A newsletter for faculty and staff of California Baptist University

October 30, 2013

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Pursuit magazine, The Banner newspaper win national awards

From left: Dr. Michael Chute, professor of journalism and director of the Journalism & New Media and Public Relations program; Grace Ferrell Belton, graduate assistant; and Pursuit advisor Sandra Romo work with students to produce the magazine.

From left: Dr. Michael Chute, professor of journalism and director of the Journalism & New Media and Public Relations program; Grace Ferrell Belton, graduate assistant; and Pursuit advisor Sandra Romo work with students to produce the magazine.

CBU’s student publications earned top honors at the National College Media Convention in New Orleans, La. Oct. 23-27.

The Best of Show competition featured publications from both public and private institutions around the world. Pursuit magazine won first place in the feature magazine category, while The Banner campus newspaper won second place in the four-year, non-weekly newspaper category. The University of Texas at Dallas ranked first. The Banner also won first place for its website, which features an online version of the newspaper.

“We are very proud of the work our students do on CBU’s campus publications, and these Best of Show honors are further indication of the excellent work our students are producing for the CBU community,” said Dr. Michael Chute, professor of journalism and director of the Journalism & New Media and Public Relations program. “The competition at the national convention is always at an extremely high level as students from the best college journalism programs in the United States, Canada and other countries place their entries in the Best of Show categories.”

The National College Media Convention is the largest gathering of college journalists and advisers in the world, hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association. Only publications and broadcast teams with students in attendance are eligible to enter ACP’s Best of Show contest. Approximately 2,300 delegates attended the New Orleans meeting, with 376 publications entered in competition.

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CBU women’s soccer earns first NCAA DII post-season berth

The Lancer women's soccer team is the first of CBU's athletic teams to earn a post-season bid to the NCAA II National Championships

The Lancer women’s soccer team is the first of CBU’s athletic teams to earn a post-season bid to the NCAA DII National Championships

California Baptist University made history this past weekend when its women’s soccer team became the Lancers first athletic program to earn a berth in the NCAA DII National Championships.

The Lancers clinched the PacWest’s automatic qualifying berth to the 2013 NCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship Tournament and will compete in the West Region bracket starting in mid-November.

The PacWest regular-season still has two weeks remaining on its schedule, but the Lancers – with 27 points on a 9-1-0 record – have created enough distance to grab the AQ.

At 7-3-1, Dixie State has 22 points but only one game remaining. The Red Storm can get to 25 points if they beat California Baptist in their regular-season finale.

Hawai’i Hilo, the PacWest’s lone ranked team in the West Region poll, is 6-3-1 and has 19 points with two games remaining. Like the Red Storm, the Vulcans only can reach 25 points on the season.

The automatic berth doesn’t mean California Baptist has clinched the league title.

With multiple PacWest teams in transition into Division II and not eligible for the NCAA II post-season yet, schools like Azusa Pacific, Fresno Pacific, Holy Names and Point Loma can still vie for the PacWest Championship.

In women’s soccer, Azusa Pacific sits in second place behind CBU with an 8-0-1 (25 points) record and controls its own path. The Cougars would win the PacWest title with victories in each of its last three contests, or two wins and a tie vs. California Baptist.

California Baptist clinches the PacWest Championship with victories over Azusa Pacific and Dixie State to close out the regular season.

(From pacwestsports.org website)

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CBU freshman flies first solo for new aviation science program

Ryan Rosales gives a thumbs up as he prepares to fly the first student solo in the aviation science program.

Ryan Rosales gives a thumbs up as he prepares to fly the first student solo in the aviation science program.

CBU freshman Ryan Rosales just accomplished another first for the university’s new aviation science program: he became the first student to fly solo.

“It was exciting,” he said about the Oct. 23 experience. “Once my instructor left the plane, I was on my own. The takeoff was pretty easy; the landing was the hardest part.”

