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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 27, 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.

Baldwin City, Kan. — The National Association of Campus Activities honored Baker University's 2014 Last Lecture series, featuring the Rev. Ira DeSpain, as the program of the year at the NACA Central Regional Conference Oct. 23-26 in Arlington, Texas.

The region covered Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. Baker competed against more than 60 schools of all sizes at the conference.

The Last Lecture Series is sponsored by Baker's Student Activities Council. DeSpain, a 1970 Baker graduate, spoke at the series in March, three months before he retired after serving as an ordained minister for 42 years, including 22 years as minister to Baker University. A third-generation minister, DeSpain's address at the series focused on living a life of moderation and balance.

"This is truly a university award as many departments have worked together to create such a strong university tradition," said Randy Flowers, director of student life.

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

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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 6, 2014
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Michaela Jamison, a sophomore history and communication major with a pre-law minor from Shawnee, Kan., has been named Baker University's Student Leader of the Month for September.Michaela-Jamisonforweb

Jamison is active in Delta Delta Delta, Student Activities Council and College Republicans. She is also a student orientation leader, resident assistant at the New Living Center and team chairman for Party on the Lawn 'Til Dawn.

The nomination for the leadership honor stated:

"She was an amazing orientation leader this summer. She always showed up with a positive attitude and showed that she could work with anyone no matter who they are. Michaela deserves this award for her continual efforts across the university with residence life, dance team, Delta Delta Delta and orientation. I look forward to seeing where Michaela goes."

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

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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 1, 2014
Contact: Matt Lindsey, (785) 235-2377 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Topeka, Kan. — The Kansas Independent College Association proudly announced the selection of 18 college faculty members, including Baker University Assistant Professor of English Marti Mihalyi, to receive the association's inaugural Faculty of Distinction award. The honorees will be recognized at a workshop and award luncheon on the campus in Topeka on Oct. 21.

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00

Santa Fe Trail exhibit to open on Museum Day

NEWS RELEASE
Sept. 24 2014
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Baldwin City, Kan. — Old Castle Hall on the Baker's Baldwin City campus will be open on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Smithsonian Magazine's 10th annual Museum Day. Admission is free.

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Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University was the highest-ranked Kansas university in the Midwest Universities Regional category in the 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges, released on Tuesday.

Baker, listed 44th in the Midwest, was among the universities ranked in the 12-state region in the latest edition. Regional universities were defined as schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs but few, if any, doctoral programs. The region covers schools from Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

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Monday, 08 September 2014 00:00

Tree planting to honor a Baker founder

Baldwin City, Kan. — A bur oak tree will be planted at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, in front of Old Castle, 511 Fifth St., in honor of Henry Barricklow, one of the founders of Baker University. The public is welcome to attend.

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The program, now in its third year, is designed to assist students in their academic transition from high school to college. It provides students the opportunity to share in intellectual exploration through discussion, curricular assignments, reflection and cocurricular programming based on a single book. This year's common book is "This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women" by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman.

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Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00

Baker recognized as College of Distinction

Baldwin City, Kan. — Colleges of Distinction, a guidebook highlighting four-year colleges and universities that are considered "hidden gems," has recognized Baker University in its 2014-2015 publication.

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014 00:00

Community choir to begin rehearsals

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Community Choir will begin rehearsing on Thursday, Aug. 28, for the fall season. The weekly rehearsals are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building, 408 Eighth St., on the Baldwin City campus.

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The site selected Baker for its dedication to “refining their undergraduate accomplishments” and accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. It also noted Baker’s concentration programs meeting the various professional standards for study in professional disciplines.

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