Baker to celebrate its founding
Baker University will celebrate its founding and its United Methodist heritage with a Founders Day Convocation in Baldwin City at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel.
The celebration marks 145 years of continuous service in higher education. The first college in Kansas, Baker was founded in 1858 by what is now the United Methodist Church. The university was named in memory of Bishop Osmon C. Baker.
The convocation will feature an address by John C. Holbert, a professor of homiletics at Perkins School of Theology.
Holbert has written six books and numerous articles in scholarly and church journals and was the editor of the Psalms and Canticles material of the 1989 United Methodist Hymnal.
The public is invited to the convocation and a professional workshop led by Holbert at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel.