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Dec. 3, 2012
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Commencement ceremonies set for Dec. 15-16

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University's fall commencement ceremonies will be Dec. 15-16 at the George F. Collins Sports and Convention Center on the Baldwin City campus. More than 350 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students are candidates for degrees.Bagpipers2

The School of Professional and Graduate Studies graduate students will be recognized at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15. The School of Education graduate degree ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15. The ceremony for undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing and School of Professional and Graduate Studies will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16.

Families and friends are invited to receptions for the graduates at 2:30 p.m. both days at the Harter Union lobby at the corner of Sixth and Dearborn streets on the Baldwin City campus.

Keynote speakers are Brian Posler, Rusty Meigs and Richard Howell. Posler, the executive vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will address graduates at the first Saturday ceremony. Meigs, the senior Web architect for the Olathe (Kan.) School District, will speak at the second Saturday ceremony. Meigs received a doctorate in educational leadership from Baker. Howell, a 1974 Baker graduate, will speak on Sunday. He is a 30-year veteran of the oil and chemical industry and continues to work on special projects and industry relations for Axel Christiernsson.

Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.