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NEWS RELEASE

Monday, Aug. 31, 2009

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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

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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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June 25, 2009

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McCarthy, Packers make donation to University

Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy and the Packers organization have partnered to make a $100,000 donation to Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., it was announced Thursday. This is the second year McCarthy and the Packers have made a donation to the university.

“It’s an honor to be able to continue this support of Baker University,” said McCarthy. “To this day I continue to apply what I learned there, both in the classroom and in the college’s community. The lifelong lessons have been invaluable.”

McCarthy, now in his fourth season as head coach of the Packers, earned a degree in business administration from the school and was an all-conference tight end and senior captain in 1986, helping lead the Wildcats to an NAIA Division II national runner-up finish. He was inducted to the school’s hall of fame Oct. 20, 2007.

The donation to Baker University will continue to aid the football program through its support of an endowment for a football scholarship in McCarthy’s name. The scholarship, first established last year, specifically will go to an incoming junior college athlete, like McCarthy was, who demonstrates the potential to make a meaningful impact on the program.

Players on last year’s team who were junior college transfers and benefitted from the contribution were Tyrell Spain, Charleston Dela Cruz and Kyle Rooks. Transfers for 2009 that will benefit are Brandon Hill and Verlain Betofe.

Additionally, portions of the funds will go to current scholarship funding, as well as into a budget for enhancements to the football program, such as facility improvements.

“The Green Bay Packers’ and Mike's yearly contribution has allowed us to improve in many areas,” said Mike Grossner, Baker University’s head coach. “It also allowed us to purchase some much needed weight equipment last summer for the George Shore Weight Room on the Baldwin City campus, which benefited the university as a whole.”

This is the third such donation this year for McCarthy and the Packers. Previously, a $100,000 donation was made to the Autism Society of Northeast Wisconsin (ASNEW) and to the Greenfield Neighborhood in McCarthy’s native Pittsburgh.

In 2008, in addition to Baker University, McCarthy and the Packers teamed up to make $100,000 donations to Pittsburgh’s Greenfield Neighborhood and to the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay.

 

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