Jul. 31, 2014
Save the date for Biola Weekend 2014 and join us as we celebrate the best of Biola!
We had a great time celebrating Biola Weekend with alumni, parents, family members and students in 2013! Take a look at the highlights from the weekend here.
Registration for Biola Weekend will open on September 2, but it is never too early to start making plans! Events with "**" require registration and/or payment (some of these events are free but will require previous registration). Time, location and event descriptions are subject to change. Registration opens on September 2. Refund requests must be submitted by 3 pm PST on October 13 by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30 am - 10:20 am, Chase Gymnasium
Start your Biola Weekend with a time of worship and spiritual nurture by joining the Biola community for chapel in the gym.
Biola Campus Walking Tour
10:30 am - 11:15 am, departs from the Library steps
Biola’s well-trained Student Alumni Association tour guides will tell you about "all things Biola" during this fun 45-minute walking tour through campus. You'll learn about the "old days in LA" as well as what's in store for the Biola’s future.
Cross-Cultural Engagement Seminar
11:00 am- 12:00 pm, Cafe Banquet Room
Pack your bags! Learn about Study USA and Study Abroad and the wealth of cross-cultural engagement opportunities!
**Dine & Dialogue with Biola Profs
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Tent on Metzger Lawn
Biola University is known for being one of the world’s best at framing all of its departments within a biblical-Christian worldview. Join Dr. Rick Langer, Professor and Director of the Office of Faith and Learning, and faculty from the fields of science, art, and humanities as they share what it means to integrate faith and learning. And hear from alumni and current students how faith integration has had an impact on their lives. This popular event often sells out! Registration and payment required beginning September 2.
Cinema and Media Arts Student Shorts Showcase
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Mayers Auditorium
Cinema and Media Arts presents the best recent short films from its students. Each film is accompanied by its director who provides the context and inspiration for the film. A time of Q&A with the director follows each film. More information at facebook.com/biolascreenings or call 562-231-6494.
**Torrey Talks on the Inklings
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Business Building 109
The Torrey Honors Institute invites guests to engage in a Torrey style conversation about the legacy of the Inklings authors. That little group of writers, including Lewis, Tolkien, and Chesterton, communicated faith in such a way that it became interesting and relevant to the modern Christian. Registration is required for this FREE event beginning September 2.
Strategies to Pay Off Debt
2:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Location TBD
Loans are a reality many students and families face. Biola is committed to ensuring the affordability of a Biola education as well as educating students on how to approach their student loans with wisdom. Learn from Rick Bee, Senior Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, strategies to pay off loans as well as ways to steward finances in a godly manner.
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Fireplace Pavilion
Hot pancakes, fresh scrambled eggs, and sizzling bacon... sounds like dinner to us! Join the fun Caf tradition of Backwards Breakfast. We’ll have live music and some fun activities for the whole family... plus you’ll get to campus early for the much-anticipated Punk ‘N Pie. Registration and payment required beginning September 2.
Punk n’ Pie
7:30 pm– 10:00 pm, Chase Gymnasium
They can sing! They can dance! They can pull trumpets out of their hats! You’re sure to be entertained as students compete in a talent show performing their most ridiculous and amazing talents. And true to its name, everyone is welcome to enjoy FREE pie following the show, courtesy of AS! Not interested in sitting in the Gym? Plenty of outdoor seating and a live stream of the show will be available.
Pumpkin Pie LIVE
10:00 pm, Fireplace Pavilion
Did somebody say, “PIE”?! Perhaps you need a little energy boost after cheering for all the great acts at Punk ‘N Pie? Join us for... you guessed it... pumpkin pie! Served by your Alumni Board. Grab a slice of pie, listen to live jazz, and wind down after a busy day.
Teen Sibling Sleepover ~ Only for siblings of current Biola students
Parents, does your Biola student have a sibling who would like to spend the night in their dorm room? Siblings ages 14+ are welcome to spend the night with their same-sex Biola sibling and experience college dorm life. To arrange a stay, your Biola student must get the approval of his or her roommates and inform their RA of the sibling’s presence.
**Biola University “Scholarship Sprint” Run/Walk
8:00 am – 10:00 am, Check in at the Bell Tower
Want to do something good for yourself while helping others? Sign up for the 4th Annual Biola 5K Run/Walk! Your $20 entry fee ($10 for Biola students) gets you a t-shirt and a picturesque run, walk or stroll through campus--all ages and abilities welcome. We'll finish the course with prizes for winners and breakfast burritos for all. Every donation helps a deserving Biola student afford their education. Bring a group and raise some funds! Registration and payment required beginning September 2.
**School of Education “Lessons Learned” Roundtable
9:30 am - 11:30 am, Location TBD
In these challenging academic times, School of Education alumni are succeeding. Come hear what Biola SOE alumni are doing to help students in lower socioeconomic areas become high-performing learners. Registration is required for this FREE event beginning September 2
Biola Campus Walking Tour
10:30 am - 11:15 am, departs from the Library steps
Biola’s well-trained Student Alumni Association student tour guides will tell you about "all things Biola" during this fun 45-minute walking tour through campus. You'll learn about the "old days in LA" as well as what's in store for the Biola of the future.
Biola Weekend Bazaar
11:00 am – 4:30 pm, Sutherland Way
Browse the Biola Weekend Bazaar and support Biola crafters and small businesses, featuring a variety of items for purchase, games for the kids and live music. Located along the walkway from the Fluor Fountain to the Common Grounds Breezeway and Fireplace Pavilion. Interested in becoming a vendor? Apply here by 5 pm PST on September 29!
**Picnic with the President
12:00 – 2:00 pm, Tent on Metzger Lawn
It’s a family style gourmet picnic with our beloved president, Dr. Barry H. Corey. Hear his “State of the University” address as you enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Registration and payment required beginning September 2.
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Sutherland Auditorium
The Nursing Department Commissioning Ceremony is a special time where the faculty will commission the new Level 1 students as they prepare to serve God and the hurting through nursing.
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm , Crowell Auditorium
This yearly concert showcases a spectrum of talents from the Conservatory of Music. Large and small ensembles as well as solo instruments and voices will be performing. Hurry and get your tickets because this concert always sells out!
**Iron Eagle Competition
2:00 pm- 4:30 pm, McNally Field
Come on over to McNally Field and bring your roommates, hall-mates and RAs past and present for a fun time of friendly competition between the Biola residence halls. Show your pride in your current or former residence hall on upper campus, lower campus or off campus and commuters. Alumni and current students join forces to represent their area in games to claim the ultimate prize.
Alumni-Hosted Reunions “Back to 1908”
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Fireplace Pavilion
Join us for a fun, casual time to re-connect with Biola faculty, staff, coaches and friends from all departments and decades!
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Crowell Auditorium
This yearly concert showcases a spectrum of talents from the Conservatory of Music. Large and small ensembles as well as solo instruments and voices will be performing. Hurry and get your tickets because this concert always sells out! A link to purchase tickets will be posted on September 2.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Sutherland Auditorium
There’s no better way to cap off Biola Weekend than to come together as a community and worship through music. Join our students for the beloved tradition of Singspiration, led by one of our talented student-led worship bands. Credit will be offered for this Saturday Singspiration as well as normally scheduled Sunday Singspirations.
This concludes Biola Weekend programming. Thank you for joining us, travel home safely.