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Friday, 28 March 2014 12:37

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Register

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Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:26

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Auction

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Place your bid on a high valued item at the Wildcat Classic Auction. The auction takes place immediately following golf in the spacious Members Clubhouse. Guests will have a chance to participate in silent and live auction bidding.

Donations are encouraged. Do you have an item that you would like to give to the auction? If so, contact Doug Barth at 785.594.4799 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Auction Items
Items coming soon!

Thursday, 27 March 2014 09:41

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Contact

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Pics3Doug Barth '91
Director of Alumni & Corporate Relations
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Pics2Andrew Patch '09
Assistant Director of Athletics - Operations
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Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:44

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Friday, May 16th
Alvamar Country Club

1809 Crossgate Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

Let your hair down and join us on Friday, May 16th because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! This special event is open to female alumni and friends of Baker University. Our guests will enjoy a day that’s designed just for the ladies. Sip on your favorite beverage while you indulge in some shopping, pampering, & wine tasting. The day will feature a talented guest speaker and Baker alumna, Jennifer Johnson ‘94. Then 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.

9:30 – 11am:

-          Registration

-          Social time

-          Massage & Pampering

-          Pastries, Coffee Bar, Beverages

-          Vendors/Shopping

11 – 11:30am

-          Guest Speaker: Jennifer Johnson

11:30 – Noon

-          Wine & Cocktail Tasting

-          Food Pairing

Noon – 2pm

-          Lunch

-          Silent/Live Auction


Guest Speaker

Jennifer Johnson ‘94 currently serves as the Director of Marketing for the Young Survival Coalition which is the Nordiespremier global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Jennifer is a co-author of the book, Nordie’s at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Women “Too Young” For Breast Cancer.


After finding a lump in her breast, Jennifer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 at the age of twenty-seven while five months pregnant with her first child. She subsequently underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy during the pregnancy. The day following her last chemotherapy treatment, she delivered a healthy baby boy. Proving that life does go on after a breast cancer diagnosis, she and her husband, Matt, welcomed a daughter in April 2003. Jennifer continues to celebrate life cancer-free.


Entry Includes
- $35 Per Person
- 2 Beverage Tickets
- Lunch Buffet
- Wine Tasting w/ Food Pairing
- Door Prizes
- Chair Massage, Hand Exfoliation, & Paraffin Wax
- Shopping (Auction & Vendors)
- Coffee & Donuts
- Register NOW!

Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:10

Wildcat Spotlight

Our Baker Athletes have experienced tremendous amounts of success both on and off the playing field. The Wildcat Spotlight is designed to help showcase how are Wildcats are pursuing excellence in all aspects of life.

Monday, 06 January 2014 11:58

Event Promotions

Event Promotions

Join us throughout the 2014 Spring semester for some exciting promotions. Bobbleheads, foam fingers, and more! Refer to the below schedule for all updates and revisions to our promotional events. Go Wildcats!

Date Opponent Event Promotion In-Game Contest
 1/11/14 Culver-Stockton

Basketball Foam Finger Night
MBB 25 Year Reunion

WBB: Half Court Challenge
Bob Fisher World Record Attempt (most free throws in one minute)

 1/18/14 Evangel Basketball Foam Finger Night

WBB: Kids Clinic Performance
MBB: Half Court Challenge

 1/25/14 Missouri Valley  Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer

WBB: Shooting Down Cancer Contest
MBB: Shooting Down Cancer Contest

 1/28/14 Hannibal-LaGrange Wrestling Dual Foam Finger Night  
 1/30/14 Central Baptist (Senior Night)

Wrestling Dual Foam Finger Night
Foam Finger Drawing for Adidas Prize Pack

 1/31/14 Blood Drive (Mabee Gym) American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive Baker Athletics Adidas T-Shirt Give Away
 2/1/14 Central Methodist Basketball Bobble Head Day sponsored by Admissions

WBB: 35 second challenge
MBB: 35 second challenge

2/8/14 Graceland Basketball Baldwin Youth Night

WBB: Half Court Challenge
MBB: Half Court Challenge

2/13/14 Benedictine Basketball Greek Night/Bobble Head Night

WBB: 35 second challenge
MBB: 35 second challenge

2/20/14 Avila Basketball Bobble Head Night sponsored by Admissions

WBB: 35 second challenge
MBB: 35 second challenge

2/25/14 Sterling College Baseball  
2/27/14 Peru State (Senior Night)

Basketball Foam Finger Night
Foam Finger Drawing for Adidas Prize Pack

WBB: 35 second challenge
MBB: 35 second challenge

2/28/14 Midland University Baseball  
3/1/14 Midland University Baseball Sunflower Seed Game  
3/11/14 William Woods University Softball Sunflower Seed Game Homerun Derby
3/12/14 Park University Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
3/19/14 Missouri Valley  Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
3/22/14 Graceland Softball Bobble Head Game sponsored by Admissions Homerun Derby
3/22/14 Graceland Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
3/29/14 Briar Cliff University Softball Homerun Derby
4/1/14 Peru State College Softball Foam Finger Day Homerun Derby
4/2/14 William Penn University Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/9/14 St. Mary's College Baseball Bobble Head Day WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/11/14 Mid America Nazarene Baseball Foam Finger Day WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/12/14 Central Methodist University Softball Homerun Derby
4/12/14 Mid America Nazarene  Baseball Sunflower Seed Game WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/18/14 Peru State College Baseball Sunflower Seed Game WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/19/14 Peru State College (Senior Night) Baseball WOWzer Baserun Challenge
4/21/14 Benedictine University (Senior Night)  Softball

Homerun Derby


**Promotion Details** 
Foam Finger Day/Night

-Must be wearing Baker apparel
-While supplies last
-One per person
-Will be distributed starting at halftime of the women's game

Bring your foam finger with you to future foam finger events to be entered into a final drawing at the end of the wrestling and basketball seasons. Baker Athletics Adidas Prize Pack (duffel bag, t-shirts, gatorade bottles, etc...)
Bobble Head Night

-Must be wearing Baker apparel
-While supplies last
-One per person
-Will be distributed starting at halftime of the women's game

Sunflower Seed Game

-Must be wearing Baker apparel
-While supplies last

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 12:43

Wildcat Spotlight

Our Baker athletes have experienced tremendous amounts of success both on and off the playing field. The Wildcat Spotlight showcases how our Wildcats are pursuing excellence in all aspects of life.

