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NEWS RELEASE
July 21, 2014
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Broadway at Baker to feature 'The Wiz'

Baldwin City, Kan. — Broadway at Baker and Music Theatre for Young People will present "The Wiz" at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 27, at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Cary Danielson Pandzik will direct the musical theater production.Broadway-at-Baker4forweb

Students 13 to 18 years of age gain stage skills during the weeklong intensive preparation, which culminates in a full-scale performance on Sunday.

"The Wiz" is a musical based on "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum but with a more fun, funky modern version of the story. Dorothy, a girl from Kansas, is blown by a tornado into Munchkinland, defeats the evil witch and goes to see the powerful Wizard, whom she later learns is a phony. However, he convinces Dorothy that she can do anything she wants to, if she just believes in herself.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (785) 594-8478.

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NEWS RELEASE
July 21, 2014
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Master of Liberal Arts program ranked fifth nationally

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s Master of Liberal Arts online degree program has been ranked fifth nationally by the wordfocus.com website.Parmenter Hall

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.

The MLA program, provided at Baker since the mid-1970s, is known for customizing its curriculum for students with an emphasis on creative arts, history and ideas, and natural and social sciences.

“For nearly 40 years, Baker University has been at the forefront of educating adult learners,” said Brian Messer, vice president and dean of Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies. “The latest honor highlights the importance of our well-rounded degree program and how the vast learning opportunities at Baker prepare our students for a rewarding career.”

For more on the Baker MLA program, go to www.bakeru.edu/spgs-prospective2/degrees-and-programs/mla

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NEWS RELEASE
July 7, 2014
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

'Crazy for You' to be presented at Broadway at Baker

Baldwin City, Kan. — Broadway at Baker and Music Theatre for Young People will present "Crazy for You" at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, July 13, at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus. Cary Danielson Pandzik will direct the musical theater production.Broadway-at-Bakerforweb

Students 13 to 18 years of age gain stage skills during the weeklong intensive preparation, which culminates in a full-scale performance on Sunday.

In George and Ira Gershwin's "Crazy For You," a stage-struck New York playboy, Bobby Child, is sent to a small, poor town in Nevada to close down the local theater. Soon he falls in love with the theater owner's daughter, Polly. To save the theater, he dreams up an idea to put on a show to raise money, and hilarious comedy ensues. In the end, the town is reinvigorated, the theater is saved, and Bobby finds love. The musical comedy features a large tap and dance ensemble.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (785) 594-8478.

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NEWS RELEASE
June 10, 2014
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Baker’s athletic website ranked No. 1 nationally

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s official athletics website placed first nationally in the 2014 In-House Athletics Website Contest during the weekend at the NAIA-Sports Information Directors of America Convention in Orlando, Fla.WEBSITE-HONOR

The website showcases daily highlights, features, photos and videos from all 19 of Baker’s athletics programs.

Tyler Price, assistant director of athletics for communications, Andrew Patch, assistant director of athletics for operations, and Neil Kulbiski, senior director of digital communications and emerging media, led Baker’s website efforts for athletics. A year ago, Baker’s website placed second in the contest.

“Our talented team continues to deliver quality, comprehensive and compelling content for our entire athletic program,” said Theresa Yetmar, director of athletics at Baker. “I know all of our Wildcats appreciate their efforts. If you want to stay informed throughout the year on our outstanding teams and share in our success, bakerwildcats.com is the definitive source.”

Also at the convention, Baker placed seventh in the NAIA in single-sport poster for its 2013 Wildcat football schedule poster. Patch designed the poster.

Price was voted a member of the NAIA-SIDA Board of Directors in a one-year at-large term for the upcoming year.

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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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