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NEWS RELEASE
June 2, 2010
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University recognizes three with honorary doctorates05.23_Graduation-113

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University recognized three longtime supporters for their commitment to higher education with honorary doctorates during May commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.

The honorees were JJ Lanning, Prairie Village, a 1950 graduate of Baker University and member of Baker’s Board of Trustees; Susanne Richardson Teel, St. Joseph, Mo., chair of Baker’s Board of Trustees; and Charles Kopke, Kansas City, Mo., former member of the Board of Trustees. All three were presented a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.

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NEWS RELEASE
May 27, 2010
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University announces Dean’s List for Baldwin City campus

Baldwin City, Kan. — The following students were named to Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Education undergraduate Dean’s List for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the spring 2010 semester:

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JaNay Adgers, Kansas City, Mo.; Nicholas Aguilar, Lenexa; Clayton Alexander, Kansas City, Mo.; Brooke Allen, Topeka; Stephanie Allen, Overland Park; Samuel Altman, Fort Collins, Colo.; Phillip Amstutz, Lenexa; Kayla Anderson, Alma; Lauren Anderson, Gardner; Layne Anderson, Overland Park; Nicole Anderson, Alma; Nicole Armbruster, Lindsborg; Alise Armour, Tulsa, Okla.; Louise Ashley, Topeka

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John Babb, Topeka; Tracie Babbitt, Kansas City, Mo.; Kyrie Bair, Great Bend; Adrienne Barclay, Lawrence; Ethan Bauer, Olathe; Kyle Baum, St. Louis; William Baum, St. Louis; Samuel Beecher, Baldwin City; Eldon Beiser, Leawood; Clint Benge, Shawnee; Stephanie Berg, Shawnee; Adam Blevins, Mayetta; Austin Boehm, Paola; Charles Bollinger, Pomona; Edward Bond, Emporia; Jana Boss, Shawnee Mission; Bristol Brandt, Overland Park; Samantha Brandt, Gardner; Jenna Brantley, Lawrence; Lauren Breithaupt, Overland Park; Katelyn Brewer, Smithville, Mo.; Matthew Brock, Holton; Stephanie Brockmann, Washington, Mo.; Lindsey Brown, Overland Park; Mack Brown, Liberty, Mo.; Stephanie Brown, Overland Park; Audrey Bryant, Kansas City, Mo.; Darin Buford, Alma; Alexander Bulk, Wamego; Kristen Burchett, Overland Park; Emily Burks, Lenexa; Ryan Burns, Parkville, Mo.

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Laura Caby, Topeka; Aaron Caldwell, Overland Park; Kylie Campbell, McLouth; Chelsea Carnagie, Eudora; Tresa Carter, Overland Park; Courtney Chambers, Independence; William Chambers, LaCygne; Emily Chmidling, Edgerton; Garrett Chumley, Tonganoxie; Tiffany Clark, Belton, Mo.; Drew Clement, Shawnee; Daniel Clifford, Dodge City; Kelsey Cobb, Kansas City, Kan.; Shelby Collier, Lenexa, Kan.; Stephen Conover, Grapevine, Texas; Tiffany Cornett, Lindsborg

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Bryce Daily, Corona, Calif.; Andrew Dale, Topeka; Hannah Dalrymple, Lyndon; Gina Davidson, Paola; Kyle Davis, Topeka; Rebecca Davis, Lawrence; Robert Davis, Olathe; Shawn Deegan, Kansas City, Kan.; Austin DeGraeve, De Soto; Charleston DeLa Cruz, Spring Valley, Calif.; Christina Delladio, Bonner Springs; Genevieve Des Marteau, Lawrence; Katherine Dick, Lawrence; Carly Dickens, Overland Park; David Dickenson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Brandi Dority, Lindsborg; Sydney Doster, Gardner; Christopher Duderstadt, Overland Park; Parker Duncan, Baldwin City; William Duncan, Baldwin City; Chelsea Dunn, Liberty, Mo.; Margaret Dupes, Fallbrook, Calif.

