CBU Claims Multiple Awards At National Competition
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 20, 2016)—California Baptist University racked up several communication awards at the Wilmer C. Fields Awards Competition hosted by the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) on April 15. CBU students and the university's Marketing and Communication Division combined for 10, top-three finishes in various categories.
The BCA awarded first place to Pursuit magazine in the Total Package category for student entries. Lauren Koski, a senior journalism major and the Pursuit editor-in-chief, won first place in the Feature Writing Division category for her story "The Quartet of the Vulnerable," a story that depicts society's most marginalized. Koski also won second place for her photographs accompanying a story of a CBU aviation student in flight.
"Through all three of CBU's journalistic platforms — Pursuit magazine, The Banner newspaper and Angelos yearbook — I have been challenged to seek and release truth through journalistic means, no matter if that is a beautiful truth or an ugly one," Koski said. "In writing ‘The Quartet of the Vulnerable,' I sought to explore the deeply convicting truths of what it means to love ‘your neighbor as yourself' as Christ has commanded of us."
Students Conner Schuh and Makenna Sones won second place for a photo series and an opinion/editorial piece respectively that were featured in the Banner newspaper.
CBU's Marketing and Communication Division won five awards including second place in the Communication and/or Marketing Strategy category for "Put Faith in the Journey" campaign.
The BCA awards are the latest communication recognitions for CBU. In March, students, faculty and staff won 29 awards, 17 for students, from the American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire chapter.