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The United Methodist Church has been become Taylor property through the exchange of $1. (Photograph by Ellie Hotchstetler)

Taylor purchases a church for $1

Historic Upland brick church newest to Taylor CommunityBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo Taylor University and Upland United Methodist Church (UMC) have agreed to a sale of the historic brick UMC building to Taylor for $1. According to UMC Pastor Rob Neel and Taylor’s Special Assistant to the President Ron […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Director of the Calling and Career Office Jeff Aupperle is ready to hear contestants’ pitches for the 2017 Shark Tank.  (Photograph by Ruth Orellana)

Circling like sharks

Promising Venture’s Shark TankBy Andrew Shriner | Contributor In Promising Ventures’ fourth annual “Shark Tank,” Taylor’s brightest entrepreneurs are hopeful to win a share of the $5,000 prize. Promising Ventures, a program created to encourage student entrepreneurship, and Shark Tank began in 2013 when the Calling and Career Office received […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
This little Indiana town is what some warmly call home. (Photograph by Hannah Bolds)

Townies and Trojans Series: Hometown relations

By Chrysa Keenon | Echo For many students, staying in Upland is just a pitstop on a coming-of-age journey. While some might not consider or hold value to the cornfields surrounding Taylor, there are many in the community who know it as home. Jay Ross is one of those people. He […]

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This chart explains the different areas of the Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County initiative. (Photograph provided by Cathy Weatherspoon)

Together, we Thrive

Thriving Families, Thriving Grant CountyBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo The Thriving Families, Thriving Grant County initiative is a community-based program to help Grant County evolve. The program partners with members of the Grant County community to create a better environment to live in overall. The initiative came to be almost […]

by · November 3, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Dr. Jacob Kendall, Sydney Wagoner, Grace Elenbaas, Cathy Weatherspoon, Rachel Houck and Michaela Shake celebrate their grant approval in Marion (Photograph provided by Grace Elenbaas)

A great grant for Grant county

$10,000 grant awarded to beautify Marion By Gabby Carlson | Echo Last week, four social work majors wrote a grant to enable the beautification of the Marion downtown district. The group received a $10,000 grant for a project that will ultimately cost around $100,000. Their grant pays for a corner […]

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Christina Brandsma has been working on WOPRO's event, "Stand up for your Sibling since the beginning of the semester. (Photograph by Ruth Flores Orellana)

Stand up for your sibling

Making a difference, one stance at a timeBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Women’s Programming (WOPRO) is putting on an event for everyone. Man or woman, Stand up for your Sibling is something you don’t want to miss. The event is being held on Nov. 9 from 8–9:30 p.m. in Rediger […]

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The Indiana Conference for Women is a place for females with entrepreneurial spirit to connect and come together. (Photograph provided by Indiana Conference for Women)

Business pitching like a boss

Upcoming female entrepreneur conferenceBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo On Nov. 7, in the Indiana Conference Center in Indianapolis, finalists of The Startup Ladies and the Indiana Conference for Women’s annual pitch competition for female aspiring entrepreneurs will present to attendees and network with existing businesses at the 2017 Indiana […]

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Taylor was ranked fifth for online colleges by SR Education group. (Photograph provided by SR Education Group)

Ranked top 5

Taylor ranked fifth for online collegesBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Taylor University was ranked fifth for 2018’s best online colleges according to Of the 42 schools considered, Taylor was ranked fifth because of their online affordability and high academic standards. Taylor offers three online associate’s degree programs: associate’s in […]

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The Chick-fil-A cow started its kindergarten experience this year at Eastbrook Elementary by reading to the children weekly. Photograph provided by Andrea Shively

Students reading with the cow

Chick-fil-A adopts a class in the communityBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Chick-fil-A recently adopted a kindergarten class at Eastbrook South Elementary. The adoption offers weekly readings by employees, toy donations and visits from a costumed Chick-fil-A cow. The idea for adoption came from Brenda Christian, retail manager for Chick-fil-A. She […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Resident pastor at College Wesleyan Church (CWC) Logan Hoffman and Professor of Sociology Michael Jessup hold question and answer sessions with students.
Photograph by Chrysa Keenon

Let’s talk about it

Campus conversations about DACABy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Yesterday evening, a conversation about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was held in the campus center. The DACA initiative started in 2012 under President Obama. It protects immigrants who were brought to America illegally as minors from immediate deportation. These minors […]

by · October 27, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News