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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Monday, May 20, 2024
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Madi Turpin

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IWU pastor faces grim diagnosis

On Sept. 27, 2019, Indiana Wesleyan University’s Dean of Chapel John Bray announced his retirement due to his recent diagnosis with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).Bray just finished his fifth year in this position, which is synonymous with campus pastor, and will be leaving Indiana Wesleyan (IWU) at the ...

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Watch for new badges and new faces

Keep a lookout for the new faces of officers Lauren Yeakle and Samuel Fowler, who joined the Taylor University Police Department this semester.  Yeakle has worked as a police officer for over a year, and Fowler has worked for the sheriff’s department since September 2018. Yeakle originally worked ...

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Following Christ’s heart to serve

What was originally a goal to teach English abroad morphed into a career in social work.Cathy Harner, professor of social work and director of social work education, said she stumbled upon the profession because her dream to teach English could not be carried out without the addition of another major. ...

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Passing of Sue Gavin

Sue Gavin, former director of the office of sponsored programs, passed away unexpectedly at Marion General Hospital on Dec. 19.Gavin worked as the director of the office of sponsored programs for 11 years, where she led research teams and helped push students to achieve their goals. Gavin, who had a ...

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TU honored for service to Ecuador

Representatives from medical foundation Fundación Hogar del Ecuador visited Taylor on Nov. 20 to recognize the 15-year relationship between the school and the city of Cuenca, Ecuador.“Taylor University is a practitioner of the principles of universal brotherhood,” the organization said in its letter ...


IFC puts on first ever fashion show

Lights, camera, fashion.The Integration of Faith and Culture (IFC) cabinet will be hosting their first ever fashion show, FABRICA, in the Euler atrium on Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. Senior Jake Vriezelaar, IFC president, said FABRICA is just another part of the IFC story.“IFC aims to engage with pop culture ...

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Faculty talk orphanages and OVC

On Oct. 25, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling released an article through TIME magazine stating that orphanages cause irreparable harm and should not be funded by the public.Rowling made a comment that institutionalization is among the worst things anyone could do to a child, and wishes to release children ...

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Tony Dungy to visit Taylor

NFL Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy is scheduled to speak in chapel on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. Pro Football Hall of Fame said Dungy began his NFL coaching career for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1981, and in 1984 became their defensive coordinator. He was the defensive backs coach for the Kansas City ...


Abby Kuzma brings D.C. to TU

Abigail Kuzma, Halbrook Distinguished Chair of Government, thought her career in government was over after she left Capitol Hill in 1989, but the Lord had other plans.Kuzma joined Taylor’s faculty this semester. She hopes while she is here, she will be able to encourage students to understand the ...

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Sky News anchor David Blevins speaks to journalism class

David Blevins, senior Ireland correspondent for Sky News in the UK, visited Taylor on Oct. 10, bringing a message about the changing world of journalism to students.Blevins has worked at Sky News for 23 years as a both a reporter and broadcaster, and has been given the opportunity to travel all over ...

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