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[1 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 4,648 views]
Leadership at JBU: Phil Vischer

For one day last week, I had the opportunity to be a college student again.  On Tuesday, I went to the campus of John Brown University (JBU) in Siloam Springs to attend chapel.  Why?  Well, last week was leadership week at JBU, and they invited Phil Vischer, the creator of Veggie Tales and Big Idea Productions, to come and speak to the students.  If you know me well, you know I’m a big fan of Veggie Tales – have been from the beginning when a tomato named Bob and a …

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[23 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,009 views]
Week in review (1/16-1/22)

It’s been quite a week here at First Arkansas News and we’re well aware that a lot of our readers were likely busy, too.
For those wanting to play a little catch up, we’ve got you covered — just click on the below stories to see what you might have missed over the past few days.
Yes, we are in the habit of posting these “week in review” articles and we hope that makes it easy for some people to keep up with us. However, there are better ways to follow the …

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[19 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 2,754 views]
Franklin Graham exhorts JBU community to share gospel

SILOAM SPRINGS-When looking at the top half of Franklin Graham’s attire Tuesday, one would see someone dressed in business casual, appropriate for meetings or, in this case, a public presentation. As the eyes travel to his feet, however, one sees black high-top tennis shoes that show another side of Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
The message Graham shared with an audience at John Brown University in Siloam Springs Tuesday was as simple but honest as his attire. The audience was filled with …

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[6 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 4,028 views]
Arkansas Author: Chip Pollard

Dr. Charles W. Pollard has a dual background in law (earning his degree from Harvard Law School and practicing in Chicago during the early 1990s) and English literature (with degrees from Oxford University and the University of Virginia). He moved in 2004 from Calvin College, where he was an associate professor of English, to John Brown University, where he now serves as president. Charles and his wife, Carey, have four children (Chad, Benjamin, Emma, and James) and live in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Author: Dr. Charles W. Pollard
Location: Siloam Springs, …

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[2 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 2,724 views]
JBU to present 68th Candlelight Service

From JBU’s University Communications office …
SILOAM SPRINGS–The 68th annual John Brown University Candlelight Service will once again celebrate the Christmas season with traditional melodies, time-honored classics and inspirational readings on Thursday, Dec. 9, Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11.
This year’s services will feature selections performed by the Cathedral Choir and Chamber Choir, directed by Paul Smith, the Women’s Chorus, directed by Kate Dewey and the Chamber Orchestra, directed by Terri Wubbena.  JBU Artist-in-Residence Donna Rollene will perform a soprano solo, and trumpeter Loree Todd will perform a solo accompanied …

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[28 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 4,692 views]
Toilet paper game sets JBU on a roll

This photo and information is courtesy of the John Brown University Public Relations Office.

Toilet paper flew Thursday night as 1,800 fans at John Brown University continued a 30-year tradition. Each year during the first home game, fans come armed with rolls of toilet paper, which they hurl onto the court after the first made field goal by JBU. This 30 year-old tradition brings record crowds, approximately 1,000 rolls of toilet paper and an automatic technical foul against JBU. The JBU Golden Eagles beat the Hillsdale Freewill Baptist Saints 77-57.
The Toilet …

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[17 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 2,965 views]
JBU climbs the ‘Best Colleges’ list

This article is courtesy of the John Brown University public relations department.
SILOAM SPRINGS–John Brown University is ranked second among Southern regional colleges in the “U.S. News and World Report” America’s Best Colleges” 2011 edition. This is the second year that JBU has been rated number two in this category.
“We’re pleased the quality of our education has been recognized again in these rankings,” said Dr. Chip Pollard, university president. “This honor affirms the hard work and commitment to excellence of our faculty and staff to fulfill our mission of Christ-centered higher …

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[15 Aug 2010 | One Comment | 1,139 views]
Deadline extended for anemometer program

The deadline for the Anemometer Loan Program has been extended, according to a press release from John Brown University. An anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed, and is a common weather station instrument.
The JBU Renewable Energy Department, along with The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Energy Office, has extended the application deadline for participation in the Anemometer Loan Program to Aug. 31, according to the release.
Funding for the Arkansas Anemometer Loan Program comes from both the AEDC Energy Office and the Department of Energy’s Wind Powering America …