A newsletter for faculty and staff of California Baptist University

August 21, 2014

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CBU announces new campus dining options

The Chick-fil-A stuffed cow sports a Lancer placard as the university prepares to open the restaurant’s new location on campus.

A Chick-fil-A restaurant and a new convenience store for quick meals on the go join the list of food service options at California Baptist University as the fall 2014 semester begins in early September.

“We are excited to welcome Chick-fil-A to California Baptist University and to add their healthy menu and signature customer service to our campus dining options,” said Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU president. “In addition, the Campus Xpress location will allow students to choose quick meals when their time is limited.”

The two facilities will join the El Monte Grill, which opened earlier in the summer, as well as campus favorites Wanda’s, Brisco’s Café and the Alumni Dining Commons. All six locations are operated by Provider Food Services.

“As a nationally recognized brand, Chick-fil-A supports Provider’s on-going commitment to deliver superior quality food to the students, staff and faculty of CBU,” said Rodney Couch, founder and president of Preferred Hospitality Inc., Provider’s parent company. “My team and I are committed to providing fresh and delicious food, warm customer service and a comfortable dining experience with every visit.”

 

 

 

CBU alumnus extends passion for art to drawing class

Geoff Gouveia ('13) and Claudia Sandoval, a homeschool student from Calvary Chapel Living Waters

Geoff Gouveia (’13) and Claudia Sandoval, a homeschool student from Calvary Chapel Living Waters

CBU alumnus Geoff Gouveia (‘13) connects with others through writing and visual art. This summer he is passing that passion along to younger students.

Gouveia is teaching a beginning drawing class this month for students aged 12-18 at the CBU Gallery. While teaching drawing technique, he also hopes to teach the students confidence.

“One of the big things that I try to focus on is the idea of confidence within their own drawings,” Gouveia said. “I don’t like to use the eraser and most of the time I don’t supply them with one, because I want them to be confident in the mistakes in the learning process. And then through that, maybe it will bleed over into other areas of their school work or in their lives. Within the drawing, I know that confidence is a huge boost in gaining ability.”

Gouveia started pursuing art his junior year in high school, but did not take it seriously until his sophomore year after he went on a trip with CBU to Africa.

“On that trip I experienced a lot of emotions and things I couldn’t really express in the written word,” he said. “I’ve always kept a journal, and at that time things started to transition from the written word to more visual.”

Gouveia expresses himself on canvas and on the sides of buildings. He has painted murals in Riverside, Los Angeles, Tijuana, Brazil and Chile. He enjoys creating murals because of the challenge; canvas pieces may take a month to complete but he only has a few days for a mural.

“The personal challenge of this scale is always really fun with the time crunch,” he said. “You have a limited amount of time so your decision making will be really quick, your creativity’s peaked. So for me, the murals are a lot of fun and it’s a big challenge.”

In the drawing class, Gouveia is starting with smaller challenges. For instance, if students can only draw stick figures, he will help them learn form. If they can draw the form well, they move on to light. If they know about light, then Gouveia will talk about proportions.

“There’s always something you can work on,” he said. “That was one of the most frustrating things that I learned in school, that no matter how good I got, I was never that good. Even if I was taking this class as a student, I could definitely still be learning something. You’re never done.”

 

Family Updates

Dr. Helen Jung

Dr. Helen Jung

Dr. Ziliang Zhou

Dr. Ziliang Zhou

Dr. Anthony Donaldson

Dr. Anthony Donaldson

Dr. Grace Ni

Dr. Grace Ni

Dr. Rod Foist

Dr. Rod Foist

Dr. Rod Foist, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented three papers at the First Year Engineering Experience 2014 Conference at Texas A&M University, College Station, in August.  The papers were written in collaboration with CBU faculty colleagues and were titled Use of Robotics in First-Year Engineering Math Laboratory by Foist and Dr. Grace Ni, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; An Intuitive Calculus Project, Using Electronic Filters, for a First-Year Engineering Math Laboratory by Foist and Dr. Anthony Donaldson, dean of the Gordon & Jill Bourns College of Engineering; and Providing More Lab Options for First-Year Female Engineering Students in Math and Engineering Courses with Lab Components by Foist, Dr. Ziliang Zhou, professor of mechanical engineering; and Dr. Helen Jung, assistant professor of civil engineering.

 

Leontine Armstrong

Leontine Armstrong

Leontine Armstrong, adjunct professor of English, published an essay titled Shading in a Violent Shadow: A Hero’s Confrontation with the American Shadow in Tim’s Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in the July issue of Mythological Studies Journal.

 

 

 

 

The program director of English studies at the Siriwat Wittaya Bilingual School in Thailand presents Dr. Daniel Skubik with a model of a “Tuk Tuk” taxi, common in Bangkok.

The program director of English studies at the Siriwat Wittaya Bilingual School in Thailand presents Dr. Daniel Skubik with a model of a “Tuk Tuk” taxi, common in Bangkok.

Dr. Daniel Skubik, professor of law, ethics and humanities, and his wife Bernadette just returned from an interfaith/intercultural dialogue trip to Southeast Asia Aug 4-14. They visited several private primary and secondary schools and universities, as well as various cultural sites with Muslim, Christian and Buddhist group participants. They also spoke with many students, faculty, administrative staff and local government officials about issues concerning education and development in both countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Minesinger

Dr. Kenneth Minesinger

Dr. Kenneth Minesinger, associate professor of law for Online and Professional Studies, gave a presentation to the American College of Family Physicians of California at the 38th Annual Scientific Seminar in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 7-10.  The topic was medical-legal issues facing physicians after the adoption of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Newton

Dr. Jennifer Newton

Dr. Jennifer Newton, associate professor of English, recently published an article titled Finding Wisdom: George Herbert’s Response to Proverbs 9 in ‘Church-musick,’ ‘Christmas,’ and ‘Love (3)’ in the George Herbert Journal, vol. 35. Her essay demonstrates how, through parallels in wording and structure, these three works by the seventeenth-century poet George Herbert navigate readers beyond each individual poem to a collective imagined response to the call of Wisdom in Proverbs.

 

 

 

Ana Gamez

Dr. Ana Gomez

Dr. Douglas Wallace

Dr. Douglas Wallace

Dr. Ana Gamez, associate professor of forensic psychology, and Dr. Douglas Wallace, assistant professor of sociology, participated in a panel discussion at the Box Theater in Riverside on two short films: one depicting the 14,000 Pedro Pan children sent to the U.S. in the 1960s to escape Castro’s regime and another that follows a 9-year-old child laborer in India who has the opportunity for an education . The discussion centered on child labor exploitation. Gamez also gave a lecture Aug. 8 for the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas on the topic of Selection and Hiring of Ethical Police Officers. In addition, she co-authored an article titled Vicarious Traumatization: A Guide for Managing the Silent Stressor. The article was published in the August 2014 issue of Police Chief, the journal of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

 

Dr. Hannah Hu works with students from the Upward Bound program.

Dr. Hannah Hu works with students from the Upward Bound program.

Forty high school students from the Upward Bound math and science program of Moreno Valley College visited California Baptist University July 25. Dr. Bruce Prins, professor of biology; Dr. Hannah Hu, assistant professor of chemistry; and Dr. Ricardo Cordero, assistant professor of mathematics, presented information about careers and research, provided hands-on activities such as blood typing and respiratory function/values and demonstrated light emitting chemicals and polymers.

 

 

 

 

Julie Goodman

Julie Goodman

Julie Goodman, assistant professor of anthropology, presented a paper titled Anthropology in the Real World Aug. 4 at the National Social Science Association Conference in San Diego. The presentation explored ways in which students can directly use anthropological skills for specific jobs in our current economy.

 

 

 

Josh's baby Hunter

Hunter Jacob van Baarsel

Joshua van Baarsel, lab coordinator for the department of natural and mathematical sciences, and his wife Sarah welcomed a baby boy to the family Aug. 1. Hunter Jacob was born at 3:19 a.m., weighing 7 lbs. 14 ozs. and measuring 20.5 inches long.

 

 

 

 

Kennedi Blayke Cox

Kennedi Blayke Cox

Morgan Cox, financial coordinator in the Campus Store, and her husband Joel welcomed their first child July 31, a daughter named Kennedi Blayke Cox. The baby was born at 12:45 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz. and measured 19 inches long.

 

 

 

 

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CBU cheer team still on top, pushes toward third championship

CBU's cheer team

CBU’s cheer team

The California Baptist University cheerleading team continues to fly high.

At a National Cheerleaders Association/USA camp in July, the team once again earned a gold bid in its pursuit of a third straight NCA Championship in 2015. It also earned a gold bid to the 2015 USA College Championships. The team again took first place as camp champions – Best All Around, with a score of 203; second-place Weber State University had 183 points. The team also took first place in the Game Day Run Off, which included Division I coed teams, won the Top Gun Stunt Winner for the second year in a row and eight cheerleaders were named All-American.

“This is a great start to the 2014-2015 season,” head coach Tami Fleming said. “Our seasoned veterans paired with our talented rookie class have proven, once again, that CBU cheer plans to stay on top. The hard work, dedication and skill of this new team is unmatched and I look forward to a great year with these athletes.”

The results mean the cheer team can pursue another NCA title, after winning their second in April and being undefeated for the past two seasons.

“When they won, it was very cool. It was very validating,” Fleming said of the NCA win in April. “It made it feel like the first win wasn’t just a fluke. We weren’t just lucky to be the best team in the nation. We very clearly are the best team in the nation.”

Becoming a national team takes a lot of work. Practice is usually 2-2.5 hours daily Monday through Thursday, September through April. When it’s competition time, that can increase. The practices sometimes begin with a mile run with weights. And that’s just the warm-up.

Sophomore Mara Gates said all the hard work was worth it.

“The team work and the team ethics that we had was really cool to watch,” she said. “As we developed from summertime to being this well-oiled machine by the end of the year, it was really cool to watch and be a part of.”

The first year Fleming and assistant cheer coach Jason Larkins took over as coaches, the team came up with the motto “Passion, God, Success.”

“We really try to ingrain in them, be passionate about what you do, let God be the center of all of it and success will come,” Fleming said. “And it may not always be a first-place finish, it may come in another form. But they push to be successful, and so I think that team motto has just carried them through a lot of stuff.”

The team will again push to be successful this season.

“Nobody in the history of the division has ever won it three years in a row,” Fleming said. “So obviously our goal is to win it a third year and make history.”

 

CBU introductory engineering course offers fun, challenges

photo1photo3How does one make a bridge out of spaghetti and make it strong enough to hold weight? That was just one of the many things 10 high school students learned during an introductory engineering course at California Baptist University. Engineering Innovation, a four-week summer course developed by Johns Hopkins University, was offered at 14 sites nationwide. This was the first year CBU’s Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineeringoffered the program.

The course covered several fields of engineering, including chemical, electrical, computer, civil and mechanical. Nine students from the Inland Empire and one from Northern California also learned about finance and ethics and practiced oral presentation and written communications.

The purpose of the course was to get the students interested in engineering, said Grace Ni, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering. She and Dr. Mark Gordon, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, co-taught the course.

“The goal of the program is mainly to inspire the young generation in engineering,” Ni said. “We let them know what engineering is about, how much fun engineering is and the different disciplines under engineering.”

The course included lectures and hands-on projects, such as designing and constructing a circuit to control a robotics car, and building a mousetrap and then writing down instructions for others to follow. Throughout, the students learned communication, how to give accurate instructions and teamwork.

The course culminated with the pasta bridges. The students learned about the strength of materials, designed a bridge on a computer and then built it. On the final day of the course, the students suspended increasing amounts of weight from the bridges until they broke. The spaghetti structures supported weights ranging from 36 to 62 pounds before collapsing.

“We want to show them engineering is really cool and you can have a lot fun, and what the essential skills are you need to grasp to be successful in the field of engineering,” Ni said.

 

Class brings Disney magic to CBU

Disney class

Dr. Jeffrey Barnes and members of the History 401 class at Disneyland

A little bit of Disneyland’s magic came to California Baptist University during the summer semester.

Dr. Jeffrey Barnes, associate professor and dean of academic services, taught more than 20 students in History 401 – Special Topics: The History of Disneyland.

The course provided an historical review of Southern California’s prominent cultural icon. The class focused on topics such as how the park mimics and mirrors the American Dream; the park’s place in American history and culture; its influence around the globe; and Disney’s impact on the entertainment industry.

During the eight-week session, Barnes incorporated entertainment and magic through two field trips and guest speakers. Students were given the VIP treatment at Disneyland for a hands-on experience and received a private tour at Garner Holt Productions in San Bernardino, which creates animatronic figures and more. The class also had the opportunity to hear from an array of guest speakers, who covered aspects of history, biography, culture and construction.

The first guest speaker, Disney historian Sam Gennawey, author of the class’ textbook The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream, shared the beginning stages of Walt Disney’s career, Disneyland’s construction and opening day. Next, Bill Butler, creative director of Garner Holt Productions, discussed his history with both Disneyland and Garner Holt, as well as a technical history of the mechanics of auto-animatronics. Lastly, Mel McGowan, a former Disney Imagineer and president/founder of Visioneering Studios, presented Disneyland’s architecture, storytelling and theming. McGowan brought a fresh and unique faith-based perspective to Disneyland’s organization and building style. Being a strong believer in Christ-centered communities, McGowan said he viewed his role at Disney as a chance to highlight God’s glory through a form of re-creation.

Barnes summed up the class experience using a quote from Walt Disney himself: “It really is kind of fun to do the impossible.”

Family Updates

potteryThe pottery of ceramics instructor David Williams, adjunct faculty in the College of Architecture, Visual Arts and Design, is being featured at Hands Gallery in San Louis Obispo during the month of August.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Thomas Schneider

Dr. Thomas Schneider

Dr. Thomas Schneider, assistant professor of English for Online and Professional Studies, presented research July 17 titled Chaucer’s Physics: Motion in The House of Fame at the New Chaucer Society Conference at the University of Iceland in Reykyavik.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai, associate professor and department chair of civil engineering, presented two papers titled Comparison between Seismic Demand Models and Incremental Dynamic Analysis for Low-Rise and Mid-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings and Seismic Fragility Estimates of Controlled High-Rise Buildings with Magnetorheological Dampers at the 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE) in Anchorage, Alaska July 21-25. He also co-authored an article titled Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Tilt-Up Concrete Structures in the journal, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance.

 

 

Dr. Timothy Mosteller

Dr. Timothy Mosteller

Dr. Timothy Mosteller, associate professor of philosophy, presented a paper titled Towards a Phenomenological Correspondence Theory of Emotions at the European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions in Lisbon, Portugal from July 18-20.

 

 

 

 

Nursing students from Taiwan with CBU nursing faculty and students

Nursing students from Taiwan with CBU nursing faculty and students

The School of Nursing hosted student nurses from Taiwan for two weeks this summer. The students were studying the American healthcare system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Elaine Ahumada

Dr. Elaine Ahumada

Dr. Elaine Ahumada, chair of the department of history and government for Online and Professional Studies, was featured as the key presenter on the topic of Partnering: The 21st Century Employee Empowerment for the County of Riverside’s Fiscal and Administrative Manager’s quarterly meeting held at the Carriage House in Riverside on July 14, 2014.

 

 

 

 

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From left: Daniela Medina and Isabel Archuleta, CBU students, and Dr. Jodi Baker, associate professor of kinesiology, pose with a patient.

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CBU team uses training in East Africa

From left: Daniela Medina and Isabel Archuleta, CBU students, and Dr. Jodi Baker, associate professor of kinesiology, pose with a patient.

From left: Daniela Medina and Isabel Archuleta, CBU students, and Dr. Jodi Baker, associate professor of kinesiology, pose with a patient.

A volunteer team from California Baptist University’s College of Allied Health has returned from East Africa after working for three weeks providing healthcare. Three faculty and 10 students used their skills and training to help a fieldworker who is a physical therapist.

The team had a four-tiered strategy, said Dr. Sean Sullivan, chair of the department of kinesiology, who was a member of the team.  In addition to working with the fieldworker, giving rehabilitative care in a hospital, they also provided health education at the hospital, a physical education class at a school and worked in a fitness facility.

Although the patients were diverse, the primary group for rehabilitative care were women who were house workers with low-back injuries, Sullivan said. And because the local infrastructure isn’t the same as in the U.S., the group worked with a minimal amount of equipment.

“Students had to be creative in how they treated patients,” Sullivan said. “Many of them realized how advanced the training is (at CBU and in the U.S.) and how privileged they are to have access to the types of tools that they have. I think many of them realized that they took for granted what most people didn’t even have access to. That was part of the learning experience, as well as to see patients who were really grateful for any type of service that could be offered.”

It was the second consecutive year that Sullivan helped lead a team to East Africa as CBU builds a relationship with the fieldworker.

“This was a great second step in an ongoing relationship for the college and for the university in Africa and God seems to be blessing it,” he said. “It was confirmation from God that He can use me and other faculty in real ways as we lead students to integrate their faith in service to others in specific ways according to their training. And it was also a reminder that we can serve others using our professional training anywhere.”

 

CBU hosts international music festival

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Students perform before a panel of judges at the Hope-CBU International Music Festival.

About 50 students from China competed July 18-19 at California Baptist University in the inaugural Hope-CBU International Music Festival.

The students, ranging in age from 7 to 30, sang and played instruments, such as piano, double bass, cello and oboe. Judges consisted of a Chinese piano teacher and several faculty members from CBU’s School of Music.

Dr. Steve Betts, professor of music, was one of the judges for the piano category.

“Every person brings his or her own experience to the performance of music,” he said. “The events of each individual’s life and the depth of his or her insight concerning the piece he or she is performing bring a unique perspective to each performance.”

Winners received 1st and 2nd place awards. The other participants received honorable mention certificates.

The festival was a great way to showcase CBU and the quality of its music program, said Dr. Larry Linamen, vice president of global initiatives.

“We want our music program to be known across China.”

This summer more than 400 international students walked across CBU’s campus for language camps. All the camps included an English language and American cultural component. Groups included Colegio Batista Mineiro from Brazil, Ningbo City College of Vocational Technology from China and Affiliated Middle School to Jilin University from China.

 

Athletic training program achieves 10-year accreditation

Students work on simulators during an athletic training lab.

Students work on simulators during an athletic training lab.

California Baptist University’s athletic training program has received continuing accreditation for 10 years from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

The entry-level master’s program in the College of Allied Health, the first of its kind in California, had previously been accredited for five years in 2009 when the first students were preparing to graduate. Ten-year accreditation is the most a program can receive.

The program had to complete a self-study and submit to an accreditation visit to ensure it met the nationally recognized standards, said Dr. Nicole MacDonald, associate professor of kinesiology and program director for the athletic training education program. Those standards include having the right number of faculty and the proper equipment, as well as implementing health and safety procedures. It also must maintain a 70 percent first-time pass rate of the Board of Certification exam for a three-year aggregate. The percentage of CBU graduates passing the exam the past three years ranges from 88.24 percent to 100 percent.

Up to 20 students are accepted each year into the program. They complete a minimum of eight clinical rotations, giving the students experience in high school, collegiate, clinic and general medical environments.

MacDonald said the program is not about personal training or coaching but is more like medical care for the physically active. The 10-year accreditation is the culmination of hard work by both faculty and students.

“I was pretty excited, she said. “We expected it, but we’re still working hard. It shows our program is solid. It’s a big indicator we are doing the right things.”

Graduates of the CBU athletic training program have gone into careers with professional sports teams, olympic sport, universities, high schools and clinics.

 

CBU School of Behavioral Sciences announces new dean

Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson

Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson

Dr. Jacqueline Gustafson, a native of Washington, is the new dean of California Baptist University’s School of Behavioral Sciences.

Gustafson, who began her new role July 1, comes from Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash., a private Christian school of 1,740 students. At that institution, she was the associate dean for academic programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Gustafson worked at Northwest University in various positions for 14 years. She was ready for a new opportunity, she said.

“It was excellent timing. I think God’s provision was definitely in that.”

Gustafson moved to Riverside with her husband, David, and 6-year-old son, Abraham.

For now, she is busy settling in at CBU and the School of Behavioral Sciences, which has more than 400 undergraduate students and more than 300 in the graduate programs.

“My goal is really just to come and learn the culture of CBU and of the School of Behavioral Sciences and then create a plan for how we can take that existing culture and grow from that,” Gustafson said. “I’m very much of the philosophy of wanting to grow programs out of the existing dreams and skill sets in the School of Behavioral Sciences. I hope that I can bring my skills to the table to help make that happen.”

Gustafson, who also will be teaching Theories of Personality in the fall and advising graduate students on their theses, says education is her passion.

“Regardless of the specific class I’m teaching, my primary lens is that of an educator,” she said. “We have the content, but I’ll be thinking just as much about the types of students, how they learn, different models we can approach in the classroom, different ways we can innovate our programming.”

Gustafson also brings to CBU an interest in global studies, which was her focus in her doctoral program.

“As we’re studying psychology and how the human mind works and behavior is shaped, we need to do so within the context of understanding that we live in a globalized world,” she said. “We have a tremendous opportunity to respond to that challenge and to help serve in the midst of that culture.”

 

CBU announces “Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering”

Bourns releaseOfficials at California Baptist University have announced the naming of the “Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering” in honor of the Riverside couple’s longstanding support for the CBU engineering program.

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU president, said the naming recognizes the Bourns’ recent $5.5 million lead gift in the college’s “Equipping for Impact” campaign. Ellis said it was the largest single gift from individuals ever received by CBU and provided an auspicious launch for the fundraising campaign.

“I am very grateful to Gordon and Jill for their continuing support of California Baptist University and for this latest example of their wonderful generosity,” Ellis said. “This gift demonstrates their strong commitment to help prepare the engineers of the future and, more than that, it models an amazing spirit of philanthropy that I believe can inspire others to join us in funding this exciting project.”

Gordon Bourns is chairman and CEO of Bourns Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components. He also is chairing the campaign to fund construction of a new building to house the CBU engineering college that now bears his name along with that of his wife.

“We thought this would be a tremendous opportunity to share the blessings God has given us and to inspire others to give also,” Bourns said. “We are thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord by serving CBU.”

The Bourns’ lead gift in the campaign is the latest demonstration of the couple’s support for the private university’s engineering program. A previous contribution in 2008 was recognized with the naming of the Bourns Engineering Laboratory at CBU.

Campaign proceeds will help fund construction of a planned three-story building encompassing 100,000 square feet of classrooms and state of the art equipment for the Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering. Preliminary plans for the innovative building design will utilize green technology and sustainable construction, and feature two blocks of classroom, faculty and administrative space bracketing a massive engineering hall, providing multipurpose space for labs, projects, exhibits, presentations and student collaboration, as well as an interactive studio for K-12 STEM education.

 

CBU and Zhejiang Medical College enter partnership

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Dr. Larry Linamen (second front left), vice president of global initiatives, signs an agreement with Zhejiang Medical College during a formal a formal ceremony in China.

California Baptist University and Zhejiang Medical College in China are collaborating on a program that can help Chinese students obtain a degree in health care.

Dr. Larry Linamen, vice president of global initiatives, recently signed the document in a formal ceremony in China.

“This is the first program we’ve had that the government of China has approved,” Linamen said. “It is a big step for us because there is a tremendous amount of paperwork in getting these projects formally approved.”

Students will attend Zhejiang Medical College for three years and will continue their studies at CBU for two years. Upon completion, students will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare administration from California Baptist University.

CBU is recruiting students entering Zhejiang this fall, so those students would start attending CBU in 2017, said Dr. Charles Sands, dean of CBU’s College of Allied Health.

The program provides opportunities for international students who graduate to return to China with newly obtained skills. It also gives CAH faculty an opportunity to teach in China. Beginning next year, one or two CBU faculty members will teach in China for about a month.

 

Family Updates

Dr. C. Fyne Nsofor

Dr. C. Fyne Nsofor

Dr. C. Fyne Nsofor, associate professor of intercultural studies, was appointed associated editor of Missiology, the journal of the American Society of Missiology, beginning July 2014. Nsofor’s primary function will be to read and review journal articles submitted for publication. The journal is a forum for the exchange of ideas and research between missiologists and others interested in related subjects.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Elaine Ahumada

Dr. Elaine Ahumada

The Inland Empire Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration awarded three CBU graduate students in public administration scholarships at the organization’s annual awards banquet June 26. Michele Nissen was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, while Rachel McClure and Renee Poselski each received a $500 scholarship. Dr. Elaine Ahumada, chair of the department of history and government and program director for the master of public administration degree program, served as president of the chapter for a two-year term and will serve as chapter secretary beginning in September.

 

 

Noah Pryfogle with children and baseball equipment donated by Dr. Sean Sullivan, Dr. David Pearson and Gary Adcock.

Noah Pryfogle and Ugandan children with baseball equipment donated by Dr. Sean Sullivan, Dr. David Pearson and Gary Adcock.

Pam Pryfogle, adjunct faculty for Online and Professional Studies, recently traveled to Northern Uganda with her son and grandson, Michael and Noah Pryfogle, to complete her doctoral research and to host a Bible conference for women. Pryfogle’s son and grandson assisted with research and taught baseball to area children. Baseball equipment was donated by Dr. Sean Sullivan, chair of the department of kinesiology; Dr. David Pearson professor of kinesiology; and Gary Adcock, head coach of Lancers men’s baseball. For more about the Pryfogles’ travels in Northern Uganda, visit http://travelinggrace.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Daniel Prather

Dr. Daniel Prather, professor and chair of the department of aviation science, taught four-day airport operations courses on behalf of the American Association of Airport Executives at the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, as well as Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Sean Sullivan

Dr. Wayne Fletcher

Dr. Wayne Fletcher

Dr. David Pearson

Dr. David Pearson

Dr. Charles Sands

Dr. Charles Sands

Dr. Sean Sullivan, chair of the department of kinesiology; Dr. Wayne Fletcher, chair of the department of health sciences; Dr. David Pearson, professor of kinesiology; and Dr. Charles Sands, dean of the School of Allied Health, all recently served at the Sandals Church Sports Camp.

 

 

Dr. Anne-Marie Larsen

Dr. Anne-Marie Larsen

Dr. Anne-Marie Larsen, associate professor of psychology and director of the graduate program in forensic psychology, presented research titled Heuristics of Women in Murder at the Western Psychological Association annual meeting in Portland, Ore. The presentation was a joint collaboration with CBU students Johanna Covarrubias and Taylor Baines. Several recent graduates of the forensic psychology graduate program presented posters at the meeting: Tiawna Jones, who presented research on the negative effects of pretrial publicity; Alison Peacock, who presented her work on the Women Wonder Writers program’s impact on self-esteem and self-efficacy; and Collette Strosnider, who presented research on infanticide.

 

 

Dr. David Isaacs

Dr. David Isaacs

Dr. David Isaacs, assistant professor of English, presented a paper at the Film and Media 2014 Conference at the University of London in June. His paper, Will Smith and the White Imaginary in Independence Day, explored portrayals of race in the popular sci-fi film.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Melissa Antonio (left) acts as a general biology class instructor introducing the learning goals of a class activity on concepts behind cell signaling.

Dr. Melissa Antonio (left) acts as a general biology class instructor introducing the learning goals of a class activity on concepts behind cell signaling.

Dr. Melissa Antonio, assistant professor of biology, attended the National Academies Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching June 22-27 at the University of California, Riverside. The institute, sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, provided intensive training for faculty to sharpen teaching skills through evidence-based teaching methods designed to transform the undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

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From left: Debbi Guthrie, senior vice president of Raincross Hospitality Corp.; Channing Perea; and Darla Donaldson.

ATHENA of Riverside awarded CBU alumna Channing Perea a $1,000 scholarship May 28 as part of its ongoing mission to open doors of leadership opportunity for women through inspiration, education, cultivation and mentoring. Darla Donaldson, assistant professor of finance and social entrepreneurship, introduced Perea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jeff Cate

Dr. Jeff Cate

Dr. Jeff Cate, professor of New Testament, presented a paper titled Who Was Crucified and Where? The Case for Kaikos in Revelation 11:8 at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Vienna, Austria on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

 

 

 

 

From left: Rodney Couch (Provider), Joe Adcock (CBU), Kent Dacus (CBU), Kevin Murray (Provider), Calvin Sparkman (CBU), Nora Garcia (Provider), Kipp Dougherty (Provider), Anthony Lammons (CBU), Eric Da Costa (Provider) and Mitch Holt (Provider).

