Dr. Lynne Murray serves as Baker University's 29th president. She assumed office July 1, 2014. An administrative leader who has consistently raised the national and international profiles of educational and nonprofit institutions for more than 20 years, Murray served as vice president of development, alumni and international relations at Gallaudet University, the world’s only university for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Join us in October on the Baldwin City campus as we celebrate our rich history at the inauguration of Baker University's 29th president, Dr. Lynne Murray.
Sunday, Oct. 26
7 p.m. Rice Auditorium | Kevin Mahogany Concert
Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Kevin Mahogany, a 1981 Baker graduate, will return to the Baldwin City campus for a free concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of canned goods, clothing or funds to benefit the Baldwin City Emergency Relief Fund.
Monday, Oct. 27
7:30 a.m. Long Student Center | Good Morning, Baker
Tuesday, Oct. 28
8:30 p.m. Rice Auditorium Lobby | Prelecture Reception
9 p.m. Rice Auditorium | Kopke Lecture
This lecture is held in conjunction with Student Activities Council's Last Lecture.
Thursday, Oct. 30
9:30-10 a.m. Clarice L. Osborne Chapel | Chapel Rededication
Celebrate the sesquicentennial of Osborne Chapel.
10:45 a.m. Outside Rice Auditorium | Inaugural Procession Begins
11 a.m. Rice Auditorium | Inaugural Address
This event also serves as the University's Opening Convocation.
Wildcat Athletic Events
While you're on campus for inaugural activities, you might like to attend one of these sporting events and help cheer on the Wildcats.
Wednesday, Oct. 29
6 p.m. Liston Stadium | Women's soccer vs. Missouri Valley College
8 p.m. Liston Stadium | Men's soccer vs. Missouri Valley College
Thursday, Oct. 30
5:30 p.m. Collins Gym | JV Volleyball vs. Haskell University
7 p.m. Collins Gym | Varsity Volleyball vs. Haskell University
Saturday, Nov. 1
11 a.m. Tent Outside Liston Stadium | Black Out Liston Tailgate
After the tailgate, cheer on the Wildcats against Culver-Stockton. Be sure to wear your black Baker gear. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
6 p.m. Liston Stadium | Women's soccer vs. Central Methodist University
Help us honor our seniors during senior night.
8 p.m. Liston Stadium | Men's soccer vs. Central Methodist University
Help us honor our seniors and celebrate the 25th anniversary of Baker's first HAAC championship.
Lodging & Transportation
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