Cassidy Grom, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Cassidy Grom

Taylor to award Os Guinness with honorary doctorate

Taylor to award Os Guinness with honorary doctorate

Renowned author to speak in chapel Wednesday By Cassidy Grom | Echo  Taylor University will award Os Guinness, a Christian author and social critic, an honorary doctorate on Wednesday. During chapel, Guinness will address the Taylor community following a short ceremony. Guinness, who is a direct descendent from the Dublin brewer, […]

by · March 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News

Memorial service time for McWhirt announced

Dining services employee died MondayThe funeral service for Cindy McWhirt, Creative Dining Services employee, will be at 10 a.m. on November 10 at Taylor University’s Rediger Chapel, according to a post on Jones-Smith funeral home’s website. Jim Garringer, media relations director at Taylor, said the cause of death appears to […]

by · November 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor Dining Commons employee found dead

Taylor Dining Commons employee found dead

University sources say death was unexpectedAt 4:05 p.m. today, Vice President for Student Development Skip Trudeau announced to the Taylor community that Cindy McWhirt was found dead. McWhirt was a member of Taylor’s dining staff. She often worked at the top of the DC, greeting students and scanning their ID […]

by · October 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
The campus UFO is looking for a new purpose

A match for the Union

From an aquarium to a UFO club, one girl is on a quest to find the Union’s true loveBy Cassidy Grom | Co-Editor in Chief Last month, I found dates for four of my wing mates in under an hour. I like to think that I am a pretty good […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Hank is responsible for starting Taylor's satellite and space programs. Photo provided by Adam Perry.

Hank Voss Retires

Professor of Physics and Engineering retired in February and now works full time at the company he co-foundedBy Annabelle Blair | Echo “The broad (education) is important, but go deep in something you’re passionate about.” Since retiring from his job as a professor in Taylor’s engineering and physics department in […]

by · May 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Schwartz advocates for her students and helps them complete major requirements.

Neva Schwartz Retires

Director of Teach Certification will continue teaching online and enjoy traveling and time with grandkidsBy Annabelle Blair | Echo “The education department is a very special department; it’s very cohesive. We’re all teachers.” After 35 years as a middle school teacher in a public school, Neva Schwartz made the transition […]

by · May 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Winquist and Rousselow-Winquist say finding each other was a highlight of their time Taylor. Photo provided by Adam Perry.

Alan Winquist and Jessica Rousselow-Winquist Retire

Professors of History and Communication will still teach a few classes at Taylor and plan to travelBy Annabelle Blair | Echo Alan Winquist, Professor of History, 1973 “One of the exciting things about teaching is you learn about the world, and the more you learn the more you realize you […]

by · May 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Leland Boren speaks about his wife's loving character.

Campus Center dedication focuses on namesake

Friends, family tell about LaRita Boren’s personalityBy Cassidy Grom | Echo She’s the one who brought Bahamian students to campus, made “better-than-sex pie,” and lived beside the pink barns on Highway 26. Her name was LaRita, and now she has a building named after her, too. On Saturday at 3 […]

by · May 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Joe Lund Retires

Joe Lund Retires

Professor of Psychology will relax and see where retirement takes himBy Annabelle Blair | Echo “At heart, I’m a sports psychologist, providing consultation in youth sports, coaching training and helping develop the person rather than the athlete.” In 1973, Joe Lund’s became a professor of social psychology when he was […]

by · May 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News, Uncategorized
A first generation college student, Lightfoot never thought her career would include higher education. Photo provided by Adam Perry.

Connie Lightfoot Retires

Dean of the school of social sciences, education and business empowered women in leadership on campus By Annabelle Blair | Echo “I really hope students consider what God’s plan is for them, not just with personal relationships but to be used in a profession or leadership role.” Along with her […]

by · May 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News