Michael Bowman, a senior from Jacksonville, Ark., had the pleasure of dumping the ice water on President Carol Taylor.

News Release

Pres. Taylor & cabinet take ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”

August 21, 2014 | Paul K. Logsdon


VIDEO (3 min.): https://vimeo.com/103857450

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The ALS ice bucket challenge has come to Evangel University, thanks to Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams.

On Tuesday, Aug. 19, Evangel’s President Carol Taylor met her challenge by having her entire cabinet get iced AND also make donations to ALS.

The Evangel football team, volleyball team, cheer leading squad, marching band, and a couple dozen members of the faculty and staff were present to encourage Dr. Taylor.

The event was covered by the Springfield News-Leader (Gannett), featuring a large photo of Dr. Taylor on the local news section. Online, they have an additional 22 photos.

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/08/19/evangel-president-accepts-als-ice-bucket-challenge/14311437/

According to the ALS website, “As of Tuesday, August 19, The ALS Association has received $22.9 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 19). These donations have come from existing donors and 453,210 new donors to The Association.”


BACKGROUND — THE POLICE & KY3

Springfield’s Chief of Police, Paul Williams, was challenged on the morning news, Monday, Aug. 18, by Brandon Beck, EU graduate and KY3 (NBC-TV) weatherman.

http://www.ky3.com/news/local/watch-paul-maria-brandon-take-ice-bucket-challenge/21048998_27581012

Late Monday afternoon, Chief Williams responded with a challenge to the presidents of the four Springfield colleges — Missouri State University, Evangel University, Drury University and Ozarks Technical College.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=350499805107859&set=vb.129315007226341&type=2&theater

Dr. Taylor immediately replied yes, and started planning on ways to make this a fun event for the Evangel University campus.

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HISTORY OF ICE CHALLENGE: Here is a video story about how the ice bucket challenge got started. http://time.com/3136507/als-ice-bucket-challenge-started/

PHOTO BY: Paul K. Logsdon

EU VIDEO BY: Admissions Marketing, Video Production Team


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