Friday, August 31, 2007
The night before I flew back to Germany(after taking Luke to college)Tom(Tim's brother)took us on a scenic drive to Country Maid Ice Cream and Mom treated us all! Here's Dad, me, Tom and Esther.
Dad showing off his cast. It was removed two days later - yahoo! He had to wear it for approximately 7 weeks!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Luke is a Freshman at Taylor University in Upland, IN. He is planning to major in Graphic Design and New Media. Taylor was founded in 1846 so it is over 150 years old!
Taylor University was recently listed as the Top Baccalaureate College in the Midwest in the August 27, 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report!
Peope joke that Taylor is in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by cornfields. This is quite true! The beautiful campus is located in the small town of Upland in between Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne.
I was able to be with Luke for a week at Taylor to attend an MK New Student Orientation(Aug 19-23) and part of a Freshman Orientation(Aug 24-27). The MK orientation did an incredible job of helping to prepare Luke for life at Taylor. It was also very helpful in putting my heart at rest, knowing that Luke is at a fantastic Christian college with an amazing community of caring and committed faculty and students.
BFA alumni who are Freshmen at Taylor University this fall - Alison Kummer, Jesse Hawkins, John Fowler, Luke Shuman
Luke posing with Sammy Morris. Samuel Kabu Morris, a student from Liberia who attended Taylor in the late 19th century is known to be one of the most significant individuals to have influenced the school since its beginnings. Read more about him at: www.taylor.edu/about/morris/
This summer Luke worked for E-Systems in Hartville, OH.. Work primiarily consisted of roofing, laying driveways, building fences.....He enjoyed working and living with the Embleton family. Here he is with his good friends Kevin and Dereck (Embleton). Luke met Kevin last year when were were living in Ohio.