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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Monday, May 20, 2024
The Echo



The RedBarn: Ministry serves Upland


Troy and Liz Shockey embody the word “hospitality.” Together, the Upland-based couple have embraced leadership of The RedBarn, an after-school ministry for Eastbrook students grades 6-12.


Swallow Robin: beyond the bathtubs


Tucked away on the far north side of campus sits the smallest, oldest, quirkiest and, perhaps, most mysterious of residence halls. Some know the dorm by its famous tradition, “Swalloween,” others by the moon-shaped window that glistens at the top of the building and many by its notorious bathtubs.

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Russell, Yoder share vision for WTUR


WTUR is committed to embracing their mission as boldly in real life as it is displayed across their website: “We strive to provide a professional and positive voice for Taylor University, integrating Christian faith and culture.”

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Reed Spencer balances teaching and life with newborn twins


Dr. Reed Spencer has found empowerment in what he’s declared “The Year of Delegation.” This is Spencer’s 4th year in his position as assistant professor of music and director of choral ensembles. However, he is not new to the Taylor community. 

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Peterson, Twigg share Lifeline impact


As Taylor alumnus Irv Polk (‘63) lay sick on his hospital bed, the last words he spoke to his friend and coworker Darrell Peterson were, “Don’t let it die, don’t let it die.”


Stepping into a college classroom


Freshman orientation is over.  Parents have gone home, you’ve survived the first night in a dorm and you’re beginning to figure out the college routine. Beyond sleep deprivation and the ongoing battle to remember new names and faces, there’s only one frontier left unconquered: the classroom.

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New hall directors join dorm legacies


Stepping into the position of hall director at Taylor is no ordinary task.  The role comes with the responsibility of carrying on a legacy and set of residence life traditions that make each dorm unique.

Huseman has put together a number of impressive seasons in his baseball career.

Huseman follows an unexpected path


“I said, word for word, you will never see me as a MAHE student,” senior Noah Huseman said. “Two months later, I applied to MAHE.” These kinds of unexpected switch-ups aren’t uncommon occurrences for the fifth-year senior. His time at Taylor has been defined by doors opening and closing, even when it isn’t obvious. 

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Faded tradition revisited by Taylor alumnus


Tom Shevlot (‘84) was digging through an old file when he noticed an old photograph back from his time at Taylor University in the 1980s. He’s in it, and so are his buddies. His eyes go straight to the object that one of his other friends is holding: a children’s ride-on horse.


Halbrook distinguished chair retires from position


Halbrook Distinguished Chair of Government, Abby Kuzma, will be retiring at the end of the semester after an impressive, decades-spanning career advocating for the victims of human trafficking, immigrants and asylum-seekers. 

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A new community buzzes on campus


A community is only as strong as its buzz, and bees do this best. Since the earliest civilizations known to man, these honey producing insects have been silently showing their importance to not only the landscape, but the economy.