BREAKING: New parking structure at engineering building will add 300 spots

BREAKING: New parking structure at engineering building will add 300 spots

Construction will begin next spring on a new parking garage to be located behind the Fields Engineering Center on the north side of campus, university spokesperson Kim Chaudoin said. Set to provide approximately 300 parking spots, the new structure was announced at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. “We’ve known forever that parking is obviously a challenge on any university campus,” Chaudoin said. “This is part of a gift that was given earlier in the spring. A very generous donor, they were anonymous, gave a $22 million gift.” “Part of the gift was for the College of Business, and part of that is also for the parking structure. So, we have the funding now, and we were able to move on some plans we have been wanting to move on for some time, and so we are really excited about that.” It is unknown whether any of these spots will be reserved for faculty and staff. The exact date of breaking ground is not yet known. “When they start construction, the little gravel lot that has about twenty spots will be the only thing impacted,” Chaudoin...
Pi Delta secures first place at ninth annual StompFest

Pi Delta secures first place at ninth annual StompFest

The “Into the Jungle” theme brought Pi Delta first place at the ninth annual StompFest. “We worked hard,”said Pi Delta member Meredith Harris. “I think that we were really dedicated during our practices, so we didn’t have to practice as often… but when we were there we were focused.” “We had alumni come back and give us tips about what they did that worked and what didn’t work.” The group had been practicing since September, so they expected everyone’s best performance. “We talked about it before, and we agreed that there [could] be no errors,” said Harris.  “I think it was really good. We came off very confident, and I think as long as you are confident it doesn’t matter what your stepping looks like.” Theta Psi snagged second place with a biker theme, and Phi Sigma spies theme claimed third. The other themes included: Phi Nu Lumberjacks, Delta Sigma Cheetah Girls, Delta Omega Magicians, and Sigma Iota Delta JazzerSID. Avery Roland, one of the StompFest coordinators, said she loves to see the progress of the clubs.  “Getting to watch the show progress from the first run-through in Collins to their last run-through – that progression is phenomenal.” The audience of the sold-out show displayed plenty of energy, which pleased the show participants. “It is so much fun,” said Delta Sigma member Maggie Woodhouse. “The energy on the stage is literally the most fun thing ever.” “Sometimes it’s really frustrating when you have lock-ins or really long practices, but you have to think about the end goal. Being on stage and seeing all the people watch you and knowing that...
Men’s hoops makes quick work of Sewanee for season-opening win

Men’s hoops makes quick work of Sewanee for season-opening win

The Lipscomb men’s basketball team didn’t take long to clinch their first win of the 2018-2019 season. The Bisons handily defeated Sewanee by a score of 97-53 at Allen Arena Tuesday night. “Overall I’m definitely pleased,” Lipscomb coach Casey Alexander said. “A nice margin [of victory] and everyone got to play pretty significant minutes. I felt like the mentality we had for most of the game was pretty good.” It appeared the Bisons needed to knock off some rust in the first few minutes of the game as they struggled to find their rhythm. “From game to game there are going to be stretches where you are not performing quite as smoothly as you would like, and it just happened to be the beginning of this game,” Alexander said. “We never really got in-sync offensively where we were shooting it well and scoring the ball at a high clip.” Redshirt freshman Ahsan Asadullah made his Lipscomb debut after suffering an ACL injury last year. He finished with 26 points and nine rebounds. “I don’t know if I was expecting 26 and 9,” Alexander said. “He played with a lot of poise. He never really rushed things, never really forced things… just kind of did his job, executed and delivered.” Asadullah said he was thrilled to be back on the court for his first game action since he graduated high school in 2017. “It’s been a long time… and I think over the whole course of the period since I’ve been hurt, and since the offseason workouts, and since the end of last season, we have really worked hard,” Asadullah...
Men’s soccer clinches ASUN Championship berth against Liberty

Men’s soccer clinches ASUN Championship berth against Liberty

Lipscomb men’s soccer (4-8-0, 3-1-0 ASUN) secured its spot in the ASUN Championship Saturday, defeating the Liberty Flames 3-1 in the Bisons’ first home game in two weeks. Star forward Logan Paynter called it a “little bit of a weird game.” “The other team takes a red card, and they become very defensive,” Paynter said. “We had to be very patient and wait for those opportunities. We had quite a few; we took three of them and that was enough.” The ASUN’s leading scorer, Tresor Mbuyu, intercepted a pass meant for Lipscomb’s goalkeeper and tucked it away in the 11th minute to give the Flames an early lead. Then the Bisons got on the board when Paynter was dragged down in the box in the 28th minute, drawing a red card and a penalty kick. Ryan Birchfield sent the penalty shot home to tie the game. In the 39th minute, Daniel Muhlbauer scored the first goal of his Lipscomb career to give the Bisons the lead. “I waited way too long for it, and now finally scoring… it’s a pretty big moment for me, and I’m really happy about it,” said Muhlbauer. Paynter’s goal in the 67th minute put the nail in the coffin. “We lost a lot of very, very close games [this season],” Paynter said. “A lot of one-goal games, overtime games, maybe games we should’ve won, but didn’t take our chances, and that just taught us how to win.” All proceeds from ticket sales and a charity raffle for a framed jersey went to the American Cancer Society. The Bisons will face Louisville, October 16. The ASUN...
Tau Phi celebrates 39th annual Cowboy Show

Tau Phi celebrates 39th annual Cowboy Show

Months of hard work finally paid off for Tau Phi, as the men in the social club showcased their skills in the 39th annual Cowboy Show. Directed by Tau Phi member Jonathan Flatt and assistant director Wyatt Eaton, the show featured both new and classical country hits. “This has been two months of work,” Eaton said. “I know personally. I was at rehearsal five nights a week for five hours. I think everybody together just putting in time outside of it, and inside of it took a lot of time . . . days and days and days of preparation.” Eaton said he would describe himself as “the man-power behind the show.” Act 1 started off with a bang when members of Tau Phi sang, “John Deere (Tau Phi) Green.” The show featured a lot of variety, with solo, group and medley acts. The covers ranged from George Strait to Maddie & Tae. Collins Alumni Auditorium was a packed house, with students, alumni and parents here for Lipscomb parents weekend filling the audience. “The show was funny, but it also had some great vocalists,” student Kenan Sakic said. “I enjoyed it all the way through.” The show also incorporates female vocalists on Lipscomb’s campus. “I think we are all really proud of what we were able to put out there,” Pi Delta member Cassie Beth said. The show always closes with “Cowboys Like Us” by George Strait. The current Tau Phi members invite alumni up on stage to join in the final song of the show. “When they all sang the alumni song, and they brought up a bunch...