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New dean Rhoda Sommers has served as faculty in several overseas positions
Photo provided by Rhoda Sommers

New dean to join Taylor

Taylor University welcomes Rhoda Sommers, Ph.D.By Brecken Mumford | Contributor Taylor University welcomes Rhoda Sommers as the new dean of the school of social sciences, business and education. She will assume the position on July 1, 2016. Sommers currently serves as the dean of the school of education and human development […]

by · March 11, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News

The Delight Life

A new women’s ministry begins on campusBrianna Kudisch | Echo Vulnerability. This is the central focus of Delight, a women’s ministry with a brand-new chapter on Taylor’s campus. Launched this semester by sophomore Olivia Williams, Delight seeks to inspire a new sense of community within college campuses across the country. The […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Like the wind that blows through campus, the UPR had positive and negative effects.

Taylor Responds to the University Program Review

The UPR evokes a whirlwind of responses from the Taylor community  The wind that rips through campus is a pervasive reality at Taylor University, knocking students off sidewalks and leaving everyone’s hair tousled. But the wind has its upside too: students can windsurf on longboards and the turbines create renewable […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · News
Moshier answered some but not all questions.

Communication without clarity

Taylor’s administration missed an opportunity to address campus’ concernsBy Julia Oller | Echo Over the past week, a cloud has settled over campus, and its shape closely resembles the letters U, P and R. Rumors surrounding the University Program Review (UPR) fell like fat raindrops several days before the official unveiling, […]

by · March 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Review results in program changes

Review results in program changes

Julia Oller and Chris Yingling | Echo

by · February 26, 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
With so many outreach options, picking one is overwhelming.

Easing the guilt

Community outreach outside the Taylor communityBy Rebecca A. Schriner | Echo Turn time back to Friday, Feb. 12—Community Outreach Chapel. This once-a-semester chapel session “encourages” students to join community involvement groups, such as Basics, ReaLife and Red Barn. I did not feel encouraged. Despite Jeffry Cramer’s anti-guilt message, I left that […]

by · February 26, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Though some panicked about rumoured whooping cough cases at Taylor, only two students have been diagnosed.

Whoop-dee-doo

Cases of whooping cough surface after students traveled abroadBy Becca Robb | Echo Two students who took the Italian Cultural Legacy Honors trip over J-term returned stateside with an unexpected souvenir—whooping cough. Whooping cough (known medically as pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection, according to the Mayo Clinic. […]

by · February 19, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · 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 Grant County Mayhem celebrate their 40–18 win.

Taylor Hosts Annual Special Olympics

Teams packed into the KSAC SaturdayBy Cassidy Grom | Echo Squeak, squeak, swish. The sounds of vigorous games of basketball reverberated off the walls of the KSAC on Saturday. Flashes of red, black and blue jerseys wove around stationary volunteers clad in neon orange t-shirts. It was the day of […]

by · February 12, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Basketball, Local/Indiana, News