Siloam Springs, Ark (December 16, 2003) - John Brown University will be holding commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 20 in the Walton Lifetime Health Complex at 10:00 a.m. A total of 174 undergraduate and graduate students will be participating. Dr. Robbie Castleman, assistant professor of biblical studies and theology, will be the commencement speaker. She will be speaking on “Living a Legacy.” Dr. Castleman received the “Excellence in Teaching” award from the Alpha Chi Honor Society who designated her as “Rookie of the Year.” She is the author of several books, including “Parenting in the Pew” and author of several articles. Seating is limited, and guests are encouraged to come early. Handicapped parking and seating will be available. For more information call (479) 524-9500. John Brown University is a top-tier university, ranked 11th by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU is a private university with an enrollment of more than 1,800 students from 42 states and 45 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.