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Long to give final commencement speech

University President Pat Long will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18.

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Union to reopen for Alumni Weekend

The Harter Union is set to be fully open for Alumni Weekend on May 16-18, with a reception for the 50th anniversary alumni scheduled for May 17 in the newly renovated space in the eastern part of the union.

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Myra Glover: the woman behind the presidency

Executive Assistant Myra Glover started in the president’s office at the same time as retiring President Pat Long. She serves as a gatekeeper for the information that actually gets to Long’s desk, filtering and handling work that can be done without the president’s stamp of approval.

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Honorary tree plantings evoke emotion

Baker University received the Tree Campus USA title for the fourth year in a row. To honor the distinction six new trees were planted around campus. Each tree was in honor of a retiring faculty member.

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Travel interterms set for 2015

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Baker University professors will offer seven travel options during interterm 2015.

Campus views differ on Paycheck Fairness Act

A recent bill aimed at erasing the line between genders has once again been rejected by the U.S. Senate, leaving politicians split along customary party lines.

Symposium to honor student achievements

Baker University will host its annual Scholars Symposium on April 26. The symposium will feature an afternoon of speakers along with presentations by staff, faculty and students across many disciplines.

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Social justice events provide understanding

Student Activities Council is hosting a week of social justice events, which started Tuesday and will run through Thursday. The themed events, Tunnel of Oppression, a Night of Social Justice with Cody Charles and the People Empowering People rally, all feature the idea of equality.

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Students increasingly seek therapy

The number of college students and young people seeking counseling is on the rise. A recent article in the Cincinnati Enquirer noted that one in every 10 college students is seeking mental health counseling.

Overland Park hate crime affects widespread community

Three people died after a shooting at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park on April 13. Just 37.2 miles away from Baker University’s campus, the shootings have affected students who have ties to the victims, the area or the Jewish Community Center.