News Release Archive
Tennessee Speaker of the House named 2012 Alumnus of the Year
Beth Harwell, Tennessee’s first female Speaker of the House, has been named Lipscomb University’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year. A 1978 graduate of Lipscomb, Harwell has served in the Tennessee Legislature since 1988. She will be honored at several receptions and brunches as well as at Lipscomb University’s spring commencement on May 5, where she will address graduates and their families.
TN First Lady Crissy Haslam special guest for Ingram conversation series
The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership presents Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam in the second of a Conversation Series hosted by Tom Ingram, an influential adviser to corporate and government officials for four decades. The debut edition of “now that you ask…” in March featured a one-on-one with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. This event is free and open to the public.
Music legend Buddy Greene to join all-star Gaither Homecoming lineup April 20
Gospel music hall of famer Bill Gaither just announced that music legend Buddy Greene will join the line up for the all-star Gaither Homecoming Show coming to Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
Service Day sends more than 750 students and employees to 57 sites around Nashville
Every year in the spring, Lipscomb University cancels afternoon classes so students can participate in Service Day. From sorting food to doing yard work, from painting to clerical work, groups of Lipscomb students travel all over town to make a difference in the community. On April 11 more than 750 students, faculty and staff volunteered at more than 57 sites around Nashville.
Frank Bennett named associate athletic director
Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Frank Bennett has been named associate athletic director, Director of Athletics Philip Hutcheson announced today. In accepting this position, Bennett will transition out of his role as women’s basketball head coach, and a national search will begin immediately for his replacement.
Entrepreneurs John and Eleanor Liu receive Heroes of Business Award
Christian business entrepreneurs John and Eleanor Liu of Beijing, China, were awarded the Lipscomb University Heroes of Business Award April 12. In an effort to improve aspiring business students’ perception of the questionable ethical business practices sometimes found in the private sector, Lipscomb College of Business Dean Turney Stevens created the Heroes of Business Award, an honor bestowed on ethical businesspeople who have succeeded in the private sector working from a foundation of Christian faith.
NFL players to descend on Lipscomb campus Thursday to promote celebrity basketball game
Thursday, April 12, a group of current and former NFL players will be on the Lipscomb University campus to promote their upcoming celebrity basketball game to benefit local charities.
Students in Free Enterprise team wins regional competition for third consecutive year
The Lipscomb University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) student organization won its division April 2 at the SIFE Atlanta regional competition. This is the third consecutive year the group has won its division at the regional competition. With this win, the team qualifies to compete in the national competition in Kansas City May 22-24.
National incident triggers conversation of significance on stereotyping
The Trayvon Martin incident in which a young African-American man was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch member in Florida has surfaced racial tensions that sadly, never seem to be far from the surface in our nation. As a campus, Lipscomb seeks to engage in conversations of significance on many topics, and conversation surrounding racial reconciliation and stereotyping is high on that list. Our student body has one of the highest percentages of minority representation in Tennessee, we. We believe strongly in creating a student body that reflects global—and we believe—heavenly diversity.
Frist named Center for Entrepreneurship's 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year
Nashville business leader Robert A. Frist Jr. received Lipscomb University’s Center for Entrepreneurship’s 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Award April 5. Frist is co-founder, chief executive officer and president of HealthStream Inc. Over the last 21 years, Frist has introduced innovative learning and research solutions to the nation’s hospitals and health care organizations, positioning HealthStream as a leader in health care education and research.
The Avalon Trio named third in nation at NYC conference
Lipscomb University’s Avalon Trio was named one of the top three chamber ensembles in the nation at a conference in New York City on March 24. The Avalon Trio placed third in the Music Teachers National Association’s chamber competition at the 2012 national conference. The Anansazi String Quartet from the University of Illinois and Trio Mundana from Central Washington University finished first and second in the competition.
