Archive for Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Baker briefs

November 14, 2001

Arts and Lectures Series
features cellist

The Baker University Arts and Lecture Series will feature Mr. Clancy Newman, cellist, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in McKibbin Recital Hall. Tickets are on sale at the Baldwin State Bank, Mid-America Bank, Kansas State Bank, Baker University Business Office or at the door.

Newman is the 2001 winner of the prestigious Naumberg Competition, the National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists Competition, the Juilliard School Cello Competition, the National Society for Arts and Letters Cello Competition and the National Federation of Music Clubs Competition.

Accompanying Newman will be pianist Noreen Polera, winner of the accompanying prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition, who has established a career as a collaborative pianist. Polera holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in piano performance from the Juilliard School.

Works on their program will include an original work by Newman entitled "Song Without Words," two movements of Debussy's "Sonate," Beethoven's "Sonata in C Major, Opus 102, No. 1," Brahms' "Sonata in E minor, Opus 38" and "Polonaise Brilliante" by Chopin.

Baker University
receives gift

Baker University has received a gift from the estate of Winona M. Davis, Emporia. A longtime friend of the University, Davis' $5,000 gift will help support the programs of the University Minister's office.

Bill McCollum, vice president of University Relations, said Davis was a special friend of the University. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporia. Rev. Norton "Butch" Ritter, Baker trustee and former university minister at Baker, is the minister at the church. Davis also had a close friendship through the church with Judd and Martha Jones, whose gift has endowed the University minister's position. Rev. Ira DeSpain is the University's minister.

Professor contributes
to math encyclopedia

Four articles by Robert Fraga, professor of mathematics and computer science at Baker University, have been published in the "Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education," an 880-page reference work featuring 400 entries.

Fraga's articles are: Series, Power Series, Mean Value Theorems and Functions of a Real Variable. He submitted the articles when he was a professor at Ripon College in Wisconsin. He has taught at Baker since 1997.

Fraga said he was asked to contribute the articles because of his expertise in the calculus reform effort. He contributed as an editor and writer for a volume of problems and commentaries for "Calculus Problems for a New Century."

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