Dachshund-racing, ax-throwing among Oktoberfest highlights

Dachshund-racing, ax-throwing among Oktoberfest highlights

PREVIEW: Dove Awards set to return to Lipscomb stage for 50th annual show

PREVIEW: Dove Awards set to return to Lipscomb stage for 50th annual show

Lipscomb Academy football shuts out Rossview 35-0

Lipscomb Academy football shuts out Rossview 35-0

Dead Land Haunted Woods shows visitors the frightening side of October

Dead Land Haunted Woods shows visitors the frightening side of October

Cool weather heralds the start of pumpkin season in Nashville

Cool weather heralds the start of pumpkin season in Nashville

Lipscomb Pharmacy Dept. preps students for flu season with annual Bison Flu Fest

Lipscomb Pharmacy Dept. preps students for flu season with annual Bison Flu Fest


PREVIEW: Dove Awards set to return to Lipscomb stage for 50th annual show

PREVIEW: Dove Awards set to return to Lipscomb stage for 50th annual show

It’s that time of year again — a white tent has been placed outside Allen Arena, and weekly parking email warns of an expansive list of closed parking spots for Tuesday evening when Lipscomb will host the 50thannual Dove Awards. It’s Lipscomb’s seventh year hosting the GMA Dove Awards, and as usual, several genre heavyweights will be in attendance. This year’s guest list includes artists like Lauren Daigle, Amy Grant, Hillsong Worship and MercyMe. Performances are expected from the five new artist of the year nominees Riley Clemmons, Austin French, Kelontae Gavin, Josh Baldwin and Aaron Carter. The nominations for major category song of the year shine a light on writers and performers like Francesca Battistelli’s “The Breakup Song” and Lauren Daigle’s “You Say.” Daigle’s song “You Say,” co-written by Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury, recently broke the record for the longest No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart. Presenters will include comedian John Crist, Kathy Lee Gifford, for KING & COUNTRY and Lipscomb alum Pat Boone. Lumination will bring you full coverage of the big event, so check back Tuesday evening. Till then, check out last year’s coverage here.  Photo by Ben...
Lipscomb students “spin” themselves to a healthier community

Lipscomb students “spin” themselves to a healthier community

Before her class began at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Emily Patti spent a few minutes adjusting her seat pedals and fixing her microphone. She greeted students individually as they walked in the door and warmly welcomed new members. Then, she dimmed the lights, got on her bike, and blasted the stereo. This is Spin, the world of indoor cycling, which first found its way to Lipscomb University in 2009. Since then, group fitness has had a sharp increase in participation with Spin being the most attended class on campus. The concept of Spin is simple: a 45-minute fitness session where students ride stationary bikes at various levels of resistance while led by an instructor. This, combined with bass pumping music and a dark room, makes for an immersive yet entertaining workout. In recent years, spin classes have become extremely popular, with celebrities like Beyonce and former President Barack Obama loving the fast-paced and high-intensity workouts that make them break a sweat. But it’s more than just the challenging workout that keeps students coming back week after week. Some students rely on the class environment with an upbeat instructor to keep them involved in this fitness fad.  “I love the fun group vibe here and the music,” said Lipscomb student, Abigail Hardage. “Yes, it’s a challenging workout, but Emily motivates me to be the absolute best. I honestly don’t think I’d be able to do on my own what she pushes me to do each week.” Emily Patti is the instructor for the twice-weekly class, she began teaching after a soccer injury left her unable to exercise with the team. She...
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse offers ‘a bit of nostalgia and fun’

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse offers ‘a bit of nostalgia and fun’

