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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Baker University students were named to College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education undergraduate dean's list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher during the fall 2014 semester.

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Baker University students were named to the School of Nursing's dean's list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the fall 2014 semester.

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Baker drummer will perform with the 2015 National Small College/Community College Intercollegiate Band.

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International studies and political science professor traveled to Uganda to complete research and aid organization that promotes socially conscious business practices and online marketplace. 

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Bryan Williams, a 2014 graduate and secondary education major, has embraced serving as a WorldTeach volunteer in American Samoa, 6,000 miles from of Baldwin City.

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Baker University School of Nursing faculty, alumni and students continue to assist 2008 School of Nursing graduates Ephantus Kimori Mwangi and Hottensiah Kimori in delivering on their medical mission of promoting health care in Kenyan communities through Streams of Hope International.

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Brothers relied on each other for motivation and support during Baker's MBA program. Both believe the degree will open doors to new opportunities.

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The university's first recipients of the leadership award have taken their Baker experiences and forged successful careers.

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Aubrey-Jamesforweb-2A former pastor with a background in medicine, James Aubey began thinking about pursuing a nursing degree during a faltering economy in 2008. After his first wife, a registered nurse, passed away a couple of years later, he followed his heart and enrolled in the Baker School of Nursing.

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