Baldwin City travel tips, Baker grad and professor named associate dean of School of Professional and Graduate Studies, and more in the midsummer edition of the Arbor.

Mike Ellis, a 1984 Baker graduate and advocate for people with disabilities, was honored on Monday, July 27, as a Champion of Change by the White House in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The event celebrated the success of the ADA and honored advocates who are working to uphold and expand the spirit of the ADA.


PBS films Baker profile for series, Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015 announced, Osborne Chapel sanctuary named for Dr. Lambert and more in the summer edition of the Arbor.

Carly Berblinger, Rachel Haley, Jacob Mogle and Dustin Turner received Outstanding Senior awards for their superior achievement in the fields of academics, leadership, service, co-curricular activities and off-campus educational opportunities.

Two May Baker University graduates, known for their strong academic commitment, were recognized as 2015 Fran Jabara Leadership Award recipients during spring commencement ceremonies on May 17 at the Collins Center.

Known for inspiring students inside and outside the classroom, Alan Grant was awarded Baker University’s prestigious Jennie Howell Kopke and Verda R. Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching on Sunday, May 17, during commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center.

Baker University’s School of Nursing dean’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the spring 2015 semester.

The following students were named to Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education undergraduate dean’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the spring 2015 semester:

Kaleb Berry became the first Kauffman Foundation Scholar to graduate from Baker University during commencement ceremonies on Sunday. The Kansas City, Kansas, native earned a Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in computer science.

Two years after receiving a bachelor’s degree as an art major from Baker University, Brittni Sayers will cross the commencement stage once again at the Collins Center — this time as a nursing graduate with a job already secured. 

Baker University will honor more than 300 undergraduates and 180 graduate students at three commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.

Known for being instrumental in creating a community that promotes diversity and well-being of students on the Baldwin City campus, Baker University senior Alexia Nyoni was recently presented the David Merchant International Student Award for Achievement. The award honors one international student who demonstrates exceptional accomplishments in the areas of scholarship and service.

Osborne Chapel to be rededicated in celebration of 150th year, Alumni Weekend coming up, shedding a little light on campus matter from 1916, and more in the May edition of the Arbor.

Two Baker University alumni who serve as Baker Trustees — Gordon Lansford and Brandon Scarborough — were recently recognized by Kansas City publications for their contributions in the KC business community.

Doctoral student Pam Turner and Bachelor of Business Administration student Barbie Brooks persevered to earn their degrees from Baker University, which will be celebrating nearly 300 undergraduates and 180 graduates the next two weekends at commencement.

Baker University celebrated the following academic and athletic award winners for the 2014-2015 academic year on Wednesday during Dialogos, a presentation of undergraduate work, on the Baldwin City campus.

Baker University student senate president Rachel Haley, a senior from Lawrence, Kansas, has been selected to participate as a student lobbyist for the 2015 Fraternity and Sorority Congressional Visits April 26-30 in Washington, D.C.

The Baker Orange won the All-Kansas Award as the state’s top private college newspaper during the Kansas Collegiate Media spring conference April 12-13 in Wichita, Kansas. It marked the 16th time in 18 years the Orange received the All-Kansas honor.

Baker University doctoral student Seth Kastle is receiving national attention for his new children’s book geared toward military families whose fathers battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, “Why Is Dad So Mad?” It is a narrative told from a family’s point of view of a service member who struggles with PTSD to better explain the symptoms to children.

William Miller, director of research in biology, and Baker University have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for $286,285 over three years to conduct the “Tardigrades and Wheel Chairs in the Canopy” Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

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