Monday, November 10, 2003


No, not that one. The other Baylor in Texas.

What's that? You didn't KNOW there was another Baylor in Texas? Well, there sure is. And that's where the rest of the Aardvarks are today. Taking a tour of the campus of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Eldest daughter is a Junior this year and so we have begun touring college campuses to (hopefully) weed the list down to just a few (quality, I'm sure) schools. She toured TCU a couple of weeks ago, and since today was a school holiday (teacher in-service, I think) we figured this would be a good time to make the trip to Belton, Texas (sidewalks rolled up at 8 PM sharp!) and visit UMHB.

A couple of things to note. One is that the ratio of women to men at UMHB seems to be in the 6:1 to 4:1 range. For some reason, guys seem to shy away from schools named after women. The bad news is that this makes dating problematic (HER point of view). The good news is this makes dating problematic (OUR point of view). Secondly, there's not much in the way of extra-curricular activities to be found in Belton (population 14,623), so this could be good (as in, no trouble to be gotten into) or bad (as in, let's create our own!). Lastly, this is a Division III school so, while the QUALITY of the teaching is fine, there are some quantitative limits on the number of degree plans available. My daughter was excited to learn that they offer a degree in Church Music (Church Music??? Who knew she was interested in THAT?!?). I was excited to know that they offered a degree in Computer Graphics Design.

Anyway, like I said, we're still real early in the school selection process. At least she doesn't seem interested in A&M. I don't know if I could handle having an Aggie in the family.

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