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  • Students Gather for Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

    Biola President Carves Turkey for Students

    Alethia Selby — 

    Students anxiously waited in line to enjoy this year’s Thanksgiving feast at Biola’s Caf on Thursday, Nov. 17. The traditional Thanksgiving dinner...

  • Stories of Valor: Alumni Serve as Chaplains

    In honor of Veterans Day, four alumni share about ministering in the military

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    The job of a military chaplain involves offering hope, counsel and pastoral care to soldiers facing difficult situations at home and abroad. Over...

  • Shannon Baker — 

    Parents, siblings, alumni and friends traveled from all over the country to gather for the inaugural Biola Weekend October 14-15, 2011. The...

  • Alumna Featured in September Issue of Vogue Magazine

    Beth Jones Models Vibrant Faith in Fashion Industry

    Elizabeth Mak — 

    Less than a decade after sitting on Metzger Lawn waiting for her name to be called, fashion blogger and stylist Beth Jones (’06) — “Beth Turner”...

  • Batting for Quality, Alumnus Serves Big Leaguers at Local Bat Manufacturer

    Former pro-baseball player returns to the field in a new way

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    A former player in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, alumnus and once shortstop at Biola, Sam Orr knows how to relate to Major League...

  • Joseph Gorra — 

    Joseph Gorra Interviews Mike Austi n Joseph Gorra is the Manager of Academic Programs and Research for Biola University’s graduate program in...

  • Ethics for Everyone

    How a Christian Philosopher Communicates Beyond the Academy

    Joseph Gorra — 

    Professional Christian philosophers like Mike Austin continue to make waves not only in the academic arena but in non-academic environments, as...

  • Media Conference Explores Digital Future of Entertainment Industry

    Disruption has become the new normal with digital devices and constant multi-tasking. Reflecting on the new entertainment economy, the Biola Media Conference sought to define success and the future of the industry within and beyond a digital perimeter.

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Disruption has become the new normal with digital devices and constant multi-tasking. Reflecting on the new entertainment economy, the Biola Media...

  • Student Media Recognized Nationwide

    The Journalism and Integrated Media department at Biola University produces media that is recognized nationwide, and is sending out graduates who receive jobs from leading news organizations.

    Adrienne Nunley — 

    As newsrooms are reworking their methods in the evolving field of journalism, many journalism school graduates are struggling to find employment....

  • AMC and Columbia Pictures VPs to Speak at Biola Media Conference on April 30, 2011

    Ten More Leading Industry Professionals join Wired Magazine co-founder, Kevin Kelly, on BMC 2011 Speaker Roster

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    STUDIO CITY, CALIF. — Tom Halleen, Senior Vice President of Programming and Scheduling for the AMC network, and DeVon Franklin, Vice President of...

  • Education Symposium Spotlights Public Schools

    Former education secretary Glen Thomas (’68) addresses state’s struggles and successes

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Faced with shrinking budgets and a steady stream of negative news reports, California’s public school system is generally understood to be heading...

  • Haiti: One Year Later

    Biolans bring good works and Good News to a nation in need.

    Jenna Bartlo — 

  • Teacher Gives Back to Community

    Orange County Register profiles alumna’s work with young people

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    For two-time Biola University graduate Gabriela Cova, the math tutoring she received as a student at the Santa Ana-based nonprofit KidWorks played...

  • Union Rescue Mission Brightens Skid Row on Christmas

    CEO, Andy Bales, inspires Biola students and graduates

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Andy Bales, president of Union Rescue Mission [URM] and a former Biola student, works with those experiencing homelessness every day. In the midst...

  • Biola Graduate Serves Soldiers as Army Psychologist

    Rosemead School of Psychology recognized for contributions to military

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Deployed in Afghanistan last year, alumna Katie Kopp (Ph.D. ’08) lived a life she never pictured herself in — one she has grown to love. After...

  • Alumnus Receives Prestigious National Award

    Teacher Aaron Sams Honored with Presidential Award

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola alumnus and now Woodland Park High School science teacher Aaron Sams (’99, M.A. ’04) has been recognized by the White House for his teaching...

  • Alumnus Wess Stafford Tells Story of Childhood Abuse and Deliverance

    President of Compassion International shares story in “Christianity Today”

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    President of Compassion International, Biola University alumnus Wess Stafford (’75), shared his heart shattering, but hopeful story on the cover...

  • Graduating Athletes Are Looking to Go Professional

    A reflection on four years at Biola

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    With graduation only a week away, seniors are reflecting on their four years at Biola. For athletes with significant achievements in sports, the...

  • Senior's Stop Motion Clay Animation Film Premiers

    Kevin Ulrich brings clay to life, with help of $5,000 grant

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University senior Kevin Ulrich wasn’t an average 11-year-old, already writing stories and interested in producing them, he saved his lawn...

  • Talbot East Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Celebrating the Miracle of May

    Brenda Velasco — 

    Following a rapid succession of large commitments totaling $6.4 million, Biola University broke ground on its new Talbot Building complex on...

  • Jenna Bartlo — 

    Less than six weeks away from graduation, Biola University senior Tatiana Omran attended a live taping of a local talk show and won the largest...

  • Remembering Alumna Emily Haager, Ambassador for Cystic Fibrosis

    She inspired the surf community and others with her story

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    She was known for her heart and joyful spirit. She encouraged those who thought they could encourage her. And even after her death Saturday, May...

  • Jenna Bartlo — 

    Thousands of Biola women make an impact on the world for the Lord Jesus Christ through their leadership, service and dedication each day. March...

  • National Radio Show Hosts Live Taping at Biola

    White Horse Inn Speakers Discuss Contending One’s Faith

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Students had the opportunity to hear multiple perspectives on theological issues when White Horse Inn , a nationally syndicated radio show, held...

  • Alumnus Finds Hope in the Ruins of Haiti

    Andrew Mollenbeck Reports for KNX Radio

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    “I felt sick to my stomach, at times I wanted to cry. I saw some things I don’t know if I’ll ever care to talk about, but in my short time there...