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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 21, 2013
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Baker's Theater Department to perform 'God's Favorite'

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University's Theater Department will perform "God's Favorite," a play written by Neil Simon that takes a comedic look at the Book of Job set in a wealthy New York suburb.

The Baker student production will open at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at Rice Auditorium. Other performance times are 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Admission is free.

The "God's Favorite" cast is Jesse Miller, Olathe, Kan., as Joe; Kayla Burns, Lee's Summit, Mo., as Rose; Dante Simmons, Sublette, Kan., as Ben; Emi Kniffin, Wichita, Kan.; as Sarah; Joey Majchrzak, Olathe, Kan., as David; MacKenzie Sammons, Wellsville, Kan., as Mady; and Kyle Richardson, Lane, Kan., as Morris.

Tom Heiman, associate professor of theater, is the director and in charge of scene design and light design. Patti Heiman, instructor of theater, is the stage manager and costumer.

Other students involved in the production are Cheyenne Queen, Derby, Kan., assistant stage manager and props mistress; Patrick King, De Soto, Kan., sound design; Jillian Miller, Lenexa, Kan., make-up, hair and poster design; Maggie Thyr, Ottawa Kan., Lenexa, Kan., lightboard operator; Taylor Winkler, Overland Park, Kan., soundboard operator; and Ryan Bearrick, Chanute, Kan., house manager. Queen, Miller, Abby Jones, Plainville, Kan., Chelsie Pyatt, Hartville, Mo., Dustin Keen, Rio Rancho, N.M., and Katie Masters, Paola, Kan., are on the backstage crew.

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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 21, 2013
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Baker University choirs to perform at fall concert

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University choirs will present a fall concert, "This Shining Night," at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Baldwin First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St. Admission is free.

The performance will feature the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and University Community Choir. Selections by contemporary composers Bob Chilcott, Morten Lauridsen, and Dan Forrest will be performed, as well as pieces from the traditional choral repertoire.

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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 17, 2013
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University recognizes award recipients of BOOK program

Baldwin City, Kan. — Five Baker University students were honored on Tuesday at Parmenter Hall as award recipients for the Baker Organizational Observation for Knowledge (BOOK) program.Bookphotoforweb

The program expands basic summer internship opportunities by inviting students to participate in presenting a profile of their hosting or sponsoring organization by researching the company's history, mission, structure, products and services, finances and management.

Molly Bostwick, a senior from Baldwin City, Kan., was awarded the top prize. She received $1,500 for her presentation about her internship at Wal-Mart in Bentonville, Ark. She also received $500 from Baker's Institute for Leadership and Positive Change initiative for her profile on Wal-Mart's social responsibility efforts, including sustainability considerations and community involvement.

Outstanding merit awards were presented to Caitlin Campbell, Topeka, Kan., senior, who interned at West Ridge Lanes and Family Fun Center in Topeka, $600; Alex Henning, De Soto, Kan., senior, who interned at K-State Olathe (Kan.) Innovation Center, $300; Mike Hobbs, Olathe, Kan., senior, who interned with the Kansas City (Kan.) T-Bones baseball team, $300; and Jordan Honore, Stafford, Texas, senior, who interned at Hooper and Honore Attorneys at Law in Atlanta, $300.

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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 16, 2013
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Speech Center designed to improve communication skills

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University celebrated on Tuesday the grand opening of its Speech Center, designed to enhance communication skills for the campus community, in an overflowing room on the lower level of Parmenter Hall.Ribbon-cutting2forweb

"The goal of the Speech Center is to help Baker University students effectively communicate because what we say is significant and has the potential to change the lives of those around us," said Kim Schaefer, assistant professor of communication. "In a world today that is moving faster than ever before, the ability to communicate effectively has never been in higher demand. At Baker, we want to graduate students that can clearly articulate the ideas they fostered during their years here."

Communication is one of the four major objectives of Baker's Quest program.

"As students practice and learn communication competency, the Speech Center will help provide the tools they will need for their journey," Schaefer told students, faculty and staff at the grand opening. "Whether students are giving their first individual presentation on campus or are interviewing for internships or job opportunities, we want to be there every step of the way so they can competently articulate their ideas."

Peer speech consultants will assist students at the center. The consultants are trained to give helpful and supportive feedback and are ready to help students, faculty and staff with skills in individual presentations, group presentations, fielding interview questions, or working on being a more competent communicator.

The center, funded by a majors as home grant, is open to all faculty, students, and staff at Baker. Appointment times are available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The consultants recommend 48 hours notice in scheduling appointments and at least one day between appointments and speaking engagements.

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