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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Taylor community gathers in chapel to honor the lives of those lost in the 2006 van accident. (Photograph provided by The Echo Archives)

Taylor offers hope for Humboldt

Disaster closely parallels 2006 van tragedyBy Eric Andrews & Braden Ochs | Echo On April 6, 2018, a coach bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a trailer truck in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada, killing 16 on the bus and injuring 13. The Broncos, a team in the Saskatchewan […]

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Students like freshman Moorea Reiskytl ask Registration and Course Schedule Coordinator Jana Taylor questions about their education. (Photograph provided by Samantha Rios)

Interest starts to accrue

Report claims students have misconceptionsBy Hope Bolinger | Contributor At least $1.48 trillion has been borrowed on a national level so far for 2018, according to Student Loan Hero. A total of 44 million people are in debt across the country. To bring this to Upland, according to Financial Aid Counselor […]

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The town of Upland will receive a $1.4 million grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to renovate the downtown area. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Town earns INDOT grant

Upland awarded $1.4 million for downtownBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo The town of Upland will undergo a renovation of the downtown area in 2023 after receiving a $1.4 million grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). The upgrade will consist of the four main blocks of downtown streets and […]

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The Upland Print and Stitch moves locations from their house on Main Street to 116 East Berry Street. (Photograph by Aubree DeVisser)

Upland Print and Stitch relocates

Print and Stitch moves down the roadBy Aubree DeVisser | Contributor Upland Print and Stitch owners Andrew and Tammy Preston have moved their printing and embroidery business to 116 East Berry Street. “We needed the space but considering the location and the development of small businesses, we realized it would […]

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Holly Kuzmich coming to campus to speak

Kuzmich will present on politics on MondayBy Andrew Hoff | Echo Holly Kuzmich, executive director of the George W. Bush Institute and senior vice president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, will be at Taylor University on Monday, April 23. She will be giving a presentation in the Recital […]

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