Baker University news

Baker sees gigabit Internet as important competitive edge
July 19, 2015
When Chad Phillips returns to Baker University next month, the No. 1 complaint he and fellow members of the Baker University Student Senate heard in recent years should be resolved.
Baker University graduates told they are part of the ‘Will Generation’
May 17, 2015
The Baker University Class of 2015 was sent off Sunday with a new name for its generation provided courtesy of commencement speaker, Aaron North, vice president of education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In remarks at the Collins Center on the Baker campus to about 300 senior graduates of Baker’s College of Arts and Science, School of Education and School of Nursing, North said the graduates were part of the “Will Generation.”
Former Baker president honored for role in bringing university chapel from England
May 16, 2015
No less an authority than Robert Osborne, the man who made it financially possible, initially thought it an impractical undertaking to bring a 19th century English village church to the Baker University campus to serve as the school’s chapel.
Baker University’s first Kauffman Scholar looking to give back
May 12, 2015
His dream job, says Baker University Class of 2015 member Kaleb Berry, is to design computer games, those of the role-playing kind that tell a story. If he’s looking for a compelling story, Berry need look no further than his own. He will graduate Sunday from Baker, grateful and determined to return his good fortune.
Baldwin City graduate season starts Saturday with Baker School of Professional and Graduate Studies commencemnts
May 7, 2015
Baker University will honor more than 300 undergraduates and 180 graduate students at three commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus. Undergraduate degrees for the School of Professional and Graduate Studies will be conferred at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 9. Graduate degrees for the School of Education, School of Professional and Gra
Baldwin City’s Lober, Baker win league track titles
May 3, 2015
The Baker University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field team captured another Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, as the men’s team raced to its fifth-straight conference title, while the women’s team earned its fourth-straight championship.
Baker Orange, website win awards
April 16, 2015
The Baker University student newspaper was recognized with two contest awards in the past week. The Baker Orange won the All-Kansas Award as the state’s top private college newspaper at the Kansas Collegiate Media spring conference in Wichita. The Tulsa Press Club named the Orange website the Great Plains Journalism Student Website.
Wellness Festival returns Saturday to Baldwin City at Collins Center
April 14, 2015
If a number of potential life-saving health screenings aren’t enough, Kansas University basketball and Kansas City Royals fans will have added reason to attend Saturday’s annual Wellness Festival. Baker University and the Baldwin City Recreation Commission’s 14th annual Wellness Festival will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Baker University Collins Center.
Baker students help, benefit from Wellness Festival
April 14, 2015
As president of the Exercise Science Student Alliance Club at Baker University, Hillary Yoder has the good-news, bad-news task of recruiting club members to help with the Wellness Festival the university annually co-sponsors with the Baldwin City Recreation Commission.
Baker biology professor’s tree climbing summer reseach program funded for another 3 years
April 13, 2015
A research inspiration Baker University professor William Miller discovered while watching the Travel Channel has paid off with a $285,285 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a three-year summer undergraduate research opportunity.
Baker gallery to feature campus life captured through PR director’s lens
March 29, 2015
Baker University’s public relations director has stepped up to fill a void this spring with a decade of on-the-job images. The wall space in Parmenter Hall’s Holt-Russell Gallery is traditionally reserved late in the spring semester for a show of the work of senior art majors. But this year, there are no graduating art majors. Filling the walls are the photos of Baker PR director Steve Rottinghaus, in a show called “A Decade Covering the Campus Community,”
Annual Wellness Festival approaching
March 11, 2015
al Community Wellness Festival, sponsored by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and Baker University, is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 18, at the Collins Center, Sixth and Fremont streets, on the Baldwin City campus.
Baker University doctoral candidate awarded Fulbright Scholarship
March 9, 2015
A Baker University doctoral candidate will head to Swaziland early next year on a Fulbright Scholarship to help aspiring journalists and work with those practicing the profession. Peter Morello is an associate professor of communications studies at the University of Missouri — Kansas City and a doctoral candidate in Baker’s leadership in higher education program.
Baker student wins Harlaxton essay prize
February 5, 2015
Melinda Hipple, a Baker University junior from Baldwin City, won an essay prize while studying abroad at Harlaxton College during the fall semester.