LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Biola University is welcoming alumni and parents of current students on Oct. 23-24 for Biola Weekend, an annual event that encourages participants to be involved in various activities around campus. Throughout Biola Weekend, parents and alumni can listen to professors and take part in student activities.

Each year, Biola Weekend features annual events, like the Punk ’n Pie talent show that features student performances. Additionally, Biola will host the fifth annual Iron Eagle 5K Run/Walk, which contributes the entirety of the proceeds toward the funding of student scholarships.

“[The Iron Eagle 5K] is the only event that is part of Biola Weekend that is specifically a fundraiser,” said Don Bernstein, the assistant director of alumni relations at Biola. “The proceeds from the 5K will go to the largest category of the Campaign [for Biola University], which is to improve student affordability.”

Bernstein notes that this is the first year the Biola community will be hosting extensions of the Iron Eagle 5K across the nation. Alumni Geoff and Kristy Mann will be hosting a run/walk in Berkeley, Calif., and the Nerud family will be hosting in the Wheaton, Ill. All proceeds from extension races will also go toward student scholarships.

In addition to annual events, the university is holding seminars, concerts from the Crowell Conservatory of Music and a picnic with President Barry H. Corey.

Biola Weekend also includes educational sessions and encourages parents and alumni to dialogue with professors. On Oct. 23, communication studies professor Arianna Malloy will speak at a chapel session. Friday’s events will also include information meeting Biola’s Study Abroad and Off-Campus Programs and various departmental seminars. Additionally, Biola will host a discussion with some of Biola’s Bible professors as well as an opportunity for siblings of current students to spend the night on-campus.

Written by Angelene Wong. For more information, contact Jenna Loumagne, media relations specialist, at (562) 777-4061 or