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Baldwin City, Kansas — The Baker University orchestra will combine with the Johnson County Community College orchestra to present a performance of one of Felix Mendelssohn's most popular and difficult works, the Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (“Italian”). The performance is 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Admission is free.

 

 

NEWS RELEASE
April 22, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kansas — The Baker University orchestra will combine with the Johnson County Community College orchestra to present a performance of one of Felix Mendelssohn's most popular and difficult works, the Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 (“Italian”). The performance is 3:30 p.m., Sunday, May 3, at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Admission is free.
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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:15:51 -0500
University celebrates award winners for academic year http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11148-university-celebrates-award-winners-for-academic-year http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11148-university-celebrates-award-winners-for-academic-year University celebrates award winners for academic year

Baker University celebrated the following academic and athletic award winners for the 2014-2015 academic year on Wednesday during Dialogos, a presentation of undergraduate work, on the Baldwin City campus.

 

 

NEWS RELEASE
April 24, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kansas — Baker University celebrated the following academic and athletic award winners for the 2014-2015 academic year on Wednesday during Dialogos, a presentation of undergraduate work, on the Baldwin City campus.

Behavioral and Health Sciences
Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
Tanner Clark: vice president of Exercise Science Student Alliance, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, Capitol One Academic All-District
Rebecca Holder
Bryan Richardson
Hillary Yoder: NAIA Scholar-Athlete, president of Exercise Science Student Alliance, president of Sigma Delta Pi

Benjamin Gessner Award
Parks Boeschen: dean’s list, HAAC championship football team member

Thomas Manson and Frances Manson Scholarship
Stephanie Woltkamp: dean’s list, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Baker academic scholarship

Biology and Chemistry
Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
Laura Bynum: Dorothy Foreman Memorial Scholarship recipient, Doris Cink and Kathryn Zimney Endowed Scholarship recipient
Clinton Chapman: Chemistry Student of the Year, NAIA Scholar-Athlete
Jamison Montes de Oca: Parker B. Francis Research Fellow at KU Medical Center, 2014 Boyd Scholarship Winner
Audrey Willis: Buel A. Scholarship Ensemble member, Boyd Scholarship winner

Howard T. Bonnett Scholarship
Ryan Akin: dean’s list, CRC Chemistry Achievement Award, Promising Scholars Member
Andrew Emanuels: dean’s list, REU: Tardigrades in the Canopy participant, member of 2014 national qualifying men’s cross country team
Aaron Howard: Presidential Scholarship winner, HAAC championship soccer team member, dean’s list
Chad Phillips: third place in sports feature photograph, College Media Association national photo contest, five-time winner of Society of Professional Jornalists regional photo contests, Who’s Who Among Students in American Coleges and Universities

Dr. & Mrs. Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Scholarship
Ashley Kroeker: Phi Eta Sigma vice president, dean’s scholarship, EMT for Baldwin City fire department

Margaret Scanlon Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Michael Epp: Academic Merit Scholarship, dean’s list, freshman biology student o year

Sonia Browning Endowed Scholarship
Taylor Criss: dean’s scholarship
Ciana Zamora

E.J. Crajoe Scholarship
Zachary Pryor

Doris Cink and Kathryn Zimney Endowed Scholarship
Macy Wallisch

Neal and Margaret Malicky Endowed Scholarship
Jake Gesling

Business and Economics
Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
Shannon Bond
Taylor Chase
Aaron Greenbaum: Alpha Mu Gamma, Delta Mu Delta, Phi Delta
Andrew Poindexter: Bronston Fellow, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, dean’s list
Trevor Sutton

KPMG-Cecil Miller Scholarship
Preston Beiser
Ethan Hays
Alexia Nyoni
Kayla Paul: FDIC Financial Management Scholars program member, vocal performance scholarship, junior class officer
Myron Tipton: dean’s scholarship recipient

