation instagram to do water bottle dead lifts.

CBU’s Recreation Center offers work out options from home

California Baptist University’s Recreation Center closed March 30 after the university announced a shut down of the campus to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Just like with online academic courses, students can stay active because the Recreation Center is providing students with remote physical training through workout videos. “They had Instagram stories of […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | Students of the graduating Class of 2019 wave to their family and friends while walking into the commencement ceremony held in the California Baptist University Event Center.

CBU pushes commencement until Aug.

California Baptist University’s Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies have been postponed because of the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, and students are now dealing with this unexpected change in plans to their senior year. CBU’s Executive Council sent out an email March 16 with the news that commencement ceremonies had been postponed from April 28-29 to […]

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Students, educators should see online education as an opportunity

Students at California Baptist University and school-aged children around the globe are going through a serious transition right now as public and private education systems simultaneously transition to an online-only teaching format in response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. While there are downsides to this situation, adapting to an online-only educational system provides a unique […]

Alex Iannone | Banner Zach Kessler, Junior, mechanical engineering major signs up for a chance to get a meal swipe to the Alumni Dining Commons provide by Community Life during the Fall 2019 club fair.

CBU clubs transition to virtual gatherings

As a result of the recent transition to remote instruction, many of California Baptist University’s student clubs are resorting to new methods of building community. Since students can no longer gather together, club presidents and directors are utilizing alternative solutions such as Instagram Live and YouTube. Taylor Altizer, assistant director of Campus Activities, shed light […]

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CBU’s First Year Experience partners with College of Nursing

California Baptist University’s First Year Experience program has teamed up with the Interprofessional Education Learning Resource Center at the College of Nursing to train FYE leaders using simulation experiences. The Fall 2020 FYE team is made up of 82 student leaders and 8 interns. The FYE administrators, assisted by staff members at the College of […]