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NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 19, 2013
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

Baker to honor director of student health services on Dec. 2

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will honor longtime director of student health services Ruth Sarna during an open house from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at the Collins House, 505 Eighth St. The public is welcome.Ruthforweb

Sarna, who has served more than 15,000 Baker students, faculty and staff since 1989, will retire from the university at the end of the fall semester in December.

"She has treated each student with competence and caring," Baker President Pat Long said. "I hear nurse Ruth stories often from our students and alumni, and when her name is mentioned it is always done with a smile. She has made countless hospital visits, and our parents rely on her compassionate nature to care for their sons and daughters."

Earlier this year Sarna received the Piper Rainen Outstanding Staff Award. The honor recognizes and encourages extraordinary efforts of staff in their dealings with Baker students.

In 2010, Sarna was honored with the national Ollie B. Moten Award, which recognizes American College Health Association members who have made a significant impact at their university.

Sarna spearheaded efforts for the Community Wellness Festival, a free health fair held annually since 2002 at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.


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NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 14, 2013
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

University to celebrate International Education Week

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will celebrate International Education Week with several events planned Nov. 18-22.International-flagsforweb
Here is the schedule:

Monday, Nov. 18

Special dessert provided at Student Union cafeteria: Turkey, Hanim Gobegi (doughnut-like pastry with syrup glaze)

Tuesday, Nov. 19

German table, 10:30 a.m., cafeteria
Special dessert: Zimbabwe, Baobab Fruit Cake
Delta Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta induction ceremony, 5-6:30 p.m., Collins House
New student members: Seelai Ahmadi, Jessica Benner, Kacee Britton, Ulrich Johanning, Lindsay Leibach, Xiomara Nunez, Paige Rockers, Valerie Schirmer, Benjamin Sobek
New faculty member: Janet Graham
New honorary member: Brian Posler
International Student Forum, Owens Audio-Visual Room, 7- 9 p.m.
Brief presentations from international students and return study abroad students

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Special dessert: Germany, Bienenstich (bee-sting cake)
People to People Fair Trade Sale, 11a.m.-1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby
Sponsored by Phi Beta Delta International Honorary Society. Products are provided through SERVV International, a nonprofit organization that promotes the social and economic progress of people in developing regions of the world by purchasing and marketing their crafts using fair trade practices. Proceeds support Baker's Milan-Harris Award for Promoting Diversity.

Thursday, Nov. 21

People to People Fair Trade Sale, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby
French table, 11:45 a.m., cafeteria
Special dessert: Australia, Chocolate and Lemon Lamington's

Friday, Nov. 22

People to People Fair Trade Sale, 11a.m.-1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby
Spanish table, 11:30 a.m., cafeteria
Special dessert: Jamaica, Sweet Potato Rum Raisin Cake

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NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 13, 2013
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

University announces Emerging Leaders Class of 2013-2014

Baldwin City, Kan. — Twenty-five first-year and transfer students from Baker University participated in the annual Emerging Leaders Summit at Camp Chippewa in Ottawa. The event is designed for the students to enhance their leadership skills, enable other students to act, establish values and respect and develop teamwork.Emerging-Leaders-Summitforweb

Summit graduates have gone on to hold significant campus leadership positions, including serving as orientation team members, resident assistants, Student Activities Council executive board members, student organization presidents, Baker ambassadors and student body presidents.

"These sessions help leaders identify their leadership style, values, and what tools are essential to teamwork such as communication and cooperation," said Randy Flowers, director of student life. "The weekend experience also allows students to become familiar with other students and create friendships to help develop the bonds that are essential in team success."

Baker's Emerging Leaders Summit Class of 2013-2014 is the following:

Bree Busch, Manhattan; Jordan Buscher, Overland Park, Kan.; Amanda Conrade, Topeka; Kaci Dillingham, Topeka; Kristina Heinrich, Wilson, Kan.; Jaime Hodge, Ottawa; Allisa Houchin, Gypsum; Ryenn Johns, Lenexa, Kan.; Emi Kniffin, Wichita, Kan.; Sione Maumau, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Luke Miltz, Lecompton; James Newton, DeSoto, Kan.; Heather Nichols, Lecompton, Kan.; Logan Pope, Republic, Mo.; Darrell Randall, Overland Park, Kan.; Jami Sanborn, Independence, Kan.; Caylea Siler, Bonner Springs, Kan.; Rebecca Simkins, Merriam, Kan.; Elizabeth Stover, Olathe, Kan.; Kiana Turner, Tatum, Texas; Evelyn Vila, Overland Park, Kan.; Zach Vredenburg, Olathe, Kan.; Madison Wendt, Chanute, Kan.; Steph Woltkamp, Overland Park, Kan.; and Anna Wright, Lawrence, Kan.

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NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 8, 2013
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Leavenworth senior named Student Leader of Month

Baldwin City, Kan. — Liz Jordan, a senior from Leavenworth, Kan., has been named Baker University's Student Leader of the Month for October.Liz-Jordanforweb

Jordan, an art history major, is a resident assistant at Irwin Hall, an active member of Baker Rallies Against Violence, a manager for the men's and women's cross country teams, and the residence life representative for student senate.

The nomination for the leadership honor stated:

"She is organized, reliable, responsible, and trustworthy. She seeks feedback and self-assesses to find areas of improvement. If she sees something that needs done, she takes care of it. She supports and encourages her colleagues to do their best, and has inspired two first-year residents to pursue being an resident assistant next year because she loves what she does."

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