C-SPAN Bus to Visit Baylor's Campus Jan. 30

Jan. 28, 2014

Interactive, multi-media learning center brings C-SPAN's coverage of public affairs to Central Texas

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Contacts: Lori Fogleman, 254-710-6275 and Vanessa Torres, C-SPAN, 202-626-7952

WACO, Texas (Jan. 28, 2014) - Baylor University will welcome the C-SPAN Bus to campus from 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 30, on Fifth Street outside the Bill Daniel Student Center.

The 45-foot-long C-SPAN Bus is an interactive, multi-media learning center that brings C-SPAN's coverage of public affairs to communities nationwide and teaches the public how to follow Washington Your Way. The bus will be open to all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.

Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD-TVs, touch screen computers, laptops and mobile devices:

• C-SPAN's in-depth public affairs event coverage

• C-SPAN's web offerings, including over 200,000 hours of archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN's vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle

• C-SPAN's original series: "First Ladies: Influence and Image," which airs Mondays at 8 p.m. CT on C-SPAN, a comprehensive biography of the women closest to each of the 44 presidential administrations

• Ways to connect with C-SPAN including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, XM Radio and mobile apps

• Interactive quizzes to test your knowledge about the political process

The C-SPAN Bus visit to Baylor is part of C-SPAN's Big 12 tour, which also includes stops this spring at TCU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Kansas.

To see the bus in action, visit www.c-span.org/community/.

ABOUT C-SPAN

C-SPAN was created by America's cable companies in 1979 as a public service and programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C-SPAN Radio, heard in Washington, DC, and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit www.c-span.org/.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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