The Baker Orange

Court date set for student

May 4, 2006


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A court date has been scheduled for Baker University junior Jon Roper, Riley County District Attorney Barry Wilkerson said. Roper will have a preliminary hearing on June 6, Wilkerson said, with a potential trial date to be set later. Roper will face charges on two Level 3 felonies, conspiracy to sell or di...

Lambert to meet with BOT

May 4, 2006


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Today's Baker University Board of Trustees meeting will be University President Dan Lambert's last, as he is scheduled to retire this month. "I'm going to do my report and do what's expected of me in my current job," Lambert said. "In my 19 years, I've done 60-some of these, and I will miss them a lot....

Senate endorses midterm plan

Senate endorses midterm plan

May 4, 2006


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One hour was definitely not put to waste at the last faculty senate meeting of the year, which was on Tuesday morning. Several issues were voted on, including changes to course and major degree requirements, approval of next year's travel interterm courses and an agreement on the May graduates. Hot to...

Black fraternity considered

May 4, 2006


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An informational meeting about starting a chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically black fraternity, at Baker University was scheduled for Thursday, Residence Life Coordinator Henderson Hill said. Hill, an active member of the fraternity, said when he started work at Baker, he made it a point to not...

Scheffler’s BU top five

Scheffler’s BU top five

Story by Kathy Scheffler

May 4, 2006


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Editor's note: This is the last in a two-part column series about lessons Scheffler has learned in college. 5. Procrastination is not a bad habit, it's a necessity. I have spent four years with a constant feeling of guilt for not starting papers weeks in advance or not doing my reading until those s...

A special kind of superhero

A special kind of superhero

May 4, 2006


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Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... OK, no. He looks nothing like a bird or a plane. And, with an orange polo and khaki shorts instead of a cape, he probably can't fly. But Baldwin City resident Ande Parks is very familiar with those who can. In fact, Parks has spent the last 20-p...

Infomercials entertaining

Story by Trenton Keim

May 4, 2006


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I love infomercials. I say this with pride, as not only do they aid with my insomnia, but they also are masters in marketing. They allow an individual a chance to see new and questionable products available for purchase, enabling the economy and nation we live in to keep truckin'. The great thing a...

Roman celebration planned by BVLLA

May 4, 2006


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The Baker University Lifeless Language Association will be hosting a Circus Maximus event Saturday in the Collins Center parking lot. The events will begin with a chariot race using Radio Flyer wagons at 1 p.m. Other events include a foot race at 2 p.m. and a gladitorial fight at 3 p.m. Teams of fou...

Drama queens (and kings)

Drama queens (and kings)

May 4, 2006


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Five students were scheduled to join Alpha Psi Omega, Baker University's honorary theater society, Thursday to complete the society's initiation week. Sophomore Ashley Pike said she was extremely honored to receive a bid for initiation. "I'm excited to be involved," Pike said. "It's great to be i...

Students to enroll in BU summer school

Story by Kyle Ferrell

May 4, 2006


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While some Baker University students kick up their feet and relax this summer, many will be continuing their education for a couple of months as they enroll in a number of summer school courses. Director of Records Ruth Miller said she still expects many more students to enroll. "There are currently...

Jacob Lawrence to present art show at BU during Baldwin civil war event

Story by Lesley Gill

May 4, 2006


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This summer Baker University's Holt/Russell Gallery will be home to an exhibit by artist Jacob Lawrence. The exhibit consists of Lawrence's "The John Brown Series" which are 22 prints organized by the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. Professor of Art Walt Bail...

Baldwin course bought by city

Baldwin course bought by city

May 4, 2006


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In this sleepy little town, in a sleepy part of the country, there is a place far too few people know about. A place that better resembles a plot of undeveloped land, where even the most untalented of athletes can venture to on a sunny day. Around a corner, on a street down an alley, tucked in bet...