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Senior Caleb Truax has created a binaural audio app for study, focus and sleep.

Truax creates audio app for Amazon Alexa

Senior develops high-quality soundsRayce Patterson | The Echo Senior Caleb Truax III started the company Drift Sounds while still a student at Taylor University. Truax is a film and computer science student who has worked on projects like the student short films, “The Summer of ‘59” and “Nuworld,” according to […]

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Bree’s Beat

Bree’s Beat

Is surrogacy trafficking?By Bree Bailey This June, 32 pregnant Cambodian moms were arrested on the grounds of trafficking their unborn children. These women were acting as surrogate mothers for Chinese families and planned to sell their babies after giving birth. Women declared that they had been offered up to $10,000 for […]

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Juniors Sarah Brennan and Meghann Rauser sled in a rare Irish snowstorm.

ISP focuses on Irish women in leadership next fall

Themed semester starting fall 2019Cheri Stutzman | The Echo The Irish Studies Programme (ISP) has announced a new focus for fall of 2019: women in leadership. The Irish Studies Programme is a semester-long study abroad program during which students live in Greystones, Ireland and experience the country through the classes […]

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Upland Town Council President John Bonham, Town Manager Jonathan Perez and Council Member Ron Sutherland are some of the decision makers when it comes to town additions like Dollar General.

New Dollar General on Main Street

Convenience store invests in UplandBy Taylor Budzikowski A new Dollar General location will open in Upland on Jan. 26, 2019 to fill community needs. The new business will be located on Main Street, and construction of the Dollar General location began between late summer and early fall of 2018. According to […]

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Leland Boren will be remembered across campus as an influential member of the community.

Remembering Leland Boren

Member of Taylor community passes awayGabby Carlson & Chrysa Keenon | Co-Editors in Chief Leland Emerson Boren passed away the morning of Nov. 23. According to the statement emailed out by President P. Lowell Haines, Boren passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was able to spend time with his […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Jerome Flewelling (‘97) spoke in chapel on Nov. 7 regarding his journey from Taylor to teaching.

Indiana State Teacher of the Year visits Taylor

Jerome Flewelling encourages studentsBy Ellie Tiemens Jerome Flewelling (‘97) was named 2018 Indiana State Teacher of the year. On Nov. 6 and 7, Flewelling visited Taylor University to speak in chapel and to education majors. Flewelling, or “Flew” as he is more commonly known, graduated from Taylor with a degree in […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Dean of Students Jesse Brown is also the Title IX director.

Continued learning on Title IX

Improving the process and increasing awarenessAbigail Roberts | The Echo This coming Monday, Dec. 3 Taylor is holding its first informational session for students on Title IX. In light of a growing social movement around campus sexual assault, gender identity and discrimination, universities are focusing and spending more time on […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor faculty members gather for a weekly meeting.

Taylor raises staff wages one percent

Pay raises given to faculty and staff30Cheri Stutzman | The Echo Taylor University has announced one percent wage increases for all Taylor faculty and staff, coming in effect Jan 1, 2019. In an email President P. Lowell Haines sent to faculty and staff, he announced that the wages of all […]

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Sophomore Antwan Hermis exercises at the Kesler Student Activities Center.

KSAC reinforces its dress code policy with graphic

Do new visuals reflect its policies?By Taylor Budzikowski The Kesler Student Activities Center began to enforce Taylor’s dress code through new visuals beginning Fall 2018. The university dress code has not changed since the KSAC was built. Rather, new posters act as reminders to adhere to the Life Together Covenant (LTC) […]

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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