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The Word With Max Dutton – Sept. 9, 2022

September 10, 2022

On this week’s episode we will take a look at some hidden gems around campus, get a behind-the-scenes look at a local yoga studio and update you on the news from over the summer!

On Saturday May 7, the Forever Orange Gala was hosted for Alumni, Faculty and students to celebrate Bakers largest and most successful fundraiser in history.

Historic Forever Orange campaign comes to an end

Story by Maya Hodison, Will Hanson, and Emma Howard May 12, 2022

On May 7, Baker University celebrated the conclusion of the Forever Orange Campaign, which has been described as Baker's "most ambitious fundraising campaign" to date. The Forever Orange Gala in Kansas...

The Word With Max Dutton – May 11, 2022

May 11, 2022

On this week’s episode we will take a look at how an anonymous posting app has taken Baker by storm, look into the future of the Art department, and see how students are using summer internships to gain...

To continue the legacy of late Baker University Admissions Counselor Deeva Sharma, The Deeva Joy Sharma Memorial Foundation is created by Sharmas sister Neha Doshi and her family. The foundation will include a scholarship called the Deeva J. Sharma Endowed Fund and will open to all female students at Baker.

Memorial Foundation created in honor of admissions counselor Deeva Sharma

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Over a year since Baker University Admissions Counselor Deeva Sharma was killed in a car accident, her legacy continues. The Deeva Joy Sharma Memorial Foundation was created in March 2021 by Sharma's sister,...

At the beginning of March, it was announced the Nil Nielsen would be taking over as the head volleyball coach. Nielsen was previously the volunteer assistant coach at Kansas University

Volleyball team welcomes new head coach

Story by Emiliano Navarro, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

On Wednesday, March 2, Athletic Director Nate Houser announced the hiring of Nils Nielsen as the next head volleyball coach at Baker University.  Growing up in Fallbrook, Calif., Nielsen attended Fallbrook...

Inge Balch helps senior art student Talon Strouhal with a glaze. This semester marks Balchs final one at Baker.

Art department undergoes changes

Story by Liam H. Flake, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Inge Balch, professor of art at Baker University, will be retiring after the spring 2022 semester. Balch has been a professor at Baker for the last 34 years and in that time has been responsible for the...

Bakers book store located in the Union is undergoing changes. It will reopen in July under sole management from the University.

Baker University bookstore undergoes new changes

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

For the 2022-2023 school year and beyond, the Baker University bookstore will look a little different from years past. Gone with the textbooks, the on-ground store will only sell merchandise and all textbooks...

Baker University successfully completed its HLC visit in November and will be monitored over the next few years as they use feedback to improve.

Baker University granted continued accreditation with interim monitoring

Story by Emma Howard, Social Media Editor April 21, 2022

In November 2021, Baker University participated in its 10-year Comprehensive Evaluation and Reaffirmation Visit with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). During this process, the university is rigorously...

Head women’s basketball coach relieved of duties

Head women’s basketball coach relieved of duties

Story by Maya Hodison, News Editor April 14, 2022

Justin Rees, the Baker University women’s basketball head coach, has been “relieved of his duties” at Baker as of April 4, according to Athletic Director Nate Houser. Houser said he takes the...

The Baker Women’s Bowling Team places first at the Hoosier Classic tournament Feb. 19-20. The team prepares for the NAIA National Championship March 24-26. “We are prepping to win,” Head Women’s Bowling Coach Cheryl Keslar exclaimed. “My life goal, at the moment, is to be the first sport at Baker to win the NAIA championship, barring wrestling and dance don’t do it before us.”

The Baker Women’s bowling team wins Hoosier Classic and Conference Championship

Story by Trey Donovan, Staff Writer March 21, 2022

The Baker University women’s bowling team has continued their strong season with wins at the Hoosier Classic Feb. 19-20 and the Conference Championship Feb. 26-27. The team has looked strong all year...

Associate Director of Athletics Susan Decker is appointed Baker Universitys Senior Womens Administrator by Nate Houser.

Susan Decker named Baker’s first Senior Woman Administrator

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer March 16, 2022

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article was updated for clarity on March 16, at 8:00 p.m. On Feb. 8, Susan Decker was named senior woman administrator of Baker University Athletics. The...

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