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The Online Bridge
Issue 8
Spring, 2004
June 2004

What’s New?

Taylor really is an exciting place! With one more academic year completed, the next is approaching with fresh options, programs, and faculty. Here is a look into “What’s New”:

1) New Programs: In Fall of 2004, Taylor University College will begin a new provincially accredited four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Also, for Fall of 2005, a concentration in Sociology in the three-year BA degree and a four-year BA in English have been approved for implementation!

2) New Music: The Associate of Arts: The Bachelor of Music program has been strengthened by the added music theory and music history options!

3) New Faculty: Taylor is anticipating the arrival of three new faculty members! Click here for brief introductions to each of them:

Dr. David Williams
Dr. Williams will be joining our faculty in July, 2004 as Academic Vice President for the university college. He worked as Department Head of both the Theological and the Humanities departments at Colorado Christian University and brings 16 years of academic and administrative leadership experience.

Virginia S. Hooper
Virginia is coming to our staff in July, 2004 as the Director of Student Development. She has a strong background academically and in the area of student life. She is completing her doctoral dissertation on the topic of the integration of faith and learning, which will be very applicable to her work with the school.

Keir E. Hammer
Keir is joining the Taylor University College faculty July, 2004 as Professor of New Testament. His teaching experiences include U of T, Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster Divinity College and Emmanuel Bible College. He is also completing his doctoral studies.

4) New Outreach: The 2004 Taylor Missions Team is in Romania with Gateway Teams (NAB)!
They left May 6, 2004 and are away for approximately 3 weeks. The team leader is Dr. Terry Fossen, Senior Pastor of Central Baptist Church, Edmonton. The team is composed of Joel Ellard, from Vermilion; Chara Euraoba, from Regina; Darren Franks, from Nipawin; Becca Guenther and Alita Stark, both from Edmonton; and Lauren Wright, from Leduc. Please pray for unity, sensitivity to God’s leading, and protection for this team!

Now that you have the inside scoop on “What’s New”, we trust that you will feel connected to your school! Praise the Lord for His continued guidance and blessings!

We trust that hearing “What’s New” at Taylor has brought back memories of your time at the school! We would love to hear your stories! Write us at alumni@taylor-edu.ca with your tales of Chorister tour, your graduation or a school mission trip. We’ll post your story on the website for other alumni to see and to reminisce with.

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