9/22/2022, 1:15pm

New face of Taylor University

On Aug. 15, 2021, Taylor University released a new athletic logo, resulting from a brand study conducted over the past year. “It is important that our imagery matches our personality. And that is the goal of this brand study, to articulate the personality of Taylor University and present that to the world,” Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Holly Whitby said.

9/22/2022, 9:45am

Jumping Bean under new ownership

In the early summer of 2022, Taylor’s local coffee shop The Jumping Bean found itself falling under new management: Parkhurst Dining.  David Manz, general manager of dining at Taylor University, has worked for Parkhurst Dining for 22 years. 

9/19/2022, 8:45am

University breaks ground on new academic building

Thursday, Sept. 1 marked the fulfillment of a dream for film professors John and Kathy Bruner as Taylor University broke ground on the new Horne Academic Center. The building, which is slated to open in fall of 2024, will serve as the new headquarters for the university’s film and media program. The building will consist of 45,000 square feet of space and will also serve as an entrepreneurial hub on campus. 

9/19/2022, 8:45am

Infrastructure changes reflect university ambitions

Renovations and infrastructure remodels initiated over the summer continue to impact social, academic and athletic spaces across campus. The ongoing face-lifts signify Taylor University’s desire to develop a physical environment that will positively shape students’ experiences. A letter from the President’s Office on Sept. 1 noted that nearly every corner of Taylor’s campus has been modified in recent months. Beyond their aesthetic value, these changes are consistent with the university’s new strategic plan, entitled: “Taylor Thrives: Sparking A Vibrant Future.”

9/19/2022, 8:42am

Taylor’s retention rate signifies positive experiences

Taylor University’s current 92% retention rate serves as a benchmark for students' experiences at Taylor. Rivaling the retention rates of prestigious schools, Taylor’s faculty continues to work to maintain that number before the freeze date in mid-September.  The retention rate demonstrates the percentage of students who stay enrolled after their first year in school. Although it is not yet finalized, the respective statistic for the freshman class of 2021 highlights many different things.

9/19/2022, 8:34am

Busy year for History Professor Benjamin Wetzel

The past several months have held several non-curricular activities for Taylor University’s Assistant Professor of History Benjamin Wetzel.  Last year, Wetzel’s book “Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit” was released. This summer, his book “American Crusades” was released. In August, Wetzel was asked to speak at the Carnegie Lecture Series at Marion Public Library, and in October Wetzel will be presented with the Theodore Roosevelt Association Book Prize for “Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit.” 

5/16/2022, 1:00pm

Spring awards announced

Annually, Taylor university honors senior student achievement through the announcement of department, service and speciality awards. Additionally, two faculty members are honored for their service to the university through the Burnworth Teaching Award and the Distinguished Professor Award. 

5/9/2022, 11:00am

Wetzel appears on C-SPAN

On February 21, Benjamin Wetzel, assistant professor of history, gave a lecture on the life and faith of former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt which was streamed on C-SPAN.

5/2/2022, 12:30pm

Choros survey prompts student discussion

Choros, a Taylor student discussion group that is reemerging after having dwindled during the pandemic, has dedicated this semester to listening to student perspectives on their experiences with gender and sexuality on campus based on discussions guided by recent survey results collected by the group.