The following students were named to Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education undergraduate dean’s list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the spring 2015 semester:
Kaleb Berry became the first Kauffman Foundation Scholar to graduate from Baker University during commencement ceremonies on Sunday. The Kansas City, Kansas, native earned a Bachelor of Science degree while majoring in computer science.
Two years after receiving a bachelor’s degree as an art major from Baker University, Brittni Sayers will cross the commencement stage once again at the Collins Center — this time as a nursing graduate with a job already secured.
Baker faculty are known for leading innovative programs. Led by Associate Professor of Sociology Jake Bucher, Class of 2002, Baker University’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at the Topeka Correctional Facility received media attention from the Kansas City Star and KSNT-TV in Topeka. The program recently celebrated its 100th graduate.
Baker University will honor more than 300 undergraduates and 180 graduate students at three commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.
Known for being instrumental in creating a community that promotes diversity and well-being of students on the Baldwin City campus, Baker University senior Alexia Nyoni was recently presented the David Merchant International Student Award for Achievement. The award honors one international student who demonstrates exceptional accomplishments in the areas of scholarship and service.
Two Baker University alumni who serve as Baker Trustees — Gordon Lansford and Brandon Scarborough — were recently recognized by Kansas City publications for their contributions in the KC business community.
Doctoral student Pam Turner and Bachelor of Business Administration student Barbie Brooks persevered to earn their degrees from Baker University, which will be celebrating nearly 300 undergraduates and 180 graduates the next two weekends at commencement.
Baker University celebrated the following academic and athletic award winners for the 2014-2015 academic year on Wednesday during Dialogos, a presentation of undergraduate work, on the Baldwin City campus.
Baker University student senate president Rachel Haley, a senior from Lawrence, Kansas, has been selected to participate as a student lobbyist for the 2015 Fraternity and Sorority Congressional Visits April 26-30 in Washington, D.C.
Baker University greek organizations have announced the winners of Greek Week 2015.
The Baker Orange won the All-Kansas Award as the state’s top private college newspaper during the Kansas Collegiate Media spring conference April 12-13 in Wichita, Kansas. It marked the 16th time in 18 years the Orange received the All-Kansas honor.
Baker University doctoral student Seth Kastle is receiving national attention for his new children’s book geared toward military families whose fathers battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, “Why Is Dad So Mad?” It is a narrative told from a family’s point of view of a service member who struggles with PTSD to better explain the symptoms to children.
William Miller, director of research in biology, and Baker University have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for $286,285 over three years to conduct the “Tardigrades and Wheel Chairs in the Canopy” Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
Three Baker University student journalists and the editorial board advanced to the Society of Professional Journalists national competition.
A photography exhibit, “A Decade Covering the Campus Community,” featuring images taken by Baker University public relations director Steve Rottinghaus in the past 10 years, will be on display April 1 through May 17 at Holt-Russell Gallery on Baker’s Baldwin City campus.