From left: Rodney Couch (Provider), Joe Adcock (CBU), Kent Dacus (CBU), Kevin Murray (Provider), Calvin Sparkman (CBU), Nora Garcia (Provider), Kipp Dougherty (Provider), Anthony Lammons (CBU), Eric Da Costa (Provider) and Mitch Holt (Provider).

Nineteen CBU staff and Provider Food Service staff attended Chick-fil-A licensee training in Atlanta, Ga., June 18-19 in anticipation of opening the on-campus Chick-fil-A in the Fall 2014 semester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. William Flores

Dr. William Flores

Dr. William Flores, associate professor of Spanish and director of the Spanish program, is author of a book review published in the June 2014 edition of Hispania. The review is titled Scolieri, Paul A. Dancing the New World: Aztecs, Spaniards, and the Choreography of Conquest. Flores also participated at the McGraw-Hill Education’s Spring 2014 Spanish Symposium held in Los Angeles April 24-25. To view the review published in Hispania, click here.

 

 

 

These three WanBang middle school students are part of the Skype pen pal program. The girls are sitting under a sign that publically proclaims the WanBang school motto.

These three WanBang middle school students are part of the Skype pen pal program. The girls are sitting under a sign that publically proclaims the WanBang school motto.

The multiple and single subject credential programs have unofficially partnered with WanBang school in Harbin China. The program includes (1) CBU students using Skype to tutor the WanBang students and (2) using Skype to create modern pen pal relationships between middle and high school students in the U.S. and China. If you know individuals who would like to become part of either program, contact Dr. Keith Walters, associate professor of education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Creed Jones

Dr. Creed Jones

Dr. Matthew Rickard

Dr. Matthew Rickard

Dr. Matthew Rickard, associate professor of engineering and chair of bioengineering, presented a paper on June 22 titled Experimental Investigation of Radio Frequency Identification Range for Intraocular Implants at BioMed 2014, the 11th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. Co-authors of the peer-reviewed paper are Dr. Creed Jones, professor of software engineering, and three recent engineering graduates: Max M. Migdal, Nathaniel A. Reyes and Alexander D. Murguia. Rickard also was awarded to new patents, both of which control eye pressure for mitigating glaucomatous damage.

 

Sarah Pearce

Sarah Pearce

Dayna Herrera

Dayna Herrera

Dayna Herrera, assistant professor of nursing, and Sarah Pearce, School of Nursing lab assistant, gave a presentation titled The Art of Simulation: Developing, Creating, and Utilizing/Integrating Video Simulation In the Classroom and the Community at the International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resource Centers Conference, which met June 20th in Orlando, Fla. Pearce also made a presentation titled The Art of Instructional Acting: A guide for Training Undergraduate Theatre Students to Become Standardized Patients at the same meeting.

 

 

Dr. Chuck Sands

Dr. Charles Sands

Dr. Charles Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health, has been appointed to the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA) “The Commission for Advancing Medical Missions (CAMM). A CMDA commission is a group of volunteers that performs a ministry that CMDA may not have the administrative resources to accomplish. Commissions have access to CMDA’s 16,000 members, services, databases and infrastructure.

 

 

 

andymusserweddingAndy Musser (’12), financial aid counselor, married Kaleen Musich (’12) on June 15th.

 

 

 

 

 

The Payne family

The Payne family

Denise (Roscoe) Payne, credential analyst, and Andrew Payne were married on June 28, 2014 in Riverside. Andrew is employed with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. They live in Riverside with their three children, Michaela, Haley and Kevin.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sivan Bradley Clark Winter

Dr. Natalie C. Winter, associate professor of business, her husband Aldee and daughter Aleida welcomed a baby boy to the family on June 3. The baby’s name is Sivan Bradley Clark Winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judah Killian Ernst

Judah Killian Ernst

Megan Ernst, student accounts counselor, and her husband Chris welcomed a son, Judah Killian Ernst, on July 10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittany and Taylor Neece with twins Cohen Michael Neece, Jones Andrew Neece and 2-year-old Norah.

Brittany and Taylor Neece with twins Cohen Michael Neece, Jones Andrew Neece and 2-year-old Norah.

Brittany Neece, lecturer in the School of Behavioral Sciences, and Taylor Neece, director of graduate admissions, welcomed twin boys on July 8. Cohen Michael Neece weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and Jones Andrew Neece weighed 6 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CBU marks milestone with 400th ISP/USP team in 17 years

CBU's 400th volunteer team prepares to depart June 24 for their field of service in New York.

CBU’s 400th volunteer team prepares to depart June 24 for their field of service in New York.

California Baptist University sent out its 400th volunteer service team June 24 with a celebration that included prayer, cake and commemorative T-shirts.

The team, which will work in New York for three weeks, was also the 45th group of students, faculty and staff of the year and part of the fourth and final wave of International Service Projects (ISP), U.S. Projects (USP) and Summer of Service (SOS)teams for 2014. The last 11 groups for 2014 went to France, Spain, United Kingdom, Japan, Thailand, Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia and Baltimore. This year, more than 400 participants have served in 16 countries.

CBU launched its flagship global mobilization program in 1997. Jared Dobbins, assistant director of mobilization, noted that the university sent out the 100th team in 2007 and took just seven years to send out another 300 teams.

“California Baptist University trains and sends out more short-term volunteers in the summer than any other university in the country,” said Kristen White, director of global mobilization. The reason CBU has such a strong number of volunteers is because the university is tapping into what God has already put in people, she said.

“They’ve come to CBU to get a professional skill set and we’re saying ‘look, you can use this to be a kingdom professional,’” White explained. “That’s the new phrase we’re really trying to stress. We tell them: ‘Live your purpose by being a kingdom professional. And we don’t just want you to prepare for the world when you graduate, we want you to engage the world while you’re here. We’re not going to just tell you to do it, we’re going to go with you and do it.’”

New students take a Step Ahead

Step Ahead is a program that gives freshman and transfer students a head start on the fall registration process.

Step Ahead is a program that gives freshman and transfer students a head start on the fall registration process.

The 2014-15 school year hasn’t started yet, but new students are already finding their way around California Baptist University with Step Ahead.

The Step Ahead events help prepare freshmen and transfer students for the new college experience. At the event, the students register for classes, learn about financial aid, get their student ID picture taken and learn about the resources available to them, such as free tutoring, the Wellness Center and the Recreation Center.

Step Ahead gets the students ready for the fall and also helps them and their parents be comfortable with their college choice, said Rhonda Shackelford, undergraduate admissions visit and events coordinator.

“It’s a great day to get them on our campus, get them registered for classes,” she said. “We try to do our best to make it very welcoming and very inviting, and for them to feel settled that this is the right choice. We want parents and students to be assured that ‘yes, CBU is the right choice for me and my student.’”

They also get to experience college dining by having lunch at the Alumni Dining Commons. At the end of the day, the participants have the option of touring the living areas.

Parents join their student on some of the informational sessions, and they also have their own sessions, such as on school policies and a Q&A with a panel from various areas of student services.

“I think it’s a good transitional point for parents to feel comfortable,” Shackelford said. “Once they leave there, we want parents to feel comfortable about dropping off their students for orientation.”

Although Step Ahead is about a beginning, students and parent will get a glimpse of what the end will look like, Shackelford said. This year, the participants watch a video of students who attended Step Ahead, have graduated and are working.

“We’re really excited that we can showcase people that came to Step Ahead and that now have a job,” she said. “We wanted to be able to show parents at the end of this journey, it works. Our goal is to have that child graduate and get a job and be successful, not only in their career, but growing in their faith and being able to contribute to the body of Christ.”

 

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Dr. Mark A. Wyatt

Dr. Mark A. Wyatt

Dr. Mark A. Wyatt, vice president for marketing and communication, was elected recording secretary for the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities at the organization’s annual meeting June 1-3 in Charleston, S.C.

 

 

 

 

The College of Allied Health sponsored the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce Good Morning Riverside at The Mission Inn on June 12. CBU faculty and staff joined the morning event and listened to an update from Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health. Sands talked about the growing programs and the numerous service opportunities in the CAH, and featured a video recently produced by Eric Mendoza, CBU marketing specialist.

 

The College of Allied Health's global health engagement team is currently working in East Africa.

The College of Allied Health’s global health engagement team is currently working in East Africa.

The College of Allied Health (CAH) sent off the first global health engagement team June 14. The team, comprised of CAH students and faculty, will be assisting field workers in East Africa and is led by Dr. Sean Sullivan, professor of kinesiology, Dr. Jodi Baker, associate professor of athletic training, and Amy Miller, assistant professor of kinesiology for Online and Professional Studies. Updates from the team can be found at http://calbaptist.blogs.edu/alliedhealth.

 

 

 

 

From left: Dr. Sangmin Kim, associate professor of health sciences; Brittany Northway; Stephanie Curnow; Dr. Meg Barth, professor of nutrition and food sciences; Sarah Velez; Lesley Garnica; Michelle Granger, Family Services Association nutrition manager.

From left: Dr. Sangmin Kim, associate professor of health sciences; Brittany Northway; Stephanie Curnow; Dr. Meg Barth, professor of nutrition and food sciences; Sarah Velez; Lesley Garnica; Michelle Granger, Family Services Association nutrition manager.

Nutrition and food sciences students have been presenting the Rethink Your Drink seminar, which encourages people to select healthier beverages, at eight sites this summer. The department of health sciences and College of Allied Health have established an affiliation agreement with the Family Services Association to serve the senior community in Riverside County through course-related activities and service learning in the area of health education and nutrition assessments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Steward, adjunct professor of history and government for Online and Professional Studies, presented a paper May 31 titled Justifying the American Revolution: The American Clergy and Reformed Political Resistance at the Christians in Political Science Conference at Azusa Pacific University.

 

Dr. Timothy Mosteller

Dr. Timothy Mosteller

Dr. Tim Mosteller, associate professor of philosophy, participated in the Baptist Association of Philosophy Professors Summer Seminar May 19-23 at the University of Notre Dame. The seminar was led by Dr. John Haldane, professor of philosophy at St. Andrews University, one of the world’s leading Christian philosophers. The topic of the seminar was Analytic Thomism and included formal and informal discussions led by Haldane.

 

 

 

Dr. Daniel Skubik

Dr. Daniel Skubik

Dr. Daniel Skubik, professor of law, ethics and humanities, was one of 19 faculty competitively selected nationwide to participate June 2–13 in the 2014 Silberman Faculty Seminar in Washington, D.C. Titled Teaching about the Holocaust in the Soviet Union: Perpetrators, Collaborators, Bystanders, and Victims, the meeting was sponsored by the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

 

Dr. Dawn Gilmore and her husband, Glenn, at commencement ceremonies in Orange Park, Fla.

Dr. Dawn Gilmore and her husband, Glenn, at commencement ceremonies in Orange Park, Fla.

Dr. Dawn Gilmore, assistant professor of music, recently received a doctorate of worship studies degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Orange Park, Fla. Her thesis was titled Developing a Biblical Foundation for Christian Worship Course for the Master of Music Program at California Baptist University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June Cover JBSDr. Anthony Chute, professor of church history, and Dr. Matthew Emerson, assistant professor of Christian ministries for Online and Professional Studies, have published the latest edition of the Journal of Baptist Studies. In addition to articles on significant Baptist people and movements, the journal contains several book reviews solicited through John Gill, assistant professor of Christian ministries for OPS The journal can be accessed at http://baptiststudiesonline.com/the-journal-of-baptist-studies-6-2014/

 

 

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson

Dr. Michael Chute

Dr. Michael Chute

Dr. Michael Chute, professor of journalism and program director for journalism and public relations, participated June 18 in a panel discussion on public relations education for about 40 members and guests of the Public Relations Society of America-Inland Empire at the Victoria Club in Riverside. The panel also included faculty from La Sierra University and California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, associate professor of public relations for Online and Professional Studies, moderated the panel.

 

 

Dr. Erin Smith

Dr. Erin Smith

Dr. Erin Smith, assistant professor of psychology, presented a poster titled Psychological Essentialism Influences Personal Identity Concepts in Chinese and American Children at the Association for Psychological Science’s 26th Annual Convention held in San Francisco May 22-25.

 

 

 

 

Robert Vis

Robert Vis

Robert Vis, director of development, received the master of business administration degree from La Sierra University in commencement ceremonies June 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Derek Updegraff

Dr. Derek Updegraff

Dr. Derek Updegraff, assistant professor of English, attended the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies May 8-11 at Western Michigan University. Updegraff delivered a paper titled Manuscript Layout, Old English Poems, and Visual Lineation: Reassessing the Uses of Aural Verses and Visual Lines in Modern Translation.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Tim Luther

Dr. Tim Luther

Dr. Tim Luther, professor of political science, is author of a book titled Jürgen Habermas’s Reconstruction of Modernity: Reconciling Individual Autonomy and Community Solidarity, published recently by Linus Books in New York. He also presented a paper, Shifting from Philosophy to Culture: Rorty’s Deconstruction of Certainty at the Oceanic Popular Culture Association Annual Conference meeting in Riverside May 23 and another paper titled Reconstructing Deconstruction: Derrida’s Messianic Twist at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference, which met in San Diego on Nov. 2.

 

 

From left: Anthony Francis, CBU; Tim Lanski, University of Mississippi; Tina Galinato, University of California, Davis; Dr. David Pearson; Brian Chan, intern at California Poly Pomona; and Aldee Winter, University of California, Irvine

From left: Anthony Francis, CBU; Tim Lanski, University of Mississippi; Tina Galinato, University of California, Davis; Dr. David Pearson; Brian Chan, intern at California Poly Pomona; and Aldee Winter, University of California, Irvine

Dr. David Pearson, professor of kinesiology and faculty athletics representative, recently attended the NCAA Regional Rules Seminar and had lunch with recent graduates of CBU’s sport management graduate program who are working at NCAA member institutions in athletics compliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendra Johnson

Kendra Johnson

Kendra Johnson, academic evaluations coordinator, presented a paper titled Online Course Evaluations: How to Achieve an 82 Percent Response Rate at the 2014 Association for Institutional Research FORUM, which met May 28-June 1 in Orlando, Fla.

