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Taylor students enjoy studying abroad in many different locations.
Photo provided by Rachel O'Connor

Making the most of a study abroad experience

Insights from the Intercultural Research TeamBy Rachel O’Connor | Contributor According to the 2018 Open Doors survey, Taylor University is ranked fifth on the list of baccalaureate colleges leading the nation in study abroad programs. After spending even a short amount of time at Taylor, it is clear that intercultural […]

by · December 7, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Lasting Impact of Lighthouse trips

Lasting Impact of Lighthouse trips

New research shows long-term benefits By Kelly Sisson | Contributor Have you ever gone on a Lighthouse trip? Taylor has a robust and impactful Lighthouse program, and research shows that this impact has lasting effects far beyond the time of the trip. Two Taylor alumni (2015), Dominique Burrows and Andrew […]

by · November 16, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
“[Theater] is mostly about playwrights exploring and talking about and writing about the human condition. And that’s what draws me to it. That’s why I love it.” –Brandt Maina

Humans of Taylor U

When real experiences are embodied on stageBy Carly Wheeler | Contributor “A man lives alone in Alaska. In the winter, a woman comes running in a wedding dress. The interaction he has with the woman, who has obviously run away from her wedding and is mentally distraught — and the […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Taylor’s Intercultural Research Team gathers data

Taylor’s Intercultural Research Team gathers data

The people behind the surveysBy Rachel O’Connor | Contributor Have you ever wondered why you take a survey before and after a Lighthouse trip? Or been curious about who interviews you after you study abroad? Taylor’s Intercultural Research Team is responsible for both. The team collects data from students who […]

by · October 12, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Sophomore Chloe Sohmer uses a fan to cool down inside Olson Hall.

Our View: Facebook commenters need to cool it

Research supports adding air conditioningBy The Echo Editorial Board The Echo Editorial Board consists of Co-Editor in Chief Chrysa Keenon, Co-Editor in Chief Gabby Carlson, Opinions Editor Drew Shriner, Features Editor Grace Hooley, News Co-Editor Rayce Patterson and News Co-Editor Holly Gaskill. Hope Bolinger’s article entitled “Taylor University needs to […]

by · October 2, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Bob Aronson, director and associate professor of the public health program, enjoys mentoring both college and high school students, which is at the heart of this research project. (Provided by Bob Aronson)

Creating change through community research

Bob Aronson leads public health projectBy Kassidy Hall | Echo Bob Aronson, director and associate professor of the public health program, moved to Marion, Indiana, because everybody told him not to. Despite the objections, he quickly immersed himself into his community. Initially, Aronson was not drawn to a job in […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Kathy Bruner, assistant professor of media communication, finishing her master’s degree in Filmmaking at Vermont College of Fine Arts (photo provided by Kathy Bruner).

(Re)searching for summer

A look ahead to summer research projects on campusBy Hope Bollinger | Echo For most students, research projects end during finals week, but during the last week of May, some students and faculty will start summer-long research projects at Taylor. Jessica Vanderploeg, assistant professor of biology, will stare at fruit flies […]

by · April 21, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The art of slowing down

The art of slowing down

Lessons I learned from doing a research project without technologyBy Cassidy Grom | Echo Last semester, I decided my life was being frittered away. Henry David Thoreau said the solution to a life being wasted away little by little was to “Simplify, simplify.” So I did. I decided to prepare and present […]

by · April 1, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Taylor Hughes, Nicole Walker, Charlie Richert, Lauren Pfeifer and Courtney Selle presented their research in Ayres last night.

Pre-K partnerships

Research team examines early childhood education in Grant CountyBy Wren Haynes | Echo Some of us spent this past summer in internships, at camps or hanging out at home with friends. But for several Taylor students, this summer was an opportunity to perform in-depth research on early childhood education in Grant […]

by · November 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · News