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NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 5, 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

School of Nursing names Student Senate officers for spring 2010

Topeka, Kan. — The following students will serve on Baker University’s School of Nursing Student Senate in spring 2010:

Marriann Dugan, president; Sharon Woolever, vice president; Cara Johnston, secretary; Jorrie Varney, treasurer; Jenny Baxa, social chair; Jim Kilmartin, student liaison; Lauren Miller, faculty liaison; and Zach Colwell, historian.

Linda King is the faculty sponsor for the Student Senate.

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Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.

 

NEWS RELEASE
Jan. 28, 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

Topeka campus to serve as national testing center for the military

Topeka, Kan. — Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies has announced it will administer the College-Level Examination Program and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support Subject Standardized Tests computer-based exams to service members starting Feb. 3, 2010, at its Topeka campus, 2641 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Suite 102.

Baker University, through a partnership with the United States Coast Guard, is a military-base sponsored national testing center for all branches of the service, providing free exams to military service members — both active duty and reserve. Spouses and civilian employees of the military are eligible for funded exams. CLEP and DSST testing is also available to nonmilitary members, who must pay an exam administration fee.

The College-Level Examination Program ® and Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support Subject Standardized Tests are nationally recognized testing programs providing service members the opportunity to earn college credit by earning qualifying scores on exams. Service members and civilians take the CLEP and DSST for a variety of reasons, including shortening the time it takes to earn a degree, thereby saving money on tuition and fees. Others take the tests to move on to more advanced courses sooner, complete basic requirements in order to take more electives, advance their career, satisfy college requirements for commissioning programs or to open new career possibilities.

Baker University accepts up to 60 hours in CLEP and DSST tests, military credits and evaluated experiential learning in its undergraduate programs. This allows students to gain credits in a variety of ways and move toward their bachelor’s degree at an accelerated pace.  Baker University also has reduced tuition rates for active military and 25 percent off the regular tuition rates for military spouses, and is a member of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.

CLEP and DSST exams also offer a low-cost method for earning college credit. With a $72 fee for CLEP and an $80 fee for DSST, each exam is a fraction of the tuition required for similar college courses. Students can also demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of subjects generally taught in the first two years of college. The 90-minute, computer-based exams are offered in more than 34 subjects for CLEP and more than 38 subjects for DSST, ranging from U.S. history, Spanish, college algebra and many other electives. Students receive their scores immediately upon completion of the exam except for English composition for the CLEP and Principles of Public Speaking for the DSST.

For more information or to make an appointment to take an exam, please contact the Prior Learning Assessment Center at Baker University at (913) 491-4432 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit Baker’s Web site at www.BakerU.edu/pla


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NEWS RELEASE
Jan. 27, 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

University’s MBA program featured in business magazine

Overland Park, Kan. — Baker University’s Master of Business Administration program is featured in the January edition of Ingram’s, Kansas City’s business magazine.

Dan Falvey, chairman of the business management program for Baker’s School of Graduate and Professional and Studies, discusses the impact a liberal arts instruction can have on the business curriculum.

Read the full article.


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NEWS RELEASE
Jan. 27, 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

Founders Week planned for Feb. 8-11

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University, which was founded on Feb. 12, 1858, will be continuing the theme of sustainability Feb. 8-11 as part of Founders Week.

As part of the Artist and Lecture Series, Jeff Severin, director of the Center for Sustainability at the University of Kansas, will discuss the opportunities and responsibilities of higher education regarding sustainability at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, in the Audio-Visual Room of the Owens Musical Arts Building. Admission is $15. Baker faculty, staff and students will be admitted free.

Other events for the week:

Monday, Feb. 8

Stewardship and Restoration of the Wetlands
Roger Boyd, director of natural areas, 9:30 a.m., Mulvane Room 145

Tuesday, Feb. 9

The Psalms: Sustained and Sustaining
Robin Liston, assistant professor of music, 11:00 a.m., Owens Audio-Visual Room

White Glove Tour: Preserving the Quayle Bible Collection
Kay Bradt, director of University Libraries, tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Quayle Bible Collection

Photography and Progress:  Western Expansion and Scientific Exploration

Brett Knappe, assistant professor of art, 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m., Owens Audio-Visual Room

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Sustainability: The Symbols of Our Faith
The Rev. Dr. Ira DeSpain, 7 p.m., Osborne Chapel

Thursday, Feb. 11

Sustaining Culture Through Photography
Bobbi Rahder, Haskell Indian Nations University, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Owens Musical Arts Building Audio-Visual Room

Gaining and Keeping Perspective, Layer Upon Layer: The University Art Collection
Walt Bailey, retired art professor, Emeriti Faculty, 4-5 p.m., Harter Union Lobby

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