Baker University news

Boardway at Baker registration starts
April 10, 2014
Registration is being accepted through June 1 for the Broadway at Baker and Music Theatre for Young People summer camps. The camps will be from July 6 through 13 and July 20 through 27. Students 13 to 18 years of age will gain stage skills during weeklong intensive preparation, which end with theater performances.
Community Wellness Festival returns for 13th year Saturday
April 9, 2014
Although she’s new to her position as Baker University health and counseling service coordinator, Sherri Pahcoddy is aware of the potential life-saving importance of the Community Wellness Festival she is organizing. The past two years, she helped her predecessor Ruth Sarna organize the health fair, Pahcoddy said.
Baker, Johnson County choirs to present Midwest premiere of ‘Requiem’
April 2, 2014
The Baker University Choirs (Cathy Crispino, conductor) will join voices with the Johnson County Chorus (Anita Cyrier, conductor) for the Midwest premiere of Mark Hayes’ “Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Rice Auditorium, 404 Eighth St. on Baker’s Baldwin City campus.
Folk, jazz singer to perform at Baker
March 28, 2014
Folk and jazz singer Erin Bode will return to the Baldwin City campus for a free concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 7, at McKibbin Recital Hall. Joined by Adam Maness (keyboards and guitar), Syd Rodway (bass) and Tara Santiago (cello), Bode will sing many songs from her latest and recent album, “Be Still, My Soul.”
Community Wellness Festival returning April 12 to Baldwin City
March 28, 2014
The 13th annual Community Wellness Festival, sponsored by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and Baker University, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12, at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.
Former Baker AD floats indoor activities center
March 20, 2014
As the longtime former Baker University athletic director, Dan Harris knows how busy the Collins Center is. Collins is not only the home for Baker’s winter sports of men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling, but the school’s baseball, softball, soccer and track teams use the facility for their preseason or off-season conditioning, Harris said.
Baker campus minister to give last lecture
March 11, 2014
Ira DeSpain, the minister to Baker University since 1992, will deliver his “Last Lecture” at 9 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, at Rice Auditorium. The event is part of a series hosted by Baker’s Student Activities Council. The public is welcome to attend.
Baker senior earns recognition for nonfiction
March 5, 2014
Katelin Colby, a Baker University senior from Paola, placed third in creative nonfiction essays at Sigma Tau Delta International 2014 on Feb. 26-March 1 in Savannah, Ga. More than 1,000 students and faculty attended the English honors society event featuring the best student writers in the country.
Baker names student leader of the month
March 5, 2014
Tyler Sloan, a junior exercise science major from Kansas City, Kan., has been named Baker University’s Student Leader of the Month for February.
Baker grad, Oscar nominee explains how visual effects become special
February 28, 2014
For Patrick Tubach, who graduated from Baker University in 1996, this Sunday won’t be his first trip down the red carpet for the Academy Awards ceremony, but it will be his first time as a nominee.
Baker Honor Band Festival to conclude tonight with concert on Baldwin City campus
February 13, 2014
Baker University’s daylong Concert Honor Band Festival will conclude at 7 p.m. tonight with a free concert at Rice Auditorium. More than 100 musicians from area high school, including Baldwin, Ottawa and Wellsville high schools, will perform.
Outgoing Baker president delivers state of the university address
February 12, 2014
Outgoing President Pat Long took the opportunity Tuesday during her final state of the university address to give an emotional acknowledgement to the students, faculty and staff of Baker University.
Baker baseball coach Hannon resigns, accepts new job on Baldwin City campus
February 5, 2014
Theresa Yetmar, Baker University’s director of athletics, announced Monday that longtime baseball coach and Class of 2012 Baker Hall of Fame member Phil Hannon will resign his coaching position at the end of the 2014 season to accept a post as the university’s assistant director of development. “Phil has been an integral member of our department for 14 years,” Yetmar said. “He brings a voracious energy and positive attitude to work every day. He inspires trust amongst our staff and coaches. We could not be more pleased that Phil will now be playing an active role in fundraising for our institution.”
Baker president, husband to be honored at this year’s Chocolate Auction
February 3, 2014
Dennis Long had an evening planned Thursday, which included a quick meal at a ballgame with his wife, Baker University President Pat Long. “We’ll have hot dogs at the game in Olathe.”