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Shakespearean ‘Comedy’ cast

Shakespearean ‘Comedy’ cast

September 14, 2006

Audiences looking for a mixture of William Shakespeare and the Wild West will soon have a medium as the Baker University theater department has announced the cast list for "A Comedy of Errors." Guest director Beate Pettigrew, who teaches theater at Johnson County Community College, said she chose to cha...

United States should keep a watchful eye on African nation

September 14, 2006

Some people might argue blue is the new black. Others might argue black, blue, beaten and bruised, the nation of Somalia is quickly becoming the new Afghanistan. Sunday, a group of Islamic militants under the Supreme Islamic Council of Somalia shut down a radio station in Jowhar. The militants, who op...

Espress Yourself gears up for free music series

Story by Sharon Stauffer

September 14, 2006

The free Friday Night Music series kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight at Espress Yourself Coffee House and Café with singer-songwriter Noah Earle. "We feature a whole slew of different bands - everything from international music to bluegrass to rock and roll and acoustic guitar," said J...

Campus set to celebrate presidential inauguration

Story by Kristin Babcock

September 14, 2006

It's been 19 years since Baker University has inaugurated a new president, and a whole week of events will commemorate the occasion. Beginning Oct. 16 with a reception, the inauguration activities will include celebrations with each campus. The week will also include the tenth anniversary celebration of Cla...

Four freshmen choose to bail before break

Story by Kirbee Yost

September 14, 2006

Upon arriving at Baker University, not all new students choose to stay. Such is the case with four freshmen students this year. Vice President for Enrollment Management Louise Cummings-Simmons said four new students dropping Baker is standard. "The reason two students left is related to family iss...

Novel to be criticized, questioned

September 14, 2006

Dan Brown's popular novel "The Da Vinci Code" will be the topic of discussion when Professor of Religion George Wiley leads a criticism of the novel at the university forum. "My thesis is 'The Da Vinci Code' is a great read, but it's bad history," Wiley said. While Brown's novel is considered fiction, Wile...

‘Cats miss chances, tie Hastings

‘Cats miss chances, tie Hastings

Story by Kristopher McDonald

September 14, 2006

Two goals from freshmen Alysia King and Kristen Steppe weren't enough to propel the Baker University women's soccer team to a win against Hastings College Sunday. The game ended with a score of 2 - 2. Head coach Nate Houser said he felt his team should have won but let the game slip away. "We had a lot of...

Library gains new staff

Library gains new staff

Story by Kirbee Yost

September 7, 2006

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

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. ...

SAC to prepare for year’s events

Story by Sharon Stauffer

September 7, 2006

Student Activities Council is looking forward to a new year full of various activities and new equipment. "This year's actually going to be a lot different than past years," President of SAC Jonathan Affalter said. Affalter said SAC planned many of its activities in advance so students would be more...

Holy sheets

September 7, 2006

tudents can step back in time Sunday as the 2006-2007 Quayle Bible Collection is officially opened. This year, an open house will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. that will include demonstrations of painting and manuscript writing from long ago. The demonstrations will be held at 3:30 p.m. According to John Forbe...

Added pavement projected to aid parking problems

Story by Sam Dester

September 7, 2006

Students at Baker University will soon have an improved parking situation. Work to expand the amount of parking on campus could begin as early as next week, Director of Physical Plant Gary Walbridge said. The area behind Denious and Pulliam halls will be graded and paved and the drainage improved, he ...