Thursday, April 26, 2007

[Off Topic:] Baylor University Pays Tribute to Virginia Tech

As we continue to remember the those affected by the Virginia Tech tragedy, Baylor University has paid tribute to the victims, the friends and family, and the entire Virginia Tech community.

Flags flew half-staff until this past Monday and a moment of silence was held on the day set aside for rememberance. At the end of this moment, the hymn "Amazing Grace" was played from the carillon followed by 32 chimes. A moment of silence was given during the Brothers Under Christ (BYX) Island Party with Switchfoot--and the end of which "Amazing Grace" and the 32 chimes were again played. A Baylor University flag has also been signed by students and faculty and sent to Virginia Tech.

Finally, and most beautifully, the Baylor University's Pat Neff Hall was illuminated in the colors of Virginia Tech University. (See picture above). Pat Neff Hall, which is topped off with a 23-kart gold dome, is illuminated each night. On nights that Baylor wins in athletics the tower is illuminated with a green light.

Baylor University is more than an institute of higher learning--we are a community and a family. On this occasion--the Baylor family reaches out to the Virginia Tech family. Each Baylor Bear is bleeding maroon and orange. We are all Hokies.

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