Carley Upp Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth Arnold
Taylor Baum: dean’s scholarship, dean’s list, Who’s Who in American College Award winner
Olivia Beins: presidential scholarship, dean’s list
Andrew Dare
Lauren Freking: intern for Congressman Kevin Yoder, Wells Fargo Sophomore Leadership Conference attendee, student body vice president, president of Zeta Tau Alpha

Gessner-Cowherd Endowed Scholarship in Business/Finance
Rick Rosas
Andrew Poindexter: Bronston Follow, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, dean’s list

Education
Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
Jacob Neiman
Mallorie Nelson: National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic All-American, Phi Eta Sigma honor society, Cardinal Key honor society
Jessie Wilson
Layne Wilson: Phi Theta Kappa, honors scholar

Carol Lee Miller and Carla Miller Reynolds Scholarship
Daniel Sumler

E. Vincent “Doc” Reichley Scholarship
Kaitlyn Stout: E&E Hancuff scholarship winner, Phi Eta Sigma, honors scholarship

Helen Bauer Endowed Scholarship
Tamara House
Tiffani Sexton: dean’s list, Goertz memorial scholarship

Rose Lister Goertz Scholarship
Morgan Roth

Clara Louise Johanning-Dufrene Scholarship
Nia Madison

Dan and Peggy Harris Scholarship
Michael Draper

History, Culture and Society
Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
Danielle Carlson: Psi Chi, Lamda Pi Eta, Phi Eta sigma
Michelle Critchfield: Psi Chi, co-captain of cheerleading squad, vice president of recruitment, Alpha Chi Omega
Christin Smith
Collin Studer

Gilbert and Martha Jane Lewis Ferguson Scholarship
Kelli Gamel
Michaela Jamison

Brune Memorial Scholarship
Emerson McGuire: dean’s list, member of 2013 HAAC championship football team

Carolyn Bright Lambert and Daniel Lambert Endowed Scholarship
Alexandra Packard: risk management chairman, Delta Delta Delta, chapter correspondent
Caylea Siler: Phi Eta Sigma, Who’s Who Among Students, chapter president of Alpha Chi Omega

Bryon E. Guise Memorial Scholarship
Richard Alexander: two-year Army ROTC federal scholarship winner, vice president of Delta Tau Delta

Warren and Marion DeSpain Endowed Scholarship
Brittney Harmon

Humanities
Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
Shannon Bond
Melinda Hipple: Sigma Tau Delta member, Harlaxton essay award winner
Jordan Miller
Natalie Minchow: Phi Beta Delta, Sigma Delta Pi, Baker volleyball
Amber Stubbs
Christopher Tuso

Dr. Irene Murphy Memorial Scholarship
Clarissa Courtney: Art Club president, art history scholarship winner, English scholarship winner
Kristen Finger: Alumni Board scholarship winner, O and E Murphy Scholarship winner, Phi Eta Sigma
Cody Keener: Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Mu Gamma, Phi Sigma Tau, presented at 2015 Sigma Tau Delta national conference, slam poet and slam master of largest active poetry slam in Lawrence, Kansas
Steven Stendebach
Kayleigh Stiff

Oren and Etta Murphy Scholarship
Lauren Allen-Brown: Two-year All-American in track and field, Student Leader of Month in February 2015
Deeva Sharma

Kahle Endowed Scholarship
Kinsey Ford

Lee and Lela Rehrig Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Kharon Brown
Tyler Cawley
Jamaal Rashad

Dorothy and James Hilgenberg Scholarship
Dayshawn Berndt

Jefferson-Greiner Scholarship
Rachel Ash: Qualifier for cross country nationals
Luke Miltz: Founder of Baker University Polar Plunge Team, Zeta Chi member, orientation leader
Collin Studer

Mass Media and Visual Arts
Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
Clarissa M. Courtney: Art club president, art history scholarship winner, English scholarship winner
Megan Henry,
Kayla Kohn: Art scholarship recipient, Eugene C. Pulliam journalism scholarshbip, Air Force photojournalist course
Emilee Stone

