The Baker Orange

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Pocket Points offers benefits to students

Pocket Points offers benefits to students

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

October 7, 2018


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Professors constantly remind students to put phones away during class in order to pay attention and not have the distraction of a phone buzzing keep them from learning. Now there is a reward if you decide to put your phone aside and push away the distractions that come with it. The mobile app, Pocke...

Burglars break into cars on and near campus

Burglars break into cars on and near campus

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

October 7, 2018


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Auto break-ins have begun hitting the Baker community again, near student housing on and off campus. Last fall break-ins and car damage were an issue as well. Dean Cassy Bailey sent out a campus email on Aug. 18 warning students of the break-ins. “This time of the year when all of your items are ...

Campus takes on JUULing

Campus takes on JUULing

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia Editor

October 5, 2018


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Chances are if you are a college student you not only know what a JUUL is, but you might be a habitual user or have taken a hit off of a friends at a party. The JUUL was originally created to help smokers find an alternative to cigarettes, according to their website. However, JUUL found another market in...

Semester welcomes new professors to campus

Semester welcomes new professors to campus

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

September 26, 2018


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This semester Baker welcomed five new professors to campus in the theater department, biology, mass media, in the Dean's office and at the Baker Wetlands. Emily Kasprzak, a new professor in the Theatre Department will be leading classes about acting, costuming, directing and movement. Kasprzak said...