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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...

The new Om Grown Yoga Collective studio space is currently under construction with plans to open late March.

Om Grown Yoga Collective plans to expand in late March 

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Multimedia Editor March 8, 2022

Om Grown Yoga Collective, a local yoga studio, plans to expand with a new studio space located just between Baldwin Fitness and the apartment building on Eighth Street. The space is predicted to open late...

Senior Hanna Stevens wearing her mask amongst her classmates. Masks are now only required in classrooms, unless a professor opts for no masks.

Baker University lifts mask mandate outside classrooms

Story by Kenzie Kuhlmann, Photographer March 7, 2022

Baker University officials throughout the pandemic have aligned their mask policies with those of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Douglas County regulations. The county ordered an emergency mask...

After the leave of both Professor Tom Heiman and Assistant Professor Emily Kasprzak in Jan 2021, the department has had to step up in supporting the program. Adjustments made include the hiring of graduate student Sarah DaMetz and transitioning some of the responsibilities to Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music and Theatre Trillia Lyerla.

Theatre Department adapts to changes following the loss of two professors

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer March 4, 2022

Within the last year, the Baker University Theatre Department has seen a lot of change and turmoil. At the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Associate Professor Tom Heiman retired and was followed by Assistant...

College Radio Foundation compiled dozens of recorded words of support to students in Ukraine. In response, students all over the country recorded responses, resulting in a powerful piece showcasing the reality of the situation.

The Baker Orange stands with Ukraine

Story by Will Hanson, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2022

On Feb. 26, the College Radio Foundation coordinated an effort for college radio stations to send and compile messages of support to the students in Ukraine. As a response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine,...

The Word With Max Dutton – Feb. 25, 2022

March 1, 2022

In this week’s episode, we will take a look at all of the options Baldwin City has for coffee, highlight the recent successes the dance team has had and find out some information on how the university...

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