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Feb. 10, 2014Contact: 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

Concert Honor Band Festival set for Feb. 13

Baldwin City, Kan. — More than 100 instrumentalists from area high schools will participate on Thursday, Feb. 13, at the 16th annual Concert Honor Band Festival. The daylong event concludes with a 7 p.m. concert at Rice Auditorium. Admission to the concert is free.

Musicians from Atchison, Baldwin City, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Highland Park, Jefferson West, McLouth, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Osawatomie, Ottawa, Royal Valley, Spring Hill and Wellsville are scheduled to perform. During the day, Barry Kraus, director of bands and coordinator of instrumental ensembles at Belmont University in Nashville, will serve as a conductor and clinician. He will conduct the High School Honor Band at the concert.

The concert will feature the Baker University Symphonic Winds under the baton of Raymond James, director of bands at Baker. Clarinetist J.D. Parr, professor of music at Baker, will perform with the Symphonic Winds.

The High School Honor Band will perform the following:

Program to be selected from:
Ignition Todd Stalter
Sheltering Sky John Mackey
In the Forest of the King Pierre LaPlante
Suite Divertimento Jay Gilbert
March and Procession of Bacchus Leos Delibes/Eric Osterling
Home On The Range Ralston / Barnes

The Baker University Symphonic Winds will perform:

The Star Spangled Banner arr. Jack Stamp
The Orange Bowl March Henry Fillmore
A Klezmer Tribute arr. Eric Richards
Dr. J.D. Parr, Clarinet
First Suite in Eb Gustav Holst
3. March
O Waly, Waly (A Rhapsody for Band) Jay Bocook

 

NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 6, 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

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges recognizes Baker students

Baldwin City, Kan. —Fifty-nine Baker University students have been recognized by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges for 2013.

The students were honored for their grade-point average, campus involvement and leadership as well as personification of Baker's mission and vision.

Here are the Baker students recognized:

Ryan Akin, Sedalia, Mo.; Zach Aldrich, Topeka, Kan.; Everett Basham, Aurora, Mo.; Taylor Baum, Overland Park, Kan.; Kelli Bauman, Sabetha, Kan.; Kimberly Beauchamp, Pomona, Kan.; Olivia Beins, Baldwin City, Kan.; Jessica Benner, Wichita, Kan.; Jillian Benson, Lenexa, Kan.; Caroline Berblinger, Buhler, Kan.; Courtney Boedeker, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Shannon Bond, Olathe, Kan.; Sloane Brady, Overland Park, Kan.; Samantha Brandt, Gardner, Kan.; Laura Bynum, Kansas City, Kan.; Tara Chumley, Tonganoxie, Kan.; Kendra Clark, Emporia, Kan.; Katelin Colby, Paola, Kan.; Nancy Delgado, Emporia, Kan.; Katelyn Doolittle, Ottawa, Kan.; Alexandria Eckert, Leavenworth, Kan.; Shelley Ellenburg, Overbrook, Kan.; Kristen Finger, Lawrence, Kan.; Matthew Fry, Emporia, Kan.; Hannah Geenens, Stilwell, Kan.; Aaron Greenbaum, Prairie Village, Kan.; Brandon Haefke, Holton, Kan.; Rachel Haley, Lawrence, Kan.; Ethan Hays, Smithville, Kan.; Sarah Lambert, Belton, Mo.; Jordan Miller, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Jamison Montes de Oca, Lawrence, Kan.; Andrew Morgan, Baldwin City, Kan.; Teresa Morse, Gardner, Kan.; Sarah Mullins, Atchison, Kan.; Katelyn Palmer, Oakland, Iowa; Alyssa Paul, Paola, Kan.; Chad Phillips, Wichita, Kan.; Michael Preut, Nortonville, Kan.; Valentine Schirmer, Overbrook, Kan.; Samantha Schroeder, Olathe, Kan.; Ryan Schugart, Olathe, Kan.; Deeva Sharma, Leawood, Kan.; Caylea Siler, Bonner Springs, Kan.; Rebecca Simkins, Merriam, Kan.; Crystal Simon, Leavenworth, Kan.; Ericka Simpson, Spring Hill, Kan.; Marissa Smith, Springfield, Mo.; Benjamin Sobek, Lee's Summit, Mo.; Lynae Soderholm, Alma, Neb.; Trevor Sutton, Wamego, Kan.; Kate Thurbon, Topeka, Kan.; Dustin Turner, Overbrook, Kan.; Sean Webb, Wamego, Kan.; Gavin Webster, Independence, Kan.; Madison Wendt, Chanute, Kan.; Ashley Werner, Pittsburg, Kan.; Lauren Williams, Olathe, Kan.; Alex Zuzelski. Syracuse, Kan.

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Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.

 

NEWS RELEASE
Jan. 31, 2014
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Topeka junior named Student Leader of the Month for December, January

Baldwin City, Kan. — Zach Aldrich, a junior business finance, economics and math major from Topeka, Kan., has been named Baker University's Student Leader of the Month for December and January.

Aldrich is a member of Baker's tennis team and has been recognized on the dean's list for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average for the semester. He also was the student representative on the presidential search committee.Zach-Aldrichforweb

The nomination for the leadership honor stated:

"Zach is a potential triple major and is highly regarded as a student member of the presidential search committee. He is a natural as a Salon 101 leader. He presented some of his research at a regional economics conference. I wish we had dozens more like him."


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Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident and responsible contributors to society.

 

NEWS RELEASE
Jan. 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

University honored again as a Tree Campus USA

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Baker University as a 2013 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.Flowerforweb

To be honored, Baker met the five-core standards for effective campus forest management: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.

'Trees are a vital component of campus infrastructure and landscaping," said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation, based in Lincoln, Neb. "First, properly-placed trees create a welcoming space for students, staff and alumni, providing much-needed relief from heat and a quiet place to reflect or study. Second, trees keep our air and water clean and remove harmful pollutants. Third, trees, save money by reducing energy use and improving storm-water management."

Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. Baker was the first university in Kansas to be honored as a Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA is supported by a generous grant from Toyota.

"Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Steve Wright and his ground crew we are in the process of maintaining the beauty of the trees on campus and replacing those that have been loss because of the drought over the past several years," said Roger Boyd, Baker University's director of natural areas. "We take pride in managing our resources to reflect a welcoming environment to our students and visitors."

The Ivan Boyd Arboretum, established on the Baldwin City campus in 1978, has approximately 450 trees on the main campus and 114 species. The University annually adds species to the arboretum.

Members of the Arboretum Committee are Boyd; Katelyn Doolittle, student representative; Chris Hamill, a member of the Baldwin Tree Board and local nurseryman; Maurice McClure, groundskeeper; Nate Poell, technical services librarian; Jeremy Portlock, director of the physical plant; and Steve Wright, Baker grounds-crew member.


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