2017 Dove Awards red carpet photo gallery

2017 Dove Awards red carpet photo gallery

Tuesday night outside Allen Arena, artists in the Christian and gospel genre gathered in celebration of their work. The red carpet for the annual GMA Dove Awards started at 3:30 p.m., and by 6:00 p.m., all gathered had seen filmmakers and musicians, including headlining artist Reba McEntire. The red carpet precluded the 48th-annual Dove Award show, the fifth of its kind on Lipscomb’s campus. « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
Lipscomb confronts DACA crisis, DREAMers speak out

Lipscomb confronts DACA crisis, DREAMers speak out

In response to President Trump’s announced plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Lipscomb University’s Office of Intercultural Development believed it necessary to confront the controversy. In Thursday’s Multicultural Awareness, Skills and Knowledge, or MASK, chapel, Assistant Dean of Intercultural Development, Lisa Steele, addressed the overwhelming audience in Ezell Chapel. “DREAMers,” she said, referring to the student-recipients of DACA, “are just like you. They’re fellow human beings.” She went on to explain what DACA is and some of its limitations. DACA is an immigration policy brought forth by the Obama administration that grants children of undocumented immigrants the opportunity to pursue an education, free from the fear of deportation. It grants recipients protection, temporary licenses and social security cards so that the students can drive and hold down jobs. “They still have to pay taxes,” Steele said, confronting a common misconception. “Many people ask, ‘Why don’t they just apply for citizenship,'” Steele said. “They would love to, but there is no path to get there through DACA.” There are currently 800,000 DREAMers in the United States. Steele passed the microphone to some DREAMers enrolled at Lipscomb University in hopes that hearing their stories would help the campus sympathize. “When you put a face to a story,” she said, “it changes everything. DREAMers are some of the bravest and most courageous students I know.” One such student is Juan Gonzalez. Gonzalez is currently enrolled in his fifth year at Lipscomb University. He graduated in May with an undergrad degree in Law, Justice and Society. He runs on the track and cross country team, which provides some of...
Your Neighbors, Dorado photo gallery

Your Neighbors, Dorado photo gallery

Monday evening, Lipscomb’s SGA hosted a concert, featuring Your Neighbors, a band comprised of  mostly Lipscomb students. Your neighbors opened for the country/Americana band Dorado. SGA served Whitt’s Barbecue and Maggie Moo’s ice cream.   Photos by Ellen Butterfield   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
Singarama 2017 photo gallery

Singarama 2017 photo gallery

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Lipscomb’s social clubs will host the annual musical performance, Singarama, in Collins Alumni Auditorium. All performances except Saturday’s will be at 7 p.m. Saturday’s will be at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Blast from the Past,” and will feature performances reminiscent of the 70s, 80s and 90s. Each performance will be judged on a variety of categories, and the winner will be announced following the final performance.   Photos by Anna Rogers   « ‹ 1 of 5 ›...
Lipscomb hosts 2017 Five-Minute Film Festival

Lipscomb hosts 2017 Five-Minute Film Festival

The annual Five-Minute Film Festival was held Friday night in Shamblin Theatre and was hosted by Lipscomb’s own film and theater departments. The festival was an attempted black-tie event, complete with a red carpet. Many wore suits or dresses and high-heels, but some didn’t get the memo. “I was supposed to come and give out awards, but I didn’t have a suit with me,” said sophomore film major Clay Mortenson, donning his pink sweatshirt. “I was told not to worry about presenting.” The event began with an introduction; then the first act of short films followed. After the intermission, the second act began and awards were given. Professor of film and creative media Steve Taylor hosted the event and introduced other award-presenters while former student David Moomey used various percussion equipment on stage to create suspense with drumrolls. “We have an esteemed panel of judges,” Taylor said, “and they are all film professionals.” The judges decided on the winners of most awards, but they left a handful of awards to the discretion of the audience. One of the highest award-winning short films was “A Crack in the Robin’s Egg,” directed by junior Kwame Marah. “It started out as a short story,” Marah said. “It’s something that has been sitting on my mind for a long time.” Marah says he felt the calling to make it a film. “It’s more of a passion project than anything else,” he said. The film, Marah says, is about our priorities, and “being here now.” The film tied for first with “Revival,” as the 2017 Best Narrative, and both will be screened at the 2017 Nashville Film Festival....