Archive for Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Also from August 20

All stories

Council waives privilege on Bennett Report
August 20, 2003
The Baldwin City Council has waived attorney client privilege regarding the infamous Bennett Report.
Council revisits SRO decision
August 20, 2003
Amy Cleavinger is not too happy the School Resource Officer position was cut. The Baldwin City Council Member told the council Monday she wasn’t sure where the funding for the position went.
It’s ‘Bash’ time again
August 20, 2003
I keep a box of “Bash junk” in the corner of my office. I put it under a table that is covered with basketball game tapes and various other miscellaneous items including spray paint, golf tournament entry forms, a picture of John Wayne, and an instructional manual to a fax machine in my office that tends to malfunction at least once a week.
Deaths
August 20, 2003
Baldwin in brief
August 20, 2003
Enrollment numbers where district predicted
August 20, 2003
Enrollment numbers are just about where the Baldwin School District predicted they would be.
Heat causes increase in local utility usage
August 20, 2003
Scorching 100-degree heat caused Baldwin City to use a record amount of electricity Monday and prompted Rural Water District No. 4 to ask its customers to voluntarily reduce water usage.
BCPD sees changes in number of officers
August 20, 2003
Last week’s resignations left the Baldwin Police Department with two less officers, but Police Chief Mike McKenna hopes to replace them in the near future.
District expected to improve on assessments
August 20, 2003
Baldwin students have made vast improvements on their state assessment scores over the past couple of years, but not quite all of the district’s students are showing as much progress as they should.
Baldwin under burn ban
August 20, 2003
A week-long burn ban is in affect for Baldwin.
A new building for a new year
August 20, 2003
The start of school for some of Baldwin’s third, fourth and fifth graders offered more than new classrooms with new teachers. It also offered a brand new school building. Two hundred twenty-six upper elementary students started school Thursday in the new Baldwin Elementary School Intermediate Center, located on the west edge of Baldwin along U.S. Highway 56. “We love it,” BESIC Principal Tom Mundinger said of the new facilities. “This is just a neat opportunity to open a new school.”
Artist and Lecture Series has full slate
August 20, 2003
Artist and Lecture Series Special to the Signal Every year, the Baker University Artist and Lecture Series is said to possibly be the finest one yet. The same, of course, will be said for this year’s group of performers and lecturers, except that this year’s version may consistently pack a little more energy than in the past.
Lambert is at the ‘heart’ of Baker
August 20, 2003
It’s 5 a.m. and much of Baldwin City is sleeping when Dan Lambert begins his day at the Baldwin Athletic Club. Elliptical machine, stationary bike and treadmill — a healthy start to a power-packed day for Baker University’s president.
Campus ministry is more than a 9-to-5 job
August 20, 2003
Some might say it’s a matter of fate, while others might see a bit of irony in the situation. Although Ira DeSpain took a break from religion as a student at Baker more than 35 years ago, now, as Baker’s spiritual leader, he hopes to reach out to as many students as he can.
New dean looks to make positive changes
August 20, 2003
Don’t be surprised if you see a well-dressed woman in tennis shoes walking down Eighth Street each morning — rain or shine. For Jamie Comstock, Baker University’s new vice president and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the walk is a chance to combine a workout into her daily commute.
Career Services ready for change
August 20, 2003
In the past, many students didn’t find their way to the Career Development Center until their junior or senior year, once they had already declared a major and decided on a career path. But this year, the newly organized center hopes to reach out to students as soon as they hit campus as freshmen.
Enrollment could top the 900 mark
August 20, 2003
Increased recruitment and retention efforts are paying off at Baker University as enrollment is expected to reach more than 900 students at the Baldwin City campus this fall. “We feel like we’ll meet our goal,” said Annette Galluzzi, vice president of marketing. “Indicators tell us we’re doing a little better at retention than last year.”
Baker eyes future as 150th year nears
August 20, 2003
What’s good for Baker University is usually good for Baldwin City as well. Consider these facts: ¢ Each year the Maple Leaf Festival draws 25,000 to 35,000 visitors to the community, yet few residents know the festival was started 45 years ago by two Baker professors. ¢ Baldwin City and the Baker campus were wired for electricity by a Baker professor in the early 1900s. He also designed the town’s electrical plant.
Energy will abound for Artist, Lecture Series
August 20, 2003
Every year, the Baker University Artist and Lecture Series is said to possibly be the finest one yet. The same, of course, will be said for this year’s group of performers and lecturers, except that this year’s version may consistently pack a little more energy than in the past.