President Weedman presents annual report  

KNOXVILLE —Johnson University President, Gary Weedman presented his annual financial report last Wednesday, including updated information on JU’s achievements and future plans. Weedman began the session by mentioning the recent SACSCOC 10 year reaffirmation. “It represents an enormous amount of work that goes on throughout the ten year period,” he said. “There are a lot … Read morePresident Weedman presents annual report  

Funk hopes to become full-time professor at JU

Brandi Funk is a professor at Johnson University who teaches principles of management in the School of Business and Public Leadership. Funk is an adjunct professor and plans to teach full-time in the future. “I love my job and I feel that God is calling me to pursue education,” Funk said. Funk has an associate degree, … Read moreFunk hopes to become full-time professor at JU

Global Learning Center opens for JUTN community

KNOXVILLE – Johnson University President Gary Weedman cut the ribbon to officially open the Global Learning Center today in the Phillips-Welsheimer Building. Director of International Relations, Duan Hua, has worked hard in preparing the Global Learning Center to help the Johnson community increase in global awareness. “We don’t want this place to be just a … Read moreGlobal Learning Center opens for JUTN community

Johnson Ultimate takes third in first tournament of spring semester

KNOXVILLE- The Johnson University Ultimate Frisbee team placed third overall in their first tournament of the semester at Mars Hill University last weekend.

The Royals played a total of eight games over the weekend, winning three games on the Saturday and two on Sunday.

With a close score of 15-12, Johnson won the first game against the Reinhardt University Ultimate team on Sunday.

During the second game against East Tennessee State University’s Ultimate team the Royals kept their spirits high even in the midst of fighting for a place in the championship.

ETSU won with a final score of 15-11, but the Royals returned for their last game of the tournament winning with a score of 15-11 against Wingate University.

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Three new concentrations slated for school of business

KNOXVILLE — Students in the Johnson University School of Business and Public Leadership will soon have three new concentration options.

Dean of School of Business and Public Leadership for JU Florida, Catherlyn Brim, said the three new concentrations are management, marketing and sports management for undergraduate students.

The new concentrations, proposed in January, were created to help students advance the Kingdom of God in the business world.

“The concentrations of marketing, management and sports management were added because they are very prominent with what employers want in the business world,” Brim said.

The core for students in the business administration program consists of 39 credits. Each concentration is 18 credits but contains two classes from the core.

“The concentrations help students be able to connect to communities and businesses in which we live including profit or nonprofit organizations to contribute to the success and profitability of companies as a whole,” Brim said.

In the past, the business administration program had two fields of study including business administration and nonprofit management.

The new concentrations gave more options to student in the business and public leadership curriculum.

“Johnson offers a quality product that integrates students into a business perspective from a biblical worldview,” Brim said. “Our professors are practitioners in the nonprofit and business sectors and are equivalent to be competitive with state or other private institutions.”

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SACSCOC approves JU reaffirmation, gives recommendation on assessment

KNOXVILLE — For most students and alumni, Johnson’s accreditation reaffirmation in December went by with little fanfare, or even acknowledgement. But for administrators, faculty  and staff, the reaffirmation was the culmination of year’s of work.

Johnson received its 10 year reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Dec. 4, 2016.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, Tommy Smith said, “We invest a lot of time into this [two year process] because it’s worth it—Worth it for the students and University.”

Being accredited places the University in a class of high quality that reflects the best practices in education.

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