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Artist_Lecture_logoNEWS RELEASE
April 5, 2010
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Arts festival to highlight University talents

Baldwin City, Kan. — ARTSmosphere, an arts festival showcasing the talents of Baker University undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, will close the Artist and Lecture Series for 2009-2010 on Friday, April 16, on the Baldwin City campus.

The event, featuring music, artwork and a student theater performance, will be at McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building and at Rice Auditorium. The musical events will be at 6:30 p.m. The Department of Theatre’s “Deathtrap” will be at 7:30 p.m. at Rice Auditorium. Admission is free to Baker University students, faculty and staff, and $15 for the general public and $10 for youths.

Student visual art and jewelry from undergraduate and graduate students will be on display at Ebright Court, the courtyard between Rice Auditorium and Owens. The faculty and students will be on hand to discuss their work.

Musical highlights include the following:

Marvin Hunt, vice president and dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, will perform classic blues on guitar. Hunt’s lengthy musical career includes performance and recording with The Kelley Hunt Band, Lee McBee, The Stringers, and other well-known regional artists. He has shared stages with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Anson Funderburgh and many national acts.

Anne Daugherty, associate professor and chair of Graduate Liberal Arts, will direct an amalgam choir of School of Professional and Graduate students, alumni and her choir from Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Daugherty’s church choir will perform in Italy later this summer.

J.D. Parr, associate professor of music, will perform with his saxophone quartet and jazz combo.


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NEWS RELEASE
April 9, 2010
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Active Minds chapter to participate in Stress Øut Week

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s Active Minds chapter will participate in the fifth annual National Stress Øut Week April 12-16.stressoutweek

The week is designed to provide a prefinals stress reliever. It also educates and provides students with information about stress management, anxiety and related disorders.

Active Minds works to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. Baker’s chapter of Active Minds is the only such college organization in Kansas.

Starting on Friday, April 9 and continuing on Monday, April 12, students are urged to send a postcard during the lunch hour to anyone needing some encouragement.

Here is the remaining schedule of events:

Monday, April 12, 3:30 p.m.
Outside Harter Union

Recess: Your Favorite Class!
Release your inner child or your pent-up energy and come out for "Recess: Your Favorite Class"! Students will be playing everything from four square to Red Rover.

Wednesday, April 14, 8:30 p.m.
Fleming Plaza, outside Collins Library
ScreamFest!

Does studying for exams, writing papers, working on projects, and getting ready for finals make you want to scream!? Then join colleges across the Nation for ScreamFest.

Friday, April 16, 8:30 p.m.
BYOP Pillow Fight

Bring Your Own Pillow on the field south of Mabee Hall.

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NEWS RELEASE
April 9, 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 CHRISTINE.JANSSENS

Junior pre-medicine major selected as Stowers Scholar

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University junior Christine Janssens, a pre-medicine major from Kansas City, Mo., has been selected as a 2010 Summer Scholar at the Stowers Institute in Kansas City.

The Stowers Scholars Program June 6-July 30 is an eight-week summer experience in a stimulating scientific environment with state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with the most advanced technology. Science students will benefit from the Institute’s commitment to training in a unique environment that emphasizes its interdisciplinary approach to research.

To be considered for the program, candidates must be undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-granting program in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemistry, physics, computing, engineering, mathematics or a related field. They also must have completed 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework with at least a 3.5 GPA.

The scholars will be placed with a mentor in a lab or support facility and is given an opportunity to conduct significant basic biomedical research utilizing cutting-edge technology and the most advanced research techniques.

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NEWS RELEASE
April 8, 2010
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Alumni, area employers to share experiences at Career Exploration Fair

Baldwin City, Kan. — More than 20 Baker University alumni and area employers will share their experiences at Baker’s annual Career Exploration Fair on Wednesday, April 14, at Collins Gym on the Baldwin City campus. The fair is set for noon-3 p.m.

Professionals in software engineering, research, environmental careers, law, human resources, nursing, wildlife biology, social services and graphic design are expected to attend the event, visiting with current Baker students.

The event, coordinated by Baker University’s Career Development Center, assists students in job searches. The development center also helps students choose a major, explore a career, write resumes, prepare for interviews, apply to graduate school, pursue internships and attend career fairs.

For more information, contact Susan Wade, Career Development Center director, at (785) 594-8435 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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