News & Stories from the Community


Commuter Population Seeks Campus Support

Students and faculty focusing on the many changes to campus this year may miss a significant change in the student population: Commuter students now make up 36% of the John Brown University traditional undergraduate population, up from 29% in 2015, according to the Fall 2020 Preliminary Enrollment Report. As a […]

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How to Get Involved On and Off Campus

Through much creativity and planning, local organizations are working tirelessly to provide safe community events for all, even in the midst of a pandemic. In the upcoming weeks and months, mark calendars for local gatherings to connect with fellow residents in downtown Siloam Springs. Main Street Siloam Springs is hosting […]


You Are Welcome at This Table

The steps of the Walker Student Center were graced with the presence of cardboard signs, stickers and T-shirts on March 10. This wasn’t a protest or a petition but an open invitation to stand with marginalized students on John Brown University’s campus. The message on the signs, with some sharing […]


Your NWA Springtime Bucket List

Arkansas is finally getting warmer weather, which means spring is just around the corner! With more sunshine on its way, there will be more opportunities for you to enjoy northwest Arkansas! Here are a few things you can do on your own or with your friends. 1. Go on a […]


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 […]


Students for Refugees supports Hutchinson

Governor Asa Hutchinson (Rep) of Arkansas announced that the state of Arkansas will still allow refugees into the state. The announcement came as a response to an executive order from President Trump that gave states the right to refuse to allow refugees. Hutchinson has come under fire from supporters of […]


Ability Tree continues growth with opening of new rest and recreation center

Celebrating nearly a decade of serving families impacted by disability, Ability Tree, a faith-based nonprofit, recently opened a new rest and recreation center. A large, playful tree with branches outstretched greeted visitors and families as they entered into the lobby. The nature theme continues throughout the center with bright green […]

Lifestyles, Local

A Comprehensive Guide to Candlelight

Q: What should I expect from Candlelight? A: As John Brown University has been hosting Candlelight for 77 years now, the service is very well established. As an attendee, expect beautiful music, a familiar crowd filled with faces from the Siloam Springs community, a dark and cozy atmosphere and an […]