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NEWS RELEASE
April 20, 2010
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Assistant attorney general shares career experiences

Baldwin City, Kan. — As the assistant attorney general for Missouri since 2002, Sharon Euler applies daily the skills she acquired from Baker University more than 20 years ago when she majored in biology and philosophy.

She learned after graduating in 1984 that her well-rounded liberal arts education would serve her well.SharonEuler

“I was able to think and I was able to write what I was thinking more clearly and logically as a student at Baker University,” Euler said. “I enjoyed being involved in a lot of coursework and activities not related to my major. I had a lot of English classes, sang in the choir, and took lessons in piano, voice and guitar. I would not have had that breadth of experience at a public school or had the opportunities to branch out.”

In mid-April, Euler shared her Baker and work experiences during Career Exploration Day at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.

“A lot of people think to go to law school you should be a pre-law or political science major,” she said. “What I have found out were the people who had training in the scientific method excelled in law school because we had already learned to think logically. I think the philosophy and science classes I took here helped me come out of Baker ahead of others.”

In her role with the state of Missouri, Euler works in the consumer protection division. She primarily files actions and does work related to fraud involving the funeral industry in Missouri.

“Our job is to protect the consumers of Missouri and make sure they get what they contracted for,” Euler said. “I work for the attorney general. The attorney general is in place to protect the public. The work is intellectually challenging so I learn new things every day.”

Euler never envisioned a law career when she was an undergraduate. She entered Baker as a pre-med major with aspirations of attending medical school after graduating. Nearing her graduation date, Euler received word from Baker’s job placement director that a law firm in the Kansas City area was looking for graduates with science degrees who had good writing skills. She seized the opportunity, working as a document analyst on tobacco litigation. That experience sparked an interest in law and she graduated from the Iowa School of Law in 1991.

In the late 1970s, Euler became acquainted with Baker while participating in activities through a United Methodist Church youth camp on the Baldwin City campus while attending Council Grove High School. Her camp experience influenced her decision to attend Baker.

“I knew Baker would be a perfect place for me,” Euler said. “I was a pre-med major and Baker had an excellent science program. I wanted to go to a liberal arts college and the University provided excellent scholarship opportunities.”

 

NEWS RELEASE
April 19, 2010
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Jazz Ensemble to present concert

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of J.D. Parr, professor of music, will present the annual Chris Grubb Memorial Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at Rice Auditorium. Admission is free but donations will be accepted at the door.

Mike Steinel, professor of music at the University of North Texas, will be the special guest. Steinel, one of the nation's premier jazz composers, trumpeters and a native Kansan, will be featured in several of his own compositions, including "Samba de los Gatos,” which was commissioned by the Baker Jazz Ensemble in 1990. "Gatos" premiered at the Kansas Music Educators Convention in Wichita that year, and has become one of Steinel's most popular and best-selling compositions.

Before the concert, Steinel will offer clinics in improvisation, jazz performance techniques, and jazz trumpet styles.

The scholarship concert will also feature the newly formed Baker Jazz Combo, featuring saxophonist Scott Marks, drummer Nate Deel, bassist Matt Ingram, guitarist Drew Patton and vocalist JaNay Adgers.

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NEWS RELEASE
April 19, 2010
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Earth We Are to celebrate Earth Day

Baldwin City, Kan. —Earth We Are, Baker University’s student environmental group, will celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 22.

The organization will coordinate duck races during the noon hour in the stream east of the Collins Library.

At 4:30 p.m., Earth We Are we will meet on the north side of the Harter Union and car-pool to the U.S. Highway 56 clean-up area on the east edge of Baldwin City. Safety vests, gloves and bags will be provided.


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NEWS RELEASE
April 16, 2010
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Impact of globalization, immigration on food system to be discussed

Baldwin City, Kan. — The effects of globalization and immigration on the North American food system and local farms will be discussed during “Hungry? Let’s Talk!” at 4 p.m., Monday, April 19 at Mabee Hall 100 on Baker University’s Baldwin City campus. Refreshments will be provided.

Judy Ancel, director of the Institute for Labor Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Bill Heffernan, professor emeritus of the University of Missouri’s Department of Rural Sociology, will be the featured speakers.

Baker University student Blain Snipstal, a social justice minor, organized the event.

The Social Justice Program, Delta Mu Delta business honor society, Omicron Delta Epsilon economics honor society and Phi Beta Delta international education honor society are the event sponsors.


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