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Nicholas Ebmeyer, Olathe; Annie Epp, Spring Hill; Kelsey Epperson, Eudora; Judy Erpelding, Eudora

F

Tyler Falck, Topeka; Hillary Farmer, Independence; Hayes Farwell, Fredonia; Zachary Faust, Springdale, Ark.; Brad Fawcett, Grapevine, Texas; Rachel Felich, Kansas City, Kan.; Nathan Ferree, Emporia; Molly Flanigan, Shawnee; Valarie Foos, Bazine, Kan.; Kathryn Fritz, Spring Hill

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Amanda Garrison, Lawrence; Kaitlyn Gilpatrick, Independence, Mo.; Kelsey Gillpatrick, Independence, Mo.; Casey Gleue, Lawrence; Brett Goedeke, Lawrence; Patrice Greenbaum, Shawnee; Brooke Grieger, Manhattan; Heather Gruber, Stilwell

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Laeth Hamil, Overland Park; Cody Hanel, Beloit; Aaron Hannon, Baldwin City; Kendra Hanson, Salina; Maci Harshbarger, Wamego; Amelia Harshfield, Wichita; Melissa Hasty, Oberlin; Kaitlyn Haynes, Larned; Mallory Hayward, Parkville, Mo.; Tara Heinrich, Shawnee Mission; Amanda Helm, Baldwin City; Eric Hendricks, Basehor; Amanda Hershberger, Hesston; Alexandra Hess, Overland Park; Erin Hignight, Independence; Jessica Hill, Baldwin City; Brittany Hines, Hutchinson; Elizabeth Hopkins, New Strawn

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Julianna Imler, Olathe; Matthew Ingram, Lenexa; Douglas Ireland, De Soto

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Katie James, Manhattan; Saunder James, Baldwin City; Christine Janssens, Kansas City, Mo; Jeffrey Jensen, Leawood; Wolfgang Johanning, Lawrence; Caleb Johnson, Blue Springs, Mo.; Marlee Johnson, Olathe; Janelle Johnston, Lenexa; Eli Jones, Tonganoxie

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Tonia Karpowicz, Independence, Mo.; Hela Kawas, Spring Hill; Tyler Keal, Parsons; Jocelyn Keener, Topeka; Katy Kendrick, Eudora; Samuel Kenney, Manhattan; Lisa Kent, Baldwin City; Jesse Kern, Osawatomie; Kate Kidd, Everest; Bryan Kindle, Eudora; Alysia King, Olathe; John King, De Soto; Richard Klein, Prince George, British Columbia; James Kliewer, Cimarron; Morgan Kollhoff, Hutchinson; Brian Korn, Tucson, Ariz.; Iliana Krehbiel, Salina; Andrew Krievins, Olathe; Dylan Kuhlman, Dighton

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Justin Lake, Lake Quivira; Justin Lane, Gardner; Jamie Larsen, Lawrence; Eric Larson, Overland Park; Brittney Leiker, Shawnee; Allison Lewis, Lenexa; Tracy Light, Topeka; Andrew Linenberger, Topeka; Denver Little, Bentonville, Ark.; Hillary Long, Lawrence; Farng Loveland, Wichita; Brianne Lowrey, Carrollton, Mo.; Jacob Lundberg, Olathe; Kaitlyn Lutz, Stilwell

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Reno Marical, Tuttle, Okla.; Allyssa Massie, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Avaree McDonald, Beloit; Ashley McEachern, McPherson; Amelia Meier, Spring Hill; Lee Michel, Downs; Ashlee Miller, Kansas City, Mo.; Cullen Miller, St. Joseph, Mo.; Jessica Miner, Hiawatha; Dustin Moomau, Olathe; Michael Morefield, Overland Park; Justin Morello, Leawood; Joshua Morgan, Hoxie; Stephanie Morse, Gardner; Erika Munker, Topeka; Eric Munoz, Springdale, Ark.; Kaylee Murdock, Olathe; Joel Murphy, St. Louis; Caitlin Murray, Shawnee Mission

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Patrick Nall, Lenexa; Darcey Nance, Lawrence; Stephanie Nelson, Paola; Jerome Newman, Kansas City; Rachel Noel, LaCygne; Jacob Nowak, Overland Park

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Bradford Oliva, Topeka

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Joshua Padilla, Chandler, Ariz.; Laura Paul, Paola; Sarah Pembrook, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Megan Perry, Spring Hill; Tessa Peterson, Leawood; Amanda Phelps, Spring Hill; Samantha Pool, Olathe; April Presler, Rice, Minn.; Thomas Pruitt, Peculiar, Mo.; Brooke Pryor, Overbrook

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Shanlee Randel, Oklahoma City; Eric Reimer, Emporia; Andrea Reinhard, Olathe; Jamie Resseguie, Lawrence; Aaron Rieschick, Holton; Eric Riggs, Newton; Andrew Roberts, Kansas City, Kan.; Zackary Rockey, Udall; Margo Rodewald, LaCygne; Sierra Ronhovde, Elmwood, Neb.; Parker Roth, Minneapolis; Alisa Rotman, Cawker City; Joshua Rydberg, Overland Park

