Mullican Studios Get Big Tech Upgrades

When students in the Department of Communication and Journalism returned to campus this Fall, they were greeted with a number of technology enhancements.  "Virtually every computer in the entire Mullican Studio complex has been replaced and upgraded," said Brian O'Neal, who serves as Director of Operations and Engineering for the department.  "The Media Lab has more workstations than ever before, each loaded with a full complement of software, including Adobe Creative Cloud."

In addition to the new computers, the television Master Control Room has been upgraded with a new full-HD broadcast switcher that's on par with what students would find in any of the television stations in Nashville.  

Communication and Journalism Department Chair Alan Griggs sees the upgrades as a real plus, both for students in the program and those considering Lipscomb as they assess their college choices.  "These new tools will help our students tell stories in new and exciting ways.  We're truly blessed to have these resources available.  For a school of Lipscomb's size--or any size--they're truly astounding and are exactly the kinds of systems our graduates will encounter as they move into the professional ranks."


Sarah Gibson Joins Communication and Journalism Faculty

Sarah Gibson has joined the Department of Communication and Journalism as an Associate Professor.  Gibson comes to her new position at Lipscomb University after teaching six years at George Fox University outside of Portland, Oregon.  She earned the Bachelor of Science degree at Abilene Christian University and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas.

"Sarah is passionate about storytelling," said Department Chair Alan Griggs.  "Our students will benefit greatly from her knowledge and experience in many areas of electronic media."

Gibson's areas of interest include new media, non-linear storytelling, documentary filmmaking and First Amendment law.  Her honors include the Broadcast Educators Association's national faculty interactive media award.  She enjoys photography and playing with the latest technology and is currently completing a feature-length documentary about the importance of art education.  

Gibson and her husband, Paul, welcomed their first child, Emily, last summer.