Former Lipscomb forward Rob Marberry signed with Estonian team KK Paulus Pärnu

Former Lipscomb forward Rob Marberry signed with Estonian team KK Paulus Pärnu

Nashville native and former standout for Franklin Road Academy and Lipscomb University, forward Rob Marberry, is moving far away from the Volunteer State as he continues his basketball career in Estonia. On Wednesday, Marberry agreed to a deal with Estonian team KK Paulus Pärnu. KK Paulus Pärnu, which is also known as Pärnu Sadam, is a member of the Latvian-Estonian Basketball League. When asked whether he thought that he would ever have the opportunity to play professionally, Marberry’s reply was “Honestly, no. Looking back on high school, I didn’t have any indication on whether I would be a good college basketball player or not. I had a rough patch my freshman year, not producing as much as I wanted to on the court. But, as time went on and I worked harder and harder, I saw it come in my vision.” After graduating from FRA in 2014, Marberry played his freshman season at Western Kentucky as a walk-on for the Hilltoppers before transferring to Lipscomb, where he started all three seasons he played. As a starter for the Bisons, he was an all-conference player in all three seasons, including two first-team selections in his junior and senior years. Marberry was a member of the first Bison team to make it to the NCAA tournament as well as the first Bison team to play in the NIT Finals. In his senior campaign, he averaged 14.8 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 63% from the field.  “You can see that we were a really good, tight team towards the end, and I give that all to the...
Gallery: Quest Week’s Bison Bash and more

Gallery: Quest Week’s Bison Bash and more

Lipscomb’s Quest team kicked off the week with the first tailgate of the semester in a combined effort with athletics. The tailgate offered food from Taco Mama, free tank tops and a chance to sign up for service day. Service day will take place today from one till four. The Quest groups will take to different locations and do community service projects around the Nashville area. Following the Bison Bash yesterday evening was a neon night at the Brentwood skate center. What’s a better way to make a first impression on fellow Lipscomb students than wiping out on roller skates? After the neon night, students headed back to campus to participate in this semesters first “On Wednesdays, We Eat”. This event is held nearly every Wednesday on Lipscomb’s campus throughout the school year. Typically a Lipscomb student attending will get to watch a free concert from a local band and eat a one-dollar meal. While the eating and free concert took place, the transfer students headed to Jeni’s on 12 South to mingle with other transfers. The evening lasted till well past midnight and definitely offered a little something for...
Gallery: Move-in day at Lipscomb

Gallery: Move-in day at Lipscomb

Lipscomb’s campus was busy yesterday as advanced sessions took place, new students moved in and preparations were made for the new school year around campus. Greek life and quest team members were around campus helping the freshman and transfers as they prepared their rooms for a new school year. Each dorm hall had snacks, drinks, photobooths or games, to create a welcoming environment for the new residents. The week only looks to get busier around campus so check back each day for more photos and information on the happenings throughout quest week.  ...
Lipscomb’s new School of Hospitality and Entertainment Management offers student paid jobs

Lipscomb’s new School of Hospitality and Entertainment Management offers student paid jobs

Lipscomb announced the launch of the new School of Hospitality and Entertainment Management major on August 29th, 2018. This semester will be the first time student are enrolled and taking classes in the new major under director Beth Morrow. The program is said to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional certificates and will have four areas of emphasis; lodging, food and beverage, tourism and entertainment. According to an article released earlier in the summer, the program will be a collaborative instruction from the “George Shinn College of Entertainment & the Arts, College of Business, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.” The collaborative effort from three colleges will create students who are diverse and ready to take on the hospitality industry through entertainment, food and beverage, management, hospitality and more. With Nashville’s fast-growing tourism and entertainment industry, this program is adaptive and almost nesecarry of Lipscomb’s environment. To give students practical real-life experience, Lipscomb has taken advantage of its downtown Nashville neighbor and will be using its downtown Spark campus and Bison Inn, the main-campus hotel containing 82 rooms. Students will essentially be given paid jobs on a rotation around campus with faculty advising them along the way. Director Beth Morrow released a quote to Lipscomb in a program update saying, “We know hospitality management includes making unforgettable moments for guests but it also involves impacting the lives of those employed in the field at every level … in these places humanity happens.”   Photo by...
Lipscomb alumna, Cyntoia Brown released from prison

Lipscomb alumna, Cyntoia Brown released from prison

Lipscomb alumna Cyntoia Brown — the subject of debate and outcry about the unfairness of her sentence — was released Wednesday morning from Tennessee Prison for Women. Former Gov. Bill Haslam granted Brown clemency at the close of his term in January of this year. In 2015, Brown, now 31, earned an associate’s degree through Lipscomb’s LIFE program, which brings traditional and non-traditional students together for classes at the Tennessee Prison for Women. In May, she graduated with a bachelor of professional studies degree, majoring in organizational leadership. Brown is a Nashville woman whose case sparked national attention to the human sex-trafficking epidemic, due to the controversy surrounding her sentencing. At age 16, she was convicted of aggravated robbery and first-degree murder. Brown’s defense argued that she was forced into prostitution after a life of abuse. In her testimony, Brown described being picked up for sex by Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent. In her trial, Brown said she believed he was reaching for a gun and intended to do her harm, so she felt threatened and shot and killed Allen in what she says was an act of self-defense. Her age at the time of the sentencing was a hot topic for activists. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles violate Eighth Amendment prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment. Brown’s original sentencing was that she will eventually be eligible for parole, but not until she’s 67 years old. Brown has displayed gratitude for the educational opportunity offered by the university and the prison system. “I want to thank those at the Tennessee...
Check out the Live on the Green lineup

Check out the Live on the Green lineup

This year’s Live on the Green lineup is packed with artists, and it’s all FREE! Live on the Green is a festival put on each fall by Nashville radio station WRLT Lightning 100. The concert series takes place in Public Square Park  — adjacent to the historic Metro Courthouse — beginning this Thursday, August 15. Other dates are August 22 and 29, as well as the rest of the long Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1. Lipscomb’s very own Briston Maroney will be playing the 615 stage from 5:15-6 August 29. Ths festival has a mission of sustainability and organizers state “Live On The Green is committed to being Nashville’s premier environmentally-friendly music festival. Each year, work to further reduce our carbon footprint, (is) bringing us closer to our ultimate goal of operating as a completely waste-free, carbon-neutral event. We strive to incorporate sustainable practices in all facets of our music festival – ranging anywhere from using energy-efficient LED lights festival-wide and reusing banners, to selecting the green roof as the location to host the event.” Along with a wide range of music, the festival also has food and beverage vendors as well as merch and other local booths set up and VIP experiences for purchase. This year the festival has a page in the WRLT Lightning 100 Nashville app and can be found by clicking this link. In the app, you can create your own lineup and check out the vendors as well as purchase merch. Stay tuned for more Lumination coverage of the festival and former Lipscomb students on stage. Photo by Mckenzi Harris at Live on...