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BU fall sports teams have high hopes
August 23, 2001
Women’s cross country Heart of America Athletic Conference and Region V Coach of the Year Rob Mallinder will return four of his top five runners from last year’s conference championship team, including All-American senior Liesel Kirk. Also returning from last year’s varsity is senior Jan Meyer and juniors Molly Humphries and Jenny Schultz.
President Lambert’s message
August 23, 2001
Dear Friends: As the new academic year gets under way, we at Baker are grateful for the privilege to call Baldwin City our home.
A view from both sides of the desk
August 23, 2001
Darcy Russell never expected her former college professors to become her colleagues, but when she accepted a position at Baker University two years ago, the tables were turned. “It was weird at first. It was hard getting used to calling Professor Wiley, ‘George’, and Professor Boyd, ‘Roger’,” said Russell, a professor of biology. “They are my colleagues, no longer my professors. But it was a struggle.”
Baker football to continue tradition
August 23, 2001
Baker’s success on the football field began more than a century ago when the Wildcats defeated the University of Kansas 22-9 in the state’s first intercollegiate football game in 1890. But never in its long history has Baker been more successful than in the past two decades.
Baker Wildcat statue to be added
August 23, 2001
A unique wildcat statue by well-known Lawrence artist Eldon Tefft will be unveiled later this month on the south side of Harter Union. The 4-foot bronze statue will be presented on Traditions Night Aug. 26 after the all-school picnic. It will be set on a 4-foot base in the Eisel Courtyard. The statue was commissioned by Baker University two years ago, thanks to a donation by Board of Trustees member Susan Perry.
Wildcat Cafe expands offerings for hungry students
August 23, 2001
When hunger calls, Baker University students and staff will have more options this year at the Wildcat Cafwhich opened last April. An expanded breakfast menu and a larger assortment of desserts will greet diners, said Darrell Bowersox, director of food services. The cafffers meals cooked to order from the grill, such as hamburgers, chicken burgers, french fries and appetizers. This year complete breakfasts featuring eggs, bacon, breakfast sandwiches and breakfast pizzas will be available. Most menu items are under $3.
New faculty members join university ranks
August 23, 2001
Three new full-time faculty members begin this fall at Baker University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Stuart Dorsey, vice president and dean of the College, said he is pleased with the new additions. “They continue the trend of the last few years of adding strength to the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences,” he said. “We’ve attracted good people.”
The faces behind the scenes at Baker
August 23, 2001
Keeping Baker University running is no easy task just ask the people behind the scenes. Consider the 900 students who must be housed, fed and educated. Then there are the 25 buildings that require daily maintenance, from the simple light bulb change to the more complicated boiler repair.
Variety marks this year’s Artist and Lecture Series
August 23, 2001
A jazz quartet, cellist and African dance troupe highlight this year’s Artist and Lecture Series at Baker University. Seven events are planned for the 2001-2002 series, which runs Sept. 18 through April 16. The series promises to hold “something for everyone,” according to series chair Susan Buehler. “It’s going to be wonderful. It’s going to be full of surprises,” Buehler said. “I would encourage everyone to attend.”
Students to eye civil rights during Convocation week
August 23, 2001
Baker University students will be asked to contemplate Kansas’ participation in the fight for equal rights with a week-long series of events, Sept. 17-21, celebrating the civil rights movement. The week will culminate at Fall Convocation with featured speaker U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, also a former civil rights activist, speaking at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 in Rice Auditorium, said University Minister the Rev. Ira DeSpain.
Library renovation set to begin
August 23, 2001
When Baker Librarian Kay Bradt first visited Baker’s library 26 years ago, she saw a large open space with desks lined up in rows. “It looked like a cafeteria, not a library,” said Bradt, library director. Bradt’s desire for a state-of-the-art facility will become reality when work begins next month on the $6.3 million renovation of Collins Library. Construction is expected to be completed in January 2003. “It will be wired to meet the kinds of needs we have today compared to 1960,” Bradt said. “They weren’t even using electric typewriters when the library was first built. That tells you a lot has changed.”
Influx of student, visitor spending boosts businesses
August 23, 2001
When senior Mia Wright from Tulsa, Okla., wants to eat out, she turns to Espress Yourself, Joy Garden or Walt’s Pizza CafAnd when she needs that special gift, she looks to Discoveries first. Wright is one of many Baker University students who shops locally when possible. For Baldwin City merchants, the payoff is huge thousands of outside dollars flow into the local economy from students, parents and visitors to the campus. With Baker’s fall enrollment up 8 percent to 900 students, area businesses can expect to see an even greater impact this year.
Enrollment jumps for second year
August 23, 2001
If you notice more cars in town or if the Baker University campus seems a bit more crowded, it’s not your imagination. This year Baker expects to reach its highest enrollment in a decade. Personalized recruiting techniques, campus improvements and overall higher student satisfaction with the university have led to a larger freshman class and greater retention of existing students, according to Baker officials.
Baker Sports Schedules
August 23, 2001
Baker Academic Schedule
August 23, 2001