Girls’ Bible study Zion provides place of refuge

Girls’ Bible study Zion provides place of refuge

President’s Convocation celebrates 10 years of success, new beginnings

President’s Convocation celebrates 10 years of success, new beginnings

Lipscomb men’s soccer loses 3-1 to Eastern Illinois

Lipscomb men’s soccer loses 3-1 to Eastern Illinois

Lipscomb women’s soccer defeats Jacksonville State 3-0

Lipscomb women’s soccer defeats Jacksonville State 3-0

High Rise Renovation photo gallery

High Rise Renovation photo gallery

Arcadian Wild releases new album after successful Kickstarter campaign

Arcadian Wild releases new album after successful Kickstarter campaign


Arcadian Wild releases new album after successful Kickstarter campaign

Arcadian Wild releases new album after successful Kickstarter campaign

Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, helping dreams like The Arcadian Wild’s first official full-length album come true.  The indie-folk group is composed of Lipscomb students Sarah Wood, Everett Davis, Isaac Horn and Lipscomb graduate Lincoln Mick. In February, the group started a Kickstarter campaign to fund their album, surpassing their goal of $9,000 in just 15 days. The group celebrated their new album with a release party in a crowded Shamblin Theatre Saturday night. “We weren’t expecting our Kickstarter to be such a success,” said Wood, a junior music major from Pueblo, Colorado said. “We got emails every single time someone donated and our phones just started blowing up and I would just sit there crying because I just couldn’t believe it.” Rewards for donating to the Kickstarter campaign included Arcadian Wild stickers, signed copies of the new album, an awkward family photo shoot with the band and even a chance to “tame the mane” and cut Horn’s hair. Sophomore Hannah Taylor, a studio art major from Louisville, Kentucky, praised the band for having a great stage presence, making Shamblin a “fun and lively place to be.” “What’s blowing all of our minds is the support from all of the people,” Wood said. “The support that we have is so humbling and amazing.” The album was recorded and produced by Belmont graduate Vian Zaayman, who the group met at a coffee house and gave much praise to during the release party. “Everyone tonight has been saying they can’t believe how much we’ve grown since last year and I think a lot of that growth came out of making...
Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson hosts first ‘Live Original LIVE’ event at Lipscomb

Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson hosts first ‘Live Original LIVE’ event at Lipscomb

Staying true to yourself and your values can be difficult for anyone — a fact addressed at “Live Original LIVE,” hosted by Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson. The event, based around themes of Robertson’s book “Live Original,” was held in Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Saturday, Aug. 29 and included inspirational speeches, skits and music performances. “What Live Original is all about, that is what we’re doing tonight, teaching you to go outside of your comfort zone,” Robertson said. “Don’t be afraid, be confident in your schools, through your trials, in the community, in the world, and in your relationships.” Speakers included Robertson’s brother John Luke and sister-in-law Mary Kate, boyfriend Blake Coward, The Bachelor couple Sean and Catherine Lowe, Max and Bonnie Kate Zoghbi, with musical performances by for KING & COUNTRY and Reed Robertson. Amidst the excitement and entertainment were serious and meaningful discussions, such as the Zoghbi’s speaking out about the 2012 Aurora Colorado shooting, which Bonnie Kate was a victim of. “I’m telling you guys this story just to tell of God’s faithfulness and how He’s so good and uses even the darkest things to grow us and shape us,” said Zoghbi, as she spoke of the events of the shooting and the ways in which she has grown afterward. Zoghbi’s filmaker husband Max, who received a lot of attention for his elaborate wedding proposal, spoke about the importance of perspective in living originally in trials and suffering. “For us that looks like finding perspective in your story through suffering because everyone suffers,” he said. “It looks like finding that perspective and relying on God to give you joy...
Lipscomb theatre students accept Most Promising Actor nominations

Lipscomb theatre students accept Most Promising Actor nominations

Several Lipscomb theatre students were named as 2015 Most Promising Actors for The First Night Honors, an annual celebration of all things theatrical held in Nashville every September. The First Night Honors, styled after the Tony Awards, is a ceremony held for the Nashville theatre community. Every September a gala recognizes the young Most Promising Actors, Star Award Winners and First Night Honorees for their performances and work produced. Lipscomb students selected as Most Promising Actors this year are sophomores MacKenzie Lewis, Rebekah Stogner and Scott Patrick Wilson, junior Bekah Purifoy, and 2015 spring graduates Tyler Russell and Lacy Hartselle. They are joined by 16 other young performers. “Being able to get my name out there in the theatre community in Nashville is great,” Stogner said. “Before this, I only knew of two theaters in the area and this process has opened me up to so much more. This was my first brush with the theatre world of Nashville.” To determine who this season’s young Most Promising Actors would be, Nashville writer, editor and performance art critic Jeffrey Ellis traveled throughout the region seeing several shows and scouting young talent. “If he sees someone, normally younger than 21 or 22, that is impressive to him, he’ll nominate them for the award,” Stogner said. “I was in Picnic earlier this year and I played a teacher. Jeffery directed the show and nominated me because of that.” In addition to performing at the First Night Gala later in September and being recognized at the First Night Preview Party in July, the Most Promising Actors took center stage at The Darkhorse Theatre...
GMA Dove Awards to return to Music City, Lipscomb community

