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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'...

ParMentors program remains strong

ParMentors program remains strong

Story by Halle Morrell, Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In 1988, former first lady of Baker University Carolyn Lambert established a program of chosen students to both participate in important university events and generate connections with alumni. In memory of Parmenter Hall, the group was named ParMentors. Lambert, Former Assistant Dean of Students Nancy Richard and ...

Midnight Sun: movie review

Midnight Sun: movie review

Story by Angela Bober, Writer

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

"Midnight Sun" a romantic drama movie, hit theaters on March 23, grossing $7.7 million by Easter Sunday. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film an 18 percent, however, audience members rated it at 49 percent. The movie is based on a Japanese film of the same name. The film follows Katie (Bella Thorne), a hou...

Daylight savings should be all year-round

Daylight savings should be all year-round

Story by Nathan Hills, Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Voices

On March 11 clocks in the United States were set forward an hour, marking the beginning of daylight savings time. Although Americans are familiar with the twice-a-year tradition, the history and reasoning behind the time change may not be common knowledge. Daylight savings time was first introduced...