Cars stolen from campus parking lots

Cars stolen from campus parking lots

Over the span of 12 hours between Sunday night and Monday morning, a burglary spree hit Lipscomb’s parking lots, according to a campus-wide email sent out Wednesday afternoon. On Sunday night, multiple cars were reportedly broken into and robbed, while one car was reported stolen. Another vehicle was stolen from the parking lot by the softball fields early Monday morning. The email said the cars were unlocked. The cars that were stolen had their keys inside of them. Lipscomb Security is currently working with the Nashville Police Department to find the cars. Both Campus Security and NPD were unavailable for comment. Campus Security currently suspects that this was allegedly done by a single perpetrator who is not a Lipscomb student, according to the email from Josh Roberts, Dean of Student Development. Roberts reminded students that even though Lipscomb is a safe campus in a safe neighborhood, it is always best to lock all cars, leave no valuables in them and keep the keys. Due to these events, Campus Security is upgrading its patrol routine to be more aggressive and alert. In August, a woman was mugged by four men while approaching her car on campus. All of the perpetrators of that crime were apprehended within the month of August. This story will be updated if more details...
Media Masters features PR expert

Media Masters features PR expert

Ronald Roberts, CEO of DVL Seigenthaler, spoke Monday evening at the College of Communications’ first Media Masters event of the semester. Sophomore strategic communications major Peyton Rodgers interviewed Roberts about his journey, diversity in the workplace and keeping up with the rapidly changing communications climate. “Professional development on the entry level helps you to grow, professional development on the senior level helps you to remain relevant,” Roberts said. The public relations professional said he was one of only a handful of minorities at each media job he worked. Once he arrived at DVL Siegenthaler, he started emphasizing diversity. “If you want to be as successful as you can be, in order to survive and thrive, you have to reach out to as many people as possible,” Roberts said. “It is really important to have that diversity of thought.” After the conversation with Ms. Rodgers, the floor was opened up to the audience for questions. Students asked personal questions about Tiger Woods–a former client of Roberts–and job interview advice. The event was held in the Ezell building where free pizza and soft drinks were offered to those in attendance. The next Media Masters will also take place in Ezell and will be on Tuesday, March 27th at 5 P.M....
Amazon Locker installed on campus

Amazon Locker installed on campus

There is a new way on campus to receive Amazon packages: Amazon Locker. Located next to Starbucks in the Bennett Campus Center, the bright yellow locker, labeled Karlek, is hard to miss. To use the locker, first, go to Amazon.com and enter your location to see the Amazon Lockers near you. Second, add the locker to your Amazon address book. Then, when you shop and place an order, you will have the option to send the delivery to the Amazon Locker. When the delivery arrives, you will receive a code from Amazon to enter on the locker kiosk to retrieve your delivery. When your item arrives, you have 3 business days to pick up the delivery or it will be returned to Amazon. If your item is eligible, you can even return it through the Amazon Locker. Anybody can use the lockers, not just Prime members. Unfortunately, there is a limitation on the size of the object you can have delivered to the Amazon Locker, since the largest lockers are only the size of a kitchen cabinet. You also cannot order anything from the kiosk itself. It is strictly for inputting your delivery code. “You can get in the lockers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is pretty neat,” Walker Cheatham, an employee of the campus post office, said. “The locker was supposed to be running today (Friday), but due to the weather it has been delayed to opening up on Monday or Tuesday,” Walker added. Starting next week, you can start using the Amazon Locker for all your Amazon deliveries. Click here for more information...
Automatic chapel credit scanning app discontinued

Automatic chapel credit scanning app discontinued

The event check-in software, Teal Pass, is no longer being used by Campus Ministry for easy check-ins to The Gathering chapel. The ticketing software, a Nashville startup, was introduced at the beginning of the fall semester and suffered a few hiccups. Now it’s being discarded in favor of the original scanning method. “Until a system and a program is tested and in place, we are going back to the old system,” campus minister Cyrus Eaton said. Lipscomb University was one of the early adopters of the technology.  “Ultimately it’s a great idea but it’s not ready,” Eaton added. Some students took advantage of the software  to check in to chapel without actually attending. For now, Campus Ministry will send extra chapel scanners to The Gathering to help students leave chapel quickly and safely. Be sure to bring your student I.D. to chapel in order to receive credit. If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and delete Teal Pass from your smartphone. photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Lady Bisons volleyball takes first game of ASUN championship

Lady Bisons volleyball takes first game of ASUN championship

Lady Bisons volleyball (15-12; ASUN 8-6) won the first game of the ASUN championship against The University of North Florida (13-19; 5-9). This marks the 13th consecutive year that Lipscomb has made it to the ASUN semifinals. The Lady Bisons had a strong opening and never lost their stride, leading each of the sets by more than three points the entire game. Carlyle Nusbaum, reigning ASUN Player of the Year, delivered 17 out of the 42 kills. “Offense is something this team knows how to do,” head coach Brandon Rosenthal said. “The team worked like a well-oiled machine with every player executing their positions wonderfully.” The Lady Bisons total amount of digs was 49, 15 digs higher than North Florida’s 34, and senior Brittany Thomas delivered 11 digs. Lipscomb’s Lady Bisons had a whopping 42 kills as opposed to the University of North Florida Osprey’s 23. The Lady Bison’s hitting percentage for the three sets were .302, .280 and .250, respectively. “Our energy was great,” Rosenthal said. “I don’t know if there’s necessarily improvements; I think it’s just continuing to execute the gameplan.” Lipscomb’s next match of the semifinals will be against Kennesaw State on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.  Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...