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Senior Mariana VanDerMolen hangs one of her 70 tiles. (Photo by Elyse Horb)

“Four Corners”

Art education seniors open art exhibition By Laura Koenig | Echo  The work of four senior art education students will reach to the four corners of Metcalf Gallery and beyond this Saturday. As the seniors pieced together their displays, Taylor students noticed new art appearing beyond the gallery walls. Starting […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Photograph by Elyse Horb. Pictured: education majors Lauren Moreland, left, and Elyse Horb, right, discuss standardized testing.

Double standards

Standardized tests hurt critical thinkingBy Jessica Wise & Lauren Moreland | Contributors Jessica Wise is an English education major and Lauren Moreland is a math education major. Both are seniors. Standardized testing is a necessary evil. Some educators believe academic standards are unrealistic nuisances, though others believe they are essential […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Bracelets are visual reminders for Taylor community members to pray for students at Southside Elementary (photo by Halie Owens).

Seven miles

Taylor community reaches out to elementary students in Hartford CityBy Annabelle Blair | Echo “What we want is people’s hearts to recognize the need and be willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus for a community that’s seven miles away.” – Thaddeus VanOverberghe, freshman   Three Taylor students recently […]

by · December 2, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
The educator exodus

The educator exodus

Indiana struggles to keep teachers in-state By Megan Herrema | Echo Taylor’s education students may be surprised to learn that Indiana has one of the lowest teacher retention rates in the nation. Two main issues—working conditions and teacher compensation—resulted in Indiana’s score of only 2.17 out of a total of five […]

by · October 7, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana
Blackford County students high-five the Taylor Trojan mascot.

Ponchos, piggy banks and prospectives

Elementary students visit campus to spur college dreamsBy Katherine Yeager | ECHO   From Tuesday to Thursday, campus bustled with 930 visitors: 830 prospective students and 100 accompanying parents and teachers. Instead of the usual prospective student blue folders, they left with piggy banks and memories of their first college visit. […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Rhoda Sommers welcomes the new challenge of serving Taylor’s faculty and students as dean of the social sciences, education and business department. (Photo by Mindy Wildman)

Summer’s over, Sommers just began

Taylor welcomes Dean of Social Sciences, Education and BusinessBy Annabelle Blair | Echo Rhoda Sommers assumed her new role as dean of the social sciences, education and business department (SSEB) on July 1, 2016, after Connie Lightfoot’s retirement last spring. Sommers had been employed as dean of the school of education […]

by · September 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
A first generation college student, Lightfoot never thought her career would include higher education. Photo provided by Adam Perry.

Connie Lightfoot Retires

Dean of the school of social sciences, education and business empowered women in leadership on campus By Annabelle Blair | Echo “I really hope students consider what God’s plan is for them, not just with personal relationships but to be used in a profession or leadership role.” Along with her […]

by · May 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
The fair offers resources for families and teachers.

Taylor to host Autism Family Fun Fair

Grant County Special Education Co-operative teams up with the education departmentBy Anna Oelerich | Contributor On Tuesday, Taylor’s education department will host its second annual Family Fun Fair for children with autism spectrum disorder as well as their families. The event is the result of an ongoing partnership with the […]

by · April 15, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Walking through “No Man’s Land”

Walking through “No Man’s Land”

The senior art exhibition will begin with an open reception this Friday.  By Becca Eis | Contributor When the seniors from the art department sat down to determine a theme for this year’s exhibition, they realized it would be difficult to unify their individual styles. The artists worked in many different […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Nimmer said her guide dog has been her “steady, stable partner" since July.

Not your average teacher

Indiana’s 2015 Teacher of the Year visits campusBy Becca Robb | Echo   Kathy Nimmer wasn’t born blind. She wasn’t blind when she learned to write or when she first dreamed of becoming a teacher. And losing her sight while she was in second grade didn’t stop her from realizing […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News