Dialogos, held each spring, is Baker University’s annual celebration and discussion of student scholarship. It takes its name and inspiration from the Greek word that means through word, there is meaning.
The all-day event was held April 10 on the Baldwin City campus. Undergraduate students from every discipline presented scholarly research in a variety of formats including poster presentations, oral presentations, performances, and visual art displays.
“It’s difficult to imagine a more important event for our students. Dialogos was a chance for students to proudly display and discuss the work they have completed here at Baker,” said Chris Todden, director of exercise science and public health and faculty coordinator of Dialogos. “It’s great to see the pride and poise in our students’ faces as they discuss their projects.”
This year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Kimberly Richardson, ’05, serves as assistant professor of general and geriatric medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Richardson earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Baker and earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2011. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Mayo College of Medicine in 2014. After completing her residency, she was among four chief residents selected to serve as leaders for the Mayo Rochester Internal Medicine Residency program during the 2014-2015 academic year. She provides primary care for patients in the ambulatory setting and assists with transitions of care from the inpatient to outpatient setting.