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NEWS RELEASE

Nov. 20, 2009

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University to be host to Christmas Candlelight Vespers

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will present the 79th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Grove.

The event will include performances by the Baker music department's choirs, brass ensemble, orchestra, percussion ensemble and flute ensemble.

Musical selections include "Bogoroditse Devo" by Sergei Rachmaninoff;  "Before the Marvel of This Night" by Carl Schalk;  "Noel" arr. Brad Holmes; "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree" by Elizabeth Poston; "There is No Rose" by Z. Randall Stroope; and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," performed by Baker student Rachel Kilian's bluegrass group.

Matthew Potterton, assistant professor of music, is the university's new music director of choral activities and will conduct the orchestra. He will sing "O Holy Night" as the orchestra performs. Marci Ziegler, instructor of music, will perform "Gesu Bambino" with the orchestra.

Other conductors for Vespers will be Lori McKinney (orchestra), Ray James (brass ensemble), J.D. Parr (flute ensemble) and Nanette Kraus (accompanist).


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NEWS RELEASE

Nov. 17, 2009

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Delta Pi Chapter inducts 20 members

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s Delta Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, an honor society dedicated to recognizing international scholars, inducted 20 members on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Collins House.

The new inductees are Provost Randy Pembrook; undergraduate students Renee M. Botwinik, Di-Tu L. Dissassa, Amelia Harshfield, Hela Ashley Kawas, Adam E. Kenne, Reina Murphy, Whitney Preston, Katie Anne Sellers, Kyla Sheldon, Amanda J. Wahlmeier and Kasey Peter Willnauer; graduate students Jeremy Jay Bredwell, Tammy N. Crowder, Lori-Ann Russo-Green, Niraj Kapur and Amy Jo Youngberg; and faculty members Sara Crump, John Richards and Joe Watson.

Delta Pi celebrated its 10th anniversary at the induction. It now has 188 members — 136 students, 43 faculty and staff members and nine honorary members.

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

 

NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 12, 2009
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Baker University to celebrate International Education Week

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University will celebrate International Education Week Nov. 16-20, focusing on the theme “In Our Own Backyard.”

Weeklong events include a campus-wide trivia contest and international flag contest. The winners of both events will be announced on Thursday. International desserts will be offered in the cafeteria — Monday, traditional short bread (England); Tuesday, traditional rum cake (Jamaica); Wednesday, flan (Ecuador); Thursday — eclairs (France); Friday — individual apple strudels (Germany).

Here’s a list of daily events for the week:

Monday, November 16

Global Awareness Fair, 11a.m.-1 p.m., Union Lobby

Participating organizations: International and Heritage students, Students for Globally-based Initiatives, Gay-Straight Alliance, Math Club, French Club, Mungano, Abba Foundation nonprofit, Kindness Connection nonprofit, Return Study Abroad Students, Harlaxton

Tuesday, November 17

Tuesday Brewsday: “Meet Our Community International and Heritage Students,”

1-2 p.m., Collins Library, third floor

Trivia contest, snacks and drinks provided

Spanish and German Language Tables,

11:30 a.m., cafeteria

 

BAFA, an intercultural game,

6 p.m., Mabee 100

Professors Kevin McCarthy and Erin Joyce host the event.

Wednesday, November 18

People to People” Fair Trade Sale,

11a.m.-1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby

Sponsored by Phi Beta Delta International Honorary Society.  Products are provided through SERRV International, a nonprofit organization which promotes the social and economic progress of people in developing regions of the world by purchasing and marketing their crafts using fair trade practices.  Proceeds support Baker’s Milan-Harris Award for Promoting Diversity.

Italian Language Table

12:30 p.m., Wildcat Café

 

The Gathering Ground

7:30 p.m., the Gathering Grounds on Eighth Street

Environmental forum, presented by Rachel Kilian, complete with prizes and coffee.

Thursday, November 19

International Focus in Chapel

11a.m., Osborne Chapel

The Rev. Mande Muyombo, of the Congo, will be the guest speaker.   Muyombo is a graduate of African Methodist University.”

“People to People” Fair Trade Sale

11a.m. -1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby

 

Baker University Gaming Society

7 p.m.-10 p.m., Living Learning Center 303

 

International Film

6 p.m., Case 106

Volver (Spanish)

Friday, November 20

“People to People” Fair Trade Sale

11:00 a.m. -1 p.m., Harter Union Lobby


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NEWS RELEASE

Oct. 29, 2009

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Senior to receive Major of the Year Award

Baldwin City, Kan. — Mack Brown, a senior from Liberty, Mo., will receive on Thursday, Oct. 29, the Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Major of the Year award representing Baker University’s Department of Health, Sport, and Human Performance. The award will be given at Pittsburg State University during a banquet held in conjunction with KAHPERD’s annual convention.

Brown is pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in teaching health and physical education. He was named a 2009 Mildred Hunt Riddle Scholar in Health, Sport, and Human Performance.

Brown, a four-year starter at quarterback and team captain on Baker’s football team, holds 15 school records. His honors include: football team most valuable offensive player; NAIA Region V scholar-athlete; NAIA academic All-American; Heart of America Athletic Conference first-team quarterback; and Champions of Character Award — 2008 NAIA football playoffs.

Brown, a regular on Baker University’s dean’s list, is the son of Sam and Cindy Brown of Liberty, Mo.

 

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