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JBU opened the Simmons Great Hall in 2013, thanks to the generosity of donors who gave to the $6.5 million project. The Simmons Great Hall is a beautiful 16,675 square-foot banquet facility and the new “front door” of campus. It provides overflow dining space for the growing JBU student body during peak meal times and is also a premiere venue for community events, weddings and meetings. JBU has hosted over 16,000 guests on the Siloam Springs campus since the building opened. The Simmons Great Hall will continue to be an incredible resource for both JBU and northwest Arkansas. [Read More]
Since 1921, J. Alvin Brown Hall has served thousands of young men who have enjoyed camaraderie and spiritual growth within its walls. Over the years, the building had been updated and repaired, but remained in need of significant renovation. In order to preserve the last historic building on campus, a comprehensive renovation began in 2013. A lead gift and the generosity of friends, students, faculty and staff funded the $5.5 million renovation which replaced plumbing, updated bath facilities, repaired sections of the roof and added windows to many rooms. This project successfully preserved the historic culture of JBU’s all-male dormitory while bringing the living quarters up to modern residence hall standards.
Due to the construction of the Berry Performing Arts Center in 2010 and the Balzer Technology Center in 2011, fifteen duplex housing units on campus were demolished, reducing JBU’s housing capacity by approximately 90 students. The remaining duplexes, built in the 1960s, were in disrepair. To address the issue, JBU built apartment- style housing for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. The Northslope Apartments were completed in 2013, adding two 11,500 square-foot buildings with space for up to 45 students each. During the summer months, Northslope provides comfortable housing to visitors on campus for professional and academic conferences. This $3 million project serves both the JBU student body and the community.