Author: Daria Zellmer


Faculty prepare to tell JBU goodbye

Six faculty members plan to finish their last semester at John Brown University, and two more are leaving temporarily for sabbatical this May. Jacob Stratman will leave JBU for a one year sabbatical, which he will spend at Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea. Stratman said he and his […]


Wilson gives the devil his due

Jessica Hooten Wilson, associate professor of creative writing at John Brown University, recently published her interdisciplinary dissertation as the book “Giving the Devil His Due.” This book explores parallel themes from Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky and American fiction writer Flannery O’Conner. It opens their texts to a wide readership, including […]


Arkansas to execute eight men

Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson scheduled eight men to face lethal injection in a four-day blitz. Hutchinson’s decision was made due to anticipation of the expiration date of the drugs used in the operation.  The men, who have been on death row for years, are scheduled for execution for murders committed […]


Enactus launches English program

Supérate, an Enactus group, successfully launched a nine-month English language program in Campur, a community eight hours away from the capital city, in the mountains of Guatemala. z Children in Campur learn their indigenous language, Q’eqchi’, in the home, and learn Spanish in elementary and middle school. Joe Walenciak, dean […]


North Korea subject to coal embargo

China halted coal trade with North Korea for the rest of this year. The embargo on coal coincides with the United Nations’ repeated pleas for nations to sanction North Korea for their recent nuclear weapon production. National Public Radio reported that China’s decision halts all coal import from North Korea, […]


Education society hosts fundraiser

Kappa Delta Pi plans for their first annual Great JBU Bake Off fundraising event. The event will occur on April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Simmons Great Hall C. The event will feature baked goods made by John Brown University Faculty and Staff members. Attendees will be able to sample […]


Three resident directors moving on

Three resident directors plan to leave John Brown University before the fall 2017 semester. Andrew Lehr, Resident director of walker, is one of the directors that will be leaving the university after five years in the dorm. “I feel like being in residence life is kind of like being Mary […]


Nike creates new line for Muslims

The presence of Middle Eastern females in athletics is increasingly recognized. In its latest market expansion, Nike announced the Nike Pro Hijab, a new sportswear product geared toward female Muslim athletes. The hijab will be released next spring, according to Vogue Arabia. The Pro Hijab is made of thin material, […]


Genetic breakthrough fights sickle cell

A bone marrow transplant may be the answer to a disease that ravages hundreds of people’s blood cells. A breakthrough occurred in the fight against sickle cell disease with the discovery of a treatment that changes DNA. A teenager in Paris had Sickle Cell Disease treatment in early March and the […]


Mayfield set to begin renovations

Mayfield Residence Hall female residents will witness the renovation of their “home away from home,” this fall after over 52 years of its existence. The construction will affect housing for the upcoming school year. The project will begin in the new wing of the residence hall. During the 2017-2018 school […]