Freshman Romello Williams talks about the awesome facilities at JBU.
Hi, I’m Romello and I’m a freshman at JBU studying Digital Media Arts. There’s really so much to see here at the JBU campus. The 400-acre campus is in a beautiful location at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. And since sixty percent of the campus is new, or has been renovated in the past ten years, students have more than twenty state of the art facilities at their disposal. Want to see what I’m talking about? Let me show you. If you like theater, then check out the Berry Performing Arts Center. Whether you like performing on stage or laughing in the audience, this five hundred seat building is the cultural center of campus. JBU students love a little friendly competition and the new Bill George Arena is the perfect place to compete and host NAIA games. We’ve also had renowned speakers come to JBU, like Franklin Graham, and Blake Mycoskie, developer of TOMS Shoes. In 2011, Switchfoot came and they rocked the arena. Of course the Bill George Arena is home to the world famous TP game. You’ve seen it on TV, but it’s nothing like seeing it in person. JBU is also a place for high caliber academic study. Just opened this fall, the Balzer technology center has a lot of space especially designed for the Engineering and Construction Management programs. The newly renovated Windgate Visual Arts buildings have fully equipped studios for traditional and digital art. The Bell Science Hall has facilities for serious research. Corporate executives often lecture in the Soderquist Business Center. Our newest residence halls are North and Walker, and we have two classics, Mayfield and J. Alvin. Students often hang out at the Walker Student Center after grabbing some coffee at the California Café. We take our motto, Christ Over All, seriously here at JBU. One way we do this is with our chapels in the Cathedral of the Ozarks. You really should visit this place in person. And be sure to check out the TV studio when you come.