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Category: Student Life

  • Biola Celebrates December Graduates

    Focus on the Family President Jim Daly urges graduates to live boldly

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    On December 19, 246 undergraduate students and 142 graduate students received diplomas at Biola University's Fall commencement ceremonies. Family...

  • Staff — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. —Biola University has formed an alliance with Christian Community Credit Union, who has committed giving $240,000 to Biola for...

  • Biola Responds to California Drought with Conservation Tactics

    University continues water conservation efforts in preparation for possible 35-year ‘megadrought’

    Brieana Jordan — 

    Biola University has conserved 9.6 percent of water across campus in the 2013-14 school year through various measures to help save water during...

  • Biola Shakes it Out with Full-Scale Earthquake Drill

    The State Office of Emergency selected Biola as this year's featured Great ShakeOut exercise

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck Biola University at 9:40 a.m. this morning — at least hypothetically. Biola hosted a full-scale mass casualty...

  • Jenna Bartlo — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. — Biola University’s ShakeOut will be the focus of this year’s Great ShakeOut earthquake drills on Thursday, October 16, a...

  • Contribute to April Jace Memorial Fund

    Fund established for late employee’s sons

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    A memorial fund has been established for the family of April Jace, who died tragically on May 20, 2014. Jace had worked as a counselor in Biola...

  • Pole Vault Reaches New Heights for Biola Track and Field

    Team becomes more nationally competitive with the increased focus on vault event

    Camryn Hudson — 

    For the second time in Biola’s history, the women’s track and field team placed first in the outdoor Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC)...

  • President Barry H. Corey and Students Minister to Families of the South Korean Ferry Accident at Relief Site

    Biola Univerity Chorale performs across South Korea in a 11 day concert tour

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    In solidarity with the grieving nation of South Korea, Biola University President Barry H. Corey and students somberly walked the half-mile path...

  • Camryn Hudson — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. –– Returning to Biola University’s Conservatory of Music, Menahem Pressler is slated to perform a piano concert in celebration...

  • Students Encouraged to Engage in Cross-Cultural Experiences

    Biola’s study abroad program has grown due to recent university initiatives

    Camryn Hudson — 

    A new initiative for every Biola University graduate to have a cross-cultural experience, and increased student interest in studying abroad, has...

  • Students and Administrators Engage in Conversations on Racial Reconciliation

    Fourteen colleges attend the annual SCORR conference to discuss diversity

    Camryn Hudson — 

    While many organizations dance around the conversation of diversity, Biola University approaches the complex topic of racial reconciliation...

  • Olives to Oil: Biola Harvests Historic Grove

    Biola harvested historic olive trees

    Sarah Enriquez — 

    Harvesting Biola’s historic olive trees, Biola University is turning olives into olive oil. Former Biola parents, Gordon and Karen Wiebe, will...

  • Biola Student Athletes Explore Diversity in Sports and Faith

    Soccer Duo Spends Summer Training in Serbia

    Jacquelyn Elissa Mota — 

    Senior Carlos Ballesteros and junior Sava Pantic, a Serbian native, spent this summer in Belgrade, Serbia dedicated to refining their soccer...

  • Jenna Bartlo — 

    New students officially started their story at Biola University on Wednesday as Biola President Barry H. Corey commissioned students at the 2013...

  • Evacuated from Egypt

    Student Kylie Tyndall (’14) shares about a summer internship cut short by a coup

    Brett McCracken — 

    When sisters Kylie and Keaton Tyndall went to Cairo, Egypt, earlier this year to fulfill their internship requirement as intercultural studies...

  • Student Competes in World University Games in Russia

    Kaarel Lilleoja runs for Biola and his home country of Estonia in world’s second-largest sports event

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Traversing the globe with running shoes in tow, student Kaarel Lilleoja competed in Russia at the World University Games July 10, representing...

  • Spring 2013 Baccalaureate

    Hundreds of graduating students, along with their family and friends, attended Biola's Baccalaureate service on Thursday, May 23 at First Evangelical Church of Fullerton.

    Hilary Larkins — 

    On the evening ofThursday, May 23, twenty-four hours prior to the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony, close to 600 guests arrived at theFirst...

  • Biola Named One of the "Most Outstanding" Properties in La Mirada

    Biola's grounds crew honored by City of La Mirada for their work to keep the campus beautiful.

    Rachel Snyder — 

    The city of La Mirada has named Biola University one of the “Most Outstanding” properties in the city as part of its 2013 Spring Beautification...

  • Senior Named to OC Metro’s “40 Under 40”

    Amanda Andrews recognized for her work against human trafficking

    Brenda Velasco  — 

    Graduating senior Amanda Andrews has been named to OC Metro Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, published in the May issue. As the youngest woman...

  • Student’s Art Exhibit Recognizes Dignity of Homeless in Downtown L.A.

    Jason Leith’s temporary gallery will be featured during L.A. Art Walk

    Jessica Airey — 

    Biola art student Jason Leith will debut a poignant, innovative exhibit in Los Angeles in conjunction with the L.A. Art Walk on May 9, featuring...

  • Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University is encouraging emotional, physical and spiritual health through hosting Forgiveness Awareness Week April 8-12 — a week of...

  • Biola Donates Thousands of Clothing Items to the Los Angeles Dream Center

    Biola partners with Los Angeles Dream Center for second annual clothes drive in honor of National Women's History Month

    Cassandra Acosta — 

    More than 2,000 pieces of business clothing, shoes and accessories were delivered to the women of the Los Angeles Dream Center — a residential...

  • Women in Work Panel Draws Crowd, Provides Insight

    Professionals share experience with students at second annual event

    Carissa Lehmkuhl — 

    In celebration of National Women’s History Month, Biola hosted the second annual Women in Work event on March 7, providing female students with an...

  • Biola Celebrates National Women's History Month

    Biola recognizes the ways in which I Am has shaped women's unique identities

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    “I encourage women to be courageous, strong and bold in sharing their stories so that in some way they might inspire other women to be a testimony...

  • San Diego Alumni, Family and Friends Gathering

    A great group of San Diego-area alumni, families and friends gathered Sunday 1/20/13 at La Jolla Community Church to meet and connect over lunch and a concert by the Conservatory of Music's "Gravity" saxophone quartet.

    Don Bernstein — 

    A great group of San Diego-area alumni, families and friends gathered Sunday 1/20/13 at La Jolla Community Church to meet and connect over lunch...