A bit of nostalgia for ‘older kids,’ the children’s play Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse plays through Saturday, Sept. 28, at Shamblin. Lipscomb’s School of Fine and Performing Arts is presenting the show, based on the children’s books by Kevin Henkes. The tale features a mouse named Lilly who loves everything about school. Pals Chester and Wilson say they are two peas in a pod, but Lilly soon comes to town and eventually becomes best friends with both of them. “It’s really good for ages 5-10,” said Emma Harvey, who plays Chester, when talking about the play. “Adults love it too, though,” she said. “There are some really specific parts of the show that are geared towards adults, and that children just won’t get. For college students, it’s really nostalgic because we grew up reading the books.” Tickets for can be purchased here for the remaining shows at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Shamblin Theatre. Harvey encourages her college schoolmates to catch it before it’s gone. “You should definitely come see this show for a little bit of nostalgia and fun.” Gallery by Madison Sharpe. DSC9178 Aperture: 4Camera: ILCE-7RM3Iso: 1600 « ‹ 1 of 21 ›...
Lipscomb students sample Ken Burns’ sprawling ‘Country Music’ documentary

Lipscomb students sample Ken Burns’ sprawling ‘Country Music’ documentary

Sunday night Lipscomb School of Music hosted a free concert and viewing of part of Ken Burns newest massive documentary series on “Country Music.” The entire series consists of eight segments running at least two hours in length. Before students watched the documentary there was a concert featuring, Cindy Morgan, Scott Mulvahill, Johnson Roberts and Abby Siler. Cindy Morgan performed the longest set, but all of the singers sang an old hymn and the crowd sang along with them. After the concert was over the documentary started. “Country Music” details how country music began and its episodes explore the development of he genre to what it is now. Burns interviews country artists and music industry figures for the film series. Those interviewed include Carlene Carter, who carries the Carter Family name forward, Kris Kristofferson, who changed the literary style of country music, as well as megastars like Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton. Music and photos of such historic stars as The Carters, Mac Wiseman, Hank Williams, Cowboy Jack Clement are featured throughout the documentary. For example, episode six focuses on the wordplay offered up by Kristofferson and his contemporary from the folk-rock world Bob Dylan. The two men’s connections to Johnny Cash are explored in depth. The full documentary series is being shown on PBS stations nationwide (WNPT-Channel 8 in Nashville) and also is available On...
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...
Lady Bisons tie against FGCU 1-1 after 110 minutes of play

Lady Bisons tie against FGCU 1-1 after 110 minutes of play

Sunday afternoon, with temperatures rising to nearly 100 degrees, the Lipscomb Lady Bisons faced off against fellow ASUN women’s soccer powerhouse the Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles in their second conference game of the year. Neither team was ever able to fully gain control of the match as play stretched into overtime and then double overtime, where the final result was a 1-1 tie after 110 minutes of play. The Eagles seemed to take control of the game in the 15th minute when senior midfielder Marjorie Boilesen put the ball in the back of the net off of sophomore midfielder Ashlee Brentlinger’s assist, but sophomore midfielder Kristi Jones was able to respond shortly before halftime for the Bisons leveling the score once again. Entering the second half, it was clear to see why these two teams were ranked first and second in the preseason ASUN poll, as impenetrable defense and smart possession fought through the heat to keep both teams scoreless for the final 45 minutes of regulation. Lipscomb was able to do this by keeping FGCU’s all-American senior forward Evdokia Popadinova quiet. “We highlighted two players, 17 [senior forward Evdokia Popadinova] and 25 [senior midfielder Marjorie Boilesen]; 25 got the goal so we didn’t do quite exactly as we game-planned, but they are super talented,” Lipscomb’s head coach O’Brien said. “As far as shutting down Evie [Popadinova], our defenders knew that those two were their primary point-getters, the ones that lead their team in all the offensive statistical categories. When those two are around the ball, I know that there is an extra level of focus, and I...
Backup goalkeeper helps Bisons hold on for conference-opening victory

