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Baker University’s next student theater production, the musical “Working” from the book by Studs Terkel and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, will open on March 5 at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Performance times are 7:30 p.m., March 5-7, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 8. Admission is free.

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 27, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s next student theater production, the musical “Working” from the book by Studs Terkel and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, will open on March 5 at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Performance times are 7:30 p.m., March 5-7, and 2 p.m., Sunday, March 8. Admission is free.Baker arch1

The cast consists of the following students playing multiple characters:

Emily Robison, freshman, Shawnee, Kan.; Sarah Queen, freshman, Kansas City, Mo.; Haley Roberts, freshman, Horton, Kan.; Adriane Dick, senior, Lawrence, Kan.; Morgan Giudicessi, junior, Overland Park, Kan.; Jillian Miller, senior, Lenexa, Kan.; Madison Wendt, sophomore, Chanute, Kan.; Josh Seybert, freshman, Oklahoma City; Jacob Neiman, senior, Topeka, Kan.; Ryan Bearrick, senior, Chanute, Kan.; Tyler Sams, sophomore Basehor, Kan.; Bryan Richardson, junior, Lane, Kan.; Brandon Haefke, senior, Holton, Kan.; and Zach Pryor, senior, Chanute, Kan.
Students on the production staff are Cheyenne Queen, stage manager, senior, Derby, Kan.; Dante Simmons, sound designer, senior, Sublette, Kan.; Katie Anderson, poster design, senior, Parsons, Kan.; MacKenzie Sammons, props master, junior, Wellsville, Kan.

Tom Heiman, associate professor of theater, will serve as the stage director and set and lighting designer. Cathy Crispino, interim director of choral ensembles, is the musical director. Marci Ziegler, assistant professor of music, is the vocal coach and Nanette Kraus is the accompanist. Patti Heiman, instructor of theater, is the production manager and costume designer.

The theater students will perform songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephan Schwartz and James Taylor.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
University honored for fifth time as a Tree Campus USA http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10906-university-honored-for-fifth-time-as-a-tree-campus-usa http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10906-university-honored-for-fifth-time-as-a-tree-campus-usa

Tree Campus USAforwebThe Arbor Day Foundation has announced that Baker University is a Tree Campus USA this year for its commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. The first university in Kansas to be recognized with the distinction, Baker has been honored five consecutive years by the foundation.

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 25, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Arbor Day Foundation has announced that Baker University is a Tree Campus USA this year for its commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. The first university in Kansas to be recognized with the distinction, Baker has been honored five consecutive years by the foundation.Tree Campus USAforweb

To obtain this status, Baker University met the five core standards for effective campus forest management: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.

“Baker’s entire campus community should be proud of its sustained commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Mary Sweeney, program manager of the Arbor Day Foundation. “We applaud Baker for its commitment to the community and to the trees of Baker University and for helping create a healthier planet for us all.”

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. Tree Campus USA is supported by a generous grant from Toyota.

Members of the Baker Arboretum committee are Roger Boyd, Nate Poell, Steve Wright, Tom Kennedy, Jeremy Portlock, Chris Hamill and Katie Doolittle.

“The continued dedication shown by Steve Wright and the grounds crew enables Baker University to maintain the beauty of the trees on campus,” said Boyd, Baker’s director of natural areas and chair of the Arboretum committee. “Our entire campus community takes pride in creating a welcoming environment to our students and visitors.”

The Ivan Boyd Arboretum, established on the Baldwin City campus in 1978, has approximately 450 trees on the main campus and 109 species.

Baker’s Speech Choir at 11 a.m. will plant a tree on April 22 in honor of former student Sione Maumau, who passed away last fall. On Arbor Day April 24, the Arboretum committee will plant trees in honor of recently retired philosophy professor Tom Peard, professor of emeritus of psychology Marc Carter and Kay Bradt, who will retire at the end of the academic year as director of library services.


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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Seniors named Teachers of Promise http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10902-seniors-named-teachers-of-promise http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10902-seniors-named-teachers-of-promise

Teachers of PromiseforwebBaker University seniors Samantha Wright, Baldwin City, Kan., and Hannah Geenens, Stilwell, Kan., were recognized as Teachers of Promise during the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network awards reception on Friday, Feb. 20, in Topeka.