Now he’s planning a career outside family tradition: Rosales wants to be an airline pilot. He comes from a family of firefighters—both his father and grandfather were fire captains for the City of Riverside—and he previously saw himself in that role, too.

“I used to go to airshows when I was small,” he said. “I watched big planes doing cool things, and I always thought I’d like to do that, too.”

Of course, he considered flying more of an interest than a career possibility. Then, as an ROTC student at Martin Luther King High School, a scholarship gave him 20 hours of free flight time.

“I thought I could just fly from time to time once I got my pilot’s license,” he said. “I still planned to be a firefighter.”

After graduation, he enrolled at Riverside Community College in the fire tech program.

“When I heard about the flight program starting up here, I went to see if I could take a flight lesson every two weeks or so,” he said. “Once I checked it out, I was hooked. I knew I had to come to CBU.”

Rosales, a professional pilot major, said he has enjoyed watching the aviation science program develop in its first year.

“It’s gone from an idea to a program, and it’s been exciting as things get ‘tweaked.’ As students, we all know each other by name. I’m hoping it will become like a family.”

The next four years could determine quite a bit for Rosales’ future, but he only knows he wants to fly.

“I love the sense of freedom,” he said. “There are a lot of regulations, but when you’re up in the sky, you feel like you can do anything. You look down and see the world like very few people get to see it.”

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CBU to host Homecoming & Family Weekend Nov. 1-2

homecomingCalifornia Baptist University will host alumni and friends at Homecoming & Family Weekend Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2. More than 6,000 people attended the weekend’s events last fall.

This year’s schedule offers a wide variety of events for all ages.

Chapel services at 10 and 11 a.m. on Friday will feature Dr. Jonathan Jarboe (’86), senior pastor of Pathway Church in Redlands, Calif. Lunch will be available in the Alumni Dining Commons, Brisco’s or Wanda’s, and a BBQ dinner will be served on the Front Lawn, accompanied by a jazz band performance.

Later that evening, the annual Homecoming Awards Dinner takes places in the new Recreation Center’s gym. Awards will be presented to Damien (’00) and Jennifer O’Farrell (nee Schumm ’00), co-winners of the new Young Alumni Achievement Award; Jarboe, recipient of the Distinguished Service in Christian Ministry Award; Kelly Omari Suyenaga, Parent Volunteer of the Year; and Jack Hawkins Sr., the Lancer Medal for lifetime achievement. The dinner will feature gourmet food presentations by Chef Brad Martin, and the classes of 1962, 1988 and 2003 will be recognized for milestone anniversaries. Entertainment will be provided by renowned performance artist David Garibaldi, as well as the 55-Buck Art Sale, featuring 5”x7” works of art created by celebrities, CBU students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university. Contributors will be posted on the Homecoming website.

Friday’s festivities will conclude with an alumni men’s water polo game at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, a meeting of the Alumni Association will be held in the Copenbarger Dining Room in the Yeager Center. Business will include elections for the Alumni Association Board. The meeting will be followed by the opportunity to cheer for the men’s and women’s swim and dive teams as they compete against the University of Redlands and California State University East Bay.

A block party scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. will feature an artisan walk, food trucks, inflatable attractions for children, games, interactive activities, live entertainment and CBU department booths on the Front Lawn.

Food truck vendors will include Belly BomZ (Korean chicken wings and sliders); Garlicscapes (“all things garlic”); MeSoHungry Truck (gourmet sliders and burgers); Tamarindo Truck (fresh, organic Mexican food); Cousins Maine Lobster (fresh Maine lobster); The Viking Truck (gourmet sausages and brats); Chunk N Chip (cookie ice cream sandwiches); Sweet Stop (funnel cakes, fresh fruit smoothies); and Kettle Master (kettle corn).

Attendees may also participate in campus tours, parent and alumni receptions and reunions planned throughout the weekend.

CBU’s men’s water polo team will compete against the University of Redlands at 3 p.m.

