Biola Weekend 2014

The registration deadline has been extended!

The Offices of Alumni and Parent Relations invite you to join the fun for Biola Weekend 2014!

Registration is now open! Register Now!

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. Refund requests must be submitted by 3 pm PST on October 13 by emailing alumni@biola.edu or parent.relations@biola.edu.

Registration will close on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Registration will now close on Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Interested in becoming a vendor for the Biola Weekend Bazaar?

Apply here by 5 p.m. PST on September 29!

Questions?

Visit our FAQ page or give us a call!

Alumni: (562) 903-4728
Parents: (800) 99-BIOLA

 

Friday, October 24, 2014

  • Chapel

    9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m., 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 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., 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.

  • Cross-Cultural Engagement Seminar

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Cafe Banquet Room

    Pack your bags! Learn about Study USA and Study Abroad and the wealth of cross-cultural engagement opportunities!

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    Dine & Dialogue with Biola Profs **

    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Tent on Metzger Lawn

    $10 per person
    $7 for current Biola students with a meal plan *

    Biola University is known for being one of the world’s best at framing all of its departments with a biblically centered 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. You will also hear from alumni and current students about how faith integration has impacted their lives. This popular event often sells out! Registration and payment required for this event.

    * By registering, you agree to have 1 meal taken from your student meal plan.

  • Cinema and Media Arts Student Shorts Showcase

    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 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.

    Cicada

    Cicada is Biola's first feature film. Shot in Japan, directed by CMA professor Dean Yamada and crewed by Biola students, the film follows a discordant group of adults who ironically find themselves as guests at a birthday party for a young boy being bullied at school. 

    Cicada is now on the film festival circuit. It took top honors at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and Guam International Film Festival. Currently it is a finalist at the Heartland Film Festival. Director Dean Yamada will screen a trailer of Cicada and update its distribution plan.

    Let it Wither

    Let it Wither is an experimental film loosely based on the Book of Ecclesiastes.

    Nuke the Moon

    A ragtag group of skinny-tie-clad government workers rush to respond to the devastating news of Sputnik’s launch into orbit. They propose to nuke the moon in order to raise the spirits of a downcast America and to reclaim first place in the space race (based on a true story).

    Heritage

    The Fall 2013 Biola Film, Heritage explores the conflict in Gaza from the perspective of friends who find themselves on opposite sides.

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    Torrey Talks on the Inklings: The Dreadful Beauty of Creation The Magician's Nephew **

    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Business Building 109

    The Torrey Honors Institute invites guests to engage in a conversation about the legacy of the Inklings authors.  That little group of writers, including C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and G. K. Chesterton, communicated faith in such a way that it became interesting and relevant to the modern Christian. Join faculty members Paul Spears, Matt Jenson, Adam Johnson, Melissa Schubert, and Fred Sanders, as they explore Lewis's The Magician's Nephew, examining how this text conveys the created world. Registration is required for this FREE event. Register now! 

  • Strategies to Pay Off Debt

    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 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.

    Biola Baseball, Red vs. Gray Series

    3:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Eagles Diamond

    Catch the 2015 Biola Eagles Baseball team in action in the final two games of their annual Red vs. Gray Intrasquad Series. Current players go head-to-head in this five-game series for bragging points. Games will be nine innings of top-level collegiate baseball. Come support your Eagles as they continue preparations for the upcoming spring season!

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    Backwards Breakfast **

    4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fireplace Pavilion

    $5 per person
    Current Biola students with a meal plans will swipe their ID card – no registration required

    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 for this event.

  • Punk 'n’ Pie

    7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 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 pumpkin pie following the show, courtesy of AS!

    Limited tickets for non-students will be available for purchase in front of Chase Gymnasium the day of the show. Tickets are $5 per person, cash only, and will go on sale from 5-7 pm. For questions, contact Associated Students at (925) 819-1548. Not interested in sitting in the Gym? Plenty of outdoor seating and a live stream of the show will be available throughout the Commons Breezeway, just outside of the show.