 

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

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University seniors Samantha Wright, Baldwin City, Kan., and Hannah Geenens, Stilwell, Kan., were recognized as Teachers of Promise during the Kansas Exemplary Educators Network awards reception on Friday, Feb. 20, in Topeka.Teachers of Promiseforweb

The prestigious award is presented to two graduating Baker students each semester. Each student is then recognized by the Kansas Department of Education. Wright is majoring in elementary education and Geenens is a double major in Spanish and secondary education.

The honor award honors aspiring educators to recognize, recruit and retain the best Kansas teachers for Kansas children.

Haley Epperson, a 2013 Baker graduate, was recognized as a Horizon Award recipient for first-year teaching excellence. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Spring Hill (Kan.) Elementary School.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Students participate in Emerging Leaders Summit http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10903-students-participate-in-emerging-leaders-summit http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10903-students-participate-in-emerging-leaders-summit

Emerging LeadersTwenty-eight freshmen and seven student facilitators participated during the weekend in Baker University’s annual Emerging Leaders Summit at Camp Chippewa in Ottawa, Kan.

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

Baldwin City, Kan. — Twenty-eight freshmen and seven student facilitators participated during the weekend in Baker University’s annual Emerging Leaders Summit at Camp Chippewa in Ottawa, Kan.

The summit challenges student leaders to explore and develop their leadership skills and teamwork while establishing values and respect.

Participants in the program have gone on to hold significant campus leadership positions, including orientation team members, resident assistants, Student Activities Council executive board members, student organization presidents, Baker Ambassadors and student body presidents.Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders in 2015 are Kaitlyn Boatright, Independence, Mo.; Spencer Brown, Overland Park, Kan.; Holly Chestnut, Prairie Village, Kan.; Brittany Crittenden, La Mesa, Calif.; Katie Ebbrecht, Weatherby Lake, Mo.; Kira Eddy, Valley Center, Kan.; Kinsey Ford, Abilene, Kan.; Alec Fox, Olathe, Kan.; Annie Hanson, Warrensburg, Mo.; Emily Hilton, Olathe, Kan.; Jordan House, Kansas City, Kan.; Cooper Johns, Gardner, Kan.; Michael Kunard, Edgerton, Kan.; Cassandra Long, Harrisonville, Mo.; Amanda Love, Lawrence, Kan.; Madeline McCrary, Baldwin City, Kan.; Leeanne Newton, De Soto, Kan.; Sarah Queen, Kansas City, Mo.; Logan Rangel, Shawnee, Kan.; Hannah Remick, Kansas City, Kan.; Thomas Sharp, Overland Park, Kan.; Anna Stumpf, Olathe, Kan.; Carly Triggs, Shawnee, Kan.; Danisha Turner, Kansas City, Mo.; Roseanna Williams-Richmond, Kansas City, Kan.; Amy Wysong, Sabetha, Kan.; Forrest Young, Baldwin City, Kan.; and Thomas York, Olathe, Kan.

Student facilitators were Owen Lewis, director, Basehor, Kan.; Bryan Richardson, director-elect, Lane, Kan.; Ryenn Johns, Lenexa, Kan.; Luke Miltz, Lecompton, Kan.; Jami Sanborn, Independence, Kan.; Rebecca Simkins, Merriam, Kan.; and Madison Wendt, Chanute, Kan.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Senior’s poetry accepted for national creative writing magazine http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10856-senior-s-poetry-accepted-for-national-creative-writing-magazine http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10856-senior-s-poetry-accepted-for-national-creative-writing-magazine

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Carly Berblinger, a senior sociology and English major from Buhler, Kan., has had poetry accepted by the national editorial staff of The Rectangle, a creative writing magazine published annually by Sigma Tau Delta, the international undergraduate honor society for English.

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 20, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Carly Berblinger, a senior sociology and English major from Buhler, Kan., has had poetry accepted by the national editorial staff of The Rectangle, a creative writing magazine published annually by Sigma Tau Delta, the international undergraduate honor society for English.Carley Bforweb

Work showcased in the magazine has been selected through a highly competitive process as it is judged against all creative works submitted by student writers across the United States. “Root,” one of the poems Berblinger wrote for BU’s advanced poetry workshop, will appear in the 2015 issue of the magazine.

