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BAKER PROUD | Summer 2018
1907-08: Baker's men's basketball team,
coached by a young Phog Allen, finishes
Former U.S. President Harry
Truman, the 1962 convocation
speaker, and Baker President
1956: William Scarborough is appointed pres-
William Howard Taft at Baker in 1911
ident. Several significant updates to Baker's
campus occur during his tenure, including the
building of a student union and a new library.
1911: William Howard Taft becomes the first
U.S. president to visit Baker while in office.
1922: Joab Mulvane of Topeka donates, at
that time, the largest single monetary gift in
Baker's history-$100,000-for construction of
a new science building.
1925: Former Baker president William Alfred
Quayle passes away. His rare bible collection is
bequeathed to Baker.
1933-34: Baker celebrates its 75th birthday
with a Diamond Jubilee that included five days
of festivities and a speech given by Governor
1959: The new
Baker Union opens
for student use.
a lounge, a snack
bar, bowling alley,
games, and a bookstore.
1969: Mungano, Baker's first organization
for African-American students, is founded by
professor Dr. Jesse Milan.
1975: Baker begins its first master's degree
1938: A 1,200-seat stadium is finished and
named for Emil Liston, longtime Baker coach
and founder of the National Association of
Liston Stadium constructed
in the late 1930s
1940: A Peabody,
named Orlando Jolliffe donates $42,000
to build a new men's
Hall is completed in
just three months
with help from student laborers.
Kappa Sigma fire photo
freshmen movein day, a fire
at the Kappa
house killed four
1987: Baker President Daniel Lambert starts
the bagpipe tradition.
1988: Baker adds the School of Professional
and Graduate Studies.
1986 Baker football team with Mike McCarthy (89).
1989: The Harter union underwent renovations and endowed Harter Scholarship was
adds the School
comes to Baker
The Osborne Chapel
brick by brick
England. Lady Margaret Thatcher, whose
father preached in the chapel, dedicated the
reconstructed building in October 1996.
2006: Dr. Patricia Long becomes the first
female president of Baker University.
Baker adds the School of Education.
2012: Ross and Christine Hartley donate $1.6
million toward science building renovation.
in the championship, falling
Wildcats at Daytona
Nazarene en route to a school-record 28-9
record. In December, the football team sets
numerous records during its run to the title
game in Daytona Beach, Florida, falling to St.
Francis and ending with a 14-1 record.
$3.4 million, the
largest gift in
1943: Taylor Hall burns to the ground.
1948: Taylor Hall, entirely rebuilt, is rededi-
cated as Memorial Hall in honor of the Baker
students who died during World War II.
1954: The aban-
Taylor Hall fire in 1943
doned Old Castle
building is in disrepair.
Markham and Baker
alumni director Thomas A. Evans organize
the Old Castle Association to raise funds for
1986: The football team makes it to the NAIA
Dr. Lynne Murray
championship game and is defeated by Linfield
College. Mike McCarthy, '87, future Super Bowl
champion coach of the Green Bay Packers, is
on the team.
Special thanks to Sara DeCaro, University Archivist, Museum Director
Lynne Murray kicks
off $20 million
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