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Johns named ‘Family of the Year’

Johns named ‘Family of the Year’

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

October 3, 2017

Since 1972, the Alumni Office gives out the “Family of the Year” award annually to a Baker family. This process consists of a recommendation from the Director of Alumni Relations Doug Barth to President Lynne Murray who then approves the selection. This year, the award was given to the Johns family. When dec...

Student meetings held in ‘The Den’

Student meetings held in ‘The Den’

Story by Aradaisia Walker, Writer

October 2, 2017

On campus, we have meeting spaces for students, staff and faculty, but a hidden gem has been uncovered. In the basement of the Long Student Center, there is a room that was previously called “The Den.” It has not been occupied for years and has now been restored for the usage of students. In the...

Paul Ladipo aims for inclusion

Paul Ladipo aims for inclusion

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

September 30, 2017

This past July, Paul Ladipo accepted the role of coordinator of inclusion and wellness education for the university. He now works to offer training and oversee diversity and inclusion. Ladipo completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri where he attained a bachelor’s degree in...

A successful ‘day of giving’

A successful ‘day of giving’

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

September 30, 2017

Baker's Day of Giving began the morning of Sept. 19 at 8 a.m. Over the span of the day, Baker students, faculty, staff and alumni raised $62,033 from 282 donors. “It was a huge team effort,” Annual Fund Officer, Rachel Hawkins Shuck said. Shuck said faculty, staff and alums helped throughout ...

Campus course studies Baker squirrels

Campus course studies Baker squirrels

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Writer

September 23, 2017

No matter where you see them, scurrying around campus or pepping up Baker students on their own Twitter account, the Baker squirrels are particularly popular animals on campus. With this in mind, Assistant Professor of Biology Scott Kimball recognized the potential these campus critters had for bio...

Baker’s bats bite: From freshman to ‘Batgirl’

Baker’s bats bite: From freshman to ‘Batgirl’

Story by Mykaela Cross, Writer

September 21, 2017

Freshman Jesse Gardner left her Salon class on Aug. 30 to find herself in an unusual position. With no time to think and her own emotions running high, she quickly realized she had two options: save a life or walk away. “I got out of my class early in the morning,” Gardner said. “I saw everyone...

Rice nears completion

Rice nears completion

Story by Jamie Pellikaan, Writer

September 20, 2017

Rice Auditorium has been under construction since the end of July, receiving new upgrades for the school year. The building has not been renovated since 1993, and some crucial parts were still original to the building, which was constructed in 1955. One major change is the addition of new seating....

Dorm infractions actually a common occurrence

Dorm infractions actually a common occurrence

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

September 19, 2017

On average, 20 to 25 infraction reports take place each week within the New Living Center, according to Ian Calkins, the senior resident assistant. From noise complaints to illegal substance usage, the residence life staff advises students to recognize the role they play within the greater community. “Be...

Homecoming brings friendly competition

Homecoming brings friendly competition

September 18, 2017

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Baker students help Hurricane Harvey victims

Baker students help Hurricane Harvey victims

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

September 17, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25, 2017, dropping a record 50 inches of rain in some parts of Texas. According to CNN, this massive storm left 30,000 people in need of shelter and claimed at least 60 lives. Since Baker University is located in the Midwest, the affect and the detriment...

Luke Miltz: Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat

Luke Miltz: Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat

Story by Mykaela Cross, Writer

September 14, 2017

Admissions counselor Luke Miltz returns to Baker University after graduating in the spring of 2017. During his time at Baker, he was involved in Zeta Chi fraternity and was student body president among other leadership positions. Now in the admissions office, Miltz will remain a familiar face on campu...

Baker expands undergraduate programs

Baker expands undergraduate programs

Story by Dory Smith, Assistant Editor

September 13, 2017

Baker University is broadening its options for students with the addition of public health and recreation majors. In addition, the Exercise Science and Public Health program partnered with Cleveland University-Kansas City to launch the 3+3 model, which allows exercise science students to graduate from B...