Darin Jordan


Changes made to Taylor’s mission statement

The mission of Taylor University is to develop servant leaders marked with a passion to minister Christ’s redemptive love and truth to a world in need. This was Taylor’s mission statement up until this summer. As part of Taylor’s five year plan the mission statement was reviewed and two changes were made at the beginning of this semester.

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.” 

High school summer program preparation is underway

 Every year Taylor holds multiple summer programs for high schoolers to come and get a taste of college life including Summer Institute, formerly known as CRAM and Summer Honors, Academic Summer camps and Empower. 

Taylor holds week of prayer

Every year Taylor holds the As We Pray initiative, a week dedicated to prayer where parents and alumni pray for the community in specific ways. 

Spring break missions trips return

As COVID-19 travel restrictions begin to loosen, Taylor is adjusting and restarting their international travel programs like the Lighthouse Programs.