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Articles by Joanna Wu



  • Biola Magazine

    A Voice of Freedom

    How Sarah Chang fled North Korea, inspired thousands and became an unlikely Biola graduate

    Joanna Wu — 

    Eight and a half years ago, a North Korean orphan walked onto a stage in South Africa, never imagining how the next 7 minutes would change her...

  • Talbot Magazine

    Alumni Profile

    Talbot Student Presents Paper at Philosophical Gathering — on Video Games

    Joanna Wu — 

    Daniel Vargas Jr. (M.A. ’18) argues how video games can be used for moral formation

  • Biola Magazine

    Meet the Dean: Fall 2018

    Get to know Melissa Schubert, the new dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Joanna Wu — 

    Melissa Schubert, the new dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a familiar face at Biola. She has served at Biola for more than...

  • Biola Magazine

    Joanna Wu — 

    After six years and nearly 4,000 uploads of enough free educational multimedia content to play for almost 88 straight days, the Open Biola website...

  • Biola Magazine

    What Difference Do We Make?

    Together, Biola and its alumni contribute $1.2 billion to the national economy, new study finds

    Joanna Wu — 

    Biola generates $1.2 billion in economic activity nationwide each year, drives $204 million in federal tax revenue and supports 6,300 jobs across...

  • Talbot Magazine

    Podcasting Professors

    Talbot Professors Explore Faith and & Culture on ‘Think Biblically’ Podcast

    Joanna Wu — 

    Race, poverty, the LGBTQ community, theistic evolution, student culture today and church as a family — these are just some of the topics on Talbot’s new podcast, “Think Biblically: Conversations on Faith and Culture.”

  • Biola Magazine

    Meet the Dean

    Seven things to know about Todd W. Guy, founding dean of the School of Fine Arts and Communication

    Joanna Wu — 

    Biola’s School of Fine Arts and Communication has a new guy in town: Todd W. Guy, that is, who will serve as the school’s founding dean. Guy comes...

  • Biola Magazine

    First Conference for Women in Apologetics Convenes on Campus

    Keynote speakers include leading female apologists Mary Jo Sharp and Melissa Cain Travis

    Joanna Wu — 

    Biola University, home to one of the world’s most reputable Christian apologetics programs, hosted the first-ever Women in Apologetics (WIA)...

  • Biola Magazine

    What Can Zebrafish Teach Us About Ourselves?

    Professor Hyuna Lee hopes zebrafish research can spark insights on cancer treatments

    Joanna Wu — 

    Hyuna Lee’s fish-filled laboratory just hatched its first babies in the new Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health — and...

  • Biola Magazine

    Podcasting Professors

    Biola’s new ‘Think Biblically’ podcast explores faith and culture

    Joanna Wu — 

    As you watch and listen to the news today, have you had moments wishing you could receive biblical wisdom or ask a Christian thinker or theologian...

  • Biola Magazine

    Monitoring a Movement

    Brad Christerson researches growing influence of ‘INC’ churches

    Joanna Wu — 

    Denominational churches are in decline, with far fewer members every year. But there is one group in particular within Christianity that is...

  • Biola Magazine

    Live from Los Angeles

    Anabel Muñoz (’10) reports from across Southern California for ABC7 Eyewitness News

    Joanna Wu — 

    One of Anabel Muñoz’s (’10) most memorable experiences to date as a television news reporter began with a phone call. A young woman named Crystal,...

  • Biola Magazine

    Another Successful Startup

    Student-alumni team wins $25,000 to launch socially conscious publishing company

    Joanna Wu — 

    Getting knocked out of the first round of the Biola Startup Competition in 2015 didn’t stop senior Jordan Perkins (’17) and alumnus John Terranova...

  • Biola Magazine

    Mobilizing Students for Kingdom Work

    Kristina Lowen pursues her calling as Student Missionary Union’s next president

    Joanna Wu — 

    In a few short months, Kristina Lowen will step into a key role as president of the Student Missionary Union at Biola — a college she wasn’t...

  • Biola Magazine

    Joanna Wu — 

    Joni Eareckson Tada, an international advocate for people with disabilities and the founder and CEO of Joni and Friends, became the fourth...

  • Biola Magazine

    Joanna Wu — 

    Christian social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and executive pastors now have a program that can equip them to take their organization to the...

  • Biola Magazine

    Showing God’s Love Through C-Sections

    Sarah Villegas (’04) trains doctors in underdeveloped countries

    Joanna Wu — 

    Sarah Villegas (’04) is determined to decrease the number of pregnancy-related deaths in Kenya. As a doctor and global health leadership fellow at...

  • Talbot Magazine

    Joanna Wu — 

    An endowed chair has been established in recognition of William Lane Craig, a world-renowned philosopher and theologian who has been teaching at Talbot School of Theology for more than 20 years.

  • Biola Magazine

    Called to Reach Every Nation

    Christian Gessner’s entrepreneurial spirit leads him from Brazil to Biola

    Joanna Wu — 

    As the founder of Airbnbin Latin America, Christian Gessner spent years helping millions of wanderlusts find homes while traveling. Now, the...

  • Biola Magazine

    Strides in Speech

    Biola’s Speech-Language Clinic trains students while serving the local community

    Joanna Wu — 

    Just a few years ago, Whittier resident Luis Contreras noticed his elementary-aged son becoming more and more self-conscious about his speech. His...

  • Biola Magazine

    Joanna Wu — 

    An endowed chair has been established in recognition of William Lane Craig, a world-renowned philosopher and theologian who has been teaching at...