BREAKING: Record $23 million gift to College of Business announced at Imagine event

BREAKING: Record $23 million gift to College of Business announced at Imagine event

Lipscomb received a university record-breaking donation for the second consecutive year, president Randy Lowry announced at the Imagine donor event Tuesday evening. “This is a significant moment in the history of Lipscomb University,” Lowry said in a statement. “We are grateful to these donors for their commitment to this institution. This gift is an investment in our College of Business as a way to continue to elevate the image of the school as a leader in business education in Nashville and in the nation.” The $23 million gift from an anonymous group of donors is going to the College of Business to build a new facility and parking structure. Some of the money will go to the study-abroad campus in Florence, Italy. College of Business dean Ray Eldridge said the gift would help the College build on its recent successes, which include the accounting program being named tops in Tennessee for back-to-back years by College Factual. “It is exciting for our students and faculty to see how many people believe in our mission, and it also attracts attention from others who want to be part of what we’re doing,” Eldridge said. “They’re investing into the students of tomorrow,” business major Hillary Reader said. “They may be the students who make the new Amazons, the new Googles, the new Apples of the world. That’s all we can ask for – to keep getting better as students because those are the ones who transition to be the business leaders of tomorrow.” At the Imagine event last April, the University announced a then-school-record gift of $15 million from former NBA owner George...
BREAKING: Sparks wins student government presidency, Moore will be vice president

BREAKING: Sparks wins student government presidency, Moore will be vice president

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Strategic communication major Sierra Sparks will be student body president next year, the Student Government Association announced Tuesday afternoon. She defeated Bible major Ralston Drake.  Annie Moore defeated Jack Webber for vice president. Read the full results of Tuesday’s election below.         PRESIDENT Sierra Sparks VICE PRESIDENT Annie Moore SECRETARY Macy Glassco TREASURER Emilee Goss SENIOR SENATOR Cole Buttrey Hannah Fox Cheyenne Gavin Andrew Nelson Hanyi Yin JUNIOR SENATOR Jerod Crockett Breckin Horton Abby Myers Luke Shoulders Ben Vogel SOPHOMORE SENATOR Elliot Forst Robby Renfrow Selvana Rouman Mimi Vance Dexter Woods The following students will be on the ballot Thursday for at-large senator positions. Vote in the Bennett Student Center Thursday from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Ralston Drake Ethan Dupuis Ben Garwood Jase George Ben Hemby Kase Maner Kelli Messmer Deanie Pedigo Taylor Phillips Bailey Provo Tori Smith Mike Thomas Hank Warren Jack Webber Matt Welborn Jordan Whitfield Alena...
Lumination to host SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s Lounge

Lumination to host SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s Lounge

Lumination’s Lindsey Nance will be moderating the SGA debate tonight at 7 p.m. in Zebi’s lounge. SGA will be providing food for everyone in attendance. SGA President Carson Panovec is a graduating senior, but he noted that the candidates running for offices this year are “stacked.” He said he thinks the election will be a close one, so he encouraged Lipscomb students to come out to the debate to be informed and learn about their candidates. “The debate is an important part of the election process because it gives everyone the opportunity to be exposed to the candidates,” Panovec said. “Who they are, what they are about, and their vision for Lipscomb. It helps people to be more informed when they step up to the ballot. “I’d encourage everyone to come out and either meet the candidates or support the one you are already behind. Plus free food, which everyone can get behind!” The candidates running for offices this year are: president (all students vote 1) Ralston Drake Sierra Sparks   vice president (all students vote 1) Annie Moore Jack Webber secretary (all students vote 1) Macy Glassco Deanie Pedigo treasurer (all students vote 1) Emilee Goss Matt Welborn   senior senator (rising seniors vote 5) Cole Buttrey Derris Dabbs Hannah Fox Ben Garwood Cheyenne Gavin Ben Hemby Kelli Messmer Andrew Nelson Taylor Phillips Jordan Whitfield Hanyi Yin   junior senator (rising juniors vote 5) Jerod Crockett Ethan Dupuis Jase George Breckin Horton Abby Myers Luke Shoulders Mike Thomas Ben Vogel Hank Warren sophomore senator Elliot Forst Kase Maner Bailey Provo Robby Renfrow Selvana Rouman Tori Smith Mimi Vance...
‘Name and Address’ wins ‘Blocking and Staging’ in Saturday matinee Singarama performance