Berblinger also has been invited to present two of her poems at this year’s Rectangle Publication Reading, a major event marking the roll out of this year’s issue. She will read for a national audience on opening night of Sigma Tau Delta International 2015, held March 18-21 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Professor Marti Mihalyi, assistant professor of English, sponsors Baker’s Epsilon Sigma chapter.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges recognizes Baker students http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10837-who-s-who-among-students-in-american-universities-and-colleges-recognizes-baker-students http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10837-who-s-who-among-students-in-american-universities-and-colleges-recognizes-baker-students

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 19, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330, steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Eighty-one Baker University students have been recognized by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.Baker arch1

The students were honored for their grade-point average, campus involvement and leadership as well as personification of Baker's mission and vision.

Here are the Baker students recognized:

Ryan Akin, Sedalia, Mo.; Jacqueline Albin, Wakeeney, Kan.; Zach Aldrich, Topeka, Kan.; Morgan Banning, Lawrence, Kan. Taylor Baum, Overland Park, Kan.; Kelli Bauman, Sabetha, Kan. Kimberly Beauchamp, Pomona, Kan.; Olivia Beins, Baldwin City, Kan.; Preston Beiser, Leawood, Kan.; Carly Berblinger, Buhler, Kan.; Courtney Boedeker, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Shannon Bond, Olathe, Kan.; Callie Brabender, Lawrence, Kan.; Kacee Britton, Sterling, Kan.; Laura Bynum, Kansas City, Kan.; Danielle Carlson, Olathe, Kan.; Clinton Chapman, Baldwin City, Kan.; Taylor Chase, Littleton, Kan.; Cooper Clark, Haysville, Kan.; Megan Clark, Holton, Kan.; Tanner Clark, Holton, Kan.; Amanda Conrade, Topeka, Kan.; Michelle Critchfield, Hesston, Kan.; Andrew Dare, Olathe, Kan.; Allison Davis, Waukee, Iowa; Adriane Dick, Lawrence, Kan.; Abbey Elsbernd, Andover, Kan.; Danielle French, Overland Park, Kan.; Aaron Greenbaum, Prairie Village, Kan.; Brandon Haefke, Holton, Kan.; Rachel Haley, Lawrence, Kan.; Ethan Hays, Smithville, Kan.; Gunnar Hays, Prairie View, Kan.; Aaron Howard, Raymore, Mo.; Eero Johnson, Olathe, Kan.; Lesley Johnson, Shawnee, Kan.; Sydney Johnston, Overland Park, Kan.; Hannah Jordan, Leavenworth, Kan.; Melissa Kinzer, Olathe, Kan.; Sarah Lambert, Belton, Mo.; Michael Lisher, Lawrence, Kan.; Emily Liston, Overland Park, Kan.; Lindsey Mateer, Spring Hill, Kan.; Jordan Miller, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Natalie Minchow, South Bend, Neb.; Jacob Mogle, Columbus, Kan.; Jamison Montes de Oca, Lawrence, Kan.; Andrew Morgan, Baldwin City, Kan.; Hayley Morrical, Lindsborg, Kan.; Sarah Mullins, Atchison, Kan.;

Mallorie Nelson, Paola, Kan.; Katelyn Palmer, Oakland, Iowa; Chad Phillips, Wichita, Kan.; Andrew Poindexter, Raymore, Mo.; Megan Pontius, Overland Park, Kan.; Jordan Queen, Derby, Kan.; Darrell Randall, Overland Park, Kan.; John Robbs, Baldwin City, Kan.; MacKenzie Sammons, Wellsville, Kan.; Richard Schacher, Harrisonville, Kan.; Samantha Schroeder, Olathe, Kan.; Caylea Siler, Bonner Springs, Kan.; Ericka Simpson, Spring Hill, Kan.; Lynae Soderholm, Alma, Neb.; Benjamin Sobek, Olathe, Kan.; Steven Stendebach, Olathe, Kan.; Mallory Stewart, Lawrence, Kan.; Kaitlyn Stout, Olathe, Kan.; Collin Studer, Wathena, Kan.; Katherine Stueve, Gardner, Kan.; Daniel Sumler, Anderson, Mo.; Emma Tinsley, Shawnee, Kan.; Dustin Turner, Overbrook, Kan.; Gavin Webster, Independence, Kan.; Madison Wendt, Chanute, Kan.; Jess Westmoreland, Hutchinson, Kan.; Audrey Willis, Olathe, Kan.; Jessie Wilson, Independence, Kan.; Taylor Winkler, Overland Park, Kan.; Heather Wright, Independence, Kan.; and
Hillary Yoder, Lawrence, Kan.

