Archive for Wednesday, March 1, 2000

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March 1, 2000

Career Day to Show High School Students working world

Baker University will show 80 area high school students what it takes to get a job done well during Career Day March 9 on campus.

The day, co-sponsored with The Learning Exchange's School to Career Partnership in Kansas City, Mo., will give high school students a chance to explore various career fields and ask professionals about their jobs.

"The program is designed to make learning more relevant and meaningful for students in Kansas and Missouri schools," said Annette Galluzzi, Baker vice president for marketing and communication.

The School to Career Partnership program is a bi-state, regional effort designed to help students explore careers and acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes the need to succeed in a rapidly changing world. The partnership involves employers, labor, school districts, and community and parent organizations.

The day will consist of workshops as well as the opportunity for participants to shadow employees or students as they go about their routines. Participants will attend two informational sessions "Academics and Careers: Bridging the Gap" and "Behind the Scenes at Baker."

Students will then choose from breakout sessions in both an academic track and the operations track. The academic track sessions are "Critical Thinking," "What Employers Want in Business Graduates," "Teaching and Learning for Computers, Mathematical and Research Occupations," and "Health Sciences: Today's Most Popular Career Interest Areas."

The operations track sessions are "Accounting and Purchasing," "Construction Management," "Human Resources/Labor Relations," "Food Service Operations/Catering," "Marketing and Communication," and "Student Recruiting."

Participating schools are De LaSalle Education Center in Kansas City, Mo.; DeSoto High School; North Kansas City (Mo.) High School; Piper High School in Kansas City, Kan.; Raymore-Peculiar (Mo.) High School and Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kan.

Cat in the Hat to party with local children

Baldwin City children will get a chance to meet the Cat in the Hat in person at 7 p.m. Thursday in Collins Gym.

Baker University's Student Education Association is throwing a birthday party in honor of Dr. Seuss as part of their Read Across America celebration.

"Through this event BUSEA hopes to promote reading by students in the community," said Kari Neis, BUSEA president and a senior from Baldwin City.

Preschool through fifth-grade students from Baldwin, Vinland, Marion Springs, the community home-schooled children, and the children of Baker University staff, faculty and students are invited to share in the celebration.

Don't forget your camera-the Cat in the Hat and the Baker Wildcat will pose for photographs. BUSEA members and special guests from the Baldwin community will be reading Dr. Seuss stories to the students.

New and used books will be collected during the party for disadvantaged children.

"We really are looking forward to hosting this event and hope to continue it for years to come," Neis said.

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