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After serving Indiana Wesleyan University as a professor of biology, Grace Ju Miller is welcomed to Taylor as the new dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. (Photograph provided by Grace Ju Miller)

Welcome Grace Ju Miller

Taylor welcomes new dean of the School of Natural and Applied SciencesBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo This June, Taylor University will welcome to campus the new dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Grace Ju Miller. Miller has a varied and experienced background in academic and leadership […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Students head to J-term classes in the cold and snowy conditions. (Photograph provided by Carsyn Reynolds)

Excused absence

Here’s what you might’ve missed on campus during J-termBy Braden Ochs and Hannah Stumpf | Echo — J-term Chapel During J-term, chapel speakers discussed the four stages of community: pseudo-community, chaos, emptiness and true community. The speakers on this subject included Jon Cavanagh, Dan Blosser, Scott Barrett and Wynn Coggin. […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Dashi Noodle Bar is a favorite among regular customers. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

Dashi (deli)mma

Dining Services sets the record straight about the new deli rumorsBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo For weeks there have been rumors about the Dashi Noodle Bar, one of the four stations in the LaRita Boren Campus Center, leaving and a deli coming into play. Dining Services staff address those […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Anything but silent

Anything but silent

Trojans move to 21–0 on Silent Night; defeat Great Lakes Christian 97–84By Justin Chapman | Echo Odle Arena is filled, the music is blaring, the students are chanting, Taylor’s men’s basketball team is throwing down dunks left and right during warmups. Silent Night is about to begin, and the 10th […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Men's Basketball, News, Photo Gallery, Sports
Junior Clementine Muteteri plays with a destressing toy the Counseling Center provided. (Photograph by Halie Owens)

De-stressing throughout dead week

Counseling Center organizes activities to help decrease stressBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo The Counseling Center organized multiple activities throughout dead week to help students reduce and manage stress and anxiety levels. The purpose of these week-long activities was to provide a space where students can engage in fun, grounding […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Echo staffers attended to Hoosier  State Press Association Newsroom Seminar and Awards Luncheon last Saturday. (Photograph provided by Photograph provided by Katherine Yeager)

The Echo wins two HSPA awards

By Chrysa Keenon | Echo Last weekend, the staff members of The Echo represented Taylor at the Hoosier State Press Association Newsroom Seminar and Awards Luncheon. Co-Editor in Chief Eric Andrews won second place in the Sports Writing category, and contributor and senior Becca Robb won third place in the Editorial/Opinion […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Joe on the Go is one of many Upland businesses to employ both IWU and Taylor students, such as IWU junior, Tirzah Bannach. (Photograph by Gabby Carlson)

Townies and Trojans: Part three

Local businesses give Taylor students opportunityBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Upland is a small town housing a small university. But how those stories connect is what matters. Taylor University boasts about 2,000 students and Upland has around 3,800 people according to Suburbanstats.org. When it comes to small towns, getting involved […]

by · December 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Lighthouse J-term teams will be commissioned to go overseas by their peers next Sunday. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

A ship set to sail

Lighthouse teams to be commissionedBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo On Dec. 10, all five Lighthouse teams will be commissioned to serve in Czech Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Spain and Southeast Asia (SEA) in January. “Just as a brand new ship is ready to set sail, it is commissioned, so are […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Bree researches each story for her column, heartbeat by heartbeat. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Bree’s Beat

Eruption results in emergency evacuationBy Bree Bailey | Contributor The Indonesian island of Bali is a well known vacation getaway. However, this week, rather than maps for tourists, they are distributing masks for locals. Ash filled the air as Mt. Agung erupted on Saturday. Authorities issued the highest-level warning possible […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Sophomores Leah Metzger and Josie Luptak, junior Crysta Haynes, and senior Kaylise Taylor stand in front of the Upland Christmas tree that will be lit this Sunday in Depot Park.
(Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

25 years of Christmas

Upland’s annual Christmas tree lighting happens this weekendBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo On Dec. 3, Upland will host the 25th annual Christmas tree lighting. The lighting will take place in Depot Park, followed by a downtown open house which includes children’s crafts, snacks, music and an artisan fair. According to […]

by · December 1, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News