C-SPAN Bus to Visit Baylor Campus Feb. 20
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2019) – The C-SPAN Bus – a 45-foot, state-of-the-art mobile classroom – will be traveling through Central Texas this week in partnership with its cable and satellite affiliates. The C-SPAN Bus will make a stop on the Baylor University campus from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, on Speight Avenue between Waco Hall and Tidwell Bible Building.
The C-SPAN Bus is an interactive, multimedia classroom that travels the country to engage with community members and elected officials, showcasing C-SPAN’s public affairs programming and resources. The customized motor coach stops at book festivals, high schools and universities to host students and teachers around the nation, giving them an inside look at C-SPAN’s comprehensive educational and political resources. See more about the bus here.
The C-SPAN Bus provides:
- Access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming, as well as political and educational resources.
- A smart TV and classroom area for conversations with students and teachers.
- A high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming.
- A 360-degree video station featuring C-SPAN’s unfiltered coverage of high-profile events and insightful, behind-the-scenes tours of U.S. landmarks.
- A D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their Bus experiences through social media.
The C-SPAN Bus has been traveling around the country since 1993, and has been featured at 8,000 events and hosted 1.5 million visitors, including 40,000 teachers and 800,000 students. The bus last visited Baylor in January 2014.
To see the Bus in action, visit the C-SPAN in the Community website.
Marking its 40th anniversary in 2019, C-SPAN was created by the cable TV industry and is carried in more than 90 million TV households. C‐SPAN programs three commercial-free public affairs television networks; C‐ SPAN Radio, heard in Washington D.C., at 90.1 FM and available as an app; and C-SPAN.org, a video‐rich website offering live coverage of government events and access to the vast archive of C‐SPAN programming.
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 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 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.