Archive for March, 2014

Opinion

JBU stuck in the past

A modern university up-to-date on all technological advances. You will not find this descriptor in any of John Brown University’s promotional material, and a good thing, too, because the University is stuck in the dark ages with brick cell phones and dial-up internet when it comes to technology, especially when […]

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SGA reaches out to hear students’ voices

Students, not SGA officers or senators, are the main focus of this year’s annual Student Government Association week. The slogan of the week is “We are YOUR voice.” “People just don’t really understand who we are and what we are here for,” said senior Sophie Shafer, vice president of communications […]

Lyons speaks on work for Leadership Week
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Lyons speaks on work for Leadership Week

Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty listened to Gabe Lyons as he talked about his most recent book “The Next Christian” in a question and answer session last Wednesday in the Soderquist Business Center. Lyons, one of the two speakers invited for Soderquist Leadership Week, is the founder of Q […]

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CAUSE ministry aims to work with skateboarders

A new CAUSE ministry is coming to the JBU campus: an evangelism effort directed at the local skate park. Sophomore Josh Campbell has biked for 13 years, and was a competitive downhill rider until last year. When he broke his collarbone, he took up scootering as a side hobby. His […]

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Cathedral choir to sing with local symphony

John Brown University’s Cathedral Choir is performing with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas this Saturday. Paul Smith, the head of the University’s department of music and the director of the choir, said the symphony has had a relationship with the University and its choir for 20 to 30 years. The […]

Vinyl Style
Lifestyles

Vinyl Style

Siloam Springs is a community with a long history and many unique collectives available for residents and visitors alike. Recently, however, many residents have expressed an interest in collecting vinyls from local antique shops, coffee shops and online. Andrew Lehr, resident director of Walker Hall and the duplexes, began collecting […]

Kirk finds peace in her story
Lifestyles

Kirk finds peace in her story

Patty Kirk spent a part of her life running to escape her damaged family. Today, she runs for pleasure amidst the nature of Northeast Oklahoma. Kirk grew up in California until her family of eight moved to an old house in a Polish Catholic town in Connecticut. Both places played […]

Faculty adopt from abroad
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Faculty adopt from abroad

Two members of the John Brown University family are welcoming additions to their families from overseas. Mandy Moore, assistant professor of business, and Nathan Jacobs, assistant professor of religion and philosophy, are growing their families through adoption. Moore and her husband have been married for 12 years, and have discussed […]

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Debate wins big at weekend competition

The Forensic team won several award at the 4th Annual Ozark Cup, hosted by the University, last Saturday. JBU has hosted several speech and debate competitions in the past, but this tournament was the biggest one of the year. Students from nine different universities were represented at the debate and […]

Smoking continues as issue on campus: part 2
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Smoking continues as issue on campus: part 2

[NOTE: This article contains references to and quotes from two John Brown University students, identified as Ben and Jeff. Both are real University students whose names have been changed to protect their identity.] Despite the absolute nature of the University’s ban on smoking products, the University’s response to those caught […]