•.•..•••.......•. Our 95-acre campus is nestled in the city of La Mirada, a quiet, conserva­ tive residential community 20 miles southeast ofLos Angeles. Disneyland, Knoll's Berry Farm and Southern California beaches and mountains are just miles away.

driving distance of La Mirada including the University of California, Los Angeles. The University of Southern California, the University of California, Irvine and several other state and private institutions.

The Bible is clear in its teaching on the sanctity of human life. Llfe begins at conception. We abhor the destruction of innocent life through abortion-on-demand. Confession before men is viewed as tangible fruit of salvation and not as a qualifying condition for salvation. Biola University does not necessarily deny employ­ ment to persons merely for lack of firm personal convic­ tions on any teaching position in these explanatory notes. However, Biola University does weigh carefully the understanding and personal convictions of employ­ ment applicants on these points as well as the nature of their prospective work assignments, in determining their suitability for employment. TEACHING BIBLICAL STUDIES Teaching biblical studies for academic credit at Biola University is a complex situation. Amajor goal of all teaching is for the student to gain knowledge and under­ standing of the subject matter as well as familiarity with the methodology of the field. Such a goal is of impor­ tance here. The Scriptures, however, are considered more than academic subject matter. They are the Word of God written for the purpose of revealing God and His actions with the desire of bringing people to harmony with Him. Our acceptance of the divine nature and intent of Scripture gives ultimate meaning and direction to all studies relating to the Scriptures. Entailed in the further­ ance of the divine intent of Scripture are many facets of study ranging from the practical procedures for the prop­ agation of the Christian faith to the highly technical dimensions of critical biblical studies and philosophical theology. Throughout this diversity of endeavors and the wide variety of gifts and skills employed, however, all participants are finally engaged in a common task which may be summarily stated as the understanding, accep­ tance and propagation of the biblical faith. THE COMMUNITY OF LA MIRADA The city of La Mirada is in Los Angeles County, 22 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, and is surrounded by such cities as Whittier, Norwalk, Buena Park, La Habra and Fullerton. La Mirada is a suburban residential community with a population of 40,000. Included within the vicinity are several major shopping areas in addition to many other business establishments. La Mirada is situated near many of the outstanding attractions of Southern California Downtown Los Angeles can be reached in a half-hour's drive from the campus. Disneyland is 12 miles to the southeast and famed Knott's Berry Farm is six miles away. Within an hour's drive are such popular beach cities as Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. Recreational facilities are easily accessible. An 18-hole golf course lies a mile east of the campus and other parks in the area offer opportunity for activities and relaxation. An hour's drive will take one into the nearby mountains where winter sports are available. Cultural and research opportunities abound in the area. Several major universities and libraries are within easy

THE BIOLA UNIVERSITY CAMPUS The campus is bounded on the west by Biola Avenue and on the east by La Mirada Boulevard. It is located between the large east-west thoroughfares of Rosecrans Avenue and Imperial Highway. Approximately three miles to the southwest is the Santa Ana Freeway (Freeway I-5). Students coming to the campus by automobile should follow these directions: coming from the north­ west, leave the Santa Ana Freeway at Rosecrans and travel east to Biola Avenue; coming from the southeast, leave the Santa Ana Freeway at Valley View and travel north to Rosecrans, then turn right to Biola Avenue, coming from the east via San Bernardino Freeway (10) turn south on the Orange Freeway (57) to Imperial Highway and travel west on Imperial Highway to Biola Avenue. (Note: See inside cover map.) The campus now consists of 95 acres with over 1/2 million square feet of building space in 30 major buildings. Just under half of the space is dedicated to 7 student resi­ dence complexes, housing nearly 1,400 students in a fine variety of living quarters. The rest of the buildings house classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, offices and students services. Highlights of the buildings include Soubirou Hall, containing specialized classrooms for nursing instruction, along with nursing department facul­ ty offices; Lansing Auditorium, a 450-seat concert hall with a fine pipe organ and excellent acoustics; the Rose of Sharon Chapel., a small chapel exclusively reserved for silent prayer and meditation; and a gymnasium-swimming complex with a short-course Olympic pool. On the eastern side of the campus lie the athletic fields. Included are a crushed brick quarter-mile track, an excellent baseball diamond, a soccer field, and tennis courts. Additional recreation facilities are locat­ ed in the 105-acre La Mirada Regional Park, just across La Mirada Boulevard from the Biola campus. In addition, Biola has recently completed a lease­ purchase agreement on 20 acres adjoining the main campus which formerly housed an intermediate school. This land includes 58,000 square feet of classroom and office buildings, and over 10 acres of athletic fields available for Biola's extensive intramural program and for informal recreation. During the 1989/90 school year, several additions to the campus were completed. A three-building residen­ tial complex will serve a variety of needs, from under­ graduate housing in a residence hall to graduate and married housing in apartment-style living. The Student Union Building has been expanded, and the Bookstore has been replaced by a new, larger building. Anew energy-efficient Central Plant for heating, cooling, and cogeneration is now complete. The plant provides a cost efficient means of air conditioning our older class­ rooms and residential buildings for the first time.

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