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NEWS RELEASE
Nov. 12, 2009
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, director of public relations, 785-594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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

Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, director of public relations, 785-594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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NEWS RELEASE

Oct. 20, 2009

Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, director of public relations, 785-594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

De Soto receives championship trophy

Baldwin City, Kan. — DeSoto High School, which were awarded top ratings in marching and the color guard, received the Jeremy Frye memorial championship trophy at the 11th annual Baker University Marching Festival on Oct. 14 at Liston Stadium.

The DeSoto Dazzlers and Louisburg Jazzy Cats were the lone performers to participate in the color guard competition. Both of them received I ratings.

Here are results from the marching festival:

I Rating

Louisburg, De Soto, Hutchinson

II Rating

Baldwin, St. Thomas Aquinas, Spring Hill, Bonner Springs, Perry-Lecompton, Ottawa, Osage City, Mill Valley, Tonganoxie, Atchison

III Rating

Highland Park, Cass Midway, Paola, Turner


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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 13, 2009
Contact: Steve Rottinghaus, director of public relations, 785-594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fall Choral Concert set for Oct. 27

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s annual Fall Choral Concert is set for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, at First United Methodist Church, 704 Eighth St. Admission is free.

The performance will feature the Baker University Women’s Choir, Baker Chamber Singers, The Concert Choir and 8 on Eighth.

The choirs, conducted by Matthew Potterton, will sing a variety of music from various historical periods, jazz, as well as classical genres.

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