Letter from the Editor: Introducing our 2018 staff

Letter from the Editor: Introducing our 2018 staff

Hey, fellow Bisons! School is back in in full swing now, so I thought I would give you all an update on Lumination Network for this upcoming semester. Our staff has grown. I would like to introduce Cole Gray, a junior journalism major, as our new co-managing editor. Cole is following in the footsteps of the very talented Becca Risley, who graduated in December. Cole served as our sports editor last spring. Last semester, he interned at The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C. Anna Rogers, one of our accomplished photographers and writers, is continuing as co-managing editor as well. As editor, I’m looking forward to the growth of Lumination, and I hope to continue to build the site into something that all students, alumni, faculty and parents read each day. Anna, Cole and I most certainly couldn’t do it alone, though! We have many talented students contributing to Lumination this year: Russell Vannozzi is back, bringing his sports expertise to the staff as our Sports Editor. Ben Davis, along with his trusty camera, is back as our Chief Photographer. Daniel Johnson is taking care of all of the complicated tech stuff as our Web Developer. Bethanie Jones is focused on creating and curating content to reach all of you as our Social Media Director. On the radio side of things: Cavin Jacobson and Lebron Hill are teaming up as our co-Radio Directors. Hannah Gilmore is bringer her sports mastery to the game, serving as our Radio Sports Director. During my time as editor, something I have particularly tried to focus on is bringing world-news stories with a Lipscomb focus to...
BREAKING NEWS: Lipscomb University classes cancelled for Friday, Jan. 12 due to winter weather conditions

BREAKING NEWS: Lipscomb University classes cancelled for Friday, Jan. 12 due to winter weather conditions

Lipscomb University has cancelled day and evening classes today due to the severe weather that is expected to roll in to Middle Tennessee Friday morning. Food service for on-campus students will still be provided. Kim Chaudoin, Assistant Vice President of Communication and Marketing, released the information on lipscomb.edu, where students can find weather updates. “Due to winter weather conditions, Provost W. Craig Bledsoe has cancelled classes for Friday, January 12,” Chaudoin said in a statement, “and President L. Randolph Lowry has declared an administrative leave...
President Trump signs executive order in Nashville

President Trump signs executive order in Nashville

The American Dream is “roaring back to life,” according to President Donald Trump, who spoke before a crowd of nearly 5,000 people at the American Farm Bureau Federation on Monday afternoon at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. “I’m thrilled to be back in the amazing state of Tennessee,” President Trump said. “Here as the state slogan goes, we see America at its absolute best, and you’re [Tennessee] doing well.” President Trump is the first president to address the American Farm Bureau in more than 25 years. He addressed a wide variety of topics, varying from tax cuts for farmers to anecdotes about Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans. President Trump also specifically spoke to students and his idea of the future today’s youth is expected to both see and help provide. “Every American child deserves to grow up in a safe community and live a life full of dignity, purpose and hope,” Trump said. “That is the future we all seek, and we will fiercely defend for all Americans. “We see the promise of tomorrow in our incredible young farmers who have joined us today,” Trump continued. “Students, who are achieving incredible things through amazing organizations like FFA and 4-H — great people. . . . Their devotion to our nation inspires us all.” President Trump also paid special attention to praising the majority agricultural-based audience in attendance and noting how “privileged” they were to have had the opportunity to vote for him. “Throughout our history, farmers have always led the way . . . thank you, very much,” Trump said. “You embody the values of hard work:...
2017 fall commencement photo gallery

2017 fall commencement photo gallery

More than 400 students were awarded diplomas from Lipscomb University this fall, including eight women from the Tennessee Prison for Women. The traditional students’ graduation ceremony took place in Allen Arena on December 16, while the graduating inmates’ ceremony was the day before at the Tennessee Prison for Women. President Randy Lowry gave the charge to the students at the traditional students’ graduation ceremony. “As you go, take these thoughts with you: you go as part of the Bison herd that numbers about 30,000 alumni; you go as part of a special community that will always respect you, always welcomes you back and always be honored and proud that you a part of it; you go with our deep regard and our great hope that God will work out His plan for your life and that you will see your part in His story.” President Lowry closed with an Old Testament blessing from Numbers 6:24-26: “May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May the Lord turn His face towards you and give you peace.”   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
Lipscomb celebrates 2017 fall commencement, awards first degrees to inmates at TN Prison for Women

Lipscomb celebrates 2017 fall commencement, awards first degrees to inmates at TN Prison for Women

More than 400 students were awarded diplomas from Lipscomb University this fall, including eight women from the Tennessee Prison for Women. The traditional students’ graduation ceremony took place in Allen Arena on December 16, while the graduating inmates’ ceremony was the day before at the Tennessee Prison for Women. Traditional 2017 fall commencement ceremony features record number of doctoral education degrees Dr. Jim Thomas, Executive Assistant to the President, opened the ceremony, addressing what it took for the students to reach this point, and how the university sought to mold both the students’ brains and hearts. “As soon as they walk across this stage, their obligation begins to be to give back,” Thomas said. “To help those who need their help. And we try to instruct them in that. We try to educate not only their brains but also their heart. To look for those individuals who need their help. “We celebrate today that they are well prepared, and that they are ready.” At the ceremony, 39 students received Doctorate of Education degrees, the highest number since the program awarded its first doctoral degrees in 2012. Nearly 260 students earned graduate degrees and more than 150 students earned bachelor’s degrees. In addition, two students received associate degrees. Among these graduates were the first recipients of the Master of Professional Studies degree, housed in the College of Professional Studies. President Randy Lowry gave the charge to the students. “You can’t be who you need to be if you remain where you are,” Lowry said. “We love you. We appreciate you. We cherish you. We always will cherish the relationship we have with you and the impact you had on this...