Magazine for the JBU community
The JBU Brown Bulletin is a full-color magazine published for JBU alumni and friends. It is mailed free of charge to alumni, parents of current students, and friends of the university.
In this issue: The Steadfast Faith capital campaign will strengthen JBU for future generations and ensure a quality, Christ-centered education remains within reach; After 43 years, the Mabee Learning Resource Center will undergo its first major renovation to create a central Academic Success Center; Interior renovations of the Cathedral of the Ozarks sanctuary will restore beautiful woodwork, address needed repairs and bring new beauty to JBU’s central worship space; JBU students were among those that discovered a historically important inscription at the Abila of the Decapolis Archaeological Dig; Student scholarships provide institutional aid for hundreds of students with financial need through the annual fund and more than 350 endowed scholarships; The Golden Eagles produced four NAIA All-America selections; Staff Spotlight features Taylor Vanlandingham.Read
In this issue: JBU faculty, research opportunities and labs help students see science through a Christian worldview; Through sophisticated lab equipment, cadavers and professional programs, science majors are prepared for graduate school and the workforce; Biology professor and students use electrofishing to research the health of Sager Creek; JBU alumni use their doctoral studies to improve the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and Parkinson's disease; Research from alumnus Gibbs Kuguru has taken him worldwide, being featured on Discovery Channel's "Shark Week;" Alumni Nathan Kuykendall and Daniel Guzman explore innovations in AI and genetic testing; Staff Spotlight features Becky Weimer.Read
In this issue: A look at 80 years of Cathedral Choir history and new traditions; The JBU theatre program continues a tradition of excellent play and musical performances under the direction of Josiah Wallace and Liesl Dromi; The musical talent of JBU students isn’t limited to only music majors as Julianne Petersen ’23 and Matthew Campbell ’23 discuss their musical endeavors outside of campus; Luke Merrick ’19 and Amy Perry ’14 share their experiences working for Sight & Sound Theatres in Branson, Missouri, that produces panoramic plays based on the Bible’s most epic stories; Faculty Spotlight highlights Josiah Wallace, associate professor of speech and theatre.Read
In this issue: “Head, Heart, Hand” foundation for athletes includes academics, community service and their Christian faith; Student-athlete skills transfer beyond the classroom; learn the origins of JBU’s beloved mascot; Coach Kathleen Paulsen, Ph.D., uses coaching as discipleship; the three lessons Coach Jeff Soderquist imparts to his players; Alumni athletes reflect on the lessons they carried forward into their careers.Read
In this issue: How pastors and church leaders are approaching new challenges; The Center for Healthy Relationships works to help ministry leaders; Meet three JBU alumni church planters; JBU Chaplain Keith Jagger, Ph.D., shares the journey that landed him at JBU; athletes get an extra year of eligibility; Alumna Kristin (Wood) Woolley shares her experiences as a worship leader.Read
In this issue: JBU adds eight new majors; Creciendo Juntos connects college Latino students with high school Latino students in Northwest Arkansas; Gunnar Shaffer ’14 appointed young alumni representative to the Board of Trustees; the legacy of the Chapman Trusts; Virologist Jillian Carmichael ’11 reflects on her journey into the field.Read
Information & Publication Guidelines
Publication Dates: The Brown Bulletin is published each spring and fall. The fall issue goes to print in late October and the spring issue goes to print in late April. (Some subscribers are experiencing postal service delays that affect the delivery of the Brown Bulletin.)
Alumni Update Submission: Each issue publishes alumni updates such as weddings, births, promotions, book publications, awards, etc. To submit an update email Jay Nickel. Any accompanying photos must be a high-quality minimum of 300 dpi. Submissions are due one month before the press deadline and JBU reserves the right to edit submissions. Alumni updates that conflict with JBU's institutional commitments may be declined.
Obituaries: Obituaries for alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university may be published in the In Memoriam section of the magazine at the editor's discretion. Information will include name, age, date of death and JBU degree or program. The listing will also be published online with a link to an online obituary if available.
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