Peter Morello will work with journalists in Swaziland, a sovereign state in Southern Africa, and teach at the University of Swaziland.

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Six members of Mungano, Baker University’s longtime student-run diversity organization, joined more than 600 other elite student leaders last week at the Big XII Conference on Black Student Government in Stillwater, Okla.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Eighty-one Baker University students have been recognized by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2014.

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Baker musicians join other collegiate musicians from across the state to perform in the Kansas Intercollegiate Band concert in Wichita. 

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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."

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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.

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The Baker University music department will host the 18th annual Baker High School Honor Band Concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, at Rice Auditorium. Admission is free.

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Baker University earned two top honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 5 competition Jan. 18-24 at Minnesota Normandale Community College, winning the Golden C Wrench as Stagecraft Showdown champions and the Stagecraft Spirit Trophy.

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Melinda Hipple, a Baker University junior from Baldwin City, Kan., won an essay prize while studying abroad at Harlaxton College during the fall semester.

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Students traveled to Atlanta to learn more about event operations and strategies connected to the Chick-fil-A Bowl and other sport organizations.

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Best College Reviews has compiled a list of the most desirable study abroad opportunities, and the British campus of the University of Evansville, Harlaxton Manor, a popular destination for Baker students, tops the rankings.

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The Baker University Community Choir will begin rehearsals for its spring season on Thursday, Jan. 29. The weekly rehearsals are held 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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Haley Epperson, 2013, fourth-grade teacher in Spring Hill, Kan., receives award for first-year teaching excellence.

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Dawn Pleas-Bailey, vice president for student life and special assistant to the president for community outreach at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., will be the guest speaker at Baker University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

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Instructed by faculty with legal expertise and a well-rounded liberal arts education, students interested in law have thrived in small classroom settings at Baker University for more than a century.

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