Titans Home Opener catches fire but falls short to Indianapolis 19-17

Titans Home Opener catches fire but falls short to Indianapolis 19-17

Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

Women’s Soccer defeated thanks to penalty kick

Women’s Soccer defeated thanks to penalty kick

Gallery: Tennessee State Fair

Gallery: Tennessee State Fair

Shortage of supplies at Starbucks

Shortage of supplies at Starbucks


Kelli Anderson talks paper art and ‘ Lo-fi Magic’

Kelli Anderson talks paper art and ‘ Lo-fi Magic’

What can paper do? If you ask acclaimed artist, Kelli Anderson, she would say “the possibilities are endless.” On Monday, September 9th, Anderson visited Lipscomb University to talk about her work as a paper engineer.  During her career as an artist, she has worked with institutions such as the MoMa, NPR and The New Yorker. Paper as a medium has become a unique focal point in her work because she loves exploring the complexities of a very mundane object. Anderson spoke on how fascinating it is that something like a math equation can be so challenging when written on paper, but you can begin to understand the complexities of the once impossible problem by folding and changing the shape of the paper. Anderson has taken paper and molded and shaped it into a camera, a planetarium, an instrument, and a speaker. You can find these in her two interactive pop-up books titled, This Book is a Camera and This Book is a Planetarium. Throughout her notable career, she has taken art to a whole new dimension. Her love for paper, graphic design, and animation have turned her into a household name among artists everywhere. Anderson’s mantra throughout her creative career has been, “why are lo-fi things so appealing to us in a world full of modern technology?” Why is there a love for paper and pop-up books in a seemingly, only digital age? Anderson’s answer is simple, “There is this beautiful relationship between working with one’s hands and something that is only 2-D or digital plane.”   Since kindergarten, we are taught to work with our hands and solve problems hands-on, but...
New Exhibit ‘Animators After Dark’ features local legends art work

New Exhibit ‘Animators After Dark’ features local legends art work

A new exhibit in Lipscomb’s Hutchenson gallery was announced this past week to kick off the fall season. The new exhibit titled, “Animators After Dark” features a more dramatic side of the industry experts with works from Tom Bancroft, Tim Hodge, John Pomeroy, and Scott Sava.  These local legends have created some of your favorite films and shows including Veggie Tales, The Lion King, Tom & Jerry, and more. But when the animating ends, these artists go home “after dark” to create their own work. This allows them to express themselves in other mediums without the pressure of deadlines or storyboarding. “This exhibition showcases what Bancroft, Hodge, Pomeroy, and Sava create in their free moments of artistic exploration. With some of the pieces, you will be able to see a clear parallel to the work that these artists create in their “day job”. For example, Bancroft’s pieces still feature his famous Disney characters and Sava’s pieces feature vibrant illustrations of pop culture characters. But, some of the pieces are a stark contrast to the artists’ animation work,” said Mia Jaye Thomas, program coordinator for the Hutcheson Art Gallery. While serving as adjunct professors in the animation department, the four professionals featured in the gallery have helped shape the next generation of students at Lipscomb. Through this gallery, the animators hope to showcase the side projects that they work on when they want to explore their own stories. Ultimately, the illustrations, paintings, and sketches are also a chance to inspire their students to create. “We hope that students and faculty come to see this exhibition (and all of our exhibitions)...
Lipscomb alum Briston Maroney plays Live on the Green 615 Stage

Lipscomb alum Briston Maroney plays Live on the Green 615 Stage

Lipscomb alum Briston Maroney took the 615 stage to begin Live on the Green’s first-ever 4-day weekend festival Thursday night. Maroney was a music major at Lipscomb and has since gone on to tour and play his “rock” music. This night was the first August show with dual stages. Maroney played on the 615 stage, while there was also a main stage. Despite the fact Maroney was on the smaller of the two stages, he certainly was not lacking a crowd. The street in front of the stage was lined with people of all ages. While Maroney played the 615 stage, another Nashville native Morgxn played the main stage. Morgxn showcased his new song titled, “A New Way,” with crowd-pleasing lyrics advocating acceptance of  “different” people. The free live music continues until Sunday evening with several other local artists performing....
Check out the Live on the Green lineup

