The Baker Orange

Student senate encourages involvement

Student senate encourages involvement

Story by Sharon Stauffer

September 7, 2006


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Baker University Student Senate plans on working to unify the Baker and Baldwin City communities this year, Treasurer Michelle Burton said. "This year we really want to kind of step it up, and we really want to get (University President) Pat Long involved in a lot of stuff because we basically want s...

Library gains new staff

Library gains new staff

Story by Kirbee Yost

September 7, 2006


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Nate Poell and Ardie Grimes are two new faces bringing their knowledge and expertise to Baker University's Collins Library this academic year. Director of Library Services Kay Bradt is happy with the new staff members. "Several of the applicants we had were top notch," said Bradt. "We were really p...

Weight room equipment to get moved

Story by Kristin Babcock

September 7, 2006


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The weight-training room located in Mabee Hall has been closed for an indefinite amount of time due to repairs being made to fix a mold problem. Instructor of Physical Education Regan Dodd said the weight room has been looked at by professionals and estimates that it may be closed for about 30 days. ...

With one senior, ‘Cats count on younger players to realize potential, dominate

Story by Kristopher McDonald

August 25, 2006


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The Baker University women's soccer team will start the new season with many young players. Sophomore defender Tracy Light is confident in the team's ability," she said. "We are going to do excellent," Light said. "We have a young team with a ton of potential." Parissa Daneshmand is the only senior o...

New head coach, experienced team could mean success this fall

Story by Kristopher McDonald

August 25, 2006


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A new coach and new faces raise many questions about the Baker University men's soccer team this year. "We have a good mix of young men," head coach Alan Koch said. "We have many experienced players returning to this year's team along with a few transfers and a couple freshmen." Koch has quickly g...

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...

‘Cats turn to leaders

August 25, 2006


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With 41 new bodies on the Baker University football team, head coach Mike Grossner said this year could be the year for the Wildcats. With a new turf football field and many young players returning, Grossner is setting the goals high for his team and wants them to set their sights on the ultimate goal:...

Liston Stadium receives face lift with new turf field, track

Liston Stadium receives face lift with new turf field, track

Story by Kyle Lauridsen

August 25, 2006


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After a long summer of work and many delays, the renovations to Liston Stadium still are not completed. The paving of the north parking lot and the resurfacing of the track still are awaiting completion. Athletic Director Dan Harris attributes many of the delays to the weather. "When one portion o...

Ultimate frisbee provides leisurely competition

Story by Mark Chubb

August 25, 2006


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Oh, how I love the start of the semester. There are all kinds of new clubs to join, pressure to participate in the greek system and opportunities to make new friends by partaking in some SAC activities. Then comes my favorite part of the semester-intramural sports. In the fall semester we are afforded...

Heat hinders practice

Story by Kristopher McDonald

August 25, 2006


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In early August three Baker University men's soccer players were sent to the hospital after succumbing to the heat during pre-season training workouts. Head coach Alan Koch said freshman David Cooper, sophomore Matt Hodges and junior Josh McDaniel all made trips to the hospital to be treated for dehydration...

Dodd says her fifth season could be ‘the year to remember’

August 25, 2006


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Entering her fifth year as the men's and women's tennis coach, Regan Dodd will watch her first self-recruited and coached teams compete as the short fall tennis season begins Sept. 6 . "I feel fortunate that my first recruiting class is such a great group of kids," she said. "I don't want to put pr...