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NEWS RELEASE
Dec. 9, 2014
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MBA-Leigh-YatesBaldwin City, Kan. — A lifelong learner, Leigh Yates has enjoyed developing various skills and taking risks throughout her professional career. On Sunday, Yates will be one of 140 graduates honored at the Collins Center with a Master of Business Administration degree.

Yates completed her coursework — 43 credit hours all online — in less than two years. In October, she finished her final class, strategic planning for competitive organizations. She lived in Kansas City, Mo., during the first half of the program before moving to Minneapolis, Minn.

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Monday, 08 December 2014 00:00

Baker University announces Class of 2014

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Dec. 8, 2014
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will honor more than 240 undergraduates and more than 250 graduate students with two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Collins Center.Class-of-2014forweb

New president Lynne Murray will preside over her first commencement ceremonies at Baker. Undergraduate degrees will be conferred at 1 p.m. for the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Professional and Graduate Studies, School of Nursing and School of Education. Graduate degrees will be conferred at 4 p.m. for the School of Education and School of Professional and Graduate Studies.

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NEWS RELEASE
Dec. 8, 2014
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Baldwin City, Kan. – Baker University's men's athletic program finished the 2013-14 academic year with the highest overall GPA of all 10 institutions in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, announced by the conference office.

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Dec. 5, 2014
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University's Delta Pi chapter inducted seven students and a faculty member into Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars, during a ceremony on Thursday at the Alumni Center on the Baldwin City campus.Phi-Beta-Delta-A-new-inducteesforweb

The students inducted were Zach Aldrich, Brad Burnside, Laura Bynum, Abbey Elsbernd, Katelyn Morris, Chris Tuso and Lexi Nyoni. Nicholaus Pumphrey, assistant professor of religious studies, was inducted as a faculty member. Baker student Morgan Banning, studying in Belgium for the fall semester, was selected as the recipient of the Eliot S. Berkley Prize in International Studies. Baker President Lynne Murray was recognized as an honorary member.

Since 1999, Delta Pi has grown to more than 240 members, including 170-plus students.

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Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

Senior, sophomore honored as student leaders

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Dec. 2, 2014
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Baldwin City, Kan. — A senior and sophomore have been recognized as Baker University's Student Leader of the Month for November and December.Student-Leadersforweb

Peyton Weekly, a senior sociology major from Gardner, Kan., and Lucy Staats, a sophomore sports administration and business major from Paola, Kan., were selected for their recent contributions to the campus community. Both students play for Baker's softball team.

The nomination for the leadership honor for Weekly stated the following:

"In the philosophy class that we had together, she was instrumental helping to organize study groups to help student prepare for midterms, unit tests and the final. She assumed a great deal of responsibility in organizing the study group sessions, and coordinating a time that would work for all the students, as well as preparing notes and study materials for all the students. She displays confidence in her ability to accomplish the most demanding tasks, even under intense deadlines."

The nomination for the leadership honor for Staats stated the following:

"She has battled through injuries during her time with the Baker softball team, yet she has not allowed her support for her teammates or her commitment to herself to waiver. Her support for other student athletes, programs and students in general is inspirational."


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NEWS RELEASE
Dec. 1, 2014
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University's 84th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers is scheduled for 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, at Rice Auditorium. Admission is free.2014-Vespers-Facebookforweb

The Baker University brass ensemble, concert choir, brass quartet, chamber singers, percussion ensemble, percussion ensemble, orchestra, speech choir, jazz ensemble, string quartet and community choir will perform. The audience will be welcomed to sing along for "Silent Night."

Baker President Lynne Murray is scheduled to read "Sitting on the Hillside" from "Kneeling in Bethlehem."
Here is the list of performers for Vespers:

Brass Quintet
Trevon Waddle, Katherine Stueve, Frank Perez, Micheal Sturm and Jacob Neiman

Concert Choir
Kelli Bauman, Ryan Bearrick, Jacob Brooks, Laura Bynum, Mykaela Cross, Adriane Dick, Aubrey Eicher, Emily Elliott, Carson Ferren, Lora Finley, Morgan Giudicessi, Brandon Haefke, Kristina Heinrich, Allissa Houchin, Brian Loux, Chelsey Mann, Jillian Miller, Luke Miltz, Jacob Neiman, Kayla Paul, Zach Pryor, Chelsie Pyatt, Sarah Queen, Hannah Remick, Bryan Richardson, Haley Roberts, Emily Robison, MacKenzie Sammons, Tyler Sams, Dante Simmons, Collin Studer, Katherine Stueve, Anna Stumpf, Trevon Waddle, Bethany Warrick, Madison Wendt, Taylor Winkler and Amy Wysong

Chamber Singers
Laura Bynum, Jacob Cleek, Aubrey Eicher, Emily Elliott, Lora Finley, Morgan Giudicessi, Brandon Haefke, Chelsey Mann, Kayla Paul, Zach Pryor, Joshua Seybert, Dante Simmons, Trevon Waddle, Madison Wendt and Taylor Winkler

Percussion Ensemble
Emily Elliott, Greg Henning, Becca Holder, Brian Loux, John Robbs, Stephanie Skedel

Orchestra
Violin I
Sam Kendrick, Allissa Houchin, Marshall Sumwalt, Thomas York

Violin II
Olivia Allen, Tyler Sams, Austin Harshaw, Hannah Remick

Viola
Audrey Willis, Amanda Conrade, Khadijah Lane

Cello
Ulrich Johanning, Brittany Gapter, Brian Loux

Bass
Jacob Brooks

Speech Choir
Brittany Friedel, Brittney Harmon, Cody Keener, Emi Kniffin, Jesse Miller, Logan Pope
Dory Smith, Marissa Smith, Jerome Washington

