Baldwin City, Kan. — A photography exhibit, “A Decade Covering the Campus Community,” featuring images taken by Baker University public relations director Steve Rottinghaus in the past 10 years, will be on display April 1 through May 17 at Holt-Russell Gallery on Baker’s Baldwin City campus. It will open at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Baker's Greek community is active in the classroom, on campus and in their communities.
Retired from a career as an accountant, financial planner, controller and insurance adviser, Mike Farmer, BS ’69, is dedicated to serving God and loving his people through prison ministry.
The Student Veterans Organization assists Baker University students make the transition from military service to a successful college experience, assists students in the Guard/Reserves to continue their military service while reaching the goal of a college degree, and supports military members’ family.
John Musgrave’s “Notes to the Man Who Shot Me: Vietnam Poems,” now in its ninth printing, has received attention throughout the years. The raw, emotional poetry was noticed by Ken Burns, a director and producer well known for his documentary films. PBS announced a couple of years ago production plans for a series about the history and meaning of the Vietnam War. According to PBS, the series, slated for release in 2016, will explore the military, political, cultural, social and human dimensions of what has been called “the war of lost illusions.”
Baker University's dedicated faculty and staff are active in their professional organizations and communities.
Eight faculty members on the Baldwin City campus — Molly (Hunt) Anderson, BS ’99; Michael Barbush, BS ’78; Jake Bucher, BA ’02; Martha (West) Harris, BS ’79;
Gary Irick, BS ’79; Scott Kimball, BA ’99; Robyn Long, BS ’00; and Darcy Russell, BS ’80 — studied at Baker and teach at their alma mater.
Seniors Abbey Elsbernd and Brandon Haefke, both scheduled to graduate in May, are the latest in the long line of Baker students ready to embark on a science career. Both were admitted in the fall as “early decision” selections to the University of Kansas School of Medicine, which requires the students to have high scores on the MCAT as well as high grade-point averages.
Baker University’s student-run radio station and television stations, KNBU-FM and KNBU-TV, won four awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the annual student awards competition, going against colleges and universities of all sizes in the state.
Jacob Bucher, associate professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice for Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies, has been selected as the Topeka (Kan.) Correctional Facility Volunteer of the Year for his role in the Inside-Out Exchange Program.