Eulalia Weber Guise Scholarship
Alexis Loya

Eugene Pulliam Journalism Scholarship
Jessica Lane

David Sloop Memorial Scholarship
James Joyner, Chad Mullen, Taylor Schley

Lloyd E. Ligon Memorial Scholarship
Rebecca Antes

Sherri Wood Memorial Scholarship
James Joyner

Nancy and Carl Spear Scholarship
Kelsey Vollenweider

Leitnaker Scholarship
Taylor Schley

Jesse Jones Scholarship
Jessica Lane

Harold Davis Colburn Scholarship
James Joyner

Jerry Holley Scholarship
Nils Petereit

Mathematics, physics and computer science
Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
Eero Johnson: dean’s list, Zeta Chi member, Baker meteorite collection participant
Darrel Randall: dean’s list
Amber Stubbs: dean’s list, tennis team

Dr. Calvin Foreman Memorial Scholarship
Darrell Randall

Howard Bonnett Scholarship
Nadir Zayyad

Grace Barnhill Champlin Memorial Scholarship
Claire White

Platt-Butler Endowed Scholarship
Jeremy Immenschuh
James Newton
Joshua Seybert

Music and Theater
Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship
Laura Bynum
Dante Simmons
Collin Studer

Dorothy Foreman Memorial Scholarship
Laura Bynum

Robert Dunham Memorial Scholarship
Aubrey Eicher

Chris Grubb Memorial Saxophone Scholarship
Steven Stendebach

Linda Dreyer Endowed Scholarship
Ulrich Johanning

Kristin Cooper Memorial Scholarship
Mykaela Cross
Emily Elliott

Mark Harrison Morris Memorial Scholarship
Joseph Majchrzak
Jesse Miller: Mark Morris theater scholarship, Irene Ryan scholarshiop nomination, newcomer theater award

M4JC Foundation Scholarship
Amanda Conrade: performer in honors recital, Cardinal Key, Phi Eta sigma

John and Susan Buehler Scholarship
Lora Finley: Baker choir president, dean’s list

Athletics
NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Alex Baird, football
Tanner Clark, football
Logan DeGraeve, football
Sheldon Jacks, football
Michael Lisher, football
Justin McCandless, football
Gunnar McKenna, football
Colter Schacher, football
Conner Stremel, football
Daniel Sumler, football
Michael Thomason, football
Clint Chapman, men’s soccer
Ethan Hays, men’s soccer
Robert Hoeven, men’s soccer
Andrew Poindexter, men’s soccer
Chris Tuso, men’s soccer
Alexa Fryer, women’s soccer
Lesley Johnson, women’s soccer
Hillary Yoder, women’s soccer
Shannon Bond, volleyball
Danielle French, volleyball
Sara Slater, volleyball
EJ Carter, men’s basketball
Taylor Chase, women’s basketball
Jamie Hodge, women’s basketball
Ericka Simpson, women’s basketball
Macy Wallisch, women’s basketball
Trevor Sutton, wrestling
Dustin Turner, wrestling
Emma Tinsley, women’s golf
Lindsey Mateer, women’s golf
Gabe Greenbaum, baseball
Nick Yarborough, baseball
Mallorie Nelson, softball
Aaron Greenbaum, men’s tennis

Bates Achievement Award
Ethan S. Jacks

Charlie Richard Memorial Scholarship
Adonis L. Powell

Parkin Family Endowed Scholarship
Callie Brabender: honor roll every semester, dean’s scholarship, National Society of Collegiate Scholars member
Jamie Hodge
Ilona Miller: Phi Eta Sigma, NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete, dean’s scholarship

Chubb Scholarship for Athletes in Church Leadership
Andrew Poindexter: Bronston Fellow, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, dean’s list
Kaitlyn Stout: E&E Hancuff scholarship winner, Phi Eta Sigma, honors scholarship

Dialogos: A Presentation of Undergraduate Work winners
Empirical Presentation: Jamison Montes de Oca
Non-empirical Presentation: Kelli Gamel
Empirical Poster: Sheldon Jacks
Non-empirical poster: Caroline Berblinger
Performance: William Brust
Visual Art: Nick Shondell

