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BU cross country runners will look to go to nationals
August 23, 2000
With a substantial increase in numbers and strong returning runners, Baker University’s men’s and women’s cross country teams seek to better last year’s national rankings and reach new heights at conference this year.
Baker’s volleyball team is set for the 2000 season
August 23, 2000
Optimism for this year’s Baker University volleyball team is high as all but one starter from the 1999 season returns.
Homecoming to include Hall of Fame inductions
August 23, 2000
Three outstanding former Baker Athletes will be inducted into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 30 during halftime of the Wildcats homecoming game against Central Methodist.
Wildcat football to return strong in 2000
August 23, 2000
The Baker University football team wants to ensure the strong traditions of the past continue as fifth-year head coach John Frangoulis guides the Wildcat team into the 2000 season.
Family day means fun
August 23, 2000
Baker University’s Family Day will give students a chance to show off campus life to their relatives, and learn a few salsa steps at the same time.
Mens soccer team prepared for new season
August 23, 2000
Baker’s mens soccer team is looking forward to another great year. Last season the Wildcats finished fourth in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
New coach set to lead Wildcats
August 23, 2000
New head coach Brandon Barkus is expecting big accomplishments from the Baker University women’s soccer team this year.
International students add spice
August 23, 2000
Although Baker University attracts students from across the country, this year’s student body will also have an international flavor. International students attending classes this fall will be from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Germany and Japan. Other international students are expected as well.
Library project to begin in May
August 23, 2000
Baker University’s Collins Library soon will undergo a complete renovation which will transform the facility into state-of-the-art learning resource center.
Presidential Bible collection ready for another year
August 23, 2000
As the presidential race turns from convention rhetoric to campaign trail rhetoric, Baker University’s John Forbes is considering the signature of the next president. That is mainly, how he will get it in a Bible for the Quayle Bible Collection.
Students to be schooled on registration
August 23, 2000
Not only are Baker University students making Baldwin City a better place to live through their work in the community, students are also helping to plan for the future of the community by becoming registered voters
Union expansion project underway
August 23, 2000
By spring, Baker University students, faculty and staff will enjoy an expanded Harter Union with a new look. The student union project, which began Aug. 1, includes an expansion of the dining room to include a casual study/eating area, a small outdoor amphitheater, and improved landscaping and lighting.
Baker is grateful to be part of community
August 23, 2000
Program series gets new name
August 23, 2000
From science lectures to smooth jazz to Tibetan monks, Baker University’s Artist and Lecture Series will feature some new acts and some favorites from years past. The performing arts series itself even has a new name.
Facelift for Baker Wetlands
August 23, 2000
Throughout the upcoming year, many improvement projects are planned for the Baker Wetlands, located just south of Lawrence along Douglas County Road 1055.
What’s there to do?
August 23, 2000
Nearly 20 Baker University athletes will conduct a variety of contests that will allow youngsters of all ages to compete for more than 200 prize certificates donated by local businesses. The activities will all be held on the Baker University softball field adjacent to the “Bash” site (Liston Stadium west parking lot.)
New faculty members announced at Baker
August 23, 2000
Five new full-time faculty members begin at Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences this month. Stuart Dorsey, vice president and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said it is an outstanding group.
What’s on the menu?
August 23, 2000
Feeding a few hundred hungry football fans in a short amount of time is the challenge of the “Bash” food committee and Dale Enick, chairman. “Bash” spokesman Rick Weaver explained that the selection of Enick as food chairman was a simple process.
The ‘Dawg’ is centerpiece of sales campaign
August 23, 2000
An old discarded sign laying in the scrap yard of The Lodge was turned into the focal point of the “Bulldog Bash” sales campaign thanks to the efforts of Ted Madl and Baldwin High School “artists” Jamie Grosdidier and Becky Weaver.
Keep an eye out for ‘Six o’clock surprise’
August 23, 2000
Rumors of a unique, yet surprising event to take place at the “Bulldog Bash” at precisely six o’clock have been confirmed by sources close to the upcoming Sept. 1 event.
Common questions (and answers) about the first-ever Bulldog Bash
August 23, 2000
Bulldog Bash’
The start of a tradition?
August 23, 2000
Like most events, the “Bulldog Bash” was born out of a simple idea with the hope that it might grow into a major event. In June, a handful of people met at The Lodge to try to come up with some ideas to raise $15,000 to assist the district in “start-up” expenses for junior high football.
It was hot for runners, tennis
August 23, 2000
For Baldwin High School girls tennis and cross country, the first week of practices had a common thread it was hot, mostly.
BHS volleyball set to serve it up
August 23, 2000
At Baldwin High School, fall sports seasons are just around the corner. But for the Bulldog volleyball team, the season looms nearest.
Dawgs’ beat the heat
August 23, 2000
Incredibly when the pads came out the temperature cooled off. After scorching 90-plus degree days to start football practice at Baldwin High School, Thursday’s temperatures hovered more around the 70-degree mark for the first day of pads.
Kleinsorges gain weekly yard prize
August 23, 2000
Yard of the Week” honors go to Bill and Joyce Kleinsorge, 1105 Dearborn St. Bill and Joyce moved to Baldwin City around four years ago from Colby.
Theater, railway team up for murder mystery
August 23, 2000
Murder will be unleashed at the Midland Railway during special “Murder on the Midland” evening excursions Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8, 9 and 10. The hilarious audience participation who-done-it will be offered at 6 and 8:30 each evening beginning at Baldwin’s historic Santa Fe Depot and aboard the Norwood Express Mystery Train.
Baldwin in Brief
August 23, 2000
City in Brief
August 23, 2000
Budget hearing is Thursday
August 23, 2000
The public hearing for the 2001 city budget will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Hall. The hearing will be the second hearing of the budget. The budget was republished following the first hearing on July 25, after a mistake was found.
Brownback in Baldwin
Senator says Republicans will tackle major issues
August 23, 2000
U.S. Senator Sam Brownback stopped in Baldwin City on Thursday afternoon and answered questions from a small group of community members at Baker University’s Collins House.
District reports good first days of school
August 23, 2000
It’s no surprise, but there are more students in the Baldwin School District this year. And despite that, all went well with the opening of schools last week.
Administrator get high marks from council
August 23, 2000
There was a common feeling of appreciation at the Baldwin City Council meeting Monday night. City Administrator Larry Paine received a 10 percent raise and high marks during his annual evaluation by the City Council. Paine, in turn, praised the council and city staff for progress made during his two years as administrator.
Students become role models
August 23, 2000
When final exams finish in May, most college students are in a rush to put college life behind them for a few months. In Baldwin City, however, many Baker University students decide to stick around and make a contribution to the community. And their good work is appreciated by local officials.
It’s busy behind the scenes at Baker
August 23, 2000
As a university, Baker is seen as a place for education and ideas a heartbeat of culture and knowledge. But more importantly, Baker is people. Although students are obviously the most important community Baker serves, it takes the teamwork of faculty and staff to keep it going.
Enrollment jumps in quantity, quality
August 23, 2000
Baker University’s business is educating students and business is very good. Enrollment this year at the main campus in Baldwin City will jump 10 percent to around 830 students, up from last year’s total of 763. That’s good news, but what makes it even better is the academic credentials the 280 new students (220 freshmen, 60 transfers) bring to the campus.
Cat disease cutting swath in rural Baldwin
August 23, 2000
A new, fatal disease has killed six pet cats in the Baldwin area so far this summer, and experts fear more cases in the future.