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A fond farewell to faculty

Honoring our retiring professorsBy Becca Eis & Kassidy Hall | Echo Al Harrison Originally intending to be a high school band director, Al Harrison will retire this May after 39 years as a professor. After completing his master’s degree at University of Illinois, one of his advisors encouraged him to interview for […]

by · May 11, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Polished owner Danny Dang sits at one of two nail counters at his store. Not pictured are the pedicure stations and multitude of nail polish colors. (Photograph provided by Katherine Upton)

Upland business gets a fresh coat of polish

A look at a local nail salonBy Katherine Upton | Contributor Fourteen years ago, Polished owner Danny Dang wanted a change. So, he left a tire shop in California to begin a new chapter in the cornfields of southern Indiana. Soon, he came to appreciate the slower pace of life. […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Senior Lilly Burton wrapped up her 20-week training regimen with a short run on Taylor’s campus this past week. (Photograph by Tim Hudson)

Finishing strong: Two halves make a whole

Senior reflects on Indy Mini experienceKatie O’Connor | Echo Chatter softens to a whisper and the gunshot sounds, signaling the start of what thousands spent months preparing for. Senior Lilly Burton had three things on her “Taylor bucket list” when she first arrived as a freshman: she wanted to travel to […]

by · May 4, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Every year, anxious freshman that have just completed the awk-walk are greeted by Baljinder Singh as they enter his Marathon gas station. (Photograph by Alicia Garnache)

Baljinder Singh: From India to Indiana

A look into the life of a local gas station ownerBy Kassidy Hall | Echo Eight years ago, Baljinder Singh moved from the country of India to the state of Indiana. Singh, known as Balli to most, now owns and manages the Marathon gas station in Upland. He works seven days […]

by · April 27, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The cow creamer collection has a wide variety, including pieces spanning three centuries and three continents. (Photograph by Kassie Joviak)

From the archives: Cow creamer collection

From the archives: Cow creamer collectionBy Becca Eis | Echo Hundreds of bottles of coffee creamers are used by the Taylor student population each year, but it is unlikely that many have used a cow creamer when doctoring up their beverage of choice. Fitting to the cornfields of Upland, Indiana, […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Earth and environmental science department chair and professor of earth and environmental science Michael Guebert has worked to ensure high water quality for Taylor and the town of Upland. (Photograph by Tim Hudson)

Examining environmental endeavors

Guebert and Grabowski impact global changeBy Kassidy Hall | Staff Writer For Michael Guebert, earth and environmental science department chair and professor of earth and environmental science, it was Boy Scouts that started his passion for the outdoors at a young age. However, it was his wife that turned him […]

by · April 20, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Iris Abbey, Taylor’s oldest alumni, provided the Ringenberg Archives and Special Collections with her copy of the T.U. Cook Book published in December 1914. (Photograph provided by Ringenberg Archives and Special Collections)

From the archives: Referenced recipes

A tasting of Taylor’s oldest ingredientsBy Becca Eis | Echo “The Famous Taylor University Bean Salad: A can of red kidney beans, add some mayonnaise dressing, a few sliced hard boiled eggs, a few thinly sliced cucumber pickles.” Never seen it in the Hudson Dining Commons? That’s because it’s from […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor of English Julie Moore published her first poem in 2004 after experiencing a season of illness. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

‘Full Worm Moon’ rising

English professor shares her heart behind new bookBy Kassidy Hall | Echo Full worm moon. The term refers to the first full moon in the month of March and is additionally the name of a book of poetry recently published by Julie Moore, director of the Writing Center and associate […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Jesse Brown, dean of students, checks on his bees’ development. Brown currently observes two hives of his own. (Photograph provided by Jesse Brown)

Passion for pollination

Jesse Brown connects beekeeping and faithBy Erica Morman & Becca Eis | Echo For most, honeybees evoke fear, but for Dean of Students Jesse Brown, the contrary occurs. Brown began beekeeping in the spring of 2016 after reading a book titled “A Beekeeper’s Lament.” This book covered the stories of […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Pictured in his uniform, Harbin stands along the Suez Canal in Egypt where he was a part of the mine-clearance operation after the 1973 “October War.” The ship in the background was scuttled by the Egyptians to block the canal during the war. (Photograph provided by Michael Harbin)

Study, serve and stand firm like a sailor

A look into Michael Harbin’s time in the NavyBy Jed Barber | Contributor Faith, family and learning: one man balanced it all in the midst of military service. The chair of Taylor University’s Biblical Studies, Christian Ministries and Philosophy department and Professor of Biblical Studies has the bearing of a […]

by · April 6, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features