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March 5, 2013
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Speech Choir to present on Civil War topics

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Speech Choir has received a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council to make four presentations on the Civil War in locations along the Kansas and Missouri border.Speechchoirforweb

Following the presentation by the Speech Choir, a Civil War historian will lead the audience in a discussion about the topics presented.

Baker's Speech Choir prepares, perfects and performs programs drawn from a variety of genres, including poetry, news items, prose and drama excerpts. Members develop and exercise various creative and organizational skills.

Susan Emel, professor of communication, is the director of the Speech Choir.

Here is the schedule:
Monday, March 11: Leavenworth Public Library, 7 p.m., Guerilla Warfare: Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers," with 
Diane Mutti-Burke, UMKC
Tuesday, March 12: Fort Scott National Historic Site, 7 p.m.,
"Guerilla Warfare: Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers," with
 Jeremy Neely, Missouri State University
Wednesday, March 13: Westport Historical Society, 7 p.m., "Price's March of 1864," with
 Diane Mutti-Burke, UMKC
Thursday, March 14: Shawnee County Historical Society, 7 p.m.,
"John Doy's Escape," with 
Kelly Erby, Washburn University

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