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Highlights - Family Weekend

Weekend Highlights for Family Weekend 2015


Student Theater Presentation:  Pride and Prejudice

Join us for a few hours of fun and excitement as the JBU Department of Music and Theatre presents Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan from the novel by Jane Austen

The fire and wit of Jane Austen's classic 1813 romance shines through in this vibrant new adaptation.  In an age when marriage is the only option for the five Bennet sisters, and eligible men of fortune are difficult to find, Mrs. Bennet does everything she can to promote her daughters. The family is thrown into an uproar when Mr. Bingley and his handsome friend, Mr. Darcy, arrive in the neighborhood. However, the situation becomes more complicated that anyone expects, especially when the pride and prejudices of the eligible parties conflict with their feelings for each other.

Stick around after the Friday evening show to meet the cast and enjoy light refreshments!

Show times:                

Friday, February 20, at 7:00 p.m.

     "Meet the Cast" Reception immediately following

Saturday, February 21, at 1:00 p.m.  

Go to or call 479-524-7382 to reserve your tickets.

 $14 for adults, $12 senior adults, $6 for non-JBU students, and $3 for JBU students.

Class visitationClass Visitation
Friday, Time & Location vary

We welcome you to sit in on any one (or all) of the following classes and see JBU’s professors in action. Locations will be available at the Registration Table.

9:00 am
New Testament Survey, Dr. Robbie Castleman
Honors: Basic Economics, Mr. Sam Heinrich

11:00 am
Western Civilization II, Dr. Robert Moore
American Government, Dr. Frank Niles

1:00 pm
Evangelical Theology, Dr. Chad Raith
Masterpieces of Literature, Dr. Charles Pastoor

2:00 pm
Introductory Psychology, Dr. David Johnson
Introduction to Creative Writing, Dr. Brad Gambill


Bible Department Student Papers SymposiaTAK presentations
Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Soderquist Board Room, 2nd Floor, Mabee Center

4:05 p.m. Josh McBride: Karl Barth and the Theology of Vocation
4:35 p.m. Rissa Willis: The Ethics of Time Travel
5:05 p.m. John-David Hubbs: The Soteriology of Faith & the Legacy of Grace


President's Open House


Open House at President Pollard’s  Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

While your son or daughter is sleeping in, please join Dr. Chip and Carey Pollard in their home for coffee and rolls.  President Pollard will give a short update about JBU's major initiatives and how parents can be involved. Directions will be available at the Registration Table.



Saturday’s Family Brunch  10:00 am to 1:00 pmBrunch

Our goal is that no one goes away without a smile on their face after having at least one of their favorite foods.  A country breakfast, yogurt and granola bar, pastries and muffins, crepes, made to order omelets, and  even cereal will be awaiting your family.



book sale



Bible Department Used Book Sale!  Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Love to read?  Here’s your chance to stock up on some great used books that are so inexpensive it will feel like they are free!  After you’ve had your fill at the fantastic Brunch, come browse through our room just off the cafeteria and pick up a good read.  You’ll be supporting our Bible students in Theta Alpha Kappa with each purchase.  Getting an interesting book for a low price and supporting our future Bible teachers all at the same time . . . you can’t beat that!



Art Exhibit

"Student Works"
Windgate Visual Arts West Gallery

Senior photography exhibit
Windgate Visual Arts East Student Gallery. A photography exhibit by Lexi Christensen.

Galleries open:        Thursday & Friday     8:00 am to 4:00 pm
                                Saturday                   10:00 am to 2:00 pm


JBU Basketball Games pep band
Saturday 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Going to a JBU women's or men's basketball game is more than just watching our exciting teams take on an arch rival like Southwestern Assemblies of God, but also hearing our Pep Band play some great tunes! We'll have a special halftime experience that will be fun for the whole family.


Talent ShowStudent Talent and Variety Show  
Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

We will offer two identical performances on Saturday. A different panel of students and parents will judge each show and all the points will be totaled to determine the winners, which will be announced simultaneously at the end of the second show in both the Cathedral and the Walker Student Center Atrium (via live feed). 

Tickets are $2 per person. ALL tickets must be purchased by your student the week prior to the Show. They will not be available for purchase through the mail or ordered over the phone.

Be a Judge!
Each show requires eight judges--four parents and four students. Parent judges are chosen through a random selection the week before Family Weekend. If chosen, you will receive all judging information in your packet at the registration table. Free admission and reserved seating is provided for judges, their spouse, and student(s). Visit registration page to volunteer.


Talent & Variety Show Reception
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 p.m.

Want to attend the 6:00 p.m. Talent and Variety Show but also want to know who wins? No problem. Come early to this reception and stick around in the Walker Student Center for the live feed announcement at the end of the second show. It's a great place to visit at the end of the weekend.


Dining Information

Breakfast          7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Lunch              11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner                5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Brunch             10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Dinner               5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Breakfast        8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Lunch              12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dinner              5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

California Café hours
Friday                8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday           8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Free Regular and Decaf Drip Coffee available with voucher from your registration packet.

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