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COVID-19 Update: JBU reports 2 active cases and encourages flu shots

John Brown University (JBU) announced two active COVID-19 cases on Friday, Oct. 16. There are two active student cases, and 20 students have recovered. There are no students in quarantine or awaiting test results. Three off-campus students and four on-campus students are awaiting contact tracing from the Arkansas Department of […]


Students Reveal Experiences and Challenges of Quarantine

One of the protocols initiated by John Brown University in preparation for students’ return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester was creating the ability for students to quarantine either on or off campus. Many of the university’s quarantine cases have been local students, who then self-isolate off-campus at their […]


JBU Alumna: The Transition from Faith to Law

For Andrea Martinez, a 2004 John Brown University graduate, chapel services were about much more than filling a requirement. For her, chapel was the beginning of a decades-long career dedicated to immigration law and it led to a decision that changed the course of her life forever. Martinez was a […]


Students Respond to New Chapel Groups

With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country, John Brown University has made adjustments to many activities across campus to comply with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) health regulations – with a notable change being the introduction of chapel groups. In previous years, students would gather at the Cathedral […]


Hearts in Hard Times: Dating at JBU During COVID-19

John Brown University is already surviving and thriving longer than other universities across the nation. With in-person classes still in session, the university has been able to maintain in-person relationships as well. Relationships formed in a COVID-19 setting seem likely to break apart. However, this is generally not the case. […]


Music and Theater Programs Face Challenging Semester

While the coronavirus has continued to make waves throughout our campus, the nation and the world, it has had a notable impact on the performance industry. A student and a faculty member within the music and theater department at John Brown University shared the changes they have personally experienced and […]

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Navigating Friendships and Technology During COVID-19

As John Brown University’s COVID-19 numbers remain low, the temptation to let up on social-distancing measures may become strong. We know that, while we miss open dorm, sports games and in-person events, we still must take precautions and show our regard for each other’s safety. But how do we navigate […]


You Asked! Meeting Someone New You Asked! is the column where the Center for Healthy Relationships (CHR) answers. Q: So, there’s this girl … How can I talk with her to get to know her better? Fall is in the air. The semester has settled in to the point where students are focusing on […]


Career development: Leveraging Expertise

Hi my name is Stephanie Maltez and I am a senior marketing major at JBU. The spring semester of my junior year, I was preparing for interviews for five internship positions. I was nervous knowing I needed to get one of these internships, but also excited to see what journey […]


An Immigrant Story: Professor Rodriguez

My name is Juan Carlos Rodriguez. I am from the city of San Salvador in El Salvador. I teach mechanical engineering at John Brown University. My immigration story is a little different in the sense that this is the second time I get to live in the United States. The […]