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ALUMNI WEEKEND | May 18 – 20, 2018

Alumni Weekend kicks off Friday evening with a casual gathering in Overland Park. Visit with your classmates during the Alumni Weekend Social. The location will be announced soon.

Also that evening is the Golden Alumni Reunion and Alumni Award Recognition Dinner, reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1968 or earlier—and their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1968 and honor our Alumni Award recipients. Learn more and register.

For more information, please contact the alumni office at alumni@bakerU.edu or 888.781.2586.

Alumni Weekend At-A-Glance

FRIDAY, MAY 18

Golden Alumni Reunion & Alumni Recognition Dinner
Class of 1968 & Earlier
5 p.m., Indian Hills Country Club, 6847 Tomahawk Road, Mission Hills, Kansas
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Alumni Weekend Social
All Alumni Invited
8 p.m. | Overtime Sports Bar & Grill, 11300 W. 135th St., Overland Park, Kansas
Enjoy a casual gathering featuring free appetizers and soft drinks while you and your classmates catch up on the good old days. Whether you’re celebrating your 30th class reunion or your third, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with other Baker alumni. Wear your orange Baker gear, encourage your classmates to join you, and please RSVP so we have an idea how many of you to expect.
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School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony
5:30 p.m., Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka, Kansas
Learn More

SATURDAY, MAY 19
Guided Historical Walking Tour of Campus
10 a.m. Learn More

Alpha Delta Sigma Ceremony
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. | McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building
Learn More

Alumni & Family Luncheon
All alumni and their families are invited.
Noon, Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall, Baldwin City Campus
Learn More

Reunion Class Photos
Classes of 1943, ’48, ’53, ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, ’08, ’13, and 2018
1:30 p.m., Meet at Parmenter Hall Steps

Saturday Social Events
50-Year Class Social
3 p.m., The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin City, Kansas
Learn More

Greek House Reunions (STAG)
Begins at 5 p.m. with meetings and dinners.

Alumni Social
All Alumni Invited
7 p.m., The Lodge, 502 Ames, Baldwin City, Kansas

SUNDAY, MAY 21

Baccalaureate Worship Service
10:45 a.m., Baldwin First United Methodist Church

Commencement Brunch
11 a.m., Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall
Pay at the door: Adults $8.50, children 2-6 $4, children under 2 free.

Class of 1968 Prepares for Commencement March
Noon, George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center
Gather at Collins Gym, Nettie Edens Room

Spring Commencement
College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing undergraduate degrees
1 p.m., George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center

BAKER BOOKSTORE OPEN
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Saturday
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Sunday
Long Student Center


OPEN HOUSES
QUAYLE BIBLE COLLECTION
1 – 4 p.m. | Saturday
9 a.m. – Noon | Sunday
Collins Library

ARCHIVES
8 a.m. – Noon | Saturday
Collins Library

OLD CASTLE MUSEUM
1 – 4 p.m. | Saturday
10 a.m. – Noon | Sunday
511 Fifth St.
Baldwin City, Kansas

Class Giving Program

The Class Giving Program allows you to mark your achievements and affirm your belief in the value of a Baker education. In addition to encouraging your return to campus this May, we hope you will consider making a gift today in honor of your class to support Baker’s current and future students and faculty. On Saturday during the Alumni Weekend luncheon, the class that has given the most will be recognized with the Pinnacle Award. Help make your class this year’s winner!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Office of Development
advancement@bakerU.edu
800.726.1554

FRIDAY | May 18

Golden Alumni Reunion & Alumni Recognition Dinner

This event is reserved for our golden alumni—anyone who graduated in 1968 or earlier—and their guests. We will present golden medallions to the class of 1968. If you have already received your medallion, be sure to wear it to the dinner. We will also honor our Alumni Award recipients.

5 p.m. | Medallion presentation to the Class of 1968
Graduates of the class of 1968 and their guests are welcome.

6 p.m. | Reception

6:30 p.m. | Dinner & Alumni Awards

  • Honorary Alumni
  • Alumni Citation
  • Family of the Year
  • Education Wall of Honor

Class of 1968 & Earlier
Indian Hills Country Club
6847 Tomahawk Road
Mission Hills, Kansas
Register online by Friday, May 11.

COST
$50 per person

For more information, please contact the alumni office at alumni@bakerU.edu or 785.594.4799.

Alumni Weekend Social | All Alumni Invited

Enjoy a casual gathering featuring free appetizers and soft drinks while you and your classmates catch up on the good old days. Whether you’re celebrating your 30th class reunion or your third, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate with other Baker alumni. Wear your orange Baker gear, encourage your classmates to join you, and please RSVP so we have an idea how many of you to expect.

8 p.m.
Overtime Sports Bar & Grill
11300 W. 135th St.
Overland Park, Kansas

School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony

School of Nursing graduates and their friends and family are invited.

5:30 p.m. | Grace Episcopal Cathedral
701 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka, Kansas

SATURDAY | May 19

A Walk About Baker | Guided Historical Walking Tour of Campus

Hosted by Sara DeCaro, University Archivist and Old Castle Museum Director

The guided tour starts off at Old Castle Museum—the first college building in Kansas. Then we’ll make stops at the buildings on campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This will be followed by a look inside Osborne Chapel, a church originally built in Sproxton, England, and dedicated on Baker’s campus by Margaret Thatcher. Learn about Baker’s rich past and role in state and local history.

For more information contact sdecaro@bakerU.edu or 785.594.8380.

10 – 11:30 a.m.
Starts at Old Castle Museum, 511 Fifth St.

Donations are appreciated and will benefit the Palmyra Post Office. All ages welcome. Suggested donation is $5 per person.

Alpha Delta Sigma Ceremony

Hosted by Dr. Darcy Russell, ’80, Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology and Chemistry Department

ADS alumni are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Russell at darcy.russell@bakerU.edu.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
McKibbin Recital Hall in the Owens Musical Arts Building

Alumni & Family Luncheon

All alumni and their families are invited to help us welcome new members to the Alumni Association. We are inviting seniors who will graduate the following day and their families to join us. We will also announce our Alumni and Pinnacle Award winners.

COST | Lunch is FREE for 2018 graduating Baker seniors. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 7-12, free for children 6 and under.

Noon
Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall

Please RSVP online by Friday, May 11.

Reunion Class Photos

Classes of 1943, ’48, ’53, ’58, ’63, ’68, ’73, ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, ’08, ’13, and 2018

1:30 p.m.
Parmenter Hall Steps

Evening Socials

50-Year Class Social

Relive your Baker memories and enjoy free appetizers, coffee, soft drinks. Cash bar.
3 – 4:30 p.m.
The Lodge, 502 Ames
Baldwin City, Kansas

Greek House Reunions (STAG)

5 p.m.
Meetings and Dinners

Alumni Social

All Alumni Invited
7 p.m. | The Lodge
502 Ames, Baldwin City, Kansas

SUNDAY | May 20

Baccalaureate Worship Service
10:45 a.m. | Baldwin First United Methodist Church

Commencement Brunch
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Susanne Richardson Teel Dining Hall
Pay at the door: Adults $8.50, children 2-6 $4, children under 2 free.

Class of 1968 Prepares for Commencement March
Noon | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center
Gather at Collins Gym, Nettie Edens Room

Spring Commencement
College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Nursing undergraduate degrees
1 p.m. | George F. Collins, Jr. Sports and Convention Center

CONTACT US

Office of Alumni Relations
P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006-0065
785.594.4528
888.781.2586
alumni@bakerU.edu