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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 […]

Men answer audition call
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Men answer audition call

It was raining men at auditions for this year’s freshman drama production. Jan Lauderdale, adjunct drama professor, was surprised when 12 men showed up to audition for “Sarah, Plain and Tall.” Lauderdale rejoiced at the turnout, finding parts for every one of them. Having enough men for drama productions has […]

University celebrates community, Hutchesons
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University celebrates community, Hutchesons

Busy and energetic students have filled the resident hall that sits at the bottom of the hill on the north side of campus for over eight years. These students have formed traditions, fostered community, and loved the building where they spend their lives at John Brown University. Although the memories […]

Construction creates space for students
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Construction creates space for students

Students this semester are establishing new routines, dodging construction sites as they go. Nabholz Construction Services began construction of Simmons Great Hall, and John Brown University is preparing the North Slope Apartments site. Faculty hope the new facilities will be worth construction’s inconvenience, providing better facilities and more space to […]

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Faculty gathers to redefine academic rigor

During the second week of August, 30 to 40 John Brown University faculty members came together for a Summer Institute to rediscover what it means for a Christian university to be academically rigorous. Faculty members could choose between two workshops. One workshop discussed the spiritual formation of students. The second […]

Rollene takes final bow of graduate degree
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Rollene takes final bow of graduate degree

Nostalgic harmonies and high notes echoed from the walls of the Berry Performing Arts Center tonight as family and friends gathered in anticipation to hear the final graduate soprano performance of Donna Rollene. Her voice reached staggering heights as she captivated the audience for an hour and a half recital […]