Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University was the highest-ranked Kansas university in the Midwest Universities Regional category in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges, released on Tuesday.
Baker, listed 44th in the Midwest, was among the universities ranked in the 12-state region in the latest edition. Regional universities were defined as schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs but few, if any, doctoral programs. The region covers schools from Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Baldwin City, Kan. — A bur oak tree will be planted at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, in front of Old Castle, 511 Fifth St., in honor of Henry Barricklow, one of the founders of Baker University. The public is welcome to attend.
The program, now in its third year, is designed to assist students in their academic transition from high school to college. It provides students the opportunity to share in intellectual exploration through discussion, curricular assignments, reflection and cocurricular programming based on a single book. This year's common book is "This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women" by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman.
Baldwin City, Kan. — Colleges of Distinction, a guidebook highlighting four-year colleges and universities that are considered "hidden gems," has recognized Baker University in its 2014-2015 publication.
Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Community Choir will begin rehearsing on Thursday, Aug. 28, for the fall season. The weekly rehearsals are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building, 408 Eighth St., on the Baldwin City campus.
The site selected Baker for its dedication to “refining their undergraduate accomplishments” and accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It also noted Baker’s concentration programs meeting the various professional standards for study in professional disciplines.