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Terri Blake leaving BU after 18 years

Senior Admission Associate Terri Blake is leaving Baker University after 18 years of working at her alma mater.

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Class fights oppression with Project CHIRP


Project CHIRP started in QS 212: Black Social Thought, taught by Coordinator of Student Achievement Carrie Coward Bucher. Class members have been studying the five different topics of oppression for the name behind the project (capitalism, heterosexism, imperialism, racism, and patriarchy = CHIRP), and they created a class video.

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'Boeing Boeing' provides chaos, laughter

The Baker University theater department will produce its final play of the school year, “Boeing Boeing,” Thursday-Sunday in Rice Auditorium.

Baker prepares to host fourth annual art history conference

The fourth annual Undergraduate Art History Conference is open for the public to attend presentations from Baker students and eight other universities/colleges. The free conference will be April 27 in the Owens Audio-Visual Room. It begins at 10 a.m. and will last through most of the day.

Choirs conclude school year with two concerts

The Baker University chamber and concert choirs and the Baldwin City community choir will look to end the school year on the right note with their two remaining concerts.

Wicks becomes president of state music organization

Junior Billy Wicks looks forward to advocating for the arts while enjoying workshops and appreciating musical talent in his new role as the Kansas collegiate president for the National Association for Music Education.

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Students showcase talent at art exhibition

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The annual student art exhibition has launched with paintings, ceramics and drawings for the Baker University community to see the talent on campus.

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St. Jude patient visits Up 'til Dawn event

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For the fifth consecutive year, Baker University students gathered Friday for the annual Up ‘til Dawn event to help raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Musical to depict 1940s radio show

The Baker University theater department is starting out the spring semester with a musical, taking attendees back to the 1940s during the beginning of World War II. The musical "1940s Radio Hour" will be produced at 7:30 p.m. March 1-2 and at 2 p.m. March 3 in Rice Auditorium.

Music department celebrates 15th annual honors concert

A learning experience, a long day and a night showcasing musical talents is what many high school students found at the Annual Honor Band Concert that was on Feb. 14.

Reynolds reflects on BU cheer qualifying for nationals

Senior Abby Reynolds discusses the emotions of the Baker cheer team qualifying for the national competition.

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BU alumnus explores new hobby as an artist

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Baker University alumnus Aaron Hannon found plenty of success as a track and field athlete during his four years at BU, but after graduating in 2011, he has developed a new hobby as an artist.

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Theater festival provides valuable experience

Performing against intense competition, attending valuable workshops and building professional connections are what some Baker University students experienced at the American College Theatre Festival Jan. 20-25 in Lincoln, Neb.

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Vespers concert rings in holiday season

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Vespers, a traditional winter concert performed by the different musical ensembles of the University, has traditionally taken place in the Baldwin First United Methodist Church, but with the success of the programs and the impact it has had on the community, this year's show was moved to Rice Auditorium.

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Schmidtlein, Campbell lead bowling team at Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge

The Baker University bowling team placed second at the Jayhawk Collegiate Challenge Saturday and Sunday, led by sophomore Carly Schmidtlein and senior Caitlin Campbell, who finished in the top five overall.

Choir concert features wide variety of styles


Choir members poured their heart and soul into performances Oct. 26 in Rice Auditorium and pulled off a successful concert in the view of Choral Director Matthew Potterton.

Antonucci's and B.B.C. open doors to customers

Antonucci's Italian Ristorante and B.B.C. (Breakfast, Burgers, Chicken) are now open for business in Baldwin City.

Maple Leaf Festival provides opportunities to raise money

When the time comes for the annual Maple Leaf Festival weekend, visitors flock to Baldwin City. This gives Baker University students and staff the chance to raise money.

Heiman expects 'Robin Hood' production to generate laughter

Expect audience involvement, actors laughing throughout the play and a childish sense of mind from the next theater production, “Robin Hood.”

Technology can revolutionize how students are educated

Traditionally, schools have been old-fashioned with no cell phones in class and reading from a textbook, but for one school in Simsbury, Conn., is breaking all traditions and seeing how it can break into the overpowering digital age.

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Theater students set for first production

“Out of Order” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sunday in Rice Auditorium.

Choral students to sing at fundraiser

Members of the Baker University choirs will showcase their individual talents from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Moni’s for a fundraiser for the music program.

Students to volunteer time at Harvesters

By feeding the hungry and donating free time to help out the community, Baker students are finding a niche for volunteering. Saturday will be another event when a mixture of students will lend their afternoon to Harvesters Community Food Network in Topeka.

