Gallery: Campus community memorializes 9/11

Gallery: Campus community memorializes 9/11

The Lipscomb Community gathered early Monday morning to memorialize lives lost on September 11, 2001. Students, faculty and new President Candice McQueen placed flags 2,977 flags (one for each life lost in the 9/11 attack) throughout Bison Square. Gallery by Abigail Kopp and Jack Roper.   Memorial flags on campus. Photo by Jack...
GALLERY: Presidential Convocation in photos

GALLERY: Presidential Convocation in photos

The Presidential convocation was held at the Gathering on Aug. 31. It was full of Lipscomb traditions such as the bagpipe quartet and traditional outfits for faculty. This year was different than usual since it the convocation included the transfer of presidents. Click through the photos below to see photos from the event. Photos courtesy of Cora Coletti and Jack...
Transcript: Incoming president Candice McQueen’s announcement speech

Transcript: Incoming president Candice McQueen’s announcement speech

Transcript of Dr. Candice McQueen’s speech during the presidential announcement Thursday, August 5, 2021, on her view of the university and hopes for the future: Through my own prayer, a lot of it, certainly my family’s prayer and no doubt many of you who have been praying for the next president, I came to this possibility and am deeply humbled and grateful to serve with you as the next president of Lipscomb University. As I’ve shared with board members on several occasions, my conviction for this role at this moment in time comes directly from John 1: “The light shines in darkness, and darkness has not overcome it.” I fully believe that Lipscomb’s 130-year history has been life-changing as we have continued to elevate the only light that overcomes darkness by revealing Christ to our students, from preschool to graduate school and even to Lifelong Learning programs. And we’ve done this in meaningful and life-changing ways. Lipscomb and the people in this Lipscomb community have been the light for me, from my time as a student and then as a teacher at the Academy, to my time as a faculty member, and eventually as a dean. I now turn again to you, the faculty and staff and leadership here at Lipscomb, because I want you to be partners in this work, to bring light to our students and continue to bring light as they prepare for their work, their families and their service.  Our students deserve our best as we confidently help prepare them to pursue their careers, think deeply and increase their character and faith. When your light...
Demetria Kalodimos, prize-winning local journalist, joins School of Communication

Demetria Kalodimos, prize-winning local journalist, joins School of Communication

Nashville journalist and former longtime WSMV anchor Demetria Kalodimos will be joining Lipscomb’s School of Communication during the incoming school year. Through her role, Kalodimos is expected to share her experiences and expertise alongside developing “digital media ethics” workshops and programming. In addition, Kalodimos will co-teach a class with Chair Alan Griggs. “She [Kaladimos] is one of the best journalists I have had the honor and privilege to know,” said Griggs in a press release issued by the university. Griggs and Kalodimos worked together at WSMV for 20 years. “With her experience and knowledge, our students will benefit significantly, and so will I.” Kalodimos has been a trusted and recognized figure in Middle Tennessee media for nearly 40 years, receiving 16 Emmys, three Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) National awards, three Edward R. Murrow Awards for investigative reporting and the Gracie from American Women in Radio and Television. As well as being inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame and the NATAS Silver Circle. Recently, Kalodimos has produced award-winning documentaries, music videos and other visual content through her company Genuine Human Productions. Her songwriter series, Barnegie Hall, aired nationally on PBS stations across the country. “Educating future journalists about the state of the industry and how to navigate that well while training them to be good storytellers, utilizing the many tools they have available to them, is critical,” said Kalodimos. “While content delivery methods continually change, the fundamentals of good storytelling will never cease to be important. So, I am excited to be able to share my knowledge and experiences with students and to have an impact on the next...
Lumination bids farewell to 2021 graduating news and sports staffers

Lumination bids farewell to 2021 graduating news and sports staffers

While Lumination Network looks to the future in its evolving coverage of things Lipscomb, there remains a bit of melancholy as on graduation day, May 8, we had to say goodbye to the class of 2021 contributors. Each one of the seniors was a talented and integral part of the website reports as well as the TV broadcasts and the radio station. And sometimes, they had to work in all those areas in their efforts to gain practical experience as well as, we hope, have a little fun building their resume of communications skills. They’ll be missed by all in the Journalism and New Media Department, but we trust their talents will take them far in their upcoming careers. We didn’t let them get off-campus and into the “real world” without answering a few questions or commenting about their time with us.  Abby Davis 1. What professor has shaped you the most here? In what way? I would be remiss not to mention both of the professors that have poured into me a great deal during my time at Lipscomb. The first, I met very early on. It was my junior year of high school and I was battling cancer. Rather than our usual trip to the beach, my doctors recommended that we take a spring break trip to somewhere closer in case of emergency, so my parents and I took a trip to Nashville. During our trip we scheduled a few college visits and one was at Lipscomb University. I set up a meeting with Professor Alan Griggs in the Journalism department, and, from that meeting, I knew...