 

 

 

From left: Dr. Nona Cabral, Dr. Jerome Sattler and Dr. Jane McGuire

From left: Dr. Nona Cabral, Dr. Jerome Sattler and Dr. Jane McGuire

Dr. Nona Cabral and Dr. Jane McGuire, both associate professors of education, attended a conference May 30 at Azusa Pacific University on Assessment of Children’s Behavioral, Social and Clinical Functioning. The meeting featured Dr. Jerome Sattler, emeritus professor at San Diego State University. Sattler is a diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of professional psychology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christy Walker, daughter of Dr. Deron Walker, professor of English, bowled May 3-4 in the 2014 California Pepsi United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Youth Championship State Finals at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley, Calif. Christy qualified for the state finals with high scores at the USBC regional event in Victorville, where she placed second among 14 qualifying female bowlers in her division, bowing a 423 scratch series and a 738 series with handicap.

 

Phylicia and Clint Heinze

Phylicia and Clint Heinze

Karen Heinze, administrative assistant in the College of Architecture, Visual Art and Design, announces the marriage of her son, Clint Heinze (’12) to Phylicia Paulson (’11) in Menifee on March 29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next wave of ISP/USP teams heads out around the globe

Team members pray with family and friends before their departure to fields of service.

Team members pray with family and friends before their departure to fields of service.

California Baptist University is sending out another wave of International Service Projects (ISP) and U.S. Projects (USP) teams, with the last of those teams leaving June 11. Eight groups, including an all-faculty team, are heading to South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Europe, Greece and Spain. This summer, 45 teams with 408 participants will serve in 16 countries.

“We believe that every follower of Jesus is called to be a world Christian. To give them this short-term opportunity is what we in ISP and USP are all about,” said Kristen White, director of global mobilization.

 

 

 

 

Lancers finish top 26 in NCAA Division II

athleticsThe 2013-14 season marked a new era for the California Baptist University athletic program. Not only did the Lancers qualify 11 teams for the NCAA playoffs, boast a 131-33 record at home, win its first-ever NCAA Division II individual championship, and four conference titles, CBU placed No. 26 in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup final standings, as announced Wednesday.

“I’m very proud of the way our programs competed in their first year of post-season eligibility,” said Director of Athletics Dr. Micah Parker.  “We gained invaluable experience with so many teams getting the opportunity to compete in NCAA championships. To finish in the top eight-percent of all NCAA DII schools in our first year is a great accomplishment. It also gives our department some goals for the future because we want to keep improving.”

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Zipcar helps students get around

zipcar2For some students, attending college means asking friends for a ride, whether to the grocery store or the movies. At California Baptist University, students have another option. CBU offers two rental cars through Zipcar.

“Parking has become more of a challenge, and we want to give students an option of not bringing a car to school,” said Joe Adcock, assistant dean of students.

Any student, faculty or staff member can use the car, although it’s especially attractive to out-of-state and international students, he said.

Eric Ruta (’13) used the car to run errands, such as going to the bank or shopping. He is from Rwanda and also used the car to take other international students on errands. “I am extremely appreciative of this program,” Ruta said.

People have to sign up with Zipcar and pay to receive an access card. Once they receive a card, they go on the website or the mobile app and reserve their time. Reservations can be made by the hour or the day, and rates include gas and insurance, though not taxes. When it’s their reservation time, drivers just scan their card over a reader in the windshield and the car unlocks.

About 100 people at CBU have signed up to receive a card, Adcock said. He is also marketing the cars to campus offices, such as Admissions, which often makes trips to high schools. The cars also were promoted at freshmen orientation last year and at the Club Fairs. Parents attending the Step Ahead event are told of the program as well.

Matthew Fuller, a senior from Yucaipa, does not have a car on campus. He has used the Zipcar for off-campus activities, such as seeing a family member who is in town. He said the cars give him an option if he has to get off campus.

Zipcar’s annual survey of Millennials (those in the 18-34 age group) in the U.S., which Zipcar has conducted the past four years, has shown that young people value access over ownership, according to CJ Himberg, public relations specialist with Zipcar. The company’s cars can be found on more than 350 campuses across the country.

Osiris Vincent Ntarugera (’13), from Rwanda, used the car to run errands, go to the mall or the airport. “I am definitely glad CBU has that program, because as a student without a car, it was hard for me to find a ride from a friend. Now, I can just pick up the car and do my errands.”

 

Career Center aids students in job searches

photoSome spring 2014 graduates at California Baptist University are returning to the CBU Career Center to get assistance in their job search.

While some did not take the time to go to the center before receiving their degrees, others just need a little more help, said Mike Bishop, associate director.

“Whether it’s OPS (Online and Professional Studies), graduate students, or even traditional students, they’re coming back for mock interviews or actually redoing mock interviews,” Bishop said. “Some are looking for help on their LinkedIn profiles. A number of students are asking for resume assistance.”

In addition to these services, the Career Center offers help with job searches and conducts career fairs, employer presentation weeks and a professional etiquette dinner.

One example of the center’s work was when the chief engineer for the Pearl Harbor Naval Station called because he heard CBU’s engineering school was strong, Bishop said. Earlier this month about 15 students attended a general information session about being an engineer at the naval station, and the engineer interviewed 12 of them two days later at the Career Center.

Instead of just waiting for the students to come, the Career Center recently has become more intentional in reaching them, Bishop said. The center is working with deans and professors to promote its services, and it has more than 900 followers on Twitter.

“We’re also being asked by a lot of professors to come in and actually teach a class,” said Chelsea Dirks, career counselor/internship coordinator.

“We’re experiencing a lot of successes, from not only the events, but from the counseling, from the interviews, where students are coming back and voluntarily saying, ‘I got the job. I’m employed.’ So there’s a nice outcome from the work,” Bishop said.

The Career Center is not just for seniors. Bishop and Dirks said they encourage all students to visit at least once a semester.

“We want freshmen to begin using us from the very beginning, even if it’s ‘I’m not sure what my major is going to be. What are the career options in this major?’ We do help all levels,” Dirks said.

“We’re here to align their education with what may be out there in the job market and to show them how to do that,” Bishop said.

 

Family Updates

Dr. Juliann Perdue

Dr. Juliann Perdue

Kim Bailey

Kim Bailey

Dr. Juliann Perdue, associate professor of nursing, and Kim Bailey, nursing admissions specialist, along with 14 graduate nursing students, participated in the inaugural Pre-Health and Pre-Medical Conference at the University of Riverside (UCR) on May 18. Nursing students served on the admission panel and shared their insights and experiences with prospective students. Topics included admission requirements, selection criteria and how to position oneself as a strong applicant. They also talked to interested attendees at the recruitment fair and received a record number of inquiries for our nursing programs.

 

 

Dr. Julie Browning

Dr. Julie Browning

Dr. Julie Browning, associate professor of accounting for Online & Professional Studies, presented a lecture to the accountants of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on the topic of career development and professional licensures for accountants.

 

 

 

 

Mary Davidson (right) with her mother, Pam Pryfogle, adjunct professor for Online and Professional Studies

Mary Davidson (right) with her mother, Pam Pryfogle, adjunct professor for Online and Professional Studies

Mary Davidson completed her master of science degree in counseling psychology from CBU on May 3 and received the Merit Award for Academic Excellence and Commitment from the School of Behavioral Sciences. Davidson continues to work full-time as administrative assistant for the College of Allied Health and part-time as a marriage and family therapist trainee at Crossroads Church in Corona.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chuck Sands

Dr. Chuck Sands

Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health, presented the 2nd session of a four-part leadership development program for the staff at Sandals Church. The other two sessions will occur later in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Kinsley Joy Welzel

Kinsley Joy Welzel

Keith and Kelli Welzel, director of new student programs, welcomed their second daughter on June 1. Kinsley Joy Welzel was born at 7:55 p.m. and weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz.

 

 

 

 

 

Guy E. White V

Guy E. White V

Dr. Kristen M. White, assistant professor of psychology for Online & Professional Studies, and Dr. Guy E. White IV, adjunct faculty in English for OPS, welcomed their second child, Guy E. White V, on May 24 at 8:34 a m. The baby weighed 7 lbs. 10 ozs. and measured 21 inches long.

 

 

 

 

 

Turner Vine

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Vine Jr.

Jenelle Turner married Vincent Vine Jr. at her parent’s house in Devore on May 17. Turner is an admissions counselor at Online & Professional Studies’ Temecula Service Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CBU sends second wave of volunteers

ISP globe shotCalifornia Baptist University sent 10 more International Service and U.S. Service teams to fields of service May 20-22. The volunteers will be working in South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Finland, the United Kingdom, Baltimore and New York.

The teams will join 16 others already at work in Thailand, East Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia and Italy. In all, 45 teams will serve in 16 countries this summer with more than 400 participants involved.

“Research shows that community and responsibility are the top two concerns that our students have,” said Kristen White, director of global mobilization. “Our faculty and staff leaders seek to connect with and invest in students to challenge them to take their next step in engaging the world. We are not just a ‘sending’ program; we are a discipleship program with a goal of investing in lives to develop followers of Jesus.”

CBU contributed nearly 35,000 service hours in 2013 through its flagship International Service Program/United States Program/Summer of Service opportunities, administered through the Office of Mobilization.

 

CBU repeats national ranking for Online Programs for Veterans

CBU_Yeager_Entrance_from_Drive_Panoramic_Day_WEBCalifornia Baptist University’s online programs have earned the No. 13 spot in the 2013 Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs for Veterans rankings by U.S. News & World Report. For the first time, CBU Online was also ranked 28th for CBU Online’s Graduate Business program and 34th for CBU Online’s Graduate Education degree.

CBU entered the online education market in the spring of 2010 with programs offered by the university’s Division of Online and Professional Studies. CBU now offers 158 majors/concentrations and 41 master’s degrees and serves more than 3,100 students online throughout the United States.

“I’m pleased to announce that once again we have been ranked by U.S. News as a Best Online Programs for Veterans,” said Dr. David Poole, vice president for Online and Professional Studies at CBU.  “What is different this year is we were not only ranked in the Bachelor’s category (#13th nationally), but also in Graduate Business (28th nationally), and Graduate Education (#34th nationally).  To take it one step further, faculty credentials and training rank was #8 for Bachelor’s and #3 for Education.  This is a strong testament to the exemplary efforts of faculty who have put together exceptional programs and staff who do an outstanding job of providing superior customer service to our veteran population.”

To help veterans choose a quality online program, U.S. News has launched its annual rankings of the Best Online Programs for Veterans, according to its website. All of the ranked programs belong to institutions that are certified for the G.I. Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, two federal initiatives that help veterans reduce the cost of school.

Also named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a 2014 Military Friendly School, CBU offers accelerated degree completion programs, with classes accessible fully online or in a hybrid format (virtual and synchronous) at educational service centers near some of California’s largest military bases.  Courses begin every eight weeks and faculty is committed to student academic, professional and spiritual success.

For more information on the U.S. News Top Online Programs for Veterans rankings, please visit http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education.

 

Math-Physics-of-Hollywood-InsideCBU--6-6Learning the science behind Hollywood

A science class offered this fall at California Baptist University will approach the subject of physics in a whole new way.

PHY 112 The Physics of Hollywood is described as “a study of optics, cameras, lighting, sound, analog vs. digital processes, polarization and the 3-D movie making process.” The class is designed for students in theater, graphic design, music, film studies, communications and art. It will focus on laws of physics including Faraday’s Law and Ampere’s Law in such a way to help students better relate them, said Dr. Jim Buchholz, professor of mathematics and physics. For instance, they will learn how to build speakers and microphones and how concert halls work.

“The whole class is about showing,” he said. “I want them to see it in action.”

In his 25 years of teaching at CBU, Buchholz has changed his opinion about general education classes. He said he now wants classes to be more interdisciplinary.

“I want people to walk away from science class being able to apply it to their major,” he said.

The Physics of Hollywood will offer a lecture and lab that will be almost indistinguishable, with students alternating between class and lab work.

Buchholz’s interest in Hollywood is partly a result of his involvement in the entertainment industry for many years. He started out as a stand-up comic and was one of seven finalists on the American Collegiate Talent Showcase in 1985. He has made short films that have been released at film festivals in California, Canada and Italy, and he recently finished another short. He is also on the board of the Riverside International Film Festival.

 

Riverside mayor recognizes CBU internship program

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From left: Dr. Patricia Hernandez, Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, both of CBU’s Online and Professional Division, and Kris Whitehead, Riverside Downtown Partnership board of directors chair and owner of Curves on Main Street. Robbie Silver, of the Riverside Downtown Partnership, is speaking into the microphone.

Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey recognized the Downtown Intern Program as a Riverside Pride Mayoral Success Story in a city hall ceremony May 20. The Downtown Intern Program is a joint program between California Baptist University and the Riverside Downtown Partnership.

The Downtown Intern Program came out of a social media seminar that the partnership held in October 2013 for downtown businesses. The seminar was presented by Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, associate professor of public relations, and Dr. Patricia Hernandez, assistant professor of communication studies, both of CBU’s Online and Professional Division. Many of the downtown businesses attending indicated that having interns assist with social media efforts would be helpful. Robbie Silver (’13), communications and events liaison for the Riverside Downtown Partnership, Pearson and Hernandez interviewed students for the program.

Once students were accepted, their skills and personality were matched with the needs of specific downtown business to assist with social media, event planning, networking and communication campaigns.

The participating businesses consisted of service, non-profit, government, business associations, retail/fashion and hospitality.

The program provides the businesses with the help they need and the students with experience, recommendations and networking opportunities, Pearson said. She said the program also provides internships and mentoring, which students need.

The program also is important for the city.

“Keeping college graduates in Riverside after graduation has always been part of my vision and the hope of our city,” Bailey said. “This internship program leads the way in connecting our local university students to the right place where they can grow in their chosen career path. I commend the RDP for their plan and partnership with CBU. I hope we can use this pilot program to inspire more collaboration and placement of talent here in Riverside.”

