Alumni Weekend | May 16-18
New Events for Friday Night
We are shaking things up this year. You made suggestions and we listened. You told us you’re mostly interested in visiting with your classmates and less interested in doing that over a dinner. So, instead of the traditional Reunion Dinner on Friday night, we’ve created the Alumni Weekend Friday Night Social, a much more casual gathering at the popular Sports Cave Bar & Grill in Overland Park. Learn more and register.
We have also changed the format of the Golden Alumni Reunion and Alumni Award Recognition Dinner. This event is reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1964 or earlier—and their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1964 and honor our Alumni Award recipients. Learn more and register.
For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@bakerU.edu or 888.781.2586.
Friday, May 16
Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament
Alvamar Public and Private Golf Courses, 1809 Crossgate Drive, Lawrence
Hit the links with other Baker alums to show off your swing and compete for the coveted Wildcat Classic trophy. All talent levels are welcomed, and this year’s tournament is anticipated to be our largest yet. All proceeds benefit Baker student-athletes.
7 a.m. | Registration, coffee and doughnuts
8 a.m. | Four-person scramble
Lunch, awards and auction immediately following golf
For more information, please contact the Alumni Office at doug.barth@bakerU.edu or 888.781.2586.
Early-Bird Special | $140 per golfer
After April 16 | $150 per golfer
30 Years and Younger | $125* per golfer
65 Years and Older | $125* per golfter
*You must be 30 years old or younger or be 65 or older on May 16, 2014.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Alvamar Public and Private Golf Courses, 1809 Crossgate Drive, Lawrence
A day of fun, food and fab, this special event is open to women, both alumnae and friends of Baker. Sip on your favorite beverage while you indulge in shopping, pampering and wine tasting. The day features a talented guest speaker and Baker alumna, Jennifer (Kinard) Johnson, ’94, director of marketing for the Young Survival Coalition, which is the premier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
All guests will join the participants of the Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament for a fabulous lunch buffet and auction. All proceeds benefit Baker student-athletes.
School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
7:30 p.m. | Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka
School of Nursing graduates and their friends and family are invited.
Indian Hills Country Club, 6847 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills, Kan.
This event is reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1964 or earlier—and their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1964. If you have already received your medallion, be sure to wear it to the dinner. We will also honor our Alumni Award recipients.
Tickets | $40 per person
- 5 p.m. | Medallion presentation to the Class of 1964
Graduates of the class of 1964 and their guests are welcome.
- 6 p.m. | Reception
- 7 p.m. | Dinner & Alumni Awards for Family of the Year, Alumni Citation, Honorary Alumni, and Education Wall of Honor and the Grace Irwin Award
8 p.m. | Sports Cave Bar & Grill, 11440 W. 135th St., Overland Park, Kan. (Owned by Baker alumnus Donnie Hornberger, ’99)
You asked for it, so here it is: a casual gathering featuring tons of FREE appetizers for you and your classmates to enjoy while you catch up on the good old days. Whether you’re celebrating your 30th class reunion or your third, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with other Baker alumni. Wear your orange Baker gear, encourage your classmates to join you, and please RSVP so we have an idea how many of you to expect.
Saturday, May 17
9 – 10:30 a.m. | Student Union Lobby
Walking tours or vans available
Reservations required: alumni@bakerU.edu or 888.781.2586
Alpha Delta Sigma Ceremony
10:30 a.m. | McKibben Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building
Contact Jean Johnson for more information: jean.johnson@bakerU.edu
All alumni and their families are invited to the Dining Hall and Harter Plaza for lunch. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. To welcome new members to the Alumni Association, we are inviting seniors who will graduate the following day and their families to join us. Lunch is FREE for graduating seniors.
- Noon | Luncheon, Pinnacle Award announcement and Student Union dedication
- 12:30 p.m. | Welcome Class of 2014
- 1:30 p.m. | Class photos: Classes of 1944, ’49, ’54, ’59, ’64, ’69, ’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, ’09, and 2014 | Parmenter Hall steps
Lots of fun family activities are in the works. Details will be available soon.
Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony
2 p.m. | Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel
Couples who met at Baker, were married at the Chapel, or had their wedding ceremony officiated by the Rev. Ira DeSpain are invited to attend. Cake and punch will be served after the ceremony.
Please RSVP to Steve Rottinghaus, public relations director, at srottinghaus@bakerU.edu.
50-Year Class Social
2:30 – 4 p.m.| Student Union coffee bar
Relive your Baker memories and enjoy free appetizers.
Open House Farewell to Dr. Long
4 p.m. | Student Union coffee bar
Everyone is invited!
All-Greek Campus Photo
4:30 p.m. | Steps of Parmenter Hall
Greek House Reunions (STAG)
6 p.m. | Meetings and dinners
6 – 11 p.m.
- The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin City
- The Salt Mine, 301 Ames, Baldwin City ($5 cover charge)
Sunday, May 18
9:30 a.m. | Baldwin First United Methodist Church
10:45 a.m. | Student Union Dining Hall | $8 per person
Register at alumni@bakerU.edu or call 888.781.2586
Class of 1964 Prepares for Commencement March
Noon | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center
1 p.m. | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center
Undergraduate degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences,
School of Nursing, School of Education
Immediately following commencement ceremony | Tent north of Collins Center
We will honor graduates and their families and friends. Rain location: Student Union.
More Information & Registration
Alumni Office at alumni@bakerU.edu or 888.781.2586.