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  • Biola Tennis Program Focused on More than Winning

    Athletes Show Dedication to Making a Difference in the Community

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola men’s and women’s tennis teams have made considerable improvements in their overall records from previous years, but they’re not just...

  • Hugh Hewitt Encourages Students to Influence Culture

    Politics and Christianity were a likely pair at student event with radio host

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    “If you want to influence the world, you cannot do that from a position of routine,” said nationally acclaimed radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt to...

  • Forensics Debates to Success at Spring Championships

    Team Grows Through Exhausting Season

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    The Biola Forensics team debated their way to the top at the Pacific Southwest Collegiate Forensics Association (PSCFA) Spring Championships Feb....

  • First-Ever Tweet Hunt is a Smash with Students

    Whittier Daily News Features Anniversary Festivities

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University’s first-ever Tweet Hunt combined a favorite activity with new technology and caused a commotion at Biola during Founders Week,...

  • After 102 years, Biola Remains Committed to its Founding Mission

    Join students and alumni in the birthday celebration

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Today as it marks its 102nd birthday, the Biola community is celebrating and honoring the two founders who had a vision for the Bible Institute of...

  • Student Takes Hiatus from Biola

    Recession Causes Student to Take a Semester Off

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Autumn Brim, a junior, penned her thoughts about leaving Biola for a semester because she cannot afford the cost of tuition. The Orange County...

  • The King’s Men Hit All The Right Notes in New CD

    Biola A Cappella Group’s New Album, No Turning Back, Makes Great Christmas Gift

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    The King’s Men, Biola University’s a cappella student singing group, recently released their second CD titled No Turning Back. The CD features the...

  • Student’s Dedication to Serve Through Nursing Pays Off

    Sharayah Elkins Receives Kaiser’s Deloras Jones Registered Nurse Scholarship

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    “As Christians, loving God and therefore loving people means meeting people's needs,” said Sharayah Elkins, a Biola nursing student. For Elkins,...

  • Missions Teams Prepare to Impact the World

    Students Depart the U.S. in January to Serve God

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    They sit outside the cafeteria selling shirts to raise money. They walk through Metzger Hall offering coffee in exchange for a donation and...

  • Staff and Faculty Host Students on Thanksgiving

    The Biola community opens their doors for the many students without a place to stay for Thanksgiving

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    With homesickness settling in alongside academic pressures as the semester closes in towards final exams, Thanksgiving is a welcome holiday for...

  • Student Media Gets Noticed at Collegiate Journalism Conference

    The Chimes, The Point and Biolan Win Awards at Annual Conference

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University’s student media publications won 13 awards at the 2009 Baptist Press Collegiate Journalism Conference held on Oct. 29 at Union...

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    The Columbia Scholastic Press Association [CSPA] honored Biola University journalism and art students with Gold Circle Awards for their work on...

  • Journalism Student Wins $5,000 Scholarship

    Student wins Ruth Ashton Taylor scholarship from the Good News Foundation

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University Journalism senior Jessica Oh was awarded the Ruth Ashton Taylor Academic Scholarship, sponsored by the Good News Foundation, on...

  • Francis Chan Closes 74th Annual Torrey Memorial Bible Conference

    Kay Warren, Tremper Longman and Adrian De Visser Speak Wisdom to Students

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Students were challenged to face suffering with God at Biola University’s 74th annual Torrey Memorial Bible Conference, Oct. 19-23, 2009. As...

  • Biola University History Professor Guides Students on Middle East Trip

    Judith Rood Sees the Middle East ‘Behind the Headlines’

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies, Judith Rood, joined students from the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton...

  • Student Film Wins Second Place at the Damah Film Festival

    Short Film Will Show at Japan Damah Film Festival in December

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University Cinema & Media Arts junior Taylor Rae’s film, The Old Man and the Ceiling, won second place at the 2009 Damah Film Festival...

  • Students Garden for the Kingdom

    New Organic Garden Provides Learning Experience for Environmental Science Students

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Students and faculty began working on Biola University’s first organic garden Friday, September 25, 2009 outside Sigma Chi Residence Hall. Jason...

  • Biola Film Students Help Middle Schoolers Create Short Films

    Hutchinson Middle School Partners with Biola’s Cinema & Media Arts Department

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Students from Biola University’s Cinema and Media Arts department shared their passion for film making with middle school students as part of an...

  • Biola Nursing Students Are Special Guests of President Kagame

    Students Meet the Leader of Rwanda, the Country They Have Served

    Brenda Velasco — 

    For many years Biola University, in partnership with Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. through Rick Warren’s PEACE Plan, has sent nursing...

  • Biola University Hosts Tribute for Photographer Jerry Burchfield

    Burchfield’s last planned exhibit “Distance,” scheduled to open Tuesday, September 22 in the Biola University Art Gallery, expanded in memoriam.

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    The accomplished LA based photographer and teacher, Jerry Burchfield, died Friday, September 11, 2009 after a long struggle with colon cancer. He...

  • Biola Student Wins National Contest Promoting Safe Driving

    Bridgestone Americas Awards Student Scholarship

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University sophomore film and music major, Zach King, entered Bridgestone Americas’ Safety Scholars Teen Driver Video Contest alongside...

  • Biola Welcomes the Class of 2013

    As students adjust to campus life, classes begin and orientation continues

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    More than 1,000 students began arriving on campus Friday, August 21, 2009 and immediately started their transition to a new home at Biola...

  • The Importance of Being Earnest for an Irony-Obsessed Generation

    The Rise of the Ironic Class: When Voices of Irony Should be Capped

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    There are a few things our generation will be known for. These include (but are not limited to): 9/11, American Idol, using phones as mini...

  • Biola Students Lobby in Washington D.C. for Northern Uganda Bill

    Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act Aims to Stop Joseph Kony

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    On June 22 and 23, 2009, Biola students were among the young crowd lobbying in Washington, D.C. for the bill of the Lord’s Resistance Army...

  • Professors Release Second Devotional Addressing College Student Struggles

    Paul Buchanan and Paula Miller recently released Campus Voices

    Jenna Bartlo — 

    Biola University’s English professors Paul Buchanan and Paula Miller collaborated to produce two college devotionals within the past two years — ...