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Brianna Sage, Olpe; Catherine Sailler, Baldwin City; Amanda Sams, Prairie Village; Allyson Sass, Baldwin City; Brittni Sayers, Centerville; Hannah Schaake, Augusta; Christopher Scheideman, Wamego; Alix Schiraldi, Shawnee; Gina Schiraldi, Shawnee; Molly Schmeidler, Spring Hill; Caitlin Schwanke, Topeka; Sara Schwarz, Independence; Jason Schweer, Waverly, Iowa; Katie Sellers, Salina; Laura Shank, Gardner; Michael Sheridan, Baldwin City; Jessica Shiney, Louisburg; Sarah Shipley, Olathe; Betsy Siess, Topeka; Christopher Sifuentes, Bonner Springs; Claire Silvius, Lenexa; Richard Singer, Topeka; Timothy Sipe, Holton; Jeffrey Skillman, Olathe; Alexander Skov, Winfield; Angela Slaughter, Paola; Amber Smith, Baldwin City; Leo Smith, Peculiar, Mo.; Lisa Smith, Ogden; Ashley Snedeger, Baldwin City; Blain Snipstal, Davis, Calif.; Emily Speicher, Elk City; Tayler Stacks, Louisburg; Blake Stanwood, Overland Park; Jamie Starling, Gardner; Tiffany Steinbacher, Erie; Kristen Steppe, Shawnee; Shawna Stokes, Lenexa; Erika Strong, Pratt; Kristen Sudbeck, Seneca; Levi Sund, Carbondale; Warren Swenson, Overland Park; George Swisher, Lawrence

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Andrew Taliaferro, Berryton; Gavin Tatrn, Topeka; Adam Taylor, Independence; Sarah Taylor, Overland Park; Adam Tebben, Emporia; Ashley Tevis, Topeka; Lauren Thames, Lawrence; Camron Thissen, Herington; James Thomas, Paola; Meagan Thomas, Florissant, Colo.; Jackie Thompson, Paola; Joshua Thompson, Topeka; McKenzie Thompson, De Soto; Jordan Toothaker, Cimarron; Lauren Torrez, Topeka; Krystina Townsend, Gardner; Chelsea Twietmeyer, Cheney

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Ashley Ukena, Topeka; Stephen Underwood, Lenexa

V

Megan Vail, Osawatomie; Stephanie Van Der Weg, Newton; Joshua Vossen, Tecumseh; Samuel Vossen, Tecumseh

W

Joseph Wachter, Pittsburg; Amanda Wahlmeier, Concordia; Samantha Waldman, Overbrook; Rachel Walkowiak, Lenexa; Loryn Walrod, Eudora; Tony Weber, Olathe; Danielle Weimholt, Olathe; Berenice Weisel, Hiawatha; Courtney West, Girard; Amber White, De Soto; Kylie White, Emporia; Mary White, Olathe; Matthew Wiest, Shawnee; Larran Williams, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Kasey Willnauer, Olathe; Kelsey Wise, Tulsa, Okla.; Richele Woods, McPherson; Andrew Woodworth, Olathe; Katherine Worley, Platte Woods, Mo.

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Krista Yaktine, Overland Park; Lauren Yonkey, Shawnee; Carly Young, Baldwin City; Hakeem Young, Spring Hill; Stacy Yowell, Overland Park

Z

Sarah Zaharia, St. Marys

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NEWS RELEASE
May 27, 2010
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University announces School of Nursing Dean’s List for spring semester

Topeka, Kan. — The following students were named to Baker University’s School of Nursing Dean’s List for maintaining a 3.5 grade-point average or higher for the spring 2010 semester:

