Baker University news

Baker to continue tradition with 84th Candlelight Vespers
November 26, 2014
Baker University’s 84th annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers is scheduled for 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, at Rice Auditorium. Admission is free.
Murray formally sworn in as Baker’s 29th president
November 21, 2014
Lynne Murray was formally sworn in today as the 29th president of Baker University in a small, by-invitation-only ceremony on the Baldwin City campus. About 20 Baker administrators, faculty, students and board of trustees members attended the 25-minute ceremony.
Baker jazz concert Thursday
November 20, 2014
The Baker University Jazz Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Rice Auditorium.
Baker University to present “A Mark Twain Storybook”
November 14, 2014
Those looking for family entertainment at the right price should consider Baker University Theater Department performances this weekend of “A Mark Twain Storybook.”
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.