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:33:56 -0500
Student body president to participate as lobbyist for Congressional Visits http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11143-student-body-president-to-participate-as-lobbyist-for-congressional-visits http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11143-student-body-president-to-participate-as-lobbyist-for-congressional-visits Student body president to participate as lobbyist for Congressional Visits

Baker University student body president Rachel Haley, a senior from Lawrence, Kansas, has been selected to participate as a student lobbyist for the 2015 Fraternity and Sorority Congressional Visits April 26-30 in Washington, D.C.

NEWS RELEASE
April 22, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kansas — Baker University student body president Rachel Haley, a senior from Lawrence, Kansas, has been selected to participate as a student lobbyist for the 2015 Fraternity and Sorority Congressional Visits April 26-30 in Washington, D.C.

While in Washington, she will participate in training sessions, leading up to a day of meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff on April 29. The Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee will also host a dinner on Wednesday where numerous Congress members attending. Haley is a student trustee for the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation.

As a participant, she has engaged in various activities, such as garnering support for legislation that impacts student housing and college affordability by getting letters of support from your university leaders and working with your student government organizations.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be able to represent Alpha Chi Omega alongside many other collegiate National Panhellenic Conference sorority women and National Intrafraternity Council men on Capitol Hill in the coming week,” said Haley, majoring in psychology while minoring in church service and leadership, religion and English. “Being able to impact the future of Greek organizations for the better is what I am must enthused about. I am able to be a catalyst for change and contribute in raising the status quo for its members. I strongly believe in the true merit and value of fraternity and sorority and I am proud to be able to contribute in this way.”

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:14:53 -0500
Greek Week 2015 winners announced http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11137-greek-week-2015-winners-announced http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11137-greek-week-2015-winners-announced Greek Week 2015 winners announced

Baldwin City, Kan. - Baker University greek organizations have announced the winners of Greek Week 2015.

April 21, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kansas - Baker University greek organizations have announced the winners of Greek Week 2015:

5 Star Chapters
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Chi Omega

Advisors of the Year
Kevin McCarthy, Sigma Phi Epsilon; Jennifer Bruse, Delta Delta Delta; Katie Glasscock, Delta Delta Delta

Outstanding Scholarship
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Zeta Tau Alpha

Outstanding Risk Management
Delta Tau Delta, Delta Delta Delta

Outstanding Recruitment and Retention
Delta Tau Delta, Alpha Chi Omega

Outstanding Public Relations
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Delta Delta Delta

Outstanding Programming
Delta Tau Delta, Alpha Chi Omega

Outstanding New Member/Member Education
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Chi Omega

Outstanding Community Service and Philanthropy
Zeta Chi, Delta Delta Delta

Outstanding Campus Involvement
Zeta Chi, Alpha Chi Omega

Outstanding Alumni/Alumnae Relations
Zeta Chi, Delta Delta Delta

Spirit of Service Award - Sigma Phi Epsilon
Cassy Bailey

House Director of the Year
Lynette Lloyd, Delta Delta Delta

Greek New Member of the Year
Jace Hale, Delta Tau Delta
Amy Wysong, Alpha Chi Omega

Greek Woman of the Year
Callie Barbender, Delta Delta Delta

Greek Man of the Year
Benjamin Sobek, Zeta Chi

Chapter Presidents of the Year
Andrew Heim, Delta Tau Delta
Ty Sloan, Zeta Phi Beta

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:53:06 -0500
Baker Orange wins All-Kansas Award again http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11125-baker-orange-wins-all-kansas-award-again http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11125-baker-orange-wins-all-kansas-award-again Baker Orange wins All-Kansas Award again

The Baker Orange won the All-Kansas Award as the state’s top private college newspaper during the Kansas Collegiate Media spring conference April 12-13 in Wichita, Kansas. It marked the 16th time in 18 years the Orange received the All-Kansas honor.

