The Baker Orange

Interterms from here to there

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Interterm is a time between the fall and spring semesters for students to have a few weeks to take an on-campus course, go on a travel interterm course or extend their Christmas break to relax at home. Each Baker student is required to complete at least two Interterm courses though they are welcome t...

‘BUGS’ provides stress relief

‘BUGS’ provides stress relief

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Baker University Gaming Society (BUGS) meets weekly on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Center to play a variety of board games and card games. Club Vice President and senior Emily Pennington said she joined the club after hearing about it from her friends as a chance to relax from the s...

New employee focuses on campus safety

New employee focuses on campus safety

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under News

One of the newest staff members at Baker University is Associate Vice President of Capital Planning, Facilities and Emergency Management Scott George, who began the position on Oct. 8. George was hired to oversee the safety and security of the campus, including security personnel. “Before me, managi...

ParMentors give back to community

ParMentors give back to community

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

One of the largest events that the parMentor student organization fundraises for annually is the “Adopt-a-Family” campaign. Staff Adviser Kelsey Nolte said the group was able to adopt more children than usual this year. “In the past we’ve fundraised around $400 to adopt five kids in a family, but t...

Students bring back leadership skills from conference

Students bring back leadership skills from conference

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 7, 2018


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On Oct. 7 and 8, seniors Maddy Lutz and Hannah Tolliver attended the Women in Educational Leadership Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska along with Assistant Professor of Education Charlsie Prosser. Tolliver said a variety of people attended the conference, but that she believes she and Maddy were the yo...

Enrollment requires more student housing

Enrollment requires more student housing

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

More students are attending Baker University, and the increase in enrollment requires more housing for those students. Director of Residence Life Nick Goodman explained that 504 of 849 students live in on-campus housing, causing the residence options to be at 94.6 percent capacity as of Fall 2018....

University offers alternative health care services

University offers alternative health care services

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Starting Jan. 1 the student health and counseling center will no longer service students physical health needs. All students will have the option to receive care from Baldwin Family Medicine Clinic and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Students with insurance will pay their copay to receive care, and students ...

‘Forever Orange’ campaign continues to fundraise

‘Forever Orange’ campaign continues to fundraise

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

After a year in the making, Baker University hosted its Forever Orange event on Oct. 13 at the Gallery Event Space in the Power and Light District in Kansas City. In all, 298 people attended, including students, alumni, donors, staff and faculty. Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Development and ...

El Patron expands to better serve customers

El Patron expands to better serve customers

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

El Patron, Baldwin City’s Mexican restaurant located on Eighth Street, has expanded from their iconic bright orange building to the neighboring abandoned antique store directly to the north. The expansion will allow the city’s restaurant staple to serve more customers and decrease the wait time. T...

Maple Leaf Festival brings huge crowds to city

Maple Leaf Festival brings huge crowds to city

Story by Justin Toumberlin and Alex Fortuna

October 24, 2018


Filed under Galleries, News, Uncategorized

The 61st annual Maple Leaf Festival brings thousands of visitors looking to enjoy the many vendors that come and show off their goods. The Festival is always held on the third full weekend in October in hopes to capture the perfect blend of fall colors that cover a majority of Baldwin City. The weekend...

Baker 360° takes over SPGS

Baker 360° takes over SPGS

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

The Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) is experiencing a new form of learning this year through the Baker 360° Program. This program was piloted last year and has now fully launched at the SPGS campus after collecting data from students and researching various publi...

New policy aims at preventing academic misconduct

New policy aims at preventing academic misconduct

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

October 15, 2018


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Baker’s Academic Integrity policy was changed in the middle of the Fall 2016 semester through the actions of a faculty and student board. After the trial run, the policy saw its first year in full effect during 2017-2018 with the impact now being seen by faculty and students. Assistant Dean of College...