The Baker Orange

Sorority women attend Panhellenic Conference

Sorority women attend Panhellenic Conference

Story by Maya Hodson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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Founded on May 24, 1902, the National Panhellenic Conference was created to gather Panhellenic women from Greek life communities across the country to be informed on new Panhellenic policies, practice for executive positions and learn new ways to promote Panhellenic spirit on campus. Panhellenic is...

University Instagram account hacked

University Instagram account hacked

Story by Sydney Boaz, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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To celebrate the ringing in of a new year, Baker University’s Instagram account surprised its followers with shocking pictures. As students began to report back to campus, the surprise posts gave the start of Interterm a light and comical tone. With one of the photos featuring a provocative image...

Campus minister serves in Antarctica

Campus minister serves in Antarctica

Story by Lily Stephens, Multimedia/A&E Editor

February 15, 2019


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While the Midwest was in the middle of a polar vortex, University Minister Reverend Kevin Hopkins was enjoying the summer temperatures at McMurdo Station on Ross Island, Antarctica. While that only means around 20 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit, it is much warmer than this month's 1-degree day. Since leaving...

Committee plans for Baker’s future

Committee plans for Baker’s future

Story by Sarah Day, News Editor

February 15, 2019


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The Strategic Planning Committee began work toward the Baker University 2022 Strategic Plan in May 2018 through a group discussion. At the forum, individuals from all of the University’s campuses shared concepts about overarching strategic themes. Vice President for Academic Affairs Marcus Childress said th...

The Orange set for final print publication

The Orange set for final print publication

Story by Jenna Black, Editor

February 15, 2019


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The Baker Orange will no longer be printed monthly and will solely be an online news source starting the upcoming fall 2019 semester. Discussion regarding Baker’s student-run newspaper ending its print publication and going digital has been a topic of conversation within the mass media department si...

Interterms from here to there

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...