Amazon Locker installed on campus

Amazon Locker installed on campus

There is a new way on campus to receive Amazon packages: Amazon Locker. Located next to Starbucks in the Bennett Campus Center, the bright yellow locker, labeled Karlek, is hard to miss. To use the locker, first, go to Amazon.com and enter your location to see the Amazon Lockers near you. Second, add the locker to your Amazon address book. Then, when you shop and place an order, you will have the option to send the delivery to the Amazon Locker. When the delivery arrives, you will receive a code from Amazon to enter on the locker kiosk to retrieve your delivery. When your item arrives, you have 3 business days to pick up the delivery or it will be returned to Amazon. If your item is eligible, you can even return it through the Amazon Locker. Anybody can use the lockers, not just Prime members. Unfortunately, there is a limitation on the size of the object you can have delivered to the Amazon Locker, since the largest lockers are only the size of a kitchen cabinet. You also cannot order anything from the kiosk itself. It is strictly for inputting your delivery code. “You can get in the lockers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which is pretty neat,” Walker Cheatham, an employee of the campus post office, said. “The locker was supposed to be running today (Friday), but due to the weather it has been delayed to opening up on Monday or Tuesday,” Walker added. Starting next week, you can start using the Amazon Locker for all your Amazon deliveries. Click here for more information...
Golden Globes kick off awards show season

Golden Globes kick off awards show season

On Sunday evening, the 75th Golden Globes kicked off awards show season. The show was presented live on NBC and hosted by late night talk show host and Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers. This year’s show was not only historical for the milestone 75th year it has been in existence, but also held historical significance for the statements made. The red carpet looked a little more monochromatic this year, with many of the actors and actresses donning black and wearing “Time’s Up” pins to support victims of sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace, as well as woman’s equality. There was much to be talked about throughout the evening, including who the Hollywood Foreign Press Association chose to honor for their contributions to film and TV. Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. The actress and TV personality made history as the first black woman to win the prestigious award. In her acceptance speech, she shared personal stories and, addressing the night’s theme, statements of female empowerment. Winfrey capped off her speech with a stirring sentiment for women that “a new day is on the horizon.” That speech kicked off speculation that Winfrey was considering a presidential bid in 2020. Another highlight of the evening was 101-year-old actor Kirk Douglas returning to the stage to present a Golden Globe. The screen giant presented Best Motion Picture Screenplay with daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones and received a standing ovation from the audience. For the major awards bestowed for film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri received lots of acclaim, winning “Best Picture Drama.” Cast members Frances McDormand...
Automatic chapel credit scanning app discontinued

Automatic chapel credit scanning app discontinued

The event check-in software, Teal Pass, is no longer being used by Campus Ministry for easy check-ins to The Gathering chapel. The ticketing software, a Nashville startup, was introduced at the beginning of the fall semester and suffered a few hiccups. Now it’s being discarded in favor of the original scanning method. “Until a system and a program is tested and in place, we are going back to the old system,” campus minister Cyrus Eaton said. Lipscomb University was one of the early adopters of the technology.  “Ultimately it’s a great idea but it’s not ready,” Eaton added. Some students took advantage of the software  to check in to chapel without actually attending. For now, Campus Ministry will send extra chapel scanners to The Gathering to help students leave chapel quickly and safely. Be sure to bring your student I.D. to chapel in order to receive credit. If you haven’t done so already, go ahead and delete Teal Pass from your smartphone. photo courtesy of Lipscomb...
Tau Phi Cowboy Show 2016 photo gallery

Tau Phi Cowboy Show 2016 photo gallery

The men’s social club Tau Phi social club showcased incredible talent Saturday night in hosting the 37th annual Cowboy Show in Collins Alumni Auditorium. The tradition of the Cowboy Show started in 1979, outside of the auditorium. This year’s theme was “Backroads.”   Photos by Ben Davis   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...
Students prepare for Q&A discussion with George W. Bush

Students prepare for Q&A discussion with George W. Bush

George W. Bush’s visit to Lipscomb is primarily a closed-door, special-donor event, but the former president will be taking time to share his unique perspective with 600 students, according to Josh Roberts, Dean of Student Development. Roberts said it was important to incorporate a student question-and-answer period into Bush’s visit at Lipscomb as part of the inaugural Imagine event. “When we get in the same room as someone like George W. Bush we know what a world changer looks like,” Roberts said. “We know the way they talk when we get to hear them, we know what those values are when we get to discern them.” Lipscomb launched Imagine as a program that will allow the community to dive into local and global topics. The initiative is a series of discussions that will take place over the next five years. The main event is an invitation-only gathering in Allen Arena for Lipscomb associates, donors of $1,000 or more annually. The theme of the event will be “Nashville: An Emerging City with Global Significance.” That, of course, is important for the university’s future, but the Q&A with students is key to both the initiative’s success and the university’s mission, according to Roberts. “Our goal is that students come to Lipscomb so that they can develop and leave Lipscomb to change the world,” Roberts said. Roberts said the student event was put together by a team of 10 students. The Imagine Student Leadership Team is taking care of everything from seat reservations to security and scheduling. “They have driven everything about it,” Roberts said. “With a lot of scrutiny and a lot of...

Fifty Shades of Grey has success in the south

Fifty Shades of Grey had record-breaking ticket sales, and according to Fandango, ticket sales were highest in what’s known as the “Bible Belt.” According to Fortune, the steamy film brought in $85 million it’s opening weekend, and it is Fandango’s fastest-selling R-rated movie in its entire history. “A lot of people reading the book were women,” pastor at Belmont Heights John Garner said. “And that’s very sad to me because this whole movie is about dominance and making women way less than they should be.” Garner suggests that the reason for the high sales in the “Bible Belt” may be tied to church life. “Here in the South, you have some repressed sexuality, and here’s an opportunity to explore new things and that kind of stuff,” Garner said. Some Lipscomb students have avoided seeing the movie or reading the books altogether. “I know a lot more people that kind of took a stand against it and did not go see the movie because of its content, because of the message it sent,” junior Cole Meador said. “I was not interested in going to go see it at all.” One pastor argues that the movie choices people make reveal what they support. “I would say to anyone thinking about watching: number one, any movie I watch or you watch, we’re saying almost we approve of this and here’s our money so you can make another one,” pastor at Judson Baptist Mike James said. “So as a believer – when we spend our money in theaters – we’re actually endorsing the theme and the values of that movie.” While it may have...