 

Forum panelists identify delinquency and truancy issues

From left: Moderator Sheri Stuart with candidates for the Riverside County Board of Education: Michael Martinez Scott, Kenneth Young, Jeanie Corral, Gerald Colapinto, Lynne Craig and Wendel Tucker

From left: Moderator Sheri Stuart with candidates for the Riverside County Board of Education: Michael Martinez Scott, Kenneth Young, Jeanie Corral, Gerald Colapinto, Lynne Craig and Wendel Tucker

Eleven Riverside County candidates for public office participated in an educational forum May 13 to discuss a variety of topics, including juvenile delinquency and truancy in Riverside County.

“Believe it or not, we still have school truancy at the university level,” said Marilyn Moore, CBU associate professor of behavioral sciences, as she introduced the program. “What we’re finding is, as students come in with that as their habit, they bring their truancy with them.”

Panel members included candidates for the Riverside County Board of Education: Michael Martinez Scott, Kenneth Young, Jeanie Corral, Gerald Colapinto, Lynne Craig and Wendel Tucker; Riverside County Board of Supervisors candidate Arthur Gonzales; sheriff candidates Chad Bianco and Stan Sniff; and district attorney candidates Mike Hestrin and Paul Zellerbach.

Moderator Sheri Stuart, executive director of One Nation Media, kicked off the discussion by quoting an Attorney General’s 2013 Report that showed elementary truancy in Riverside County during 2011 and 2012 was 23.9 percent—more than 53,000 students—which was among the highest rates in the state.

“Our kids are not engaged, and they’re finding other things to do than to be involved in school,” Zellerbach said. “Oftentimes problems start at home, and they bring those problems to school. It’s important that we collaborate. If graduation rates increased 10 percent, violent crime would decrease by 20 percent.”

The candidates identified a variety of reasons for truancy in Riverside County schools.

“The causes are complicated, but we have to tackle them head-on,” Hestrin said. “We should concentrate not on punishment but bringing them back in the fold.”

“It starts with chronic absenteeism, which then becomes truantism, which turns into juvenile delinquency,” Zellerbach added. “We have to work together, communicate with each other and get our kids back in school before they turn to criminal behavior.”

The event, which took place in Wallace Theatre on the campus of California Baptist University, was sponsored by Women Wonder Writers and co-sponsored by CBU’s sociology and criminal justice programs.

 

Family Updates

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai

Dr. Jong-Wha Bai, associate professor of civil engineering, has been licensed as a professional civil engineer by California’s Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Monica O'Rourke

Dr. Monica O’Rourke

Dr. Monica O’Rourke, associate professor of kinesiology for Online and Professional Studies, served with Team Faith Racing Ministry on the International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA) Pro Watercross Tour in Panama City Beach, Fla., May 15-18. The group provided ministry and church services to professional watercraft athletes.

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Sanchez

Rebecca Sanchez

Rebecca Sanchez, director of financial aid, has been appointed as a member of the Commission for Financial Aid Administrators with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU). During her three-year appointment, she will assist with the professional development, legislative issues and surveys for financial aid administrators at CCCU institutions.

 

 

 

Dr. Franco Gandolfi

Dr. Franco Gandolfi

Dr. Franco Gandolfi, dean of the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business, wrote an article titled The Significance of the Psychological Contract for Organizational Downsizing, which was recently published in The Journal of American Business Review.

 

 

 

 

 

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From left: Stephen Rolle and Steven Hainzer

CBU ROTC cadets Steven Hainzer and Stephen Rolle were commissioned as second lieutenants in a commissioning ceremony at Claremont McKenna College on May 17. Both men majored in civil engineering and  will serve as engineer officers: Hainzer in the U.S. Army Reserve and Rolle in the U.S. Army.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ken Minesinger

Ken Minesinger

Ken Minesinger, associate professor of law in Online and Professional Studies, gave a presentation on health care reform to the Inland Empire Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants on May 15.

 

 

 

 

 

From left: Sandy’s husband, Jeff; Ashleigh; Sandy; and Savannah Bachar. Ashley and Savannah are sophomores at CBU.

From left: Sandy’s husband, Jeff; Ashleigh; Sandy; and Savannah Bachar. Ashley and Savannah are sophomores at CBU.

Sandy Bachar, administrative assistant for the vice president for global initiatives, received the master of arts degree in public relations during CBU’s commencement services on May 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front row: Jared Dobbins, Tracy Ward, Lisa Bursch, Doreen Ferko, Kristen White, Lisa Hernandez; back row: DawnEllen Jacobs, Geneva Oaks, Rebecca Meyer, Chris McHorney, Tom Ferko

Front row: Jared Dobbins, Tracy Ward, Lisa Bursch, Doreen Ferko, Kristen White, Lisa Hernandez; back row: DawnEllen Jacobs, Geneva Oaks, Rebecca Meyer, Chris McHorney, Tom Ferko

Eleven CBU faculty and staff members attended the annual conference of University Educators for Global Engagement (UEGE) held in Richmond, Va. April 10-13. The theme was Foundations of Globally Engaged Communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From left: Ash Melika, Julie Goodman and Dr. Bruce Stokes

Julie  Goodman, assistant professor of anthropology, Ash Melika, associate professor of archaeology/anthropology, and Dr. Bruce Stokes, professor of anthropology and behavioral sciences, attended the Southwest Anthropological Association Conference held in Garden Grove, Calif.  April 25-26. The theme, Imagineering the Present: Technology and Creativity attracted discussions about the growing relationship between technology and humanity. Several universities in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Texas were represented. Goodman chaired two sessions, including a panel for prospective graduate students and a poster session for displaying current anthropological research projects. She was also reelected to the SWAA board, this term in the office of secretary.  Melika presented a paper titled The Materialization of Ancient Egyptian Kinship Ideology in the New Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

Jacquie Lutz

Jacquie Lutz

Jacquie Lutz, a graduate student in CBU’s Dr.Bonnie G. Metcalf School of Education, competed in the Sendai (Japan) Half-Marathon, with a time of 1 hour 40 minutes. Lutz placed in the top 200 female runners out of 1,000. Sendai is a sister city to Riverside.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, associate professor of public relations in Online and Professional Studies, recently passed the computer based exam for Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), a designation by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). To qualify to take the test, Pearson completed an oral review conducted by a panel of PRSA professionals.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Bob Namvar

Dr. Bob Namvar

Dr. Bob Namvar, professor of economics, wrote an article titled How Does a Post Keynesian Fiscal Policy Help the Sluggish U.S. Economy? which was published in the recent issue of International Journal of Economics & Social Science.

 

 

 

 

From left: Shane and Asher Kong

From left: Shane and Asher Kong

Bryant Kong, director of international admissions, and his wife, Hyoyung Yoon, welcomed twin sons on April 29. Shane Kong was born at 1:15 p.m. weighing 4 lbs. 12 ozs., and Asher Kong was born a minute later weighing 5 lbs. 6 ozs.

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel Updates

DATE DEPARTMENT POSITION NAME STATUS
5/16/2014 Campus Store Cashier Keith Jizmejian New Hire
5/19/2014 Marketing and Communication Public Relations Specialist Vivian Quezada New Hire
5/19/2014 School of Nursing Director of Nursing Admissions Ashley Sonke New Hire
5/27/2014 Institutional Advancement Grants Administrator Penny Jobe New Hire
5/30/2014 Enrollment Services Undergraduate Admissions Counselor/Recruiter Taylor Allen New Hire
5/16/2014 Residence Life Residence Director Heather Logan No Longer Employed
5/15/2014 Tahquitz Pines Camp Worker-On Call Mariah Benson No Longer Employed
5/19/2014 Public Safety Bus Driver Bruce Abbe No Longer Employed
5/19/2014 Public Safety Bus Driver James Grant No Longer Employed
5/19/2014 Public Safety Bus Driver Richard Matthews No Longer Employed
5/20/2014 Athletics Assistant Softball Coach Taryne Mowatt No Longer Employed

May 15, 2014

Before gathering around the Kugel to pray, volunteers asked for support as they serve others in their designated field of service.

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CBU sends first wave of volunteers to global fields of service

Before gathering around the Kugel to pray, volunteers asked for support as they serve others in their designated field of service.

Before gathering around the Kugel to pray, volunteers asked for support as they serve others in their designated                       field of service.

California Baptist University sent 16 volunteer teams to their respective fields of service around the world this week, in the 2014 season’s first wave of International Service Projects (ISP), United States Projects (USP) and Summer of Service (SOS).

In all, 45 teams will serve in 16 countries, with more than 400 participants involved. Groups departed May 6 and 7 for East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Italy.

As they left the campus, each team gathered to pray at the Kugel, a 10-ton granite globe that rests on a base inscribed with the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20).

“We’re about men and women called to be world Christians,” said Jared Dobbins, assistant director of mobilization. “Our preparation this year has been based on the theme Stand: Stand on, stand up and stand fast.”

Each volunteer goes through more than 75 hours of training to prepare for service opportunities, including an Intensive Training Weekend that simulate overseas situations. Of this year’s more than 400 students and team leaders, 73 percent are participating for the first time.

“Please pray that we will be effective as we work with our people group,” one volunteer asked family and friends. “Pray that God will use us at every opportunity.”

 

CBU wins second PacWest Commissioner’s Cup

PacWest genericWith the California Baptist University baseball team grabbing a 9-3 win over Azusa Pacific Monday afternoon, the Lancers clinched their second PacWest Commissioner’s Cup in only their third year in the conference.

It was one of the closest races in conference history, as the Lancers became just the second school in the conference, along with Hawai’i Pacific, to win the Commissioner’s Cup twice. With a 12.500 average, the Lancers edged out conference-rival Azusa Pacific (12.455) for the top spot in the standings.

“Winning the Commissioner’s cup for the second time in three years is quite an accomplishment,” CBU Athletic Director Micah Parker said. “Our coaches have done a tremendous job of recruiting and then developing those players into cohesive teams.  I’m proud of all the hard work our athletes, coaches and staff put in this year.”

CBU took home three conference championships this year, in men’s cross country, men’s basketball and softball. The Lancers also had top-three finishes in all of the seven other Cup-eligible sports to secure the award.

BYU-Hawaii finished in third place, knocking off Hawai’i Pacific, while Dixie State rounded out the top-five schools in the Cup standings.

Since not every team in the conference sponsors the same sports, the PacWest Commissioner’s Cup Standings are based upon average finish instead of point totals. Each school’s points are totaled and then divided by the number of PacWest athletic programs it offers, giving an overall average finish for the school.

This marks the second Commissioner’s Cup for CBU, after the Lancers took the title their first year in the conference two years ago. Last year, CBU came up just shy of a back-to-back first place finish.

The PacWest Commissioner’s Cup Scoring System awards points to schools based on their finishes in conference-sponsored sports. Regular-season standings are used for baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball, while the results of the conference championships in the sports of cross country, golf and tennis.

 

Record number of graduates honored at spring commencement

commencementDr. Ronald L. Ellis, president of California Baptist University, congratulated 1,335 graduating students during afternoon and evening commencement ceremonies at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Afternoon exercises included 683 traditional undergraduate degree candidates, while the evening ceremony honored 649 students, including all master’s degree candidates, as well as undergraduates from Online and Professional Studies programs.

“Each of these graduating students has arrived at this point because of a shared commitment to the challenging yet rewarding endeavor of higher education,” Ellis said. “Each one has overcome obstacles to achieve this goal.”

Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, chancellor of The University of Richmond, challenged students with an address he titled You may not know where you are going until you get there so don’t be surprised if you end up some place else.

“We, of my era, lived under circumstances which made truth out of this descriptive title,” he said.

Heilman, whose great uncle was one of California Baptist College’s founders, earned B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University in the fields of business and education administration and served in various positions at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Georgetown College and Peabody College. He became chancellor at the University of Richmond in 1988, after serving as president and chief executive officer for 17 years. At 88, he said he still rides his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and considers age to be only a place on the calendar.

“Keep on learning so that you will be prepared to accept what God-given opportunity may come your way,” he said. “Above all, do something of which you will be proud and which serves mankind. And don’t quit living to the fullest at whatever age you find yourselves. Life isn’t over until it’s over. Keep your bucket list long and full.

Ellis conferred upon Heilman an honorary degree of doctor of arts and humane letters in recognition of his contributions and achievements.

Awards for student achievement were presented at both ceremonies. Stephany Durksen, a liberal studies major from Canada, received the Min Sung Kim International Student Award, and Kari Carlson, an accounting major from Evergreen, Colo. received CBU’s Outstanding Senior Award. Karen Joy, financial administrator for Loveland Church, which has multiple locations in California, was honored with the Outstanding Online and Professional Studies Student Award.

Combined with the 327 students who graduated last December, the Class of 2014 included 1,662 degree applications, the largest number of candidates for graduation for a single year in CBU’s history.

 

Family Updates

This photo was taken during the event with a cell phone camera pointed at the eyepiece of a telescope.

This photo was taken during the event with a cell phone camera pointed at the eyepiece of a telescope.

CBU students joined Dr. Kyle Stewart, assistant professor of physics, his astronomy class and the math club on the Front Lawn to watch the total lunar eclipse on April 14-15 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three North High students analyzing the evidence they collected during Forensic Science Day.

North High students analyze the evidence they collected during Forensic Science Day.

Students from the Law Enforcement and Protective Services Academy at John W. North High School participated in Forensic Science Day, hosted by CBU’s department of natural and mathematical sciences, on May 6. Dr. John Higley, associate professor of criminal justice, helped the 39 students process the “crime scene” and collect evidence to solve the case of the missing mammoth molecules. The students then analyzed their evidence in the chemistry lab, with the assistance of Dr. Tom Ferko, professor of chemistry, and several chemistry and biochemistry and molecular biology majors.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Seung-Jae Kim

Dr. Seung-Jae Kim

Dr. Seung-Jae Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering and bioengineering, is co-author of an article titled Effect of Explicit Visual Feedback Distortion on Human Gait, which was published in the April issue of Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation.

 

 

 

Phil Martinez

Phil Martinez

Phil Martinez, director of assessment, made a poster presentation titled University-level Assessment and Program Review Reporting at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Academic Resource Conference, which met April 23-25 in Los Angeles.

