Then & Now
Are you curious to find out the name of CSUB’s first newspaper? Which club has been active on campus the longest? How many students did CSB really have in its first year? The answers to these questions and others can be found on our list of fun facts. Come with us as we take a look at the little gems that make CSUB a special place to learn and grow.
Did you know...
- Residence halls were named after locations in J.R.R. Tolkien's “The Lord of the Rings.”
- First drama production: Ugo Betti’s “Crime on Goat Island” in 1971
- CSUB’s first newspaper was The Statesman.
- The longest running active club on campus is M.E.Ch.A (39 years).
- The Bakersfield Business Conference held its event at CSUB from 1992 – 2003 with another scheduled for fall 2010.
- Since classes began in 1970, more than 28,000 alumni have earned degrees at CSUB.
- There are 24 emergency phones throughout the CSUB campus.
- Librarians at the Walter Stiern Library answer over 500 questions per week.
- CSUB celebrated its 30th anniversary with two wines: The CSUB 30th Anniversary 1999 California Chardonnay and The CSUB 30th Anniversary 1999 California Barbera.
- The bookseller Barnes and Noble built the current CSUB Bookstore.