What: JBU will send off the JBU Enactus team to the Enactus World Cup in London. When: Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
Where: Simmons Great Hall B (Park in the Simmons Great Hall parking lot.)
Why: For the first time in university history, JBU’s Enactus team will compete against 35 countries at the Enactus World Cup Sept. 26 – 28 in London, England. JBU Enactus was named the 2017 Enactus United States National Champions in Kansas City, Missouri this May, defeating over 200 universities and colleges from around the nation. The Enactus team will perform their World Cup presentation at the sendoff ceremony on Saturday.
JBU’s Enactus team consists of 64 students from 22 states and nine countries. In the final round of the 2017 Enactus United States National Championship, four JBU students gave a 17-minute presentation highlighting the team’s most notable entrepreneurial projects — Yellow Crate, a mobile app that alerts grocery store customers of food pantry needs; the Guatemala Water Project, an initiative to implement a water purification system, and provide health and hygiene education throughout Guatemala; and Shredify, a local document destruction service that certifies eight Siloam Springs Adult Development Center employees. JBU’s Enactus program has placed in the top four at the U.S. National Expo five times since 2003.