JBU Breaks Ground on $6 Million Health Sciences Building

John Brown University will break ground on a new Health Sciences Building on Monday, Aug. 17. Construction is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2016 for the first cohort of nursing students.


What: Groundbreaking Ceremony for new nursing facility

When: Monday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Balzer Technology Center Front Lawn, JBU’s Siloam Springs Campus

(Park in the Berry Performing Arts Center and Simmons Great Hall lots.)

Why: The 20,000 square-foot building is a project of JBU’s Campaign for the Next Century and will include three classrooms, four exam rooms with computer-operated, interactive mannequins that simulate urgent care scenarios for student education, two health assessment labs, a computer lab, offices and study lounges.


John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 1 overall and a Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News. JBU enrolls more than 2,800 students from 42 states and 40 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.