Lipscomb University’s HumanDocs Film Series is partnering with the 2012 Nashville Film Festival to present screenings of a variety of films during the event, which takes place April 19-26. In honor of Earth Day 2012, Lipscomb is hosting two Nashville Film Festival documentary screenings on April 20 in Ward Hall. Events are free and open to the public. The day’s events include:
Beth Harwell, Tennessee’s first female Speaker of the House, has been named Lipscomb University’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year. A 1978 graduate of Lipscomb, Harwell has served in the Tennessee Legislature since 1988. She will be honored at several receptions and brunches as well as at Lipscomb University’s spring commencement on May 5, where she will address graduates and their families.
The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership presents Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam in the second of a Conversation Series hosted by Tom Ingram, an influential adviser to corporate and government officials for four decades. The debut edition of “now that you ask…” in March featured a one-on-one with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. This event is free and open to the public.
Gospel music hall of famer Bill Gaither just announced that music legend Buddy Greene will join the line up for the all-star Gaither Homecoming Show coming to Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
Every year in the spring, Lipscomb University cancels afternoon classes so students can participate in Service Day. From sorting food to doing yard work, from painting to clerical work, groups of Lipscomb students travel all over town to make a difference in the community. On April 11 more than 750 students, faculty and staff volunteered at more than 57 sites around Nashville.
Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Frank Bennett has been named associate athletic director, Director of Athletics Philip Hutcheson announced today. In accepting this position, Bennett will transition out of his role as women’s basketball head coach, and a national search will begin immediately for his replacement.