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NEWS RELEASE
Feb. 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

Students can learn more about School of Professional and Graduate Studies programs

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies will be host to an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Spring Hill United Methodist Church. Anyone interested in learning more about the accelerated business degree programs for working adults is welcome to attend in the library meeting room.

The meeting will provide information on Baker's business and management programs designed specifically for working adults.  Baker's accelerated format allows students to complete their degrees in about two years.  Degree programs are available at several campus locations including Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita in Kansas, and Lee's Summit, and Kansas City in Missouri. New online programs will be offered soon.

For more information, contact Nancy Brooks, corporate education specialist, at 800-955-7747 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,  or go to Baker's Web site at www.bakerU.edu.

Baker, founded in 1858, is Kansas' first university and offers nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate degrees for career-minded professionals.

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NEWS RELEASE

Feb. 10, 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 University to be host to informational meeting at Gardner

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies will be host to an  informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Gardner Public Library. Anyone interested in learning more about the accelerated business degree programs for working adults is welcome to attend in the library meeting room.

The meeting will provide information on Baker's business and management programs designed specifically for working adults.  Baker's accelerated format allows students to complete their degrees in about two years.  Degree programs are available at the following campus locations: Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita in Kansas, and Lee's Summit, and Kansas City in Missouri. New online programs will be offered soon.

For more information, contact Nancy Brooks, corporate education specialist, at 800-955-7747 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,  or go to Baker's Web site at www.bakerU.edu.

Baker, founded in 1858, is Kansas' first university and offers nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate degrees for career-minded professionals.

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NEWS RELEASE

Jan. 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

Professional dance company Step Afrika! to perform

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker University Artist & Lecture Series will feature the professional dance company Step Afrika! at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at Rice Auditorium on the Baldwin City campus.

Step Afrika! is dedicated to the tradition of stepping. The stomp troupe’s program will also include tap, South African dances, clogging, hip-hop, house and freestyle dancing.

The troupe is comprised of young artists from the United States and the South Africa based Soweto Dance Theatre. Based in Washington, D.C., the company has been featured on CNN, PBS and NPR as well as numerous documentaries and articles that examine the tradition of stepping.

As a part of its appearance at Baker University, the dance troupe will teach the art of stepping for Baldwin City elementary students at 11 a.m. Feb. 10, at Rice Auditorium. The program is funded in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tickets for the evening performance are $25 for adults and $10 youth and are available at Kansas State Bank, Baldwin State Bank, or 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 .


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NEWS RELEASE

Jan. 30, 2009

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Carol Geary Schneider

General education leader to speak at Founders Day

Baldwin City, Kan. — Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, will be the keynote speaker at Baker University’s annual Founders Day celebration at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Collins Center.

Since becoming the leader of the national organization, Schneider has led several multi-campus initiatives working on general education reform.

Baker University has recently embarked on a comprehensive revision of its general education program and is in the process of creating a unique and innovative program that will serve as the centerpiece of a baccalaureate experience that is strong in student engagement and emphasizes integrative and trans-disciplinary learning for all students.

As head of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, which has a membership of more than 1,150 institutions of all sizes, Schneider is devoted to advancing and strengthening undergraduate liberal education.

In a recent interview with Change, the magazine of higher learning, Schneider said, “We need to recognize that unless we are successful in educating people who want to take responsibility for the quality of our democracy and for global citizenship abroad, then even as they may succeed economically, we will be depleting the most fundamental source of the quality of our society. We have to recognize that liberal education has always had a key role in citizenship.”

Under Schneider’s leadership, the association in 2005 launched Liberal Education and America’s Promise, a 10-year public advocacy and campus action initiative designed to engage students and the public with what matters in a college education for the 21st century. The campaign builds on the association’s major effort, Greater Expectations: The Commitment to Quality as a Nation Goes to College, a multiyear initiative designed to articulate the aims of a 21st century liberal education. The association also has expanded its work on diversity, launched several new projects on civic engagement and the disciplines, and deepened its capacity to support campuses working on educational change.

Schneider is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in history. She studied at the University of London's Institute for Historical Research and earned a doctorate in history from Harvard University.

Founders Day commemorates the university’s commitment to education and celebrates its religious heritage. Founded in 1858 by what is now the United Methodist Church, Baker, the first university in Kansas, is named in honor of Bishop Osmon C. Baker.


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