Baylor to Present Traditions Week Feb. 22-26

Feb. 18, 1999

Baylor University's student government will sponsor the annual Traditions Week Feb. 22-26 with the theme "Hanging on to the Old, Bringing in the New." The sophomore class officers have planned presentations and activities on campus to educate students, faculty and staff members about Baylor's traditions.

"Traditions are an important part of Baylor's history," said Jon Rolph, sophomore class president. "By celebrating our traditions and making students aware of them, we are promoting a love for Baylor and school spirit that will help take Baylor to the next level."

Student government will begin celebrating Traditions Week by displaying historic pictures of the university and the Baylor mace in the foyer of the Bill Daniel Student Center Tuesday through Thursday.

Students can have their pictures taken with Ginny, the Baylor mascot, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steve Hudson Memorial Bear Plaza.

Student government will present former Texas Gov. Mark White in chapel-forum at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Waco Hall. White, a Baylor alumnus will speak about his days at Baylor and his favorite traditions.

The Lariat will have several guest columnists during Traditions Week writing about the history of Baylor. Master Teacher Robert L. Reid, retired chairman of the history department; Dr. Robert G. Packard, professor of physics; Dr. Martha Lou Scott, dean for student campus life; and Dr. Steven G. Moore, vice-president for student life, are scheduled to write about their favorite traditions.

For more information about Traditions Week, call 710-2369.

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