Ring Out Ceremony Set For May 16

May 12, 2003

by Jenifer Fergason, Student Newswriter

Baylor University's traditional Ring Out ceremony and the Passing of the Key will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Burleson Quadrangle on the Baylor campus.

Started in 1927 by the dean of women, Irene Marschall King, the ceremony involves senior women passing down an ivy chain to their junior partners. The event symbolizes the Baylor traditions being handed down from the outgoing class to the incoming class.

In addition to the Ring Out tradition, a key ceremony takes place, which was added in 1945. The key to the centennial box is passed down from the permanent senior class president to the incoming student body president. The key was buried by the class of 1945 and will be used to unlock the time capsule at the university's bicentennial celebration in 2045.

Remarks will be given by incoming student body president Jeff Leach; 2003 permanent class president Ade Ifelayo; 2003 permanent class secretary/treasurer Kate Langston; and incoming senior class president Shilpa Pesaru.

The choral director will be Nina Schultz, with accompaniment by Dr. Herbert Colvin, emeritus professor of music theory and university carillonneur.

For more information, contact Dr. Martha Lou Scott, dean for campus life, at 710-1761.

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