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Writing Center builds scholarly writers

A growing academic experience for students and consultantsBy: Chrishauna Curry | Echo The Writing Center allows students at Taylor to join the scholarly conversation. Writing Center consultations can consist of brainstorming ideas for papers, finding sources to support your ideas, developing outlines for papers, or annotating a reading. According to the […]

by · March 15, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Features
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Different voices come together in ‘Unvarnished’

‘Parnassus’ releases their 2019 journalBy Emily Pawlowski | Echo For 57 years, Taylor students have shared a platform for their writing and art. This week, that tradition continues with the official release of the 2019 edition of “Parnassus.” This year’s theme was “Unvarnished,” and students were encouraged to create pieces […]

by · March 1, 2019 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Junior Erica Bell won first prize in the OVC art contest. (Photograph provided by Jazmin Tuscani)

Learn the art of looking through the eyes of another

OVC art contest raises awarenessBy Elizabeth Hartmann | Echo Look and you will see the innocent, pleading eyes of children looking for love. Their voices speak through the artwork submitted to the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) art contest which will be on display in the Larita Boren Campus Center until […]

by · November 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
Dr. Spiegel advocates for Res Publica

The Res Publica resumed

The conservative voice speaks againJames Spiegel | Contributor In his classic work On Liberty, John Stuart Mill notes that essential to the search for truth is that a person keep “his mind open to criticism of his opinions.” He adds that, “the steady habit of correcting and completing his own […]

by · October 26, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Junior Justin Chapman stands outside the University Press building on campus.

Newspaper business harder than it seems

Pros give what they look for in internsBy Justin Chapman | Contributor Running stories in the newspaper business can be summed up in one word: repetition. Whether a writer is experienced or a beginner, Russ Pulliam, an opinions columnist at the IndyStar, said putting in reps at writing news stories […]

by · September 14, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
Director of the Writing Center and Associate Professor of English Julie Moore published her first poem in 2004 after experiencing a season of illness. (Photograph by Ellie Bookmyer)

‘Full Worm Moon’ rising

English professor shares her heart behind new bookBy Kassidy Hall | Echo Full worm moon. The term refers to the first full moon in the month of March and is additionally the name of a book of poetry recently published by Julie Moore, director of the Writing Center and associate […]

by · April 13, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · Features
(L to R) Seniors Sarah Davis and Mary Anleitner are relieved by sharing their reflections on the English Relief Journal. (Photograph by Riley Hochstetler)

Bringing Relief journal to campus

Taylor professor and students contributeBy Caroline Shapley | Contributor A national literary journal, Relief, is housed within the Taylor English department. Daniel Bowman Jr., associate professor of English, is the editor-in-chief and publisher of Relief. Bowman became involved with Relief when the journal was still being published in Chicago. His […]

by · March 9, 2018 · Comments are Disabled · News
The write profession

The write profession

Alumni writing majors tell how they use skills they learned in their fieldsBy Hope Bolinger | Echo  You’re a writing major? Do you have a backup plan? Does typing words actually pay these days? What are you going to do with that? Do you plan to go into editing? Will you […]

by · November 4, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Features
Professional Writing students and alumni attended and served on faculty and staff. (L to R) Ryan O’Malley (’16), Drew Neuenschwander (’13), senior Brian Branscum, Kathleen O’Malley (’16), Katelyn Bolds (’15), Alexandra Mellen (’14), Andrea Gregory (’16), Rebekah Blomenberg (’11), Amy Green (13), Nichole Parks (’15), Estee Wells Zandee (’14), Katie Long (’13). (Provided by Linda Taylor)

Learning from the professionals

Taylor’s professional writing program plans for next summer’s writing conferenceBy Laura Koenig | Echo  Taylor University’s professional writing program hosted its first annual writing conference on Aug. 5–6, 2016 and new plans are already brewing for next year’s conference. Over 100 registrants and 25 faculty and staff made their way […]

by · September 16, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment
From script to screen

From script to screen

Screenwriter Bill Myers instructs class over J-termBy Laura Koenig | The Echo In his youth, he dreamed about becoming a dentist. But God soon led Hollywood scriptwriter and best-selling author Bill Myers to a different career— film directing. Now, his name is on the covers of multiple books and in […]

by · February 5, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Arts & Entertainment