As we prepare for the upcoming holidays much has been going on (and will be) on our several campuses before we take a few blessed days off. I hope that even as busy as you are that you will be able to find a few unrushed moments in which you can sit, relax and enjoy this issue of the Arbor.
This year we had a most memorable Homecoming celebration that included not only the annual induction of six great athletes and coaches into the Athletic Hall of Fame and a gathering of more than 100 former football players in honor of Baker’s 120th year of playing football but also wins by the football team and the women’s and men’s soccer teams.
It’s full steam ahead on all campuses as we march fully toward the middle of the fall semester. It’s also time for the annual Maple Leaf Festival in Baldwin City, which attracts many former Baker students and provides a great time to catch up with everyone.
Ideas for stories in the Arbor come from many sources. If there is something that you would like to know more about or want covered in an upcoming issue, please communicate that to me in one form or another, and I will consider all the ideas I receive.
It’s rare now that I have reached the age of 60+ that I recall with great certainty or clarity any classroom material from my days as a student on the Baldwin City campus. But, this summer while on an extended car trip to the Gulf Coast and farther down into Florida, one of the class subjects that I had studied at Baker came roaring back to mind.
I’d like to announce the Wandering Wildcats 2011 trip—Alaska, June 18-29. See the best of Alaska by land and sea: breathtaking views, dazzling glaciers, spectacular wildlife, unspoiled national parks, and charming ports. And enjoy it all with fellow Wildcats.
May is always one of my favorite months on the Baldwin campus. The beauty of the dogwood and other blooming bushes and trees was spectacular this year and in no small way helped make up for the brutal and decidedly stark nature of the winter.
This month, I feature a story that I couldn’t fit in the other five pages of the Arbor due to the amount of “news-etc.” that we have to relate this month. So without further delay, here’s the exciting news . . . “hot off the press!” Baker names new men’s basketball coach.