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Highlights - Family Weekend

Weekend Highlights for Family Weekend 2016


David CopperfieldStudent Theater Presentation:  David Copperfield
Friday, 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, 1:00 p.m.

Charles Dickens' beloved masterpiece is recreated for the stage with the unforgettable characters and enthralling story of the famous original. Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale is about a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies, but manages to triumph over incredible adversities. Join us in enjoying this uplifting story!

Stick around after the Friday evening show to meet the cast and enjoy light refreshments!


Show times:               

                           Friday, February 19, at 7:00 p.m.

                           "Meet the Cast" Reception immediately following

                           Saturday, February 20, at 1:00 p.m.  

Go to or call 479-524-7382 to reserve your tickets.

 $14 for adults, $12 senior adults, $6 for non-JBU students, and $3 for JBU students.

Class visitationClass Visitation
Friday, Time & Location vary

We welcome you to sit in on any one (or all) of the following classes and see JBU’s professors in action. Locations will be available at the Registration Table.

9:00 am
New Testament Survey, Dr. Robbie Castleman
Principles of Macroeconomics, Dr. Randall Waldron

11:00 am
Introduction to Philosophy, Dr. Cary Balzer
Western Civilization II, Dr. Robert Moore

1:00 pm
Evangelical Theology, Dr. Chad Raith
Masterpieces of Literature, Dr. Charles Pastoor 

2:00 pm
Honors: Western Civilization II, Dr. Trisha Posey
Introductory Psychology, Dr. David Johnson


Bible Department Student Papers SymposiaTAK presentations
Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Soderquist Board Room, 2nd Floor, Mabee Center

Presenter times and topics still to come.




Open House at President Pollard’s  Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

While your son or daughter is sleeping in, please join Dr. Chip and Carey Pollard in their home for coffee and rolls.  President Pollard will give a short update about JBU's major initiatives and how parents can be involved. Directions will be available at the Registration Table.



Saturday’s Family Brunch  10:00 am to 1:00 pmBrunch

Our goal is that no one goes away without a smile on their face after having at least one of their favorite foods.  A country breakfast, yogurt and granola bar, pastries and muffins, crepes, made to order omelets, and  even cereal will be awaiting your family.



 book sale


Bible Department Used Book Sale!  Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Love to read?  Here’s your chance to stock up on some great used books that are so inexpensive it will feel like they are free!  After you’ve had your fill at the fantastic Brunch, come browse through our room just off the cafeteria and pick up a good read.  You’ll be supporting our Bible students in Theta Alpha Kappa with each purchase.  Getting an interesting book for a low price and supporting our future Bible teachers all at the same time . . . you can’t beat that!


Ultimate and Rugby Matches on Saturday
Women's Ultimate: 9:00 a.m.; Men's Ultimate: 10:30 a.m.; Rugby: 11:00 a.m.
Come see JBU's ultimate and rugby teams on Saturday morning. It's a great way to spend the day!



Art Exhibit
"Student Works"
Friday, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Windgate Visual Arts West Gallery
Opening reception on Friday evening. Gallery open on Saturday.

Senior photography exhibit: "Coltrane the Courageous" by Gabi Satola
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Windgate Visual Arts East Student Gallery.



JBU Basketball Games
Saturday 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Going to a JBU women’s or men’s basketball game (at 1 pm and 3 pm, respectively) is more than just watching our exciting teams take on Bacone University, but also to see the amazing cheer squad! We also have a special half time experience that will be fun for the whole family.


Student Talent and Variety Show  
Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

For those of you who are new to Family Weekend, we offer two identical Talent and Variety Show performances on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. A different panel of students and parents will judge each show and all the points are totaled to determine the winners, which will be announced simultaneously at the end of the second show in both the Cathedral and the Walker Student Center Atrium (via live fee).

Tickets are $2 per person. ALL tickets must be purchased by your student the week prior to the Show. They will not be available for purchase through the mail or ordered over the phone.

Be a Judge!
Each show requires eight judges--four parents and four students. Parent judges are chosen through a random selection the week before Family Weekend. If chosen, you will receive all judging information in your packet at the registration table. Free admission and reserved seating is provided for judges, their spouse, and student(s). Visit registration page to volunteer.


Talent & Variety Show Reception
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 p.m.

Want to attend the 6:00 p.m. Talent and Variety Show but also want to know who wins? No problem. Come early to this reception and stick around in the Walker Student Center for the live feed announcement at the end of the second show. It's a great place to visit at the end of the weekend. Hosted by the JBU Parent Association Counsel.


Dining Information

Breakfast         7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Lunch              11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner             5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Brunch             10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dinner               5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Breakfast        8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Lunch              12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner              5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

California Café hours
Friday                8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday           8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free Regular and Decaf Drip Coffee available with voucher from your registration packet.

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