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What are YOU thankful for?

What are YOU thankful for?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Let's face it – Thanksgiving is often overshadowed by the Christmas season these days. And yes, I've been guilty of putting up my tree before Turkey Day in years past, but here's hoping – whether your Christmas shopping is completed or not even started – that we all pause for a few moments this Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 2:46 PM

 
'Someday' starts now

'Someday' starts now

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

According to Jon Acuff, 'someday' is the #1 word that kills dreams. If you've been saying you'll finish your degree 'someday,' make the decision today to make it happen NOW. Classes start soon. Call us today to realize your dream of being a college graduate. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 12:44 PM

 
It's our birthday, but you get the gift.

It's our birthday, but you get the gift.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

To commemorate our 20th anniversary, the JBU Degree Completion Program will award 20 book certificates ($100 value) to spring 2014 new students. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 9:22 AM

 
Either/Or? Try And!

Either/Or? Try And!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

For many adults, returning to college to finish a bachelor's degree seems like a goal that requires putting their lives on hold, at least temporarily. "Working adults are busy living their lives," Kent Shaffer, senior admissions counselor, said. "Most working adults think that returning to school Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 1:50 PM

 
Jobs for liberal arts majors

Jobs for liberal arts majors

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

An August article in USA Today detailed how liberal arts graduates can increase their job prospects by adding technical skills to their educational background (read the full article here). While hiring managers continue to search for employees with developed skills in critical thinking, Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 11:00 AM

 
Why Art Matters

Why Art Matters

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Northwest Arkansas has become a destination for art enthusiasts worldwide since Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened its doors on 11/11/11. In less than two years, the museum has welcomed more than one million visitors and afforded residents of NWA Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 8:15 AM

 
It’s Time to Step Out of the Boat!

It’s Time to Step Out of the Boat!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Has there been a time in your life when Jesus called you to “step out of the boat?” Maybe when He called you to finish your degree? Close to 20 years ago, there was an 18-year-old girl who heard God’s voice for the first time. Read More

Posted By: Elizabeth Pulley at 1:46 PM

 
"I'm Doing It For Me!"

"I'm Doing It For Me!"

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Liberal arts student Laura Boysen outlines why she chose to complete her degree online through John Brown University: I am blessed with a wonderful husband, three beautiful daughters, an amazing church, a full-time job and my family lives here in NWA. Busy? Just a little bit! Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 8:39 AM

 
Liberal Arts at JBU

Liberal Arts at JBU

Thursday, September 12, 2013

When evangelist John Brown established Southwestern Collegiate Institute in the fall of 1919, I doubt he imagined that his vision for integrating the Christian worldview into a liberal arts education would someday be delivered around the world via an online degree program. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 9:25 AM

 
"JBU Is the Right Place for Me"

"JBU Is the Right Place for Me"

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This fall, JBU launched our newest degree program - Liberal Arts online. One of our first program students, Neal Jones, recently shared why he chose JBU: After researching different universities, I chose John Brown University because of their Christian views and high academic standards. Read More

Posted By: Degree Completion Program at 1:17 PM

 
Congrats, single parent scholars!

Congrats, single parent scholars!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I recently attended a benefit dinner at the John Q Hammons Center in Rogers to honor and celebrate the brave students of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Benton County. Read More

Posted By: Kent Shaffer at 8:31 AM

 
Welcome, new online students!

Welcome, new online students!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Students are anxious this time of the year - a start of a new school year. I call it that “on-deck” feeling. Our students know that they are stepping up to the plate, digging their cleats into the dirt, and taking their first swing in the game of JBU Degree Completion Program and online education. S Read More

Posted By: Elizabeth McKinley at 8:01 AM

 
Getting the Most From Your Online Experience

Getting the Most From Your Online Experience

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I can remember the first time I took an online class. I was just starting my master’s degree, and the whole program was available in an online format. From the time I first considered starting this program until the first day I logged into classes, I had a notion in the back of my mind that since th Read More

Posted By: Aaron Abbott at 8:14 AM

 
Meet our newest team member, Elizabeth Pulley

Meet our newest team member, Elizabeth Pulley

Monday, July 29, 2013

We're thrilled to introduce the newest member of our enrollment team, Elizabeth Pulley. Elizabeth will be working with prospective Graduate and Degree Completion students in the Little Rock area. Read More

