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2011 Fall Articles

  • Rick Bee — 

    Several alumni surveys have been completed in recent months that have helped us gain significant insights on both our alumni services and your...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Jenny Dayco (’01) has been designing and creating her own jewelry for the past six years. Her jewelry designs have been featured in magazines such...

  • Kenneth Way — 

    The Last Word features posts from the Talbot School of Theology faculty blog, The Good Book Blog. An extended version of this post was first...

  • Biolans Up Close: Fall 2011

    Ryan Callis ('02), artist, designer, assistant to Jim Carrey

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In the nine years since Ryan Callis (’02) graduated from Biola University, the Long Beach, Calif.-based painter has had his work shown in galleries...

  • Get to Know: Fall 2011

    Li-shan Hung, world-class pianist

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. It’s an old joke, and not a particularly funny one. But Biola professor Li-shan Hung...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith, by Matthew Lee Anderson (’04), Bethany House, June 2011. Our bodies matter. Christians today...

  • Space for Art

    Editor's Note

    Jason Newell — 

    About six months ago, art professor Barry Krammes popped into my office unannounced, looking eager to tell me about something (and ready to ask...

  • 2011-12: The Year of the Arts

    President's Perspective

    Barry Corey — 

    Biola University’s mural, "The Word," has for 20 years stretched from top to bottom of Bardwell Hall, our science building. Painted by renowned...

  • John Bloom — 

    Theistic Evolution is a view held by Christians who believe that Darwinian evolution is true. Some theistic evolutionists believe that God guided...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    As part of Biola University’s Year of the Arts, philanthropist, art historian and collector Roberta Green Ahmanson was invited to be Biola’s 2011–...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    In recent years, Biola’s cinematic output has been prodigious. Here are three new films by Biola students, faculty and alumni that you should know...

  • Art and Belief

    Christian artists converge on campus for CIVA conference

    Brett McCracken — 

    For a few days in June, 275 artists from around the world convened on Biola’s campus for the 2011 Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) conference....

  • Student Filmmaker Wins YouTube Contest

    $35,000 the latest prize for oft-awarded Zach King (’12)

    Brett McCracken — 

    Biola senior Zach King made his first films at age 7, when he picked up the home video camera and pointed it at his three younger sisters. At 14,...

  • Pardon Our Dust!

    New structures on campus, by the numbers

    Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Biola’s campus was full of construction workers over the summer, and not just for the long-anticipated new Talbot School of Theology building...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Earlier this year, Biola launched an impressive new website designed to help you — alumni, parents, students, supporters and friends — stay up to...

  • Golden Girl

    Runner Amy Atkinson (’11) wins international medals on a hopeful road to the Olympics

    Jason Newell — 

    Amy Atkinson has always loved to run long distances, but over the past couple of years her legs have taken her farther than she ever dreamed...

  • Still Building

    Hudd Saffell continues to make a mark on Biola’s campus

    Kira McCracken, Jason Newell — 

    Look around Biola’s campus, and you’ll find Hudd Saffell’s fingerprints everywhere. As far back as the mid-1970s, Saffell was playing a key role...

  • Sanctuary & Sacred Space

    Making room for art in the life of faith

    Barry Krammes — 

    Editor's Introduction: What is sacred space? And how does it relate to art, theology and the life of faith? In the essays and features in this...

  • John Coe — 

    When we think of the important subject of prayer and worship, it is interesting to notice that the Christian faith affirms that sacred spaces and...

  • Kurt Simonson — 

    “Take my tired body, my confused mind, and my restless soul into your arms, and give me rest, simple quiet rest.” These words from Henri Nouwen’s...

  • The Illusionist

    Artist Gregory Michael Hernandez (’99) bends reality with his imaginative, geometrical installations

    Betsi L. Freeman — 

    Visitors to the Emma Gray Headquarters art gallery this summer were immersed in a 3-D optical illusion: Flatland, an installation project by...

  • Natasha Duquette — 

    “I am not ashamed to own that I believe that the whole universe, heaven and earth, air and seas, the divine constitution and history of the holy...

  • Biola Magazine Staff — 

    Janice Ardrey(’65) recently retired from a 16-year teaching career in veterinary technology at Cosumnes River College. She also worked for 25...