News Release Archive
Yates remembered for impacting lives of hundreds of pre-med students
For more than half a century Oliver Yates was a fixture in Lipscomb University’s department of biology and its allied sciences programs and was legendary for his cell biology classes. Today, the Lipscomb community is mourning the loss of Yates, who died Thursday, Jan. 24 at age 79. For 54 years, Yates helped prepare generations of students for medical school and other careers in science.
Spark opening named one of Williamson County’s top 2012 business stories
The opening of Spark - Lipscomb’s Idea Center in Franklin, Tenn., has been named one of Williamson County’s top business stories of 2012 by Franklin Home Page.
Lipscomb mourns the loss of longtime philosophy professor Bill Collins
The Lipscomb community is mourning the loss of Bill Collins, retired professor of philosophy. Collins died Jan. 21 after a long battle with cancer. A native of Scotland, Collins joined the Lipscomb faculty in 1985 and retired in May 2012. He was known for his quick wit and his thick Scottish accent.
Brown elected 2013 National Chief of the Boy Scouts Order of the Arrow
Lipscomb University sophomore Matt Brown has been elected the 2013 National Chief of the National Order of the Arrow (OA), the honor society for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Brown was elected from 18 candidates from across the country who ran for the office. Brown’s term is a one-year appointment.
Lipscomb hosts 'We Back Pat' Jan. 26
The Lipscomb men's and women’s basketball teams will honor long-time University of Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt with a “We Back Pat” event on Saturday, Jan. 26 as the Lady Bisons host Mercer at 4 p.m followed by the Bisons contest against the Bears at 6:30 p.m.
Lipscomb University partners with TSU, Belmont in MLK Service Day on Jan. 19
Lipscomb University, Belmont University, Tennessee State University and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church College Ministry are partnering to host a Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day on Saturday, Jan. 19. Up to 300 students are expected to participate in service projects at Second Harvest Food Bank, Feed the Children and local fire halls.
Employee, student flu vaccination clinic set for Friday
The Lipscomb community will have the opportunity to get a flu vaccine Friday, Jan. 18, from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Health Assessment Lab on the 2nd floor of the Nursing building. The clinic is open to all university students, faculty, staff, spouses, and children age 4 and older of faculty and staff. This will be the final flu vaccination clinic to be held on campus this semester.
ICM, CNM scholarship winners hail from Vanderbilt and Hands On Nashville
Rhonda Phillippi, of Vanderbilt University/Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children, and Jaclyn Mothupi, of Hands On Nashville, were selected as the 2013 recipients of the Center for Nonprofit Management scholarship for the Institute for Conflict Management master's program.
The works of a jazz legend, Mozart in Music City, and a free-spirited jazz/classical trio headline spring semester performances
A grand choir of more than 300 voices kicked off Lipscomb's spring semester musical season, but more is to come, with popular songs from the '20s and '30s, quartets by Mozart and piano duets from famous operas on the program.
Jackson National Life supports future information technology management lab
Franklin-based Jackson National Life Insurance has established a grant to establish the Laboratory for Information Technology Management (ITM) at Lipscomb University’s School of Computing and Informatics (SCI).
Blackbird Theater, Fernandez win First Night honors at annual local theater gala
The Blackbird Theater, Lipscomb University’s artists-in-residence, drew three top honors Sunday at the Midwinter’s First Night Awards. Student performers and faculty were also honored.
300+ gathered at Christian College Choral Festival for free performance
The biennual Christian College Choral Festival was held in Nashville for the first time in some years on Jan. 11 and 12, drawing more than 300 college students from Church of Christ-affiliated colleges to study and perform a range of sacred, a cappella choral works.
Swang remembered as accounting giant, visitation held Jan. 10 on campus
Generations of accountants in the Nashville community and across the country were taught at the feet of a giant in business education — Axel W. Swang. Today, the Lipscomb community is mourning the loss of Swang, who died Tuesday, Jan. 8 at age 91. He was known for producing accountants who were not only prepared for their professions but were also young men and women of integrity.
King’s dream lived out through week of service
Service will be the focus of a week long Lipscomb community observance of the life of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. King was best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience and service.
Hutcheson hosts interactive fiber and digital art by Cuppetelli and Mendoza in February
This spring semester brings to the John C. Hutcheson Gallery a combination of artistic works—some created from afar and some created close to home.
Presidential politics, exercise for the aging and classic cars among the topics for Lifelong Learning 2013
The first 100 days of President Obama’s second term, the works of Eudora Welty, a class taught by Lipscomb President Randy Lowry and a trip to see the Emancipation Proclamation are among the exciting classes offered by the Lifelong Learning program this semester.
Bookstore reopens after winter break facelift
The newly remodeled university bookstore is now open for business. Remodeling began the first week of December on the facility to complete renovation that began in the summer.
Youth in Action brought hundreds of teens to campus to start 2013 on a spiritual high
Lipscomb University will welcome throngs of high schoolers to campus Dec. 28-30 to ring in the new year at the three-day spiritual experience called Youth in Action.
Lipscomb Academy launches SEED School with new approach to early childhood education
Lipscomb Academy recently launched the SEED School as it refocuses its approach to pre-K and kindergarten education. The SEED School at Lipscomb Academy is an innovative approach to pre-K and kindergarten education that offers a unique learning environment where children are encouraged to be inquisitive, adventurous and creative. SEED stands for: seek, explore, experiment, discover. The approach is based on the concept that these early education years can be much more impactful on a child’s success than merely a time to prepare for elementary school grades.
Former board member Neika Stephens receives honorary doctorate
Longtime supporter and former trustee Neika Brewer Stephens was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Lipscomb University during commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 15. Stephens, a 1952 graduate of David Lipscomb High School, has a lifelong affiliation with Lipscomb that began with her great-grandfather, J. R. Ward. She has served the university and its campus school for decades. A three-term member of the Lipscomb Board of Trustees, Stephens has been an avid supporter of the Associated Women for Lipscomb among numerous other events, programs and initiatives at the institution.
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences receives grant from Baptist Healing Trust
Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences received a 2012 grant from The Baptist Healing Trust for use in further developing the Applied Christian Values in Pharmacy course taken by all Lipscomb student pharmacists and the Christian ethics course taken by all student nurses.
Faculty called on to advise congressional and international leaders
From advising U.S. congressional leaders to speaking at a U.N.-sponsored conference in telecommunications, Lipscomb University faculty and staff were actively involved this semester in bettering society and their community. Several were honored for their outstanding service and leadership efforts.
HealthSpring donates $100,000 in computer equipment to computing and informatics
The Lipscomb University’s School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) today announced that HealthSpring has donated $100,000 in used computer equipment to the university to establish a training and research lab for computing students and faculty.
Athletes, veterans prepare for winter break mission trips
While the campus grows quiet later this week at the conclusion of fall semester final exams, three groups of students are busily making final preparations for winter break mission trips. Three mission teams comprised of nearly 60 students and staff, will embark on short-term mission trips during the upcoming winter break.
Applications now accepted through Thursday for new Charlie Daniels scholarship
Veterans have a new scholarship opportunity at Lipscomb University in honor of legendary musician Charlie Daniels. Lipscomb University’s Veteran Services Center is accepting applications for the inaugural awarding of the Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes. The new scholarship is targeted to students and their dependents who are not eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon benefits.