Lumination Newscast: Oct. 11, 2018

Lumination Newscast: Oct. 11, 2018

This week on Lumination News, Anna Rogers and Abbi Scott deliver coverage of National Coming Out Day at Lipscomb, Erin Franklin goes to the Tau Phi Cowboy Show and Cavin Jacobson catches up with the winner of the first CEO Pitch Competition of the school year. Anchors: Charissa Ricker and Cavin Jacobson Sports reporter: Carly Reams Weather reporter: Erin Franklin Local Arts and Entertainment reporter: Anna Rogers...
Lipscomb hires liaison for LGBT student population

Lipscomb hires liaison for LGBT student population

In a step toward further acknowledgment of the LGBTQ+ student population, Lipscomb has hired an official liaison to improve relations with that community. Dannie Woods, an alumna of Lipscomb, joined the Student Life office in November 2017 to “be a bridge-builder between Student Life and our LGBT student community,” she told Lumination Network. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Lipscomb and a master’s degree in higher education at Abilene Christian University. “How do we serve, how do we support, how do we love them?” Woods asked. “How do we make sure they’re getting the most out of their college experience? “The biggest thing I’m trying to say is that I see you, and I want to hear you, and I want to get to know you,” Woods said. “This seems so small, but it’s so huge,” Sarah Rodden, a senior English major who identifies as queer, said about the hiring of Woods. “I definitely feel like for LGBT students, her presence on campus helps,” James Oliver, sophomore fashion design major, said. “Having someone lets us know that at least we aren’t ignored.” Rodden and Oliver said that hiring Woods is just one step of many Lipscomb should take to continue to acknowledge their community. “Without an official group for LGBT students to gather and organize in, we’re always going to be feeling voiceless,” Oliver said. As recently as the 2013-14 school year, “homosexual behavior” was specifically outlawed in the student handbook under the Sexual Morality policy (see image). In the 2014-15 handbook and on, the clause specifically mentioning “homosexual behavior” is not present. The 2018-19 student handbook policy on all...
Lumination Newscast, Sept. 27, 2018

Lumination Newscast, Sept. 27, 2018

This week on Lumination News, tune in for LeBron Hill’s coverage of how students reacted to an event on campus featuring Alex Azar, a Trump cabinet official involved in the immigration crackdown. Charissa Ricker previews the Dove Awards and Cavin Jacobson asks students what they think about the sexual assault allegations surrounding the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Anchors: Abbi Scott and Carly Reams Entertainment: Charissa Ricker Sports: LeBron Hill Weather: George Wong...
Lumination Newscast, Sept. 6, 2018

Lumination Newscast, Sept. 6, 2018

Erin Franklin and Jade Spilka anchor in this week’s Lumination news, bringing you the latest in sports, entertainment and campus news. Find out the latest with the George Shinn building’s construction, what students did for Labor Day, this week’s weather and more.    ...
BREAKING: Academy mission team unharmed by volcano eruption

BREAKING: Academy mission team unharmed by volcano eruption

An Academy group on a medical mission trip in Guatemala was not harmed by the Sunday eruption of the Fuego volcano, Mitchell Despot, a Lipscomb Academy spokesperson said. The team of teachers and students were in Antigua, less than 50 miles from the volcano, which has erupted once already this year. At least 25 people were killed in the eruption, according to CONRED, the country’s disaster-response agency. Twenty more were injured. Over 3,000 locals were forced to evacuate. The group is continuing its work until it flies back to the United States Tuesday morning, in keeping with its original schedule. This story has been updated to correct that the group was not covered in ash. Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...