Archive for September, 2012

News

Students wrestle with God, life at campus retreat

Nearly 215 students from John Brown University boarded buses Friday evening for Breakaway. For the second year, New Life Ranch of Colcord, Okla. hosted the annnual school retreat. Once students arrived, they flooded to the cabins, where they would spend Friday night in bunk beds. The Breakaway planning team invited […]

Books to look into
Lifestyles

Books to look into

The Geography of Bliss: Grumps Search for Happiness Eric Weiner is not a pleasant man. In fact, he is a grump. Therefore, he sets out on a year-long journey around the world to find happiness. No, not personal happiness. Weiner wants to find where happiness lives geographically. His travels take […]

Soderquist Center ropes course gets facelift
News

Soderquist Center ropes course gets facelift

The Soderquist Center is rebuilding a portion of BaseCamp, the ropes course just on the edge of campus. BaseCamp has at least 12 initiatives, or courses, six of which are used regularly. This year, Mohawk Walk, a low ropes course, is getting a facelift. Several of the trees were dead, […]

Opinion

A step to respect

Is it wrong for a person to condemn another person because they are a sinner? Of course it is. The very act of condemning, or judging, someone is left to God alone. What if that person is a homosexual? Ah, now it gets tricky. There is a lot of talk […]

Men and women groups discuss aspects of sexuality
News

Men and women groups discuss aspects of sexuality

This week, John Brown University is focusing on sexuality and how that should look. Men and women gathered in separate groups Tuesday night to look at gender-specific topics. A panel of faculty and staff will present a panel on “Sexuality through Life’s Stages” in the J.Alvin Atrium at 7 p.m. […]

Challenging the ‘overrated’ generation
News

Challenging the ‘overrated’ generation

Eugene Cho is a dedicated pastor, devoted father and husband and a lover of the Lord. Cho spoke at John Brown University’s chapel on Thursday based on Matthew 6:19-24, “You cannot serve both God and Money.” Although he recognized the people listening “did not have much money to think about,” […]

Speaker raises awareness about human trafficking
News

Speaker raises awareness about human trafficking

People piled into a room in the Soderquist Business Center Thursday to listen to guest speaker Jeffrey Brauch lecture about the issue of human trafficking. Students, professors and community members listened eagerly, some even standing in the back. Frank Niles, associate professor of political science, introduced Brauch and said people […]

Voting registration deadline draws near
News

Voting registration deadline draws near

As the Nov. 6 elections rapidly approach, Americans face a choice. Before they mark a ballot, picking one candidate over another, they face the question of whether they will vote at all. College students often answer no, said Frank Niles, associate professor of political science. Statistics show that college students […]

Women’s Soccer team finds new outlook
Sports

Women’s Soccer team finds new outlook

Printed on the back of the women’s soccer team’s practice jerseys is a single word: found. Each year, Scott Marksberry, the coach of the John Brown University team, chooses a word and a Bible verse for the team to focus on. This year’s verse is Isaiah 6:8, which says, “Then […]

News

Ultimate food fight: Who will win the bid for campus food provider?

John Brown University is opening the search for a new food service provider. The University’s search committee sent out a request to companies to begin negotiations. Aramark’s three-year renewal contract with the University ended last year. The company will continue services over the next two semesters until the committee decides […]