Over the years the format of From the Arbor has changed from a one-page black and white newsletter to a colorful multipage PDF. As technology changes, so does the Arbor, which is now a web page on the Baker World alumni website.
This annual event features a silent and a live auction and a fund-a-scholarship program to ensure that Baker’s legacy of excellence continues.
Greetings from the Baldwin City campus! Starting with this issue, I am trying something new and will provide a table of contents for your convenience, so you will know what is inside the downloadable Arbor document.
Now that classes have started on the Baldwin City campus, I enjoy seeing students gather in various locations before and after classes discussing topics that have kept students occupied for generations. And I look forward to the renovations to the Student Union lobby, which will take on an increased load of students visiting with one another.
Baker University’s Greek community actively participates in campus programs, community service and leadership opportunities. Here are highlights from Baker’s fraternities and sororities.
Bill Miller, ’90, made the transition from teacher, football coach and operations director in the Gardner Edgerton School District two years ago to overseeing the facilities at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the 285,000-square-foot facility that hosts nearly a half million visitors and several hundred events a year.
Please join us as we honor Larry Parkin, ’56, who touched every corner of the Baldwin City campus. A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Rice Auditorium. Many students have benefited from his time, expertise, scholarships and financial assistance. His legacy will live on in all the projects he has supported.
This issue of the Arbor is dedicated to the memory of former University first lady Carolyn Lambert, who passed away in July. An innovative educator, Lambert made a significant impact on the University during her years in the Collins House.
Five former Wildcat standouts will be inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 4, with a celebration at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Overland Park, Kan. All Baker alumni and friends are welcome to attend the ceremony.