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  • 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 “...

  • Carolyn Kim — 

    Biola University’s Chapter Vice President of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Heather Tanji, was one of eight students...

  • Alumna Judith Hill Performs for Women's History Month

    Michael Jackson's Back-Up Singer performs at "For My Sister" concert

    Brenda Velasco  — 

    Alumna Judith Hill, former back-up singer to Michael Jackson, performed at Biola University’s Women’s History month celebration concert turned...

  • Spreading Cheer in this Holiday Season

    Biola students and staff wish U.S. troops a Merry Christmas

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    In hopes of bringing cheer to U.S. troops, Biola students recently tapped into their creative side in partnership with the American Red Cross and...

  • Biola Strikes Olive Oil

    Students pitch in to produce olive oil from Biola’s olive grove

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola’s olive grove may prove to be more purposeful than a place of rest for students. For the first time in 59 years, olives from the historic...

  • Biola Joins in Great California ShakeOut

    Emergency drill helps university and city prepare for earthquake

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    A corner of Biola’s campus was transformed into something straight out of a disaster movie on Oct. 21, as a small army of emergency responders...

  • Are Christianity and "Cool" Compatible?

    Biola author garners national attention for new book, Hipster Christianity

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    In the quest to be cool, are some Christians losing sight of what really matters about their faith? So asks Biola student and staff member Brett...

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

    Biola named one of the best for bright sun and bright students

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Pleasant weather and strong academics make Biola one of the nation’s “brightest” schools, according to Newsweek, which recently ranked Biola on...

  • Biola to Participate in World Evangelization Congress

    Simulcast Event Oct. 22-23 to Bring Cape Town Gathering to La Mirada

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    On Oct. 16-25, Christian leaders from 200 countries will meet in South Africa for the highly anticipated Cape Town 2010 conference – the Third...

  • Biola Welcomes the Class of 2014

    Students encouraged to live with zeal

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Excitement exuded from Biola’s campus over the final two weeks of August as more than 1,200 new undergraduate students arrived for the start of...

  • Biola Remembers J. Richard Chase

    Biola’s sixth president led the university from 1970 to 1982

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    J. Richard Chase, a leading figure in Christian higher education who served as Biola’s sixth president from 1970 to 1982, died Aug. 20 at Windsor...

  • Music to Haiti's Ears

    Student musicians help earthquake victims process trauma

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Six months after a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, six Biola University students journeyed there this summer in hopes of healing some of the...

  • Top 10 Biola Sports Moments of 2009-2010

    Remembering One of the Best Seasons

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    This is a piece recapping the Top 10 sports moments of the 2009-10 year at Biola as compiled by the Biola Sports Information Office. See the...

  • Students Featured in Top Women's Surf Magazine

    “Women’s Surf Style Magazine” Highlights Story of Biola Parent and Inspiration

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    The redemptive story of Christina DiMari is as hopeful as it is heartbreaking. The author of Ocean Star: A Memoir and keynote speaker at Biola’s...

  • Basketball Coach Dave Holmquist Shares His Thoughts on John Wooden

    In a letter to his two-year old son, Holmquist shares the influence Wooden had on his life

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola has long respected the former UCLA basketball coach who passed at the age of 99 on Friday, June 4, 2010. Coach Wooden visited Biola multiple...

  • Princess Pashu of Swaziland Reflects on Time at Biola

    Returning to build a new industry, Sikhanyiso Dlamini hopes to create new opportunities within her country

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini, the first-born daughter of Mswati III King of Swaziland enrolled at Biola University in 2005. Known as Pashu, she had...

  • Track and Field's Natasha Miller Defends Title With Win

    Miller Wins High Jump Title Again, Repeats as Meet MVP

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola junior Natasha Miller defended her title in the high jump to earn her second individual crown and repeated as the outdoor women's Most...

  • Six Teams Will Share Christ's Light in Hurting Nations

    Students Prepare to Step into Unfamiliar Territory

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Extreme poverty, overpopulated refugee camps, street children, and polytheism are prevalent in the countries that six teams will be traveling to...

  • Biola film "Still" looks for hope in sorrow

    Students create film depicting the reality of marriage after a stillbirth

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola’s award winning Cinema and Media Arts department produces a student led and created film each year deemed “the Biola film.” This year, the...

  • Jitensha Wins Best of Competition at Festival of Media Arts

    Director Dean Yamada is awarded Inaugural Chair’s Award

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Students in Biola’s Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) program know that one of the elements of a successful film is telling an authentic story that...