Lipscomb releases statement regarding Alex Ross’ future at university after arrest

Lipscomb releases statement regarding Alex Ross’ future at university after arrest

Alex Ross, Lipscomb’s assistant director of athletics operations, was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest early Sunday morning, and he was accused of inappropriately touching three women at Tin Roof Bar on Demonbreun Street, according to both Fox 17 and Scoop Nashville. The three women reportedly did not want to prosecute at this time, and Ross  is “free on pre-trial release.” Lipscomb Vice President of Public Relations Kim Chaudoin released a statement regarding Ross’ arrest. “Alex Ross is Assistant Director of Operations in the athletics department, which means his primary job duties are to provide lawn maintenance for the grounds and fields, facilities maintenance, and setting up equipment for games. “He has been placed on leave pending an investigation. It is our policy for appropriate university officials to conduct an internal investigation and follow through as is consistent with internal policies. As this is an active case, we cannot comment on details of the incident,” Chaudoin said.  Ross is expected to appear in court in early April. According to Fox 17 , Ross was kicked out of the bar but refused to leave after security attempted to escort him out. Metro Nashville police officers also asked Ross to leave the premises, but he continued to refuse. He was then charged with resisting arrest and public intoxication. Ross was present and working during Sunday’s ASUN championship game in Allen Arena after being released from jail. However, he has since been placed on leave, pending an internal investigation by Lipscomb University officials. Before joining Lipscomb’s athletic department as a full-time employee, Ross was a pitcher for the school’s baseball team in 2010 and 2011....
Lumination Radio to broadcast basketball DH on Saturday

Lumination Radio to broadcast basketball DH on Saturday

The Lipscomb men’s and women’s basketball teams are back in action on Saturday, Jan. 12, as the Stetson Hatters pay a visit to Allen Arena for a doubleheader. The women’s game will tip off at 1:30 p.m. CT and will be followed by the men’s contest at 4 p.m. Lumination Radio will broadcast both games, which can be streamed by clicking HERE. Sophomore Spencer Boehme will serve as the play-by-play announcer, while senior Russell Vannozzi will serve as the color commentator. Lumination will carry select men’s and women’s basketball games throughout the 2018-19 season. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter and radio homepage for programming...
A YEAR IN REVIEW: looking back at Lumination’s top 10 stories of 2018

A YEAR IN REVIEW: looking back at Lumination’s top 10 stories of 2018

Editor’s Note: Click title to view each story 2018 was an exciting time to be a Lipscomb student. The year came with both celebratory and controversial moments. Lipscomb’s athletic teams reached new heights, the administration made steps toward connecting with LGBT students, Allen Arena hosted the GMA’s Dove Awards for the sixth year in a row and a recent alum joined Kelly Clarkson’s touring band. But amid the positive news, there were also times of controversy and frustration. A Trump cabinet member spoke at a private healthcare event in Shamblin in September, firing up students on both sides of the aisle. 21 Fast-Track MBA students were found cheating on a final exam. Hurricane Florence ravaged the homes of several students. Lumination journalists were there to cover all of this — plus more. By combing through Google Analytics and our social media platforms, we determined our top 10 stories of 2018: No. 1: Lipscomb basketball NCAA tournament coverage, by Erin Franklin, Cole Gray & Russell Vannozzi Lipscomb men’s basketball made school history by winning its first-ever ASUN tournament title and advancing to the NCAA tournament thanks to a 108-96 victory at FGCU on March 4. There were several top stories that emerged from the Bisons’ tournament run, including: – In their own words: Lipscomb students react to historic win, by Cole Gray – Column: Lipscomb finally breaks into NCAA tourney after long, disappointing road, by Russell Vannozzi – A look back: the rich history of Bisons basketball, by Erin Franklin – Lipscomb falls to UNC in first round of NCAA Tournament after historic run, by Cole Gray No. 2: Students cheat...
Lipscomb students share first-person, favorite Christmas traditions

Lipscomb students share first-person, favorite Christmas traditions

What are your favorite holiday traditions? Journalism adjunct professor Tim Ghianni asked that question to Lipscomb students in his multimedia story-telling lab before Christmas break. Turns out, the answers range from going to the Waffle House after Christmas Eve service to watching the artificial tree get more barren each year. For others, it’s Grandma’s house, the familiarity and the green china. Enjoy these first-person tales and enjoy your own holidays and blessings. Merry Christmas from Lumination. Peytan Porter: Christmas is hands-down my favorite holiday. It shifts people of all backgrounds to a season of love, celebration, gratefulness and happiness. My traditions aren’t anything super special; we usually just enjoy being able to spend time together as a family without as many distractions. One thing in particular I always look forward to, however, is opening presents with my sisters and parents on Christmas morning. We throw the wrapping paper across the living room into a big trash bag my dad holds open while my cat tries to deflect it in the air. Perhaps my favorite part of the morning is when my dad brings out his “special gift for mom.” We wrap presents for each other, but my dad somehow manages to surprise my mom with a “special gift” each year. It’s always a highlight because it’s usually something he wanted that he knew mom wouldn’t buy him. For example, one year it was Guitar Hero. Dad was so excited – mom was not – but us girls thought both reactions were hilarious. I think a few years later he got her a virtual reality headset which is still something my...
Lumination Newscast: Oct. 29, 2018

Lumination Newscast: Oct. 29, 2018

This week on Lumination News, Cavin Jacobson and Maria Morales investigate a cheating situation in the accelerated MBA program, a new Mr. Lipscomb is crowned and Lipscomb musical duo Van Miranne plays their new single live from Mullican Studio. Anchors: Charissa Ricker and Carly Reams Sports: Tyler Harvey Weather: Jade Spilka Entertainment: Anna Rogers...