 


April 15, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

 

Baldwin City, Kansas — The Baker Orange won the All-Kansas Award as the state’s top private college newspaper during the Kansas Collegiate Media spring conference April 12-13 in Wichita, Kansas. It marked the 16th time in 18 years the Orange received the All-Kansas honor.

Also, in separate contest results announced on April 13, the Baker Orange website was named as the Great Plains Journalism Student Website of the Year by the Tulsa Press Club. The other two finalists for the Great Plains website award were Oklahoma State University and Oral Roberts University.

Highlighting individual honors, senior editor Taylor Shuck, Lawrence, Kansas, pocketed $50 as the second runner-up for KCM Newspaper Journalist of the Year. In addition, she was one of three finalists for the Great Plains Student-Journalist of the Year.

The KCM contest also included individual contests for specific skills displayed in works published from mid-February 2014 to mid-February 2015. The Orange won 10 first-place awards in the private-college division. Students could enter multiple entries in each category.

Sophomore Chad Phillips, Andover, Kansas, claimed first in four categories: news photography, photo essay, online technical innovation and online photo gallery. He also had the second-place entry for feature photography and the third-place entry for online photo gallery.

Senior Kayla Infanti, Olathe, Kansas, was the other Baker student to take first in more than one category as she won for front-page design and interior page design.

Other first-place winners were 2015 graduate Tera Lyons in multimedia reporting, senior Lauren Bechard, Gardner, Kansas, in sports feature writing, junior Chad Mullen, Eudora, Kansas, for sports news writing, and sophomore Sarah Baker, Wellsville, Kansas, for online audio.

Second-place recipients from BU included Mullen in sports feature writing, Phillips and junior Khadijah Lane, Lawrence, Kansas, for an online photo gallery, junior Victoria Bostic, Harrisonville, Missouri, in online audio, sophomore Jim Joyner, Overland Park, Kansas, in sports news writing, 2015 graduate Chris Ortiz for a photo essay, and 2015 graduates Sara Bell and Xiomara Nunez in multimedia reporting.

Third-place winners included junior Taylor Schley, Topeka, Kansas, in ad design, Shuck and Schley in multimedia reporting, Shuck in the news writing and illustration categories, the Orange editors for editorial writing, Infanti in infographics, Lyons for a photo essay, sophomore Mykaela Cross, Eudora, Kansas, in review writing, freshman Kallie Fischer, Rossville, Kansas, in sports feature writing, former photo editor Jordan Ratterman, Topeka, Kansas, in feature photography, and 2015 graduate Callie Paquette for sports photography.

The KCM and Great Plains awards cap a banner school year for the Baker Orange. In November, the website won the Best of Show competition at the Associated Collegiate press national convention in Philadelphia as the first-place website in the small-school division.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:55:09 -0500
Doctoral student’s new children’s book on PTSD receives national attention http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11120-doctoral-student-s-new-children-s-book-on-ptsd-receives-national-attention http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11120-doctoral-student-s-new-children-s-book-on-ptsd-receives-national-attention Doctoral student’s new children’s book on PTSD receives national attention

Baker University doctoral student Seth Kastle is receiving national attention for his new children’s book geared toward military families whose fathers battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, “Why Is Dad So Mad?” It is a narrative told from a family’s point of view of a service member who struggles with PTSD to better explain the symptoms to children.

Baker University doctoral student Seth Kastle is receiving national attention for his new children’s book geared toward military families whose fathers battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, “Why Is Dad So Mad?” It is a narrative told from a family’s point of view of a service member who struggles with PTSD to better explain the symptoms to children.

Retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after serving 15 years, including stints in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kastle encountered PTSD after returning from deployment. He wants the book to connect with families in similar situations, letting them know that dads get angry but will love their children more than anything. Kastle and his wife, Julia, are parents of two daughters, Raegan, 6, and Kennedy, 2.

