News Release Archive
Entrepreneurship Week features Battle of the Bands, business market, student contest
Lipscomb University’s Center for Entrepreneurship will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 12-16, with three new activities designed to show students how their creative tendencies and ambitions can be channeled into a successful entrepreneurial venture.
Amy Grant and friends help kick-off the holiday season with Lighting of the Green Nov. 27
More than 3,500 people packed the Allen Arena Mall Tuesday night, Nov. 27, to officially kick-off the holiday season on campus and in the Nashville community with Lipscomb University’s eighth annual Lighting of the Green. Nashville’s own Amy Grant hosted the free outdoor holiday concert. This year’s performance also featured contemporary Christian artist Ashley Cleveland; Mandisa, of American Idol fame; The Martins, Christian music vocal trio; L’Angelus, a Cajun inspired band; Scat Springs, founder of the Scat Band and classic rhythm and blues singer; Michelle Swift, contemporary Christian singer; Opus Row; the Lipscomb Academy fourth, fifth grade and high school concert choruses and Lipscomb University's choruses.
Spark grand opening set for Nov. 8 at Cool Springs facility
Spark-Lipscomb’s Idea Center, will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at its location at 3252 Aspen Grove Dr. in Franklin. The 6,400-square-foot Spark is Lipscomb University’s first university-operated off-campus facility, now open in the Cool Springs area in Williamson County.
Nashville’s Christian schools gather for Christian High School Choral Festival
The Lipscomb University Department of Music will host the 38th annual Christian High School Choral Festival on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 11-12, with a free, public concert featuring 250 local high school performers at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12.
Student pharmacists offer vaccines while you vote at Granny White polling location
In an effort to provide a convenient and easy flu shot option for the community, the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy will host a Vote and Vax on Nov. 6, Election Day, at the Granny White Church of Christ polling location at 3805 Granny White Pike, Nashville, 37204.
Award-winning Lipscomb Theatre presents nostalgic fun in The Pajama Game
The Lipscomb University Theatre Department will present the Tony Award winning musical “The Pajama Game” on the Collins Alumni Auditorium stage Nov. 1-4. Lipscomb’s production of the beloved 1950s musical will feature some of the original production’s choreography by Bob Fosse.
Academic Success Center celebrates official opening
Lipscomb University officially opened the Academic Success Center (ASC), which provides students and faculty a “one-stop shop” for the university's academic support resources in one location.
Lipscomb holds recycling collections for e-waste, old medications in November
Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy Elementary School are making it easy and free to properly dispose of household waste and e-waste with toxic metals and chemicals and expired and leftover medications at two community collection days on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Thursday, Nov. 15.
Wintermester registration begins Nov. 5
Students will have the opportunity to register for a variety of Wintermester courses beginning Nov. 5. Wintermester classes begin Dec. 14 and run through Jan. 6.
Myrick has creative flair for engineering
Engineering education expert Justin Myrick has been appointed dean of Lipscomb University’s Raymond B. Jones College of Engineering. Myrick spent the majority of his career at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering where he also served as the director of the Health Systems Research Center. In addition, he directed Georgia Tech’s Master of Science in Health Systems program.
Lipscomb University officially opens new Nursing and Health Sciences Center
Lipscomb University officially opened its new 24,800-square-foot Nursing and Health Sciences Center Thursday, Oct. 25 with a dedication ceremony and tours of the high-tech health care training facility that can also be used as an emergency triage center in times of crisis.
University celebrates National Food Day with farmer's market in Bison Square
Lipscomb University’s Bison Square will be transformed into a farmer’s market and a festival celebrating wholesome, healthy, locally grown food on Wednesday, Oct. 24, National Food Day.
University connects fifth graders to business world
Fifth graders at Lipscomb Academy are gearing up to run a town for a day, complete with a mayor, CEO of a bank, reporters, a disc jockey, lawyers and other citizens. This town is unlike others across the country, but has all of the challenges and hustle-and-bustle of a typical city. These students are planning for the opportunity to visit JA BizTown in Nashville, where each day young people experience the responsibilities and opportunities of citizenship in a free enterprise system.
Blackbird Theater wins rave reviews for Red, performed on Shamblin stage
"Red," Oct. 18-20, the latest production by Lipscomb's theater-company-in-residence, The Blackbird Theater, was declared one of Nashville’s best plays of the year and a remarkable production by local reviewers.
Nation's youngest voters gather to watch vice presidential debate
The Ezell Center was the hub of political discussion Thursday night, Oct. 11, as several hundred students, faculty, staff and members of the Nashville community gathered in a packed SunTrust Center for Collaborative Learning to watch the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican candidate Paul Ryan. A number of families with young children joined the university community for the latest installment of Pizza and Politics to watch the debate and to participate in a discussion of election issues.
Fall 2012 marks a hallmark year for growing nursing class
Fall 2012 is turning out to be a hallmark year for Lipscomb’s School of Nursing. The new Nursing and Health Sciences Center debuted this semester, the nursing school enrolled more majors than ever before and welcomed a new executive associate dean.
Business college debuts Center for Global Connectedness and Collaboration
The Lipscomb University College of Business announced to the public Thursday its new Center for Global Connectedness and Collaboration, which will be one of only 33 universities and business schools in the world offering the world-renowned Global Mindset® Inventory (GMI) for executives, academic institutions and government or nonprofit organizations.
Student-produced PSA on positive gender roles to air in October on Channel 8
Nashville Public Television (NPT) began airing a children’s educational video produced by Lipscomb University communication students last week as part of their Women and Girls Lead campaign.
Drive-up flu shot clinic offers convenient vaccination by College of Pharmacy
In an effort to provide a convenient and easy flu shot option for the community, the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy will host a Drive-Up Flu Shot Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on University Park Drive outside of the Burton Health Sciences Center.
International conflict manager for USAID highlights Institute for Conflict Management event
Conflict management is one of the primary tools in use by the United States to promote human progress and free societies, said Neil Levine, of USAID, at the Southeast Conference on Conflict Management Conference, held by the Institute for Conflict Management.
Lipscomb named military friendly university for fourth year
Lipscomb University has been named among the top universities in the nation for serving student veterans according to a list released this week by Victory Media. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are providing services and programs to ensure that military service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents are successful on campus. This is the fourth year Lipscomb has been included on the list.
Campus offers opportunity to explore Election 2012 along with students this October
2012 will be a history-making election year and Lipscomb University is offering a range of opportunities to explore the presidential election more in-depth with gatherings to watch the presidential debates in October, a five-week Lifelong Learning course taught by political science experts and a free public forum hosted by the Tennessee Bar Association.
The Lipscomb Lowdown: Personal awareness helps lessen risk of West Nile virus
As the hot, humid days of summer slowly fade into fall, one family of very small insects is causing quite a commotion. In recent weeks, West Nile virus has made a resurgence in many parts of the U.S. and has been the focus of much media attention. At the center of this frenzy is a variety of mosquitoes that carry and transmit the virus to humans. Disease ecologist and academic director of the Institute for Sustainable Practice James English gives advice on how to lessen the risk of being infected.
Genesco’s Robert J. Dennis to speak at Nashville Business Breakfast Oct. 2
Robert J. Dennis, chairman and chief executive officer of Genesco Inc., will be the featured speaker at Lipscomb University’s Nashville Business Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Allen Arena.
Theatre students win internships at Tennessee Rep in new acting program
For the first time ever, Lipscomb University theatre students will get the chance to act on stage in professional Tennessee Repertory Theatre productions this fall, thanks to a new acting internship program established by the critically acclaimed regional theater troupe.