News & Events

WBU Prepares for Fall Semester

Classes begin on August 21.

WBU Welcomes CentriKid Camp

WBU campus is filled with 30 staffers along with 318 CentriKid campers.

Joint County-City Effort Improves Fulbright Ave.

New shoulders improve safety and appearance on the road to campus.

Williams Installs University Signs

New signage reflects new name.

WBU Transitions to New Email Domain

Updated university email addresses are now in effect.

WBU Holds Officer Training Course

Five week course begins July 9.

WBU Students Join Alpha Psi Omega

Three students inducted into national honorary drama organization.

Williams Launches Pre-Law Society

New society will host speakers and activities beginning this fall.  

WBU’s Harris Awarded Grant

Dr. Harris awarded study grant.

Weaver Honored for Years of Service

Williams educator set to retire.

Winners Announced in WBU Golf Tourney

Tournament held May 18 at Sage Meadows Country Club.

WBU Hosting “Meet the Prez” Events Across Arkansas

WBU President Dr. Stan Norman to meet friends around the state.

Williams Releases President’s and Dean’s Lists

Students with GPA of 3.5 and higher honored.

Alumnus Reggie Smith Establishes Minority Scholarship

First recipients announced by Reggie Smith Foundation.

Midkiff, Startup Receive Professor Emeritus Status

Esteemed faculty receive honor upon retirement.

Pickett Signs with WBU Band Program

Piggott High School product is a percussionist.

Williams Announces 2018 Graduates

Williams awarded degrees to 93 graduates.

Williams Students Teach Children to Save

21st annual event takes place at Alma Spikes Elementary.

Isbill and Whittle Receive WBC Founders Awards

Graduates earn prestigious award.

Schlote and Sesnan Awarded Glenn-Dale Scholarships

Scholarships awarded to two freshmen Christian ministry students.

Marshall Presented AYME Award at WBC

Student awarded based on service in the field of youth ministry.

Buchanan Receives Rural Church Award at WBC

Award given to Christian ministry student in memory of the Rev. L. G. Miller.

Brigance Wins Zondervan/WBC Greek Award at Williams

Zondervan, a Christian publishing company, presents annual award in conjunction with WBC.

Staton and Guiltner Inducted Into Theta Alpha Kappa

Two students inducted into national honor society for religious studies and theology.

Williams Graduates Final “College” Class

Last class as Williams Baptist College graduates Saturday.

WBC Recognizes Coe Honors Scholars

Twenty-two Coe Honors Scholars were recognized at banquet.  

Students Inducted into Alpha Chi at WBC

Seven students inducted into Alpha Chi at awards banquet.

WBC Psychology Students Make Presentations at Conference

Six students selected to present at conference in Houston.

Williams Baptist College Graduation is May 5

Nearly 100 students set to earn diplomas.

Williams Inducts Students into Psi Chi

Eleven students inducted at luncheon held on March 27.

Williams Inducts Four into Phi Alpha Theta

Four students inducted into national history honor society.

Williams Presents Academic Awards

Nine students presented with awards.

Isbill Wins History Scholarship

Senior to present paper at Arkansas Historical Association meeting.

Williams PBL Earns State Accolades

15 business students qualify for nationals.

Historical Chapel to be Named for Startup

Prominent building will take on a new name.

Dorton Senior Recital is Thursday

Senior music recital begins at 7 p.m.

Williams Board Approves Three New Programs, $13.6 Million Budget

Board of Trustees welcome President Norman at April 6 meeting.

Williams Student is First Runner Up at Piano Competition

David Ellis named first runner up for the Christine Piano Scholarship Award.

Harp To Receive Music Award

Williams student to be recognized at AFMC State Convention.

Students Inducted Into Sigma Beta Delta

Nine students inducted into honor society.

PBL Elects Officers at Williams

Phi Beta Lambda elected officers for the 2018-2019 school year.

