Courtesy of athletics | Lauren Hackett, CBU alumna, spikes the ball over the net.

Hackett’s leaving legacy for volleyball after graduation

Lauren Hackett, CBU alumna, has been nominated as a top-30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award after an impressive career on the women’s volleyball team. When Hackett left the court last season, she walked away with numerous records, including a program record 1,687 kills with 892 digs and 112 aces. Hackett’s constant […]

Lancers set for new era of crosstown rivalry

It may not have an official name yet but a rivalry is starting to heat up. The two universities may not compete in the same conference but California Baptist and the University of California, Riverside, are ready to battle in a fight for Riverside sports supremacy. Out of the 13 sports in which both universities […]

Phillip Ndowu | Banner | Nathaniel Peister, sophomore worship arts and ministry major, and second lead guitarist, rehearses for Chapel.

Chapel Band welcomes new members

Bright stage lights flash as students are welcomed into the Events Center by the powerful voices of California Baptist University’s Chapel Band. Every Chapel the student-led band sings three songs to help guide students in worship. The number of members have grown significantly over the past semesters and the band has split into four vocal […]

Danielle Lutjens | CBU’s head swim coach, Rick Rowland, is a 20-year swim coaching veteran and continues to push the lancers forward towards victory.

Two decades of aquatics

This year marks not only the 20th anniversary of the CBU aquatics swim and dive program, but also head swim and dive coach Rick Rowland’s 20th year of coaching at CBU. During the 1998-99 season, Rowland, who was hired as director of aquatics, started recruiting athletes to join the CBU family. Since then, Rowland built […]

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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 […]

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Olympian encourages students to trust God’s plan

The Robert K. Jabs School of Business kicked off its Faith & Enterprise series of lectures Sept. 27 by inviting three-time gold medalist Leah O’Brien-Amico to speak on her experiences as an Olympic athlete. The Staples Room at California Baptist University was filled with students eager to hear O’Brien-Amico’s story as both an elite athlete […]

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Las Vegas shooting survivors reflect one year later

Survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern Ameri- can history look back at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas where 58 people were killed and 850 people were wounded by shooter Stephen Paddock. “I remember sounds going off that most people thought were fireworks, but it was when (country singer) […]

Sage Zbinden | Banner | Justine Tiu, alumna harp performance major with a masters in in flute performance, delicately strums her harp, creating a harmonious tone.

Students and alumni compete for Symphony Orchestra in Concerto competition

A musical crescendo filled the air Sept. 29 at California Baptist University’s Joann Hawkins Music Building as students performed in the final round of the School of Music’s Concerto Competition. The six finalists competed against one another for a chance to become guest soloists in CBU’s Symphony Orchestra. This was a first-ever final round event […]

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Flavors headlines CBU basketball transfers

As basketball season approaches, the California Baptist University men’s basketball team is gearing up by recruit- ing Division I-caliber athletes, including Fairfield University transfer Ferron Flavors Jr., a junior business management major and guard. To help prepare and elevate their game, men’s basketball recruited players who have already played at the Division I level over […]

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) […]