Current Building Projects
The Simmons Great Hall - The Simmons Great Hall will be built adjacent to the Kresge Dining Hall and will be accessible for daily overflow from the cafeteria. The 17,000-square foot banquet hall will seat approximately 500 people,have modern audio/visual presentation equipment, and feature the ability to be divided into three separate rooms. Also, non-JBU events normally held in the Kresge Dining Hall will be able to be held in the Simmons Great Hall, avoiding the displacement of students during meal times.
Northslope Townhouses - The new 10,000 square-foot Northslope Apartment facilities will be built on the “north slope,” an area near the existing JBU townhouses. The apartments will consist of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open living room/kitchen area and individual laundry facilities.
J. Alvin Renovation - The renovation will remodel the 93-year old men’s dormitory, updating the rooms into modern suites with features similar to JBU’s newer residence halls. J. Alvin is the oldest university structure on campus. Construction work is expected to begin Summer 2013 and be completed by Summer 2014.
Nursing Program & Facilities - In September, John Brown University announced steps towards creating a nursing program, after receiving unanimous prerequisite approval Wednesday from the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in Little Rock. JBU’s nursing program will offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.