Two years after receiving a bachelor’s degree as an art major from Baker University, Brittni Sayers will cross the commencement stage once again at the Collins Center — this time as a nursing graduate with a job already secured.
Baker faculty are known for leading innovative programs. Led by Associate Professor of Sociology Jake Bucher, Class of 2002, Baker University’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at the Topeka Correctional Facility received media attention from the Kansas City Star and KSNT-TV in Topeka. The program recently celebrated its 100th graduate.
Baker University will honor more than 300 undergraduates and 180 graduate students at three commencement ceremonies at the Collins Center on the Baldwin City campus.
Known for being instrumental in creating a community that promotes diversity and well-being of students on the Baldwin City campus, Baker University senior Alexia Nyoni was recently presented the David Merchant International Student Award for Achievement. The award honors one international student who demonstrates exceptional accomplishments in the areas of scholarship and service.
Two Baker University alumni who serve as Baker Trustees — Gordon Lansford and Brandon Scarborough — were recently recognized by Kansas City publications for their contributions in the KC business community.
Doctoral student Pam Turner and Bachelor of Business Administration student Barbie Brooks persevered to earn their degrees from Baker University, which will be celebrating nearly 300 undergraduates and 180 graduates the next two weekends at commencement.
The Baker University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of professor of music J.D. Parr, will host the Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 30, at Rice Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
Baker University celebrated the following academic and athletic award winners for the 2014-2015 academic year on Wednesday during Dialogos, a presentation of undergraduate work, on the Baldwin City campus.
Baker University student senate president Rachel Haley, a senior from Lawrence, Kansas, has been selected to participate as a student lobbyist for the 2015 Fraternity and Sorority Congressional Visits April 26-30 in Washington, D.C.
Baker University greek organizations have announced the winners of Greek Week 2015.
A lifelong learner, Leigh Yates earned an MBA so she could take her business to the next level.
The Baker Orange won the All-Kansas Award as the state’s top private college newspaper during the Kansas Collegiate Media spring conference April 12-13 in Wichita, Kansas. It marked the 16th time in 18 years the Orange received the All-Kansas honor.
Baker University doctoral student Seth Kastle is receiving national attention for his new children’s book geared toward military families whose fathers battle with post-traumatic stress disorder, “Why Is Dad So Mad?” It is a narrative told from a family’s point of view of a service member who struggles with PTSD to better explain the symptoms to children.
William Miller, director of research in biology, and Baker University have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for $286,285 over three years to conduct the “Tardigrades and Wheel Chairs in the Canopy” Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
Three Baker University student journalists and the editorial board advanced to the Society of Professional Journalists national competition.
A photography exhibit, “A Decade Covering the Campus Community,” featuring images taken by Baker University public relations director Steve Rottinghaus in the past 10 years, will be on display April 1 through May 17 at Holt-Russell Gallery on Baker’s Baldwin City campus.
Allyson Hertig, a senior from Lawrence Free State High School, and Emily Riggs, a senior from Emporia High School, have been awarded Baker's most prestigious scholarship.
Retired from a career as an accountant, financial planner, controller and insurance adviser, Mike Farmer, BS ’69, is dedicated to serving God and loving his people through prison ministry.
Eight faculty members on the Baldwin City campus — Molly (Hunt) Anderson, BS ’99; Michael Barbush, BS ’78; Jake Bucher, BA ’02; Martha (West) Harris, BS ’79; Gary Irick, BS ’79; Scott Kimball, BA ’99; Robyn Long, BS ’00; and Darcy Russell, BS ’80 — studied at Baker and teach at their alma mater.
Seniors Abbey Elsbernd and Brandon Haefke, both scheduled to graduate in May, are the latest in the long line of Baker students ready to embark on a science career. Both were admitted in the fall as “early decision” selections to the University of Kansas School of Medicine, which requires the students to have high scores on the MCAT as well as high grade-point averages.