Lipscomb’s Armstrong to pass on NCAA golf tourney, begin pro career

Lipscomb’s Armstrong to pass on NCAA golf tourney, begin pro career

Lipscomb University’s most decorated athlete in recent memory is taking his game to the next level. One day after receiving his degree during the school’s graduation ceremony at Allen Arena, senior golfer Dawson Armstrong announced via Twitter that he is turning professional. “After much thought, prayer, and conversation with those around me, including (with) coach (Will) Brewer, I have decided to bypass the postseason and turn professional!” Armstrong said in the tweet. Lipscomb was left out of the NCAA tournament field that was announced Wednesday, although Armstrong had qualified as an individual by winning the ASUN crown in late April. The Bisons finished five strokes behind ASUN team champion North Florida, which is bound for an NCAA Regional in Norman, Oklahoma. “This is a very bittersweet decision as I cannot be more proud of the accomplishments and memories made at Lipscomb,” Armstrong said. “I hope to make Lipscomb proud as I begin my pro golf career.” Earlier last month, Armstrong told Lumination Network that he would only bypass the NCAA tournament if the Bisons failed to qualify as a team. The move allows Armstrong to begin his ambitious timeline of qualifying for next year’s PGA Tour. He hopes to do so by participating in several second-tier events and potentially the Web.com Tour playoffs, which grants PGA Tour cards for the top 25 money winners in the final four events. The two-time ASUN individual champion leaves Lipscomb with numerous school records and three NCAA tournament appearances. His amateur career also included victories at the Western Amateur and the Dogwood Invitational in 2015. Armstrong will begin his professional career on Monday...
BREAKING: Journalist, Imagine speaker Tom Brokaw accused of sexual harassment

BREAKING: Journalist, Imagine speaker Tom Brokaw accused of sexual harassment

Less than 10 days after speaking at Lipscomb’s annual Imagine event, journalist Tom Brokaw has been accused of sexual harassment by two women, former Middle East correspondent Linda Vester, and another woman, who worked as a production assistant in the 1990s. Brokaw released a statement through NBC News concerning the allegations: “I met with Linda Vester on two occasions, both at her request, 23 years ago because she wanted advice with respect to her career at NBC. The meetings were brief, cordial and appropriate, and despite Linda’s allegations, I made no romantic overtures towards her at that time or any other.” University spokesperson Kim Chaudoin spoke on behalf of Lipscomb, stating, “We do not have first-hand knowledge of the allegations against Mr. Brokaw, and will not comment on them.” Vester told Variety and The Washington Post the harassment took place in NBC offices in Denver and New York in the 1990s. The longtime anchor of “Nightly News,” Brokaw reportedly made unwanted advances toward her on two separate occasions. Vester was in her 20s, and stated that the unwanted advances from Brokaw included a forcible attempt to kiss her. According to the Post, the other woman, who wished to remain anonymous, said Brokaw “acted inappropriately toward her in the ’90s, when she was a young production assistant and he was an anchor. He said no such incident happened.” Last Tuesday, on April 17, Brokaw was the featured speaker at Lipscomb’s Imagine event, where a record $23 million gift to the College of Business from an anonymous group of donors was announced. Senior journalism major Lindsey Nance, along with SGA President...
BREAKING: SGA Senator-at-Large results announced

BREAKING: SGA Senator-at-Large results announced

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Eight SGA senators-at-large were selected by the students Thursday afternoon. The senators-at-large include: Ralston Drake Ben Hemby Kelli Messmer Deanie Pedigo Hank Warren Jack Webber Matt Welborn Jordan Whitfield On Tuesday, Sierra Sparks was elected student body president over Ralston Drake. Annie Moore defeated Jack Webber for vice president. Macy Glassco received secretary over Deanie Pedigo, and Emilee Goss was elected treasurer over Matt Welborn. The full list of class senators elected Tuesday include: 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...
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...