News Release Archive
Servant leadership is a long-term commitment says Tractor Supply Co’s Wright
Being a servant leader isn’t always easy according to Jim Wright, chairman and chief executive officer for Tractor Supply Company (TSC). Wright told a crowd of nearly 800 at the Aug. 22 Nashville Business Breakfast in Allen Arena that servant leadership is “a point of view and practice” that has helped TSC grow into the largest operator of retail farm stores in the United States. It operates more than 1,100 stores in 44 states—employing over 16,000 people — and is ranked among Fortune’s 100 fastest-growing companies.
Pharmacy students kick off career by receiving their first white coat at ceremony
Seventy-five new student pharmacists from 17 states across the nation began their pharmacy career on Friday, Aug. 17, by receiving their white coats, a symbol of their professionalism and integrity.
Student-operated gallery OPEN debuts Sept. 1 in the Arcade with sculptor Joel Parsons
The Lipscomb University Department of Art announces the opening of the student-operated art gallery OPEN, in the Arcade downtown. The gallery will debut Sept. 1, the night of the next downtown/Fifth Avenue Art Crawl, featuring sculptor Joel Parsons.
Avenue Bank vice president wins Dean Institute Business with a Purpose MBA Scholarship
April Britt, learning manager and vice president for Avenue Bank, has been selected to receive the Business with a Purpose full-tuition MBA scholarship, awarded by the Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity and the College of Business as a follow-up to the Dean Institute’s Leadership and Integrity Awards.
Bookstore debuts new online ordering system for fall semester
Students accustomed to getting a bacon-ranch sub sandwich out of the window at Sub Connection will now be getting an order of Accounting 101 with Chemistry 2 on the side. Through the bookstore's new online ordering system, students must order their books at lipscomb.textbooktech.com at least 24 hours before they pick them up in the new location.
Campus comes alive Sunday, Aug. 12, as the 2012 freshmen arrive for QuestWeek
From extra hands to haul stuff and free lunches to fun get-togethers and formal ceremonies, Lipscomb University worked hard to make new freshmen and transfer students feel welcomed and stress-free during the first days of fall semester 2012.
Hutcheson Gallery features Cheekwood art, hand-picked by Dawn Whitelaw
The John D. Hutcheson Gallery presents “Selections from Cheekwood,” curated by nationally known artist Dawn Whitelaw, through Sept. 26. The exhibit features 16 pieces selected from the 8,000-piece collection of American and contemporary paintings and sculpture held by the Cheekwood Museum of Art.
For the second year, Lipscomb Academy grads enrolled in Lipscomb travel to England for first course
Twenty-three incoming Lipscomb freshmen got the best first college class ever July 21- July 29 on an international trip to England with Lipscomb professors, staff and Lipscomb President Randy Lowry and Mrs. Rhonda Lowry.
Lipscomb mourns loss of track and field standout Deery
The Lipscomb University athletic department announced today that rising sophomore Matt Deery, a track and field standout, lost his life in an automobile accident in Upper Nazareth Township, Pa., on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 1.
Youngblood brings lifelong love of nursing to Lipscomb program
Beth Youngblood has wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember. As a child, she played teacher and nurse with her collection of stuffed animals. Determined that she wanted to pursue a career in nursing, Youngblood, at age 13, got a job helping out in a large Nashville obstetrics and gynecology practice. It was there that she fell in love with women’s health and the excitement that comes with expectant families.
Mens hoops set to take on defending national champ Kentucky
For the first time since the 2005-06 season, the Lipscomb men’s basketball team is set to make a trip to Rupp Arena to face the defending national champion Kentucky Wildcats on Dec. 15.
Tractor Supply Company CEO to speak at Aug. 22 Nashville Business Breakfast
Jim Wright, chairman and chief executive officer for Tractor Supply Company (TSC), will be the featured speaker at Lipscomb University’s Nashville Business Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Allen Arena. Wright joined TSC as president and chief operating officer in November 2000. In 2004 he was named CEO and was appointed chairman in 2007. TSC is a 1,100-plus retail farm and ranch chain based in Nashville.
