JBU Hosts Annual Family Weekend

Over 600 Parents Expected to Attend

Siloam Springs, Ark. (Feb. 16, 2015) - John Brown University will host its annual Family Weekend on Feb. 20 and 21. The weekend’s events will include the Student Talent & Variety Show, a student performance of “Pride and Prejudice” and several athletic events. JBU expects 600-800 parents to attend.

President Chip Pollard will open the weekend with a chapel service at 10 a.m. on Friday. Parents and students are also invited to attend a few of JBU’s most popular classes during the day.

Students from the Bible department will share their paper symposia in the Soderquist Board Room at 4 p.m. on Friday.

“Family Weekend is the best opportunity to see how JBU functions on a day-to-day basis,” said Jerry Rollene, director of alumni and parent relations.

The University Drama Department will present an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel “Pride and Prejudice” on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at www.jbu.edu/tickets or by calling 479-524-7382. There will be a “Meet the Cast” reception after the Friday night showing.

A special family brunch will be offered Saturday in the Kresge Dining Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families may view JBU student art in the galleries in the Windgate Visual Arts East & West buildings between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

JBU’s men’s ultimate frisbee teams will scrimmage at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, and the JBU rugby team will play at 11 a.m. Sports will resume at 1 p.m. with the women’s basketball game, followed by a men’s basketball game at 3 p.m in the Bill George Arena.  

The weekend will conclude Saturday night with the Student Talent & Variety Show in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. Identical performances will take place at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., with winners announced after the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $2 each at the door.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 1 overall and a Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News. JBU enrolls more than 2,800 students from 42 states and 40 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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