Williams to Stage “Silent Sky” April 5-6

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Rex Nelson Lecture is Tonight

Program begins at 7 p.m. March 27 in Mabee Student Center.

Williams Theatre Program to Close Season with “Silent Sky”

Production to run April 5 & 6.

Norman Selected as 7th President of Williams

Dr. Stan Norman has been chosen to lead WBU.

Marlow Signs as First Williams Band Member

All-State clarinet player from Pocahontas signs commitment.

Harp Senior Recital is March 15

Performance begins at 7 p.m.

Sluka to be Moody-Carroll Lecturer on March 13

Dr. Robert Sluka to present “Hope for the Ocean.”

Annual Health Fair Is Wednesday

Event runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Williams Students Inducted Into Sigma Tau Delta

Two students inducted during ceremony on February 28

Scholastic Book Fair is March 5-13

Book Fair runs through the 13th.

Sculptor to Demonstrate & Display Works

Somerville exhibits “beasts” March 1 in Maddox Center.

Bi-Vocational Ministers Meet at Williams

Conference held for smaller congregation churches.

Dorothy Jackson: 1931-2018

Iconic figure at Williams passed away Sunday, Feb. 18.

Hunger Awareness Dinner is Tonight

Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

Williams Theatre Department Presents The Story Store

Annual event entertains elementary students.

High School Art Show Opens

Works from across Northeast Arkansas on display through Feb. 21.

Snapps Meet Scholarship Recipients

Charles & Jackie Snapp meet students who receive their scholarships.

Williams on Standard Schedule Wednesday, Feb. 7

Classes and offices are open.

Evening Classes Cancelled Tuesday, Feb. 6

Classes called of due to prospect of icy weather.

Williams Hosts High School Art Exhibit

Exhibit open Feb. 12 – Feb. 21.

Williams Receives $215,000 Gift from Harty Estate

Alum from Dexter, Mo., leaves part of estate to his alma mater.

Williams Hosts African American Legislators Exhibit

Exhibit open Feb. 6 – 18.

Harris Appointed to Arkansas Heritage Committee

Professor joins review committee.

Williams Hosts Free Photography Workshop

Event set for Feb. 5.

WBC Reopens Wednesday, Jan. 17

Williams back on standard schedule after snow day.

Rex Nelson Lecture Rescheduled for March27

Events begins at 7 p.m.

Williams Closed Tuesday, Jan. 16

WBC closed due to wintry conditions.

Williams Open Friday, Jan. 12

WBC operating on standard schedule after escaping icy weather.

Williams Employees Honored for Years of Service

Faculty and staff honored for time at Williams.


Williams Releases President’s and Dean’s List

Students with G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher honored

Williams Receives Gift from Bosch Company

Walnut Ridge industry supports annual scholarship fund.

Williams Readies University ‘Net Addresses

New, mobile friendly website at

Williams Launches Presidential Search

Dr. Bob Magee to chair presidential search committee.

Startup Makes His Mark on Williams History

Startup now serves as Williams interim president.

Massey Named Band Director at Williams

Longtime Pocahontas High School director will launch WBU program.

WBC Students Lead Worship at Retreat

Williams students lead worship at fall retreat

WBC Students on Mission

Williams students have been on mission this fall in Arkansas

WBC Students Inducted into Mu Phi Epsilon

Four students inducted into Zeta Alpha chapter

Williams Dedicates Belle Hall

Ribbon cut on newest residence hall.

Belle Hall Dedication is Friday

Dedication set for Friday, December 1.

Jones Farewell Reception is Thursday

Drop-in reception from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jerry D. Gibbens Atrium Dedicated at Williams

Professor honored for service to Williams.

Hawley and Branch Crowned at Homecoming

Madelyn Hawley and Jay Branch voted Queen and King by Williams student body.

“This Random World” Opens this Weekend at Williams

Show runs Friday – Saturday.

Homecoming is Nov. 4

Events planned for entire day.

