Governor Bill Haslam gives advice to young voters during campus visit

Governor Bill Haslam gives advice to young voters during campus visit

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is known to frequent Lipscomb’s workout room, but he made an appearance at chapel Tuesday to speak to students and lead the closing prayer. Lipscomb president Randy Lowry introduced Haslam by noting how many Lipscomb students would not be where they are today had Haslam not served as governor. “If you have a HOPE scholarship, you owe that opportunity to…Governor Haslam in his support of that program,” Lowry said. “If you enjoyed free community college, it was because this governor wanted to provide access to higher education. To those of you who did, you then had an opportunity to transfer to a four-year school, which you might not ever otherwise been able to attend.” During The Gathering, Haslam spoke to students about God, relationships and politics. Haslam cited two main things he wanted to tell students to take away from his talk. “No matter what you do, make certain that you’re in a situation where you have people that give you honest feedback…That’s really what helps us,” he said. “Number two is remember those people you’re interacting with…that they’re created in the image of God.” After The Gathering, Lumination spoke to Haslam individually about his thoughts on the upcoming governor’s election and the importance of students going out and voting. “The first thing to do is obviously to go vote,” Haslam said. “It’s incredibly simple and easy, and it matters. Every study shows that young people don’t, which is crazy that people typically don’t start voting until they’re in their 40s. “People tend to get really excited about the national elections, but your state and local elections...
Lumination Newscast: Oct. 6, 2018

Lumination Newscast: Oct. 6, 2018

This week on Lumination News, tune in for Carly Reams’ coverage of how students are trying to kickstart a recycling program on campus. Erin Franklin tells us about the new commuter student council, and Cavin Jacobson looks into the mobile flu clinic. Charissa Ricker will give you the details on the Lipscomb carpooling app.   Anchors: Erin Franklin and Cavin Jacobson Sports: Tyler Harvey Entertainment: Lebron Hill...
Lumination TV: Sept. 20, 2018

Lumination TV: Sept. 20, 2018

  This week in Lumination News, Lebron Hill and Anna Rogers anchor, bringing you the latest on Hurricane Florence, the one-year anniversary of Cottongate, Lippy Royale and more. Carly Reams gives the weather, and Tyler Harvey updates you on the latest in the world of Lipscomb sports....
Blasko named new band director for classical music department

Blasko named new band director for classical music department

Lipscomb has brought on a number of changes this year, ranging from new academic department locations to a new outdoor patio outside the cafeteria. Additionally, several new faculty members have joined the Lipscomb staff. One of these new professors is Dr. Ben Blasko, who was recently named band director for the classical music department. Blasko was a music education major at a small college in his home state of Pennsylvania. He then completed his graduate coursework at the University of North Texas and eventually became director of bands at the University of Dubuque, before moving to Lipscomb this fall. In addition to his role at Lipscomb, he’s also a professional trumpet player and has done film work, notably studying with Bruce Broughton, who has worked on films such as Silverado. “I came [to Lipscomb] because I was looking for a place where I could practice my faith and integrate it into my teaching,” Blasko said. “When I interviewed here, what really drew me [in] were the students and how the faculty interacted with the students. I very much got a sense of [the] mentor relationships between faculty and students.” Blasko said he is honored to work with a “legend in music” in Brown Bannister, Lipscomb’s Director of Music. Students in the classical department have also welcomed Blasko’s arrival, citing their readiness for new and specialized attention. The music department not only hosts the classical music side, but it also has the commercial music emphasis (previously titled contemporary music). Since the commercial program was started in 2015, some classical students said that they felt that a lot of attention was placed...
Lumination Newscast, Sept. 13, 2018

Lumination Newscast, Sept. 13, 2018

  Cavin Jacobson and George Wong anchor this week’s newscast, bringing you the latest in pledge week information, updates on the Lipscomb parking garage and more. Anna Rogers brings you the weather, informing viewers on what to expect from Hurricane Florence. Erin Franklin has sports, providing the latest on the Bisons’ fall season.    ...