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Baker Edition: Coach: Season looks promising for bowling breakthrough
August 20, 2015
The Baker University bowling team is due for a breakthrough and, if head coach Cheryl Keslar is right, this season could be the time for it.
Baker Edition: Baker designated Tree Campus USA
August 20, 2015
The Arbor Day Foundation announced that Baker University is a Tree Campus USA this year for its commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. The first university in Kansas to be recognized with the distinction, Baker has been honored five consecutive years by the foundation.
Baker Edition: Students honored for making a difference on campus
August 20, 2015
Four graduating students were honored with Outstanding Senior awards during Baker University’s commencement ceremonies on May 17 at the Collins Center. Carly Berblinger, Buhler; Rachel Haley, Lawrence; Jacob Mogle, Columbus; and Dustin Turner, Overbrook, all received the award.
Baker Edition: Recent grads honored for leadership
August 20, 2015
Two May Baker University graduates, known for their strong academic commitment, were recognized as 2015 Fran Jabara Leadership Award recipients during spring commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center.
Baker Edition: University expands educational opportunities with Wetlands Discovery Center
August 20, 2015
Long known for providing learning opportunities outside the classroom, Baker University will expand its educational offerings for its students and the public this fall when the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center opens on the southern edge of Lawrence.
Baker Edition: Defending championships ‘a Baker tradition’
August 20, 2015
Tradition. It’s a meaningful word, and one that Baker University student-athletes take to heart when competing.
Baker Edition: Art major transitions to nursing career
August 20, 2015
Two years after receiving a bachelor’s degree as an art major from Baker University, Brittni Sayers crossed the commencement stage in May once again at the Collins Center — this time as a nursing graduate with a job already secured.
Baker Edition: Baker graduate honored as Champion of Change
August 20, 2015
Mike Ellis, a 1984 Baker graduate and advocate for people with disabilities, was honored on July 27 as a Champion of Change by the White House in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Baker Edition: High expectations greet Wildcats women’s soccer
August 20, 2015
Davy Phillips is energized. The head coach of Baker Wildcats’ women’s soccer knows what the team could achieve this season based on the program’s history.
Baker Edition: University, Johnson County Community College partner
August 20, 2015
Baker University has partnered with Johnson County Community College to better assist students planning to continue their education.
Baker Edition: New coaches join Wildcat staff
August 20, 2015
Ryan Pitts graduated from Baker in 2006 after a successful athletic career that included NAIA All-American honors as a wide receiver for the football team in 2005 and national indoor and outdoor qualifying performances in the high hurdles in 2006. Now Pitts is taking on a new role at Baker: head coach of the Wildcats’ track and field program.
Three Baldwin City teens on pointe in the Big Apple
August 19, 2015
Five weeks spent this summer in New York City opened Emma Niehoff’s eyes to what was possible with dance. Niehoff was one of three Baldwin City teens who spent time this summer in New York City taking part in Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive programs. Niehoff, Amelia Murray and Rachel Lewis, who all call the Baldwin Academy of Dance and Voice home, successfully auditioned for enrollment in the summer progams, which provided a glimpse into the life of the professional dancers who led their instruction and whom they saw perform on various Manhattan stages.
Delays in two sports venue projects prompt practice Baldwin Junior High/High school practice reshuffling
August 19, 2015
Baldwin Junior High and High school sports teams are reshuffling or improvising practice sites with two summer projects continuing into the school year.
Conceptual plan for new public works complex shared with Baldiwn City Council
August 19, 2015
The Baldwin City Council was presented Monday with a conceptual plan for a new public works complex at a time when residents are being surveyed about what new building projects they would support. The conceptual plan was shared Monday to give the council members an idea of what the city could get for $2 million should they decide to go ahead with the project.
Musings from the Hill, Aug. 20, 2015
August 18, 2015
Without the firm courage of women, we would not be a free country today. Roma Earles suggested I read “One Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus.
Baldwin City Council approves $175,000 sewer line extension for industrial park
August 18, 2015
In what was a mulligan on a do-over, the Baldwin City Council voted 5-0 Monday to construct a sewer to the industrial park for an estimated $175,000. If the sewer line project sounds familiar, it’s because the same sewer line was to be part of a proposed voluntary annexation the council considered last month.
Congregate meals to end after next month at Baldwin City Senior Center
August 17, 2015
This fall, around 40 senior citizens living in Douglas County will no longer receive their daily meals through Douglas County Senior Service’s congregate meal sites.
Baldwin school board agenda for Aug. 17
August 17, 2015
Note: Board meeting starts at 7:45 p.m. rather than the normal 6:30 p.m. The 2015-2016 budget hearing is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Baldwin City Council agenda, Aug. 17
August 17, 2015
Meeting to start at 7 p.m. in Baldwin City Public Library. On agenda, staff request council asked to support extension of sewer line to business park at cost of $175,000.
Ives Chapel UMC to have back-to-school clothing give-away next 2 Saturdays
August 14, 2015
Clothing free tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon