Patriotic Theme, Blue Skies Highlight Diadeloso

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    Baylor students watch as Tug-O-War participants dig in at Diadeloso.
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    Dallas freshman Tiffanie Blackmon begins her horseback ride at Diadeloso.
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    Dr. Dub Oliver, dean for student development, emerges from the dunking tank at Diadeloso. The booth was a fundraiser for the Baylor Religious Hour choir.
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    Students play the board game 'Taboo' at Diadeloso.
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    Baylor Habitat for Humanity, the nation's first ever collegiate chapter, raises awareness at their booth at Diadeloso.
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    The sphere balls proved one of the most popular diversions at Diadeloso.
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    Dr. James A Roberts, a member of the Baylor faculty, tries out the velcro wall at Diadeloso.
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    U.S. Air Force recruiters weren't hard to miss at Diadeloso.
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    Students gather to watch the Student Government Scholar Bowl at Diadeloso.
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    Officer Cannon of the Baylor DPS takes a student through the Diadeloso Drunk Driving Awareness Game.
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    Volleyball at Diadeloso.
April 12, 2002

by Clifford Cheney

Under clear blue skies, Baylor University students, faculty and staff celebrated "Diadeloso," the university's traditional spring "play day" April 11.

The one-day break from classes began in 1934 and has had several names throughout the years - All University Day, Physical Fitness Day, May Day. In 1966, the Baylor student body voted in favor of "Diadeloso" or "Day of the Bear," the official name for the past 36 years.

The Baylor Chamber of Commerce sponsored the day's events, which featured various sports and game tournaments, food and drink booths, live entertainment, a fraternity and sorority step show and other activities. Since this year's theme was of a patriotic flavor, Diadeloso wrapped up with a fireworks display on the Baylor intramural fields, followed by a showing of the film "Pearl Harbor."

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