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Liston moved by music at young age

Liston moved by music at young age

Story by Chad

January 30, 2013


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From a very early age, Associate Professor of Music Robin Liston was captivated by music.  “I always loved singing,” she said.  “I was in a church choir as a young child, and I was always looking for opportunities to sing in school.” Starting in sixth grade, Liston...

Art show to bring in high school students

Story by Taylor

January 29, 2013


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Baker University will be hosting its first High School Senior Art Show Friday in Holt-Russell Gallery. Students from area high schools will have their artwork displayed and judged by faculty of the art department. Students will come at 11 a.m. to have lunch, tour the campus and also attend an art...

Vespers concert rings in holiday season

Vespers concert rings in holiday season

Story by Abby

November 27, 2012


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The 82nd Annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers continued its tradition of kicking off the holiday season Sunday. 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 wi...

Theater majors nominated for scholarship

Theater majors nominated for scholarship

Story by Taylor

November 26, 2012


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One senior will be leaving Baker University with three majors and a minor. It was this devotion to theater and vocal music that got him nominated for the Irene Ryan national scholarship. Senior Patrick King, who has yet to have fewer than 20 credit hours a semester, will be graduating December 2013 w...

Robin Hood calls for students to interact in production

Robin Hood calls for students to interact in production

Story by Taylor

November 12, 2012


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Robin Hood heeded a warning for all who attended the Baker University fall play, "Robin Hood." “Don’t just think you’re going to be able to sit there and not get involved,” sophomore Brandon Haefke, the actor who plays Robin Hood, said. The play was held Thursday through Sunda...

Music department to host Symphonic Winds and Orchestra Concert along with BU Jazz Festival

Story by Jenna

November 11, 2012


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The Baker University music department has a busy week ahead, as it hosts a music forum, the symphonic winds and orchestra concert, jazz concert, and the BU Jazz Festival. The week begins with music forums, which take place at 11 a.m. every Tuesday in McKibbin Recital Hall. The forums are a way for st...

Choir concert features wide variety of styles

Story by Abby

November 1, 2012


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Choir members poured their heart and soul into performances Oct. 26 in Rice Auditorium and pulled off a successful concert in the opinion of Director of Choral Activities Matthew Potterton. The concert shared a wide variety of musical styles from the concert, chamber and community choirs, including intera...

Alumnus rejoins band while working at Baker

Alumnus rejoins band while working at Baker

Story by Kayla

October 30, 2012


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Baker University alumnus Connor Bechard, who is now an executive office assistant and a men’s basketball graduate assistant, has been connecting with some students by releasing his music through social media such as Twitter. What Bechard has been calling "new music Fridays<a href=&...

Halloween brings out various traditions

Halloween brings out various traditions

Story by Taylor

October 28, 2012


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Costume shops sprouting up in empty department stores, candlelit jack-o-laterns placed on doorsteps, leaves turning orange, all to celebrate the season of Halloween. “I like Halloween because even as an adult, you get to dress up and nobody really says anything,” said freshman Richard Alexan...

Maple Leaf Festival provides opportunities to raise money

Story by Abby

October 24, 2012


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The annual Maple Leaf Festival has drawn people from coast to coast for more than 50 years. 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. RELATED CONTENT You can view a spe...

Choirs set to perform for fall concert

Story by Katie

October 24, 2012


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The Baker music department will host its fall choir concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Rice Auditorium. The concert will feature all three of Baker's choirs: concert, chamber and community. "I think the pieces we've chosen this year are great and I hope people come out and support what is coming togeth...

Heiman expects ‘Robin Hood’ production to generate laughter

Story by Abby

October 24, 2012


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Expect audience involvement, actors laughing throughout the play and a childish sense of mind from the next theater production, “Robin Hood.” The play will feature eight actors, who will play multiple roles. This is the first time this play has been at Baker, and according to Associate Profes...