Lipscomb IDEAL Program’s first virtual graduation

Lipscomb IDEAL Program’s first virtual graduation

The Lipscomb IDEAL Program used Facebook to hold its 2020 graduation ceremony. Professors, internship supervisors, advisers and peer mentors made videos congratulating these students on their accomplishments during their time at Lipscomb. Graduate Molly Bruns received the Miss Sunshine Award.  “She is so outgoing, social and so involved on campus. She did so well with her academics, but also made lots of new friends,” said Bruns’ adviser Sarah Roe-Hall.s. Graduates Saul Buda and Hassun Syed’s internship supervisor, commissioner Brad Turner of the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, made an appearance in the videos as well.  “Saul, I love when you would be in the office with me, and we would talk a little bit about sports,” said Turner. “Hassun, I used to always love when you come to my office every morning to shake hands, or give me a high five, or say hello to see how I was doing”. Graduate Erin Campbell’s professor, Scott Sager, spoke on Campbell’s achievements at Lipscomb.  “Your last project in the class was outstanding, and I have shown it to others to show them what good work looks like, and I want you to know how proud I am,” said Sager.  Al Surgeon, the dean of Student Life, closed the celebration. “We are so proud of your accomplishments,” he said. “It has been a great honor for us to watch you succeed here. You bring us so much joy. That is my prayer of blessing for you on this special...
GALLERY: Lady Women’s Basketball takes on Eastern Illinois

GALLERY: Lady Women’s Basketball takes on Eastern Illinois

Coming off two straight losses during the ASUN-MAAC challenge last weekend, Lipscomb was looking to bounce back at home against the Eastern Illinois Panthers Sunday afternoon. Without starting sophomore center Dorie Harrison and starting junior guard Sydney Shelton — the Bisons had quite a challenge.giving their leading scorer, freshman guard Jalyn Holcomb, a supporting cast. Much of the first half was controlled by the Panthers’ disruptive offense in the paint, behind 6’1” sophomore center Abby Wahl’s 12 first-half points. For the Bisons, junior forward Taylor Clark and senior forward Emily Kmec both got into early foul trouble, which aided in EIU’s success down low....
Lipscomb students sample Ken Burns’ sprawling ‘Country Music’ documentary

Lipscomb students sample Ken Burns’ sprawling ‘Country Music’ documentary

Sunday night Lipscomb School of Music hosted a free concert and viewing of part of Ken Burns newest massive documentary series on “Country Music.” The entire series consists of eight segments running at least two hours in length. Before students watched the documentary there was a concert featuring, Cindy Morgan, Scott Mulvahill, Johnson Roberts and Abby Siler. Cindy Morgan performed the longest set, but all of the singers sang an old hymn and the crowd sang along with them. After the concert was over the documentary started. “Country Music” details how country music began and its episodes explore the development of he genre to what it is now. Burns interviews country artists and music industry figures for the film series. Those interviewed include Carlene Carter, who carries the Carter Family name forward, Kris Kristofferson, who changed the literary style of country music, as well as megastars like Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton. Music and photos of such historic stars as The Carters, Mac Wiseman, Hank Williams, Cowboy Jack Clement are featured throughout the documentary. For example, episode six focuses on the wordplay offered up by Kristofferson and his contemporary from the folk-rock world Bob Dylan. The two men’s connections to Johnny Cash are explored in depth. The full documentary series is being shown on PBS stations nationwide (WNPT-Channel 8 in Nashville) and also is available On...