“PTSD is different for everybody,” said Kastle, enrolled in classes through Baker’s Innovative Distance Learning program in Hays, Kansas, where he his working on his Doctor of Education in Leadership in Higher Education. “This book is my story and how it affects me. My hope is it can be shared with families and is a good way to start conversations between parents and their children. I wrote this so I had a tool to explain what was going on in my life to my daughters.”

Earlier this month Kastle was featured on “NBC Nightly News” in its Making a Difference segment. Released on March 24, “Why Is Dad So Mad?” reached the top position on Amazon’s bestselling children’s book list and as high as No. 8 on the list for top-selling book overall.
The story depicts the father lion’s struggle through a raging fire inside of his chest. Through the help of a Kickstarter campaign, Kastle raised more than $6,000 to help hire an illustrator and publish the book.
“PTSD is like a fire in the chest for me,” Kastle said. “When I had the initial idea for this book, I knew I wanted to have animals be a part of the illustrations. I wanted something strong. The illustrator chose lions because the male and female lions were easily discernible.”

The book has helped strengthen the bond between Raegan and her father.

“No matter what, when they’re mad or sad at you, they still love you,” Raegan told NBC News. “There's always a fire in his heart, but no matter what, I know there’s love.”

Kastle, on pace to graduate from Baker in December 2017, is an instructor in leadership studies at Fort Hays State University, where he connected with a student in the graphics department who brought the book to life with illustrations.

When Kastle returned from Iraq, he planned to be a fireman and got certified to be an EMT. While his wife was completing college courses, he enrolled in leadership studies classes.

“There is no one more surprised about where I am in life than I am,” Kastle said. “I want to take some time to really get good at being a teacher, be at a place doing something I love and take some time to master it and take it from there.”

He also wants to make sure all veterans ask for help if they need it.

“I want to encourage all veterans who need help to seek help,” said Kastle, who is especially concerned with the impact exposure to chemicals will have on this generation of veterans. “Swallow your pride and go do it. It’s a hard thing to do. Every piece of my life is better because I went and sought out help.”

As his first book continues to gain attention, Kastle is working on his second book, “Why Is Mom So Mad?” Written in consultation with women combat veterans who are mothers and struggle with PTSD, the book is scheduled for release in June.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:20:22 -0500
National Science Foundation awards Baker grant http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11109-national-science-foundation-awards-baker-grant-for-research-experience-for-undergraduates-program http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11109-national-science-foundation-awards-baker-grant-for-research-experience-for-undergraduates-program National Science Foundation awards Baker grant

William Miller, director of research in biology, and Baker University have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for $286,285 over three years to conduct the “Tardigrades and Wheel Chairs in the Canopy” Research Experience for Undergraduates program.


April 13, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kansas — William Miller, director of research in biology, and Baker University have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for $286,285 over three years to conduct the “Tardigrades and Wheel Chairs in the Canopy” Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

In collaboration with Meg Lowman of the California Academy of Sciences, Baker will offer students nationwide with or without ambulatory disabilities the opportunity to explore the canopy of Kansas and search for microscopic water bears.

“The REU program is one of the most prestigious offered by the National Science Foundation,” Miller said. “Only 1,200 students from more than 40,000 applications are selected each year. The objective is to provide true research experiences for undergraduates. Baker is the smallest school offering original research and ours is the only program to provide opportunity for students in wheel chairs to conduct field biology.”

During the last two years, in the pilot for this program, Miller’s team has written and published eight peer reviewed scientific papers, discovered and described three species new to science, established new records for Kansas and North America, identified new arboreal ecology for tardigrades and suggested new distribution patterns. The team has ascended more than 250 Kansas trees to heights greater than 75 feet, collected 1,400 samples and extracted more than 12,000 tardigrades. The team has presented their work at regional, meetings and national conferences and this summer will present on the international stage. The students have walked in the ruts of the Santa Fe Trail and strolled among the giant redwoods in the footprints of John Muir.

