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NEWS RELEASE
April 19, 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

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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NEWS RELEASE
April 16, 2010
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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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