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NEWS RELEASE

March 19, 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

Memorial service planned for former U.S. Senator

A memorial service for former U.S. Senator James B. Pearson will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 3, at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. The public is invited to attend.

Pearson, a former member of the Baker University Board of Trustees, died on Jan. 13, at age 88. He lived part time in Baldwin City after his retirement from the Senate.

A Navy transport pilot in World War II and later a Kansas Senator and Republican State Chairman, Pearson was appointed by Kansas Gov. John Anderson to fill the vacant seat left by the death of Sen. Andrew Schoeppel in January 1962. In the primary election that year he defeated former Republican Gov. Ed Arn and then won the general election. He went on to win two full six-year terms before retiring from the Senate in 1979.

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NEWS RELEASE
March 13, 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

Baker students to take civil rights tour for spring break

Baldwin City, Kan. — Eight Baker University students will visit several historical sites as part of a civil rights tour during spring break.

The trip will begin on Friday, March 13, and continue through March 22. The students will visit Little Rock, Ark.; Memphis, Tenn.; Montgomery, Ala.; Selma, Ala.; Tuskegee, Ala; Birmingham, Ala.; and Atlanta.

Highlights include the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tuskegee Institute and the Rosa Parks Museum, Library and Historic Site.

Students participating in the trip are Nicole Baumgartner, Jessica Beckem, Shavon Brown, Alyse Cook, Di-Tu Dissassa, Katie Mercer, Stephen Webb and Robert Woodall. Ron Holden, director of multicultural affairs, coordinated the tour and will be joining the students.

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

 

NEWS RELEASE
March 6, 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

Symphonic winds students selected for intercollegiate band

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University symphonic winds students Michael Stickelman, a junior from Maryville, Mo., and Christy Taylor, a senior from Edgerton, have been selected to perform March 24-28 with the National Small College Intercollegiate Band at the University of Texas at Austin. The band will perform for the College Band Directors National Association national conference on March 27 in Austin.

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

 

NEWS RELEASE

Feb. 26, 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 planned for March 28

Baldwin City, Kan. — The seventh annual Community Wellness Festival, a free health fair for the Baldwin City community, is set for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 28, at the Collins Center.

Approximately 70 exhibitors are expected to participate in the festival, which annually attracts more than 300 people.

The festival will provide free screenings for blood pressure, posture check, body fat, bone density, hearing, lung volume and vision.

There will be drawings for prizes, including bicycles for an adult and two children. Free T-shirts will be provided to the first 150 attendees. All children will receive a free bicycle helmet.

For more information, contact Ruth Sarna, director of student health services, or Debbie Guenther, coordinator of health and counseling services, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or at 594-8409.

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