Estes Senior Recital is April 4

Hannah Estes will present her senior recital April 4 at Williams Baptist University.  Estes, who is completing her bachelor’s degree in music at WBU, is from Benton, Ark. She is a former resident of Morrilton, Ark. Estes will present a vocal recital.  She will perform three German songs by Richard Strauss, as well as arias…

Lane is New Campus Ministries Director

Williams Baptist University is welcoming a new leader to its campus ministries program.  Shannon Lane has begun work as WBU’s director of campus ministries, where he oversees a wide range of duties relating to the spiritual development of students. “I’m excited about leading campus ministries because I love college students.  I love where they are…

Robbins’ Senior Music Presentation is April 11

Williams Baptist University senior Alexander Robbins will present his research on composers Henry Cowell and Conlon Nancarrow April 11 at WBU.   Cowell and Nancarrow were experimental composers of the 20th Century, and Robbins plans to discuss their music and the reasons they were considered innovative. “Each composer experimented with music and ways to perform it,”…

Martin Signs to Play Golf in the Midst of Trials

The golf team at Williams Baptist University is adding lifelong golfer Nathan Martin to the squad this fall. Martin signed with WBU on January 29 surrounded by friends, teachers, coaches, family and most importantly, his mother and father. Martin has led his high school golf team to earn two conference championships, according to Sylvan Hills…

Hudgins Signs with WBU Music Programs

Stuttgart High School senior Bryce Hudgins has signed his commitment to perform with three musical groups at Williams Baptist University.  Hudgins, who will attend WBU this fall, will be a part of the WBU Band, Williams Singers choir and a new worship band being launched at the university. Hudgins and his family took part in…

Johnson Crowned Miss WBU

A junior from Clinton, Ark., has been crowned Miss Williams Baptist University.  Tori Johnson was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Miss WBU pageant Thursday, March 14.  She was also presented the Talent Award and honored as Miss Congeniality. Johnson (center in photo above) is a liberal arts major with an emphasis on biology…

Miss WBU Pageant is Thursday

From freshmen to seniors and from Walnut Ridge to Thailand, nine WBU students will be competing for the Miss Williams Baptist University crown. The pageant is set for Thursday evening, March 14. Williams changed to university status last summer, which means this year’s winner will become the first Miss WBU. Miss WBU is a school-sponsored…

High School Art Exhibit Opens at WBU

The second annual High School Art Exhibit has opened at Williams Baptist University, with works from several northeast Arkansas schools on display.  The art show opened with a reception on Monday, March 4, and will remain open through March 15. High schools and students represented in the exhibit include: Corning: Jessica Wallace. Greene County Tech:…

Perkins Publishes Two Review Essays

Dr. Blake Perkins, chair of the Department of History & Political Science at Williams Baptist University, has published two review essays recently in academic journals. His essay “Listening to Rural Americans in ‘Trump Country’” examines a new book by Princeton University sociologist Robert Wuthnow titled “The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America.” The…