As the University speeds toward our two commencement weekends, our retiring faculty members will commence new starts and new beginnings at the same time as do our graduating students.
Several months ago, Executive Cabinet members as a group read five books so we could select the single book that would become the “common reading” book for our CAS freshman in the fall of 2012. We have chosen a riveting and true story, and now you can experience a reading assignment just like a current student.
On March 3, Baker hosted its fourth annual Scholarship Auction and Gala, which took a look at Baker – Behind the Scenes. The evening provided entertainment and laughter and raised more money for scholarships than any other single event in Baker’s history.
The Baker University Board of Trustees met in Baldwin City and Overland Park, which included a Faculty Recognition Dinner honoring the accomplishments of the Baker faculty.
Wins and losses are important, but a selfless act by the volleyball team will become the benchmark for student involvement and something the University can take great pride in for many years to come.
As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, much has been happening on our several campuses before we take a few blessed days off. I hope you will be able to find a few unrushed moments in which you can sit quietly and enjoy this issue of the Arbor and all the good things you enjoy in your life.
We have certainly been blessed with a number of good things coming our way over the past few months and years. I hope you will enjoy reading about those and the other articles I have written and assembled for your inspection this month.
The University has been preparing for the November visit by the Higher Learning Commission to obtain accreditation for all of its degree programs. After completing the self-study period, University leaders believe the future of Baker can only be bright.
On the Baldwin City campus and in Topeka at the School of Nursing, excitement abounds as students appear as they have since 1858 (at least in Baldwin City) to begin classes.
The Wandering Wildcats, who recently returned from Alaska, agree that the day they spent at the Hubbard Glacier was nothing less than a one-in-a-million day with flat seas, blue skies and calm winds. All in all, it was a fabulous trip and many new friendships among the group were forged.