Homecoming Highlights

2014 Highlights

Battle of the Basketball Teams!Introduction of Jason Beschta

Current Men's Team vs. Alumni team (former players)
Friday Oct. 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Bill George Arena

Basketball Team

This is the first chance to see our new head coach, Jason Beschta, lead our men's team in this

pre-season game!  You never know what might happen when young Golden Eagle Athletes go up against seasoned players!

(Yes, oxygen will be provided for alumni players. However, you must bring your own knee

braces, Icy-Hot packs, and Advil.)

Fall Drama Production
It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry

A story of love and redemption, this beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940's radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

At the Berry Performing Arts Center:
Friday, October 3rd at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, October 10th at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are $14 for adults, $12 for alumni/senior adults, $6 for non-JBU students, and $3 for JBU students. Tickets on sale now at jbu.edu/tickets, or by calling 479.524.7382

Traveling Stories

5K Run

Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at Benton Street in Downtown Siloam Springs

This Homecoming you can give kids in need the chance to fall in love with reading for the first time just by running or walking 3.1 miles!  Proceeds from the event will benefit Traveling Stories, a nonprofit organization that establishes libraries in villages around the world and offers free literacy coaching to underserved communities in the US.  Prizes will be awarded to the runner with the best book-inspired costumer and the team that raises the most funds for Traveling Stories.  To register or learn more, please visit www.travelingstories.org/run

Showcase Dinner and Alumni Awards


Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Simmons Great HallPresenting of Alumni Awards

Last year our new Simmons Great Hall added so much to our enjoyment, we're sure you won't want to miss the special program we have prepared for you.  Wonderful food, amazing music, and great examples of the exciting things JBU alumni are doing around the world. 

$18 per person. Order your tickets when registering and pick them up at the registration table upon arrival. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Student & Young Alumni Showcase PerformanceShowcase Performance

Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Cathedral of the Ozarks

In addition to presenting this year's Outstanding Alumnus Award, we will be treated to a night of some of the best student and young alumni talent. Our musical theme for this year's performance is "Disney Animated Musicals."  You will hear many of the classic songs we all know and love, as well as some newer pieces. 

Musical: Into the WoodsMusical Theater "Cast Party!"

Saturday at 8:30 p.m., Berry Performing Arts Center

This is a "curtain call for all alumni musical theater cast and crew!  Head to the Berry Performing Arts Center for a fun time of watching clips and photos of previous shows.  Meet current student performers, say "thanks" to departing director Donna (Peterson) Rollene '77 and welcome the new director, alumna Liesl (Minderman) Dromi '06!



KidZone For future JBU alumni, KidZone is the place to be! Activities include arts and crafts, gym relays, Saturday night pool party in the JBU indoor pool (lifeguard on duty), and much more!
Hours for KidZone are Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (includes evening snack) and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Lunch, afternoon snack, and dinner provided.
Cost ($25/child or $50/family) includes snacks, meals, and a KidZone shirt for each child. Friday is $10; Saturday is $15.
Please fill out children's registration form online to ensure adequate staffing.


Reunion Gatherings

Class of '64 50 years!
Class of '69 45 years
Class of '74 40 years
Class of '79 35 years
Class of '84 30 years
Class of '89 25 years
Class of '94 20 years
Class of '99 15 years
Class of '04 10 years
Class of '09 5 years