This semester's must-attend events
By Lindsay Robinson | Echo
Syllabus shock may be overwhelming, but these five upcoming events are sure to brighten your outlook on this semester. From theatre productions to famous Taylor traditions, be sure to devote a place to these can’t-miss events on your calendar.
1. Spiritual Renewal: February 15–17
Ron Johnson, Jr., a senior pastor at Living Stones Church in Crown Point, Indiana is leading the chapel and evening sessions for this week. Johnson passion is to see pastors take active leadership roles in their communities. Along with his pastoral duties, he leads the Indiana Pastors Alliance where pastors, churches and Christian organizations come together to advance the cause of faith, family and freedom throughout Indiana.
2. Social Justice Week: February 29–March 3
Social Justice Week is a week dedicated to conversations about global and local justice as it relates to Taylor students. This year’s theme, “In their Shoes,” focuses on seeing the world from the perspectives of others. Discussions topics include the refugee crisis and food and clothing sourcing. Kelsey Timmerman, author of “Where am I Eating?” and “What am I Wearing?” will be a guest speaker. The week also includes Timmerman speaking in chapel, a refugee simulation and a clothing swap.
3. Nostalgia Night: March 12
This event brings some old tunes to Taylor’s newest building. Student Activities Council (SAC) took a vote to decide what the Taylor community wanted for the first major student production in the new chapel, and tradition won out. With better acoustics and technology, this might just be the best Nostalgia Night yet. Students can sign up for tryout slots in the DC. Tryouts are Feb. 17–18.
4. Airband: April 2
Feel like something was missing from your life at Taylor last fall? It was Airband. This popular event, usually held in October, was postponed due to construction on the new student union. But an updated chapel and more time for performers to prepare is sure to make this night as unforgettable as ever.
Airband participants show off their best dance moves in last years’ performance.
5. Youth Conference: April 22–24
This weekend, high school students will take over campus, so this event will be hard to miss. Whether you decide to be a small group leader, host a student or attend a session, Youth Conference is a great way to minister to high school students. This can be as simple as offering a friendly smile as conference groups pass by.
6. Theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: April 29–May 1 & May 6–8
A romantic comedy for all ages, this re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic is sure to be full of magic. Four whimsical stories weave together, involving forests, fairies, singing donkeys and love potions. Keep an eye out for tickets, as this is one show you won’t want to miss.