The Baker Orange

Becky Potter and Kelly Garrison: Mailroom Staff

Becky Potter (left) and Kelly Garrison (right) work in the Baker mailroom. Potter has been working in the mailroom for eight years and Garrison is coming up on her 23rd anniversary working at Baker University.

Story by Maya Hodison, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

Organizing mail and packages and making copies are some of the many tasks Becky Potter and Kelly Garrison do every day. But, there is much more to these women than what students and faculty see through the mailroom window inside Constant Hall. Becky Potter has lived in Wellsville, Kan. since she was...

Student Senate: Student Organization

Freshman Carson Moore currently serves as the freshman class president at Student Senate.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Student Senate is an organization on the Baker University campus where the undergraduate population is able to come together and be the voice for students.   Josh Doak, assistant director of student life, has been advising Student Senate for four years.   “I have seen student senate evolve from being an organization that met every two weeks and discussed funding....

Total Equality Alliance: Student Organization

Senior Total Equality Alliance President, Jesse Gardner, joined TEA her freshman year.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Total Equality Alliance, better known on campus as TEA, provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ students where they can hang out together in a judgement free zone.   Nicholaus Pumphrey, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, has been advising TEA since the club started back in fall of 2014.   “TEA does...

Dr. Danielle Hemingson: Faculty Member

Dr. Danielle Hemingson has been a professor at Baker for four years.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Dr. Danielle Hemingson is the assistant professor of biology and applied health sciences and has been at Baker University for 4 years, starting out as a visiting professor which then turned into a regular position.   Hemingson primarily teaches Human Anatomy & Physiology as well as various ...

Dr. Jean Johnson: Faculty Member

Dr. Johnson is looking forward to retirement after 32 years at Baker.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Dr. Jean Johnson is the professor of mathematics here at Baker University. Johnson grew up outside of Cleveland in northern Ohio, earning her undergraduate degree from Alogeenie College. After her time at Alogeenie, she got her doctorate degree from Iowa State University.   Johnson is clearly passionate ab...

SAC: Student Organization

SAC President Ajhanae Franklin and Advisor Randy Flowers working an SAC event.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

Without a doubt, if you are a Baker student or staff member, you have come in contact with Student Activities Council, more commonly known as SAC.   SAC holds and puts on a multitude of events on and off campus for Baker students to enjoy, ranging from Welcome Week for incoming freshman to the d...

Sports Administration Club: Student Organization

Skylar Grinnell, President of SA Club is excited for a new year for the club.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

October 20, 2019

Students hoping to work with professional athletes and professional sports teams, listen up. Baker’s Sports Administration club begins meeting Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in Mabee Hall room 101.  Meetings are open to current and prospective sports administration majors as well as those with an interest in sports administration who may not be majoring in it.  “We’re still in the works of planning some events for ou...

History Club: Student Organization

Sophomore Chance Prosser thinks History Club will benefit him in his future Mass Media career.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The Baker University History Club meets every Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and is open for all Baker students.   In the club, they have a tradition where they spend time looking at certain historical events that occurred on the same day they’re meeting but in previous years. There have also ...

Dr. Sara Crump: Faculty Member

Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Sara Crump  teaches PY111, or general psychology.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

If you’re a student a Baker University, odds are you have or will have to take PY111, General Psychology. Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Sara Crump might just end up being your professor.   Crump started teaching at Baker 13 years ago, earning the adoration of her fellow Baker faculty not too long after.  “Dr. Crump is an incredi...

Mungano: Student Organization

(Left to Right) President and senior Myan Elrington, Coordinator of Inclusion and Wellness Paul Ladipo, junior Secretary Daisey Ewansiha, Public Relations Nico Taylor, Treasurer Fabien Franck-Love and Vice President Grant Boehm represent the 2019-20 Mungano organization. Mungano hosts events with other organization on campus as well as sport teams.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Mungano is the diversity organization at Baker University. The club provides a safe space for all types of people to come together and learn about each other’s cultures and place in society. According to the Baker University website, the word Mungano is derived from the Swahili phrase “Mungano...

Dr. Rob Howard: Faculty Member

Professor of English Dr. Rob Howard teaches several unique classes based on his favorite books. Those classes include in-depth analysis on J.R.R. Tolkein's

Story by Halle Morrell, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The third floor of Case Hall is home to Baker University’s English department. This floor houses many professors, one of which is Instructor of English, Dr. Rob Howard. Case 305C is where Howard resides during his work day and the room is far from boring. There are the typical English professor...

Dr. Erin Joyce: Faculty Member

Professor of French Dr. Erin Joyce finds time to teach students on campus and partakes in Irish dance.

Story by Kerrigan Hartzell, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

Professor of French Dr. Erin Joyce started her career at Baker after growing up right outside of Philadelphia, attending undergrad at the University of Richmond in Virginia and eventually Penn State University for graduate school. When she got the job at Baker, she had never been to Kansas before, but...