WBU Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is being celebrated at Williams Baptist University throughout February with field trips to African-American historical sites, a special lecture from local civil rights pioneer Ethel Tompkins and a library display showcasing the jazz artists of Arkansas. “WBU seeks to create a diverse and quality student life experience that celebrates every student,” said…

History Department Sponsoring WWII Speaker

The WBU Department of History and Political Science, along with its student Bancroft Society, are co-sponsoring a speaking event, “The Bombing of Japan in WWII,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12.  The speech by World War II veteran Clifford Smith will take place at the Wings of Honor WWII Museum, near the Williams campus. Smith, now 97…

Anderson Commits to WBU as Scholar & Musician

Walnut Ridge High School senior Tate Anderson is headed to his hometown university as part of two musical ensembles and an honors program.  Anderson signed his commitment with Williams Baptist University Thursday, Jan. 31, for the Coe Honors Program, the Williams Singers and a new worship team being launched at WBU. A crowd of friends,…

WBU Theatre Department Readies for Story Store

by MaKenzie Free It is the time of year when elementary students around Northeast Arkansas become playwrights and Williams Baptist University students bring those stories to life. Every year, elementary students submit stories to the Story Store, which is an annual production produced in conjunction with Williams Baptist University and the Northeast Arkansas Educational Co-op.…

WBU Announces Hiring of Walker, Administrative Restructuring

Williams Baptist University has announced a restructuring of its administration, highlighted by the hiring of a new vice president.  Dr. Doug Walker (pictured above), who has served at several respected institutions in Christian higher education, has been hired as Vice President for University Advancement & Operations, and other administrators have assumed new responsibilities. “Dr. Walker…

A Prayer for a New Year

I recently finished reading a history of WBU, Rainbows Come When It Rains, written by our founder Dr. H. E. Williams. I found this work to be encouraging and instructive. The book concludes with a desire and a prayer from Dr. Williams for all future leaders of the university. I thought his insightful prayer to…

Service Awards Presented at WBU

Williams Baptist University has honored several of its own for their service to the university.  Williams recently recognized a dozen employees who have reached milestones of service at WBU. “The combined years of service for these WBU employees comes to nearly 250 years.  That is a remarkable testament to the loyalty of our people, who…

WBU Unveils “Renewing Minds, Transforming Lives” Strategic Vision

Williams Baptist University has unveiled its strategic vision for the future in an initiative named “Renewing Minds, Transforming Lives.”  The vision, recently approved by WBU’s faculty and its board of trustees, will guide the university’s planning efforts over the next three to five years.  The university also released its newly stated Core Values. “’Renewing Minds,…