University announces Harter Scholars

Rebecca Simkins and Madison Wendt have received the 2013 Harter Scholarships, the University’s most prestigious academic prize. Wendt is the daughter of Baker alumni Mark, ’86, and Shari (Nasseramini), ’90, Wendt.

Sydney Doster

A passion for languages leads to Fulbright Scholarship

Senior Sydney Doster has received a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to teach English in Nepal.


From the Arbor | News for April from Jerry Weakley

While the Baker campuses were blanketed in snow, a few staff members and administrators enjoyed the opportunity to visit alumni and former students and their guests during a series of gatherings in Green Valley, Sun City West and Scottsdale, Ariz., and San Diego and San Francisco, Calif.

Drawing of student union renovation

New student center to be named for Baker president Pat Long

Trustee Susanne Richardson Teel, ’69, will honor President Pat Long’s leadership and commitment to students by naming the renovated student center after her.

Old Castle

BU to be featured in Smithsonian exhibit

Old Castle, Baker’s first building, is among the history to be featured in The Way We Worked exhibit at the Lumberyard Arts Center. The exhibition, which runs through May 5, is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.

2012 Pacemaker Award winners

Baker Orange Online receives national Pacemaker

Baker Orange Online was recognized in November with its first national Pacemaker Award. The award is regarded as the Pulitzer Prize in student journalism.

Jennifer Letner paints a Wildcat on the wall of Collins Gym.

Collins Center gets new look

Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator Jen (Jackson) Letner, ’93, played a major role in sprucing up the Collins Center for the start of the 2012-13 basketball season.

Tulip tree

University honored again as Tree Campus USA

Baker University is a Tree Campus USA for the third year in a row. Baker is the only university or college in Kansas to be recognized with the honor.

Gloria Atanmo, Class of 2013

Atanmo shares Harlaxton experience

Gloria Atanmo, a senior at the College of Arts and Sciences from Phoenix, Ariz., won the Harlaxton Dean’s Award as the outstanding student leader who had the most positive influence on student life at Harlaxton during the fall 2012 semester.

Lauren Amrein, Delta Delta Delta

Senior receives St. Jude Collegiate Ambassador of the Year honor

Lauren Amrein, a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, was honored as the St. Jude Collegiate Ambassador of the Year in January. Amrien is involved in a variety of service projects in the area and honor societies on campus.