Backup goalkeeper helps Bisons hold on for conference-opening victory

Even though the Bisons had to call on a substitute in net about halfway through the game, Lipscomb’s men’s soccer team opened ASUN conference play with a 1-0 victory over the Jacksonville University Dolphins. The Sept. 21 victory also was the Bisons first home victory of the season. Even though it was a low-scoring affair, the Bisons controlled the possession early and had several chances to put the ball in the net but were unable to convert these attempts. Finally, in the 34th minute, freshman midfielder Ruben Pedersen scored off an assist from senior midfielder John Wynia, putting the Bisons ahead 1-0, the final score. Entering the second half, Lipscomb seemed to continue to hold the edge in possession, until six minutes into the half, when starting goalkeeper freshman Michael Sibley was assessed a red card and was ejected from the game, leaving the Bisons with one man down and their backup keeper, freshman Alex Brown, in goal. But the Bisons were able to adjust and respond to this personnel advantage fielded by the Dolphins. “I thought that we did a good job of limiting their chances, protecting critical areas and making them play negative,” coach Charles Morrow said. “It [playing one man down] takes a lot of effort and a lot of work. Their willingness to put that work in is definitely something we can build off of for the rest of the season.” Brown’s strong play in goal was a huge contributor to Lipscomb being able to maintain their lead throughout the second half. “It’s a tough situation for Alex [Brown] to come in, not expecting to...
Titans home opener catches fire but fizzles in 19-17 loss to Indianapolis

Titans home opener catches fire but fizzles in 19-17 loss to Indianapolis

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 murdered in 2009, so several of his family members were there to honor him. While the ceremony was going on an artist painted the two most-iconic Titans. 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 team falls to USF Bulls

Lipscomb men’s soccer team falls to USF Bulls

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.  ...
Dachshund-racing, ax-throwing among Oktoberfest highlights

Dachshund-racing, ax-throwing among Oktoberfest highlights

Racing dachshunds, Bavarian hats, traditional German food and beverage and ax-throwing all are part of the mix that makes Oktoberfest one of Nashville’s favorite cultural celebrations. Each year almost a quarter of a million people come out to the free, 10-block festival in the Germantown neighborhood, the city’s traditional German settlement which now has been transformed by countless condominium and residential developments.  The fest — which ran Oct. 12-13  — begins each year with the Oktoberfest 5K run; then vendors and celebrants settle in for a day of all things German, including food, beer, crafts and clothing. And there’s always room for more German stuff, according to Jackie Sharpnack, of the I Love Oktoberfest booth.  “This is my 12th Oktoberfest, and we thought the festival needed even more German heritage, so we opened this booth selling Bavarian hats, German steins, edelweiss jewelry, just so we can bring some of our German heritage to the festival,” she said.  She and many others with German roots come to the festival for a taste of home. The history of the worldwide Oktoberfest celebrations dates back to the early 1800s. A royal marriage took place between Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese, the couple invited the citizens of Munich, Germany, to celebrate with them. After, the celebration has been held to commemorate the grand party over the world.  Despite the festival seeming like one big party, there were children, families, and dogs by the thousands in attendance at the festival. Over 150 dachshund’s attended the festival as competitors. These pups ran 50 feet to determine the fest’s annual Dachshund Derby...
Lipscomb Academy football shuts out Rossview 35-0

Lipscomb Academy football shuts out Rossview 35-0

  The Lipscomb Academy football team won Thursday night’s non-conference home game against Rossview High School 35-0. In their first shutout of the season, the Mustangs (5-2) scored early and tallied 28 in the first half against the Hawks (4-4). In the second half the clock stayed running after the fifth touchdown. The Arcadian Wild and Ashlyn Grayce played the pre-game show at the Mustang Stampede. Both acts have Lipscomb roots. The Arcadian Wild is led by songwriters and Lipscomb alumni Isaac Horn (guitar) and Lincoln Mick (mandolin). Ashlyn Cranford was a strategic communication major at Lipscomb and graduated in 2018.  Players and students decked out in pink for the game in support of breast cancer awareness month. The team also ran out to the field through a tunnel of Lipscomb community undergoing or having gone through the battle with breast cancer.  The Mustangs will play Franklin County on Oct. 18 in...
Cool weather heralds the start of pumpkin season in Nashville

