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The Chemistry Club puts on a liquid nitrogen demonstration in Runner Park Saturday during Celebrate CSUB. This was a popular event because they were giving out free ice cream. People at many other booths gave out free food and candy.

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Zeeshan Lilani, left, service learning leader with the Chemistry Department at Cal State Bakersfield, puts on a demonstration with a balloon filled with hydrogen gas,Saturday during Celebrate CSUB.

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Maeyll Grimes has fun tossing a whipped cream pie at one of the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority members Saturday at CSUB during Celebrate CSUB.

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Marisol Rios wipes her goggles off after being hit with a pie in the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority booth, Saturday, during Celebrate CSUB event.

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Marisol Rios gets hit with a pie by a youngster during the Celebrate CSUB event while in the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority booth Saturday.

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Liberty Grimes gets up close to Phi Sigma Sigma sorority member Marisol Rios Saturday during the Celebrate CSUB event before tossing a pie her way.

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Some who participated in Saturday's Celebrate CSUB brought their dogs for the tour of campus during which the university highlights what's available to incoming students, along with the many talents of the current students and faculty.

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Saturday in Runner Park CSUB put on an open house event showcasing what they have to offer the community and mostly incoming students.

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Artwork was on display in Runner Park during Saturday's Celebrate CSUB event where the school showcases all they have to offer new students.

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Members of the CSUB Journalism Club work their booth Saturday during Celebrate CSUB, during which the university opens its doors to a new class of incoming students along with the rest of the community.

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Jacqueline Tapia and Ana Apaez.

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Mayra Melgar, Fernando Melgar and Nathan Gutierrez.

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Erika Delamar and Lauren Ash-Anderson.

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Jennifer Ratchel, left, Janice Clausen and Mary Norton, right.

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Angel Cottrell and Emilio Cantu.

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Sue Calderon and Corina Vasquez.

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Alexis Bird and Andrea Kilroy.

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Front row left to right: Kathy Knutzen, Meghan Barton and Kristina LaGue. Back row left to right: Ryan Otawka and Jayme Barton.

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Colleen and Michael Dillaway and Roan and Cole Dillaway, front row.

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Nestor Perez and Paige Loya.

From the fun of a pie-throwing contest to the education of a science demonstration, incoming Cal State Bakersfield students and the community at large had a chance Saturday to Celebrate CSUB.

The day included a 5K run/ walk, pancake breakfast, carnival games, talent show and more.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the event.