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Taylor University is seeking comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. Taylor will host a visit March 12-14, 2018 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.
Faculty from the Taylor University Department of Music will present a Music Faculty Showcase on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 7:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall at the Smith-Hermanson Music Center on the Taylor campus. There is no admission charge and the campus and local community is invited.
Taylor University is offering private Art lessons for students in grades K- 12. Weekly lessons will be taught by Taylor Art and Art Education majors.
Four video projects created by Taylor University students for area and university clients have won national videography awards.
Theologian and author Miroslav Volf will present “A Calling to Care,” Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 3:30 pm, in the Cornwall Auditorium at the LaRita Boren Campus Center on the Taylor University campus. Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology and Founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture at Yale University. According to Taylor officials, “in an era of grave divisiveness, Volf will explore the duty of Christians to care for the other.”
Taylor University is the number two institution in the category Best Regional Colleges in the newly-released 2018 U.S. News & World Report survey, America's Best Colleges. The ranking marks the 21st consecutive year Taylor University has been listed in the region’s top three, and follows 10 straight years during which Taylor was the number one ranked university in the Midwest. Criteria employed by U.S. News include graduation and retention rates, peer assessment of excellence, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate performance, and alumni giving.
Pastor Nirup Alphonse will be the featured speaker for Taylor University’s Fall Spiritual Renewal services, scheduled next week. He will speak Monday and Wednesday during the 10:00 am chapel hour, and also at 7:30 pm, Monday and Tuesday. All services will be held in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium.
The Taylor University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will be hosting two recitals in the next week. The first recital features flutist Sarah Wardle Jones. The recital, Music of Female Composers, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 pm, in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall. On Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8:00 pm, there will be a voice recital featuring baritone Dr. Conor Angell, also in the Recital Hall.
A site on the Taylor campus that was known and loved as a place of prayer by generations of Taylor students, faculty, staff and alumni has been reopened after a summer-long renovation project. Renovations to Taylor’s original prayer chapel, located in Sickler Hall on the north side of the Taylor campus, include new lighting, ceiling, carpeting and pews, along with painting and artwork.
Six-hundred-forty-nine Taylor University students, faculty and staff members participated in Taylor University’s annual Community Plunge, Monday, August 28. In its 25th year, Community Plunge was comprised of a number of service projects throughout the Upland, Ind., community.