Grandparents Weekend Set for March 21-23

March 17, 1997

The Baylor University Institute of Gerontological Studies will host Grandparents Weekend March 21-23 on the Baylor campus.

Baylor students can catch up on lost time with their grandparents throughout the weekend of activities as well as have an opportunity to hear Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. speak. Parents may also attend the weekend.

Dr. Ben Dickerson, director of the Institute of Gerontological Studies, said the weekend gives Baylor the chance to show appreciation to grandparents.

"The purpose of the program is to allow students and faculty to collaborate on a program which benefits the university community and acknowledges the important role of grandparents in the family," Dickerson said.

The weekend will begin with registration from 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the lobby of the Bill Daniel Student Center (SUB). Registration will continue from 7:30-8 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Cashion Building in the Hankamer School of Business. A dessert party will occur at 8 p.m. Friday on the fifth floor of Cashion.

On Saturday, March 22, grandparents will take pictures with their grandchildren at 9 a.m. at the Rufus Burleson statue in the Burleson Quadrangle followed by a tour of the Armstrong-Browning library at 9:30 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., grandparents may enjoy a brunch served in the Barfield Drawing Room of the SUB. President Sloan will speak during the brunch. Baylor students and their grandparents will have dinner at 5:30 p.m. During that time, Dr. Milton Cunningham, university chaplain, will speak followed by a talent show by the Freshman Leadership Organization.

On Sunday, grandparents may attend church services with their grandchildren. Registration for the weekend costs $45 for grandparents and $40 for students.

For more information, contact Melissa Frazier, administrative assistant in the Institute for Gerontological Studies, at 755-1164.

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