The S.M.U. sends deputation teams, upon request, to churches and young people's groups in Los Angeles for the purpose of presenting missionary information and the challenge of Christian service to others, through song and testimony.
MUSICAL ACTIVITIES Combining the pleasure of group participation in music with Christian service, various extra-curricular activities are organized each year according to the talent of the student body. These include vocal trios, quartets, octet, the Glee Club, brass quartet, string ensemble, orchestra, and band. From time to time such groups serve in deputation work, representing Biola in the Los Angeles area, and occasionally in a tour of several days' duration. Two events are highlights of the year: the presentation of the oratorio "The Messiah" by the combined Glee Club and Radio Choir at Christmas time, and the Music Festival in the spring in which all musical groups have a part. KING'S DAUGHTERS The young women of Biola rejoice that they are bound together in spiritual fel lowship as daughters of the King. At the regular Monday evening meetings of this organization they become better acquainted and enjoy a time of real blessing and inspiration as special music and interesting speakers contribute to their devotional service. "K. D. camps" are the special recreational feature of this organization. Twice dur ing the school year the young women leave the crowded city to spend two days in the quiet of the mountains, enjoying outdoor sports and relaxation. The evening pro gram of stunts followed by a sing and a testimony meeting around a glowing campfire, is long remembered. BIOLA MEN The corresponding organization for the men of the school also meets regularly on Monday evenings, and the program of fellowship and devotion is similar to that of the King's Daughters. The Biola Men also conduct student devotions on Saturday eve nings, and a special weekly prayer meeting for the former Biola students now serving in the armed forces of our country. Twice each year the men, also, enjoy an overnight outing known as the Biola Men's Advance, where Christian fellowship is combined with sports and fun. THE DORMITORY Life in almost any dormitory is interesting, but at Biola, where all entrants must be Christian young people, this is especially true. Imagine living under one roof with hundreds of other young people all having a vital interest in the Lord's work! Here one finds a fellowship both unique and satisfying. Living in close contact with one another, Biola students are given an opportunity to practice the line art of living to gether, and to give expression to Christian consideration and helpfulness. "Love one another" has a definite application. Morning and evening devotions are a daily source of strength and inspiration. Immediately after breakfast, and again before evening study hours, the dormitory family meets for family worship. Corridor prayer meetings, in which the students living in a single corridor, or on an entire floor, meet for intercessory prayer, are held weekly. Personal requests are presented, and many answers are experienced, as well as other blessings by all who participate. On the eighth floor of the dormitory is the students' Social Hall, where Home Night and other special programs are enjoyed. The women's dormitory also provides a smaller Parlor with a fully equipped kitchen for the use of the women students.
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