Auditions for decade-long tradition begin

Ten years ago, one of the most popular events on the John Brown University campus, Mock Rock, began. Today Student Events and Activities will hold auditions for the group lip-sync battles in the Cathedral of the Ozarks.

University graduate and current media producer for University Advancement, Kaitlyn Thompson, looked back on her experiences with Mock Rock in a fond way. “It is a hilarious time to watch fellow students,” Thompson said.

Ariel Lyon, assistant director of communication for Student Events and Activities, said that Mock Rock is a great way to feel connected to everyone, and that being part of a Mock Rock group allows you to work with fellow students who you may not have otherwise gotten to know.

Lyon said, “It’s an experience you can hold on to with the people you shared it with.”

Marikit Schwartz Fain, archives coordinator, said Danielle Vogus brought the event to campus and was inspired by her experiences at Biola University.

Mock Rock will occur on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Ozarks; tickets will be $2.