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Ashley Kretzchmer named Career Services advisor

Ashley Kretzchmer named Career Services advisor

Story by Brett Gamber, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Ashley Kretzchmer, a Baker alumn and Baldwin City local was named director of Career Services last Fall in 2023. During her first semester, she has been working hard to help students here at Baker gain...

Josh Kock has been working as the universitys weights and conditioning coach since the summer of 2022.

Josh Kock: Baker’s first full-time strength and conditioning coach

Story by Brett Gamber, Staff Writer February 24, 2023

Josh Kock, Baker alumnus and former football assistant coach, was invited to be the university's first strength and conditioning coach in the summer of 2022. Less than a year later, he's been working hard...

Junior Emalee Bigley is the university baton twirler. Along with performing on the sidelines, Bigley has also coached as the Royal Baton Twirlers since she was a sophomore in high school.

Emalee Bigley: Baton coach and university twirler

Story by Rebekah Nelson, Multimedia Editor December 7, 2022

Emalee Bigley is a junior transfer student studying Elementary Education. But might be more commonly known as the university twirler. According to World Baton Twirling Federation, sport baton twirling...

At the beginning of March, it was announced the Nil Nielsen would be taking over as the head volleyball coach. Nielsen was previously the volunteer assistant coach at Kansas University

Volleyball team welcomes new head coach

Story by Emiliano Navarro, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

On Wednesday, March 2, Athletic Director Nate Houser announced the hiring of Nils Nielsen as the next head volleyball coach at Baker University.  Growing up in Fallbrook, Calif., Nielsen attended Fallbrook...

Dr. Alan Grant and the economics of Seinfeld

Dr. Alan Grant and the economics of “Seinfeld”

Story by Liam H. Flake, Staff Writer March 23, 2022

"Seinfeld" represents a staple in the landscape of late twentieth-century American television. Starring Jerry Seinfeld, the sitcom ran for nine seasons and aimed to entertain people through everyday life...

Associate Director of Athletics Susan Decker is appointed Baker Universitys Senior Womens Administrator by Nate Houser.

Susan Decker becomes first woman named senior administrator in Baker Athletics

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer March 16, 2022

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article was updated for clarity on March 16, at 8:00 p.m. On Feb. 8, Susan Decker was named senior woman administrator of Baker University Athletics. The...

Head wrestling coach Cody Garcia is being inducted to the Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame for his time as a student-athlete

Head Wrestling Coach Cody Garcia to be inducted into Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame

Story by Maya Hodison, News Editor March 10, 2022

On Feb. 1, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced the Jim Koch Division II Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Baker University Head Wrestling Coach Cody Garcia is amongst ten inductees from...

Recent Baker alum and former member of the esports team, Justin Toumberlin, becomes interim Head Coach for esports until the position is filled.

Baker University welcomes new Esports interim head coach Justin Toumberlin

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer February 17, 2022

On Jan. 19, it was announced that class of 2020 Baker University Alumni Justin Toumberlin would be the interim head coach of Baker University’s Esports team. Toumberlin was approached by Athletic...

On Nov. 6, Baker University Assistant Professor of Art Russell Horton wins Best Landscape Artist of the Year from the annual Art Comes Alive 2021 competition, winning a $100 prize.

Russell Horton wins Landscape Artist of the Year

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

On Nov. 6, Baker University Assistant Professor Art Russell Horton won "Best Landscape Artist of the Year" from the annual Art Comes Alive 2021 competition. The Art Comes Alive Competition is hosted by...

Sophomore Evelyn Roesner has started her own Instagram video series titled Bakerazzi. Roesner wants to highlight students on campus and help them to find the laughter in daily life.

Sophomore Evelyn Roesner talks “Bakerazzi”

Story by Maggie Young, Photographer and Staff Writer November 17, 2021

“Bakerazzi” is an Instagram video series filmed and produced by Sophomore Evelyn Roesner and her friends. Roesner launched the first video on Aug. 31, and since then the account has reached almost...

Freshman Bea Weinpel, from Germany,  attends Baker University after spending a year in Kansas as an exchange student in high school.

Freshmen Bea Weinpel: From Germany to Baldwin City

Story by Kolbie Christensen, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Freshman Bea Weinpel is an international student from the town Isny im Allgäu in Southern Germany. While Weinpel is from Germany, this is not her first time in Kansas. She spent some time in Kansas during...

Senior JD Woods broke the NAIA record for touchdowns while playing William Penn University where Baker won 47-21.

JD Woods sets two new NAIA rushing records

Story by Gabriel Lopez, Staff Writer September 26, 2021

On Saturday, Sept. 4 senior JD Woods set a new National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) rushing touchdown record as Baker defeated William Penn 47-21. Woods finished the day with four rushing...

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