 

 

 

AlumniLogoAs of April 28, 2014, membership to the Alumni Association is free and open to all CBU graduates in good standing. This change was made possible because of a generous donation from an anonymous alumnus who wanted to help provide equal benefits to all alumni. To take advantage of these benefits, alumni in good standing will need to show an Alumni Association card.  Cards are being mailed to 2014 graduates, and alumni from previous years may request a card through the Alumni Office at alumni@calbaptist.edu or (951) 343-4439.

 

IA photoMore than 300 CBU students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, families and friends attended the inaugural CBU Night at Angels Stadium on April 15. Guests were treated to a pre-game reception featuring game-time favorites including hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, peanuts and more. Everyone in attendance received a CBU t-shirt, an Albert Pujols blanket, and because the group was seated in the Trout Farm, everyone received Trout hats and boom sticks. To view the photo gallery, click here.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mark Kling

Dr. Mark Kling

Dr. Mark Kling, assistant professor of criminal justice and public administration for Online and Professional Studies, presented an executive management topic titled Ethical Dilemmas in the Workplace: Tools to Strengthen Employee Decision Making and Behavior at a meeting for County of Riverside Fiscal Managers April 28 in Riverside. He also presented a case study and introduced ethical tools to assist management level executives in preventing unethical employee behavior.

 

 

 

Dr. Matthew Rickard

Dr. Matthew Rickard

Dr. Matthew Rickard, associate professor and interim chair of bioengineering, made a poster presentation May 6 at ARVO 2014, the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the world, which met in Orlando, Fla. The poster was titled Time-Related Reduction in Ahmed Valve Flow Resistance: A Six-Month Study Using a Novel In Vitro Pulsatile Perfusion Apparatus. The abstract is available by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

Bryden Lazaro

Bryden Lazaro

CBU All-American grappler Bryden Lazaro was featured in an article on NCAA’s website about his perseverance through a knee injury that occurred the day before the team left for NCAA competition. Lazaro finished in 5th place. The article is   available by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

Stephen Christie

Stephen Christie

Stephen Christie, assistant professor of accounting and finance, was honored as Outstanding Faculty of the Year for 2013-14 at the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business faculty/staff workshop, which was held May 7 at the Hyatt Place in Riverside.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Marc Weniger

Dr. Marc Weniger

Dr. Marc Weniger, assistant professor of business, presented research titled Atmospheric Lifting Phenomenon and Associated Turbulence at the Southern California Balloon Association Safety Seminar for commercial and private hot air balloon pilots and crew, which met May 3 in Riverside.

 

 

 

Dr. Ben Gall

Dr. Ben Gall

Dr. Ben Gall, head men’s and women’s cross country/track coach, wrote an article titled Ties That Bind: Developing Relationships Cultivates Winning Results, which was published in the May issue of Techniques Magazine, a publication for the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Click here to view the online version of the magazine.

 

 

 

 

Kyle and Sarah Smith with their new son, Bram

Kyle and Sarah Smith
with their new son, Bram

Kyle Smith, assistant director of the Recreation Center, and his wife Sarah, a CBU alumna, welcomed a son on April 28. Abram Dean Smith was born at 7:58 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 2 oz. and measuring 18 ½ inches long.

 

 

 

 

 

Kennedy Hope McDonald

Kennedy Hope McDonald

Lisa McDonald, administrative assistant in the School of Education, and her husband, Mike, welcomed their first grandchild, a granddaughter, on April 18. Kennedy Hope McDonald weighed 5 lbs. 11 ozs. and measured 18 inches long. She lives with her parents, Kevin and Kadee McDonald, in Beaumont, Calif.

 

 

 

 

Personnel Updates

DATE DEPARTMENT POSITION NAME STATUS
4/28/2014 International Center Receptionist Shellyn Beltran New Hire
5/12/2014 Enrollment Services Undergraduate Admissions Counselor/Recruiter Austin Boaman New Hire
5/1/2014 School of Nursing Assistant Professor Susan Jetton             (formerly Nelson) Name Change
5/2/2014 Institutional Advancement Gift Administrator Laura Linos               (formerly Stump) Name Change
5/9/2014 Athletics Assistant Men’s Volleyball Coach Allan Vince No Longer Employed
5/2/2014 School of Education Program Advisor/Clinical Coordinator Cherlyn Johnson No Longer Employed

April 30, 2014

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis and Kim Cunningham

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CBU commencement ceremonies to be held May 3

2013-12-13-chute-fall commencement-0022California Baptist University will host its undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 3, at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.

The ceremony for traditional undergraduates will be held at 2 p.m., while students from graduate programs and Online and Professional Studies (OPS) will be honored at 7 p.m.

Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, chancellor of the University of Richmond (Va.), will speak at both commencement ceremonies.

Due to the large number of graduates participating in the traditional undergraduate service, tickets will be required. Each graduate has received 11 tickets to accommodate friends and family members. Doors will open at 12:45.

Tickets are not required for the graduate and OPS ceremony, and doors will open at 5:45 p.m

Seats may not be reserved or held for guests at either ceremony. Concessions will be open for guests to purchase drinks and food; flowers will also be available at the arena for purchase.

Parking is complimentary. For directions to Citizens Business Bank Arena, click here.

 

Family Updates

 

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis and Kim Cunningham

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis and Kim Cunningham

Kim Cunningham, manager of donor relations and stewardship, is the Employee of the month for May. Her nomination form included the following statements: “We are able to count on Kim to contribute to the success of our efforts, no matter the time of day, nor day of the week… she is there to serve.  No one receives more kind words about how they treat visitors and old friends than Kim does.  A person is never a “customer” for Kim as her warmth is quick to transform a new customer into a new friend.  Kim’s performance is consistent, although her routine NEVER is.  She is able to multi-task with the greats.  To be able to excel at multiple areas is difficult, but Kim has the talent and the outstanding attitude to make it look easy.”

 

 

 

Dr. Chuck Sands

Dr. Chuck Sands

Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health, was recently appointed to the Riverside STEM Academy Advisory Board.

 

 

 

 

From left, front row: Stephanie Wallace, Jessica Ball, Tsz Yan Chung, Brooke Edwards, Lindsay Vesling, Rita Knarreborg, Jennifer Archuleta and Taylor Canetsey; back row: Daniel Valadez, Leonard Rooney, Michael Bueti and Matthew Smitley

From left, front row: Stephanie Wallace, Jessica Ball, Tsz Yan Chung, Brooke Edwards, Lindsay Vesling, Rita Knarreborg, Jennifer Archuleta and Taylor Canetsey; back row: Daniel Valadez, Leonard Rooney, Michael Bueti and Matthew Smitley

More than 25 health sciences and kinesiology undergraduate and graduate students presented research at the College of Allied Health’s Student Research Symposium on April 22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Jonica Ladrido, senior health education major

Photo by Jonica Ladrido, senior health education major

The College of Allied Health partnered with various departments and community organizations to host a weeklong awareness campaign on the CBU campus April 7-11. Participating organizations included the department of health sciences’ master of public health program, the department of kinesiology’s exercise science and athletic training programs, the CBU Recreation Center, the CBU Counseling Center, CBU graduate admissions, Riverside Community Health Foundation, the American Heart Association and the California Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief. Each day focused on one of five themes, providing information to students, faculty and staff. Activities included balance and strength testing, first aid and CPR training and demonstrations, smoothie and fresh juice demonstrations, volunteer sign-ups for disaster relief training and nutrition trivia contests.

 

More than 100 people attended the School of Christian Ministries’ 2nd Annual Philosophy and Apologetics Conference at CBU April 11-12. The conference theme was Embodied Reason: Wisdom, Tradition and Contemporary Apologetics and was presented in partnership with Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and Apologetics.com. Dr. Todd Bates, professor of philosophy, coordinated and directed the conference, and Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer of the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School was the plenary speaker. More than 30 academic papers were presented by scholars from the U.S. and Canada. Presenters from CBU included Dr. Scott Key, professor of philosophy, whose paper was titled Toward an Epistemology of Value, and Luke Stamps, assistant professor of Christian ministries in Online and Professional Studies, whose paper was titled Honored by Silence: Gregory Nazianzen and the Limits of Theological Speculation. During the undergraduate paper session, Juan Galiana, a CBU student, was honored for the most outstanding paper, which was titled The Effects of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on Politics, Philosophy, and Religion.

 

resolution-2CBU’s Male Chorale was honored by the California State Assembly for their “outstanding performance and support of our military during the Patriots of the Past, Present and Future Recognition Ceremony” March 14 in Redlands. Sen. Mike Morrell of Redlands commented that “watching veterans proudly standing, singing, saluting and clapping during the rendition of each song was an honor to see. I was told by many family members of veterans who attended that it was a particularly moving experience watching our World War II, Korea and Vietnam vets clapping and singing along to their anthem with the vigor and youth of yesteryear. The hangar was filled with voices in song, cheerful boasts and the smiles of proud veterans. The impact this event had on our veterans was evident and inspired not only our veterans but our youth.”

 

 

Dr. Monica O'Rourke

Dr. Monica O’Rourke

 

Dr. Monica O’Rourke, associate professor of kinesiology for Online and Professional Studies, was the motivational speaker at California State University, Fullerton’s department of kinesiology teaching seminar on April 15. O’Rourke shared her testimony and spoke on standards-based quality physical education and best pedagogical practices in public and private schools.

 

 

 

Dr. Linn Carothers

Dr. Linn Carothers

Dr.  Linn Carothers, program director of math and physics, represented CBU at the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) workshop at California State University, San Bernardino on April 3 and 4. The conference and workshops trained and activated access for CBU researchers to a $121 million dollar National Science Foundation funded project that provides more than 16 supercomputers, visualization and data analysis systems and tools, as well as large dataset collections across the U.S. at no cost to researchers. Researchers interested in collaborative studies using high performance computing are encouraged to contact Carothers as campus coordinator of access to XSEDE at extension 4961.

 

 

Dr. Timothy Mosteller

Dr. Timothy Mosteller

Dr. Timothy Mosteller, associate professor of philosophy, presented a response to a paper at the American Philosophy Association, Pacific Division meeting in San Diego April 19. His presentation title was A Reply to Nate Jackson’s ‘The Vagueness of Theistic Interpretations of William James’ Pluralism’.

 

 

 

 

Kushi Jones

Kushi Jones

Mike Bishop

Mike Bishop

Kushi Jones, director of CBU’s Career Center, served as an evaluator for an exhibition of students’ senior projects at John W. North High School in Riverside on April 24. In addition, Jones and Mike Bishop, associate director of the Career Center, served as mock interviewers for seniors at Martin Luther King High School on April 14. The program was hosted by the Riverside Unified School District WorkAbility Program.

 

 

 

 

Pierce BenlianPierce Benlian (shown at center in the photo), applied statistics major, presented a poster titled Pi Between the Lines at the 2014 Spring Southern California-Nevada Mathematical Association of America Sectional Meeting in Irvine on April 12.

 

 

 

Dr. Mary Crist

Dr. Mary Crist

Dr. Mary Crist, professor of education in OPS, and her husband, the Rev. Will Crist, an OPS graduate student, conducted Easter services for native congregations in the Alaska villages of Huslia and Hughes. They have ministered to native congregations in the interior since 2005. Mary is shown dressed for Christmas when the high temperature was 40 degrees below zero. In contrast, the high temperature for Easter was 40 degrees above.

 

 

 

Dr. Anthony Chute

Dr. Anthony Chute

Dr. Anthony Chute, associate dean of the School of Christian Ministries, was elected vice-president of the Evangelical Theological Society-Far West Region, during the group’s annual meeting on April 11. In that capacity, Chute will coordinate the 2015 meeting of the organization on the CBU campus.

 

 

 

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith, assistant director of the Recreation Center, was recently awarded a scholarship through Star Trac to attend the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) and was featured in their promotional video.

 

 

 

Sandra Romo

Sandra Romo

Sandra Romo, assistant professor of journalism, presented a paper titled Arriving at a New Normal: Married Couples Adjust to Their Child’s Diagnosis of Autism at the National Social Science Association Meeting, which met in Las Vegas April 13-15.

 

 

 

ASCECBU’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter participated in the Pacific South West Conference 2014 in San Diego April 3-5. Forty-three CBU students competed against 17 other schools in 18 events including the steel bridge competition and sports activities. CBU teams placed fourth in the steel bridge competition; first in volleyball for the second year in a row; third in Kan-jam, a flying disc game; and fourth in the steel bridge competition. They also received two other awards in the steel bridge competition: third in both the stiffness and efficiency categories.

 

 

Jingxing Joseph Jr. Zhou

Jingxing Joseph Jr. Zhou

Dr. Ying (Hannah) Hu, assistant professor of chemistry, and her husband, Dapeng Zhou, welcomed their third child, Jingxing Joseph Jr. Zhou, on April 3. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and measured 20 inches long.

 

 

 

 

Phoenix Rose Council

Phoenix Rose Council

Cameron Council, customer support analyst II in information and technology services, and his wife, Micah, welcomed their first child, a daughter named Phoenix Rose Council, at 12:50 p.m. on April 22. She weighed 8 lbs. 12 ozs.

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel Updates

DATE DEPARTMENT POSITION NAME STATUS
4/22/2014 Department of Health Science Secretary Lisa Schwartz New Hire
4/22/2014 Campus Store Assistant Manager of Operations Greg Reardon New Hire
4/22/2014 Information and Technology Services Web Application Developer Robert “Rob” McIntire New Hire
4/22/2014 Information and Technology Services Network and Systems Administrator Manuel Encarnacion New Hire
4/21/2014 Enrollment Services Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions Jonathan McWhorter Change
4/25/2014 Communication Arts Theatre Shop Foreman Jonathon Meader No Longer Employed

April 16, 2014

cockpit

In this issue…

Current News

CBU Aviation Science Program Partners with SkyWest Airlines

cockpitCalifornia Baptist University’s aviation science program has entered into a partnership with SkyWest Airlines on a Pilot Cadet Program. This program provides students with unmatched opportunities toward becoming a SkyWest first officer. This is the second such agreement signed in the past month.

Students who successfully complete the program requirements with satisfactory completion of the ATP written, are guaranteed a final interview for a first officer position with SkyWest.

“This preference allows our aviation flight students to attend CBU in confidence, knowing their efforts will be rewarded by SkyWest,” said Dr. Daniel Prather, Department Chair of Aviation Science. “It is clear that SkyWest Airlines sees great value in our aviation major and the high-quality flight training we provide at CBU.”

