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Category: Student Life

  • New Program Wakes Up Students to Different Cultures

    Global Students Programs and Development introduces a biweekly event as an extension of the university's commitment to diversity

    Mystiana Victorino — 

    Biola University’s student body represents more than 40 different countries with nearly 500 global students currently enrolled. With such a wide...

  • New Sculpture Reflects Biola's Focus on Faith and Art

    "True Vine" sculpture is second piece of public art installed on campus this year

    Quinn Clark — 

    Biola University celebrated its newest piece of public art — a twisting, bright red sculpture made from bronze-cast apple tree limbs — at a...

  • Jenna Bartlo — 

    LA MIRADA, CALIF. — In the face of the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York, students at a California university...

  • Jason Newell — 

    The Biola University community is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of Hasiet Joy Negash, a communications studies major who passed...

  • Art Students Gift Operation Christmas Child with Mural

    Department of Art hopes to continue to serve volunteers through creativity

    Brieana Jordan — 

    Biola University’s Department of Art created a custom mural for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a Christian non-profit organization that sends...

  • 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...