The Baker Orange

Student senate wants campus voices heard

Student senate wants campus voices heard

Story by Mykaela Cross, Writer

September 5, 2017


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Just as the Baker campus is undergoing building renovations, current Student Senate officers are sporting a few new changes to their student-run organization this academic year. In order to create a more inclusive and involved program, Student Senate officers and their faculty advisor, Josh Doak, are...

Record set for highest enrollment

Record set for highest enrollment

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

September 4, 2017


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This semester, Baker University welcomed its largest group of new students in its recorded history, with the number reaching 309. This number was made up of 257 first-time freshmen and 52 new transfer students. New strategies have been put in place within admissions and marketing to encourage higher n...

Alpha Chi Omega awarded National Council Trophy

Alpha Chi Omega awarded National Council Trophy

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

August 31, 2017


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The Omicron chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at Baker University recently received the highest honor from its national organization: the National Council Trophy. It is one of only three chapters to be recognized with the award for its 2016 efforts and accomplishments. “It’s a priceless feeling to be...

Price and Payne receive honors

Price and Payne receive honors

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

August 20, 2017


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The Baker Athletics department has been recognized within the Heart of America Athletic Conference for its accomplishments. Sports Information Director Tyler Price was selected as the David Fillmore Sports Information Director of the Year. Head Dance Coach Lynsey Payne was named the 2016-17 Heart of...

Houser named new athletic director

Houser named new athletic director

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

August 15, 2017


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President Lynne Murray recently announced the departure of Theresa Yetmar as the Director of Athletics for Baker University. “Theresa Yetmar Grosbach has tendered her resignation and will be working with the administration for the rest of the month to ensure a smooth transition,” Murray said in...

New website, new adviser, new us

New website, new adviser, new us

Story by Baker Orange Editorial Staff

June 19, 2017


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The Baker Orange's redesigned website has been under construction since the end of May and is finally ready to be unveiled. “We wanted to update the site, to make the layout cleaner and easier for people to use,” Lexi Loya, the current editor, said. “This new site also allows the staff to upload...

Phillips highlights top photos from his college career

Phillips highlights top photos from his college career

June 15, 2017


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Spring 2017 graduate, Chad Phillips, commemorates his time as a photographer on The Baker Orange by collecting his favorite photos during his four years on staff.

Summer program allows freshmen to get a head start

Summer program allows freshmen to get a head start

June 12, 2017


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Incoming freshmen from the Kansas City area participate in Baker’s summer bridge program, NERDs, throughout the month of June. The 16 students are apart of the Kaufmann Scholarship Program and will earn three credit hours while learning more about the transition from high school to college. The program...

Health humanities major added for 2017-18

Health humanities major added for 2017-18

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor

June 12, 2017


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Baker University is adding a health and humanities major to its 2017-18 catalog.

Senior starts photography business

Senior starts photography business

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer

May 10, 2017


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About one year ago, Baker University senior Jessica Georgie decide to start her own photography, video and graphics business. After listening to Baker alumna Gloria Atanmo, author of From Excuses to Excursions: How I Started Traveling the World talk about her book and speak about the value of follo...

STAG celebrates Greek life traditions

Story by Julia Sanders, Writer

May 10, 2017


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Baker University’s sororities and fraternities will be hosting their annual Staying Together After Graduation events on May 20. During Staying Together After Graduation, or STAG, each sorority and fraternity invites their alumni back for a day of reunions, house tours, dinners and donations. The...

Upcoming graduation schedules and commencement speaker info

Upcoming graduation schedules and commencement speaker info

May 5, 2017


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Commencement Ceremonies Schedule Saturday, May 13 10:30 a.m. | Undergraduate Degrees School of Professional & Graduate Studies. 10:30-1 p.m. | Commencement Brunch Long Student Center. Friends and family can attend for a fee. Adults: $8.25, Children 2-6: $4, Children under 2: fre...