Baylor University: Go Bears!

Baylor University

Our visit to the Alamo Bowl champions’ campus, Baylor University, was enjoyable!  The sun was shining brightly and warmly on the day of our visit and it was easy to see why the Baylor campus was so lit up.

The 15,000 students seem to truly enjoy themselves on campus.  The warm weather had students in shorts, playing tennis, studying on the lawn and checking in on Joy and Lady, the live bear mascots in their on campus habitat. The Mascot could have been the Buffalo, Antelope, Frog, Ferret or Bookworm … After seventy years without an official mascot, students in 1914 voted to name the bear the official “Patron Saint of all Baylordom.”If that were not enough, Baylor University is also know for the following:

– Baylor University’s program for apparel merchandising, design and product development has been ranked among the country’s 20 best fashion schools by Fashionista, an influential blog which focuses on trends, events, companies and personalities in the fashion world.

– Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review rank Baylor’s Entrepreneurship Program as No. 3 in the country out of more than 2,000 institutions in its 2011 assessment.

– Baylor is the home of the first campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity

– Dr. Pepper Hour?  A special opportunity for fellowship … In 1953, the director of the Union Building, now the Bill Daniel Student Center, scheduled a special hour each week for students to enjoy a “frosted Dr Pepper” and “talk amongst themselves.”

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit as well as the gorgeous view at the campus! We hope to make another trip back soon.

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