Taylor University is ranked in Money Magazine’s newest college survey Best Colleges For Your Money. The nationwide survey weighs the average SAT/ACT scores of students, the price they pay, the numbers of students receiving financial aid or merit grants, and the average income for graduates in the early portion of their career.
Grammy-nominated band NEEDTOBREATHE will present an outdoor concert at the Bond Plaza of the LaRita Boren Campus Center on the Taylor University campus at 7:00 pm, Saturday, Oct. 7. The concert is part of the scheduled events for Taylor's 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 6-8.
A Taylor short film has won an Outstanding Student Production Award, known as the Crystal Pillar, from the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Lower Great Lakes Chapter. This is the regional branch of the organization that awards Emmys for television broadcasting. The win was announced at a ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio, last month.
Taylor University has named Indianapolis-area executive, lawyer, and college fundraising professional Rex E. Bennett Vice President for University Advancement. Bennett, who has served as Vice President for Development-Finance at Indianapolis-based real estate development and management company FSJ, Inc., since March 2016, previously served as an equity member at the Indianapolis law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC for 16 years.
Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University have announced a cooperative program that will lead to the creation of a three-year pre-nursing program at Taylor University, followed by a 14-month concentrated nursing training program in Indiana Wesleyan’s School of Nursing.
Chris Holtmann, a 1994 Taylor University alumnus who coached the Butler men’s basketball team to national rankings and a Sweet 16 appearance last season, will serve as the featured speaker for Taylor’s commencement ceremonies, scheduled for 10:00 a.m., May 20, in the Kesler Student Activities Center (KSAC). In addition to the graduation of 426 Taylor students, the day’s highlights include the presentation of an honorary doctorate to former Taylor First Lady Marylou Habecker.
Guest artist Paula Monsalve will join Taylor University's Symphony Orchestra, and the Taylor Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo will present their final concerts for the 2016-2017 next week.
Startup Storytellers, an event featuring Taylor University alumnae/alumni sharing their entrepreneurship stories with members of the Taylor community, is among the highlights of Taylor’s 2017 Heritage Weekend, scheduled for April 28 and 29. Hosted by Taylor’s Promising Ventures and Alumni office, Startup Storytellers will run from 1:00-5:00 pm, Friday, April 28, in the Cornwall Auditorium in the LaRita Boren Campus Center. Featured guests include Caleb France, Cerulean Restaurants; Zeke Turner, Mainstreet Investments; Ben and Laura Harrison, Jonas Paul Eyewear; JR Kerr, Handshake; and Jim Lane, Devonwood Capital.
Dr. Grace Roselyn (Rosie) Kerlin, a 1955 alumna of Taylor University, longtime Taylor Board of Trustees member, and friend of the university died Friday following a long illness.
Follow Me is the theme of Taylor University's 83rd Annual Youth Conference, which begins Friday, April 21, and continues to Sunday, April 23. The featured keynote speaker is Jesse Kahler, a 2006 Taylor alumnus and lead pastor of the Archbold (Ohio) Evangelical Church.