President Lowry reacts to Lipscomb Bisons reaching tournament

President Lowry reacts to Lipscomb Bisons reaching tournament

On Sunday evening, Lipscomb’s Men’s Basketball team clinched an NCAA tournament appearance for the first time ever, defeating Florida Gulf Coast University 108-96 to become Atlantic Sun Conference Champions. This win not only secured a spot for the team to play in the NCAA tournament, but also an opportunity for Lipscomb’s name to be recognized nationwide. After the game, ‘Lipscomb University’ became a trending topic on twitter, and the school has since been mentioned in articles by top media outlets such as ESPN, CBS Sports and NBC, which dubbed Lipscomb ‘The Cinderella team of the NCAA tournament.’ For President Randy Lowry, knowing the team is about to enter the Big Dance is “incredibly exciting.” “I think you have to have a little bit of context to know how excited I am,” Lowry began. “Twelve years ago, the first year I became President of Lipscomb, we were playing for the Championship against Belmont at East Tennessee State University. That game came down to the wire. We went into overtime and lost by just a point or two…” While Lowry said he wasn’t able to recognize the significance of the win at that time, he does now. “We were obviously a much younger Division One program with little experience, yet here we were and we were so close and missed it. That (the win) did a lot for Belmont. Over the last ten years they have had a great program, and I think they would all point to that night as the beginning of their ascension.” Though Lipscomb’s team may have fallen short of the Championship win twelve years ago, 2018...
From dream to reality: Lipscomb alumnus Glenn Hill joins Kelly Clarkson’s band

From dream to reality: Lipscomb alumnus Glenn Hill joins Kelly Clarkson’s band

Lipscomb alumnus Glenn Hill is living the dream, literally. The 22-year-old, Memphis-native received the call of a lifetime when he was offered a position to play in Kelly Clarkson’s band, an opportunity he said was orchestrated by God. It all began with a dream Hill says he had about a year and a half ago, in which he was onstage playing trombone in an arena for an artist. “I did not know who the artist was in my dream,” Hill said, “but I believe God gave it to me to foreshadow what He had planned for me.” Hill, who has been playing trombone since the age of 12, moved to Nashville in 2013 to attend Lipscomb, majoring in Finance with a minor in Music, but his heart was always set on music. “I minored in music because my parents would not let me be a music major,” he explained. “Ever since my senior year of high school I wanted to do music in some way. “ That want was answered in the form of a telephone call last summer, a call that Hill remembers like it was yesterday. “It was Saturday, July 29th around 12:45 p.m in the afternoon. I was at home in Memphis, chilling in the den with my dad. He was taking a nap, and I was reading a book. I got a phone call from an unknown number. I usually do not answer those, so I let the phone ring and the caller left a voicemail.” The call turned out to be from a man named Leif Shires, a trumpet player in Nashville. Shires had heard Hill...
Lipscomb hosts premiere screening of Fox TV series ‘The Resident’

Lipscomb hosts premiere screening of Fox TV series ‘The Resident’

On Monday evening, Lipscomb students had the opportunity to view a special, two-episode screening of FOX’s new TV Series “The Resident.” The screening, hosted by the College of Entertainment and the Arts, offered a sneak peek at the prime-time medial drama inspired by the New York Times bestselling book, “Unaccountable” by Dr. Marty Makary. Dr. Makary is a world-renowned pancreatic surgeon from John Hopkins University. In addition to being the bestselling author, he was in attendance for the preview. He participated in a question-and-answer session with emcee Steve Taylor before and during commercial breaks of the show’s screening. Attendees were treated to stories of Makary’s experiences as a doctor, advice offered to those in the medical field and the new series’ preview. As for the show itself, student Carrie Cowart said, “’The Resident’ is a breath of fresh air for the health care industry. “Viewers will be hooked not only by the plot line, but by how invested they will become in learning more about the industry and what improvements need to be made.” Cowart stated. “It’s for sure the next ‘Grey’s Anatomy!’” While much of the show’s dramatic tone makes it feel like a “Grey’s Anatomy” doppelgänger, “The Resident” also touches on some important issues that set it apart from the rest of the medical dramas. The show, starring Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal and Bruce Greenwood, offers an eye-opening perspective as to what goes on behind the scenes of a hospital. While some of it is over-dramatized for effect and to pull in viewers, a lot of the scenarios and problems the doctors faced in the show are based off...
Golden Globes kick off awards show season

Golden Globes kick off awards show season

On Sunday evening, the 75th Golden Globes kicked off awards show season. The show was presented live on NBC and hosted by late night talk show host and Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers. This year’s show was not only historical for the milestone 75th year it has been in existence, but also held historical significance for the statements made. The red carpet looked a little more monochromatic this year, with many of the actors and actresses donning black and wearing “Time’s Up” pins to support victims of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace, as well as woman’s equality. There was much to be talked about throughout the evening, including who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose to honor for their contributions to film and TV. Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. The actress and TV personality made history as the first black woman to win the prestigious award. In her acceptance speech, she shared personal stories and, addressing the night’s theme, statements of female empowerment. Winfrey capped off her speech with a stirring sentiment for women that “a new day is on the horizon.” That speech kicked off speculation that Winfrey was considering a presidential bid in 2020. Another highlight of the evening was 101-year-old actor Kirk Douglas returning to the stage to present a Golden Globe. The screen giant presented Best Motion Picture Screenplay with daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones and received a standing ovation from the audience. For the major awards bestowed for film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received lots of acclaim, winning “Best Picture Drama.” Cast members Frances McDormand...
“She Loves Me” is classic love story with humor, charm and some unexpected twists

“She Loves Me” is classic love story with humor, charm and some unexpected twists

“She Loves Me,” a pleasant musical centered on friendship, romance and the power of love, is the latest show to be put on by students in the George Shinn College of Entertainment and the Arts. The musical, directed by Beki Baker, tells a classic, simple love story, while keeping the audience roped in with some unexpected twists and plenty of light-hearted, humorous moments. The story, based on the blockbuster film “You’ve Got Mail,” follows two competing shop clerks, Amalia and George, who get off on the wrong foot from the moment they meet. The two are always clashing at work. But after they both answer a “lonely hearts advertisement,” Amalia and George begin exchanging love notes with each other, unbeknownst to them who the identity of their admirer is. The musical follows the clerks’ paths to discovery as they realize their true love might have been literally around the corner all along. The cast excels at bringing this story to life. Scott Wilson is endearing and lovable as George, and Lauren Yawn plays a sweet and spunky Amalia. Kaylea Frezza and Logan Dozier are funny and effervescent as George and Amalia’s confidantes and fellow shopkeepers, Ladislav and Ilona. Yawn says her favorite part about playing Amalia is “her spunk and her passion for life.” “She feels so strongly about everything,” Yawn stated. “When she loves something, she loves it with everything she has. She puts her whole self into whatever she does, and is determined and driven.” Sam Kell is suave and charismatic as shop clerk, Mr. Steven Kodaly. Jonathan Killebrew adds a pleasant amount of humor to the storyline with delivery boy, Arpad, and Connor Weaver rounds...