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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 […]

by · December 7, 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
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) […]

by · November 30, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
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
Senior Matthew Hapner plays games with Morris residents in the lobby.

Taylor investigates Samuel Morris mold rumors

Holloway addresses concernsBy Holly Gaskill In response to rumors about black mold in Samuel Morris Hall, outside environmental consultants were hired to test the air and surfaces. According to Gregg Holloway, director of facilities services, the laboratory results showed higher than average mold spores in the air, but no mold […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Rev. Hank Voss Jr. and his team will work with congregational leaders across the nation as part of Sacred Roots Thriving in Ministry.

TU professor puts dreams in motion with religious grant

Hank Voss awarded Lilly Endowment grantBy Ellie Tiemens Rev. Hank Voss Jr., assistant professor of Biblical studies, was recently awarded a five-year, nearly one million dollar grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., only the second of its kind to be awarded to a faculty member at Taylor. In May, Voss submitted […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Zach Alford (‘16) is one of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship winners this year.

Alumnus receives teaching fellowship

Zach Alford teaches at a Georgia high-need schoolBy Taylor Budzikowski Zach Alford (’16)  received the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship earlier this year. Alford is one of 24 recipients of the highly competitive fellowship in 2018. The fellowship selects educators who demonstrate impact and a strong background of STEM education in their […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Chris Lesner shared his experience transitioning into the nonprofit sector with students.

Lesner speaks on nonprofits

Lessons learned from Project World ImpactBy Holly Gaskill Chris Lesner, founder and CEO of Project World Impact (PWI), spoke to Taylor students on Oct. 29 about his business experience as a Taylor University student and starting a nonprofit organization. Lesner opened his guest speaking by talking about his entrepreneurial journey. […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior David Ferguson will be the president of the new Colleges Against Cancer chapter at Taylor.

Taylor joins Colleges Against Cancer

New club encourages cancer awarenessBy Gabby Carlson Colleges Against Cancer is projected to bring a chapter to Taylor University in the next few months. Junior David Ferguson will be the president of the club and is currently searching for cabinet members. This club will focus on fundraising, advocacy and creating awareness […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Freshman Elizabeth Hammond has assisted the history department in preparing for Taylor's upcoming weekend of remembrance.

Remembering World War One

Taylor celebrates 100 years of armisticeBy Abigail Roberts | Echo Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 will mark 100 years since the end of WWI. Partnering together, five Taylor academic departments present a memorial weekend, Nov. 8–11 dedicated to the remembering of WWI. “We are a liberal arts school and this is the […]

by · November 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News