Lipscomb women’s soccer defeats Chattanooga 3-0

Lipscomb women’s soccer defeats Chattanooga 3-0

Lipscomb volleyball defeats Pepperdine 3-1

Lipscomb volleyball defeats Pepperdine 3-1

Lipscomb volleyball defeats Ball State Cardinals 3-1

Lipscomb volleyball defeats Ball State Cardinals 3-1

Lipscomb men’s soccer defeats No. 10 Xavier Musketeers 2-1

Lipscomb men’s soccer defeats No. 10 Xavier Musketeers 2-1

SAB Block Party: Rainey photo gallery

SAB Block Party: Rainey photo gallery

Girls’ Bible study Zion provides place of refuge

Girls’ Bible study Zion provides place of refuge


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 women’s soccer defeats Chattanooga 3-0

Lipscomb women’s soccer defeats Chattanooga 3-0

Lipscomb women’s soccer defeated Chattanooga 3-0 Friday night at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex. With this game, the Lady Bisons have played six straight games without giving up a goal against opponents. “I am impressed with the way this team has jelled,” head coach Kevin O’Brien said. “Hopefully they will continue to improve.” Freshman Brooke Brenner scored the only goal for the Bisons in the first half of the 13th minute. The goal was assisted by sophomore Elizabeth Ashwood, who played the ball across the Chattanooga backline. UTC’s Katie Emig made several stops, but Lipscomb continued to aggressively pound the net in the second half. In the 64th minute, senior Caroline Chadwell scored the second goal of the game and was assisted by freshman Maycie McKay. Freshman Lindsay Brent scored the third goal of the game in the 77th minute. Sophomore Emily Rogers assisted the goal. O’Brien said he was very happy with the balance of veteran and young players contributing to the game. “This makes our entire program more competitive,” O’Brien said. “It shows that our players genuinely care about each other and they have a great spirit, which makes it an awesome group to coach.” Lipscomb women’s soccer will take on Vanderbilt at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Lipscomb volleyball defeats Pepperdine 3-1

Lipscomb volleyball defeats Pepperdine 3-1

The Lady Bisons remain undefeated this season after a 3-1 win over the Pepperdine Waves, extending their winning streak to five matches. Tension filled Allen Arena as the Lipscomb Invitational got its second stream of matches underway. Both teams came into the match undefeated after wins against Ball State and Florida Atlantic. After a slow start in a tense first set, the Bisons regained composure. “We came together at the beginning and we were pushing and pushing, but Pepperdine is so calm when they play and they keep going and digging balls, which deflated us a bit during the second set,” senior Brittnay Estes said. “We then realized that we have to play our way, which is energetic, exciting, screaming and pushing when we win points.” The Lady Bisons lost some momentum during the latter stages of the second set, but bounced back and won the match (25-22, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23). Lipscomb played their first home match of the season this Friday afternoon, defeating Ball State 3-1. The Bisons will prepare for their final match of the Lipscomb Invitational against Florida Atlantic at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. “We are going to get a lot of rest, some video analysis and come out intense playing our away and that’s the way we are going to win games,” Estes said. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Lipscomb volleyball defeats Ball State Cardinals 3-1

Lipscomb volleyball defeats Ball State Cardinals 3-1

The Lady Bisons continued to dominate their season after defeating the Ball State Cardinals 3-1 for the Lipscomb Invitational on Friday afternoon in Allen Arena. Ball State came out firing, winning the tightly contested first set. The Bisons regained composure and momentum to defeat the Cardinals. “We served a lot better throughout the match — they are a tough defensive team and applied a lot of defensive pressure to us,” head coach Brandon Rosenthal said. The Lady Bisons started their quest with a 3-0 record for the first time in program history, after defeating the No. 46 CSUN Matadors, No. 97 Idaho State Bengals and No. 37 Utah Utes over the weekend. “We came out with a really good attitude protecting our house and didn’t let last weekend affect us,” senior Jewell Dobson said. “We built on the momentum. It’s also good when you have a lot of players on the team who can put the ball away. I think with every game we keep learning how to keep composure and finish games.” The three other schools competing in the Lipscomb Invitational include Ball State University, Florida Atlantic University and Pepperdine University.  FAU and Ball State will face each other at 5 p.m. followed by the Lady Bison’s who will play Pepperdine at 7:30 p.m. “Ultimately it comes down to the girls — when they are ready to go after rest and switch gears,” Rosenthal said. “We are going to need to apply pressure early — I think we waited a little too late in that first match. Pepperdine is a very efficient team and we’re going to have to play our own game...
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...
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 ›...

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