Baylor Celebrates Traditions Week in Chapel-Forum

Feb. 23, 1996

Baylor University will celebrate Traditions Week Monday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 28, during Chapel-Forum at 10 a.m. in Waco Hall.

Monday's Chapel-Forum features a student-produced video titled "What is Your Favorite Baylor Tradition?," as well as a performance by the Baylor Songleaders. Their performance will kick off the major events of Traditions Week.

Wednesday's Chapel-Forum features a performance by the Baylor Religious Hour Choir, as well as a presentation by Dr. Alton Hassell, lecturer in chemistry and a 1969 Baylor graduate. Hassell will speak on traditions that he saw get started, some that have faded over time, and in some instances why they have disappeared.

In addition to attending Baylor and graduating with a double major in chemistry and physics, Hassell was involved in Baylor's chapter of Kappa Omega Tau fraternity, and now serves as a sponsor. He married Patricia Berryhill, a Baylor student, in 1968 after meeting her on campus.

"One of the traditions I think Baylor has is its beautiful campus," Hassell said. "Another tradition that is gone is slime caps. I'll probably seem unpopular for this, but I think freshmen ought to wear slime caps; it helped pull the freshman class together, and names were learned a lot easier," Hassell said.

The theme of this year's Traditions Week is "Old Memories, New Traditions," emphasizing the involvement of the student body in the creation and observation of university traditions.

For more information, call Traditions week co-directors Lin Wayner and Gannon Sims at 755-2369.

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