Month: April 2015

Ms. & Mr. JBU to be announced at banquet
News

Ms. & Mr. JBU to be announced at banquet

The end of another school year is approaching, and that means that it is once again time to find out who will be Mr. and Ms. JBU. The nominees have been nominated and the voting has ended as of Wednesday, April 14th. If you missed out on this campaign, there […]

Feeling like an outsider in church
Opinion

Feeling like an outsider in church

I used to go to a little Christian school. Now I go to a bigger Christian school. But more about me has changed than just that. I think differently about alcohol and my sister and chewing on your nails than I did when I was 8. I have different opinions […]

Opinion

Letter to the Editor

While the data in the recent article on sexual activity at JBU is troubling (“SRA shows sizable increase in sexual activity” http://advocate.jbu.edu/?q=node/1560) things may not be as bad as they appear. Imagine that the y-axes were extended so that they began at zero percent and ended at 100 percent. The […]

Professor struggles, finds God amidst autism
Opinion

Professor struggles, finds God amidst autism

Before my son Logan was born, I had a premonition I might have done something wrong to affect his health or development in the womb. I remember praying as Logan’s due-date approached that if he were born with a disability, the Lord would let it be one familiar to me […]

Book review: “Trust Our American Dream”
Opinion

Book review: “Trust Our American Dream”

“Trust Our American Dream,” a comedic piece of historical fiction, depicts the contemporary plight of undocumented immigrants in assuming liberty as a basic natural right. Author Don Balla, John Brown University Professor of Business emeritus, fulltime lawyer and outspoken advocate for immigrant rights, strategically employs Abraham Lincoln’s views concerning the […]

Senior gives advice to a young student
Opinion

Senior gives advice to a young student

“Be patient towards all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms, like books written in a foreign tongue. […] What matters is to live everything.” —Rainier Maria Rilke’s “Letter to a Young Poet” First of all, live like you’re going to […]

Past Walton scholar, Alfonso Mendez, has gone on to start his own coffee business. The left photo is of Mendez when he was a student at John Brown University, and the right photo is him now.
Lifestyles

1988 Walton grad turns entrepreneur

Alfonso Mendez came to John Brown University 30 years ago as a member of the Walton Program’s first class of students. As a successful Walton alumnus, he now provides encouragement for graduating seniors. “You’ll be fine as long as you have God in front of you,” senior Ethel Ilias recalled […]

Not a job for the faint of heart
Lifestyles

Not a job for the faint of heart

Every year, John Brown University recruits students to work as callers for University Advancement’s call center to raising money for the Scholarship Fund. This year, callers are also raising money for the Campaign for the Next Century, the University’s new plan to improve campus and continue serving students. Callers are […]