Check out the Live on the Green lineup

This year’s Live on the Green lineup is packed with artists, and it’s all FREE! Live on the Green is a festival put on each fall by Nashville radio station WRLT Lightning 100. The concert series takes place in Public Square Park  — adjacent to the historic Metro Courthouse — beginning this Thursday, August 15. Other dates are August 22 and 29, as well as the rest of the long Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1. Lipscomb’s very own Briston Maroney will be playing the 615 stage from 5:15-6 August 29. Ths festival has a mission of sustainability and organizers state “Live On The Green is committed to being Nashville’s premier environmentally-friendly music festival. Each year, work to further reduce our carbon footprint, (is) bringing us closer to our ultimate goal of operating as a completely waste-free, carbon-neutral event. We strive to incorporate sustainable practices in all facets of our music festival – ranging anywhere from using energy-efficient LED lights festival-wide and reusing banners, to selecting the green roof as the location to host the event.” Along with a wide range of music, the festival also has food and beverage vendors as well as merch and other local booths set up and VIP experiences for purchase. This year the festival has a page in the WRLT Lightning 100 Nashville app and can be found by clicking this link. In the app, you can create your own lineup and check out the vendors as well as purchase merch. Stay tuned for more Lumination coverage of the festival and former Lipscomb students on stage. Photo by Mckenzi Harris at Live on...
CMA Fest on ABC, Television Special

CMA Fest on ABC, Television Special

Tune into ABC channel 2 for CMA Fest, “the music event of the summer” hosted by Lipscomb Alums, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini as well as radio host Bobby Bones.  Tonight’s television special is sharing performances from the festival artist on the main stage; Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Old Dominion and many others. Make sure you tuned in, and if you’ve missed it, check out our other festival coverage here.  Co-managing editor,  Erika Plunkett has photos from the festival here.  Rain Falls, but CMA Fest still shines with Lipscomb Alums Ballerini and Rhett hosting Nissan stage.  Gallery: CMA Fest 2019 daytime festivities overview & The Brady Bunch  ...
Titans Home Opener catches fire but falls short to Indianapolis 19-17

Titans Home Opener catches fire but falls short to Indianapolis 19-17

The Tennessee Titans celebrated their home opener against the Indianapolis Colts with a pregame tailgate, and a jersey retirement ceremony for former players Steve McNair and Eddie George, at Nissan Stadium this Sunday The Titans had several pregame activities outside the stadium before the game including games for kids, free face painting, music, and a zipline. During the on-field pregame ceremony, one of the pyrotechnic machines caught on fire. Workers at Nissan Stadium had to grab a fire extinguisher to calm the blaze. The Titans held a ceremony at halftime to retire the jersey numbers of former players Eddie George and Steve McNair. McNair and George were teammates on the Titans for several years, including when they led the Titans to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV. During the ceremony, Eddie George spoke along with McNair’s brother. Steve McNair was tragically murdered in 2009, so several of his family members were there to honor him. While the ceremony was going on an artist painted a painting of the two teammates. The Titans also gave away free flags to fans to celebrate the jersey number retirement of McNair and George. Unfortunately for Titans fans, their team came up two points short of beating the Colts. Tennessee lost to Indianapolis, 19-17 in their home...
Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Spirits were high at the Friday night matchup between the Lipscomb Bisons and South Florida Bulls, however Lipscomb took the loss with the final score at 3-1. This marks the third season loss for the Bisons. The first 35 minutes of the game went on without any scoring from either team, until Bulls player Jonathan Rosales made the first goal of the night. After halftime, South Florida player Emilio Ycaza scored two consecutive goals which brought the Bulls to three points. The last score of the night went to the Bisons, with player Killian Byrne making the first goal of his career. This was Lipscomb’s second matchup with University of South Florida, they formally fell short 3-0 against the team back in 2017. The Bisons’ season is currently at 1-3-1, after Tuesday night’s tie with the Evansville Aces. Lipscomb Men’s Soccer will host Jacksonville for their conference opener on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Check below for galleries from the pre-game tailgate as well as the game itself.    ...
Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

The Lipscomb Academy Mustangs football team took on the Page High School Patriots this Friday. The game started off with a 36-yard field goal from the LA Mustangs with four minutes and 16 seconds on the clock leading them into the second quarter with a three-point lead on the patriots. After a Lipscomb punt, the Patriots took over first and 10 from their 45-yard line. The Patriots then punched it in from 4 yards out with seven minutes and 14 seconds on the clock, gaining a 7-3 lead on the Mustangs. A 19-yard pass resulted in a first down for the mustangs with four minutes and 23 seconds to go, the mustangs regained their lead with a score of 10-7. Two minutes later, number 26-Porter, strikes again with another Mustangs Touchdown bringing the halftime score to a 17-7 lead going into the third quarter. The Mustangs started the second half with the ball at the 20-yard line. On the fourth down, the ball was turned over and the Patriots regained possession at their 35-yard line and ran it in for six, gaining the extra point. The third quarter ended with a score of 17-14, Patriots ball. The mustangs then intercepted the ball and forced the turnover, taking possession over the ball and setting Lyles up to run into to the Patriots 22 yard line. The game went back and forth throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters but resulted in a 24-14 win for mustangs. Lipscomb Academy will play at home against Goodpasture next Friday night.  ...
Women’s Soccer defeated thanks to penalty kick

