JBU's First-Year Student Blog

Thoughts, Reflections & Stories from Class of 2021

About the Blog

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!

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Listing all posts from 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2016:

December - One Down and One to Go

December - One Down and One to Go

Monday, December 19, 2016

Each month of the first year is unique for a new student and has its own set of transition challenges. So, what about December??? Read More

Posted By: Austin Robertson - 12/19/16 4:00 PM

 
Walker Wonderland

Walker Wonderland

Thursday, December 8, 2016

First-year student, Mikayla Pruett, shares about her experience at one of JBU's great traditions...Walker Wonderland! Read More

Posted By: Mikayla Pruett - 12/8/16 4:00 PM

 
November - Thankful (for a break!!)

November - Thankful (for a break!!)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Each month of the first year is unique for a new student and has its own set of transition challenges. So, what about November??? Read More

Posted By: Austin Robertson - 11/22/16 5:00 PM

 
Mock Rock!!

Mock Rock!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

First-year student, Milly Rogers, shares about her experience at one of JBU's great traditions...Mock Rock! Read More

Posted By: Milly Rogers - 11/17/16 10:00 PM

 
The Beginning of a Leadership Journey

The Beginning of a Leadership Journey

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

First-year student, Caitlin Williams, shares some of her experiences and takeaways from her recent Leaders Scholars Institute retreat. Read More

Posted By: Caitlin Williams - 11/9/16 10:00 PM

 
October - The Wall

October - The Wall

Friday, October 28, 2016

Each month of the first year is unique for a new student and has its own set of transition challenges. So, what about October??? Read More

Posted By: Austin Robertson - 10/28/16 12:00 PM

 
Hutch is Home

Hutch is Home

Thursday, October 13, 2016

First-year student, Brooke Kramer, shares some of her experiences from the first 8 weeks at JBU and celebrates the community that has been developed in her residence hall. Read More

Posted By: Brooke Kramer - 10/13/16 9:00 AM

 

A New Season of Parenting

Friday, October 7, 2016

As the mother of a JBU first-year student, Becky Duchene shares how she and her family have experienced the transition of their daughter leaving for college and the thankfulness they have for the faithful leading of the Lord in each of their lives. Read More

Posted By: Becky Duchene - 10/7/16 10:00 AM

 
Gateway

Gateway

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Take a look as Construction Management professor, Jim Caldwell, shares about his work with first-year students through the Gateway seminar course. Read More

Posted By: Jim Caldwell - 9/28/16 2:00 PM

 
Jesus, Hammocks, and the First Month of College

Jesus, Hammocks, and the First Month of College

Friday, September 23, 2016

Here are some great thoughts from first-year student, Fletcher Lowe, about all he's experienced in his first month at JBU. Read More

Posted By: Fletcher Lowe - 9/23/16 3:00 PM

 
September - Just Getting Started

September - Just Getting Started

Monday, September 19, 2016

Each month of the first year is unique for a new student and has its own set of transition challenges. So, what about September??? Read More

Posted By: Austin Robertson - 9/19/16 12:00 AM

 
Beginning of School - A Year Later

Beginning of School - A Year Later

Monday, September 12, 2016

Here are Katie Maurer's sophomore reflections on orientation and the beginning of classes. Read More

Posted By: Katie Maurer - 9/12/16 9:15 PM

 
Orientation - "Uncharted"

Orientation - "Uncharted"

Friday, September 9, 2016

First-year student, Chandler Coleman, reflecting on orientation. Read More

Posted By: Chandler Coleman - 9/9/16 5:00 AM

 
Welcome to The Beanie Blog!!

Welcome to The Beanie Blog!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Beanie Blog is officially up and running! Read More

Posted By: Austin Robertson - 8/31/16 5:00 AM

 

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