Taylor alumnus and pastor Dr. Ron Johnson, Jr., will be the featured speaker for next week’s Spring Spiritual Renewal services in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium. He will speak Monday and Wednesday during the 10:00 a.m. chapel hour, and also at 7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday. Johnson’s theme is Jesus, The Preeminent One from Colossians 1:16-18.
Award-winning ESPN NBA reporter Chris Broussard, author Lisa Graham McMinn, and Taylor alumnus, pastor and author J.R. Briggs are among the 13 featured speakers scheduled to appear at Taylor University’s National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC), February 26 and 27.
Kathy Nimmer, the 2015 Indiana State Teacher of the Year, will speak at Taylor University Thursday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m., in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall, Smith-Hermanson Music Center. This event is sponsored by Taylor University’s Kappa Delta Pi chapter and is open to the public.
Dr. Matthew Dickerson, professor at Middlebury College and author of several books on the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, will appear at Taylor University February 8-10. He will speak in Monday and Wednesday morning during 10:00 a.m. chapel services and also present talks on the two legendary authors during Monday and Tuesday evening sessions to which the public is invited. There is no charge for attendance.
The Taylor University Lyric Theatre presents Stephen Schwartz’s musical Working. Three showings are scheduled: February 5 and 6 at 8:00 p.m., and February 7 at 2:00 p.m. All are in Taylor University’s Butz-Carruth Recital Hall, and tickets are $10.00.
The Taylor University Board of Trustees announced today it has selected alumnus and longtime Indianapolis lawyer Paul Lowell Haines as President-Elect of Taylor. Haines, also a member of Taylor’s Board for the past 13 years, will assume his presidential role on June 1, 2016, and replaces outgoing Taylor President Dr. Eugene B. Habecker.
For the ninth consecutive year, Taylor University students and faculty will attend the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The trip is part of a class in independent film and, during the festival, the students will view films that audiences could see at theatres during 2016.
A planned visit by Taylor University students and faculty to the nation of Turkey has been cancelled for safety reasons following a bomb blast in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Ten people were killed in the bombing in Sultanahmet Square, a busy tourist location in Istanbul on Tuesday.
Longtime Taylor University advancement administrator Sherri Harter has been named Interim Vice President for Advancement at Taylor. The appointment follows the resignation of Dr. Ben Sells, who left Taylor to join Upland-based Avis Industrial Corporation.
Eighty-two Taylor University students and faculty/staff sponsors left this week for Lighthouse trips to locations ranging from Poland and Spain to Ethiopia, Paraguay, and Southeast Asia.