Amy Adams, Topeka; Judith Anderson, Auburn; Caycey Aydlette, Holton; Joleen Bacon, Lawrence; Teresa Baker, Council Grove; Kelsey Balint, Topeka; Breanna Barker, Basehor; Koressa Bausch, Hoyt; Danielle Baxter, Onaga; Hannah Bechtold, Topeka; Kimberly Begert, Lawrence; Katherine Blevins, Hiawatha; Rebecca Blevins, Lawrence; Jessica Bloom, Topeka; Nikki Boydston, Topeka; Kayla Brown, Topeka; Katelin Burgen, Topeka; Martin Burke, Lawrence; Jeremy Bustamante, Lawrence; Erin Casey, Meriden; Molly Coleman, Topeka; Zachary Colwell, Lawrence; Raven Correll, Berryton; Angela Cronister, Topeka; Jolene Croxell, McLouth; Denise Daniel, Lawrence; Elizabeth Deng, Lawrence; Lauren Divine, Topeka; Susan Dreger, Lawrence; Marriann Dugan, Shawnee; Pamela Engels, Topeka; Brooke Faria da Cunha, Lawrence; Simon Fountain, Topeka; Kendra Fritschen, Lawrence; Molly Frydendall, Topeka; Natalie Gepford, Lawrence; Laurie Gomel, Topeka; Sharrod Greene, Lawrence; Shelby Grittman, Tecumseh; Trevor Hall, Topeka; Lindsy Harders, Topeka; Kelsey Heckathorne, Topeka; Sarah James, Lawrence; Larisa Jaquith, Topeka; Katie Jaschke, Merriam; Sofia Javier, Topeka; Cara Johnston, Topeka; Heather Jones, Tecumseh; Lacey Kennedy, Manhattan; Moshe Kincade, Topeka; Kimberly Kliewer, Topeka; Stephanie Klise, Berryton; Jacqueline Koch, Topeka; Courtney Koelzer, Baileyville; Celeste Leech, Lawrence; Carolina Leon, Topeka; Krista Lierz, Topeka; Kelly Lindemyer, Lawrence; Briana Mangan, Topeka; Heather Matzke, Mayetta; Ashley McCurdy, Overland Park; Josey McDiffett, Topeka; Lauren Miller, Lawrence; Cheyanne Minde, Holton; Kelsi Mishler, Lawrence; Autumn Mosier, Topeka; Jennifer Nusbaum, Topeka; Mary Palma, Topeka; Erika Parker, Topeka; Rachel Parrett, Lawrence; Jessa Perry, Longford; Brooke Raasch, Lawrence; Allison Ralstin, Topeka; Morgan Rinck, Lawrence; Nicole Robinson, Lawrence; Amanda Rottinghaus, Manhattan; Jessica Salah, Lawrence; Kyle Smith, Topeka; Krysta Snyder, Valley Falls; Dana Strathman, Topeka; Britton Streck, Lawrence; Ashley Tetuan, Topeka; Sonya Torneden, Baldwin City; Leila Uhl, Topeka; Jorrie Varney, Topeka; Lacey White, Lawrence; Denise Whitesides, Lecompton; Diane Wilds, Manhattan; Jana Wiley, Lawrence; Nicole Wilson, Topeka; Josie Witten, Lawrence; Sharon Woolever, Manhattan.

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NEWS RELEASE
May 25, 2010
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Baker’s School of Education receives professional accreditation

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s School of Education has proven its commitment to producing quality teachers by achieving accreditation this month under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education.SOEhonor

NCATE-accredited schools must meet rigorous standards set by the profession and members of the public. Teacher candidates must have in-depth knowledge of the subject matter that they plan to teach as well as the skills necessary to convey it so that students learn. The college or university must carefully assess this knowledge and skill to determine that candidates may graduate. The institution must have partnerships with preschool-12th grade schools that enable candidates to develop the skills necessary to help students learn. Candidates must be prepared to understand and work with diverse student populations. College and university faculty must model effective teaching practices. And the school, college, or department of education must have the resources, including information technology resources, necessary to prepare candidates to meet new standards.

“Approval by NCATE, the national accrediting body, is the gold standard that teacher education programs work toward," said Peggy Harris, dean of Baker’s School of Education. “We are proud that our program met this standard.”

Baker University, founded in 1858 and the first college in Kansas, is the lone private university in the state to offer a Doctor of Educational Leadership.

NCATE revises its standards every five years to incorporate best practice and research in order to ensure that the standards reflect a consensus about what is important in teacher preparation today. In the past decade, NCATE has moved from an accreditation system that focused on curriculum and what teacher candidates were offered, to a data-driven performance-based system dedicated to determining what candidates know and are able to do. The new system expects teacher preparation institutions to provide compelling evidence of candidate knowledge and skill in the classroom. Multiple types of performance assessment are expected throughout the program of study. Candidate qualifications are assessed upon entry, and candidate competence is assessed throughout the program as well as before student teaching/internship work, and before completion of the program.

Meeting NCATE accreditation standards also helps institutions prepare new teachers for new, more rigorous licensing standards in many states. NCATE accreditation standards incorporate the model state licensing principles developed by a task force of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes NCATE as a specialized accrediting body for schools, colleges, and departments of education. NCATE is composed of more than 30 professional and policymaker organizations representing millions of Americans committed to quality teaching. It was founded in 1954 by the teaching profession and the states. NCATE continues its mission today: the profession and the states working together for excellence in teacher preparation and development.


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