  • Pumpkin Pie LIVE

    9:30 p.m., 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

    11:00 p.m.

    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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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    Eagle Challenge 5K **

    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Check in at the Bell Tower at 7 am

    $25 per person entry fee
    $10 per Biola student entry fee

    Sign up for the Eagle Challenge 5K! Your entry fee gets you a t-shirt and a picturesque run, walk or stroll through campus--all ages and abilities welcome. Everyone receives a medal and breakfast burritos, too. Every donation helps a deserving Biola student afford their education. Bring a group and race with President Corey! Registration for this event is required. Register here.

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    School of Education “Beyond the Barriers: Creating High-Performing Learners in At-Risk Schools” Roundtable **

    9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., 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.

  • Biola Campus Walking Tour

    10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., 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 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sutherland Way

    Browse the  Biola Weekend Bazaar and support Biola crafters and small businesses, featuring a variety of items for purchase and fun games for all, including giant checkers and jenga, an obstacle course, rock-climbing wall and human bowling. 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!

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    Picnic with the President **

    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Tent on Metzger Lawn

    Tent on Metzger Lawn
    $15 per person
    $12 for current Biola students with a meal plan *

    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 for this event.

    * By registering, you agree to have 1 meal taken from your student meal plan

    Biola Baseball, Red vs. Gray Series

    12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Eagles Diamond

    Catch the 2015 Biola Eagles Baseball team in action in the final two games of their annual Red vs. Gray Intrasquad Series. Current players go head-to-head in this five-game series for bragging points. Games will be nine innings of top-level collegiate baseball. Come support your Eagles as they continue preparations for the upcoming spring season!

  • Nursing Commissioning

    2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., 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.

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    Prism Concert **

    2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., 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! Purchase your tickets here

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    Iron Eagle Competition **

    1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 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 or the off-campus community. Alumni and current students join forces to represent their area in an epic kickball tournament to claim the ultimate prize of Spirit Points and bragging rights. Tournament participants get a free shirt (while supplies last), some food and fun! Register for this FREE competion here!

  • Alumni-Hosted Reunions "106 Years Strong!"

    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Fireplace Pavilion

    Join us for a fun, casual time to re-connect with Biola alumni from all decades, including a special reunion for 1960s alumni! Enjoy a virtual "Walk through The Decades" memorabilia display, vintage photo mural for snapshots, yearbooks and delicious snacks. Bring an old photo or other memento!

  • Men's Lacrosse Scrimmage

    4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Soccer Field

    Cheer on the Biola Men's Lacrosse team as they face Occidental College.

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    Weekend Wind Down Dinner **

    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Tent on Metzger Lawn

    $5 per person (students cannot use meal plan for this event)

    As the weekend draws to a close, join us for a festive, yet relaxing meal featuring America's #1 chicken restaurant, Chick-fil-A! Enjoy THE best chicken sandwich this side of the Mississippi before you head over to Sutherland Auditorium for a special session of Singspiration. Registration and payment required for this event.

    Biola University is pleased to welcome The Show Ponies for a special performance during dinner! Andi Carder, Clayton Chaney ('09), Jason Harris ('11), Phil Glenn ('10) and Kevin Brown ('11) make up this dynamic indie-folk band with bluegrass and country influences. At Biola Weekend, they'll be fresh off of touring for the release of their new EP "Run For Your Life" - it's sure to be a performance that you don't want to miss! Want to learn more about The Show Ponies? Check them out at online.

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    "Revist the Caf" '60s Reunion Dinner

    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Cafe Banquet Room

    Celebrate 50 years as an alumni by reminiscing with old friends and classmates. This event is hosted by John Coulombe and Sherry Bee Power and features guest speakers Bob & Sharon Hillts, Rich & Karen Thune, Carl Martinson, and Duane & Prinie Stark. Dinner costs $10 and is payable at the door.

  • Prism Concert **

    7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., 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! Purchase your tickets here.

  • Singspiration

    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., 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.

 

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