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Upcoming Traditions Week to include the best of the last 156 years on campus

Jan. 26, 2001

Museums, parks to take part in campus event



The time has come for Baylor students to remember old traditions that they love and find out about new ones. Sponsored by the sophomore class, Traditions Week will be celebrated Jan. 29 through Feb. 2, and will have different events scheduled every day to help celebrate the traditions of the university.

'We're trying to emphasize the traditions of Waco along with those of Baylor,' said Will Shurley, sophomore class president.

The week will kick off on Monday with a speech during Chapel-Forum by English professor Ann Miller. Miller, who is a master teacher and a Baylor alumna, will speak about the Baylor traditions that are close to her.

On Tuesday, Dr Pepper Hour will feature a pictorial timeline spanning the history of Baylor from 1845 to 2001.

Wednesday, during halftime of the Baylor-Oklahoma game in the Ferrell Special Events Center, the Traditions Week staff will present a tribute to the Immortal Ten and a Waco-area elementary school art contest. All of the former Baylor basketball players have also been invited back to support the team.

Thursday, which is Founders Day, will allow students and the Waco community to experience historic sites around Waco from 4 to 7 p.m. Cameron Park Zoo, Strecker Museum, Historic Waco Foundation's McCulloch House, the Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village, the Ollie Mae Moen Discovery Center, the Dr Pepper Museum and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame will all be welcoming guests.

Cameron Park Zoo is a first time participant in Traditions Week and will be charging $3 for adult admission and $1 for children. Each admission price is $1 off the regular charge.

'I hope people will take the opportunity to come out and see the animals in the evening. Hopefully there will be more movement,' said Jim Fleshman, director of Cameron Park Zoo.

The Strecker Museum will not charge for admission. Dr. Ellie Caston, director of operations, said that there would be students from the Museum Studies department on hand to meet people and talk about the department of Museum Studies.

The Dr Pepper Museum will charge $1 for admission and will have people on hand to give tours.

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame will charge $2 for admission and will feature special displays of soon-to-be inductees, Baylor Track and Field coach Clyde Hart and former football great Larry Isbell. The hall of fame will also include a Baylor sports retrospective.

'I'd love for people to come out and view the museum and get a perspective of Texas sports and Baylor sports in particular,' Steve Fallon, executive director of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, said.

As always, students and faculty will be admitted into the Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village for free. The historic village will be open for full viewing from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Historic Waco Foundation's McCulloch House will charge $1 per person admission. The house will also be staffed with volunteer tour guides to answer any questions.

'I'm hoping as many students as possible come out,' said Bruce Lipscombe, Curator of Collections.