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NEWS RELEASE

April 3, 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


BU Junior Visit Day set for April 18

Baldwin City, Kan. — High school juniors interested in Baker University are welcome to attend BU Junior Day Saturday, April 18, on the Baldwin City campus as part of Kansas Private College Week April 13-19.

During the day, students will have an opportunity to sit in on classes, meet professors and activity sponsors, and tour campus.

“Visiting a college campus really provides students and parents with an opportunity to begin connecting with the institution they are visiting,” said Louise Cummings-Simmons, vice president for enrollment and financial aid. “It is the perfect opportunity for families to begin understanding the application process, learning more about scholarship opportunities, and most importantly understand the academic programs and meet faculty members and current students.”

Baker recently combined resources with 17 other Kansas private colleges in the Kansas Independent College Association to launch a new Web site, Proud2bPrivate.com. The site is designed to assist students and their parents in choosing the right college by acquainting them with the Kansas private colleges and by assisting them in finding programs and campus settings that match their interests and preferences.

Though the Web has become a primary tool aiding in narrowing down choices and ultimately selecting a college, finding specific information hasn’t always been easy. The goal of Proud2bPrivate is to centralize and simplify that process.

Proud2bPrivate.com addresses topics ranging from college prep information to the benefits of private colleges to help in finding financial aid and applying for scholarships. It also boasts a useful tool that allows students and parents to focus their search based on available majors, sports and activities as well as a tool that helps in planning school visits to coincide with campus events.

The Kansas Independent College Association provides a range of support services for its 18 member independent, nonprofit, accredited colleges and universities. Together with its members, the KICA strives to assure opportunity, access and choice in higher education for all students.


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NEWS RELEASE
April 1, 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

Students among top placers in creative writing at Sigma Tau International

Baldwin City, Kan. — Two Baker University students were among the top placers over the weekend in creative writing at Sigma Tau Delta International 2009 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Ashley Sims, Meade, and Brianna Lichtenauer, Shawnee, placed second and third, respectively, in original poetry.

There were more than 800 participants from 167 colleges and universities at the event.

Additionally, the Baker chapter was presented with an award honoring its 25th year. Lucy Price, professor of English, is the Baker sponsor for Sigma Tau Delta. Marti Mihalyi, adjunct instructor, English, accompanied the students to Minneapolis.

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NEWS RELEASE

March 30, 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

Artist and Lecture Series to conclude season

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Artist and Lecture Series will feature the final event of the 2008-2009 season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in McKibbin Recital Hall on the Baldwin City campus.

Margaret D. Lowman, a renowned scientist, author and educator, will appear as the Milford White Memorial Lecture speaker. Known as “Canopy Meg,” Lowman serves as professor of biology and environmental studies and serves as the director of environmental initiatives at New College of Florida.

An advocate for forest conservation, Lowman has written more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and four books.  Lowman’s life as a scientist and adventurer has enabled her to travel to remote jungles worldwide and she shares those experiences through her lectures.

Tickets are available by contacting Susan Buehler, director of the Artist and Lecture Series, at (785) 594-8421 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Baldwin State Bank and Kansas State Bank also have tickets available. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for youths.

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NEWS RELEASE

March 27, 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

Community Wellness Festival canceled

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Community Wellness Festival, a free health fair scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at the Collins Center on the Baker University campus in Baldwin City, has been canceled because of the threat of a winter storm. The event will not be rescheduled.

Anyone who preregistered for a health screening can have their lab work completed by the end of April at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

For more information, contact the Baker University health services office at (785) 594-8409 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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