The Baker Orange

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

Track finishes season by hosting conference meet

May 10, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Showcase, Sports, Track and Field

The men's and women's track teams rounded out their seasons by hosting back-to-back home meets. First, the Zach Kindler Wildcat Open on April 28 and second, the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship meet on May 4 and 5. The men captured third place within the Heart and the women finished...

Baker launches Forever Orange campaign

Baker launches Forever Orange campaign

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

May 6, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A new campaign was recently launched to help better the future of Baker University. The Forever Orange campaign is comprehensive and meant to take place over the next five years, with an end goal of raising $20 million. “It’s not a specific campaign to one building or one program or raising...

Saving lives through organ donation

Saving lives through organ donation

Story by Sarah Day, Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Healthy organs aren’t easy to come by. The waiting lists for these organs are enormous — 122,000 people in the U.S. were in search of an organ of some sort in 2017. Only 34,000 people will receive the organ that they need each year. Roughly 110 people are added to this list each day, with 22 of th...

Museum Studies minor offers practical experience

Museum Studies minor offers practical experience

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

A Museum Studies minor will be added to the Fall 2018 catalog with the goal of preparing students for graduate school in museum studies or to work in a museum. The minor requires students to complete 18 credit hours, three of which have to be upper-level credits from working in a museum, gallery or archive...

Featured Gallery

Featured Gallery

April 25, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Showcase

Salon classes changed for next year

Salon classes changed for next year

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Salon 101 and Salon 102 courses are being combined into one course starting Fall 2018. The new course has yet to receive an official name but is being called "First Year Experience" in the meantime. “Unlike most colleges, we had a program that went all year round and the thought was that a fre...

‘We want to feel included’

‘We want to feel included’

Story by Brenna Thompson, New Assistant

April 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

LGBTQ policy formation has been at the center of controversial issues across the nation in recent years, with a typical divide between far-right conservatives and far-left liberals. Kansas as a state tends to fall into the more conservative beliefs, which can have serious negative and marginalizing impacts on th...

Bartenders trained to assist in bad situations

Bartenders trained to assist in bad situations

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

“I’ll take an angel shot.” Just over a year ago, if you were to ask bartenders for this shot, you would be requesting something other than a drink. You would be asking for the bar staff to walk you to your car because you felt uncomfortable with the situation you were in. Since this time,...

Student discounts are worth checking out

Student discounts are worth checking out

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

Life is expensive. This is even more true for college students. I don’t know how many times my bank account has stopped me from doing something that I wanted to do. The price tag attached to every decision is a defining factor that cannot be ignored. But, there is an answer to the ever-present financial...

Humanities departments disappear on campuses

Humanities departments disappear on campuses

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Universities across the nation have begun to trade in customary general education requirements with reformed and condensed versions. In doing so, humanities departments have suffered severe consequences. In the case of Baker, the Quest program has eliminated the obligation to take humanities courses by ...

Dialogos: A day dedicated to student work

Dialogos: A day dedicated to student work

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Dialogos is a day meant to celebrate student scholarships so students can present information, make a poster or even do an art project. Dialogos will be on Wednesday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. With classes canceled for the day, students are free to present their work and attend each others'...