Jazz Ensemble
Alto Saxophone
Lora Finley, Amanda Love

Tenor Saxophone
Jacob Brooks, Bailey Stines

Baritone Saxophone
Steven Stendebach

Trumpet
Trevon Waddle, Grant Ellis, Katherine Stueve

Trombone
Dante Simmons, Micheal Sturm, Corey Matteson, Collin Studer

Rhythm
Brian Loux, bass; John Robbs, drums; Tyler Sams, guitar; Taylor Winkler, piano

University Community Choir
Briana Aeschliman, Rachel Ash, Jordan Brown, Victoria Cantrell, Jacob Cleek, Samuel Clemens, Kathryn Cooper , Frankie Farrant, Taylor Files, Lauren Freking, Mark Harman, Jessica Harvey, John Henderson, Kelli Higgins, Emily Hilton, Jessica Holmes, Michael Kunard, Taylor McDowell, Elisabeth Minson, Alexandra Packard, Victoria Paul, Mariah Quinn, Joshua Seybert, Bailey Stines, Angelica Wade, Jenna Warmund, Erin Wesselowski

Buel A. Hill String Quartet
Sam Kendrick, Marshall Sumwalt, Audrey Willis, Brian Loux

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00

Baker seniors honored as Teachers of Promise

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Nov. 25, 2014
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teachersfall2014Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University seniors Renata Dill and Cooper Clark were honored on Nov. 21 as Teachers of Promise at the Kansas Teacher of the Year State Awards Banquet in Wichita. The award salutes aspiring educators to recognize, recruit and retain the best Kansas teachers for Kansas children.

Dill, of Manhattan, Kan., is an elementary education major. Clark, of Haysville, Kan., is a middle level science major. The two seniors will graduate during commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 14.

Abby Hedrick, a 2008 Baker graduate, was a finalist for the Kansas Teacher of the Year honor. She is a math teacher at Paola (Kan.) Middle School.

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NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 21, 2014
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Dr. Lynne Murray was officially sworn in on Friday as the 29th president of Baker University during a small ceremony in the Lincoln-Kemper Parlor at Parmenter Hall on the Baldwin City campus.Medallion51forweb

Richard Howell, chair of Baker's board of trustees, presented Murray with the presidential medallion with several trustees and Baker academic leaders in attendance. Worn during ceremonial occasions such as commencement and convocation, the medallion signifies the official authority and responsibility of the president.

"Today's ceremony was very meaningful," Murray said. "To be presented with the presidential medallion in that intimate room — inside Baker's most iconic building – was a very special moment."

As president, Murray is responsible for providing sound and wise leadership to the university's academic and administrative government systems, reflecting the highest standard of professional and personal integrity. She is committed to raising funds to support scholarships for students and for academic and faculty excellence.

Murray earned a doctorate in special education administration from Gallaudet University, a master's in marketing from Johns Hopkins and a bachelor's in English from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Named Baker's president on Dec. 5, 2013, Murray officially took over Baker's top leadership position on July 1, 2014. She will wear the medallion while presiding over her first Baker commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Collins Center.

"The university is fortunate to have her leadership and the board is pleased with the progress she has already made since taking the helm in July 2014," Howell said.

A university-wide celebration for the campus community and the public has been set for Thursday, April 16, 2015. During the event, Murray will share her strategic vision, "Beyond the Horizon," for Baker.

Founded in 1858 and the first university in Kansas, Baker serves more than 3,200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students at the College of Arts and Sciences at the campus in Baldwin City, Kan.; the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, which serves adult learners at campuses in Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita in Kansas, and Kansas City and Lee's Summit in Missouri; the School of Nursing at Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka; and the School of Education which operates in Baldwin City, Overland Park and at sites throughout Kansas.

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Monday, 17 November 2014 00:00

University Orchestra to perform Nov. 19

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Nov. 17, 2014

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Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Orchestra will perform a concert conducted by Mark Pretzel, director of orchestral activities, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Admission is free.

The concert includes the Beethoven Coriolan Overture and the Mozart Symphony No. 29.

The Baker University Orchestra is joined by members of the Johnson County Community College Chamber Orchestra for the Beethoven.

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NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 14, 2014
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 17-21 with various events on the Baldwin City campus.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education. The week is an opportunity to share the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.International-flagsforweb

For the fall semester, Baker is represented by students and faculty from Australia, the Bahamas, Belarus, Canada, Congo, Denmark, France, Germany, Guinea, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Romania, Russia, St. Kitts and Nevis, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.

Here is the schedule of Baker's events for next week:

Monday, Nov. 17
Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall: France Day, chicken cordon bleu wraps, Napoleans
12:30 p.m.: Study abroad and travel interterm information session, hosted by Joe Watson and Kathy Wilson, Library 115
2:30-3:15 p.m.: Spanish table, meeting room by Starbucks

Tuesday, Nov. 18
Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall: Canada Day, Canadian bacon and mozzarella penne, blueberry cobbler
11 a.m.-noon: Taste of Culture, exotic coffee and teas
11:30 a.m.: French table, cafeteria

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall: Caribbean Day, jerk chicken and coconut rice, grilled pineapple with caramel rum sauce
8 p.m.: Movie night, hosted by Cynthia Appl, "The Lives of Others (Das Laben der Anderen)," in German with English subtitles, Owens Audio-Visual Room

Thursday, Nov. 20
Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall: African Day, samosas and bread pudding with pineapple rum sauce

Friday, Nov. 21
Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall: Australian Day, fish and chips, chocolate crackle cookies
12:30 p.m.: Study abroad, travel interterm, Harlaxton information session, hosted by Robyn Long and Kathy Wilson, Library 115

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