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NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 19, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330, steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Eighty-one Baker University students have been recognized by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.Baker arch1

The students were honored for their grade-point average, campus involvement and leadership as well as personification of Baker's mission and vision.

Here are the Baker students recognized:

Ryan Akin, Sedalia, Mo.; Jacqueline Albin, Wakeeney, Kan.; Zach Aldrich, Topeka, Kan.; Morgan Banning, Lawrence, Kan. Taylor Baum, Overland Park, Kan.; Kelli Bauman, Sabetha, Kan. Kimberly Beauchamp, Pomona, Kan.; Olivia Beins, Baldwin City, Kan.; Preston Beiser, Leawood, Kan.; Carly Berblinger, Buhler, Kan.; Courtney Boedeker, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Shannon Bond, Olathe, Kan.; Callie Brabender, Lawrence, Kan.; Kacee Britton, Sterling, Kan.; Laura Bynum, Kansas City, Kan.; Danielle Carlson, Olathe, Kan.; Clinton Chapman, Baldwin City, Kan.; Taylor Chase, Littleton, Kan.; Cooper Clark, Haysville, Kan.; Megan Clark, Holton, Kan.; Tanner Clark, Holton, Kan.; Amanda Conrade, Topeka, Kan.; Michelle Critchfield, Hesston, Kan.; Andrew Dare, Olathe, Kan.; Allison Davis, Waukee, Iowa; Adriane Dick, Lawrence, Kan.; Abbey Elsbernd, Andover, Kan.; Danielle French, Overland Park, Kan.; Aaron Greenbaum, Prairie Village, Kan.; Brandon Haefke, Holton, Kan.; Rachel Haley, Lawrence, Kan.; Ethan Hays, Smithville, Kan.; Gunnar Hays, Prairie View, Kan.; Aaron Howard, Raymore, Mo.; Eero Johnson, Olathe, Kan.; Lesley Johnson, Shawnee, Kan.; Sydney Johnston, Overland Park, Kan.; Hannah Jordan, Leavenworth, Kan.; Melissa Kinzer, Olathe, Kan.; Sarah Lambert, Belton, Mo.; Michael Lisher, Lawrence, Kan.; Emily Liston, Overland Park, Kan.; Lindsey Mateer, Spring Hill, Kan.; Jordan Miller, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Natalie Minchow, South Bend, Neb.; Jacob Mogle, Columbus, Kan.; Jamison Montes de Oca, Lawrence, Kan.; Andrew Morgan, Baldwin City, Kan.; Hayley Morrical, Lindsborg, Kan.; Sarah Mullins, Atchison, Kan.;

Mallorie Nelson, Paola, Kan.; Katelyn Palmer, Oakland, Iowa; Chad Phillips, Wichita, Kan.; Andrew Poindexter, Raymore, Mo.; Megan Pontius, Overland Park, Kan.; Jordan Queen, Derby, Kan.; Darrell Randall, Overland Park, Kan.; John Robbs, Baldwin City, Kan.; MacKenzie Sammons, Wellsville, Kan.; Richard Schacher, Harrisonville, Kan.; Samantha Schroeder, Olathe, Kan.; Caylea Siler, Bonner Springs, Kan.; Ericka Simpson, Spring Hill, Kan.; Lynae Soderholm, Alma, Neb.; Benjamin Sobek, Olathe, Kan.; Steven Stendebach, Olathe, Kan.; Mallory Stewart, Lawrence, Kan.; Kaitlyn Stout, Olathe, Kan.; Collin Studer, Wathena, Kan.; Katherine Stueve, Gardner, Kan.; Daniel Sumler, Anderson, Mo.; Emma Tinsley, Shawnee, Kan.; Dustin Turner, Overbrook, Kan.; Gavin Webster, Independence, Kan.; Madison Wendt, Chanute, Kan.; Jess Westmoreland, Hutchinson, Kan.; Audrey Willis, Olathe, Kan.; Jessie Wilson, Independence, Kan.; Taylor Winkler, Overland Park, Kan.; Heather Wright, Independence, Kan.; and
Hillary Yoder, Lawrence, Kan.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Nine Baker musicians to perform concert with Kansas Intercollegiate Band http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10831-nine-baker-musicians-to-perform-concert-with-kansas-intercollegiate-band http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10831-nine-baker-musicians-to-perform-concert-with-kansas-intercollegiate-band