GMA Dove Awards to return to Music City, Lipscomb community

Christian music artists, fans and community members will return to Music City this fall to unite for the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards show, “Better Together.” “Since 1969, the GMA Dove Awards has honored the outstanding achievement and excellence of our music community,”  GMA executive director Jackie Patillo said in a press release. “We hope to bring much more light to our mission with this year’s ‘Better Together’ theme as we focus on unity, diversity and creativity and come together during this exciting time in our industry.” The awards show will be held under Lipscomb’s roof in Allen Arena for the third consecutive year on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Gospel Music Association now calls Lipscomb home after holding the awards show in Atlanta. Most may know Nashville as home of country music, but it is now a hub for the Christian music industry as well. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, a press conference was held at which award nominations were announced and Mayor Karl Dean spoke about the importance of music in Nashville’s community. “Not only do we get to celebrate the diversity of the music in Nashville, but we also get to celebrate the fact that hundreds of music fans will be traveling here in October and they will get to see our city firsthand,” Dean said. “Music is one of the top econmic drivers we have. It is the city’s DNA and it is who we are.” Dean described the music industry as Nashville’s “econmic engine,” with 215 million people listening to Christian and Gospel music each month, for example. “Lipscomb, along with other campuses, is a huge part of the boom we’re...
Lipscomb Cinematic and Theatre Arts programs join to create mini-web series

Lipscomb Cinematic and Theatre Arts programs join to create mini-web series

Lipscomb’s Cinematic and Theatre Arts programs are working together to create “Drama Major,” a mini-web series that will showcase students both in front of and behind the camera. During a week this summer, students and faculty joined together for long hours in a writer’s room with Dean Batali -known for producing and writing “That ‘70s Show” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” “Dean [Batali] knows so much about writing, I am even learning new things,” said Dave DeBorde, Film and Creative Media professor. During the writing sessions, Batali taught students how to build a good TV series from scratch. “You want to be able to pitch a show to the top of the yellow steno pad,” Batali said. “The shorter the description, the better.” “There is so much more to think about in a TV show than I thought,” graduate film student Josh Link said. “This is such an amazing learning experience.” Batali guided students through structure, noting that each episode is a three or four act play in itself. Students participated in the creating of the play while Batali “worked the writer’s room” by guiding writers to conjectures. “We hope that everyone at Lipscomb will watch the mini-series, and as far as I know, I think it is going to be really good,” said Steve Taylor, Lipscomb’s filmmaker-in-residence. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Lipscomb men’s soccer loses 3-1 to Eastern Illinois

Lipscomb men’s soccer loses 3-1 to Eastern Illinois

The Lipscomb men’s soccer team (0-2) fell 3-1 in the home opener against Eastern Illinois Sunday night at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex. The offense came out of the gates early for Bisons, but the offense and defense both fell in the second half. The Bisons set the pace within the first few minutes, keeping the ball away from the Panthers (1-1). Lipscomb’s forward sophomore Ivan Alvarado executed a near perfect chip shot over the goalkeeper for the Bison’s first goal of the game. The Panthers scored twice in a two-minute span early in the second half. In the 49th minute sophomore Cameron Botes committed a foul that earned him a yellow card right outside the box. The ball bounced around the box before finding the foot of the Panther’s forward Tyler Oliver, who put it in the back of the net to tie the game 1-1. Just two minutes later Oliver’s twin brother Justin broke the tie on a run-up the box before beating goalkeeper junior Micah Bledsoe on the inside post, taking a 2-1 lead. Later in the second half the Panthers extended their lead after some passing from Tyler Oliver, leading to a goal for the Panther’s Dominic Recca. Lipscomb men’s soccer returns home on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. to play No. 16 Xavier Musketeers. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Lipscomb women’s soccer defeats Jacksonville State 3-0

Lipscomb women’s soccer defeats Jacksonville State 3-0

The Lipscomb women’s soccer team (2-0-2) secured a 3-0 win over Jacksonville State (1-3) at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex Sunday night. Senior Alex Hickey was able to finish off an assist from sophomores Natalie DuBoise and Jade Abarca, then nine minutes later, freshman Maycie McKay capitalized on a poor throw by the Jacksonville State goalie. Head coach Kevin O’Brien said he was proud of the girls for playing so well on a short turnaround from last Thursday’s match against Cincinnati. “We dug in and continued to defend well,” O’Brien said. “Counting exhibition games, we are at six shutouts in a row, which is a pretty long run.” DuBoise scored to seal the game in the 80th minute. “We really wanted to press them and get a couple of early goals, and that’s what we did in the first half — that way we could come out a little more confident going into the second half,” DuBoise said. However, there were no yellow cards awarded and only a handful of free kicks. “There were a couple of late challenges, but again part of that is fatigue,” O’Brien said. “I don’t think it is a malicious intent from players on the ball — it is just [that] they are a little bit late with tired legs and they are not getting there as quickly as they would on a mid-week game.” “Non-conference games are basically to try and fine tune your teams to try and make a run in the conference,” O’Brien said. “It’s been great — we’ve been building a lot of confidence and self-belief.” The Lady Bisons will return to the...
Belmont takes down Lipscomb men’s soccer 2-0 in season opener

