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  • Biola students celebrate Christmas with orphans in Mexico

    Tijuana Ministry offers love and hope to children

    Jessica Airey — 

    Twenty-five students crossed the border into Mexico earlier this month to bring Christmas spirit to children at Niños de la Promesa, an orphanage...

  • Student Uses Art to Help Homeless Man

    Drawings raise money for a friend in need

    Jessica Airey — 

    Senior art major Jason Leith ambled into an empty grass field in an abandoned lot a month ago, simultaneously wandering into the life of a...

  • The Sabbath Soul

    Students explore values of the Sabbath at 76th Annual Torrey Memorial Bible Conference

    Heather Tanji  — 

    In a culture where productivity and pleasure seeking is the main focus, Biola challenged students and faculty to be still, enjoy God’s presence...

  • 'Biola Blogs' Spotlighted by Huffington Post

    News site highlights Biola’s communication to GenY

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    According to the Huffington Post, Biola University is one of four colleges that have especially harnessed the power of blogs to communicate to the...

  • Newsweek Ranks Biola Among Top 25 "Best Weather" Schools

    Biola named one of the best for bright sun second year in a row

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    For the second year in a row, Biola has earned a spot on Newsweek’s college rankings for “Best Weather” schools. With 284 sunny days and only 31...

  • Parking Structure Opens as Enrollment Swells

    780 new spaces meet needs of record-size student body

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University celebrated the opening of a much-anticipated five-story parking structure on Sept. 29, 2011 — a significant addition to campus...

  • Danish Artist's Interpretation of Creation On Display at BIola

    Roberta Ahmanson's Collection of Maja Lisa Engelhardt's Art Hosted at Biola's Art Gallery.

    Melissa Soto — 

    A art exhibit of Maja Lisa Engelhardt's work from the Roberta Ahmanson collection is currently on display at Biola as part of the university's...

  • Influential Hispanic Leader Speaks at Biola Chapel

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Sammy Rodriguez

    Elizabeth Mak — 

    Heralded by CNN as “one of the most influential leaders in the Latino community,” Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic...

  • Jessica Airey — 

    Professional tennis player and Biola University board member Michael Chang delivered an encouraging message to the student body on Friday, Sept....

  • Elizabeth Mak — 

    The Biola community will gather for a lament service the evening of Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. to observe the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The...

  • Convocation Commences the Academic Year

    Students Commissioned with Biola’s Mission

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Students filed into the bleachers and floor seats in Chase Gymnasium early Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, for fall convocation at Biola University....

  • Biola Welcomes the Class of 2015

    Biola's Largest Incoming Class Arrives on Campus

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University welcomed its largest incoming class on Aug. 19, 2011 as more than 1,200 new undergraduate students arrived to move into dorms and...

  • Biola a National Leader in Theology Degrees for Minority Students

    University ranks first in Asian American graduates, second in total minority graduates

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University is one of the nation’s leaders in awarding theology degrees to undergraduate minority students, according to the latest national...

  • A Day in California: Student Video Makes Headlines

    Time-lapse Film Showcases Beauty of Golden State

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Student Ryan Killackey’s short film made up of 10,000-plus photos, “A Day in California,” captured the hearts of thousands on Aug. 8. The Biola...

  • Biola Youth Merges into School of Education

    Classes go global: Online programs expanded

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Furthering the mission of Biola University’s School of Education and Biola Youth Academics, the two have merged in an effort to better serve youth...

  • Freshman Honored in US Homecoming Queen Competition

    Scholarship pageant focuses on career and service oriented women

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    “The way the community recognizes me is an honor and I am grateful to also be an inspiring role model to other girls,” incoming freshman,...

  • Jenna Bartlo — 

    According to the Huffington Post, Christian college fine art programs have been struggling since the 1980s. Biola University is no exception. In...

  • A New Education Paradigm: Visionary-in-Residence Programs

    Roberta Green Ahmanson named Biola’s 2011-2012 Visionary

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Taking a cue from top artist-in-residence programs, Biola is one of a select few institutions nationwide with a new educational paradigm...

  • Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremonies

    Biola celebrated the accomplishments of 997 graduates during the Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremonies.

    Victoria Smith — 

    Biola celebrated the accomplishments of 997 graduates, including five students from Biola's Kyiv program, during the Spring 2011 Commencement...

  • Students spend break visiting some of the poorest neighborhoods in the Dominican Republic

    Book written by students about baseball as a way of life for Dominicans to be released later this year

    Harmony Wheeler — 

    Thirteen Biola University students traveled to the Dominican Republic last month and witnessed something behind the rough exterior of the country:...

  • Senior Psychology Student Seeks to Provide Tanzanian Children with Education

    Andrew Johannson changes lives of hundreds in Tanzania

    Adrienne Nunley — 

    Senior and psychology major Andrew Johansson ended up changing the lives of hundreds of youth in Tanzania while on a family trip in the summer of...

  • Campus Turned Canvas: Biola University Participates in Global Art Project

    Furthering French street artist and TED prize winner, JR's, goal of turning communities inside out, Biola is plastering the campus with mural-sized photographs of the community.

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Joining with French street artist and TED prize winner JR, Biola University is telling their story by plastering mural size self-portraits of...

  • Kayle Fields — 

    In an age of budgets being cut, classes and departments being taken away and schools struggling to provide for student needs, Biola students are...

  • Biola is Located in One of the Safest Cities in the Region

    Crime statistics remain low with Campus Safety's priority for a safe campus

    Lydia Ness — 

    Biola University’s home city of La Mirada remains one of the safest cities in LosAngeles County and one of the safest districts where crime...

  • Jenna Bartlo — 

    STUDIO CITY, CALIF. — The Biola Media Conferenceannounces a networking event added to the Saturday, April 30 conference schedule called the “...