Students in the Pilot Cadet Program must maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average, complete advanced jet training courses and attain the FAA ratings of Commercial Pilot/Instrument and Multi-Engine, and Certified Flight Instructor.

This program is another great reason to join CBU’s small class sizes and get instruction from some of the best aviation instructors in the industry. For more information, contact Dr. Daniel Prather at 951.343.4924 or email dprather@calbaptist.edu.

About SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines serves destinations throughout North America, providing global access to millions of people each month.  SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. Peaking at more than 2,000 daily flights with 330 aircraft, SkyWest is an industry leading airline and one of the largest regional airlines in the world. For more information, visit www.skywest.com and follow @SkyWestAirlines on Twitter.

 

CBU students honor top faculty, staff of the year

From left: Dr. Jeff Mooney and Brian Zunigha

From left: Dr. Jeff Mooney and Brian Zunigha

Students at California Baptist University recently honored Dr. Jeff Mooney, associate professor of Christian studies, as the 2013-2014 Faculty of the Year and Brian Zunigha, director of campus ministries, as Staff of the Year.

The awards, which were announced during chapel services, officially recognize those who have supported and guided students to reach their highest potential.

“I am thrilled to get the award,” Mooney said. “While I am sure that my colleagues enjoy their job as much as I do, none loves this task more than me. It is really gratifying for my students to acknowledge that they see my affection for them and the job as well.”

Zunigha said that he is “encouraged that students would think of me for an award like this. I’m so honored and grateful.”

The voting process, conducted by the Associated Students of California Baptist University (ASCBU) organization, was a two-tiered process. First, students nominated their choices for both recognitions. The top eight names in both categories were placed on the ballot with student Senate candidates.

 

CBU cheer team wins second NCA championship

natl champsCalifornia Baptist University claimed its second National Cheerleading Association Championship in a row, remaining undefeated for the past two seasons.

The Lancers finished the final round with a score of 95.00 to beat out four other squads in the All Girl II Division. Central Oklahoma came in a close second with a score of 94.78, followed by Lindenwood (90.80), Grand Valley State (90.63) and Lewis University (89.20).

CBU started off strong in the preliminary round and grabbed a score of 94.15, putting them in first place right off the bat.  After their solid start, the Lancers continued to ride out the momentum they’ve had all season and dominated the competition.

To view their winning performance, click here.

Family Updates

Spring Eggstravaganza participants register for the event.

Spring Eggstravaganza participants register for the event.

Participants had the opportunity to get free face painting.

Participants had the opportunity to get free face painting.

Fourteen marketing students from the School of Business hosted a free community event April 5 called the Spring Eggstravaganza. More than 300 children participated in the event, which was held at the Galleria at Tyler. Participants had opportunity to become “Eggsplorers,” to complete an “Eggstreme Course” and to do a variety of Easter and Spring crafts. Students worked throughout  the semester to promote the event and to coordinate all the logistics and attractions. In addition, a team of students conducted research to evaluate the impact of the event on both participants and mall retailers.  The event provided students with the opportunity to apply their classroom learning in a way that benefitted members of the Riverside community.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Patrick Schacht

Dr. Patrick Schacht

Dr. Patrick Schacht, assistant professor of biochemistry, spoke at the Department of Natural and Mathematical Sciences monthly colloquium on April 1. His presentation was titled Studying the Structure–Function Relationship of the G protein Regulator RIC8.

 

 

 

 

Teddy Osuwu speaking to the group

Teddy Osuwu (standing at right) speaking to the group

The Preconception Peer Educators Club (PPE) completed a training course for 80 CBU students on March 29. PPE, affiliated with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, promotes healthy living with the goal of improved birth outcomes in the U.S. Participating students may earn PPE certification and internship hours. In addition, the State of California Public Health Department provides thank you letters to students promoting health in California. Teddy Osuwu, the national PPE director from Washington, D.C., attended the March meeting. PPE also was awarded a $600 grant for a club teaching project from the Office of Minority Health.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Susan Studer

Dr. Susan Studer

Dr. Susan Studer, professor of education, attended the Society for the Study of Curriculum History Conference, which met in Philadelphia in April. She presented a paper titled From Print, to the Big Screen, to the News: How the Media Has Affected Curriculum and Schools and What We Can Learn from It.

 

 

 

Dr. David Isaacs

Dr. David Isaacs

Dr. David Isaacs, assistant professor of English, presented a paper at the Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature on April 5. The paper, titled Pullman’s Problematic Paradise: Dissolving in Death as a Way to Glory, examined the depiction of hell in Philip Pullman’s The Amber Spyglass.

 

 

 

Dr. Lorna Kendrick

Dr. Lorna Kendrick

Dr. Lorna Kendrick, professor of nursing, attended and presented research at both the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting March 18-22 and the Western Social Science Association meeting April 3 in Albuquerque. The first presentation was titled Cuba’s Globalization of Health Care Prevention and the second was An Alternative to Tradition: The Cuban Heath Care Prevention Model.

 

 

 

Crystal Rojas

Crystal Rojas

Crystal Rojas, adjunct professor of nursing, co-authored an article titled The Informatics Nurse Specialist Role in Electronic Health Record Usability Evaluation, which was recently published in the academic journal CIN: Computers Informatics Nursing.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Franco Gandolfi

Dr. Franco Gandolfi

Dr. Franco Gandolfi, dean of the School of Business, recently published an article titled Why Do Firms Downsize? Theoretical Underpinnings in the Journal of Management Research.

 

 

 

 

From left: nutrition students Stephanie Curnow; Kristy Valencia; Sarah Velez; Megan Fuller and Lesley Garnica with Barth

From left: nutrition students Stephanie Curnow; Kristy Valencia; Sarah Velez; Megan Fuller and Lesley Garnica with Barth

Dr. Meg Barth, professor and program director of nutrition and food services, presented a seminar titled Vegetarian and Plant-based Diets April 7 at the Founder’s Center at Parkview Community Hospital. About 150 senior community members attended the presentation, which was linked to the Riverside Community Health Foundation’s Conscious Kitchen initiative and the City of Riverside’s Start Right program. Five community nutrition students explained key summary points during the presentation and participated in the question and answer session from the audience. Barth and her students have been invited to present two additional seminars for the initiative this year. Attached are photos of the event:

 

 

 

 

GP DayNearly 200 grandparents participated in the second annual Grandparents Day on CBU’s campus April 7.  Family members experienced chapel, lunch, entertainment by a CBU theatre arts musical group and attended classes, including:

  • Joe Adcock, who hosted a game show called Grandparents vs. Students;
  • Jared Dobbins, who spoke on ISP/USP and CBU around the World;
  • Dawn Gilbert on the Women’s Choir;
  • Robert Kirk on aviation history;
  • Dr. Daniel Skubik , history of chocolate;
  • Rob Vis, Social Media for Seniors;
  • Dave Williams on ceramics.

 

Dr. Mark Kling

Dr. Mark Kling

Dr. Mark Kling, assistant professor of criminal justice and public administration for Online and Professional Studies, presented an executive management topic titled Developing an Ethical Tool Box: Adding Tools to Address Unethical Employee Behavior at the Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Association’s 2014 Bear Paw Conference. The meeting was held April 10 at the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Daniel Prather

Dr. Daniel Prather

Dr. Daniel Prather, professor and chair of the department of aviation science, taught a four-day airport operations course to more than 50 airport personnel at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport during April 7-10. In addition, the department of aviation science provided tours of the Boeing 727 to thousands of spectators during the Riverside Airshow on April 5. One of the CBU Flight School’s Cessna 172 aircraft was also on display.

 

 

FBLA-PBL Inc. Professional Division National President David Jones celebrates with CBU PBL Members Diana Lopez, Khelsey Pellum and Joseph Chan

Future Business Leaders of America-PBL Inc. Professional Division National President David Jones celebrates with CBU PBL Members Diana Lopez, Khelsey Pellum and Joseph Chan

CBU’s new Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter competed at the State Business Leadership Conference at the Westin LAX March 28-30. The goal of the conference was to enhance members’ abilities to communicate, network and present in a business environment. The CBU PBL chapter members took home six awards:

  • Diana Lopez, freshman business administration major, won 3rd place in the Future Business Executive category and 5th place in Business Decision Making.
  • Joseph Chan, senior public relations major, was recognized as the Who’s Who award recipient for CBU, earned the Fresh Start award, won 4th place in Impromptu Speaking, and 5th place in Business Decision Making. Chan and Lopez were teammates in the event. In addition, Chan received the full scholarship award to the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference scheduled June 24-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

 

 

 

Stephanie Risinger

Stephanie Risinger

Stephanie Risinger (’09), adjunct professor in the School of Behavioral Sciences, successfully completed the licensing exams to become a marriage and family therapist April 2. She is beginning private practice in Riverside.

 

 

 

 

2014 Masters Class at Saint Petersburg Christian UniversityDr. Andy Herrity, professor of entrepreneurship and business, delivered a series of lectures and seminars on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship on April 7-8 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His students for the two days are all in the master’s degree program in leadership at Saint Petersburg Christian University, are in leadership positions all over Russia and come together for two weeks each spring and fall for intensive sessions with faculty.

 

 

 

 

Cooper Dean Maluokeakua Scott

Cooper Dean Maluokeakua Scott

Cooper Dean Maluokeakua Scott was born Dec. 30, 2013 to TK (’07) and Bethany Scott, assistant director of residence life. He weighed 9 lbs. 3 ozs. and measured 22 inches long. Big sister Ellie helped welcome him to the family.

 

 

 

 

Personnel Updates

DATE DEPARTMENT POSITION NAME STATUS
4/7/2014 Facilities and Planning Services HVAC Supervisor Eric Taylor New Hire
4/7/2014 School of Business Administrative Secretary Delores Washington New Hire
4/7/2014 Public Safety Dispatcher Raymond Hernandez New Hire
4/7/2014 Student Accounts Assistant Director Lauren Whitlock New Hire
4/7/2014 Online and Professional Studies One Stop-Student Service Advisor Sara Mendoza New Hire
4/7/2014 Facilities and Planning Services Housing Maintenance Manager John Vazquez New Hire
4/14/2014 Student Accounts Student Accounts Assistant Ryley Marble New Hire
4/14/2014 Public Safety Dispatcher Matthew Altheide New Hire
4/1/2014 Enrollment Services Undergraduate Admissions Counselor Lauren RobertsFormerly: Heinrich Name Change
4/2/2014 Enrollment Services Director of Undergraduate Admissions Samantha Bowman Change
4/2/2014 Enrollment Services Director of Undergraduate Admissions Darren Meisel No Longer Employed
4/10/2014 Campus Store Cashier Adam Alexander No Longer Employed

April 1, 2014

Dr. William Flores at CILH

In this issue…

Current News

CBU Army ROTC color guard takes first place at drill competition

From left: Cadet Nathan Shimabukuro, Cadet Dante Anderson, Cadet Darnell Mauricio and Cadet Joel Powell during their winning performance

From left: Cadet Nathan Shimabukuro, Cadet Dante Anderson, Cadet Darnell Mauricio and Cadet Joel Powell during their winning performance

California Baptist University’s Army ROTC took first place in the color guard event at the John J. Pershing Memorial Drill Competition (JJPMDC) held in Richmond, Va. March 13-16.

The winning team included cadets Nathan Shimabukuro, Dante Anderson, Darnell Mauricio and Joel Powell.

“The JJPMDC is the culmination of a year’s worth of local competitions and hard work, where Pershing Rifle units from throughout the nation compete for the Varsity Rifles Trophy,” said SFC Jay D. Villasenor, CBU military science instructor. “The CBU Army ROTC Color Guard competed at the collegiate level against 12 universities, along with the National Society of Pershing Angels, which is the high school level.”

Pershing Rifles drill teams compete in several categories, including regulation drill, exhibition drill, individual drill and color guard.

Pershing Rifles is an ROTC related organization that was started by General of the Armies John J. Pershing in 1892 when he was the professor of military science at the University of Nebraska. Pershing Rifles membership is not only open to ROTC cadets, but also to civilian college students who want to learn more about the military.

 

CBU president to be recognized as ‘Champion for Justice’

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis

The Riverside County Fair Housing Council will honor Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, president of California Baptist University, at its 12th annual Champions for Justice awards banquet Thursday, April 3.

Ellis is being recognized for nearly 20 years of service as CBU’s president, during which enrollment has grown from 808 to 7,144.

In addition to Ellis, the organization will honor six other individuals, including Debbie Franklin, mayor of Banning; Janet Green, Riverside Community College district trustee; Ofelia Valdez-Yeager, Latino Network president; Lillian Harper, community and civil rights activist; Karin Roberts, Habitat for Humanity executive director; and Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, Superior Court judge.

The council will also acknowledge the International Baccalaureate programs at Norte Vista and North high schools, both in Riverside, and the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

 

Lancer cheerleaders win third consecutive championship

CBU's Lancer cheer team

CBU’s Lancer cheer team

California Baptist University remained undefeated in its competition since 2012 after claiming its third-straight USA College Career Championship on March 24 in the all-female, four-year college division.

The Lancers placed fifth in the preliminary round of competition, racking up a score of 94.20, but came back to clinch the title in the final round with a score of 93.71. Arizona State took the runner-up spot with a score of 88.73, followed by Northern Arizona University (84.64), Rowan University (78.85), and Sonoma State (78.32).

With the win, CBU remains undefeated since last year and is getting ready for the National Cheerleaders Association competition coming up in April in Daytona Beach, Fla.

“Winning the USA Collegiate title for the third year in a row is a huge accomplishment–just another step in the right direction on our quest to win a second national title,” said head coach Tami Fleming. “The team is training really hard and overcoming whatever challenges fall into their path. The win at USA really showed them that their dedication is paying off. Now we push forward to nationals.”

 

Aviation program enters agreement with ExpressJet Airlines

new_expressjet_cmykCalifornia Baptist University’s aviation science program has entered into a Pilot Pathway Interview Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines.

The agreement, which is the first to be initiated by CBU, guarantees qualified students an interview and preferential consideration for pilot hiring with ExpressJet, which operates contractually as United Express, Delta Connection and American Eagle.