Posted By: Degree Completion Program at 7:37 AM

 
Get Hired, Get Ahead

Get Hired, Get Ahead

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Last week we hosted our second Lunch & Learn session at the JBU Rogers Center. Beth Pittman and David Bates of Cameron Smith Associates, northwest Arkansas' premier corporate recruitment firm for Walmart supplier jobs, were the featured speakers. Pittman and Bates provided suggestions for writing a Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 2:59 PM

 
Reflections from Graduation

Reflections from Graduation

Monday, May 20, 2013

Spring and fall commencement are my two favorite days of the year. Not just because I enjoy seeing the culmination of each student's hard work, but because I enjoy seeing the sense of pride on the faces of the students' friends and families. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 7:33 AM

 
Mejia named to "Fast 15"

Mejia named to "Fast 15"

Monday, May 13, 2013

Organizational management student Omar Mejia has been named one of this year's "Fast 15" honorees by the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 1:20 PM

 
3 things to do in the next 2 weeks

3 things to do in the next 2 weeks

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Summer's a busy time for most of us, so before you start on your summer task list, there are three things you need to do to prepare for fall enrollment at JBU: Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 8:46 AM

 
Welcome, NW91!

Welcome, NW91!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Last month, 15 new students began the Organizational Management (OM) program in Rogers. Here are some of the reasons why they chose JBU: Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 10:32 AM

 
Meet Our 2013 Commencement Speaker: Dr. Richard Ruble

Meet Our 2013 Commencement Speaker: Dr. Richard Ruble

Thursday, May 2, 2013

This Saturday, 101 Degree Completion students will graduate from John Brown University. As they mark that milestone with family and friends in the Cathedral of the Ozarks, they’ll hear remarks from one of their favorite professors, Dr. Richard Ruble – the spring 2013 JBU commencement speaker. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 6:55 PM

 
The tomb is empty (and so is our office)

The tomb is empty (and so is our office)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Today is one of the most significant days of the Christian faith: Good Friday. On this day, we celebrate the crucifixion of Christ and His death on the cross to save us from our sins and give us eternal life. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 8:29 AM

 
Start now. Finish in 2014.

Start now. Finish in 2014.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ready to finish your degree? Begin with our April Organizational Management cohort and you could graduate with your bachelor's degree in as little as 19 months. Contact Kent Shaffer for more information about admission requirements. Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 10:30 AM

 
Welcome, FS54!

Welcome, FS54!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Last Thursday marked the first night of class for students in the newest Organizational Management (OM) cohort in Fort Smith. Here are some of the reasons why they chose to finish their degree at JBU: Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 12:26 PM

 
NW90 Cohort Begins Classes

NW90 Cohort Begins Classes

Friday, February 15, 2013

It was first night of class for students in the NW90 Organizational Management (OM) cohort in Rogers on Tuesday. Here are some of the reasons why they chose to finish their degree at JBU: Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 10:23 AM

 
Welcome, NW89!

Welcome, NW89!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It was first class for students in the NW89 Organizational Management (OM) cohort in Rogers last night. Here are some of the reasons why they chose to finish their degree atNW89 JBU: Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 1:50 PM

 
Welcome, NW13 EDC

Welcome, NW13 EDC

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Last night was the first night of class for students in the NW13 Education Degree Completion (EDC) cohort. Here are some of the reasons why they chose to finish their degree in education at JBU: Read More

Posted By: Lori Walker at 2:36 PM

 
Value of a college degree during a recession

Value of a college degree during a recession

Thursday, January 10, 2013

While a bachelor's degree may not recession-proof your career, a recent study by the Pew Charitable Trust indicates that college graduates are in a better position to thrive in an economic downturn. Want to improve your chances for a great job? Finish your degree. We can help. Read More

Posted By: Degree Completion Program at 8:31 AM

 
What's Your Resolution?

What's Your Resolution?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

If you're like most people, you begin each new year with great goals. If one of yours is to finally finish your bachelor's degree, consider the JBU Degree Completion Program. Read More

Posted By: Degree Completion Program at 5:25 PM

 

 

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John Brown University’s mission is to provide Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives. At JBU, we understand that a traditional campus experience isn’t for everyone. That’s why we developed our Degree Completion Program, which integrates the unparalleled quality of a John Brown University education with the convenience of online or evening classes.

 

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