Tag: comm department


JBU administration cites ‘economic factors,’ cuts communication department

Editor’s note (03/25/21): This story has been updated to include Spring 2021 admissions data. Universities across the United States are making serious financial decisions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Following recent university budget cuts, the JBU administration will close the communication department in May 2022. Jake Stratman, dean […]


A Defense of JBU’s Communication Department

As a prominent broadcaster and evangelist, John E. Brown Sr. founded our institution in 1919 on the belief that communication matters.  Within the first month of its opening, students at John Brown University, formerly called Southwestern Collegiate Institute, published its first school newspaper, The Southwestern. By December of that year, […]