Month: October 2012

Lifestyles

Alumni dives into advocacy

Jeremy Seifert, a John Brown University graduate (’99), turned dumpster diving into a social cause. Most see a dumpster as trash, but Seifert sees dumpsters as the solution to end hunger in America. To demonstrate his point, he produced a documentary released in 2010 entitled “Dive!” “Dive!” follows Seifert and […]

Investing in station and listeners
Lifestyles

Investing in station and listeners

Sean Sawatzky has played an important role in the transformation of the KLRC radio station over the past decade. He is the first full-time employee ever hired by the John Brown University affiliate and is the current general manager. Sawatzky began listening to Christian music when he attended a Christian […]

KLRC’s reach increases fourfold
News

KLRC’s reach increases fourfold

John Brown University affiliated radio station KLRC plans to almost quadruple its listening audience before the end of the year. They will move from 101.1 FM, which only offers 6,000 watts of power, to 90.9 FM which allows 100,000 watts of power – the most permitted by the Federal Communications […]

Sports

Intramurals go online, hope to raise participation

As of this week, everyone at John Brown is a free agent. JBU intramurals recently moved its online presence to www.imleagues.com, a website used by intramural programs at campuses nationwide. “It’ll make intramurals easier,” said Josh Staggs, senior and intramurals coordinator. “Everything’s in one place.” Jessica Flynn, senior captain of […]

Writer entertains, teaches at “Giving Voice” festival
News

Writer entertains, teaches at “Giving Voice” festival

“Heck yes, I’ve seen miracles. I saw people coming out of my wife!” and “I think periods are fascist, actually,” quipped Brian Doyle, as he held the attention of John Brown University students and showed off his gregarious Irish personality during Thursday’s chapel. Doyle, an award-winning author, essayist and editor […]

News

University plans to save on electric bill

A new update to John Brown University’s electrical system has the potential to significantly cut their electrical bill. “This is a very small piece of the budget, but every small piece added together makes a big difference,” said Steve Brankle, the director of Facilities Services. Because of these changes, the […]

Concerns grown from overbearing trees
Opinion

Concerns grown from overbearing trees

Wham! It’s only 8:00 a.m. and another girl’s hair has gone to the dogs. All that the poor girl wanted was to get to her morning class, but her whole day became ruined when her hair was rudely wacked into a discombobulated mess by a branch. Nothing says ‘good morning’ […]

Campus not exactly equal
Opinion

Campus not exactly equal

John Brown University claims to be a community, but in all honesty, it’s nowhere close to the characteristics of a community. If JBU was a “community,” every ethnic group here on campus would be acknowledged, treated with respect and appreciated through events, classes and even worship. Some would argue that […]

Adventures abroad
Opinion

Adventures abroad

Sometimes, I’ll be riding my bike or drinking a cup of tea when I’m completely overwhelmed by just being here. Oxford is beautiful, and completely lives up to the nickname “City of Dreaming Spires.” Every day I walk in the footsteps of men and women who shaped all of Western […]

News

Enactus: SIFE worldwide gets new name

A long-standing tradition at John Brown University and other universities worldwide received a new name and face this evening. Students and professors referred to the group, formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise, as worldwide SIFE. This student-project based club seeks to “bring together the top leaders of today and […]