Baylor Celebrates Christmas Across Campus

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    The lights of Burleson and Old Main.
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    The lighting of the Christmas tree on Burleson Quadrangle.
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    Baylor's Christmas tree with one of the Old Main spires in the background.
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    The Kappa Pickers performed at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
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    "Christmas on Fifth Street" featured the tree lighting ceremony and one of three concerts on Burleson Quadrangle.
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    "Christmas on Fifth Street" featured the tree lighting ceremony and one of three concerts on Burleson Quadrangle.
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    Baylor students warm up during "Christmas on Fifth Street."
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    A live nativity scene was one of the highlights on "Christmas on Fifth Street."
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    Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus came courtesy of some elves spotted in the hallway at the SUB.
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    Santa and Mrs. Claus greet children during "Christmas on Fifth Street."
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    Santa and Mrs. Claus with Bruiser.
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    Santa's Workshop on SLC gym floor.
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    Clifford the Big Red Dog visits children during Santa's Workshop.
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    Baylor student-athletes and spirit squad members spent the morning at Santa's Workshop, playing with children and handing out presents donated by Baylor faculty, staff and students.
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    Santa and Mrs. Claus greet children at Santa's Workshop.
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    Baylor faculty, staff and students donated hundreds of gifts for the children at Santa's Workshop.
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    Baylor student-athletes and spirit squad members had the best time of all, as they handed out hundreds of presents donated by Baylor faculty, staff and students.
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    Burleson Quadrangle
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    Campus advocate Lynn Woodward talks with students during the monthly Cookies and Blossoms party on Burleson Quadrangle.
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    Some of Lynn Woodward's Christmas cookies, including Swedish gingerbread.
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    Faculty/Staff Christmas dinner at the Ferrell Center.
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    Dr. Randall O'Brien reads the Christmas story to children.
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    A spirited School of Music Dean Will May led the singing of favorite Christmas carols.
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    A spirited School of Music Dean Will May led the singing of favorite Christmas carols.
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    Interim President William D. Underwood greets faculty and staff at the annual Christmas dinner.
Dec. 12, 2005

The campus of Baylor University is alive with the Christmas spirit. Baylor faculty, staff, students and the community have been celebrating the season during many special events held on campus during December.

On Dec. 1, the university family celebrated "Christmas on Fifth Street," which included the traditional KOT Christmas tree lighting on Burleson Quadrangle, as well as concerts, a live nativity scene, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling, cider and hot chocolate, and much more.

The next day, Santa and Mrs. Claus returned to Baylor to visit with and give gifts to more than 500 area children at the 13th annual Santa's Workshop at the McLane Student Life Center. Later that afternoon, faculty, staff and students enjoyed homemade Christmas cookies and hot chocolate at the monthly Cookies and Blossoms holiday party held on Burleson Quadrangle.

On Dec. 6, faculty and staff gathered for "A BU Christmas: Texas-Style!" at the Ferrell Center. The dinner and entertainment event also was a fundraiser for "A Storybook Christmas," a community initiative that provides new books for children.

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