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For over 150 years students at the first university in Kansas have fully engaged in learning; connected with peers, faculty and staff and developed lifelong relationships.
Baker is a private, liberal arts university that educates students through small classes, innovative instructors and rigorous coursework.
Four schools comprise Baker University: College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing, School of Professional and Graduate Studies.
Alumni include four Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, entrepreneurs, educators, nurses, writers, artists, doctors, explorers and trendsetters who have shaped our world.
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Baker University Calendar
- Sun, Jul 28, 2013 02:30 PM
- Rice Auditorium - Baldwin City
- Fine Arts & Theatre Events
Join us for the performance of "Once on This Island" on Sunday, July 28. Area high school students arrive on campus July 21st for seven days of hard work, fun and excitement as they help bring a Broadway musical to the Baker University stage. Broadway at Baker is a partnership between the University and Music Theatre for Young People. Tickets: $8/adults, $5/seniors & children under 12. Call 785-594-8478 to reserve tickets!
July 21-28 | Once on this Island
Once on this Island is a contemporary, Caribbean-flavored musical by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based upon the book My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.
Once on this Island is the highly original and theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale The Little Mermaid. In almost nonstop song and dance, the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.
- Rice Auditorium
- 404 8th St.
- Baldwin City
Built in 1955 and renovated in 1983, Rice Auditorium is the venue used by most of Baker’s visiting lecturers and performing artists. Rice is also the stage for Baker’s largest plays, performed and directed by the Theatre Department. The Music Department also utilizes Rice Auditorium to perform a variety of concerts. The auditorium, which seats approximately 880 people, is a great location that hosts a variety of intellectual and enjoyable events for students and the communities near Baldwin City. Rice Auditorium is handicap accessible.