Flashing lights and sirens — a normal part of the lives of students like senior Natalya Tropea at Taylor who volunteer at EMTs at Medic 8, Upland's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) unit.
Five shovels, three seconds and one plot of land marked the official groundbreaking moment for the rising Residential Village, projected to be completed in July next year. On Nov. 9, the university officially declared the beginning of the new buildings’ construction and prepared to lay down the foundation in the already pre-plowed field located south of the Olson parking lot.
“It’s hard to learn about community from your desk,” Kara Riggleman, adjunct social work professor, said. Chilly, but warmed by sunny skies, seniors in Process and Practice III — a macro-level course required for social work majors, also dubbed the “communities class” by its participants — prepared to welcome and encourage residents in Hartford City for their Run, Walk n’ Roll 3K event.
Meet the new “front door” of Taylor University, created to maximize the institution’s ability to practice hospitality as well as increase cohesion between different facilities and departments on campus.
The 10th edition of Taylor’s Shark Tank — themed “Back to the Future” — was held in Rediger Auditorium on Nov. 2. It welcomed six business pitches in competition for a first-place prize of $5,000, an amount doubled from the previous year.
Middle schoolers and high schoolers shuffled out of their ice rinks, prepared to end their evening from whatever hockey practices or games they were in.
Taylor University’s rising nursing program is still undergoing approval processes before its tentative launch in Fall 2024. The university is unable to announce an official start date until appropriate steps are taken with the Indiana State Board of Nursing, Provost Jewerl Maxwell, said.The curriculum will first need to go through the university approval process before being accepted by the State Board. Afterward, prospective students will be able to officially begin their Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Dean of Nursing Karen Elsea said the university is still developing the content and framework for the major.
Some classes this semester are using Desire to Learn’s “Brightspace” as Taylor University transitions to another Learning Management System. Though Blackboard is still used in some classes, the university hopes students and faculty this semester will become acquainted with the new learning system. All classes will use Brightspace starting in the spring semester.