Cool weather heralds the start of pumpkin season in Nashville

After a long, hot summer and early fall, the weather has finally cooled down to average temperatures. With this, the season of corn mazes, haunted houses, and all things pumpkin has begun. During the month of October, Nashville is filled with countless activities for both the fearless and faint of heart to enjoy. One such excursion is just a five-minute drive up Granny White Pike and into the 12 South neighborhood. Across the street from Urban Grub, Nashville Pumpkin Co. has set up a miniature pumpkin patch in the heart of the city. The displays are filled with the typical orange pumpkins, but also with numerous heirloom pumpkins and beautifully speckled squashes each in varying shades of green, pink, white, red, and yellow.  While you browse, you have the option to play pumpkin bowling, a game where you attempt to knock down 10 wooden ghosts with a miniature pumpkin. There is also the opportunity to take pictures with the pumpkin photo backdrop to pass the time. Not only does the pumpkin patch have cute photo opportunities and a great selection of fall decor, but the patch is only a few yards away from Frothy Monkey, Portland Brew, and White Bison. These are popular spots for all your fall beverage needs, which will further get you into the fall spirit. Whether you need decor for your house, apartment, or dorm room or you just want to take cute fall photos, Nashville Pumpkin Co. should be your go-to stop. Continue to check back in Lumination Network to see all the fun activities going on around Nashville this fall....
Tau Phi, country music, and cowboy hats to help veterans’ causes 

Tau Phi, country music, and cowboy hats to help veterans’ causes 

Tau Phi’s Cowboy Show, which has roots going back 45 years when it began with skits in the Square, this year will celebrate and aid veterans with proceeds from Saturday’s performance.  This tradition has been around since 1974, as part of traditional Bison Day activities, but the skits in the Square became so popular it became an annual, staged celebration. All the proceeds will go toward charities such as Room in the Inn homeless agency and Wreaths Across America, for which Tau Phi members for the first time will lay wreaths on veterans’ graves Dec. 14 at the Nashville National Cemetery on Gallatin Road in Madison. Hunter Taylor hosted this year’s show, keeping the audience engaged and laughing in-between each song. The show blended older alumni members with pledges from the incoming class and included an all-family song, a brother-sister duo, and even an original song by Taylor Hogan.  “The Cowboy Show is a great display of what it means to be a Southern gentleman, which is a much-respected role in the Lipscomb community,” said Sarah Stewart, a junior who enjoyed the festivities.  “The Cowboy Show is so fun, and a great way to get those involved in supporting a noble cause while still highlighting  a fellow social club,” said junior Maddie Martin.  The music was led by Pat Flynn, who has done it for 22 years. He is a Grammy award-winning musician and one of the three honorary members of the Tau Phi social club.   “The Cowboy Show is something I look forward to every year. It’s a great way to bring students together,” said Jordan Bullard. DSC0685 Aperture:...
Lipscomb Academy wallops long-time rivals Goodpasture, 63-21, to take 26-25 series lead

Lipscomb Academy wallops long-time rivals Goodpasture, 63-21, to take 26-25 series lead

Alumni, friends, family and platinum recording artists gathered at the Lipscomb Academy football complex for a Homecoming drubbing of long-time rivals Goodpasture. The 63-21 whipping of the Cougars by the Mustangs puts the series now at 26-25 in the Bisons’ favor. Before the Mustangs took the field, the crowds gathered at the baseball field to hear Jerrod Niemann perform in the pregame Mustang Stampede concert. His set included his platinum hit “Lover, Lover” and a gold single “What Do You Want.”  As the concert concluded, alumni gathered next to the stands to welcome the team onto the field as they battled for the Martin-McCadams Cup in this cross-town rivalry. The Mustangs took the field ready to play, as they lined up for the opening kickoff before the Cougars even took the field. The Cougars drew first blood, scoring off of a 66-yard reception by senior wide receiver David Harris, giving Goodpasture a 7-0 lead. Trent Dilfer’s Mustangs squad was quick to respond, with a perfectly executed quarterback sneak by sophomore Luther Richesson to even the score at seven. Much of the first half was back and forth between the two teams as the score would level at 7 and then again at 14.  The Mustangs were finally able to gain some separation from the Cougars off  two quick scores from sophomore running back Jaden Lyles and senior wide receiver Kyle McNamara, giving them a 28-14 lead going into halftime.  Going into the second half, Goodpasture forced a turnover and cut the lead to a one-score game, but the Mustangs responded with a McNamara touchdown, and the Cougars never got...

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