Camille Grochowski | Banner | The members of the Worship Collective join the worship team during the 16th chapel service of the Fall 2019 Semester.

Live Chapel worship team returns

When California Baptist University closed its campus and moved to an online format, so did Chapel, and with it, Chapel worship. Chapel worship has been recorded with band members performing separately and combining performances together to lead CBU students in worship for the past year. However, with the release of Chapel No. 15, students see […]

Kelsie Stevens | Banner | CBU's Homecoming Weekend in early 2020 had hat air balloons on the front lawn for students and alumni to ride.

Homecoming hosted virtually

Homecoming took place March 5-6 at California Baptist University. This year, because of the restrictions in place during the ongoing pandemic, the Homecoming events occurred in a virtual format. “I have participated in Homecoming for many years,” said Cassandra Roberson, sophomore elementary education major. “2019 was my first year attending as a freshman. They are […]

CBU alumna hosts virtual creative conference

Creative design company The Shift Creative is offering a virtual conference on Mar. 20 showcasing influential businesswomen from a variety of fields as they offer advice and insight to building a successful company. Ashley Dirksen, senior graphic design major, works at The Shift Creative as their art installation coordinator under CBU alumnus Alexis Andra. The […]

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CBU announces virtual classes for the Spring 2021 semester

California Baptist University issued a post on its official Instagram account on Oct. 23 announcing that remote learning will continue into the spring 2021 semester. Classes previously held on the in-person list will continue to occur live. However, no new classes have been added to this list. Lisa Hernandez, dean of the College of Arts […]

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Students stay home for fall semester, share experiences

California Baptist University students received an announcement via email July 30 from Dr. Ronald Ellis, president of CBU. The message communicated to students that courses taking place during the fall 2020 semester would be moved online and delivered primarily through live/synchronous remote instruction.” The electronic update about live/synchronous remote instruction was followed by an email […]

Austin Romito | Banner | In previous years, Parent and Family Weekend has been full of live performances and Fortuna Bowl, the annual flag-football championship, but this year's events will not be held in person as a result of coronavirus restrictions.

CBU prepares new online format for Parent and Family Weekend event

This semester, California Baptist University is hosting Parent and Family Weekend virtually from Nov. 6-8. The event will be available through CBU’s mobile event app or via the event website, which can be found on the CBU homepage. Parent and Family Weekend usually consists of activities, sports, food and fireworks. Due to COVID-19, it will […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | Chloe Montgomery, junior anthropology major and Hannah Hendrickson, junior exercise science major, welcome students to Magnolia Crossing with masked-up smiles.

Campus reopens with modifications

It has been nearly six months since the novel coronavirus caused universities across the nation to close campuses and shift classes to an online format. Because the pandemic is still ongoing, the executive council at California Baptist University has implemented multiple changes to the school for the Fall 2020 semester that allows the campus to […]

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 […]