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Baldwin course bought by city

Baldwin course bought by city

May 4, 2006

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...

Concerns about recruitment

Concerns about recruitment

May 4, 2006

Panhellenic met Monday as a "full council" to discuss recruitment, said Director of Student Activities Shelby Coxon. "Two or three times a year, we get together," Coxon said. "Each chapter sends their adviser, president, Panhellenic representative and recruitment chairs." Coxon said the full meet...

Academic, charitable awards go to greeks

May 4, 2006

The Greek Man and Woman of the year were named during the greek awards April 27 at the end of Greek Week . Senior Ashley Jones, of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, was named greek woman of the year, and senior Ryan Kuhn, of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, was named greek man of the year. "I was really fl...

Golf play ends for ‘Cats, community

May 4, 2006

The Baker University men's golf team finished out the season last weekend with a fourth-place finish in the conference and Region V tournaments. The men competed in the conference tournament on April 27 and 28 in St. Peter's, Mo. Coach Karen Exon said they didn't do as well as she thought they could ha...

Term scores to be given

May 4, 2006

In the near future, Baker University professors may be required to submit midterm grades to not only freshmen, but to all students. Junior Ryan Boyer, the only student representative on the Academic Standards and Enrollment Committee, said the committee discussed the topic of this new requirement and co...

Placement exam given at BU

Placement exam given at BU

Story by Trenton Keim

May 4, 2006

Students enrolling in Baker University's foreign language programs during the next school year will be specifically placed in certain classes thanks to placement exams for the foreign language classes. Students in foreign language classes took the placement exams, called WebCAPE. The exam is calibr...

Teams fall short of nationals

May 4, 2006

The Baker University women's tennis team ended its season Saturday after losing 5-3 to McKendree College in the Region V semifinals. "The rain kind of put a damper on things," junior Kelsey Stephens said. "We had to wait around all day for the rain, so it was hard to get motivated. We didn't get a ...

Students to vote on speech

May 4, 2006

After weeks of discussion about censorship and free speech, the Baker University student body will have the final say concerning whether student senate will pass a resolution addressing censorship on campus. At Tuesday's student senate meeting, senators voted to allow students the opportunity to exp...

Proposal to provide institution

Story by Alex Dingman

May 4, 2006

Associate Professor of Philosophy Tom Peard said he is in the process of developing a proposal that would make the study of ethics a much larger part of the Baker University experience. The proposal is for an ethics institute to be established at Baker which would provide a center for group discussions and se...

Weather, competition combine for poor finish for track teams

Story by Kris McDonald

May 4, 2006

This weekend, the Baker University men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Heart of America Athletic Conference outdoor championships in Liberty, Mo., and came home with less than desirable finishes. Horrendous weather conditions and possible late season fatigue affected the Wildca...

Signs added to campus for easy navigation

Signs added to campus for easy navigation

Story by Trenton Keim

May 4, 2006

Baker University will soon be more visible and organized with signs being placed on campus and around Baldwin City. The signs being placed on and around campus will be used to direct students around campus, identify the buildings and direct visitors to the Baker campus and parking lots.?All the signs ...

P.E. classes teach basic sports skills

P.E. classes teach basic sports skills

May 4, 2006

Along with many other required general education courses, students must take two hours of fitness and well being courses. Students can choose between various classes including tennis, weight lifting, racquetball and badminton or can take a less-active class, such as lifetime fitness. Rick Weaver, assist...