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University promotes positive first-year experiences
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University promotes positive first-year experiences

Business professor Mandy Moore returns this semester from a year-long sabbatical with not only a doctoral degree but also a new position as the director of first year experience. The job description states Moore “will provide leadership and coordination for the development and implementation of programs, curriculum, activities and events […]

Donors deliver fourth highest amount
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Donors deliver fourth highest amount

Donors gave John Brown University $17.4 million this past year, despite a lingering economic recession. The 2011-2012 fiscal year ended in June with the fourth highest amount given ever. “It really is remarkable,” said April Moreton, director of development. “Often schools go way down in donations after a campaign ends.” […]

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Assessment yields positive results

Head, heart, and hand: a motto John Brown University remains loyal to, according to the latest assessment provided by the Higher Learning Commission. Responsible for conducting the assessment once every 10 years, the HLC, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, sent a team to conduct […]

Acting ministry teaches importance of relationships
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Acting ministry teaches importance of relationships

Make your relationship with Jesus foremost in your life. This was the core take-away message of John Brown University’s Spiritual Emphasis Week, held Sept. 4-6. From a scene of life after the party in the parable of the prodigal son to a barkeeper’s tale of Hosea’s unconditional love for Gomer, […]

University ranks first in value
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University ranks first in value

John Brown University grabbed the top spot for “Best Value” in the U.S. News and World Report 2013 Best Colleges Edition for the southern region. Additionally, it took home No. 2 Best College among 107 regional colleges in the South. The University has placed in one of the top two […]

Police chase ends at flag poles
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Police chase ends at flag poles

A high speed police chase from West Siloam, Okla. ended in front of the John Brown University entrance shortly before 9:45 p.m. Sunday. University students leaving the evening chapel service saw it all happen. A green Dodge pickup truck flew down Holly Street from Highway 412, said senior Benjamin Shondelmyer. […]

LRC undergoes summer renovations
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LRC undergoes summer renovations

This summer the Learning Resource Center underwent long-awaited renovations, including updating the bathrooms, adding storage space to the Media Lab, purchasing computers and creating a new convergent newsroom, the Triangle. The Triangle houses the Threefold Advocate, which moved from the Honors house. The newsroom replaces the theater-style classroom, 121. “Before […]

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Volunteer fair helps burst the bubble

Students first coined the term “JBU bubble” to refer to the tendency to stay inside the John Brown University community. The Student Ministries Leadership Team is attempting to “burst the bubble” by encouraging students to reach outside of the University and volunteer in the community of Siloam Springs. Junior Adam […]

JBU achieves zero landfill status
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JBU achieves zero landfill status

John Brown University officially reached zero landfill status as of July 2. Instead of sending waste to a landfill, which costs about $50,000 per year, the University sought creative ways to recycle or dispose of all trash without a scrap ending up in landfills, at about half the cost of […]

Pollard leaves campus for Sydney
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Pollard leaves campus for Sydney

While this semester brings many additions to campus—construction by the dining hall and townhouses, new parking lots, a new incoming class—something will be missing: the president. President Chip Pollard announced to students at the first chapel that he would be taking a sabbatical for three months in Sydney, Australia. His […]