The Community of La Mirada The city of La Mirada is in Los Angeles County, twenty-two miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, and is surrounded by such cities as Whittier, N orwalk, Buena Park, La Habra and Fuller ton. La Mirada is a suburban residential community with a population of 40,000 Included w ithin the vicinity are several major shopping areas in addition to many other business establish ments. La Mirada is situated near many of the outstanding attractions of Southern Cali fornia. Downtown Los Angeles can be reached in a half-hour's drive from the campus. D isneyland is twelve miles to the southeast and famed Knott's Berry Farm is six miles away. W ithi n an hour 's drive are such popular beach cities as Long Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach. Recreational facilities are easily accessi ble. An eighteen-hole gol f course lies a mile east of the campus and other parks in the area offer opportuni ty for activities and relaxation. An hour's drive will take one into t he nearby mountains where wi n ter sports are available. Cultural and research opportunities abound in the area. Several major un iversi ties and libraries are within easy drivi ng distance of La Mirada including the Univer sity of California, Los Angeles , the Univer sity of Southern Cal ifornia, the University of California, Irvine and several other state and private institutions. T he Biola University Campus The campus is bounded on the west by Biola Avenue and on t he east by La Mirada Boulevard. It is located between the large east-west t horoughfares of Rosecrans Ave nue and Imperial Highway Approximately three miles to the southwest is the Santa Ana Freeway, (Freeway 1-5). Students coming to the campus by auto mobile should follow these directions: coming from the northwest. leave the San ta Ana Freeway at Rosecrans and travel east to Biola Avenue; coming from the southeast. leave the Santa Ana Freeway at Valley View and travel nrn-th to Rosecrans.
American Association of Bible Colleges, The American Psychological Associat ion, the Association of Theological Schools, the National Association of Schools of Music, the State of California Board of Registered Nursing, the National League for Nursing, the California Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing. Biola University is authorized to train students under the Veteran's Bill of Rights. In addition, the college is affiliated w it h a number of professional organizations, of which the following are representative : American Anthropological Association; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; American Associ ation of Collegiate Registrars and Ad mission Officers; Amer ican Associat ion of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; American Camping Associ ation; American Council on Education; American Guild of Organists; American Intercollegiate Athletic Women; Ameri can Library Association; Associated Collegiate Press; Association of Chris tian Schools, International; Association of College Unions Internat ional ; Ameri can Association of H igher Education; Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities ; California As sociation of Health, Physical Educat ion, and Recreation; California Council on t he Education of Teachers ; Choral Con ductors' Guild (California); Christian Camping International ; Christian College Coalition; Christian Scholar's Review; College Entrance Examination Board; Council on Post-secondary Accredita tion; Evangelical Teacher Training Asso ciation; Intercol legiate Press ; Music Edu cators' National Conference; National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; Western Assoc iation of Graduate Schools; Western Council on Higher Education for Nursi ng; and Western In terstate Commission for H igher Educa tion.
then turn right to Biola Avenue; coming from the east via San Bernardino freeway ( I0) turn sout h 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 mill ion square feet of build ing space in 30 major buildings. Just under half of the space is ded icated to 7 student residence complexes, housing nearly 1400 students in a fine variety of living quarters. The rest of the buildings house classrooms, laboratories, auditoriums, offices and stu dent services. Highlights of the buildings in clude Soub1rou Hal l, a newly remodeled 9,500 square foot budding containing spe cialized classrooms for nursing instruction, along with nursing department faculty of fices; Lansing Auditorium, a 450-seat con cert hall with a fine pipe organ and excel lent acoustics; the Rose of Sharon Chapel. a small chapel exclusively rese1-ved for si lent pi-ayer and meditation ; and a gymnasi um-swimming complex with a short course olymp1c pool. On the eastern side of the campus lie the athletic fields. Included are a crushed brick quarter-mile track, an excellent base ball diamond, a soccer field, and archery range and tennis courts. Add1t1onal recreation facilities are located in the I05- acre La Mirada Regional Park, just across La Mirada Boulevard from the B1ola campus. In addition, Biola has a long term lease on 20 acres adjoining the main campus which formei-ly housed an intermediate school. This land includes 58,000 square feet of classrooms and office bu ildings, and over IO acres of athletic fields available for B1ola's extensive intramural program and for info1-mal 1-ecreation. The Library Th Biola University Lib1-ary is under a unified administration and serves the un dergraduate and graduate levels of Biola University The periodical subscriptions in clude I ,052 titles currently being received. Other holdings include over 165,000 vol umes of books and bound per iodicals.
Auxiliary collections contain pamphlet files and curriculum teachi ng un its for t he ed'u cation and Christian education depart ments. The main public catalog and other files contain approximately 750,000 cards . Two copy machines are accessible to students. The library has microfiche, mi crofilm and microcard readers. Audio-vi sual materials are available for student use from the Media Center. In addition, there are listeni ng cente1-s for language studies and other taped instruction at the Media Center. Students have access to the several mil lion volumes in the libraries of a dozen col leges, universities and seminaries in the greater Los Angeles area. Students and faculty have access to bib liographic search service through the data bases of CLASS, DIA LOG and RLIN. The staff consists of four professional li brarians, nine full-time assistants and a number of part-time student assistant s. Media Center The Media Center services the equip ment and non-book instruction needs of the university. Equipment and instructional materials are located on the McNally por tion of the campus . The collection of ma terial includes 16mm and 8mm motion pic tures and film clips, 35mm filmstrips, audio tape recordings, video t ape recordi ngs, disc records, overhead transparencies, slides and other types of educational mate rial. Appropriate equipment is available for large group, small group or individual study of the instructional materials. Production of slides, filmstrips, thermal or diazo transparenc ies as well as many other services are available to the faculty upon request. Bookstore The University Bookstore is open six days and two evenings a week to supply all required textbooks as well as non-re quired books. Students will find a large se lection of cards, stationery, gift items, records and music, school and art supplies, plus items for personal needs. Bibles in a variety of styles and bi ndings are available.
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