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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Saturday, June 22, 2024
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Becca Eis


From the archives: Cow creamer collection

By Becca Eis | Echo Hundreds of bottles of coffee creamers are used by the Taylor student population each year, but it is unlikely that many have used a cow creamer when doctoring up their beverage of choice. Fitting to the cornfields of Upland, Indiana, the Ringenberg Archives and Special Collections ...


From the archives: Referenced recipes

By Becca Eis | Echo "The Famous Taylor University Bean Salad: A can of red kidney beans, add some mayonnaise dressing, a few sliced hard boiled eggs, a few thinly sliced cucumber pickles." Never seen it in the Hudson Dining Commons? That's because it's from a Taylor University cookbook of celebrated ...


Hospitable home turned bed and breakfast

By Becca Eis | Echo While driving from Taylor to Muncie, Indiana, one might notice a white farmhouse surrounded by pink barns, but few venture inside to discover a home full of history, character and hospitality. LaRita's Lodge, located just three miles from campus, is more than just a bed and breakfast. ...


Campus community spans cultural borders

By Becca Eis | Echo Each January, Taylor students travel around the world to experience different cultures. But what does it look like when students study abroad in Upland? Taylor University's Discover program invites a select group of students from Universidad del Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador, to our campus ...


Bringing hope and freedom to Blackford County

By Becca Eis | Echo Hope - it's something we all need, and Brian Blevins, general manager of Joe on the Go, brings it to the Blackford County community through his ministry called Hope House. Every Sunday at 6 p.m., around 50-75 people come together at Grace United Methodist Church (UMC) in Hartford ...


Leaders in love

By Becca Eis | Echo We all know the typical Taylor love story - the awkward first date, the DTR, the eventual proposal, the early marriage - but what we might not know is the love story of our President, P. Lowell Haines, and First Lady, Sherry Haines. Lowell and Sherry first started talking the second ...

Arts & Life

Animal associations

By Becca Eis | Echo Think of a fox. Words that come to mind might be sly, cunning and swift, but where do the associations between this animal and these characteristics come from? The answer to that question is explored in Assistant Professor of Art Jeremie Riggleman's artwork. Riggleman is interested ...


The Branch: More than just coffee dates

By Becca Eis | Echo When writing on his experience with coffee bars in Milan, Italy, Howard Schultz, former Starbucks CEO, said, "I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community." Taylor students across campus have adopted the phrase "coffee ...


Walking in a wooded wonderland

By Becca Eis | Echo Many Taylor students will say they appreciate the beauty of trees in the fall, but trees hold a special place in the heart of Ed Meadors, professor of biblical studies. Meadors began his own tree farm in 2008 after acquiring 25 acres south of Upland. He initially became interested ...

Arts & Life

The music of millennials

By Becca Eis | Echo TSO's Student Activities Council will put on their annual MyGen talent show tomorrow at 8:15 p.m. in Rediger Auditorium. One of Taylor's many traditions, MyGen allows students across campus to showcase their musical talents by performing songs written since the year the senior class ...

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Polished owner Danny Dang sits at one of two nail counters at his store. Not pictured are the pedicure stations and multitude of nail polish colors. (Photograph provided by Katherine Upton)

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