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Students volunteer with Special Olympics

Students volunteer with Special Olympics

College students swim alongside people with intellectual disabilitiesBy Kamryn Koble | Echo Each week students from the universities in Grant County volunteer with Special Olympics, where they swim alongside athletes whose different circumstances give them unique stories and experiences. “Grant County Special Olympics is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round […]

by · February 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Participants in the Walk-A-Mile event walk to help the homeless

Walk in their shoes

Event to support Marion homeless sheltersBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo A warm bed, a car, a coat, a quick walk to a medical facility. These are all things that can be taken for granted when forgetting the privileges we have as college students. The Grant County Walk-A-Mile event offers an […]

by · February 8, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Plunging into the community

Plunging into the community

One of Welcome Weekend’s most beloved traditionsBy Lauren Rink | Echo Community Plunge is an annual Welcome Weekend event that encourages students and faculty from Taylor to help out in the Upland community. This event is designed to bring the Taylor community and the Upland community together for a common goal. […]

by · August 31, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times

Building bridges

Bridge festival fosters community connectionBy Megan Herrema | Echo This weekend, the Matthews Lions Club will host its 46th Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival next to the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County. According to Festival Chairman Roger Richards, over 10,000 people attend the festival each year. “It brings the […]

by · September 8, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Local/Indiana