Holly Gaskill, Author at The Echo News

Articles by: Holly Gaskill

Alumnus Paul Nurkkala, now the 2018 DRL Allianz World Champion, has been flying drones since 2013.

Alumnus flies into world championship

Alumnus wins world championship in drone racingBy Cheri Stutzman Three years ago, Paul Nurkkala (’13) received a drone for Christmas and now, after a lot of hard work and perseverance, holds a world championship in drone racing. Nurkkala was announced as the 2018 DRL Allianz World Champion, after beating the […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Senior Matthew Hapner plays games with Morris residents in the lobby.

Taylor investigates Samuel Morris mold rumors

Holloway addresses concernsBy Holly Gaskill In response to rumors about black mold in Samuel Morris Hall, outside environmental consultants were hired to test the air and surfaces. According to Gregg Holloway, director of facilities services, the laboratory results showed higher than average mold spores in the air, but no mold […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Rev. Hank Voss Jr. and his team will work with congregational leaders across the nation as part of Sacred Roots Thriving in Ministry.

TU professor puts dreams in motion with religious grant

Hank Voss awarded Lilly Endowment grantBy Ellie Tiemens Rev. Hank Voss Jr., assistant professor of Biblical studies, was recently awarded a five-year, nearly one million dollar grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., only the second of its kind to be awarded to a faculty member at Taylor. In May, Voss submitted […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Zach Alford (‘16) is one of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship winners this year.

Alumnus receives teaching fellowship

Zach Alford teaches at a Georgia high-need schoolBy Taylor Budzikowski Zach Alford (’16)  received the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship earlier this year. Alford is one of 24 recipients of the highly competitive fellowship in 2018. The fellowship selects educators who demonstrate impact and a strong background of STEM education in their […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Chris Lesner shared his experience transitioning into the nonprofit sector with students.

Lesner speaks on nonprofits

Lessons learned from Project World ImpactBy Holly Gaskill Chris Lesner, founder and CEO of Project World Impact (PWI), spoke to Taylor students on Oct. 29 about his business experience as a Taylor University student and starting a nonprofit organization. Lesner opened his guest speaking by talking about his entrepreneurial journey. […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior David Ferguson will be the president of the new Colleges Against Cancer chapter at Taylor.

Taylor joins Colleges Against Cancer

New club encourages cancer awarenessBy Gabby Carlson Colleges Against Cancer is projected to bring a chapter to Taylor University in the next few months. Junior David Ferguson will be the president of the club and is currently searching for cabinet members. This club will focus on fundraising, advocacy and creating awareness […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Freshman Elizabeth Hammond has assisted the history department in preparing for Taylor's upcoming weekend of remembrance.

Remembering World War One

Taylor celebrates 100 years of armisticeBy Abigail Roberts | Echo Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 will mark 100 years since the end of WWI. Partnering together, five Taylor academic departments present a memorial weekend, Nov. 8–11 dedicated to the remembering of WWI. “We are a liberal arts school and this is the […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Television Academy Foundation selected John Bruner to attend their 2018 Faculty Seminar Program.

TU Professor takes on Hollywood

John Bruner selected for exclusive faculty seminarBy Ellie Tiemens | Echo John Bruner, assistant professor of film and media production, was selected to be one of 25 college professors from around the country to attend the Television Academy Foundation’s 2018 Faculty Seminar Program. Bruner has been a professor at Taylor […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bree’s Beat

Bree’s Beat

Abuse in AustraliaBy Bree Bailey | Contributor Children who are survivors of sexual abuse face lifelong emotional and physical consequences that can be detrimental to their well-being if not handled carefully. For many years, children in Australia did not receive the help they desperately needed due to a flawed system which […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News, World/National
Sophomore Meek Lee shows the general admission ticket that will be given to all students to accommodate the large interest in the chapel.

Tebow to speak in chapel

Christian writer shares wisdomBy Abigail Roberts | Echo Athlete Tim Tebow will be visiting Taylor University on Nov. 2 in conjunction with Muncie’s Fields of Faith event. “I don’t think we’ve had someone in chapel of Tim’s notoriety in the 11 years I’ve been here,” Executive Director of Development Mike […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News