Amazon Locker installed on campus

Amazon Locker installed on campus

There is a new way on campus to receive Amazon packages: Amazon Locker. Located next to Starbucks in the Bennett Campus Center, the bright yellow locker, labeled Karlek, is hard to miss. To use the locker, first, go to Amazon.com and enter your location to see the Amazon Lockers near you. Second, add the locker to your Amazon address book. Then, when you shop and place an order, you will have the option to send the delivery to the Amazon Locker. When the delivery arrives, you will receive a code from Amazon to enter on the locker kiosk to retrieve your delivery. When your item arrives, you have 3 business days to pick up the delivery or it will be returned to Amazon. If your item is eligible, you can even return it through the Amazon Locker. Anybody can use the lockers, not just Prime members. Unfortunately, there is a limitation on the size of the object you can have delivered to the Amazon Locker, since the largest lockers are only the size of a kitchen cabinet. You also cannot order anything from the kiosk itself. It is strictly for inputting your delivery code. “You can get in the lockers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is pretty neat,” Walker Cheatham, an employee of the campus post office, said. “The locker was supposed to be running today (Friday), but due to the weather it has been delayed to opening up on Monday or Tuesday,” Walker added. Starting next week, you can start using the Amazon Locker for all your Amazon deliveries. Click here for more information...
BREAKING: Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning classes snowed out

BREAKING: Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning classes snowed out

Classes starting after 3:00 PM Tuesday and before 10:00 AM Wednesday are cancelled due to inclement weather, the University announced in chapel and via email Tuesday morning. “Food service, campus safety and other student services for students living on campus will be provided and available,” the official announcement read. University offices will be closed at those hours as well. Classes beginning after 10:00 AM Wednesday are subject to the Class Schedule Disruption Policy until further notice. The announcement said the University will make a decision on the rest of Wednesday’s classes by 8:00 AM tomorrow. Wednesday’s expected high temperature is 27 degrees. Middle Tennessee State University, Belmont, Fisk and other Nashville-area colleges cancelled classes for the full day Tuesday. Some public school districts have already made the decision to remain closed Wednesday. photo by Anna...
BREAKING NEWS: Lipscomb University classes cancelled for Friday, Jan. 12 due to winter weather conditions

BREAKING NEWS: Lipscomb University classes cancelled for Friday, Jan. 12 due to winter weather conditions

Lipscomb University has cancelled day and evening classes today due to the severe weather that is expected to roll in to Middle Tennessee Friday morning. Food service for on-campus students will still be provided. Kim Chaudoin, Assistant Vice President of Communication and Marketing, released the information on lipscomb.edu, where students can find weather updates. “Due to winter weather conditions, Provost W. Craig Bledsoe has cancelled classes for Friday, January 12,” Chaudoin said in a statement, “and President L. Randolph Lowry has declared an administrative leave...
Moran not returning this season

Moran not returning this season

Bisons point guard Nathan Moran, who has not played in a game this year, plans to redshirt the season to focus on “trying to get my full speed and strength back,” he told Lumination Network in a text message. Coach Casey Alexander said Moran was healthy enough to return, but wouldn’t play “unless something changes” in his recovery or team circumstances. “It’s been slower than normal,” Alexander said. “It’s all health-related.” In college athletics, a player choosing to redshirt saves a year of eligibility, but forfeits the additional year of eligibility if they enter a game during the redshirt season. Moran started every game of the 2016-17 season,, averaged 11.1 points per game and was second in the A-SUN with 4.2 assists per game last year. The team’s leading shooter, he made 90 three-pointers at a 41.7% clip. He finished the year with a torn labrum in each hip and underwent surgeries in April and June. The senior said he made the decision to redshirt the season after Lipscomb swept crosstown rival Belmont in December. He returned to practice on Jan. 5. Feeling super thankful and lucky to be able to practice this week for the first time in over 9 months! GOD IS SOOOOO GOOD!!! — Nathan Moran (@nate5_moran) January 10, 2018 The 11-5 Bisons play their second conference game on the road at North Florida (6-12) tonight at 6:00 PM. Lipscomb is 5-5 on the road and opened the A-SUN slate with a win at Kennesaw State Saturday. The Ospreys, led by sophomore guard Ivan Gandia-Rosa, are 5-1 at home. The last time Lipscomb played North Florida, junior guard...
Dean of Intercultural Development hire announced

Dean of Intercultural Development hire announced

Four students on the hiring committee announced at the Gathering Tuesday that the University is hiring Prentice Ashford to head the Office of Intercultural Development (OID) after a seven-month search. Ashford is an alumnus of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, and the former director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs there. “I’m excited to join this family,” Ashford said on stage at The Gathering. The hiring committee said he was chosen from a pool of close to 100 applicants. Each interviewed with African-American students, staff and administrators. “Prentice not only connected very well with our students, but he also connected well with faculty and administration,” hiring committee member Deion Sims told Lumination Network in a text message. “I think that, more than anything else, will allow him to be successful in his role as the head of our Office of Intercultural Development.” The OID is designed to give minorities on campus a voice regarding student affairs. It includes the coordinators of African-American Student Services, International Student Services and other student minority groups. The Black Student Union and Futuro, among other groups, are under the umbrella of the office. Lisa Steele, the current head of OID, is moving into a different role in the Student Life office. The University has not had a permanent head of African American Services since Paulette Cathey stepped down in mid-2017. The hire comes a semester after the racially charged cotton-centerpiece controversy that took place at President Randy Lowry’s home in...
Automatic chapel credit scanning app discontinued

Automatic chapel credit scanning app discontinued

The event check-in software, Teal Pass, is no longer being used by Campus Ministry for easy check-ins to The Gathering chapel. The ticketing software, a Nashville startup, was introduced at the beginning of the fall semester and suffered a few hiccups. Now it’s being discarded in favor of the original scanning method. “Until a system and a program is tested and in place, we are going back to the old system,” campus minister Cyrus Eaton said. Lipscomb University was one of the early adopters of the technology.  “Ultimately it’s a great idea but it’s not ready,” Eaton added. Some students took advantage of the software  to check in to chapel without actually attending. For now, Campus Ministry will send extra chapel scanners to The Gathering to help students leave chapel quickly and safely. Be sure to bring your student I.D. to chapel in order to receive credit. If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and delete Teal Pass from your smartphone. photo courtesy of Lipscomb...