Women’s Soccer defeated thanks to penalty kick

The women’s soccer team was defeated by the Cincinnati Bearcats, 3-2 on Thursday night at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex, thanks to what would become a game-winning penalty kick. Cincinnati came into the game only having won one game this season; while the Bisons came in having won four of their last five games. The game started off with a goal by Bearcat forward, Han Tang, scored in the first three minutes of the game. The Bisons didn’t go away though; Lipscomb scored two unanswered goals before the first half was over. The first goal came off an assist by Bisons midfielder, Cami Rogers and scored by forward, Olivia Doak. The second goal came from an assist from almost midfield and again came from Rogers but this time to midfielder Kaitlin Echols who buried the shot. The second half was a different story for the Bisons. The Bearcats came out firing on all cylinders and scored the first goal of the half to tie it up. “It rattled us a little bit; it made it hard to answer at times,” Lipscomb coach Kevin O’Brien said about the way the Bearcats came out in the second half. After Cincinnati tied it up, they just kept pushing and eventually scored on a penalty kick thanks to a handball penalty. The penalty kick goal was scored by Tang, her second goal of the game. The penalty kick goal ended up being the game-winning goal for the Bearcats. The Bearcats outshot the Bisons in the second half, 12-4. “You got to give credit to Cincinnati, they were physical, tough, and in your face,” O’Brien...
Men’s Soccer Secures the Tie with Outstanding Goalkeeping

Men’s Soccer Secures the Tie with Outstanding Goalkeeping

Lipscomb University’s Men’s Soccer team played its second home game of the season against the Evansville Aces Tuesday night at the soccer complex. The game was really a tale of two halves, with it being relatively close up until halfway into the 22 minute. Lipscomb held possession on the Aces side of the field, peppering off four shots in a row. Then after a couple more missed chances from both sides, momentum shifted in favor of the Bisons. A fast break opened up for the Bisons with Hayes Wood and Noah Gulden taking advantage.  A great cross into the box from Gulden helped Lipscomb score a goal in the 37 minute making it 1-0 Bison. Hayes Wood put himself in prime scoring position, and all Gulden had to do was feed him the ball. The Aces would only have another shot in the first half coming from Francesco Brunetti as the Bisons would hold onto their lead. The second half began fairly well for the Bisons. They would have an early possession on the Aces side of the field and would get off a few shots while having two corner kicks. However, nothing would come of it. Lipscomb’s backline held up for quite some time in the second half. However, momentum shifted after a couple of errors from Lipscomb on the fast break. Goalkeeper Michael Sibley would keep the Bisons in the game with his incredible performance up until the 82 minute. The Aces marched their way down into Bison territory and fired off a quick shot with numbers in their favor. Sibley actually made a pretty good save on the shot,...
Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Lipscomb Men’s Soccer defeated in game against USF

Spirits were high at the Friday night matchup between the Lipscomb Bisons and South Florida Bulls, however Lipscomb took the loss with the final score at 3-1. This marks the third season loss for the Bisons. The first 35 minutes of the game went on without any scoring from either team, until Bulls player Jonathan Rosales made the first goal of the night. After halftime, South Florida player Emilio Ycaza scored two consecutive goals which brought the Bulls to three points. The last score of the night went to the Bisons, with player Killian Byrne making the first goal of his career. This was Lipscomb’s second matchup with University of South Florida, they formally fell short 3-0 against the team back in 2017. The Bisons’ season is currently at 1-3-1, after Tuesday night’s tie with the Evansville Aces. Lipscomb Men’s Soccer will host Jacksonville for their conference opener on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Check below for galleries from the pre-game tailgate as well as the game itself.    ...
Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

