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Chandler Birch '14 has always been a story junkie. Even when he was a toddler, his mom would hold books and movies hostage to coerce him into doing his chores. Now a published author of a fantasy novel that released in paperback and e-book on November 1, 2016, Chandler's identification as a story-addict still holds true.
Skye Jethani, a popular author, speaker and podcaster, will be the featured speaker at Taylor University Thursday evening at 8:00 and Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
More than 2,000 Taylor University alumni, parents, family members and friends are expected as Taylor celebrates its first combined Homecoming and Family Weekend. The three-day event begins Friday, October 14, and features activities for alumni, parents, family and friends. Highlighting the weekend is a Saturday evening concert featuring the Dove Award-winning band Sidewalk Prophets, alumni awards, and Taylor Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
The Dove Award-winning band Sidewalk Prophets will perform at Taylor University’s Homecoming and Family Weekend on October 15 at 8:00 p.m., in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium. Sidewalk Prophets has sold over 500,000 albums and amassed 1.5 million digital singles. Special ticket packages are available.
Two internationally-recognized and respected former Indiana legislators will be the featured speakers at a forum at Taylor University designed to foster public discourse and civility. Former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar and former Indiana Congressman Lee H. Hamilton will be the speakers during Taylor’s Dialogue on Civility and Public Service, Wednesday, October 12, at 1:00 p.m., in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium. A reception will follow at 2:00 p.m., in the adjoining LaRita Boren Campus Center. The event is open to the public and there is no charge for attendance.
A pair of weekend events - one Friday and the other on Sunday - will showcase the talents of faculty in Taylor University's Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Starting September 21, Astrobleme, a wooden sculpture by Assistant Professor of Art Josh Welker, will be displayed as part of Grand Rapids, Michigan’s annual ArtPrize event.
For the 10th straight year, Taylor University is the number one institution in the category Best Regional Colleges in the newly-released 2017 U.S. News & World Report survey, America's Best Colleges.
IOTA Art Exhibit featuring Los Angeles artist Linnea Spransy is currently on display in the Metcalf Gallery. We invite you to attend Linnea’s Artist Talk Thursday, September 8, at 6:00 p.m., in the Metcalf Gallery. Reception to follow. Spransy’s work will be on display through September 30.
Taylor is offering private art lessons for students in grades K- 12. Weekly lessons will be taught by Taylor Art & Art Education majors.