News Release Archive
400 volunteers head out across the globe during spring break, March 18-22
If sending mission teams was like playing football, spring break would be Lipscomb’s Super Bowl. In just a few short weeks, 23 teams and nearly 400 volunteers will serve in nine different countries and seven U.S. cities.
Lipscomb endows a professorship in honor of accountant Charles Frasier
College of Business Dean Turney Stevens announced The Charles E. Frasier Professorship of Accounting at a dinner Tuesday, Feb. 26, in honor of Frasier, who is professor and chair of the department of accounting, finance and economics.
Lipscomb receives unique art collection of more than 100 pieces from Taylor family
Lipscomb University students will have the opportunity to learn from a unique collection of paintings that were recently given to the university’s College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). Dr. Dean Taylor, a former pathologist at Nashville’s Centennial Medical Center, recently donated more than 100 paintings to the CAS in memory of his late wife, Mary. The Mary Elbert Taylor Art Collection is valued at more than $275,000 and is comprised of pieces his wife assembled over a span of nearly a decade. She died in 2012.
Lipscomb communication students win Gracie Award® for Geena Davis Institute educational video
Five Lipscomb University student producers have been awarded a national Gracie Award for Outstanding Public Service Announcement for a Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media video on gender stereotypes.
Andrews Institute marks 50th anniversary of Metro Nashville with focus on neighborhoods
Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership is marking the 50th anniversary of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County by hosting a discussion of Nashville’s neighborhood associations on March 6. The event is free and open to the public.
LifePoint’s William F. Carpenter III to speak at Nashville Business Breakfast March 12
William F. Carpenter III, chairman and chief executive officer of LifePoint Hospitals., will be the featured speaker at Lipscomb University’s Nashville Business Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, in Allen Arena.
Bond featured in this week’s ‘NASHVILLE,’ producing movie on Don Meyer
Former Bison outfielder Casey Bond, who was featured in the critically-acclaimed film, Moneyball, will appear in the next new episode of ABC television’s “Nashville.” Bond portrays Gil Martin, chief of staff for Mayor Teddy Conrad, in Episode 14, “Dear Brother,” set to air Wed., Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. CST.
Synergy!, March 5 symposium on serving veterans promotes collaboration
State and federal government agencies, nonprofit veteran service organizations, businesses with veterans programs, community leaders and others will convene at Lipscomb University March 5 for Synergy!
Lipscomb student heads to Washington to meet with Obama
Sophomore Matt Brown will head to the nation’s capital this weekend for a series of meetings and events that is scheduled to include a meeting in the White House with President Barack Obama.
Lipscomb University partners with Nashville Symphony, Opera on Mozart in Music City
With productions from Lipscomb University’s Department of Music, Blackbird Theater, the Nashville Opera, the Nashville Symphony, and FiftyForward Music for Seniors, Middle Tennessee music and theater audiences have much to look forward to in March and April in the "Mozart in Music City" series.
Charlie Daniels, Chris Young headlined the iostudio Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes concert
Legendary musician Charlie Daniels hosted a special free concert Tuesday to support Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon Enhancement Program as part of the iostudio Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event. Performances by Daniels along with Chris Young, The Grascals, Keni Thomas, Bleach and surprise guest Jason Aldean were part on the program.
Andrews Institute student selected as finalist in first Business for Good contest
Jane Andrews, Davidson County’s CASA director and 2012-13 master’s candidate at the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership, submitted her capstone project to expand CASA training to other professionals working with child victims of abuse to the Social Enterprise Alliance's Business for Good Competition and has been selected as one of 10 finalists.
Youngblood, Cobb receive top March of Dimes honors
The Lipscomb University School of Nursing was well represented at the 2012 Middle Tennessee March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Celebration in December. Beth Youngblood, executive associate dean and professor of nursing, was named the March of Dimes Women’s Health Nurse of the Year. Senior nursing student Anna Cobb was named the March of Dimes Undergraduate Student Nurse of the Year.
Board of trustees adds four members at February meeting
Lipscomb University recently announced the addition of four members to its board of trustees.
Ellenburg named president of Middle Tennessee Christian School
Lipscomb University General Counsel Phil Ellenburg has been named president of Middle Tennessee Christian School (MTCS), a preK-12 school affiliated with the Churches of Christ located in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Ellenburg, who joined the university staff in January 1994, will begin his role with MTCS in April.
Lauded graphic designer Michael Bierut to speak Monday at Presidential Lectureship
Graphic designer Michael Bierut, of New York City-based design firm Pentagram, will offer a free lecture at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 in Ward Hall, as part of Lipscomb University’s 2013 Presidential Lectureship for Art and Art History. This event is free and open to the public. A free reception will follow the lecture.
Haslam helps Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership launch new Leadership Tennessee initiative
Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership announced Wednesday, Feb. 6, the launch of Leadership Tennessee, its latest leadership education program designed to cultivate a network of business, nonprofit, education and government leaders who are committed to addressing the state’s challenges and opportunities.
SALT program celebrates five years of service and learning at Lipscomb
This semester marks the fifth anniversary of the highly successful SALT Program (Serving and Learning Together) at Lipscomb University. Coordinators celebrated with a luncheon for the hundreds of community and university partners who have made the service-learning program an integral part of Lipscomb’s learning experience.
Burgess named National Council on Family Relations fellow
Norma Bond Burgess, dean of Lipscomb University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), has been named a National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) fellow. NCFR is the nation’s premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families. NCFR has a membership of more than 3600 family researchers, practitioners and educators.
Lipscomb in Britain latest global learning offering, will launch this fall
Lipscomb University students will soon have a new opportunity to be submerged in a culture thousands of miles away from campus through the Lipscomb in Britain program set to launch this fall. The newest offering of Lipscomb’s Global Learning Program is based in the historic city of Bath, England, which has been in integral part of British culture since pre-Roman times. Located 97 miles west of London, Bath has played a significant historical role, has a rich architectural heritage and is the home of author Jane Austen and the Roman baths among other features.
Lipscomb Theatre to perform Les Miserables in November
If you loved the Academy Award-nominated movie version of the beloved musical Les Miserables, then be sure to watch for Lipscomb University’s production of the Tony award-winning musical in November.
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.