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Former first lady and ’68 Taylor alumnus Marylou Habecker visited Taylor campus last Wednesday, and she will be back on campus again for Commencement.

Marylou Habecker to receive honorary doctorate

Former first lady of Taylor will be honored at commencementBy Marian Douglas | Echo When Marylou Habecker received an email from Taylor University announcing the recipient of an honorary degree, she had no idea that she was the one Taylor planned to honor. “I saw the subject and thought, ‘How […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Grace Roselyn Kerlin (Middle) with Marylou and Eugene Habecker at the Kerlin Award ceremony in 2016.

Remembering Rosie

Taylor celebrates the life of Grace Roselyn Kerlin, visionary and friendBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Contributor This week, Taylor University remembers the life of former Chairwoman of Board of Trustees Grace Roselyn Kerlin (’55), or “Rosie,” who died Friday, April 21, after a battle with leukemia. Kerlin, the first female […]

by · April 28, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Time is never a guarantee. (Photo by Natalie Nohr)

Brevity and beauty

The challenge of remembrance By Natalie Nohr | Contributor As I interviewed the Habeckers, sitting across the hardwood table from them, my last question hung in the air: “What would your hopes be for this memorial week?” I wanted to put my finger on how to share this accident with […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Students gathered to comfort each other after the tragedy. (Photo provided by Michael Conroy of Associated Press)

Taylor community remembers van accident

Holding onto hope, recognizing time is no guaranteeBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor Tuesday, April 26, 2016 marks the 10th year since the day Taylor’s community lost five of its members: Laura Van Ryn, Brad Larson, Betsy Smith, Laurel Erb and Monica Felver. “There were two phases in our lives, the […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Memorial Prayer Chapel was built to commemorate the lives of those lost in the tragedy.

Comfort in community

Taylor supports and is supported by surrounding schoolsBy Becca Robb | Echo In times of deep difficulty, Taylor and like-minded schools come together as a family. From providing buses and offering catering services, schools like Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) and Anderson University offered comfort to Taylor amid the tragedy. In […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor grieves with Manchester University after fatal I-69 crash

Taylor grieves with Manchester University after fatal I-69 crash

Crash claims lives of three Manchester University studentsBy Natalie Nohr | Echo Early Sunday morning, seven students finished a visit with friends from Taylor and Ball State, then headed back home to Manchester University. Three of those students never made it to Manchester’s campus. According to Director of Media Relations […]

by · February 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana, News
Gene and Marylou Habecker met at Taylor. Above they are pictured as newlyweds.

Marry Me, Marylou

Where it all beganBy Brianna Kudisch | Echo It all started with an open seat at dinner. One open seat that would lead to 48 years of marriage filled with love, laughter, tears and the mundane circumstances of life. Marylou (Napolitano) Habecker (‘68) first met Gene Habecker (‘68) at Taylor, […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
The Habeckers survey a gingerbread house in Dec. 2010

Goodbye, Holipalooza

A History of post-Silent Night traditions with the president and first ladyBy Annabelle Blair | Contributor Friends and fans will flock to the Euler Atrium following Silent Night on Friday for the last “Habecker’s Holipalooza,” an annual event celebrating cherished Christmas traditions with the president and first lady. With each […]

by · December 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News
Habeckers light Upland's Christmas tree

Habeckers bring light to Upland

Depot Tree-Lighting ceremony honors Taylor’s president and first lady By Natalie Nohr | Contributor President Eugene Habecker and First Lady Marylou Habecker will light the Christmas tree at the Upland Depot Tree-Lighting ceremony on Sunday at 5 p.m. at the town depot. Along with the tree-lighting and a Santa Claus […]

by · December 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News
Takes team to make transition

Takes team to make transition

The Presidential Search Committee has hired an executive search firmBy Becca Robb | Echo It takes 11 people to replace President Eugene Habecker. The Presidential Search Committee is comprised of 11 board members, alumni, faculty and staff. They have met twice in the spring to set goals and plan to […]

by · September 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News