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Jan. 27, 2010
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Founders Week planned for Feb. 8-11

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University, which was founded on Feb. 12, 1858, will be continuing the theme of sustainability Feb. 8-11 as part of Founders Week.

As part of the Artist and Lecture Series, Jeff Severin, director of the Center for Sustainability at the University of Kansas, will discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of higher education regarding sustainability at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, in the Audio-Visual Room of the Owens Musical Arts Building. Admission is $15. Baker faculty, staff and students will be admitted free.

Other events for the week:

Monday, Feb. 8

Stewardship and Restoration of the Wetlands
Roger Boyd, director of natural areas, 9:30 a.m., Mulvane Room 145

Tuesday, Feb. 9

The Psalms: Sustained and Sustaining
Robin Liston, assistant professor of music, 11:00 a.m., Owens Audio-Visual Room

White Glove Tour: Preserving the Quayle Bible Collection
Kay Bradt, director of University Libraries, tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Quayle Bible Collection

Photography and Progress:  Western Expansion and Scientific Exploration

Brett Knappe, assistant professor of art, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Owens Audio-Visual Room

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Sustainability: The Symbols of Our Faith
The Rev. Dr. Ira DeSpain, 7 p.m., Osborne Chapel

Thursday, Feb. 11

Sustaining Culture Through Photography
Bobbi Rahder, Haskell Indian Nations University, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Owens Musical Arts Building Audio-Visual Room

Gaining and Keeping Perspective, Layer Upon Layer: The University Art Collection
Walt Bailey, retired art professor, Emeriti Faculty, 4-5 p.m., Harter Union Lobby