Barbara Bush Lecture Available at baylortv.com
An archived version of the Baylor University President's Forum Lecture Series featuring former First Lady Barbara Bush is now available on the web. Mrs. Bush's March 11 lecture, which was webcast live to hundreds of viewers, can be accessed at http://www.baylortv.com/ .
As part of the program, Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. conferred on Mrs. Bush the honorary doctor of humane letters degree. She is the second member of the Bush family to be honored by Baylor. Mrs. Bush's son, President George W. Bush, received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Baylor on May 16, 1998, as then-Texas Gov. Bush spoke to Baylor graduates during spring commencement. Laura Bush, at the time the state's First Lady, was presented with the Alumna Honoris Causa award for her work in literacy.
Audience members also had an opportunity to submit questions for Mrs. Bush to answer following her speech. Dr. Sloan moderated the Q&A session with the former First Lady.
The President's Forum Lecture Series brings to campus national and world leaders to promote dialogue about important issues facing our society. Past lecturers have included former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes and The McLaughlin Group.