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We know, we know...The Beanie Blog is a strange name!  Did you know new JBU students wore beanies upon arrival way back in the 60's?  We enjoy that it is a part of our history and that it can remain just that...HISTORY!!  Here is some blurry proof!!

This blog was created in 2016 to provide a helpful resource for our current first-year students, parents of those students, and prospective students.  The first year is full of transitions as students adapt to a new place, new people, and have new experiences.  There are often very high highs and low lows that characterize the year as students get used to life at JBU.  This blog will hopefully help those reading it better understand what first-year students at JBU are experiencing at various points of the year and from various perspectives as contributors share their thoughts and reflections.  We hope this allows you to share in their experiences, ask great questions, and support them well as they trek through the year!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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As the end of the academic year quickly approaches, our students are often very tired and may be wishing away time in anticipation of the extended summer break.  That is often especially true of our first-year students.  The first year, with its highs/lows/twists/turns that naturally come with the transition to college, leaves these students excited for the comfort and familiarity of home.  However, while all the many belongings re-entering might be the same, the person unloading them may have changed.  There is growth, maturity, independence, and confidence that often comes with successfully navigating the first year of college, and we certainly hope the changes you see are good!  Below are some questions that might allow you to help them reflect on their year.

1. How has your worldview changed throughout the year from what you have learned inside (or outside) the classroom?

  • "Worldview" will be a very familiar term to them from Gateway :)

2. In what ways have you experienced the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord at JBU?

3. Who are the people that you met that had the most significant impact on your first year?

4. What areas of your life at school would you like to change or be different when you return for your second year?

5. What opportunities for continued growth do you have this summer that will best prepare you for when you return in the fall?

Blog HomePosted By: Austin Robertson - 4/27/17 2:00 PM