Reynolds not ready to leave BU

Entertainment Editor Abby Reynolds puts the beginning of her senior year into perspective.

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Baker commemorates 9/11 with service week

Students, faculty and staff at Baker University had a chance to participate in 9/11 National Week of Service and Remembrance and demonstrate why BU was designated a “military friendly” institution in 2011.

Theatre students prepare for opening productions

Students in the theater department are rehearsing for their first two productions of the school year. Auditions for "Out of Order" and "The Medieval Tale of Robin Hood" were held Aug. 27-28 in Rice Auditorium.

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Feathers mark memories of Moore

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In order to see the benefits of a special cause, it often takes a lot of hard work. That is exactly what Mary Moore is doing to prolong the memory of her late son, Cassidy Taylor Moore.

Employees transition into new positions

From a new dean of academics to new faculty in the admissions department, Baker's faculty and staff has seen a big turnover.

Mott earns regional leadership award

Director of Financial Aid Jeanne Mott was recognized for her creative leadership and high integrity in professional development by being presented a regional leadership award from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

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Choir evokes emotion in last concert

The spring choral concert featured a variety of music and a special presentation of slam poetry by junior JaNay Adgers for the final show of the year.

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Baldwin City breaks it down in Mabee Gym

The Baldwin City Breakdown: Round Two was a free concert put on by KNBU-FM The Edge, the Baker University student radio station, for students and the community to listen to various genres of music.

Seniors make post-college preparations

For seniors at Baker University, their time as students is quickly approaching its closing stages, and for most, they are about to embark on an exciting journey into a new chapter of their life.

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Seniors spread awareness for sexual assault

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Students took a special interest in spreading awareness about sexual assault on campus this week to correlate with Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Baldwin Breakdown to take place Friday

Baker University student radio station KNBU-FM will host a free music concert, Baldwin City Breakdown: Round Two, at 7 p.m. Friday on Hartley Plaza.

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Upcoming concert to test all-women choir

The Baker University Chamber Choir will perform nine pieces ranging from classical to spiritual African pieces. The choir has been working continuously during its regular meeting times on Tuesdays and Thursdays to make this a successful performance.

Abby Reynolds encourages all to look at big picture

Junior Abby Reynolds thinks about world issues and encourages students to look at the big picture.

National Collegiate Clothing Campaign brought to Baker

The National Collegiate Clothing Campaign is a nationwide cause to get students to clean out their closets to donate “in good condition” clothes to local agencies who give back to the less fortunate.

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Gessner residents battle maintenance woes

This year, Gessner, the all-men dorm on the northeast side of campus, has had multiple issues that have left some students wondering what could come next.

Seniors take CLA

Some Baker University seniors are finishing out their final semester with LA401 by taking the Collegiate Learning Assessment. The test benefits the university by showing data general education progress.

Panel addresses campus resources

Baker University faculty and staff were encouraged to attend a campus crime panel Feb. 28 to listen and discuss the protocols for reporting ethical dilemmas at Baker.

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Students psyched for spring break's start

For some students, they will spend their spring break traveling to different tropical places for fun in the sun, and for others, nothing beats hanging around home and sleeping their days away.

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Ortiz moves class to Old Castle Museum

Leonard Ortiz, assistant professor of history, is taking students back to where Baker University began for his senior seminar history class.

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Wildcats run away with HAAC titles

The Baker University men’s and women’s indoor track teams brought home their respective titles when they traveled to Graceland University Friday and Saturday to compete in the HAAC Championship meet.

Abby Reynolds disagrees with funding cuts

Junior Abby Reynolds explains how the Susan G. Komen Foundation will have to earn back trust.

Offseason a time to improve


Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner and junior Reggie Harris discuss the off season for athletes.

Abby Reynolds reminisces without regrets

Junior Abby Reynolds discusses the different lessons she learned in 2011 and prepares for 2012.

Students celebrate holidays with traditions

Students at Baker University celebrate Christmas with family traditions.

Abby Reynolds vents about impolite people

Junior Abby Reynolds vents about impolite people and how manners suffer due to personal desires.

Speech choir, community contribute to Vespers

The Baker and Baldwin City community will unite in holiday spirit at the 81st Annual Candlelight Vespers hosted by Baker University’s Department of Music at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Baldwin City First United Methodist Church.

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ELS retreat develops leadership

The Emerging Leaders Summit taught more than leadership last weekend; it taught the attitude of putting things into action.