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 18, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Nine musicians from the Baker University Symphonic Winds will perform with the Kansas Intercollegiate Band at the annual Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop Friday, Feb. 27, at Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kan.Baker musicians

The following students will represent Baker: Aubrey Eicher, flute, Topeka, Kan.; Lora Finley, alto sax, Altamont, Kan.; Chelsey Mann, clarinet, St. Joseph, Mo.; Jacob Neiman, tuba, Topeka, Kan.; Dante Simmons, trombone, Sublette, Kan.; Steven Stendebach, baritone sax, Olathe, Kan.; Bailey Stines, clarinet, Edgerton, Kan.; Mike Sturm, trombone, Eudora, Kan.; and Ian Calkins, trombone, Shawnee, Kan. They will rehearse with other collegiate musicians from across the state for two days before performing a concert at 2:45 p.m. in the Century II Concert Hall.

As part of the workshop, the Baker University Alumni Office and the Department of Music and Theatre will host an alumni reception from 5 to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in Room 101 of Century II. The event will honor Ray James, Baker’s recently retired band director, who is slated to be inducted into the Kansas Music Educators’ Hall of Fame. Gretchen (Buehler) Bixler, a 1991 Baker graduate, will be recognized as a candidate for KMEA President-Elect.

James will be introduced with Arthur Jay Steinberg, the other Class of 2015 KMEA Hall of Fame inductee, at the KMEA Presidents’ Concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Century II Concert Hall, which will feature a performance by the Boston Brass. His formal induction will be held at 10 a.m., Feb. 28, at the in the Mary Jane Teal Theater. For more information about the conference, go to www.ksmea.org.

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NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 18, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Nine musicians from the Baker University Symphonic Winds will perform with the Kansas Intercollegiate Band at the annual Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop Friday, Feb. 27, at Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kan.Baker musicians

The following students will represent Baker: Aubrey Eicher, flute, Topeka, Kan.; Lora Finley, alto sax, Altamont, Kan.; Chelsey Mann, clarinet, St. Joseph, Mo.; Jacob Neiman, tuba, Topeka, Kan.; Dante Simmons, trombone, Sublette, Kan.; Steven Stendebach, baritone sax, Olathe, Kan.; Bailey Stines, clarinet, Edgerton, Kan.; Mike Sturm, trombone, Eudora, Kan.; and Ian Calkins, trombone, Shawnee, Kan. They will rehearse with other collegiate musicians from across the state for two days before performing a concert at 2:45 p.m. in the Century II Concert Hall.

As part of the workshop, the Baker University Alumni Office and the Department of Music and Theatre will host an alumni reception from 5 to 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 27, in Room 101 of Century II. The event will honor Ray James, Baker’s recently retired band director, who is slated to be inducted into the Kansas Music Educators’ Hall of Fame. Gretchen (Buehler) Bixler, a 1991 Baker graduate, will be recognized as a candidate for KMEA President-Elect.

James will be introduced with Arthur Jay Steinberg, the other Class of 2015 KMEA Hall of Fame inductee, at the KMEA Presidents’ Concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Century II Concert Hall, which will feature a performance by the Boston Brass. His formal induction will be held at 10 a.m., Feb. 28, at the in the Mary Jane Teal Theater. For more information about the conference, go to www.ksmea.org.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Kansas Private College Week Feb. 9-13 http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10778-kansas-private-college-week-feb-9-13 http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10778-kansas-private-college-week-feb-9-13

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 8, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — The week of Feb. 9-13 has been declared as Kansas Private College Week throughout the state by Gov. Sam Brownback. The proclamation urges "all citizens to join in this observance by recognizing the important contributions of private college in the state."Baker-arch1

Baker, founded in 1858 and the first university in Kansas, is one of 18 member institutions of the Kansas Independent College Association. The others are Friends University and Newman University (both in Wichita); Bethel College and Hesston College (both in Harvey County); Tabor College (Hillsboro); Central Christian College and McPherson College (both in McPherson); Benedictine College (Atchison); Bethany College (Lindsborg); Donnelly College (Kansas City); Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina); Manhattan Christian College; MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe); Ottawa University; Southwestern College (Winfield); Sterling College; and University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth).

