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 › »...
Lipscomb draws defending champs UNC in Charlotte for first NCAA Tournament game

Lipscomb draws defending champs UNC in Charlotte for first NCAA Tournament game

Lipscomb will face the defending champion North Carolina Tar Heels in Charlotte, N.C. Friday in the Bisons’ first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The two-seed Tar Heels defeated Gonzaga 71-65 in the 2017 final and are coming off a loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship to the first-ranked University of Virginia. They have won six NCAA Championships in 49 appearances. “We’re not going to be better than North Carolina overall,” coach Casey Alexander said. “We’ve just got to be better than North Carolina in one 40-minute game.” That game will be played at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, the home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. The Bisons cut down the nets in Fort Myers last Sunday, defeating Florida Gulf Coast University 108-96 to clinch its first ASUN championship. Lipscomb was the last team slated into the NCAA Tournament bracket. Charlotte is about 400 miles from Nashville. Alexander said it was the “best-case scenario” in terms of traveling to the game. “I didn’t want to go too far away, where a lot of people couldn’t get there,” he said in a press conference following the bracket release show. “This is kind of the best of both worlds. Anybody that wants to go can go, but it’s a trip for our players for the full NCAA experience.” Bisons play-by-play announcer Jonathan Seamon emceed a watch party for the Selection Show in Allen Arena. Sophomore guards Kenny Cooper and Michael Buckland called going to the Big Dance a “dream come true.” Junior center Rob Marberry thanked the fans, who clapped for nearly an hour for cheerleaders, players and coaches until the Selection Show began. Alexander...
Campus security making changes, adding cameras to cope with local crime wave

Campus security making changes, adding cameras to cope with local crime wave

Lipscomb University’s campus security has been hard at work since two cars were stolen from campus on February 11th. Campus Chief of Security Patrick Cameron said that after the local crime spree over Valentine’s day and the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., campus security has made several new changes, including recovering one of the two stolen cars. “We are now closing the parking lot behind high rise at 10:00 PM,” said Cameron. He said 30 new surveillance cameras were installed Feb. 28. The theft coincided with a Valentine’s Day crime wave in Green Hills that included violent robberies at gunpoint and an unrelated shooting at the Green Hills library. Nashville police charged two teenagers in connection with the robberies shortly after the fact, then formed a task force to combat violent crime by teens. It is not known whether or not any of those crimes are related to the car break-ins on campus. Cameron said campus security is in close communication with Nashville Metro and the task force regarding local criminal activity. Campus security also communicates with the security offices of Belmont and Vanderbilt and let each other in on any developments across each other’s campus. “We are always communicating with [Belmont and Vanderbilt’s] campus securities,” Cameron said. “We meet monthly.” The most important thing, Cameron said, was that security keeps doing the procedures already set in place. “We are always reevaluating given the circumstances. Times like this remind us to exercise caution and to stick with our current procedures.”...
Cagle named ASUN Player of the Year, looking to put finishing touches on Lipscomb legacy

Cagle named ASUN Player of the Year, looking to put finishing touches on Lipscomb legacy

Lipscomb women’s basketball senior Loren Cagle has accomplished just about every imaginable personal feat in her four-year career with the Lady Bisons. The point guard has racked up 1,092 career points and 521 career assists, while being named ASUN Player of the Week four times and listed on the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch list twice. The Nashville-native can now add ASUN Player of the Year to her list of accolades, after the conference tabbed her as its best player at an ASUN luncheon on Thursday. “I’ve been fortunate to be around some great players, but she’s been unbelievable,” Lipscomb coach Greg Brown said. “She’s a stat-line filler, from the rebounding to the blocked shots to the steals. She’s handled a lot of pressure with great composure and poise.” Despite the personal accomplishments, Cagle and her fellow seniors have yet to win an ASUN tournament game. The Lady Bisons (11-18, 7-7 ASUN) can change that when USC Upstate comes to town for the ASUN quarterfinals on Friday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Allen Arena. Individually speaking, Cagle is currently enjoying the best statistical season of her career, averaging 17.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. The emergence of young point guards like Lauren Rau and Lexi Manos has allowed opportunities for Cagle to become a more dynamic scorer. “[Cagle’s] teammates have been a great complement to her,” Brown said. “They’ve done a great job of getting her open with ball screens and having teammates that can knock down shots has given her space to operate this season.” For Cagle, a Lipscomb Academy graduate and self-proclaimed homebody, signing with Brown and...
BREAKING: Campus police asks students to stay in dorms overnight

BREAKING: Campus police asks students to stay in dorms overnight

Lipscomb Security warned students in a campus-wide email to stay in their dorms overnight Wednesday, citing “two serious crimes” in Green Hills. The Tennessean reported a shooting with injury near the Green Hills Library, located at 3701 Benham Ave. WSMV reported that the victim was a man and that a maroon Jeep Cherokee with three black male suspects fled the scene. The second crime to which the email refers is unknown. University spokesperson Kim Chaudoin sent the email at 11:02 PM Wednesday evening. “As a precautionary measure, we request that residential students remain in their residence halls this evening,” she wrote. “For those who are off campus or need to leave campus, please use extra caution and vigilance.” Contact Lipscomb Security 24/7...
Cars stolen from campus parking lots

Cars stolen from campus parking lots

Over the span of 12 hours between Sunday night and Monday morning, a burglary spree hit Lipscomb’s parking lots, according to a campus-wide email sent out Wednesday afternoon. On Sunday night, multiple cars were reportedly broken into and robbed, while one car was reported stolen. Another vehicle was stolen from the parking lot by the softball fields early Monday morning. The email said the cars were unlocked. The cars that were stolen had their keys inside of them. Lipscomb Security is currently working with the Nashville Police Department to find the cars. Both Campus Security and NPD were unavailable for comment. Campus Security currently suspects that this was allegedly done by a single perpetrator who is not a Lipscomb student, according to the email from Josh Roberts, Dean of Student Development. Roberts reminded students that even though Lipscomb is a safe campus in a safe neighborhood, it is always best to lock all cars, leave no valuables in them and keep the keys. Due to these events, Campus Security is upgrading its patrol routine to be more aggressive and alert. In August, a woman was mugged by four men while approaching her car on campus. All of the perpetrators of that crime were apprehended within the month of August. This story will be updated if more details...