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Bree’s beat—international news

East African famine brought to lightBy: Bree Bailey | Contributor We have all heard our moms say, “Don’t waste your food; there’s a child starving in Africa” and felt the tears sting our eyes after watching a video about hungry orphans. The numbers which seem to be followed by never […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
New pews, chairs and lights adorn the reopened Meredith Prayer Chapel. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Sickler chapel’s remodeling

Newly-christened Clyde Meredith Prayer Chapel now openBy: Chrysa Keenon | Echo The small prayer chapel in Sickler Hall has been rebranded and renovated over the summer. Called a “hidden gem” on campus, the chapel was closed in early June and remained under construction throughout the summer months. It has recently been […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The IT Express desk is the hot place for technology help and learning experience. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Revamping the stacks

Changes implemented to ZondervanBy: Chrysa Keenon | Echo The start of the new school year brings many departmental changes amongst numerous majors, and that includes Zondervan Library. This season, the library is implementing new staff procedures, payment processes and room layout changes to improve overall student experience. One of the most […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The prayer chapel in Sickler Hall has reopened after construction through the summer. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Official student representation

Student leader feedback group soon to be in sessionBy: Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo A new group of student representatives and leaders called Represent will discuss communication and feedback between administration and students at their first meeting on Monday, Sept. 18. Represent is focused on being “proactive, not reactive,” according […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Upland celebrated its 150th birthday last weekend, alongside the local and Taylor community. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia)

150 years

Upland’s birthday celebrationBy: Gabby Carlson and Chrysa Keenon | Echo Last weekend, Upland celebrated its sesquicentennial event. The event ties in to the annual Labor Day celebration, but this anniversary festival is unique. The town celebrated its 150th birthday, with many community residents participating in the festivities offered. The weekend […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
DC employees prepare fruit sandwiches during lunch on Thursday. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

Dining services seek positive change

Food quality and variety improve with new leadershipBy: Gabby Carlson | Echo “The 19 meal plan gets $200 (Dining Dollars) and there really wasn’t anything to spend your money on,” Nate Haugh, director of dining services, said. Haugh has been working hard to change that since his arrival in April. […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
This "place" is more than meets the eye and will be the location of The Place. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

The Place to be

Community hub to open in MarionBy: Chrysa Keenon | Echo The Bridge will be opening a second location in Marion inside of the new community hub, The Place. The Place will be opening in March 2018 and will be a location for community connection, the arts, education and social action. […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
After 10 years of working in advancement at Greenville College, Rex Bennett is welcomed to Taylor's campus. (Photograph provided by Jim Garringer)

Bennett begins term

Taylor hires new Vice President for University AdvancementBy: Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Dr. Rex Bennett will begin serving at Taylor University as Vice President for University Advancement today. Bennett will be filling the role formerly held by Dr. Ben Sells, who served at Taylor for nearly 10 years, according […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Community education opportunities

Community education opportunities

S.C.A.L.E. program to help immigrants learn EnglishBy: Chrysa Keenon | Echo  Taylor University students and faculty have participated and volunteered in the Students, Children and Adults Language Education (S.C.A.L.E.) programs across the Grant County community. The program strives to prepare young immigrant children for successful school entry in the U.S., to […]

by · August 25, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Photograph provided by Adam Perry

Goodbye, and thank you

Eight instructors are retiringBy Luke A. Wildman | Opinions Editor Ron Benbow Position: Professor of mathematics Length of service: 30 years Taylor origin story: Benbow came to Taylor after teaching for 14 years in the Marion school district. He thought he’d be here for one year, but stayed for 30! A […]

by · May 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News