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Behind The Echo

Behind The Echo

A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into a Taylor iconProduced by Max Partain Music by Rob Lowman

by · May 24, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Multimedia
Junior Meghan Freer passed away on Wednesday, May 9. (Photograph provided by Facebook)

Taylor mourns the loss of a beloved student

Junior Meghan Freer passes awayBy Eric Andrews | Echo Junior Meghan Freer passed away in the overnight hours on Wednesday, May 9. A visitation will take place Friday, May 11 from 3–7 p.m. at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel in Marion, Indiana, and a celebration of life service will be […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
MAHE students get hands-on experience in assistantship roles. (Photograph provided by Travis Trotman)

MAHE students graduate

Class of 2018 marks 11 yearsBy Clark Murray | Echo Next week, 17 students will graduate from Taylor’s Masters of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development (MAHE) program. This marks the 11th year that MAHE has been in place. This year’s graduating class will be the program’s 10th cohort […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Hammond hopes to prioritize servant leadership in his new role as provost. (Photograph provided by Michael Hammond)

New provost appointed for next year

Michael Hammond accepts provost positionBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo Michael Hammond, dean of the School of Humanities, Art and Biblical Studies, will replace Provost Jeff Moshier effective June 1. Moshier was recruited in 2012 by President Emeritus Eugene Habecker to fulfill the role as provost. For Mosier, one of the most […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Art will be from the Leland and LaRita Boren Western Art Collection. (Photograph by Emmie Sweeting)

Old student center gets new life as an art museum

Western art will be housed in “The Dome”By Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo The old Student Union, now known as the Dome, will find new purpose in the near future as Taylor University’s Museum of Western Art. Deciding what to do with the Dome began about three to four years ago […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
The grant will benefit children that Taylor University will serve through Summer Clubhouses. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Foellinger Foundation’s $2.6 million grant to fund Summer Clubhouse program

Taylor receives grant for youth developmentBy Terry Stevens | Contributor The Fort Wayne Indiana-based Foellinger Foundation has announced a $2.6 million grant to provide three-years’ support to a Summer Clubhouse program operated by Taylor University. The program operates at multiple locations in Fort Wayne and provides programming for youth that encourages […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Love recently passed by her alma mater and took a selfie. (Photograph provided by Jessica Love)

Alumna earns prestigious position

Love envisions economic development for IndianaBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Taylor alumna Jessica (Barnes) Love (’00) is the new executive director of Prosperity Indiana in Indianapolis as of March 2. Love is stepping up from her current position as associate executive director to fill the role previously held by Andy […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bree’s Beat

Bree’s Beat

Rohingya threatened by their own governmentBy Bree Bailey | Echo The merciless slaughter of a people group called the Rohingya is happening today in the country of Myanmar (Burma). At the beginning of December, around 650,000 Rohingya had fled their country trying to escape the murder, rape and other attacks that […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Every year, Taylor students showcase songs from before the graduating class was born. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Dracula haunts Nostalgia Night

Taylor tradition expected to be scary goodBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo Nostalgia Night will take place in Rediger Chapel on Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. The theme for this year’s show will be Live From Dracula’s Castle. The Student Activities Council (SAC) has been planning the event since early February. […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Executive Director of Development Mike Falder inherited potentially authentic Dalí artwork from his parents. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Surreal discovery of Dalí prints

Donated art to be authenticatedBy Drew Shriner | Echo Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí is one of the most well-known artists of the 20th century. The possible connection between his works and Taylor University was virtually unknown . . . until today. Executive Director of Development Mike Falder grew up with a […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News