Hannah Stumpf, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Hannah Stumpf

The firefly is Indiana’s new official state insect according to Senate Bill 236 passed in February. (Photograph provided by Flickr)

Indiana’s got the bug

Indiana officially designates state insectBy Kelly Abraham | Echo This past February, Governor Eric Holcomb passed Senate Act 236 to make the Say’s Firefly the official state insect of Indiana. After Rhode Island declared the American Burying Beetle their state insect in 2015, Indiana became one of only six U.S. […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Communication Donna Downs is proud of this year’s seniors.

Communications Department showcases portfolios

Senior’s exhibition to take place on May 7By Hannah Stumpf | Echo A public exhibition of public relations (PR) and journalism majors’ senior portfolios will take place on May 7 from 6–7:45 p.m. in Rupp lobby. Afterward, there will be an awards ceremony for all Communication Department majors. The awards […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Director of Scholarships Michael Mortensen also contributes to university scholarships. (Photograph provided by Taylor University)

Taylor donor’s scholarship numbers sky rocket

New scholarships available in the futureBy Clark Murray | Echo For those searching for financial aid, Taylor has acquired 35 new scholarships. Students tend to view scholarships as one of the best things they can receive in their college career. There are scholarships that can be given in a wide […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Halbrook Lecturer Holly Kuzmich spoke on the decline of faith in democratic institutions, organized religion and higher education. (Photograph provided by Flickr)

Kuzmich continues Halbrook Lectures

Declining faith in institutions discussed By Andrew Hoff | Echo Holly Kuzmich, who serves as executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, visited campus on Monday, April 23. She was kept busy, speaking in chapel, then delivering lectures on the work of the Bush Institute as a guest speaker […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Scott Steckenrider often did his work at home in the evening so that he could be available to students during the day.

Beloved professor remembered

Scott Steckenrider’s memorial is on April 29By Kassidy Hall | Echo Scott Steckenrider, department chair and professor of engineering, passed away on Thursday, April 19, after battling cancer for over a year and a half. Steckenrider will be remembered not only as a professor, but as a father, husband, colleague, […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
IWU’s Passport to Culture sparks conversation

IWU’s Passport to Culture sparks conversation

What does diversity really mean? More than you thinkBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo On Nov. 16, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) hosted Passport to Culture from 6 to 9 p.m. The event was hosted by IWU’s Cultural Ambassadors, a group comprised of eight students, similar to Office of Intercultural Programs (OIP) or […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Most of the main events happened in the lobby. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Wrestling Sumo Santa at Gerig

Gerig Hall puts on annual end-of-year open house with a twistBy Rayce Patterson | Echo As the semester winds down and finals draw closer and closer, there are few opportunities for students to escape from their studies and take a breath. One opportunity that does exist is the Gerig Christmas […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times

President passes new purple palette

What the color changes mean for the Taylor communityBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo If you frequent the Taylor bookstores, you may have noticed a gradual change in merchandise. Not only does this have to do with the changing of the seasons, but Taylor University has officially changed the purple. The University’s […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Swing dancers from previous years in the swing dancing club. (Photograph provided by Shannon Smagala)

Getting in the Sunday swing of things

How the Swing Dancing Club has evolvedBy Brecken Mumford | Echo Sundays from 3—5 p.m. in the Kesler Student Activities Center (KSAC) aerobics room, a handful of students lace up their shoes, play big band jazz and dance the afternoon away. This is Taylor University’s Swing Dancing Club. The Swing […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Financial Aid Counselor Matthew Klingstedt recommends filing your FAFSA. (Photograph provided by Adam Perry)

Coming to your aid

Figuring out if the FAFSA is right for youBy Rayce Patterson | Echo If there was a chance that you could earn free money, and all you had to do was ask for it, would you? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to see if they […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times