The Baker Orange

Newcomers should add

August 25, 2006


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Practice has indicated another positive season for the Baker University volleyball team this year with both sturdy returning and incoming athletes, assistant volleyball coach Emily Grabner said. "We have a lot of strong upperclassmen coming back and a strong freshman class," Grabner said. The team ...

Smith earns All-America status

Smith earns All-America status

August 25, 2006


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Junior Ryan Smith didn't earn his nickname "Kicker" for nothing. This fall, Smith, place kicker and punter for the Baker University football team, was named as a 2006 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics first-team pre-season All-American. Smith transferred to Baker University last year t...

Summer projects improve dormitories, class halls

Summer projects improve dormitories, class halls

August 24, 2006


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While many students were away from campus this summer, the maintenance crew at Baker University was hard at work making changes and improvements to the campus. Physical Plant Director Gary Walbridge said the most expensive project over the summer was the renovation of Liston Stadium. "We're still getting...

Long brings life to Baker campus

August 24, 2006


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As Baker University quickly approaches its sesquicentennial, it seems the institution has plenty of room for redefinition, and indications would say that change will be positive. With a new president accompanying numerous new faces on campus, it seems inevitable that Baker will experience changes in the...

Lakin to raise relationships, funds

Lakin to raise relationships, funds

August 24, 2006


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Vice President for University Advancement Lyn Lakin is not taking an aggressive approach to her new position, which she describes as a combination of alumni and relationship development and fund development. Instead, Lakin said she's been meeting people and becoming acquainted with Baker University since ...

Frustrating rhetoric shows reluctance to solve problems at home, around globe

August 24, 2006


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At a Monday morning press conference, when in reference to the ongoing violence in Iraq, a reporter asked President George W. Bush, "But are you frustrated, sir?" he responded in part by saying, "These aren't joyous times." Well excuse me - but has anybody seen Sherlock Holmes around? The president wen...

Anti-Semitic claims unfounded

Story by Sam Dester

August 24, 2006


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Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic, is there a difference? Can a person's opposition to a nation's foreign policy be construed as racism? Do such attempts to simplify a complicated issue and to demonize political opponents have a legitimate place in our nation's political debate? This subject comes to min...

Trial date set for Baldwin murder case

August 24, 2006


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The trial date for Hinndley Espinales, who was arrested in March in connection with a Baldwin City murder, has been set for Oct. 30. Espinales was arrested by Oklahoma state troopers near Sulphur, Okla., hours after fleeing the home at 109 Hillside Drive, where he allegedly shot 27-year-old Alvin Sanche...

Tourney to be held to raise funds

June 22, 2006


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Spiking Out Domestic Violence has returned again this year in hopes of uniting the campus while promoting awareness, Amanda Haas, vice president of fraternity relations at Alpha Chi Omega, said. Spiking Out Domestic Violence is an annual volleyball tournament hosted by Alpha Chi Omega as part of the...

Annual egg hunt held

June 22, 2006


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More than 12,000 candy-filled eggs and thousands of scavenging children were enough to keep some members of the Delta Delta Delta sorority busy at Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' Cedar Crest home front April 12. Sophomore Ashley Locklin, Delta Delta Delta philanthropy chair, organized the members'' partic...

Making the movie buff

June 22, 2006


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Baker University students interested in film studies will be able to take advantage of a new minor next fall. Cinema Studies will require 15 semester hours including four core classes and at least one production course. Director of Cinema Studies Mark Kirk said the minor would expand on existing a...

’06 applications, admissions grow for fall semester

June 22, 2006


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The Department of Admission has been seeing some fruits of its labor recently. Vice President of Enrollment Management Louise Cummings-Simmons said the department has seen an increase in several things. "We're running ahead in (applications), we're running ahead in admits, we're running ahead in conf...