More than 22,000 students from across the nation enroll each year for undergraduate or graduate study at one of Kansas' private colleges, which award 20 percent of bachelor's degrees and 30 percent of master's degrees in the state.

Kansas' private colleges have more than 200,000 living alumni, half of whom live and work in Kansas.

A 2014 study commissioned by the Kansas Independent College Association reported that $980 million is annually pumped into the state economy because of the impact of private universities and colleges.


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NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 8, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — The week of Feb. 9-13 has been declared as Kansas Private College Week throughout the state by Gov. Sam Brownback. The proclamation urges "all citizens to join in this observance by recognizing the important contributions of private college in the state."Baker-arch1

Baker, founded in 1858 and the first university in Kansas, is one of 18 member institutions of the Kansas Independent College Association. The others are Friends University and Newman University (both in Wichita); Bethel College and Hesston College (both in Harvey County); Tabor College (Hillsboro); Central Christian College and McPherson College (both in McPherson); Benedictine College (Atchison); Bethany College (Lindsborg); Donnelly College (Kansas City); Kansas Wesleyan University (Salina); Manhattan Christian College; MidAmerica Nazarene University (Olathe); Ottawa University; Southwestern College (Winfield); Sterling College; and University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth).

More than 22,000 students from across the nation enroll each year for undergraduate or graduate study at one of Kansas' private colleges, which award 20 percent of bachelor's degrees and 30 percent of master's degrees in the state.

Kansas' private colleges have more than 200,000 living alumni, half of whom live and work in Kansas.

A 2014 study commissioned by the Kansas Independent College Association reported that $980 million is annually pumped into the state economy because of the impact of private universities and colleges.


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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Sun, 08 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
University to honor military http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10741-university-to-honor-military http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10741-university-to-honor-military

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 4, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will honor military members during Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Collins Center in conjunction with the Baker-Evangel men's basketball game. Tipoff is 4 p.m. All military personnel with a military ID will be admitted free.Commencement-flagforweb

Military students will present the colors and Thomas Denn, president of the Student Veterans Organization and Master of Business Administration student, will sing the national anthem. The Student Veterans Organization will have an information booth set up.

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NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 4, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will honor military members during Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Collins Center in conjunction with the Baker-Evangel men's basketball game. Tipoff is 4 p.m. All military personnel with a military ID will be admitted free.Commencement-flagforweb

Military students will present the colors and Thomas Denn, president of the Student Veterans Organization and Master of Business Administration student, will sing the national anthem. The Student Veterans Organization will have an information booth set up.

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no-reply@bakeru.edu (Steve Rottinghaus) News Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0600
Overland Park sophomore named Student Leader of Month http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10738-overland-park-sophomore-named-student-leader-of-month http://www.bakeru.edu/news/item/10738-overland-park-sophomore-named-student-leader-of-month

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 4, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Jordan Buscher, a sophomore from Overland Park, Kan., was named the Baker University Student Leader of the Month for January. Buscher, president of the Baker Ambassadors and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, is an elementary education major with a minor in church service and leadership.Jordan-Buscherforweb

The nomination for the leadership honor stated the following:

"I am impressed with her dedication to the position of president of Ambassadors. She is a great communicator and is always seeking ways to get more people involved in campus ministry activities. I know Jordan has many other leadership roles on campus, and she has the ability to juggle many different activities and her academic schedule. She multitasks with a very positive attitude. I believe she is an inspiration and role model for the Ambassadors and the entire Baker campus."

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

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 4, 2015
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or steve.rottinghaus@bakeru.edu

Baldwin City, Kan. — Jordan Buscher, a sophomore from Overland Park, Kan., was named the Baker University Student Leader of the Month for January. Buscher, president of the Baker Ambassadors and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, is an elementary education major with a minor in church service and leadership.Jordan-Buscherforweb

The nomination for the leadership honor stated the following:

"I am impressed with her dedication to the position of president of Ambassadors. She is a great communicator and is always seeking ways to get more people involved in campus ministry activities. I know Jordan has many other leadership roles on campus, and she has the ability to juggle many different activities and her academic schedule. She multitasks with a very positive attitude. I believe she is an inspiration and role model for the Ambassadors and the entire Baker campus."

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