Lipscomb Academy Mustangs trample over the Page High School Patriots 24-14

The Lipscomb Academy Mustangs football team took on the Page High School Patriots this Friday. The game started off with a 36-yard field goal from the LA Mustangs with four minutes and 16 seconds on the clock leading them into the second quarter with a three-point lead on the patriots. After a Lipscomb punt, the Patriots took over first and 10 from their 45-yard line. The Patriots then punched it in from 4 yards out with seven minutes and 14 seconds on the clock, gaining a 7-3 lead on the Mustangs. A 19-yard pass resulted in a first down for the mustangs with four minutes and 23 seconds to go, the mustangs regained their lead with a score of 10-7. Two minutes later, number 26-Porter, strikes again with another Mustangs Touchdown bringing the halftime score to a 17-7 lead going into the third quarter. The Mustangs started the second half with the ball at the 20-yard line. On the fourth down, the ball was turned over and the Patriots regained possession at their 35-yard line and ran it in for six, gaining the extra point. The third quarter ended with a score of 17-14, Patriots ball. The mustangs then intercepted the ball and forced the turnover, taking possession over the ball and setting Lyles up to run into to the Patriots 22 yard line. The game went back and forth throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters but resulted in a 24-14 win for mustangs. Lipscomb Academy will play at home against Goodpasture next Friday night.  ...
Gallery: Tennessee State Fair

Gallery: Tennessee State Fair

The annual Tennessee State Fair is underway only four miles away from Lipscomb’s campus at The Fairgrounds Nashville. The fair has a wide range of exhibits and shows that will be going on through this weekend. Some shows include racing barnyard animals, clowns, ventriloquists, wrestling, acrobats, and even a show about science. There are exhibits where you can see barnyard animals, balloon sculptures, model trains, and a 725-pound pumpkin. The fair will also be holding competitions this weekend that anyone is allowed to compete in. There will be an apple pie eating contest, bubble gum blowing contest, and a corn hole competition. For the full list of exhibits, shows and contests, click here (http://tnstatefair.org/schedule/) There are several rides and games for all ages for an extra fee. Food has a very big presence at the fair. You can get a full-size porkchop on a stick or any meat you can think of really on a stick, funnel cakes, corndogs, or even a fried Goo Goo Cluster on a stick. The Tennessee State Fair will be going on through this Sunday, September 15th.  The fair costs eight dollars at the gate or seven dollars if you pay online. You can buy tickets to the fair through this link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/9839/tennessee-state-fairgrounds-2019-tennessee-state-fair...
Lipscomb alum Briston Maroney plays Live on the Green 615 Stage

Lipscomb alum Briston Maroney plays Live on the Green 615 Stage

Lipscomb alum Briston Maroney took the 615 stage to begin Live on the Green’s first-ever 4-day weekend festival Thursday night. Maroney was a music major at Lipscomb and has since gone on to tour and play his “rock” music. This night was the first August show with dual stages. Maroney played on the 615 stage, while there was also a main stage. Despite the fact Maroney was on the smaller of the two stages, he certainly was not lacking a crowd. The street in front of the stage was lined with people of all ages. While Maroney played the 615 stage, another Nashville native Morgxn played the main stage. Morgxn showcased his new song titled, “A New Way,” with crowd-pleasing lyrics advocating acceptance of  “different” people. The free live music continues until Sunday evening with several other local artists performing....
Larry the Cucumber joins voices hailing Lipscomb’s 129th year;  President promises more parking

Larry the Cucumber joins voices hailing Lipscomb’s 129th year; President promises more parking

Larry the Cucumber was among the voices celebrating Lipscomb University’s 129th year at the August 27 President’s Convocation, during which both new parking plans and facilities were heralded. This ceremony included the faculty and students from both Lipscomb Academy and Lipscomb University. Convocation started with the procession of flags representing the diverse culture of the student body and faculty. In the parade, 98 flags were displayed representing 55 nations and 43 states from across the world. Generous donors, who have given millions to help Lipscomb grow into an even bigger family, followed the flags. An example of the generosity: The AM Burton Society has given $2.5 million in scholarship. That group was followed by The Nashville Pipes bagpipe trio which led the board of trustees, leadership team, and the president of Lipscomb, Randy Lowry, and wife, Rhonda, into the ceremony. Soon after, the student body was led in song, before Chelsia Harris, the executive director of nursing gave, told students to pursue this academic year with perseverance and prayer. A familiar cucumber then took over as Mike Nawrocki, who voices Veggie Tales’ Larry the cucumber, and the visiting professor of cinematic arts took to the stage. He told his story of pursuing medical school, only to strike up success with Veggie Tales and Big Idea Entertainment and Production. He said  Lipscomb students should to expect the unexpected and listen if God calls them outside their comfort zones As the convocation was nearing the end, Lowry introduced singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb, who shared her story and award-winning song, “Red Sea Road.” Lowry then announced there would be a new parking garage...

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