Now that classes have started on the Baldwin City campus, I enjoy seeing students gather in various locations before and after classes discussing topics that have kept students occupied for generations. And I look forward to the renovations to the Student Union lobby, which will take on an increased load of students visiting with one another.
Baker University’s Greek community actively participates in campus programs, community service and leadership opportunities. Here are highlights from Baker’s fraternities and sororities.
Bill Miller, ’90, made the transition from teacher, football coach and operations director in the Gardner Edgerton School District two years ago to overseeing the facilities at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the 285,000-square-foot facility that hosts nearly a half million visitors and several hundred events a year.
Please join us as we honor Larry Parkin, ’56, who touched every corner of the Baldwin City campus. A Celebration of Life will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Rice Auditorium. Many students have benefited from his time, expertise, scholarships and financial assistance. His legacy will live on in all the projects he has supported.
This issue of the Arbor is dedicated to the memory of former University first lady Carolyn Lambert, who passed away in July. An innovative educator, Lambert made a significant impact on the University during her years in the Collins House.
Five former Wildcat standouts will be inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 4, with a celebration at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Overland Park, Kan. All Baker alumni and friends are welcome to attend the ceremony.
Grab your favorite orange sweater or sweatshirt and return to Baldwin City to stroll across campus, reconnect with old friends and cheer on the Wildcats. Homecoming Weekend is Oct. 4-5.
In June, 20 Baker alumni and friends spent a week visiting London, Harlaxton and Sproxton. The travelers soaked up the British culture and history and created many new Baker memories and friendships.
The search for Baker’s next president is off to a good start. Based on the presearch study conducted in the early spring, we have created a search prospectus that we will use to solicit nominations and recruit candidates nationally.
The renovation of the dining area in the student union is underway. The revitalization of the union, one of the busiest buildings on campus, is sure to enhance student life and help Baker attract the best and brightest students.