Baker Edition 2010

Kansas’ first college, Baker University, has grown from three students in 1858 to more than 4,300 in 2010. Since the beginning more than 150 years ago, Baker students, faculty and staff have reached out to local residents and area communities. In the annual Baker Edition, we share some of those stories.


Baker alumnus returns to lead enrollment efforts
August 26, 2010
Twenty years after starting his career as an admission counselor at his alma mater, Mark Bandré is back at Baker University as vice president of enrollment management and student development.
Students, faculty, staff take pride in volunteer efforts
August 26, 2010
Baker University students, faculty and staff take pride in helping Baldwin City and the surrounding communities with an array of volunteer efforts.
Professor awarded distinguished honor
August 26, 2010
Jacob Bucher believes experiences outside the classroom enhance the experiences inside the classroom.
Young musicians learn from students through lab school
August 26, 2010
For nearly 20 years, Baker University’s music department has been providing music lessons to people of all ages through an outreach program called Music Lab School.
Baldwin City residents share vocal talents in Baker choir
August 26, 2010
Expect an encore performance from the Baker Community Choir.
President’s column: Outreach programs have long history connecting city, BU
August 26, 2010
Our campus and the community will soon come alive with activity as we welcome more than 250 new students to Baker University. These new students will soon learn what our returning students already know: The residents of Baldwin City are truly remarkable in the way they welcome Baker students as vital members of the community.
Greek organizations help with fund raising
August 26, 2010
Baker University’s Greek organizations — five fraternities and five sororities — have a long history of actively supporting philanthropies through volunteer and fund-raising efforts.
Annual gala, auction set for Nov. 20 in Kansas City
August 26, 2010
Baker University’s annual gala and auction, a fund-raiser for scholarships, is set for Nov. 20 at Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.
University recognized as military friendly
August 26, 2010
Overland Park — G.I. Jobs has announced Baker University among military friendly schools for 2011.
Hall of Fame banquet slated for Oct. 22
Six former Wildcat standouts to be recognized during 120 years of football celebration, homecoming weekend
August 26, 2010
Six former Wildcat standouts — Bob Courtney, ’57; Bill White, ’59; Fred Purvis, ’70, Brad Roepke, ’83; Terry Roepke, ’85; and Jessica Walters Ohlde, ’01 — will be inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 22, with a celebration at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park, Kan. All Baker alumni are welcome at the ceremony.
2009-2010 year in review at Baker University
August 26, 2010
AUGUST 2009 Assistant women’s basketball coach Richard Ebel is honored by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association with the Don Jones Memorial Coaches Courage Award. …
No. 24 Wildcats to open on Saturday against Ottawa
August 26, 2010
Baker University will renew a rivalry with nearby Ottawa to open the football season.
Baker to face quality football opponents in early part of season
August 26, 2010
No. 24-ranked Baker University won’t waste any time celebrating the 120th year of Wildcat football.
Top five runners return for Baker cross country team
August 26, 2010
Baker University cross country coach Zach Kindler is thrilled the 2010 roster resembles the 2009 list of Wildcat runners.
Soccer teams hope to build on last year’s success
August 26, 2010
A strong core of returners should have Baker University’s men’s soccer team challenging for another conference crown.

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