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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 17, 2013
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University recognizes award recipients of BOOK program

Baldwin City, Kan. — Five Baker University students were honored on Tuesday at Parmenter Hall as award recipients for the Baker Organizational Observation for Knowledge (BOOK) program.Bookphotoforweb

The program expands basic summer internship opportunities by inviting students to participate in presenting a profile of their hosting or sponsoring organization by researching the company's history, mission, structure, products and services, finances and management.

Molly Bostwick, a senior from Baldwin City, Kan., was awarded the top prize. She received $1,500 for her presentation about her internship at Wal-Mart in Bentonville, Ark. She also received $500 from Baker's Institute for Leadership and Positive Change initiative for her profile on Wal-Mart's social responsibility efforts, including sustainability considerations and community involvement.

Outstanding merit awards were presented to Caitlin Campbell, Topeka, Kan., senior, who interned at West Ridge Lanes and Family Fun Center in Topeka, $600; Alex Henning, De Soto, Kan., senior, who interned at K-State Olathe (Kan.) Innovation Center, $300; Mike Hobbs, Olathe, Kan., senior, who interned with the Kansas City (Kan.) T-Bones baseball team, $300; and Jordan Honore, Stafford, Texas, senior, who interned at Hooper and Honore Attorneys at Law in Atlanta, $300.

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NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 16, 2013
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Speech Center designed to improve communication skills

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University celebrated on Tuesday the grand opening of its Speech Center, designed to enhance communication skills for the campus community, in an overflowing room on the lower level of Parmenter Hall.Ribbon-cutting2forweb

"The goal of the Speech Center is to help Baker University students effectively communicate because what we say is significant and has the potential to change the lives of those around us," said Kim Schaefer, assistant professor of communication. "In a world today that is moving faster than ever before, the ability to communicate effectively has never been in higher demand. At Baker, we want to graduate students that can clearly articulate the ideas they fostered during their years here."

Communication is one of the four major objectives of Baker's Quest program.

"As students practice and learn communication competency, the Speech Center will help provide the tools they will need for their journey," Schaefer told students, faculty and staff at the grand opening. "Whether students are giving their first individual presentation on campus or are interviewing for internships or job opportunities, we want to be there every step of the way so they can competently articulate their ideas."

Peer speech consultants will assist students at the center. The consultants are trained to give helpful and supportive feedback and are ready to help students, faculty and staff with skills in individual presentations, group presentations, fielding interview questions, or working on being a more competent communicator.

The center, funded by a majors as home grant, is open to all faculty, students, and staff at Baker. Appointment times are available from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The consultants recommend 48 hours notice in scheduling appointments and at least one day between appointments and speaking engagements.

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

 

NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 8, 2013
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Baker's Overland Park campus to host networking event

Overland Park, Kan. — Baker University's School of Professional and Graduate Studies will host a networking workshop from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at its Overland Park campus, 7301 College Blvd. The event, part of Baker's professional development series, is free and open to the public.

The workshop will help participants develop a 30-second "elevator speech," learn how to build rapport when networking, determine when and how to use connections, and learn how to handle rejection. The attendees also will receive information about upcoming networking opportunities and local organizations to expand their network.

The deadline to register online at www.bakerU.edu/careerworkshop is Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (913) 491-4432 or (800) 955-7747.

 

NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 8, 2013
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University crowns homecoming king and queen

Baldwin City, Kan. — Ben Sobek, a junior from Lee's Summit, Mo., and Nancy Delgado, a senior from Emporia, Kan., were crowned Baker University's homecoming king and queen on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Liston Stadium.King-Ben-Sobek-and-Queen-Nancy-Delgadoforweb

Sobek, a Spanish and French major, is president of Zeta Chi fraternity, Interfraternity Council, Baker Rallies against Violence, and Alpha Mu Gamma, an honor society for students. He represented Baker Rallies Against Violence at homecoming.

Delgado, majoring in biology, pre-medicine and Spanish, represented Sigma Delta Pi, a national collegiate Hispanic honor society. A member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, she served as president of the junior class and of Sigma Delta Pi. She previously was president of the sophomore class and vice-president of the freshman class at Baker.

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