Baker University news

Baker plans week full of events to mark president’s inauguration
October 24, 2014
At 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Baker will rededicate the Clarice Osborn Memorial chapel, an English transplant, to mark the sesquicentennial of its construction. It is one of two significant events scheduled on the campus that day. The second will be the 11 a.m. inauguration of Baker President Lynne Murray. It was announced last December: Murray would be hired to succeed retiring Pat Long as Baker’s 29th president and start in the position July 1. Murray sees symmetry between the day’s two events. She, too, is a transplant now tasked with establishing her role on campus while she and her husband, Jeff, find a place in the community.
Baker football coach Grossner strong in battle against cancer
September 30, 2014
Baker University football coach Mike Grossner has led his team to the No. 2 ranking in the NAIA, the program’s highest mark since he took over the Wildcats’ head-coaching job in 2004.
Busy fall suits new Baker band director
September 30, 2014
Before he ever taught a day at his new job as Baker University director of bands, Frank Perez was already networking with his peers at area high schools.
Baker professor joins Kansas Humanities Council
September 29, 2014
Leonard Ortiz, associate professor of history and the Susan Perry chair of the American West at Baker University, has been elected to the board of directors for the Kansas Humanities Council.
Tree planting to honor Baker founder
September 25, 2014
A bur oak tree will be planted at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, in front of Old Castle, 511 Fifth St., in honor of Henry Barricklow, one of the founders of Baker University. The public is welcome to attend.
Santa Fe Trail exhibit to open in Old Castle Museum
September 25, 2014
Old Castle Hall on the Baker’s Baldwin City campus will be open on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day. Admission is free.
Baker Community Serve provides students opportunity for service
September 15, 2014
Community-minded Baker University students traded food for fun Friday at the Baldwin City Fire Station. After preparing enough Mexican food to feed 20 Baldwin City Fire Department firefighters, members of the Baker University’s Community Service Organization, or Baker Community Serve, were afforded the chance to climb into the cab of the department’s ladder truck.
US News & World Report names Baker top regional university
September 10, 2014
As they walked between classes Wednesday on the Baker University campus, freshmen Amanda Love and Rachel Lund were already aware the school had been named the top regional university in the state and the 44th such university in the Midwest. Moreover, the two freshmen said they were aware Baker was on the list last year when they were deciding where they would go to college.
Baldwin Chamber of Commerce/Baker University mixer Friday
September 4, 2014
The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce/Baker University mixer will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at The Lodge.
Baker exceeds freshman enrollment goal for second straight year
September 1, 2014
Baker University freshmen Carson Ferren and Sydnie Hanson didn’t expect to enroll at a school so close to their Overland Park homes when they started looking at where they would spend their college years. “I thought I would go farther from home,” Hansen said as she walked Friday from class to class on Baker’s Baldwin City campus.
Baker student union interior renovations complete, patio work continues
August 26, 2014
New light-filled Pat Long Student Activities Center with Starbucks, Jamba Juice and high-tech study rooms completed in Harter Union
Baker mass media professor receives distinguished teaching award
August 22, 2014
Before becoming a professor in 2005 at Baker University, Joe Watson worked 15 years in television news and four years in public relations.
Murray proud to be Baker’s 29th president
August 21, 2014
Ever since she participated in grade-school oratorical contests, Lynne Murray has been comfortable in front of a crowd. An essay contest sponsored by the local American Legion in Ridge, Md., piqued Murray’s interest as a second-grader. She entered and placed first for her entry in “What America Means to Me” and received a government bond. Since that moment, Murray savors those times when she can speak before a crowd.
Baker Community Choir accepting members, starting rehearsals
August 14, 2014
Baldwin City residents are again invited to join the Baker University Community Choir under the direction of Cathy Crispino, Baker interim director of choir activities.