Preceding the Fortuna Bowl, pre-game tailgating events for students and young alumni will begin on the Front Lawn at 5 p.m. The championship for men’s and women’s intramural football will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Last year, more than 3,000 people packed the bleachers.

The weekend will close with a fireworks show immediately following the Fortuna Bowl championship game.

Homecoming events require paid admission or a RSVP. For tickets and more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 951.343-4439 or visit www.calbaptist.edu/homecoming.

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Family Updates

From left: Benjamin David Knisley and Dr. Ricardo J. Cordero-Soto

From left: Benjamin David Knisley and Dr. Ricardo J. Cordero-Soto

Dr. Ricardo J. Cordero-Soto, assistant professor of mathematics, and statistics major Benjamin David Knisley participated in the Southern California-Nevada Mathematical Association of America (MAA) sectional meeting on Oct. 12, 2013. The MAA hosted the meeting at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Knisley gave an oral presentation titled Anthropometric Indicators of Obesity in Native American Adolescents and Exploratory Data Analysis.

 

 

 

CBU’s English graduate faculty held a professional development session on “Christian Engagement in the Field of English,” with a focus on academic scholarship on Oct. 23. The panel of English faculty, which included David Isaacs, assistant professor of English; Dr. Jennifer Newton, associate professor of English; Dr. Derek Updegraff, assistant professor of English; and Dr. Laura Veltman, assistant professor of American literature, discussed ways Christians in academia might respond to other scholars who misunderstand Christianity, who do not take religious devotion seriously or who are even hostile toward expressions of faith. The panel also shared how they are seeking to produce their own scholarship as Christians. The event, which took place on CBU’s campus, was attended by English undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty.

 

Dr. Chuck Sands spoke to employees of Bo Hua Hospital in China.

Dr. Chuck Sands spoke to employees of Bo Hua Hospital in China.

Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health, made a presentation Oct. 14 to the hospital staff of Bo Hua Hospital in Jilin City, China. He introduced the staff to the work being done through the College of Allied Health. In addition, he and Dr. Larry Linamen, vice president of global initiatives, met with the administration of the Zhejiang Medical School in China on Oct. 17

 

 

 

 

Dr. John Walsh

Dr. John Walsh

Dr. John Walsh, associate professor of gerontology and neuroscience at the University of Southern California, spoke Oct. 14 on the topic Exercise in the Treatment of Brain Disease: The Mind Body Connection as part of the 2013-2014 College of Allied Health Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the Press Enterprise. Dr. Don Layman, director of research from the Egg Nutrition Center, will be guest speaker for the next lecture on Nov. 11.

 

 

 

Why We BelongCommunity of JesusFallenDr. Chris Morgan, professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries, had three books published recently. He co-authored with Dr. Anthony Chute, associate professor of church history and associate dean of the School of Christian Ministries, and Robert A. Peterson Why We Belong: Evangelical Unity and Denominational Diversity, published by Crossway in July; with Kendell H. Easley The Community of Jesus: A Theology of the Church, published by B&H in September; and with Robert A. Peterson Fallen: A Theology of Sin, published by Crossway in October.

 

 

Rich and Debbie Gardner (center) with the cheer team

Rich and Debbie Gardner (center) with the cheer team

The CBU cheer team participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 12 to support Rich and Debbie Gardner. a local Riverside man and his wife who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The Gardners visit the team at cheer practice each week.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Rickard with his latest patents

Dr. Matthew Rickard with his latest patents

Dr. Matthew Rickard, associate professor and interim chair of bioengineering, recently received two new patents, the sixth and seventh of his career. U.S. Patent 8,527,005 is a novel method and device for treating glaucoma using electric fields near the trabecular meshwork, which is a collection of tissues in the eye responsible for causing high eye pressure that leads to glaucomatous damage.   U.S. patent 8,545,431 is an implantable valve for controlling aqueous humor flow to a glaucoma drainage device. The pressure-controlled valve can provide real-time flow control and improve performance of implanted drainage devices.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Barry Parker

Dr. Barry Parker

Dr. Barry Parker, reference and serials librarian, hosted a book table on Oct. 19 with seven other Southern California authors at the Jurupa Valley Book Festival  at the Glen Avon Library in Jurupa Valley, Calif.

 

 

 

Dr. Namhee Kim

Dr. Namhee Kim

Dr. Namhee Kim, assistant professor of communication disorders, is co-author of recently published research article titled Semantic and Phonemic Listener Confusions in a Case of Isolated Congenital Aglossia in Communication Disorders Quarterly, Oct. 1, 2013, pp. 1-10.

 

 

 

Dr. Trevor Gillum

Dr. Trevor Gillum

Dr. Laurie Black

Dr. Laurie Black

Dr. Laurie Black and Dr. Trevor Gillum, both assistant professors of kinesiology, and graduate and undergraduate kinesiology students presented research at the Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual conference held in Newport Beach Oct. 18-19.  The projects included:

  • Dr. Laurie Black. The Effects of a Fat-Sugar Supplemented Diet, With or Without Exercise, on Body Weight and Body Fat.
  • Nicole Haines and Dr. Laurie Black. The Effect of Grip Strength Training on Fine Motor Skills Within a Special Needs Classroom.
  • Sherwin Facun and Dr. Trevor Gillum. Metabolic Comparison Between Kettlebell Swings and Treadmill Running. 
  • Aaron Hartsock and Dr. Trevor Gillum. The Acute Effect of a Unilateral Shoulder Press of the Throwing Shoulder on Pitching Velocity. 
  • Kara Shook and Dr. Trevor Gillum. The Effect of Acute Quercetin Supplementation through FRS on Running Economy: A Randomized Double Blind Assessment of Recreationally Active College Age Males. 

 

Photograph by Trever Hoehne

Photograph by Trever Hoehne

A recent article in Vogue Italia featured photography by Trever Hoehne, assistant professor of graphic design.

 

 

 

 

 

Herrity

Dr. Andrew Herrity

Dr. Andrew Herrity, professor of business, presented a paper titled What Is It That Successful Entrepreneurs Do To Succeed? on Oct. 19, 2013 at the Christian Business Faculty Association national conference meeting at Olivet Nazarene University in Illinois. While in the Chicago area for the conference, Herrity was one of 30 business and economics professors invited to a private session at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to discuss federal monetary policy with the vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

 

 

 

Dr. Joshua Knabb

Dr. Joshua Knabb

Anna Grigorian-Routon

Dr. Joshua Knabb, assistant professor and chair of the behavioral sciences department for Online and Professional Studies, published a study with Anna Grigorian-Routon, lecturer in behavioral sciences, titled The Role of Experiential Avoidance in the Relationship Between Faith Maturity, Religious Coping, and Psychological Adjustment Among Christian University Students. The article appeared Oct. 16 in Mental Health, Religion & Culture.

 

 

 

Dr. David Pearson

Dr. David Pearson

Dr. David Pearson, professor of kinesiology and faculty athletics representative (FAR), attended the NCAA Division II FAR Fellowship Advanced Institute at NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind. Oct. 18-20. Faculty athletics representatives from 16 Division II schools across the country came together at the event to work on a document related to the role of athletics in strategic communications. Work on the document will continue in early November at the Faculty Athletics Representative Association annual meeting in Baltimore and will eventually be published by the NCAA.

 

 

 

Dr. Daniel Prather

Dr. Daniel Prather

Dr. Daniel Prather, professor of aviation and chair of the department of aviation science, taught a one-day course titled Enhancing Productivity through Business Aviation to attendees of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. on Oct. 21.

 

 

 

 

From left: Mary Davidson, Jennifer Cooper and Dr. Geneva Oaks

From left: Mary Davidson, Jennifer Cooper
and Dr. Geneva Oaks

Dr. Geneva Oaks, dean of the School of Nursing; Mary Davidson, administrative assistant in the College of Allied Health; and  Jennifer Cooper, who works in a newborn intensive care unit, presented a panel for the NFS 200 Lifecycle Nutrition class titled Challenges, Conditions and Interventions for Successful Lactation and Breast Feeding of Infants on Oct. 22.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Newton

Dr. Jennifer Newton

Dr. Jennifer Newton, associate professor of English, presented a paper at the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas, on Sept. 20. Her paper was titled Teaching the Four Cardinal Virtues Through Edmund Spenser’s Britomart in The Faerie Queene.

 

 

 

Dr. Jeff Lewis

Dr. Jeff Lewis

Dr. Jeff Lewis, assistant professor of intercultural studies and director of the Global Center, spoke several times during the three-day Go Global mission emphasis at Samford University Oct. 8-10. Lewis has worked in 36 countries assisting field personnel and indigenous church leaders with mobilization, strategy, development and implementation.

 

 

 

Lindsay Warren

Lindsay Warren

Lindsay Warren, lecturer in the department of kinesiology, participated as a member on the expert panel for the Interactive Conference on the Merging of Dance and Sport hosted at Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center on Oct. 19th. The conference is in its fourth year and is designed to bring physicians, dancers and athletes together to discuss the care, treatment and prevention of dance-related injuries.

 

 

 

Students prepared meal ingredients at the new Food Innovation Center.

Students prepared meal ingredients at the new Food Innovation Center.

The nutrition and food sciences program is involved this semester in two service projects for Path of Life adult homeless shelter. About 30 students prepare meal ingredients at the new Food Innovation Center and then serve guests at the shelter.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bonjun Koo

Dr. Bonjun Koo

Dr. Bonjun Koo, associate professor of environmental science, and Alexandria Taylor, a recent CBU biology graduate and current graduate student at Loma Linda Pharmacy School, co-authored an article titled Availability and Plant Uptake of Biosolid-borne Metals that has been published in the journal Applied and Environmental Soil Science (vol. 2013). This paper was presented at the 37th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference at Loyola Marymount University in April 2012 and at CBU’s 5th Annual NMS Research Seminar in February 2013.

 

 

Dr. Daniel Szeto

Dr. Daniel Szeto

Dr. Daniel Szeto, associate professor of biology and biochemistry, spoke at the natural and mathematical sciences Faculty Colloquium Oct. 16 on why the zebrafish has become such a popular vertebrate model organism for biological studies, as well as some of his recent findings using the zebrafish in developmental biology research.

 

 

 

David Isaacs

David Isaacs

David Isaacs, assistant professor of English, published an essay titled Brothers of the Future: Minority Male Cyborgs and the White Imaginary in Modern Science Fiction Film in Navigating Cybercultures, a volume of collected essays published by Inter-Disciplinary Press in Oxford, UK. The paper explores how minority male cyborgs are treated differently in sci-fi films than their white counterparts, with a special focus on the Will Smith film I, Robot.

 

 

 

Dr. Monica O'Rourke

Dr. Monica O’Rourke

Dr. Monica O’Rourke, associate professor of kinesiology for Online and Professional Studies, recently researched predictive behaviors concerning intrinsic motivation and the use of physical education as punishment in secondary schools. Her study was acknowledged on the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) national database and August national newsletter.

 

 

 

Dr. Susan Nelson

Dr. Susan Nelson

Dr. Susan Nelson, assistant professor of nursing, recently completed the doctor of nursing practice degree at the Western University of Health Sciences.

 

 

 

 

Personnel Updates

DATE DEPARTMENT POSITION NAME STATUS
10/21/2013 Institutional Advancement Director of Development-Athletics Allison Hare New Hire
10/21/2013 Department of Aviation Science Flight Instructor – Part Time Ian Buchanan New Hire
10/21/2013 Spiritual Life Financial Coordinator Amy Tillman New Hire
10/28/2013 Accounting Payroll Technician Peggy Plavajka Change