“In addition to benefitting current students, this agreement is a significant student recruiting tool,” said Dr. Daniel Prather, chair of the department of aviation science. “Students can now see real benefit in attending CBU and majoring in aviation flight.

The agreement is designed to provide opportunities for future employment at the airline for pilots completing training at CBU and meeting airline qualifications, including the FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Airplane Multiengine Land and Instrument Airplane ratings, a CFI certificate, First Class Medical Certificate, background checks and letters of recommendation from CBU’s department of aviation science.

The program, which began in the fall 2013, currently has 18 aviation flight majors and nine aviation management majors enrolled in classes. It is featured in the current issue of Riverside Magazine, which can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Family Updates

Dr. William Flores at CILH

Dr. William Flores at CILH

Dr. William Flores, associate professor and director of the Spanish program, presented a paper titled An Ecocritical Reading and Analysis of Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Storyteller and Rodrigo Fresán’s Mantra as Postmodern Novels at the XIII Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica held in Cartagena, Colombia on March 12-14. Also, Flores, who is president of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP), helped organize the 2014 AATSP Conference on Portuguese and Spanish Languages and Literature held at California Baptist University on March 1. More than 100 delegates attended  from universities across the country and as far as Venezuela, Mexico and Colombia.

 

 

 

Jackie Stilwell

Jackie Stilwell

Jackie Stilwell, director of accounting, successfully met the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’  character, experience and education requirements for the CFE credential. She demonstrated knowledge in four areas critical in the fight against fraud:  fraudulent financial transactions, fraud prevention and deterrence, legal elements of fraud and fraud investigation.

 

 

 

From left: Dr. Jodi Baker , Dr. Nicole MacDonald and Lindsay Warren

From left: Dr. Jodi Baker , Dr. Nicole MacDonald and Lindsay Warren

Students and faculty in the master of science in athletic training program presented posters at Northwest Athletic Trainers Association Symposium on March 21-22, 2014. Dr. Jodi Baker, associate professor; Dr. Nicole MacDonald, associate professor; and Lindsay Warren, lecturer, presented a poster titled Knowledge and Readiness of Inter-Professional Education in Athletic Training and Nurse Practitioner Students: A Pilot Study.  Matt Smitley, MSAT student, presented a poster titled Utilizing Contralateral Exercise to Decrease Pain and Increase Range of Motion in Four College Athletes: A Case Series.  Warren also presented a poster titled Functional Restoration from Trochlear Dysplasia using the Selective Functional Movement Assessment: A Case Study.

 

 

 

Dr. Anthony Chute

Dr. Anthony Chute

Anthony Chute, associate dean and associate professor of church history, published a review of Through a Glass Darkly: Contested Notions of Baptist Identity, edited by Keith Harper (Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2012). The review was published in the Journal of Church and State.

 

 

 

 

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From left: CBU MPA student Tim Strack, president of the Riverside City Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 1067; Beth Groves and Dr. Elaine Ahumada with MPA mentee Judney Pierre from Florida International University

Dr. Elaine Ahumada, associate professor of public administration; Beth Groves, assistant professor of public administration; and Dr. Jesse Holguin, adjunct professor of criminal justice, all for Online and Professional Studies, attended the National American Society for Public Administration Conference, which met March 14-18 in Washington, D.C. CBU’s MPA program was a major sponsor of the 75th anniversary gala event, along with USC, Virginia Tech, Rutgers and Texas A&M. Ahumada, Groves and Holguin all serve as professional mentors for ASPA’s National Fellowship Program and attended with their mentees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mark Kling

Dr. Mark Kling

The Riverside Youth Council hosted Youth Leadership Summit 2014 at CBU on March 15 to awaken and sharpen the leadership skills of participating students. About 80 students from the Riverside and Alvord Unified School Districts attended. Dr. Mark Kling, assistant professor in criminal justice from Online and Professional Studies, presented four sessions encouraging participants to follow their passions in leadership development, including how to voice their opinions and be taken seriously by society. Key note speakers included Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey and Police Chief Sergio Diaz.

 

 

Pie Day 21

Math major Brittni Hall helped serve pie to the math club.

The Math Club celebrated Pi Day (3.14) on March 14 in Smith Courtyard with pie, music, and games. Next  year’s Pi Day is 3.1415.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Veola Vazquez

Dr. Veola Vazquez

Dr. Veola Vazquez, associate professor of psychology, was the speaker for the Mother & Son Retreat March 21-23 at Forest Home Christian Conference Center. She delivered four messages encouraging mothers to raise boys focused on the hope of heaven and offered parenting strategies with scriptural application

 

 

 

Dr. Chuck Sands

Dr. Chuck Sands

Dr. Melissa Wigginton

Dr. Melissa Wigginton

Dr. Chuck Sands, dean of the College of Allied Health, and Dr. Melissa Wigginton, assistant professor of health sciences, presented research at the International Conference on Health, Wellness and Society, which met in Vancouver, Canada March 14-16. Sands was the lead author for the presentation titled Compliance with the American Diabetes Association Guidelines: A Survey of Alabama School Nurses. Wigginton was the lead author for Health-related predictors of obesity in Native American youth.

 

 

 

Schiller

Dr. Neal Schiller

Dr. Neal Schiller, senior associate dean for student affairs at University of California, Riverside School of Medicine, spoke to a group of about 25 CBU students Feb. 27 about his vision for the school and how they might fit into this vision. This event was organized by CBU’s Health Science Society.

 

 

 

 

 

Students were able to practice interview skills with professional engineers.

Students practice interview skills with professional engineers.

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter at CBU hosted the Resume Review Workshop jointly with ASCE San Bernardino/Riverside YMF (Younger Member Forum) Feb. 28 on the CBU campus. Local professional engineers provided presentations and comments on students’ interview skills. During the event, Dr. Robert D. Stevens, president-elect of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE,) spoke on the topic Engineering the Future and Transportation and Land Use.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Chris Morgan

Dr. Chris Morgan

Dr. Matthew Y. Emerson

Dr. Matthew Y. Emerson

Dr. Matthew Y. Emerson, assistant professor of Christian studies for Online and Professional Studies, presented a paper titled Hermeneutics and the Eternal Generation of the Son at the Southeast Regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, which was held on March 21-22 at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala. In addition, Emerson and Dr. Chris Morgan, dean of the School of Christian Ministries, published an article titled Toward a Holistic Hermeneutic: Exegesis, Narrative, Doctrine, Church, and Application in Concert in the latest issue of The Journal of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

 

CBU Community Life is hosting a 5K event for all CBU students, staff, faculty and their families. The 5k will be a glow in the dark run to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking. For more information, contact Merea Price at 951-552-8749.

 

CSHA Recruitment Night at CBU

CSHA recruitment night at CBU

The California Speech Language Hearing Association (CSHA) and National Student Speech Language Hearing Association CBU chapter co-hosted a CSHA recruitment night event on campus on March 4. Local speech language pathologists and speech language pathology assistants participated on the panel and more than 50 students attended.  The panel members and students discussed the major and profession.

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Minesinger

Ken Minesinger

Ken Minesinger, associate professor of law for Online and Professional Studies, was appointed to the board of editors for the Business Law Journal. The journal is published quarterly and is the official journal of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section. His three-year term is effective immediately.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Trevor Gillum

Dr. Trevor Gillum

Dr. Trevor Gillum, assistant professor of kinesiology, along with exercise science graduate students Layla Riley and Tara Holguin, published a paper titled Sex and menstrual phase effects of salivary antimicrobial protein expression in response to acute treadmill running in Exercise Immunology Reviews.

 

 

 

 

The CBU Wrestling Team won the NCAA DII Academic First Team with a 3.375 team grade point average. The team also had three All-Americans: Bryden Lazaro, Bradford Gerl  and Jacob Mitchell. The Lancers finished 12th in NCAA Division II.

 

From left: CBU students Randy Song, Carl Carson and Katrina Ramos with Daniel McCarthy, director of natural resources, San Manuel

From left: CBU students Randy Song, Carl Carson and Katrina Ramos with Daniel McCarthy, director of natural resources, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Grow riverside photoDr. Margaret Barth, professor of nutrition and food sciences, was involved in a variety of projects in the past few weeks:

  • She was invited to moderate the Citrus and Beyond! panel for the Grow Riverside conference held March 20 at the Riverside Convention Center. The conference objective was to identify key opportunities for developing and growing the local food system in Riverside. Panel members included Dr. Tracy Kahn, UCR Citrus Specialty Crops; Dr. Mark Hoddle, UCR Bio Control Center; John Gless, Gless Ranch; and Bob Knight, Old Grove Farm Share. The panel discussion focused on the state of the citrus industry in the City of Riverside; the economic and environmental feasibility of continuing to grow citrus in the green belt, given some of the threat of specific pest infestation; which crops will provide the best return for the small grower, along with the challenges associated with the diversification of other horticultural crops. More than 400 participants attended the conference.
  • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Barth and nutrition and food science students working on nutrition research on traditional Native American plants project to share research updates with tribal members on March 8.
  • Joye Cantrell, culinary science director at Rialto High School, and 20 culinary science students visited the Food Innovation Center on March 7 to discuss program cooperation between Rialto’s culinary science program and the undergraduate program in nutrition and food sciences at CBU. Students participated in demonstrations in the culinary, sensory and instrumental laboratories at the center.

 

Dr. Beverly Howard

Dr. Beverly Howard

Dr. Beverly Howard, professor of music, has several recent publications:

  • “Streams of Song in Glory to God: The Sources of the New Presbyterian Hymnal,” Call to Worship, Volume 47.2
  •  “Music Genres in Glory to God,” published by thepresbyterianleader.com (Presbyterian Publishing Corporation), explores musical genres in Glory to God and demonstrates how seven distinct genres join to create a hymnal that can reach worshippers from different traditions and backgrounds. Since October, Howard has conducted 10 workshops and has been organist for hymn festivals as part of the national launch events of Glory to God, the 2013 Presbyterian hymnal, in Philadelphia, Pa., Ft. Worth, Texas, Atlanta, Ga., and Louisville, Ky.

 

 

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson

Dr. Mary Ann Pearson, associate professor of public relations for Online and Professional Studies, spoke to a group of more than 50 students at a CBU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) event on March 26 about internships, developing a portfolio and networking.

 

 

 

 

Kathy Jenkins with Dr. Ronald L. Ellis

Kathy Jenkins with Dr. Ronald L. Ellis

Kathy Jenkins, student accounts assistant, is Employee of the Month for April 2014. Her nomination form included the following statements: “Kathy always meets or exceeds expectations when it comes to meeting deadlines. She has a servant’s heart and a good work ethic. Kathy’s positive attitude, dedication, attention to detail and level of output makes her a valuable member of the student accounts team.”

 

 

 

 

Rankins and Barnes

Dr. Jeff Barnes and inductee Jessica Rankins

CBU’s Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi celebrated the induction of more than 70 new members March 13. Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society that promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among university students. Dr. Jeff Barnes, dean of academic services and chapter sponsor, hosted a formal dinner to honor the inductees. Dr. Scott B. Key, professor of philosophy and winner of the vote for the inductees’ favorite professor, was keynote speaker. The chapter now has 214 members.

 

 

 

 

LeadercastTickets are now on sale for the 2014 Leadercast, hosted by the College of Allied Health on May 9. Leadercast exists to positively change the way the world thinks about leadership. This year’s theme—Beyond You—challenges leaders to focus outward rather than inward. Speakers this year include Andy Stanley, Malcolm Gladwell, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Laura Bush and Dr. Henry Cloud. Tickets for staff and faculty are $49 and include conference materials, breakfast and lunch. A discount is offered for an office or department group of 10 or more at $30 per ticket. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.calbaptist.edu/leadercast or contact the College of Allied Health at 951.343.4619.

 

 

 

Dr. Kevin Fleming

Dr. Kevin Fleming

Kevin Fleming, husband of cheer head coach Tami Fleming, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation He is receiving his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University and the dissertation was titled Maintaining Strategic Relevance: Career & Technical Education Program Discontinuance Policy & Case Studies within the California Community Colleges. He currently works as the dean of career and technical education at Norco Community College.

 

 

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Linos

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Linos

Laura Stump (’13), gift administrator in Institutional Advancement, married Alex Linos (’13) March 15 at Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, Calif. The couple met while attending CBU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ezekiel Jonathan Gall

Ezekiel Jonathan Gall

Ben Gall, head coach for men’s and women’s cross country, and his wife, Rachel, welcomed their second son on March 6. Ezekiel Jonathan Gall weighed 9 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 22 inches long.

 

 

 

 

 

Michael and Breanna Jewell with Joelle

Michael and Breanna Jewell with Joelle

Joelle Akiko Jewell was born March 30 at 10:05 p.m. to Michael Jewell, director of guest services and marketing for Tahquitz Pines Conference Center, and his wife, Breanna. Joelle weighed 5 lbs. 15 ozs. and measured 17.5 inches long.

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel Updates

DATE DEPARTMENT POSITION NAME STATUS
3/17/2014 Facilities and Planning Services Maintenance Technician II-Alternate Shifts David Alvarado New Hire
3/17/2014 Student Accounts Student Accounts Counselor Wendy LeMieux New Hire
3/17/2014 Registrar Data Technician for Customer Support Cynthia Duncan New Hire
3/17/2014 Registrar Degree and Records Analyst Tara Wales New Hire
3/20/2014 Athletics Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Nick Thompson New Hire
3/31/2014 Information and Technology Services Business System Analyst Susan Ray New Hire
3/17/2014 Financial Aid Financial Aid Counselor-OPS Andrew Musser Change
3/17/2014 School of Nursing Program Specialist Marilla Keck Change
3/17/2014 Institutional Advancement Alumni & Parent Communications Manager Caroline “Carrie” Smith Change
3/24/2014 Online and Professional Studies Online and Professional Studies Registrar Richard Simpson Change
3/17/2014 Public Safety Bus Driver Laurie Putman No Longer Employed
3/27/2014 Enrollment Services Undergraduate Admissions Counselor/Recruiter Cesar A. Menjivar No Longer Employed
3/28/2014 Enrollment Services Undergraduate Admissions Visit and Events Assistant Nicole Pedlowe No Longer Employed
3/31/2014 Institutional Advancement Grants Administrator Tanya Humphrey No Longer Employed