TobyMac and Phil Vischer Headline Homecoming 2012


John Brown University welcomes special guests TobyMac and Phil Vischer as a part of the 2012 Homecoming celebration, expected to attract several thousand alumni, students, friends and fans. 

Awakening Events presents TobyMac in concert with special guests Chris August and Jamie Grace on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bill George Arena. TobyMac, who has five Grammy Awards and several GMA Dove Award nominations to his credit, has sold 11 million albums to date. The singer-songwriter has also been named BMI Songwriter of the Year for the fourth time and is the founder of Gotee Records. Tickets can be purchased at or by phone at 1-800-965-9324. 

Phil Vischer, creator of “VeggieTales” and “Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible?” will speak in the special Alumni Chapel on Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. Almost 50 million VeggieTales videos have been purchased and can be found in one-third of all American homes with young children. He is also actively developing new ways to integrate faith and storytelling through his new creative shop, Jellyfish Labs.

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (September 28, 2012) - “It’s exciting to welcome alumni and friends to JBU for a fun weekend of activities,” said Jerry Rollene, director of alumni and parent relations. “There is nothing like hugging a friend from your days on campus, or laughing about those pranks you played on classmates.”

Other homecoming events include a talkback session with Phil Vischer, rugby, volleyball, soccer games and class reunion gatherings. Also, JBU’s student play “Sarah, Plain and Tall” will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Berry Performing Arts Center. Event details can be found at

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report and listed as one of America’s Best Colleges by Forbes. JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 40 states and 39 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

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