WBU to bury time capsule from centennial

April 28, 2010  

Wayland Baptist University will re-bury the time capsule opened in 2008 at the kickoff of the school’s centennial celebration on Thursday, April 29, at approximately 5:45 p.m. The burial will follow a cookout picnic for students and employees, but the ceremony itself is open to the public.

The packing will take place inside McClung Center.  The burial will take place outside the Gates Hall administration building in the same place the last capsule was unearthed. That time capsule was buried in 1984 at the close of the school’s 75th anniversary celebration.

The centennial time capsule will include many commemorative items from the centennial celebration as well as many pop culture items, including several pieces of current technology like a USB drive, an MP3 player, digital camera, GPS device and a cell phone. Several Wayland t-shirts and some clothing will give future Wayland students an idea about life at the university in the first decade of the 21st century. Several predictions by students and employees are also included, along with a photo album of all external campus locations and information on their current enrollment and academic offerings. The capsule will be unearthed again in 2058 at the school’s sesquicentennial.