The new three-year program will host eight students each summer who will work from the new ecology lab in the Boyd Science Center to study and collect tardigrades at the Baker Wetlands, the KU Field Station, and the KSU Konza Prairie. They also will visit alternative forest types in Florida, Massachusetts and Oregon. The team will complete the summer with a public outreach presentation on the main floor of the California Academy of Science in San Francisco.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:53:32 -0500
KC senior named Student Leader of the Month http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11080-kc-senior-named-student-leader-of-the-month http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11080-kc-senior-named-student-leader-of-the-month KC senior named Student Leader of the Month

Antonio Adgers, a senior from Kansas City, Mo., was named the Baker University Student Leader of the Month for March.

NEWS RELEASE
April 2, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Antonio Adgers, a senior from Kansas City, Mo., was named the Baker University Student Leader of the Month for March.

He is the public relations executive for the student-run diversity organization, Mungano, an editor for the Baker Orange student newspaper and intramural coordinator.

The nomination form for the leadership honor stated the following:

“Antonio is a student we want to recruit to Baker University. He is a hard-working student who has purposefully been an active member of the community through his classroom and co-curricular activities. He has found the balance between work, academic rigor, social networking and keeping up with the issues that impact our students and community. While his nature is one that is laid back approach, he is responsible and knows how to challenge current thought through critical thinking and engaging conversation. Antonio’s career goals have him reaching for the stars. I have no doubt that he will accomplish his goals while continuing to give back to his community just as he has done while being a Baker Wildcat.”

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:17:14 -0500
Student journalists advance to national competition http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11064-student-journalists-advance-to-national-competition http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11064-student-journalists-advance-to-national-competition Student journalists advance to national competition

Three Baker University student journalists and the editorial board advanced to the Society of Professional Journalists national competition.

NEWS RELEASE
March 31, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Three Baker University student journalists and the editorial board advanced to the Society of Professional Journalists national competition after placing in seven categories at the regional conference in Omaha, Neb., over the weekend.

Chad Phillips, Andover, Kan., qualified for nationals with three different photos. Taylor Schuck, Lawrence, Kan., advanced for editorial writing and feature writing for her story titled “Family to Move in Search of Medical Marijuana.” Chad Mullen, Eudora, Kan., advanced in sportswriting.

The national competition will be held September in Orlando, Fla.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:49:37 -0500
Exhibit to feature PR director’s favorite images from past decade http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11038-exhibit-to-feature-pr-director-s-favorite-images-from-past-decade http://www.bakeru.edu/show/item/11038-exhibit-to-feature-pr-director-s-favorite-images-from-past-decade Exhibit to feature PR director’s favorite images from past decade

Baldwin City, Kan. — A photography exhibit, “A Decade Covering the Campus Community,” featuring images taken by Baker University public relations director Steve Rottinghaus in the past 10 years, will be on display April 1 through May 17 at Holt-Russell Gallery on Baker’s Baldwin City campus. It will open at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

NEWS RELEASE
March 26, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — A photography exhibit, “A Decade Covering the Campus Community,” featuring images taken by Baker University public relations director Steve Rottinghaus in the past 10 years, will be on display April 1 through May 17 at Holt-Russell Gallery on Baker’s Baldwin City campus. It will open at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As Baker’s PR director since June 1, 2005, Rottinghaus has covered several university events throughout the year. The exhibit will include images from commencement, student life, alumni gatherings and campus scenery.

Rottinghaus oversees photography, media relations, promotional writing, internal communications, social media and content for the Baker Proud alumni magazine. He previously worked 20 years in the newspaper industry, including stints at the Topeka Capital-Journal, Dallas Times-Herald, Manhattan Mercury and Lawrence Journal-World. At the newspapers, he worked as a copy clerk, University of Kansas sports correspondent, page designer, assistant sports editor, sportswriter, high school sports columnist, special sections editor and adviser to a teen advisory board. He was awarded in 1999 the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Oscar Stauffer Award for excellence in the field of sports writing and 2004 he was the editor of KU Today, winner of the Kansas Press Association’s top honor for special sections in the state.

Rottinghaus has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in management from Baker University.

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