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The cow creamer collection has a wide variety, including pieces spanning three centuries and three continents. (Photograph by Kassie Joviak)

From the archives: Cow creamer collection

From the archives: Cow creamer collectionBy Becca Eis | Echo Hundreds of bottles of coffee creamers are used by the Taylor student population each year, but it is unlikely that many have used a cow creamer when doctoring up their beverage of choice. Fitting to the cornfields of Upland, Indiana, […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Earth and environmental science department chair and professor of earth and environmental science Michael Guebert has worked to ensure high water quality for Taylor and the town of Upland. (Photograph by Tim Hudson)

Examining environmental endeavors

Guebert and Grabowski impact global changeBy Kassidy Hall | Staff Writer For Michael Guebert, earth and environmental science department chair and professor of earth and environmental science, it was Boy Scouts that started his passion for the outdoors at a young age. However, it was his wife that turned him […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Iris Abbey, Taylor’s oldest alumni, provided the Ringenberg Archives and Special Collections with her copy of the T.U. Cook Book published in December 1914. (Photograph provided by Ringenberg Archives and Special Collections)

From the archives: Referenced recipes

A tasting of Taylor’s oldest ingredientsBy Becca Eis | Echo “The Famous Taylor University Bean Salad: A can of red kidney beans, add some mayonnaise dressing, a few sliced hard boiled eggs, a few thinly sliced cucumber pickles.” Never seen it in the Hudson Dining Commons? That’s because it’s from […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor of English Julie Moore published her first poem in 2004 after experiencing a season of illness. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

‘Full Worm Moon’ rising

English professor shares her heart behind new bookBy Kassidy Hall | Echo Full worm moon. The term refers to the first full moon in the month of March and is additionally the name of a book of poetry recently published by Julie Moore, director of the Writing Center and associate […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Jesse Brown, dean of students, checks on his bees’ development. Brown currently observes two hives of his own. (Photograph provided by Jesse Brown)

Passion for pollination

Jesse Brown connects beekeeping and faithBy Erica Morman & Becca Eis | Echo For most, honeybees evoke fear, but for Dean of Students Jesse Brown, the contrary occurs. Brown began beekeeping in the spring of 2016 after reading a book titled “A Beekeeper’s Lament.” This book covered the stories of […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Pictured in his uniform, Harbin stands along the Suez Canal in Egypt where he was a part of the mine-clearance operation after the 1973 “October War.” The ship in the background was scuttled by the Egyptians to block the canal during the war. (Photograph provided by Michael Harbin)

Study, serve and stand firm like a sailor

A look into Michael Harbin’s time in the NavyBy Jed Barber | Contributor Faith, family and learning: one man balanced it all in the midst of military service. The chair of Taylor University’s Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries and Philosophy department and Professor of Biblical Studies has the bearing of a […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Josh Craton, Wengatz Hall director, has been watching Airband performances every year since 8th grade. (Photograph provided by Josh Craton)

Show-stopping staff steal stage

Faculty and staff participation in AirbandBy Becca Eis and Kassidy Hall | Echo For over 30 years, Airband, originally held biannually, transitioned from solo acts on risers in the Hodson Dining Commons to choreographed group acts complete with a theme, lighting effects and song mash-ups. Now faculty and staff at […]

by · March 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Bob Aronson, director and associate professor of the public health program, enjoys mentoring both college and high school students, which is at the heart of this research project. (Provided by Bob Aronson)

Creating change through community research

Bob Aronson leads public health projectBy Kassidy Hall | Echo Bob Aronson, director and associate professor of the public health program, moved to Marion, Indiana, because everybody told him not to. Despite the objections, he quickly immersed himself into his community. Initially, Aronson was not drawn to a job in […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
LaRita’s Lodge seeks to provide a safe haven for Grant County residents and their visitors. (Photograph by Tim Hudson)

Hospitable home turned bed and breakfast

A look into LaRita’s Lodge By Becca Eis | Echo While driving from Taylor to Muncie, Indiana, one might notice a white farmhouse surrounded by pink barns, but few venture inside to discover a home full of history, character and hospitality. LaRita’s Lodge, located just three miles from campus, is more […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Retired professor Alan Winquist attended many crusade services at Madison Square Garden, and even sang in the choir. (Promotion piece provided by Alan Winquist)

Creating connections through crusades

How two professors formed close ties with Billy GrahamBy Katie O’Connor | Echo News of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death sparked emotional responses worldwide last week, but husband and wife Alan Winquist and Jessica Rousselow-Winquist, retired professors of history and communication respectively, hold personal connections to him. Widely regarded as […]

by · March 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features