5/16/2023, 12:00am

Claire Nieshalla: road to commencement

Various experiences, positions, internships, challenges and successes have led senior Claire Nieshalla to her approaching graduation. Chosen as this year’s student commencement speaker, Nieshalla — a public relations major and soccer player — has found joy and honor in the speech preparation process and is looking forward to sharing with her fellow seniors.

5/9/2023, 12:00am

Mainstage entertains campus with music-oriented events

What’s not to love about music and dance? The sounds that fly across the audience to give you a taste of life’s nightly flavors, and our expression of the passion for life is the dance of the moment.  Fortunately, our university has the opportunity to relish these special events, and who does it have to thank? Taylor’s Mainstage!

5/8/2023, 12:00am

Jim Garringer: The man behind the lens

Commencement, precedents, colorations, sporting events and chapels — all photographed by one man. Jim Garringer has spent the past 37 years documenting every event and change on Taylor's campus. 

5/2/2023, 12:00am

Freshman Aspen Postma explores self-expression through art

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words — but how many pictures does it take to communicate your true identity?  For Aspen Postma, a freshman artist transitioning from a major in art education to pre-art therapy, the answer was 12. One dozen art pieces. One dozen attempts at learning the meaning of self-expression.

5/2/2023, 12:00am

Austin Layton: journey to med school

Senior Austin Layton will wrap up his time at Taylor this May as a pre-med biology major with a minor in Spanish.   Layton hopes to work in pediatrics and ideally partner with his twin brother, senior Brayden Layton. His fascination with anatomy began when his parents told him about the miraculous event of his birth. 

4/25/2023, 12:00am

Bekah Hynson: planting the seeds of sustainable development

Growing up in PeachTree City, Georgia, senior Bekah Hynson and her six siblings often visited their grandma’s house to help out with yard work and gardening. Through these visits, she learned a lot about the process of caring for nature. It was in these moments that her initial love for the outdoors sprouted.

4/24/2023, 12:00am

Grabowski promotes love for the Earth

Committing his life to the pursuit of sustainability, Phil Grabowski is an assistant professor of sustainable development at Taylor University.  From a young age, Grabowski was drawn to the outdoors and grew to love all aspects of nature. 

4/17/2023, 4:14pm

Jeff Cramer: reflections and renewal

“The older you get, the more you start to realize that your life only makes sense looking backwards,” Jeff Cramer said. Yet as the man of many hats prepares to take on a new role in life, he’s found there’s also a sense of anticipation and renewal that comes from this season of transition.

4/3/2023, 4:24pm

Women in STEM: Seniors share math, science experience

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is an area of learning that is known for its difficulty and rigor — making those pursuing a degree in such fields examples of true dedication.  In the throes of Women's History Month, two senior women share their experiences as STEM-related majors at Taylor University. 

3/14/2023, 12:00am

Spanish Club presents opportunity for culture, conversation

There’s something life-giving about sharing cultures through conversation. The warmth of a meal. The richness of a language. The context of an idiom that is otherwise lost on a non-native speaker. There’s beauty in it all, and it has a practicality that has brought new meaning to an old hobby for junior Janie Lee Allen. 

3/8/2023, 12:00am

Rhona Murungi: Uganda to America

From Uganda to America, Rhona Murungi's (‘10) life is marked by God's provision.  "Looking back for me, I see God's hand at work,” Murungi said. “God connecting so many dots to the point where if you took one dot out the whole thing would collapse."

3/2/2023, 12:00am

Charlie Brainer inspires a love of culture

“When you make a friendship in another culture, you really begin to value that culture and in a much deeper and meaningful way,” Charlie Brainer said. As the dean of international programs, higher education adjunct faculty and director of Spencer Centre for Global Engagement, Brainer has had the opportunity to share his passion for global engagement with students, faculty and others.

2/23/2023, 12:00am

J-term: teaching English in Indonesia

This J-term, many students had the opportunity to visit various locations across the globe. From Belize to Ireland to Greece to Kenya (and other locations), Taylor students and faculty gained unique cultural experiences filled with learning and excitement.