Historian to Speak at WBC

Lecture set for Thursday, October 26

President Jones Leaving for California Position

Dr. Kenneth Startup to serve as interim president.

WBC Theatre Program to Stage “This Random World”

Production set for Nov. 3 & 4.

WBC Harvest Fest is Oct. 25

Community invited to annual event.

Williams Professor’s Work in Print

Richards writes epilogue for published book.

WBC’s Harris Appointed to State Review Committee

Harris appointed to State Review Committee by Governor Hutchison.

WBC’s Richards Attends Conference in Scotland

Richards writes and presents paper at conference in Scotland.

Perkins Book Signing is Thursday

Event begins at 7 p.m.

Harthorn Establishes Study Abroad Scholarship at Williams

Recent alumnus presents $10,000 to fund new scholarship.

Williams Presented Gifts From Clark Contractors

Walnut Ridge firm gives toward WBU transition and LawCo Success Scholarship.

WBC to Host Arkansas Master’Singers

200-voice choir will perform in Manley Chapel Oct. 12.

Williams Launches Online Criminal Justice Program

New program allows law enforcement professional to complete bachelor’s degree.

WWI Display Coming to WBC

WWI display to be featured in Felix Goodson Library during October.

WBC to Become Williams Baptist University

Announcement of historic move made during chapel service.

WBC Board Freezes Tuition, Approves New Band Program

Board takes actions during regular meeting Sept. 15.

Raymond Jackson: 1944-2017

Alumnus and longtime trustee passed away Sept. 11, 2017.

WBC Marks 8th Straight Year in US News Top Tier

Magazine ranks Williams in upper echelon of Southern colleges.

Williams Notches 7.7 Percent Enrollment Gain

Large jump in freshman class size leads to overall boost in enrollment.

WBC Awards First LawCo Success Scholarships

Recipients from each of the four high schools in Lawrence County.

Zach Williams Surprises WBC Chapel Crowd

Grammy-nominated singer & songwriter performs, gives testimony.

Isbill Receives WBC’s Linda McFarland Scholarship

History scholarship named for late Williams professor.

Pratt’s Auto Salvage Donates Police Vehicle to WBC

Chevrolet Suburban to be used by campus police department.

Williams Receives $32,500 from Speakes Estate

Estate of Siloam Springs woman funds new scholarship.

Williams Hosts Welcome Back Concert with a Purpose

August 20 concert helps support student missions.

WBC Connecting Students with Local Businesses

Williams BLUE and First Fair presented for community businesses & organizations.

Foster, Perkins Named Department Chairs at WBC

Professors take the leaderhsip of Christian Ministries and History departments.

Gibbens Honored for 50 Years of Service at WBC

Professor reaches rare milestone.

WBC Earns First Place Awards at PBL Nationals

Business students bring home 10 new awards from NLC.

Harris to Join Williams History Faculty

Randolph County native will begin teaching at WBC this fall.

Williams Releases Spring 2017 President’s and Dean’s Lists

Students with GPA of 3.5 and higher honored.

WBC Completes First Year of Coe Honors Program

Nineteen students complete first year of honors program.

WBC Announces 2017 Graduates

Diplomas awarded to 102 graduates.

Clardy, Drendel Receive WBC Founders Awards

Graduates earn prestigious award.

Students Inducted into Alpha Chi at Williams

Eight students were inducted into the honor scholarship society.

Williams Baptist College Graduation is Saturday

Ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the SMC.

Williams Presents 2017 Academic Awards

Eight students were presented awards

Flooding Update – Friday, May 5

Flood waters are receding, and Hwy. 63 has reopened.

WBC Commends Officials for Flood Response

Williams in constant communication with local authorities.

Update on Area Flooding

Williams operating as normal, but we pray for the flood victims.

Flooding Has No Impact on WBC Campus, Schedule

Williams will accommodate students who can’t reach campus due to flood.