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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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NEWS RELEASE
May 27, 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

Graduates earn leadership awards

Baldwin City, Kan. — Two May Baker University graduates were recognized as 2014 Fran Jabara Leadership Award recipients during spring commencement ceremonies on May 18 at the Collins Center.Jabarawinnersforweb

Molly Bostwick, Baldwin City, Kan., and Michael Hobbs, Olathe, Kan., received the honors, which were presented by Gary Irick, associate professor and chair of the business and economics department at Baker.

Bostwick earned a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in accounting. Hobbs received a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in sports administration and business. The Fran Jabara Leadership Award Endowment recognizes the leadership potential of outstanding young men and women as they graduate. The award is named for renowned Wichita educator and entrepreneur F. D. (Fran) Jabara, a lifelong proponent of recognizing and promoting excellence in leadership. The awards program began in 2002 for students graduating from four-year private colleges in Kansas.

In 1949, Jabara joined the faculty at Wichita State, where he served for 40 years until he resigned in 1989. During his tenure he was appointed Distinguished Professor in 1971 and served as Dean of the College of Business Administration for seven years. Compelled by his advocacy of the American free enterprise system, Jabara founded in 1977 one of the nation's first Centers for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State. The program became recognized as one of the best in the nation. He also co-founded the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs (ACE), the largest national organization for collegiate students interested in entrepreneurship, with members in all 50 states and 20 countries.

Previous Jabara Leadership Award winners from Baker are Josh Rydberg and Rachel Strecker (2013), Alex Bulk and Lee Ann Michel (2012), Andrew Dale and Kendra Stephens (2011), Stephanie Brockmann and Jeff Skillman (2010), Chelsey Forge and Peter J. Matulka (2009), Matthew Mills and Aphton Riley (2008), Matt Bretz and Jennifer McKean Wenger (2007), Jason Swarts and Emilee Merry Kuhn (2006), and Jason Webb and Christy Renyer (2005).

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