Tax reformer, Fox News contributor speaks on health care at Don R. Elliott Lectures
Lipscomb University presents the Don R. Elliott Distinguished Presidential Lecture Series featuring James P. Pinkerton, co-chair of the RATE Coalition (Reducing America’s Taxes Equitably) and former domestic policy officer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Lipscomb observes Resurrection Week with the King[dom] Resurrected
Lipscomb University will observing the week leading up to Easter with the King[dom] Resurrected, a series of contemplative activities and worship. Events begin on Palm Sunday, April 1 with a reading of the Triumphal entry and concert, then will conclude with a special Easter evening service on campus, April 8. Students, faculty, staff and the Lipscomb community are invited to participate.
Student-athletes find new playing field in spring break mission trips
Spring break is usually a time for college students to spend a few days having fun. For many students that means a trip to a beach to spend time in the sun and relax. But for a special group the break is a time for service as part of a mission trip. A large number of students spread out around the world to spread the Gospel of Christ. Among those students were several Lipscomb student-athletes.
Lipscomb Academy third graders win first place in Tennessee in Disney’s Planet Challenge
The elementary school at Lipscomb Academy (formerly David Lipscomb Elementary School) third-graders have earned first-place honors in Tennessee as part of Disney’s Planet Challenge. Disney’s Planet Challenge (DPC) Elementary School program is a project-based environmentally-focused national competition for third- through fifth-grade students across the country. First-place winners in each state will receive $1,000 and individual student gifts from The Walt Disney Company.
Lipscomb Theatre presents Pulitzer-Prize nominated Pride's Crossing through April 7
The Lipscomb University Theatre will continue its streak of inventive theater performances with a production of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated “Pride’s Crossing,” March 29-April 7, in Shamblin Theatre.
ICM brings its nationally known program to Middle Tennessee Girl Scout leaders
On March 24, the Lipscomb University Institute for Conflict Management (ICM) brought the same conflict resolution concepts it has taught to state judges, city officials, hospital administrators and businesspeople to the troop leaders of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee.
Lumination TV broadcast wins third in the Southeast at journalism conference
After less than a year in operation, the Lumination network television broadcast has already risen in quality to the third best in the Southeast, as judged by the Southeast Journalism Conference in February.
International naturalist Janine Benyus urges businesses to mimic nature in innovations
Leading sustainability practitioners from around the state will gather March 27-28 to discuss innovations in business modeling that have a positive impact on the environment and communities at the 5th anniversary Sustainable Business Summit. The theme of this year’s summit is Moving from Green to Sustainable.
Graduate business to award full-tuition scholarship to winner of video competition
Students have a unique opportunity to win a full-tuition scholarship to pursue a graduate business degree at Lipscomb University by submitting an entry in the One Degree Away From Making A Difference Video Scholarship Competition. This competition is the first of its kind among business colleges across the country.
Lipscomb University Mission 5K set for April 21
The Lipscomb University Campus Recreation office is partnering with Lipscomb’s Veterans Services office to host the First Annual Mission 5K set for Saturday, April 21 at the wood chip path adjacent to the David Lipscomb Campus School Reece L. Smith Athletic Complex located at 1069 Caldwell Lane in Nashville.
Tennessee Titans’ Mike Munchak to speak at Nashville Business Breakfast April 11
Mike Munchak, head coach of the Tennessee Titans, will be the featured speaker at Lipscomb University’s Nashville Business Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Allen Arena.
Domestic, international missions involved 350 students, faculty, friends during spring break
While millions of college students will be heading to spring break destinations this month, more than 225 Lipscomb students will head to locales around the world to serve rather than rest.
David Lipscomb Campus School changes name to Lipscomb Academy June 1
The Lipscomb University board of trustees announced today that David Lipscomb Campus School (DLCS) will become Lipscomb Academy effective June 1. The announcement was made at a gathering of more than 600 campus school faculty, administrators, parents and friends. The board approved the name change in a vote March 5.
Civic leadership institute launches series with Tom Ingram and Gov. Bill Haslam
The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership announces the first of a free conversation series hosted by Tom Ingram, an influential adviser to corporate and government officials for four decades. The debut edition will feature a one-on-one with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13.