Thursday, 26 February 2015 00:00

Theater production to open on March 5

Baker University’s next student theater production, the musical “Working” from the book by Studs Terkel and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, will open on March 5 at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Performance times are 7:30 p.m., March 5-7, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 8. Admission is free.

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Tree Campus USAforwebThe Arbor Day Foundation has announced that Baker University is a Tree Campus USA this year for its commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. The first university in Kansas to be recognized with the distinction, Baker has been honored five consecutive years by the foundation.

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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 00:00

Seniors named Teachers of Promise

Teachers of PromiseforwebBaker University seniors Samantha Wright, Baldwin City, Kan., and Hannah Geenens, Stilwell, Kan., were recognized as Teachers of Promise during the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network awards reception on Friday, Feb. 20, in Topeka.

 

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Emerging LeadersTwenty-eight freshmen and seven student facilitators participated during the weekend in Baker University’s annual Emerging Leaders Summit at Camp Chippewa in Ottawa, Kan.

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Carly Berblinger, a senior sociology and English major from Buhler, Kan., has had poetry accepted by the national editorial staff of The Rectangle, a creative writing magazine published annually by Sigma Tau Delta, the international undergraduate honor society for English.

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Feb. 19, 2015
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Eighty-one Baker University students have been recognized by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.Baker arch1

The students were honored for their grade-point average, campus involvement and leadership as well as personification of Baker's mission and vision.

Here are the Baker students recognized:

Ryan Akin, Sedalia, Mo.; Jacqueline Albin, Wakeeney, Kan.; Zach Aldrich, Topeka, Kan.; Morgan Banning, Lawrence, Kan. Taylor Baum, Overland Park, Kan.; Kelli Bauman, Sabetha, Kan. Kimberly Beauchamp, Pomona, Kan.; Olivia Beins, Baldwin City, Kan.; Preston Beiser, Leawood, Kan.; Carly Berblinger, Buhler, Kan.; Courtney Boedeker, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Shannon Bond, Olathe, Kan.; Callie Brabender, Lawrence, Kan.; Kacee Britton, Sterling, Kan.; Laura Bynum, Kansas City, Kan.; Danielle Carlson, Olathe, Kan.; Clinton Chapman, Baldwin City, Kan.; Taylor Chase, Littleton, Kan.; Cooper Clark, Haysville, Kan.; Megan Clark, Holton, Kan.; Tanner Clark, Holton, Kan.; Amanda Conrade, Topeka, Kan.; Michelle Critchfield, Hesston, Kan.; Andrew Dare, Olathe, Kan.; Allison Davis, Waukee, Iowa; Adriane Dick, Lawrence, Kan.; Abbey Elsbernd, Andover, Kan.; Danielle French, Overland Park, Kan.; Aaron Greenbaum, Prairie Village, Kan.; Brandon Haefke, Holton, Kan.; Rachel Haley, Lawrence, Kan.; Ethan Hays, Smithville, Kan.; Gunnar Hays, Prairie View, Kan.; Aaron Howard, Raymore, Mo.; Eero Johnson, Olathe, Kan.; Lesley Johnson, Shawnee, Kan.; Sydney Johnston, Overland Park, Kan.; Hannah Jordan, Leavenworth, Kan.; Melissa Kinzer, Olathe, Kan.; Sarah Lambert, Belton, Mo.; Michael Lisher, Lawrence, Kan.; Emily Liston, Overland Park, Kan.; Lindsey Mateer, Spring Hill, Kan.; Jordan Miller, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Natalie Minchow, South Bend, Neb.; Jacob Mogle, Columbus, Kan.; Jamison Montes de Oca, Lawrence, Kan.; Andrew Morgan, Baldwin City, Kan.; Hayley Morrical, Lindsborg, Kan.; Sarah Mullins, Atchison, Kan.;

Mallorie Nelson, Paola, Kan.; Katelyn Palmer, Oakland, Iowa; Chad Phillips, Wichita, Kan.; Andrew Poindexter, Raymore, Mo.; Megan Pontius, Overland Park, Kan.; Jordan Queen, Derby, Kan.; Darrell Randall, Overland Park, Kan.; John Robbs, Baldwin City, Kan.; MacKenzie Sammons, Wellsville, Kan.; Richard Schacher, Harrisonville, Kan.; Samantha Schroeder, Olathe, Kan.; Caylea Siler, Bonner Springs, Kan.; Ericka Simpson, Spring Hill, Kan.; Lynae Soderholm, Alma, Neb.; Benjamin Sobek, Olathe, Kan.; Steven Stendebach, Olathe, Kan.; Mallory Stewart, Lawrence, Kan.; Kaitlyn Stout, Olathe, Kan.; Collin Studer, Wathena, Kan.; Katherine Stueve, Gardner, Kan.; Daniel Sumler, Anderson, Mo.; Emma Tinsley, Shawnee, Kan.; Dustin Turner, Overbrook, Kan.; Gavin Webster, Independence, Kan.; Madison Wendt, Chanute, Kan.; Jess Westmoreland, Hutchinson, Kan.; Audrey Willis, Olathe, Kan.; Jessie Wilson, Independence, Kan.; Taylor Winkler, Overland Park, Kan.; Heather Wright, Independence, Kan.; and
Hillary Yoder, Lawrence, Kan.