‘Name and Address’ wins ‘Blocking and Staging’ in Saturday matinee Singarama performance

In the third day of Singarama shows, “Name and Address” took home the award for best “Blocking and Staging” at Saturday’s matinee performance. This is the first win for the performers of “Name and Address,” and their director, senior biology student, Vince Law. “We put a lot of work into the choreography and staging, so it’s a good boost to have going into tonight for sweepstakes,” Law said. The sweepstakes award is the overall award for performance with the best showmanship and audience appeal. The award will be given at the end of Saturday night’s show. Law saw the win as a confidence boost for the group that will propel them into the last performance. “It’s nice to have a confidence boost,” Law said. “It’s exciting to have a little victory. Hopefully tonight we can bring energy and put on the best show that we can.” The last show is Saturday at 7 p.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium where the overall winner will be revealed Photos by Ben...
Singarama opens, “Rise and Fall” takes home first award

Singarama opens, “Rise and Fall” takes home first award

The 55th annual Lipscomb University Singarama kicked off Thursday, April 5 with performances from three hard-working groups of students. Each night, a panel of 18 judges will focus on one aspect of each group’s performance and announce a winner for that category. This year’s theme is “It Takes Two” and the judging the first night was on “Theme”—which group had the best plot and successfully incorporated music into the storyline. The winner of Thursday’s performance was “Rise and Fall” directed by Taylor Sain. On taking home the first category, sophomore Jonathan Sottek said “it’s significant because it means that our story was significant to people.” “The way that we performed meant something as opposed to just being entertaining.” This year’s hosts are Berkeley Boglin, Madeline McPherson, Savanna Stewart, Hudson Parker, Luke Howard and Peytan Porter. This is McPherson’s second year hosting but, for her, no less special. “It’s been a really cool community to have and I’ve been coming to Singarama since I was little so it’s been a dream of mine to be a hostess,” she said. “It’s been so good to be singing with people who also love to do the same thing.” While the event is largely represented by social clubs, non-Greek Life friends are encouraged to join in on the fun. According to student body president Carson Panovec’s introduction video, this year has a record number of non-social club member participants. There are three more shows this weekend. Vocal quality is the award for Friday night. Saturday’s matinee will feature the award for best staging. Saturday night’s grand finale includes the award for “Sweepstakes” —...
Full Moon Fest raises over $6,000 for inner-city program

Full Moon Fest raises over $6,000 for inner-city program

Lipscomb students raised $6,130 for inner-city Nashville kids Friday evening at Full Moon Fest, a student-led, 1950’s-themed benefit concert and dance party in the Student Activity Center. Each spring semester for the past five years, the Full Moon planning committee chooses an organization to support. This year, the committee chose Youth Encouragement Services here in Nashville. The organization offers after school programs, tutoring and summer camps. “I’m really excited to support YES because I think they’re doing a really great thing with the community,” student Allie Chambers said. Chambers performed “Redbone”by Childish Gambino during the event.  Senior Olivia Waldorf came to support her friend and roommate who was performing at the event. “The music has been so great tonight. There’s hot dogs, soda, it’s just all around a good time in the 50’s,” Waldorf said.  Students Elizabeth Cluck and Joel Clinger headed the planning committee on behalf of their respective social clubs. “It’s really awesome because both Theta Psi and Delta Omega got to do their service project there together, which was a cool way to inspire passion within the club to get excited and get behind the organization,” Cluck said.  Gallery by Anna Rogers « ‹ 1 of 3 › »...