VIDEO: Heroes and Villains Fan Fest celebrates inclusion

VIDEO: Heroes and Villains Fan Fest celebrates inclusion

Not only is Nashville’s Heroes and Villains Fan Fest about fandoms and comic book characters, but its biggest fans said it also brings people together, can help children struggling with bullying at school and can even be used as a way to reach people for Christ. Lumination’s Lebron Hill and Cavin Jacobson attended the fan fest and spoke with Lipscomb student Liz Rainey, Costumers for Christ founder Scott Bayless and the fan fest president Jackie Pruttsman.      ...
Engelman confirms location of new business building

Engelman confirms location of new business building

The new business building will be placed at the corner of Grandview and Belmont, taking over the current green-space there, Director of Campus Construction Mike Engelman confirmed. Rumors have been flying ever since an anonymous $23 million gift to Lipscomb was announced at the Imagine Conference in April, the largest gift in school history. President Randy Lowry announced the gift and a few things it would be used for, such as the business building, more parking and additions to the global learning location in Florence, Italy. The plans for the new business building are still in the works, but Dean of Student Life Josh Roberts talked a little about the advantages of the project as a whole. “The project will convert existing green space into multi-use space that addresses some of our most pressing student needs – new classrooms, new green features, new student commons spaces and new parking resources,” Roberts said. Roberts also discussed what benefits stood out to him. “It’s impossible for me to identify a single best benefit of the new building because every part of its design is purposeful in a meaningful and strategic way,” Roberts said. “The outdoor spaces will give views of the most beautiful portions of campus, and the technology upgrades in the classrooms will continue Lipscomb’s commitment to be a leader in incorporating cutting edge learning technology into every possible student space.” However, many details are still being worked out, including the start and end date of construction. Sophomore finance major Matt Sherrod said he personally does not think the College of Business needed a new building. “I don’t think we needed a...
Guatemala missions: a daily journal

Guatemala missions: a daily journal

  Serving with Lipscomb Missions in Guatemala was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my college career. I always expected service and missions work to be physically challenging or difficult, but I was unaware of the incredible experiences that happen working far outside your comfort zone with an incredible team of individuals. The images below were shot on film during our spring break missions trip in Guatemala.     Saturday, March 10, 2018. We were already on a bus by 2:31 a.m. this morning. Each member of our team took a pre-packed bag of medical supplies to check and took what we needed for our week abroad in our carry-ons. The first image of our group leaders was taken during our first layover in the airport at about 10 a.m. We didn’t end up in Guatemala until after 3 p.m. that day. 3:19 pm. Our group split into two groups, one of nursing students who went to Clinica Ezell, and one group who went to the mountains in Chichicastenango to work in mobile clinics in rural Guatemala. I was in the Chichicastenango group, so we had an additional multiple-hour bus ride up the mountains. Upon arrival, we enjoyed our first group devotional with the local mission team, and then we went to sleep. Sunday, March 11, 2018. We rode to church in the backs of pickup trucks today, where we got to worship and spend time with the locals. We played ninja with the children at church and got to eat pizza and socialize with our brothers and sisters in Christ. That evening, we returned to our hotel...
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...
Lipscomb awards 840+ degrees at spring 2018 commencement; Coach Casey Alexander delivers charge

Lipscomb awards 840+ degrees at spring 2018 commencement; Coach Casey Alexander delivers charge

For its 127th session, Lipscomb University celebrated its newest graduates by awarding over 800 degrees, including the first contemporary music degree, in Allen Arena on Saturday afternoon. President Randy Lowry awarded the students with their diplomas and recognized three exceptional students who were graduating: Presley Russell, Tammy Brown and Jazgul Orozova. “Something happens in our lives and we’re touched; we’re motivated, and you just take the initiative to do it,” Lowry said, referring to these special graduates. Orozova, a graduating student who grew up in an orphanage in Moldova, penned a letter, which Lowry read on stage during the ceremony. “For four years, Lipscomb wasn’t just a place I would go to class and chapel; Lipscomb has become my home and my family,” Orozova wrote. “I was welcomed into this community by people who have walked with me, prayed with me and mentored me. I want to go back to Moldova and invest back . . . I want to work with children who think they cannot achieve great things in life because they do not have a mom or a dad. “I want to thank my Lipscomb and Nashville family for giving me a place to belong, a place to learn and grow, to be equipped and to mark this world in my own way.” In addition to these three graduates, Caleb Heronimus, a Management: Entrepreneurship major, received the Stephen Lee Marsh Christian Example Award. The award is presented to the “senior student who plans to pursue a secular vocation and whose Christ-like spirit and behavior while a student at Lipscomb has demonstrated a propensity to continue throughout life...