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Feb. 18, 2015
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Nine musicians from the Baker University Symphonic Winds will perform with the Kansas Intercollegiate Band at the annual Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop Friday, Feb. 27, at Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kan.Baker musicians

The following students will represent Baker: Aubrey Eicher, flute, Topeka, Kan.; Lora Finley, alto sax, Altamont, Kan.; Chelsey Mann, clarinet, St. Joseph, Mo.; Jacob Neiman, tuba, Topeka, Kan.; Dante Simmons, trombone, Sublette, Kan.; Steven Stendebach, baritone sax, Olathe, Kan.; Bailey Stines, clarinet, Edgerton, Kan.; Mike Sturm, trombone, Eudora, Kan.; and Ian Calkins, trombone, Shawnee, Kan. They will rehearse with other collegiate musicians from across the state for two days before performing a concert at 2:45 p.m. in the Century II Concert Hall.

As part of the workshop, the Baker University Alumni Office and the Department of Music and Theatre will host an alumni reception from 5 to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in Room 101 of Century II. The event will honor Ray James, Baker’s recently retired band director, who is slated to be inducted into the Kansas Music Educators’ Hall of Fame. Gretchen (Buehler) Bixler, a 1991 Baker graduate, will be recognized as a candidate for KMEA President-Elect.

James will be introduced with Arthur Jay Steinberg, the other Class of 2015 KMEA Hall of Fame inductee, at the KMEA Presidents’ Concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Century II Concert Hall, which will feature a performance by the Boston Brass. His formal induction will be held at 10 a.m., Feb. 28, at the in the Mary Jane Teal Theater. For more information about the conference, go to www.ksmea.org.

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Sunday, 08 February 2015 00:00

Kansas Private College Week Feb. 9-13

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Feb. 8, 2015
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Baldwin City, Kan. — The week of Feb. 9-13 has been declared as Kansas Private College Week throughout the state by Gov. Sam Brownback. The proclamation urges "all citizens to join in this observance by recognizing the important contributions of private college in the state."Baker-arch1

Baker, founded in 1858 and the first university in Kansas, is one of 18 member institutions of the Kansas Independent College Association. The others are Friends University and Newman University (both in Wichita); Bethel College and Hesston College (both in Harvey County); Tabor College (Hillsboro); Central Christian College and McPherson College (both in McPherson); Benedictine College (Atchison); Bethany College (Lindsborg); Donnelly College (Kansas City); Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina); Manhattan Christian College; MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe); Ottawa University; Southwestern College (Winfield); Sterling College; and University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth).

More than 22,000 students from across the nation enroll each year for undergraduate or graduate study at one of Kansas' private colleges, which award 20 percent of bachelor's degrees and 30 percent of master's degrees in the state.

Kansas' private colleges have more than 200,000 living alumni, half of whom live and work in Kansas.

A 2014 study commissioned by the Kansas Independent College Association reported that $980 million is annually pumped into the state economy because of the impact of private universities and colleges.


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Wednesday, 04 February 2015 00:00

University to honor military

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Feb. 4, 2015
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will honor military members during Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Collins Center in conjunction with the Baker-Evangel men's basketball game. Tipoff is 4 p.m. All military personnel with a military ID will be admitted free.Commencement-flagforweb

Military students will present the colors and Thomas Denn, president of the Student Veterans Organization and Master of Business Administration student, will sing the national anthem. The Student Veterans Organization will have an information booth set up.

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Feb. 4, 2015
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Jordan Buscher, a sophomore from Overland Park, Kan., was named the Baker University Student Leader of the Month for January. Buscher, president of the Baker Ambassadors and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, is an elementary education major with a minor in church service and leadership.Jordan-Buscherforweb

The nomination for the leadership honor stated the following:

"I am impressed with her dedication to the position of president of Ambassadors. She is a great communicator and is always seeking ways to get more people involved in campus ministry activities. I know Jordan has many other leadership roles on campus, and she has the ability to juggle many different activities and her academic schedule. She multitasks with a very positive attitude. I believe she is an inspiration and role model for the Ambassadors and the entire Baker campus."

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