Belmont takes down Lipscomb men’s soccer 2-0 in season opener

The Lipscomb men’s soccer team took a 2-0 loss to Belmont in the season opener this Friday night at Rose Park. Sophomore Rashad Hyacenth scored the first goal on a free kick for the Belmont Bruins in the ninth minute. Hyacenth scored his second goal of the match in the 78th minute. “Hyacenth did a great job of finding the ball throughout the game,” Lipscomb head coach Charles Morrow said. Morrow also said he was was very impressed with Belmont’s defense. “They have eleven guys that are committed to playing a strong defense,” Morrow said. “We had a lot of the ball, but we struggled to break Belmont down defensively.” Morrow said that his team is working with many injuries but expects to get better as the season progresses. Lipscomb will return to action this Sunday for the home opener against Eastern Illinois. The game will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex. Photo by Sam...
Lipscomb volleyball to open season at Utah Classic this weekend

Lipscomb volleyball to open season at Utah Classic this weekend

Lipscomb’s volleyball team will begin the quest to improve on last year’s successful season at the season-opening Utah Classic in Salt Lake City this weekend. And the challenge to improve on last season is not an easy one, since the Lady Bisons won the Atlantic Sun Conference and recorded 21 wins and 9 losses, finishing ranked No. 39 at NCAAs a year ago. Having that second best rank in the Lipscomb volleyball program history places a lot of expectations and added pressure to do even better this year, according to some of the freshmen. “There is definitely pressure, the women’s volleyball team has always had a pretty good past, so coming into the season you just have that automatic expectation from the coaches and teammates,” freshman Carlyle Nusbaum said. The Lady Bisons have added six freshmen this year. Carli Anderson, Calayci Coffey, Hannah Hutcheson, Lauren Anderson, Marcella Emmanuelli and Nusbaum were recruited by head coach Brandon Rosenthal, who said all the new players performed at a high level in club and high school volleyball. “They are all very explosive, which suits our game style and program,” Rosenthal said. “They are still very young, so the experience level needs to improve, which will come from playing a lot of matches.” The new players said that in addition to experience, they believe team bonding is essential to success. “We do a lot of team building activities, trying to build close relationships with each other, because that makes such a difference when we play together,” Hutcheson said.  “We have worked really hard as a team up until this point just to be competitive with all the different schools...
Lipscomb athletic teams pass APRs as Atlantic Sun Conference academic champions

Lipscomb athletic teams pass APRs as Atlantic Sun Conference academic champions

NCAA’s Academic Progress Rates are assessed each term to assure there is no low academic performance for all NCAA athletes under scholarship. If any team scores below a 925, a scholarship loss can occur. Any scores below 900 can warrant other penalties. Lipscomb athletics passed the reports again, and were Atlantic Sun Conference Academic Champions for the second straight year. 85.9 percent of Lipscomb student-athletes had a 3.0 grade point average or higher during 2014-15 school year. Northern Kentucky finished with 69.5 percent of their student-athletes earning conference scholar honors just ahead of Florida Gulf Coast, who finished with 67.5 percent. Below is a chart of the APR scores from all Lipscomb teams. Visit the NCAA APR’s website for a complete history of Lipscomb’s APRs, as well as other NCAA team reports.  TEAM 2013-2014 Baseball 961 Men’s Basketball 933 Men’s Cross Country 990 Men’s Golf 986 Men’s Soccer 967 Men’s Tennis 992 Men’s Indoor Track 971 Men’s Outdoor Track 980 Softball 996 Women’s Basketball 969 Women’s Cross Country 995 Women’s Golf 992 Women’s Soccer 973 Women’s Tennis 981 Women’s Indoor Track 992 Women’s Outdoor Track 992 Women’s Volleyball...
President’s Convocation 2015 photo gallery

President’s Convocation 2015 photo gallery

Lipscomb University’s President’s Convocation took place on Sept. 1, 2015 in Allen Arena, celebrating the start of the 125th academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students from the University and middle and high school students from the Academy were joined by faculty for the celebration. Photos by Erin...
High Rise Renovation photo gallery

High Rise Renovation photo gallery

Lipscomb men’s residence hall High Rise received a 92-day, $7.5 million renovation this summer. The new hall includes an upgraded HVAC system, new lighting, power and plumbing, additional common areas on upper floors and new finishes and furnishings. Photos by Ben...
Sadie Robertson ‘Live Original LIVE’ event photo gallery

Sadie Robertson ‘Live Original LIVE’ event photo gallery

Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson hosted the first ‘Live Original LIVE’ at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena on Saturday Aug. 29, 2015. The event showcased how to “Live Original” in relationships, trials and communities. The conference also featured Christian pop duo for KING & COUNTRY. Photos by Becca Risley « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
Symphony Under The Stars photo gallery

Symphony Under The Stars photo gallery

The Nashville Symphony visited Lipscomb for “Symphony Under the Stars” as a part of the free community concert series in June. Photos by Erin...

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