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Black History Month at JBU

February is Black History Month, the annual celebration of the achievements by African Americans and an opportunity to recognize their role in American history. Although efforts to establish an official black history month began in the early 1900s and celebrations occurred across the nation in the 1970s, it was not […]


Things to do in NWA When it’s Cold

Whether you are looking to get out of your dorm with your friends this weekend or are searching for a quiet Saturday night activity, Northwest Arkansas has plenty of engaging opportunities for John Brown University students. Here are ten ideas to help keep you warm in the last weeks of […]


Colorado University Offers New Major in Cannabis

The U.S.’s first bachelor’s degree in cannabis was announced at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The new major is geared towards educating students in the needs of the thriving cannabis industry. CSU-Pueblo has had a 22-credit cannabis Studies Minor since 2016. According to a report released by CSU-Pueblo, students will take classes […]


JBU Holds Voting Forum to Educate Students

John Brown University holds various Residence Life forums to provide students with accurate information and different perspectives on both national and international issues. JBU recently recognized the importance of responsible voting in the upcoming presidential election and invited five people on campus to talk at a forum on voting. John […]


What Iowa Caucus Means for 2020 Election

Early this month, the 2020 election cycle continued with the controversial Iowa Caucus. The purpose of the Iowa Caucus is for the people of Iowa to get together and discuss who they want to win both the party-based nominations as well as the presidency in general. However, the events that […]


“But our Global Climate has Always Fluctuated!”

The challenge of leaning into climate change research is engaging in hard conversations with children and adults. I distinctly remember a conversation I had with my 11-year-old brother over Thanksgiving break about climate change. We were lacing our shoes to go on a nice jog on the trail behind our […]


I’m a Product of White Privilege

More than 400 years ago in 1619, white Europeans thought they were a superior people group, so they raided a country and literally shackled thousands of Africans toa new identity, a foreign land and a ghastly lifestyle of slavery. According to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn., the […]


JBU announces new chaplain

Over a year ago, Rod Reed, John Brown University’s previous student chaplain, departed from the university. After much anticipation, JBU has hired Mark Irving as the new chaplain and to join the university in the near future. Stephen Beers, JBU’s Vice President of Student Development, was involved in the hiring […]


Do you need ring before spring?

Spring is right around the corner (hopefully) and, with it, another round of engagements and weddings. If you are not engaged yet, it may be time to start applying the pressure on your partner so that you, too, can have a ring by spring. All jokes aside, many students at […]