BREAKING: SGA Senator-at-Large results announced

BREAKING: SGA Senator-at-Large results announced

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eight SGA senators-at-large were selected by the students Thursday afternoon. The senators-at-large include: Ralston Drake Ben Hemby Kelli Messmer Deanie Pedigo Hank Warren Jack Webber Matt Welborn Jordan Whitfield On Tuesday, Sierra Sparks was elected student body president over Ralston Drake. Annie Moore defeated Jack Webber for vice president. Macy Glassco received secretary over Deanie Pedigo, and Emilee Goss was elected treasurer over Matt Welborn. The full list of class senators elected Tuesday include: SENIOR SENATOR Cole Buttrey Hannah Fox Cheyenne Gavin Andrew Nelson Hanyi Yin JUNIOR SENATOR Jerod Crockett Breckin Horton Abby Myers Luke Shoulders Ben Vogel SOPHOMORE SENATOR Elliot Forst Robby Renfrow Selvana Rouman Mimi Vance Dexter...
Lumination to host SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s Lounge

Lumination to host SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s Lounge

Lumination’s Lindsey Nance will be moderating the SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s lounge. SGA will be providing food for everyone in attendance. SGA President Carson Panovec is a graduating senior, but he noted that the candidates running for offices this year are “stacked.” He said he thinks the election will be a close one, so he encouraged Lipscomb students to come out to the debate to be informed and learn about their candidates. “The debate is an important part of the election process because it gives everyone the opportunity to be exposed to the candidates,” Panovec said. “Who they are, what they are about, and their vision for Lipscomb. It helps people to be more informed when they step up to the ballot. “I’d encourage everyone to come out and either meet the candidates or support the one you are already behind. Plus free food, which everyone can get behind!” The candidates running for offices this year are: president (all students vote 1) Ralston Drake Sierra Sparks   vice president (all students vote 1) Annie Moore Jack Webber secretary (all students vote 1) Macy Glassco Deanie Pedigo treasurer (all students vote 1) Emilee Goss Matt Welborn   senior senator (rising seniors vote 5) Cole Buttrey Derris Dabbs Hannah Fox Ben Garwood Cheyenne Gavin Ben Hemby Kelli Messmer Andrew Nelson Taylor Phillips Jordan Whitfield Hanyi Yin   junior senator (rising juniors vote 5) Jerod Crockett Ethan Dupuis Jase George Breckin Horton Abby Myers Luke Shoulders Mike Thomas Ben Vogel Hank Warren sophomore senator Elliot Forst Kase Maner Bailey Provo Robby Renfrow Selvana Rouman Tori Smith Mimi Vance...
Lipscomb, UNC matchup set for Friday, 1:45 p.m. on CBS

Lipscomb, UNC matchup set for Friday, 1:45 p.m. on CBS

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Lipscomb Bisons will take on North Carolina’s Tar Heels in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte tomorrow afternoon. Tipoff is set for 1:45 p.m. CT. To watch the game, fans can tune in to CBS tomorrow. No. 15 seed Lipscomb is playing in the tournament for the first time in school history, after winning the ASUN Conference Title over FGCU in the final, 108-96, in Fort Myers, Florida, to earn an automatic bid to the tournament.. The No. 2 seed Tar Heels are defending national champions, defeating Gonzaga 71-65 in the 2017 final. UNC has won six NCAA Championships in 49 appearances but are coming off a loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship to No. 1 seed University of Virginia. “We’re not going to be better than North Carolina overall,” coach Casey Alexander said on Sunday after the selection show held in Allen Arena. “We’ve just got to be better than North Carolina in one 40-minute game.” Photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
A look back: the rich history of Bisons basketball

A look back: the rich history of Bisons basketball

This basketball season has been unforgettable for the Lipscomb Bisons. For the first time in school history, Lipscomb’s men’s basketball team will be competing in the NCAA tournament. Sunday night, the team, with support from fans and alumni at the selection show held in Allen Arena, found out its seed and destination — a  No. 15 seed playing University of North Carolina, a No. 2 seed, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Though this is Lipscomb’s first time appearing in the NCAA tournament, the  Bisons have a rich basketball history. In 1999, the NCAA granted Lipscomb dual membership to compete in both NAIA and NCAA. 2001 was the first year Lipscomb played its first full Division 1 schedule, and the Bisons were first eligible for the NCAA tournament in 2003. But before all this, Lipscomb was a small-college basketball powerhouse, known as David Lipscomb rather than just the founder’s surname, that won the NAIA National Championship in 1986. The Lipscomb Greats — Philip Hutcheson and John Pierce Current Athletic Director Philip Hutcheson is part of this strong and established foundation that helped get the Bisons to where they are today. Notably, he was the first Lipscomb athlete to have his uniform (#44) retired. The six-foot-8-inch center ended his career with 4,106 points as college basketball’s all-time scorer, and he was an All-American each of his four seasons. He was named the 1990 NAIA Player of the Year and CoSIDA Academic Player of the Year in both 1988-89 and 1989-90. But Hutcheson was successful even off the court during his time at Lipscomb. He maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA and graduated as Lipscomb’s...
Women’s Empowerment Week kicks off at Lipscomb, multiple sessions to be held throughout week

Women’s Empowerment Week kicks off at Lipscomb, multiple sessions to be held throughout week

International Women’s Day is March 8, but Lipscomb students have planned an entire week, appropriately named “Women’s Empowerment Week,” with multiple sessions on campus throughout this week open to all. Juniors Sena Seged and Leslie Garcia are co-directors of the week, with an organizational staff of over 15 fellow students. Seven different events have been planned for the week, ranging from The Lydia Conference to a “Lunch and Learn” with Frankie Henry, a civil rights activist during the Nashville sit-ins. This is the first year Lipscomb has recognized the week. “It’s kind of surprising this hasn’t been recognized before — women’s history month is March — but just this week is such a good time to recognize women in general,” Seged said. “It’s good because we get a different perspective every day — a dose of women every day.” This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is “Press for Progress.” Seged said that theme is also reflected in their weekly sessions and goals. “Every year they have a new theme for what they do, kind of what they want women to recognize internationally, and this year’s theme is “Press for Progress,” which is so vital . . . that means making a change, making an effort, and we’re doing that right now by even having this week. Everyone has been so receptive of women’s empowerment week. “A lot of us have the same mind, in coming together,” Seged continued. “I wouldn’t call us feminists, but all of us are really passionate about coming together with women’s empowerment and celebrating the idea of being a woman. Everyday we can...