McKuin & Cara Crowned at Homecoming

Williams Baptist University seniors Melanie McKuin of Dexter, Mo., and C.J. Cara of Bartlett, Tenn., are this year’s Homecoming queen and king at WBU.  The two (pictured above with WBU President Dr. Stan Norman) were crowned during Homecoming festivities Nov. 2 at WBU. McKuin, an English major, is the daughter of Barry and Kim McKuin. …

WBU Theatre to Stage “Glorious”

The Williams Baptist University theatre program will present the play “Glorious” Nov. 1-2 as part of the 2019 WBU Homecoming celebration. “I was in love with this play from the first reading.  It has a great energy and wonderful message,” said Melinda Williams, assistant professor of communication arts and director of the production. The play…

Homecoming is Saturday, Nov. 2

by Bekah Kopp Williams Baptist University alumni, friends and family will gather on Saturday, November 2, to celebrate the school’s 78th annual homecoming celebration. A host of activities, from basketball to a theatre production, are lined up for this year’s homecoming.  Dr. Doug Walker, vice president for advancement and operations, said this semester has been…

Smith Scholarships Awarded for 2019-20

This year’s recipients have been named for the Reggie Smith Foundation Minority Scholarship at Williams Baptist University.  The Smith Foundation selected WBU students Rebecca Brown and Renan Paiva (pictured above with WBU President Dr. Stan Norman) to receive the scholarship award for the 2019-20 school year. Brown is sophomore from Jacksonville, Ark., majoring in social…

McKuin to Direct Play at WBU

The Williams Baptist University theatre program will start the 2019-20 season with a student-directed production.  WBU senior Melanie McKuin is directing two short plays that will be staged Oct. 15 in Startup Chapel. “We have done student-directed productions in the past, but haven’t lately.  I finally got a student brave enough,” said Melinda Williams, assistant…

Brad Flippo Joins WBU as Farm Manager

by Bekah Kopp Eagle Farms, a large component of the new Williams Works initiative at Williams Baptist University, has found its leader: Brad Flippo. Flippo, a Lawrence County native with extensive experience in local business and agriculture, began work as WBU’s farm manager in September. Flippo was a member of the group that helped Williams…