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NEWS RELEASE

Monday, Aug. 31, 2009

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

Tom Chapin and Friends to open Series

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s Artist and Lecture Series opens with Tom Chapin and Friends at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at Rice Auditorium.

Chapin is known for his musicianship and songwriting. His family albums have been recognized with awards from the American Library Association, Parents’ Choice, the New York Music Awards, the National Association of Parenting Publications and Parents Magazine. Five of his family recordings have received Grammy nominations for Best Musical Album for Children.

Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults and $10 for youths.

Season tickets for the series are $45 for adults and $25 for youths. For more information, go to www.bakeru.edu


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NEWS RELEASE

Monday, Aug. 31, 2009

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

Convocation to focus on sustainability

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University’s sustainability efforts will be discussed at the university’s opening convocation at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Rice Auditorium. The public is invited to attend.

Steve Troester, of PGAV Architects, is scheduled to speak about the construction of sustainable structures, including plans to reform Mulvane Hall.

Other speakers will include Roger Boyd, director of natural at areas at Baker; Randy Miller, assistant professor of biology; and Rep. Tony Brown, D-Baldwin City.


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NEWS RELEASE

Friday, Aug. 21, 2009

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 ranked in U.S. News and World Report

Baldwin City, Kan. — U.S. News and World Report has listed Baker University as one of the top-ranked private liberal arts colleges in Kansas in its 2010 America’s Best Colleges rankings.

“Our priority is providing the highest quality education and service for students,” Baker President Pat Long said. “We continue to deliver on our promise: academic excellence that is stronger than ever and student engagement in a respectful, inviting learning community.”

The magazine defines a liberal arts college as an institution emphasizing undergraduate education and awarding at least half its degrees in the arts and sciences. Data for the rankings was collected from Baker’s Baldwin City campus.

The ranking includes peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving and graduation rate performance. The magazine collects its data from the colleges and several other sources.


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

NEWS RELEASE

July 24, 2009

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Wildcat assistant coach to be honored with courage award

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University assistant women’s basketball coach Richard Ebel will be honored by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association as the recipient of the Don Jones Memorial Coaches Courage Award for his recent battle with cancer.

Ebel, a successful high school coach in basketball, track and cross country before joining the Wildcat staff in 2007, will be recognized during a reception at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, at Lee Arena on the Washburn University campus in Topeka.

Ebel served as a teacher and coach in Kansas for 40 years before joining Baker’s coaching staff two years ago. His coaching stops include Moline, Canton-Galva, Andale, Sedgwick, Rose Hill, Highland Park, Wellsville, Paola and Baldwin. In 2006, he received a 400-win plaque from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association. He and his wife, Priscilla, and adult children, Carissa, and Toby, live in Baldwin City. Priscilla works at the Collins Library on the Baker campus. Toby is a Web services administrator at Baker.

 

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