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Communities come together in Take it to the Hoop

Taylor hosts Special Olympics basketball tournamentBy Natalie Nohr | Contributor The KSAC bustled with the energy of 350 athletes and their families, supported by approximately 150 Taylor student volunteers at Take it to the Hoop, an annual Special Olympics basketball tournament. The tournament ran for over 13 hours, with the help […]

by · February 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Morley has served for over 17 years in student development. (Photo by Elyse Horb)

Fond farewells

Dean of students accepts new positionBy Megan Herrema | Echo   After over 17 years of service in student development, Steve Morley will relinquish his role as dean of students to accept a new position at a higher education consulting firm in North Carolina. According to colleague Drew Moser, dean of […]

by · December 9, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor Dining Commons employee found dead

Taylor Dining Commons employee found dead

University sources say death was unexpectedAt 4:05 p.m. today, Vice President for Student Development Skip Trudeau announced to the Taylor community that Cindy McWhirt was found dead. McWhirt was a member of Taylor’s dining staff. She often worked at the top of the DC, greeting students and scanning their ID […]

by · October 31, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Last year’s sale raised $2,600, which is almost enough to sponsor two kids to attend Lift.

Back to the Haak

Sale behind the Haak to benefit Lift By Becca Robb | Echo  Bring them your mugs, your lamps, your dusty paintings yearning to breathe free. Next Saturday, the Haak is hosting a sale to benefit Lift, a local organization that works to enrich the lives of students at Eastbrook South. […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Preliminary statistics from the Senior Exit Survey. (Designed by Matthew Morse.)

A 170-year legacy

Meet the graduating class of ’16By Katherine Yeager | Contributor  From Pick-a-Dates to Airband, O-Groups to Senior Seminar, Taylor memories will fly through the 2016 graduates’ brains at lightning speed as they turn their tassels May 21. The preliminary results from senior surveys as well as reflections from students and […]

by · May 6, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
The group toured the New York Stock Exchange, compliments of a Taylor alumnus who won a visit on a charity auction (Provided by Scott Adams)

Business students visit NYC

Taylor business and finance students visit New York Stock ExchangeBy Brecken Mumford | Contributor  Business professor Scott Adams and seven business and finance students recently made a trip to New York City for Quinnipiac University’s annual Global Asset Management Education (Q G.A.M.E.) Forum. They had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour […]

by · April 29, 2016 · 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
Whitney (Cerak) Wheeler and her family, ten years following her involvement in tragic Taylor van accident.

Redefining Identity

Whitney Wheeler’s journey to restorationBy Gracie Fairfax | Echo Whitney (Cerak) Wheeler (‘09) recently returned from youth group, where she leads a group of fun, easily distracted middle school girls. Her three kids are now in bed and the house is quiet. As an army wife and the mother of […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Taylor students compete remotely in a computer hacking competition.

Capture the flag with a twist

CSE majors participate in online capture the flag competitionBy Brecken Mumford | Contributor Last Saturday, four Taylor teams competed remotely against other universities in a cybersecurity capture the flag competition hosted by Buena Vista University (BVU) in Storm Lake, Iowa. The four Taylor teams met in Euler 218/219 from 10:45 […]

by · April 22, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News, Science & Tech