Baylor to Present Traditions Week Feb. 24-March 1

Feb. 21, 1997

Baylor University's Student Government will sponsor the annual Traditions Week Feb. 24-March 1, with the theme "A Family Tradition" to emphasize the role students, faculty and alumni have in maintaining Baylor traditions.

According to sophomore class president and director Gannon Sims, Traditions Week is an "opportunity to focus on what Baylor has been in the past and what it can become, to focus on traditions and invent new ones." Sims said the week is "a time to realize that we're a family at Baylor and each one of us can make this a better place by giving back."

The week will begin with the Student Government's presentation of a Traditions Week video at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, during Chapel-Forum in Waco Hall. Students will read former Baylor president Samuel Brooks' "Immortal Message" to the senior class of 1931. As part of the week's activities, the Residence Hall Association will give an award to the best decorated dormitory room.

A special Coke Hour will be held with a jazz band performance and Traditions Week displays from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Sue Sloan, wife of Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr; Dub Oliver, director of student activities; and Bill Bailey, a former regent, will speak on favorite traditions at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Chapel-Forum in Waco Hall. As a tribute, a student and faculty delegation will travel to Belton to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor to lay a wreath on Judge R.E.B. Baylor's grave.

The Baylor Chamber of Commerce will present "Traditions Pit" at 10:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Steve Hudson Memorial Bear Plaza.

An open Bear Pit will be held from noon-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Steve Hudson Memorial Bear Plaza. Photographers will be available to take pictures of people with the mascots.

On Saturday, the week will conclude with "Steppin' In," a service project in which university organizations work together to clean up the Baylor campus. Students may get assignments at the Student Involvement Booth in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Baylor plays Oklahoma at the last home basketball game of the season and at halftime there will be a special tribute to the Immortal 10. The Sophomore class will make a donation to the Senior class to build an Immortal 10 statue of students that were killed in a bus crash in 1927.

The Baylor Mace, used in commencement ceremonies and other special events, will be on display all week in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

For more information on Traditions Week, call 755-2369.

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