Baker University news

Baker faculty string recital Sunday
November 7, 2014
Recital to start at 7:30 p.m. in McKibbin Recital Hall
Baker gathers in mutual support at time of canceled inauguration
October 30, 2014
On the day and hour Baker University was to celebrate the inauguration of a new president, the Baldwin City school came together for mutual support after the death of a student.
Baker University cancels president’s inauguration following student’s death
October 30, 2014
The inauguration of Baker University President Lynne Murray scheduled for today has been canceled following the death of a student at the Baldwin City campus. It a statement released last Wednesday night, Murray said she made the decision to cancel her inauguration with news of the death of sophomore Sione Maumau.
Baker professor urges listeners to be heroes
October 28, 2014
Biology professor Darcy Russell told a Baker University gathering that role models were like sewing patterns, which first provide guidance and then a jumping off point for creativity.
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.