Lipscomb choral director presents historical research at Library of Congress
Not many people get the chance to present their research at the nation’s preeminent archive, the Library of Congress. But that is the opportunity that Lipscomb’s director of choruses got this summer when he attended the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) National Symposium on American Choral Music.
Haney wins One Degree Away from Making a Difference video competition
Cory Haney wants to make a difference in the world. He will be able to put his plan into action a little more easily with a full-tuition scholarship to Lipscomb’s graduate studies in business program at Lipscomb. He was announced July 20 as the winner of the ONE DEGREE AWAY FROM MAKING A DIFFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP Video Contest.
Spivey appointed academic director for law, justice and society program
Attorney Randy Spivey has been appointed academic director for Lipscomb University’s Institute for Law, Justice and Society (LJS). Spivey will expand the LJS curriculum and academic offerings as well as develop new programs for the institute.
Veteran Services hosts Center for Deployment Psychology symposium on serving vets
Lipscomb University’s Office of Veteran Services is hosting a symposium for university counselors and staff personnel featuring experts from the Center for Deployment Psychology (CPD) on Tuesday, July 31. The symposium will include clinical as well as non-clinical approaches to working with veterans and developing a better understanding of this unique population on college and university campuses.
SEE Math workshop trains 72 Middle TN teachers in innovative math techniques and content
Almost 75 teachers from Tennessee’s Robertson, Maury and Sumner counties, Lebanon city schools and the Metropolitan Nashville School System attended this year’s SEE-Math Institutes U, V and Y, two-week professional development seminars focused on making math relatable and fun for students.
Yellow ribbon students reach the summit of Mount Rainier this past spring
Lipscomb students Casey Campana and Benjamin Spencer, both part of the Yellow Ribbon scholarship program, rose to new heights this past spring when they went on their first mountain-climbing expedition: to the top of Mount Rainier, the fifth-highest mountain in the contiguous United States.
College of Pharmacy receives full accreditation completing six years of hard work
The Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, the first pharmacy college established in Middle Tennessee, has been granted full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
New food vendors, bookstore part of summer campus center renovation
Lipscomb University recently announced several additions and changes to the Bennett Campus Center, a retail, social and food hub for the campus. Sodexo, which has provided food service for the institution for more than 30 years, will now manage the university’s bookstore as well as all of its campus services and retail facilities beginning this summer.
2012 Kopio Awards recognize tireless service to ministry
A cappella musical pioneer Keith Lancaster and Nashville humanitarian J.D. Elliott as well as long-time ministers Clarence Dailey and Harold Redd were honored with Lipscomb University’s 2012 Kopio Awards, given annually at Summer Celebration.
Make a difference for one MBA student with your online vote
Admitted graduate students in the College of Business were given the opportunity this year to compete for a full-tuition scholarship for the MBA program, and you have the power to choose which one gets to make a dream come true.
Turn Back Tuition enhances access to college degree for working adults
In continuing efforts to expand access to a college degree for the 61 percent of Americans who don’t hold a post-secondary degree, Lipscomb University is offering adults who have attended college but not completed a bachelor’s degree the opportunity to turn back time by enrolling in the Adult Degree Program at a tuition equal to when they were previously enrolled in college.
Education dean tapped to explain changes in state academic standards to education leaders
The College of Education dean, professors in the sciences, students in biology and pharmacy, and alumni in music all made great strides in scholarship throughout the spring 2012 semester. Faculty and students alike won awards in service, research, scholarship and the arts.
Lipscomb wins honorable mention for Mayor’s Award for Outstanding School Partner
A committee appointed by Nashville mayor Karl Dean recently selected Lipscomb University, with specific accolades to the College of Education, as the honorable mention honoree for the 2012 Mayor’s Award for Outstanding School Partner.