Siloam Springs, Ark. (May 31, 2005) - John Brown University’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team has once again placed in the top ten of the National USA SIFE Exposition held in Kansas City, May 22-24. JBU’s team tied for fifth place and was named a national finalist in special topic competitions for their work in free enterprise education and ethics education. One of the judges of this year’s competition commented to the team, “The programs that you have undertaken are meaningful, inspiring and extraordinarily well done. You are making a difference! Well done, and keep up the great work!” In the semifinal round of competition, JBU faced the reigning national champion team from Flagler College (Fla.). After a stiff competition, the judges awarded the victory to Flagler, advancing them to the final round and placing JBU in a four-way tie for fifth in the nation. The 70-member team completed over 30 projects during the academic year. Top projects completed are: World Trade Expo, radio shows- Ethics Matters and Futuro Express, Honduras Development, SIFE Guatemala and Santa Cruz. An estimated 977,000 people from the United States and four foreign countries were reached by the JBU SIFE team’s work. For more information on the JBU SIFE team’s projects, go to http://www.jbu.edu/campus_life/clubs/SIFE/. John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked eighth by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,900 students from 43 states and 39 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.