Monday, 01 July 2013 12:09

Athletic Director's Office Intern

Athletic Director's Office Intern

Start Date: August (Fall Semester), January (Spring Semester)
End Date: December (Fall Semester), May (Spring Semester)
Duration: 5 Months
Hours Per Week: 40
Compensation: Credit towards undergraduate or graduate degree program. Meal stipend.
Openings: Multiple positions offered during fall and spring semesters
Application Due Date: July 15th for fall interns; November 15th for spring interns


- Enthusiasm to grow and develop as a member of a professional organization.
- Outstanding communication skills and ability to follow directions.
- Must manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.
- Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
- Uphold confidentiality and privacy agreements set in place by Baker University.
- Evening and weekend hours will apply.
- Interest in athletics administration at the NAIA, NCAA, or NJCAA level.

Job Description

- Provide support to the daily endeavors of the Athletics Department.
- Assist Athletics staff members in various projects throughout the semester.
- Oversee and contribute to all areas of athletics including but not limited to: Game Operations, Administrative Assistance, Sports Information, Fundraising, Marketing, Ticket Sales, Facility Management, etc.
- Completion of daily and weekly intern curriculum deliverables.
- Commitment to professional growth and development activities.
- Various projects assigned by members of the Athletics staff.

To Apply:

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Monday, 01 July 2013 10:40

Baker Athletics Internship

Baker Athletics Internship Program

The Baker Department of Athletics is committed to offering a meaningful internship experience to qualified candidates. A Baker internship prepares future administrators with the skills needed to perform in a professional setting while gaining knowledge in all areas of athletics. Interns have served as tremendous resources to the Athletics Department and actively contribute to the success of our program.

In many cases, inters are able to earn credit towards their undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Most internships coincide with the academic year, but there are instances when summer interns are needed. The fall and spring semesters are typically 5 month durations, provide at least 40 hours per weeks, and recognize holidays and institutional breaks.

Career development is a large component of a Baker internship. Not only do interns have the opportunity to add a wide variety of experience to their resume, but they also receive mentorship to ensure they are prepared to enter the professional world.

Our interns have served as tremendous resources for the Athletics Department and many former interns have gone on to become successful in collegiate and professional athletics.

What They're Saying...

"My internship at Baker prepared me for a career in athletics because it gave me insight into every area of an athletic department. I was involved with ticket sales, promotions, compliance, facilities management, and interacting with every team's coaching staff at Baker. I think this has given me an understanding of how each department works, and because of this, I can better communicate and coordinate with each department here at Marquette. I also think this is what sets an internship at Baker apart from other internships. The exposure you get to each department is great, and was helpful in deciding which aspect of athletics I enjoyed, and which department I would like to pursue a career in."

- Patrick Salsbury, 2012 Intern
Current: Ticket Office Assistant
Marquette Athletics

"My experience with Baker Athletics was the launching point of my career in collegiate athletics. The administrators in the department immersed me in several different advancement opportunities that ranged from facilities management and game operations to marketing and student services. Baker Athletics is a highly collaborative department that encourages interns to take active leadership roles and to make confident decisions.

My experience was unique in that I was given the lead to revitalize the hall of fame rotunda in Collins Gymnasium. This task brought me out of my comfort zone at times, but helped me develop as a professional and as a person. Throughout the entire internship, Andrew acted as a mentor to me and we regularly engaged in "knowledge transfer" sessions. During these knowledge transfers we discussed different issues an athletic administrator is faced with and he answered any questions I had. This one-one-one time was invaluable, as it not only gave me more practical knowledge in athletics but my ability to critically evaluate situations also drastically improved.

I can confidently say that the short time I spent interning at Baker Athletics has been the most impactful experience of my professional life. Even after my internship had ended, Theresa and Andrew still met with me regularly to discuss my career ambitions and ensure that I was ready for the next step in my professional career. The connections I made with Baker Athletics administrators and the experiences I was involved in during my internship is what led to my job at the NAIA. It is the department's willingness to go the extra mile for their interns, as well as the collaborative environment that make this internship the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to work in athletics."

- Nathan Byarlay, 2012 Intern
Current: Champions Intern
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

"Baker Athletics was a well-rounded experience that gave me skills that are invaluable in the field of sports. Interns at Baker have the opportunity to be part of all aspects of the athletics department. I'm convinced that my future success in sport or business will be directly contributed to my time at Baker. If you have the wonderful opportunity to work here, be sure to be ready to work hard and you will receive experiences and relationships that will last a lifetime!"

- Tim Giblin, 2010 Intern
Current: Graduate Assistant - Facility/Events
Kansas Athletics Inc.

For more information and application details, please select from the following links:

Athletic Director's Office

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 04:16

Where Are They Now?

Baker Athletics explores what Wildcat alumni have been up to since their glory days as a BU student-athlete. In this feature, we catch up with Jodi Akers. A 1991 graduate who cheered and ran track for the Wildcats, Akers currently resides in Chicago where she is the Vice President at LaSalle Investment Management.

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