News Release Archive
Student-run Faith Care Connections provides caregivers respite care
Families who are facing the challenges of caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other conditions caused by aging now have a resource to helo them stay connected to their faith communities through respite care and spiritual enrichment. Faith Care Connections is a newly launched organization that provides support for caregivers of family members with these debilitating conditions. Lori Corley, director of FiftyForward’s Madison, Tenn., station, founded the organization as part of her graduate studies in Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership. FiftyForward enriches the lives of adults 50 and older by providing pathways to health, well-being and lifelong learning.
Lowry named one of Nashville's Most Admired CEOs
Lipscomb University president L. Randolph Lowry was named one of Nashville’s Most Admired CEOs by the Nashville Business Journal at a special presentation Dec. 4 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Lowry received the honor for his proven ability to lead Lipscomb University through a period of growth and increasing significance in the Nashville community even during a period of economic challenge.
Global Collaboration Center, ICL launch Nashville Global Business Network
Lipscomb University’s Center for Global Connectedness and Collaboration presents Charles A. Elcan, CEO and co-founder of Chinaco Healthcare Corporation, in a special luncheon Dec. 6. The event also marks the launch of the Nashville Global Business Network. The presentation is co-sponsored by Lipscomb’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership.
December commencement includes more than 400 students and one honorary doctorate
Lipscomb University will once again evidence its rapid growth at its December commencement ceremony with the most students ever participating in the winter ceremony and the most degrees awarded for any one December semester.
Adult Degree Program student shares her unique story with Chronicle
Often, children follow in the footsteps of their parents in life. But, Joy Wildes is following the path her daughter has set out on. Sara, Wildes’ daughter, enrolled at Lipscomb University as a freshman this fall. Wildes, 43, also enrolled this fall through the Adult Degree Program’s Turn Back Tuition program. Through this unique program, Wildes is paying the same rate as when she first enrolled in college in 1987.
Memorial service for senior Kelcy Smart set for Dec. 5
The Lipscomb University community is mourning the loss of senior Kelcy Smart, who died over the Thanksgiving weekend in her home from unknown causes. An active member of Delta Xi and the A Cappella Singers, Kelcy was a young lady who treated everyone she met with kindness and a smile.
Education Dean advises congressional leaders at Aspen Institute in D.C.
Dr. Candice McQueen, Lipscomb University’s Dean of the College of Education, was invited by the prestigious Aspen Institute in Washington D.C. to participate as one of five experts who informed senior congressional staff members on education issues on Nov. 16.
Exciting gifts, opportunities offered in first Christmas Online Auction
'Tis the season to find the perfect gift for someone special...or maybe even for yourself! This year’s Lighting of the Green introduced the first Christmas Online Auction, featuring more than 50 exciting and unique items.
Lipscomb offers a musical Christmas with jazz, orchestral and choral performances
Christmas 2012 brings plenty of unique, free opportunities to hear Christmas-themed classical, choral and jazz music on campus. Concerts feature favorites such as "White Christmas" and "Ave Maria." Concerts are free unless noted.
Adult Degree Program debuts portfolio review process for academic credit
Lipscomb University’s Adult Degree Program began offering portfolio review for credit for adult degree students this semester. The process allows students with four years of work or military experience to earn credit for specified classes by compiling a portfolio demonstrating how they have met a specific learning objectives through out-of-class learning experiences.
Campus begins to look like Christmas with the arrival of 30-foot tree
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Lipscomb campus. A 30-foot cedar tree arrived in front of Allen Arena Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 19, in preparation for this year's Lighting of the Green. The tree was donated by Bill and Neika Stephens from their Steveway Farm near Nashville.
Alum, former Lipscomb faculty member Hope Koehler makes Carnegie Hall debut
Soprano Hope Koehler reached a musical milestone recently when she made her Carnegie Hall debut. Koehler, a Lipscomb alumna and adjunct faculty member in music from 1987-94, was featured in an Oct. 9 performance in the venue’s Weill Recital Hall. The theme of the program was American music and included works by John Jacob Niles, known as the dean of American folk music. An associate professor of voice at West Virginia University, Koehler is emerging as the preeminent interpreter of his works. She was accompanied by James Douglass, with whom she has recorded two CDs featuring Niles’ songs.
Students/staff give up part of Thanksgiving break to help storm-stricken in New Jersey
A group of 10 students and three faculty/parent chaperones left Lipscomb University on Friday to spend part of their Thanksgiving break providing hurricane relief labor in New Jersey. The group will return to Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 21, after four days of manual labor to help residents severely affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey honored by College of Business morning after winning Cy Young Award
One day after making history as the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young Award, New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey didn’t go to Disney World … he spent the day sharing his story at Lipscomb University. Dickey was on campus Thursday, Nov. 15, to receive the Heroes of Business Award given by the College of Business at Lipscomb University. Only hours earlier on Wednesday evening did he learn that he was the National League Cy Young Award Winner. The Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in major league baseball, one each for the American League and for the National League.
City inspires collage artist now featured at the John C. Hutcheson Gallery
The Lipscomb Art Department presents the works of Amanda Burnham, of Towson University, in the John C. Hutcheson Gallery, Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission
Sodexo food drive benefits Nashville’s Second Harvest
The Lipscomb community has an opportunity to make the holiday season a little brighter by donating nonperishable food items this month as part of Lipscomb University’s dining service provider Sodexo’s national Helping Hands Food Drive.
Students thank employee donors on National Philanthropy Day
Lipscomb University students have many reasons for which to be thankful during this season of Thanksgiving, and on Nov. 15 they stopped and said “thank you” to some of those closest to them as part of National Philanthropy Day® activities on campus.
Tom Ingram to host ‘Nashville’ producer as special guest on Tuesday
Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership presents now that you ask… A Conversation Series hosted by Tom Ingram with special guest Loucas George, producer of ABC’s new series “Nashville,” Nov. 13. Ingram is an influential adviser to corporate and government officials for more than four decades.
Duck Dynasty stars to headline 2013 Don Meyer Evening of Excellence
Duck Dynasty stars Phil Robertson and his wife, Kay, as well as brother, Si, will be the featured speakers at Lipscomb University’s Fifth Annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence on April 27, 2013, Director of Athletics Philip Hutcheson recently announced.
Spark-Lipscomb's Idea Center celebrates grand opening
Spark-Lipscomb’s Idea Center, celebrated its grand opening with the help of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Williamson County Schools Director Mike Looney, Williamson County Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Brad Dunn and Lipscomb University President L. Randolph Lowry on Thursday, Nov. 8. 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.
Aging simulation increases understanding of challenges facing older adults
What if you could grow older instantly — even if just for a few minutes — to experience the effects of aging and better understand the growing population of older adults? Health care and older adult services providers recently had the opportunity to get in the minds — and bodies — of the clients they serve through an aging simulation exercise led by Lipscomb University’s School of TransformAging.
Series of campus events commemorates Veterans Day 2012
A series of campus events, sponsored by the office of veterans services, is planned to observe Veterans Day 2012.
Mets pitcher, Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey special guest in chapel Thursday
The Lipscomb community will have a unique opportunity to hear from one of the best pitchers in major league baseball on Thursday, Nov. 15, in a special chapel program. New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is being recognized by Lipscomb’s College of Business as part of its “Heroes of Business” series. He will be the featured speaker at chapel where he will share his inspiring story of overcoming obstacles on the path to his career in baseball. The program begins at 10:55 a.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.
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.