Lighting the Way since 1953  
Centennial brings celebrations

By Stephanie Wright/Assistanct Editor

     As February arrives, a plethora of Homecoming events come with it as Wayland Baptist University celebrates its Centennial.
      The theme for Homecoming this year is “Dreams to Reality,” a reminder to us all of how Wayland started as a dream by Dr. J.H. Wayland and area Baptist churches. They could have never imagined how one little dream could turn into such an amazing reality and even more.
      Wayland boasts such accomplishments as being the oldest university in the High Plains of Texas in continued existence as well as the first four-year liberal arts college in the former Confederate South to voluntarily integrate.
      To celebrate its exciting past, Wayland is hosting many events to commemorate as well as show off the amazing students and talent this school has. Here are just a few of the events going on in February:
Feb. 6: deadline for Homecoming Queen applications
Feb. 21: Talent Show
Feb. 22: Homecoming Chapel and Banquet
Feb. 23: tailgate party at noon with free sausage wraps; Pioneer Baseball vs. Mid-American Christian at 1 p.m.; Flying Queens vs. Mid American Christian at 2 p.m.; Pioneer basketball vs. Mid American Christian at 4 p.m. with crowning of Homecoming Queen at halftime
      The Theatre Department will also be putting on a Homecoming production of Proof Feb. 21-23 at 8 p.m.
      With such an amazing heritage and many wonderful years to come, Wayland invites students, faculty and alumni to come together to celebrate its first 100 years of providing a “degree of difference,” as well as the next hundred.