Former hostage Terry Waite shares trials at Institute for Conflict Management retreat
Terry Waite, scholar-in-residence for Lipscomb’s Institute for Conflict Management, recounted his situation as an example of “when things go terribly wrong” as he was the featured speaker at a special retreat offered by the institute for a group of 35 graduate students, board members, supporters and friends Sept. 12-13 in Woodstock, Vt., a city recognized for best practices in sustainability and mediation.
Translating the Dream seeks to open doors to education for non-English speakers
As the Nashville population continues to become more diverse, the challenges facing non-English speaking students in the community are on the rise. But, one group of leaders convened at Lipscomb University Oct. 1 to focus on the educational challenges facing refugee and immigrant populations and strategies for making an education more accessible to these populations.
Lipscomb community raises more than $11,000 for The Contributor street paper
Recently, Lipscomb University administration, faculty, staff and students all came together to help save a local nonprofit providing a much-needed service for the homeless of Nashville.
Andrews Institute appoints new academic, managing directors
Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership recently announced the appointment of a new academic program director along with several other administrative promotions. Former director of Nashville Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and local government veteran Michelle D. Steele has been named Andrews Institute academic director. Andrews Institute Executive-in-Residence Lydia Lenker has been appointed managing director of the institute.
Lipscomb community mourns the loss of freshman Isaac Phillips
The Lipscomb University and Lipscomb Academy communities are mourning the loss of university freshman Isaac Phillips who died early Saturday morning, Sept. 28. A resident of High Rise Residence Hall, Phillips was a 2013 graduate of Lipscomb Academy, where he played football and baseball.
Lipscomb ranked among top 12 percent in nation for best value by Washington Monthly
Lipscomb University has been named one of the top universities in the nation for best value by Washington Monthly. Lipscomb University is on an exclusive list of universities that based on the economic value students receive per dollar invested according to Washington Monthly’s newly released list of “Best-Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges.” Lipscomb is ranked in the top 12 percent in the nation out of 1,572 universities across the country surveyed for the ranking.
Founder of New York dance production brings concept to Lipscomb to highlight students
Lipscomb University Theatre and New York City’s Group Theatre Too present “The Nashville Choreographer’s Canvas,” an evening of choreography from Nashville’s emerging and New York’s established choreographers, Oct. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m., and Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre.
Lipscomb, CABLE study shows increase in women on boards of TN public companies
More Tennessee public companies have added women to their boards and female representation has slightly increased, but men continue to make up the majority on those corporate boards, according to a new report. The number of companies lacking female representatives on boards dropped to 25, or 40 percent, of 62 publicly traded companies included in the study, from 29 in the previous year, according to “Women in Corporate Leadership: 2012 Census,” a study by Lipscomb University College of Business and CABLE, a national nonprofit that connects women with business opportunities.
University continues to prepare community for emergencies through strategic planning
As the nation experienced yet another tragedy with the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., this week, Lipscomb University officials reflect on the institution’s emergency management procedures and preparation during National Emergency Preparedness month. Kathy Hargis, Lipscomb University risk manager, said that over the last few years the institution has developed policies, procedures and plans to make students, faculty, staff and guests better prepared for unexpected emergency situations.
Stan Lowery named director of human resources
Nashville business veteran Stan Lowery has been appointed director of human resources for Lipscomb University, which has 1,387 employees, which includes full-time and adjunct faculty as well as academy and university staff.