Biola University to Broadcast Obama Inauguration

Jan. 16, 2009 By Jenna Bartlo

LA MIRADA, CALIF. --- Students “Like the majority of evangelical Christians who cast a ballot on Nov. 4, I did not vote for Barack Obama. But that didn’t keep me from sharing in the hope, history and sense of renewal that Obama’s election symbolized,” wrote Brett McCracken, Biola Magazine managing editor in his recent article, “A Change We Can Believe In?,” printed in Relevant magazine’s January issue. 

Most Biola employees likely voted for John McCain in the 2008 Presidential Elections, however, as McCracken wrote, the election of Barack H. Obama has brought hope to many. Obama’s election represented a changed America with broken down walls and a nation that stands for equality.

Biola University is eager to take part in the hope that the election of a first African-American president brings as well as support the President of the United States. On the day of Obama’s inauguration, Tuesday, January 20, Biola will broadcast the inauguration where Biola students, staff and faculty members will be able to watch the historical inauguration of President-elect Barack H. Obama. The showing will be in Mayers Auditorium beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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Biola University is a private Christian university located in Southern California on the border of Los Angeles and Orange counties in the city of La Mirada. For over 100 years, Biola has remained committed to its biblical foundation, integrating biblical principles with every academic program. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Biola as a “National University,” which is considered the “major leagues” of higher education. In addition to its focus on intentional spiritual development and career preparation, Biola offers a unique academic environment where all faculty, staff and students are professing Christians. With over 145 academic programs in seven schools, Biola offers degrees ranging from B.A. to Ph.D. For more information, visit www.biola.edu or call (562) 777 – 4061.



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