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IWU’s Passport to Culture sparks conversation

IWU’s Passport to Culture sparks conversation

What does diversity really mean? More than you thinkBy Hannah Stumpf | Echo On Nov. 16, Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) hosted Passport to Culture from 6 to 9 p.m. The event was hosted by IWU’s Cultural Ambassadors, a group comprised of eight students, similar to Office of Intercultural Programs (OIP) or […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
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The perfect candidates

Sinful cultures produce sinful candidatesBy Benjamin Thayer | Contributor I cannot help but smile when I think of what wonderful options we have in this year’s presidential race. In just a few weeks’ time I will have to choose, and it will be difficult. I would go so far as to […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Rachel Smith, professor of art at Taylor, lived in Mexico, Sudan and Pakistan during her childhood and college years. (Photo provided by Rachel Smith)

(Abroad)er vision

Professors and faculty members share stories about growing up and living overseasBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  Packing time. Airlines may only allow 50 lbs. for checked luggage, but these passengers carry more baggage in their eyelids than they do in their hands. Under drooping eyelashes, they lug conflict and international tensions. […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Uncategorized
Cultural conflicts

Cultural conflicts

Can conflicting cultures live in harmony?By Kiran George | Contributor We can define both heritage and culture as that which is passed down throughthe generations, enshrined in tradition and upheld by communities. My home culture of India is, at its core, fundamentally different from Taylor’s common culture. I could rave […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Junior Brecken Mumford proudly displays her souvenirs from the J-Term London trip. (Photo by Halie Owens)

Expanding horizons

Students explore new frontiers during J-termBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor  Literary London: Junior Brecken Mumford is one of 13 students who traveled to the U.K. last January for the Literary London program. She recalls how being immersed in the culture created an atmosphere of excitement for studying various authors and […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Friendships can provide us with safe places.

Unpacking shame

My college journeyBy Sharee Nurse | Contributor To tell you about my experience at Taylor, I have to describe what preceded my time here. I grew up with a lot of shame about the color of my skin. I often felt angry at God for putting me in a black […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
In the classroom and in life, our cultures may keep us from engaging.

Remembering to engage

Recognizing a passive heritageBy May Young | Faculty Contributor As a Chinese-American professor at Taylor University, I am aware that my perspective provides only one facet to the Asian-American experience. The variety that exists is far too vast to treat in this limited article. With this in mind, I will […]

by · September 23, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Freshman Christina Kim embraces Taylor culture with arms wide open.

Colliding cultures

International education brings new insightBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo Traveling to college sometimes means a long drive or even a flight for incoming students. However, for freshman music education major Christina Kim, it meant a two-day journey involving a ferry ride, two flights and more time in the car than […]

by · August 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
L to R: Junior Jihyun Bella Kim, Senior Yeji Kim, and Junior Hanna Park

Launching off the pier

The International Coffee House hopes to bring a splash of culture to Taylor’s campusBy Annabelle Blair | Contributor International Coffee House, occurring tonight at 7 p.m. in the Student Union, offers a unique blend of culture and coffee. Hosted annually by the International Student Society (ISS), the event features instrumental, […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News