BAKER UNIVERSITY NEWS RELEASE

Aug. 18, 2006
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University director of public relations (785) 594-8330

Baldwin City, Kan. — Welcome Week activities for Baker University students will begin on Saturday, Aug. 19. The events are designed to help students transition to college life and learn more about the University's traditions.

The first day of classes is Wednesday, Aug. 23.

Pat Long, the former acting executive vice chancellor at University of Missouri-Kansas City, is entering her first year as president of Baker University.

Here are the Welcome Week activities planned for Aug. 19-Aug. 25:

Saturday, Aug. 19
8 a.m.: Residence halls open.

9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Check-in, Harter Union lobby.

10 a.m.-noon: Choir auditions for returning students, Owens Musical Arts Building

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch. Fall meal plan begins for residential students

2 p.m.: Parents send-off session, Rice Auditorium

2 p.m.-4 p.m.: Choir auditions for returning students only, Owens Musical Arts Building

4 p.m.: First orientation meetings with FYE and transfer student groups, Collins Gym

5 p.m.-6:15 p.m.: All-campus picnic and activities fair, Hartley Plaza

6:15 p.m.: Class 2010 group photo, steps of Parmenter Hall

6:30 p.m.: Freshmen and transfers line up for Traditions Walk, Hartley Plaza

6:45 p.m.: Wildcat Welcome Night. The ceremonial event will introduce you to the history and traditions of Baker University

8:15 p.m.: Residence hall meetings

9:30 p.m.: Game Night, Gessner and Irwin halls

Sunday, Aug. 20
9:30 a.m.:
Meet the university minister at brunch, lower level, Osborne Chapel

10:15 a.m.: Welcome Week Chapel Service, Osborne Chapel

10 a.m.-noon: Students are welcome to attend any of the church services in the community. A list of Baldwin City churches will be posted around campus

10:30 a.m.-noon: Brunch, Harter Union cafeteria

Noon: Fraternity life orientation meeting, basement of Gessner Hall

1 p.m.: Campus work informational meeting, Rice Auditorium

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Choir auditions for new and returning students, Owens Musical Arts Building

3 p.m.: “Strange Like Me-GTC Dramatic Dialogues,” Rice Auditorium

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Dinner, Harter Union cafeteria

4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.: Sorority life orientation, Mabee 100

7:30 p.m.: FYE and transfer student group meetings, various locations

8:45 p.m.: Multicultural affairs reception, Harter Union lobby

9:30 p.m.: Student Activities Council presents mentalist Daniel James, Rice Auditorium

Monday, Aug. 21
7:15 a.m.-9 a.m.:
Breakfast, Harter Union dining room

8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Founders Bookstore open

9 a.m.-11 a.m.: Community service project, meet in Harter Union cafeteria

11 a.m.: Transfer student chat session, Library Room 107

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch, Harter Union dining room

Noon-12:30 p.m.: Commuter student chat

2 p.m.-3 p.m.: “Making College Count, The Ultimate Road Trip,” Rice Auditorium

5 p.m.-6:15 p.m.: Dinner, Harter Union cafeteria

6:30 p.m.: Sorority recruitment activities begin

7:15 p.m.: Fraternity recruitment activities begin

9:30 p.m.: Casino Night, sponsored by Student Activities Council, Harter Union cafeteria

Tuesday, Aug. 22
7:15 a.m.-9 a.m.:
Breakfast, Harter Union cafeteria

9 a.m.: Meet with freshmen academic advisers, Harter Union Cafeteria

10 a.m.-11 a.m.: “Hey, I Have a Question,” by John Frazier, Dean of Students, and his staff, Rice Auditorium

11 a.m.: Transfer students meet with academic advisers, advisers’ offices

11:45 a.m.: Pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet student orientation, Harter Union lower level

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: Lunch, Harter Union Cafeteria

1 p.m.-3 p.m.:
Campus work job fair, Mabee Gym

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Choir auditions for new and returning students, Owens Musical Arts Building

2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Jazz band auditions, Owens Musical Arts Building

4 p.m.: Theater orientation, Rice Auditorium

4:30 p.m.: Campus tour, meet at Harter Union lobby

5 p.m.-6:15 p.m.: Dinner, Harter Union dining room

6:30 p.m.: Sorority recruitment activities

7:15 p.m.: Fraternity recruitment activities

7:30 p.m.: Open gym in the Collins Center

9:45 p.m.: Student Activities Council movie night, Rice Auditorium

Wednesday, Aug. 23
Fall classes begin

6:30 p.m.: Sorority recruitment activities

7:15 p.m.: Fraternity recruitment activities

7:15 p.m.: Fraternity recruitment activities

Thursday, Aug. 25
6:30 p.m.: Sorority recruitment

7:15 p.m.: Fraternity recruitment