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NEWS RELEASE
April 16, 2010
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

Percussion Ensemble to perform at Rice AuditoriumVespers_percussion

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Percussion Ensemble will present “Celebrate Percussion” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1 at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus to commemorate the group’s fifth anniversary. Admission is free and open the public.

Former students will return for the alumni percussion ensemble and perform one of their favorite selections, “Taiko,” by Scott Harding. Current ensemble member and composer Eric Loux will premiere “Noch Einmal.”

The event will include guest performances by Steve Barnhart, professor of percussion at the University of Wyoming, and Kurt Gartner, professor of percussion at Kansas State University. Barnhart was a professor of percussion at Baker University from 1981 to 1983. He will perform a solo, “The Golden Age of Xylophone.” Gartner will conduct his own composition, “Zappology,” inspired by the late musical legend Frank Zappa.

All concert participants will contribute to the finale, “Storm Warning and Dance,” a composition by director Steve Riley, adjunct instructor of percussion and composition.

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NEWS RELEASE
April 16, 2010
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Mungano elects officers

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University has announced its Mungano officers for 2010-2011.

They are: John Babb, president, Topeka, Kan.; Katie Mercer, vice president, Olathe, Kan.; Lauren Breithaupt, secretary, Overland Park, Kan.; Kelley Jenkins, historian, Leavenworth, Kan.; Shavon Brown, treasurer, Kansas City, Mo.; Daniel Small, Kansas City, Mo., public relations; and Cherese Littlejohn, public relations, Kansas City, Mo.

Mungano is a student-run diversity organization on the Baldwin City campus. The word Mungano is derived from a longer Swahili phrase that means brothers and sisters united.

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NEWS RELEASE
April 15, 2010
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Gospel Extravaganza set for April 24

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s Gospel Choir will present its annual Gospel Extravaganza at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Osborne Chapel on the Baldwin City campus.

Hosted by Mungano and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the event will feature performances by Baker’s Gospel Choir, Amplified Through Praise, Be Manifest, Duncan Burnett, Ordered Steps of Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, Virtuous Praise and the Ottawa University Gospel Choir.

Mungano is a student-run diversity organization on the Baldwin City campus. The word Mungano is derived from a longer Swahili phrase that means brothers and sisters united.

For more information about the event, contact Silas Dulan, interim multicultural affairs coordinator, at (785) 594-8364 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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NEWS RELEASEMatthew_Potterton_172
April 15, 2010
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

Music department to present spring choral concert

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s music department will present its annual spring choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St. Admission is free.

Matthew Potterton, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Baker, will conduct the concert. Nanette Kraus, adjunct instructor of music, will serve as the accompanist.

The Baker University Community Choir will make its debut performance at the event. Also performing will be the Baker Chamber Singers, Concert Choir and the Buel A. Hill String Quartet, directed by Erinn Renyer, adjunct instructor of music.


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