March 26-29, 2006
Inaugural Week Activities
Sunday, March 26
7:30 p.m. A Spiritual Commission, Granny White Church of Christ
This memorable and inspirational hour of worship will be highlighted by Willard Collins, Harold Hazelip, and Steve Flatt bringing charges from Scripture, a special time of prayer, congregational singing, and a message from Jerry Rushford, Director of Church Relations and Professor of Church History at Pepperdine University. Open to the public, everyone invited to attend. (Information: contact Walt Leaver at 615.966.6609.)
Monday, March 27
10:30 a.m. Lipscomb Potato Drop, Bison Square, Lipscomb University
Lipscomb University students, faculty and staff will bag 42,000 pounds of potatoes to donate to Feed America First, a faith-based hunger relief organization. Work will continue throughout the day until all the potatoes are bagged. Open to the public. (Information: contact Dave Clayton at 615.966.5960)
7:00 p.m. Inaugural Gala, War Memorial Auditorium, Downtown Nashville
Hosted by Governor and Mrs. Winfield Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Elliott and Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Dean. The Inaugural Gala honors Dr. Lowry, 17th president of Lipscomb University. Reception at 6:00 p.m. on Legislative Plaza. By invitation only.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
7:00 a.m. Business Leadership Breakfast, Allen Arena, Lipscomb University
Featuring speaker Dr. David Sampson, Deputy Secretary, United States Commerce Department. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. (Information and reservations: call 615.966.7653)
3:30 p.m. A Celebration of Learning, Swang Center, Room 108, Lipscomb University
Featuring speaker Dr. Jay Parini, author, The Art of Teaching, and director of Creative Writing Program, Middlebury College. Free and open to the public. (Information: call Mary Bouldin at 615.966.1789)
7:00 p.m. Inaugural Celebration, Liberty Hall, The Factory at Franklin
A dinner for Lipscomb University faculty and staff honoring Dr. Lowry and the 2006 Lipscomb Legends. By invitation only.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
10:00 a.m. Installation Ceremony, Allen Arena, Lipscomb University
The installation ceremony for Dr. L. Randolph Lowry III, 17th president of Lipscomb University. Free and open to the public.