While most Baylor students are hunkering down to study for final exams, there will be plenty of reason to get out of the library leading up to the holidays.
Baylor is hosting several Christmas related events over the course of the next few days, including a to-scale model train exhibition, a traditional retelling of the story of Christ and a guest appearance by Santa Claus.
The Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village will reopen to the public May 12 after two years of renovations, according to university sources.
Students interested in serving the Waco community can do so by volunteering at the Physics Circus in the Mayborn Museum Complex until Friday.
Baylor honored Dallas residents John and Marie Chiles with the 2011 Baylor Founders Medal for their generosity Monday. President Ken Starr spoke at the celebrations, which were held during Chapel sessions.
In addition to the traditional events of Parents Weekend, such as Parent-Faculty Coffee and After Dark, Baylor Chamber of Commerce is introducing a new event, Exploring Waco, which is aimed at getting parents out into the Waco community.
For those students who choose to enroll in summer classes or those that simply choose to remain in Waco for the summer, several overlooked activities can fill the void of free time.
Baylor’s Xi Sigma chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity members, who serve as mentors to Waco youth, hope to expand their mentoring relationships by also having mentors of their own among Baylor faculty and staff.
J.H. Hines Elementary School students walked hand-in-hand with their volunteers through the Mayborn Museum Complex, sprawled on the floor as they drew pictures of artifacts and got a chance to apply their reading and writing skills in a new way last week.
The ability to go to a museum and enjoy the exhibits, being able to walk into an emergency room and explain an illness or injury, going to a movie for pleasure, the safety net of an emergency phone in an elevator — these are all things most people are able to do with ease, and often take for granted.
Progress is important to Dr. Lewis Lummer, lecturer of communication sciences and disorders, and he has plans to bring it about, if only others will listen.